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Cross-posting from the colourful closet thread: http://artisanssquare.com/sg/index.php/topic,24280.0.html

I finally finished my version of the Hugo Boss dress. While I loved the tartan I originally bought, I realised that it was too colourful for that dress. The only tartan with a plain background I found was the one Miranda go from Gorgeous Fabrics, she kindly didn't mind me going for the same tartan - an absolutely gorgeous boucle.
I didn't make a belt, I used an existing belt that I think looks way better on it than the belt version of the original. I also omitted the back fancy back closure and went for an invisible zipper instead. The midi-length would most definitely look frumpy on me, given my age, thus I went for a farm more flattering length - just below the knee, where me legs are the slimmest.

From inspiration to reality, my version of the Hugo Boss dress by manuela.fridrich, on Flickr
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Fashion, Style & Wardrobe / Re: The Colorful Closet
« Last post by Manuela in Hong Kong on Today at 01:57:55 AM »
I finally finished my version of the Hugo Boss dress. While I loved the tartan I originally bought, I realised that it was too colourful for that dress. The only tartan with a plain background I found was the one Miranda got from Gorgeous Fabrics, she kindly didn't mind me going for the same tartan - an absolutely gorgeous boucle.
I didn't make a belt, I used an existing belt that I think looks way better on it than the belt version of the original. I also omitted the back fancy back closure and went for an invisible zipper instead. The midi-length would most definitely look frumpy on me, given my age, thus I went for a far more flattering length - just below the knee, where my legs are the slimmest.

From inspiration to reality, my version of the Hugo Boss dress by manuela.fridrich, on Flickr
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Chatter / Re: Great British Sewing Bee 2015
« Last post by Pina on Today at 01:49:25 AM »
Netherlands RTL4 TV sewing show,Wie is het allerbeste naaisetje? I canít read much Dutch,here is the link,if anyone is interested.Maybe someone can post whether or not there is a video replay link to watch the Dutch sewing show with Hola and the Netherlands flag.

Google translation..........Needleís Eye,Wednesday, January 28 put these hidden craftsmen and women take their first steps before the cameras. Under the watchful eye of the jury, consisting of couture specialist Nelleke Rimmelzwaan and fashion and lifestyle expert Maik de Boer put the sewing machine and their virtuoso skills in the spotlight on RTL 4.

Every Wednesday fight ten duos in the Flour Mill in Leiden together using various commands. Ultimately revolves around the question of who wins the job, who has had significant drop stitches and who crawls through the eye of the needle?
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This thread has been really exciting.  Lots of " I can make that" inspiration.     Love the colours and patterns used by  Gudrun,  and would kill for some of their fabric.  Two new patterns,  the promise of photos from the mega fashion show,  it is all happening here. 

Terri,  I know what you mean when you are not 'feeling it'.   I always want that ' take me on holiday or to Puyallup"  vibe from clothes .
The Relax A Little Top is one of my favourites,  I like  " square  boxy"   with a collar.

I want to sew a few new clothes for a cruise/trip,  thinking about using the ' Armani Prive' hand painted suit which LC pinned for inspiration.(looks like the jacket was painted after sewn)  I may be able to use ACA  or STI for the jacket.   Undecided about the hand painted pants,  perhaps just cream.  Really enjoying this thread :D





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Chatter / Re: You promised you wouldn't buy more fabric!
« Last post by Ann C on Today at 01:36:00 AM »
I just said that to myself this past weekend when I made a foray into Joann's to get a zipper - and then - you guessed it!  There was this beautiful poly silky (ugh!) but it was the most beautiful print.................!  You guessed it - I fell off the wagon!  I told DH he is going to have to start buying notions for me so I don't have to go in that store anymore.  I have been safe for these many months and haven't seen anything in there that I wanted to buy..................!  Guilty as charged!
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Chatter / Re: Decluttering5
« Last post by sewingbox on Today at 01:29:13 AM »
Whenever I give a gift, especially to a family member - like my children:) - I tell them if at some point they do not like the gift for whatever reason and it doesn't make them happy and they are only keeping it because I gave it to them then feel free to regift it or donate it etc. - because I do the same.  If it doesn't make you happy or something you've been given brings back unhappy, sad, etc. memories then I say bless someone else with it.  When I give a gift I don't mind in the least if I ever see it again - its given with all my heart and that's all that matters, now what they do with it well ........... that doesn't matter either.  I too have had a hard time letting go - guilt seems to play a part in this and as a result I don't want to pass that guilt onto anyone.   It's taken me over 3 years to dispose of unwanted, inherited items because of guilt - once you start letting go it is so liberating!   By the way I'm not done yet - but baby steps.

Does this make any sense to anyone:) 
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Chatter / Re: Decluttering5
« Last post by DebbieY on Today at 01:25:03 AM »
Thanks ladies. This is not just de-cluttering but also a learning process and through all your wisdom and encouragement I am learning how to make choices that assist in moving towards a more comfortable, clutter-free life.
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Chatter / Re: You promised you wouldn't buy more fabric!
« Last post by sdBev on Today at 01:18:24 AM »
That will teach you to walk away while I'm talking - apparently you didn't hear all of what I said!  I said "I wouldn't buy any more fabric until I used what I had IF WHAT I HAD WAS WHAT I NEEDED."   I didn't have what I needed.
No No. I said I would stop buying fabric when You stopped buying fishing gear.  Have you stopped?  Didnt think so.
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Patterns and Instructions / Re: Peggy Sagers' Silhouette Patterns 5
« Last post by sdBev on Today at 01:06:59 AM »
Got my Yoga Pant pattern today.  Need to finish the vest on which I am working.  I took time to read the instructions. Know Ive seen it before, but like the idea of wrapping the fabric around my body to determine how much ease Im going to want.  Need to choose my fabric next!
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Chatter / Re: Decluttering5
« Last post by sdBev on Today at 01:02:57 AM »
Debbie

I had to get rid of the other stuff first just so I had room to really see and evaluate what remained.  Gifts are particularly difficult for me to deal with.  I have reached a point of cringing when offered a gift.  While I appreciate the thoughtfulness and effort, most gifts are not something I would consider purchasing let alone spend time shopping for.  They are usually items that have no use in my life and add clutter to my already filled house. Yet I hate to dispose of them, even through accident.  (I lost a hated table during a move and my father never forgave me.)  Enough of my whining, you are on the right path. Keep taking the next step in controlling the clutter of your life.  You are doing good.
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