The Veiled Purl

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The Frilltastic Pettiskirt

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For the past few days I have been obsessing over pettiskirts. I l-o-v-e them, and their fluffiness. They are so girly, frilly, and awesome. So, ofcourse I just had to make myself one…following this awesome tutorial. ;)

I used 7 yards of very soft tulle (my store didn’t have nylon chiffon -.-) for the dark blue and cut them into super long strips that were 9 inches wide. This is a looottt of fabric, I mean a lot. So you’re going to have to cut someĀ  a lot of time out for this project. I suggest cutting the 7 yards in half first ‘cuz 7 yards is a lot of fabric to cut all of once, and my floor wasn’t big enough. -le sigh-

Now for the fluffy frillyness I got 4 yards of the same type of tulle and cut ’em into long strips 2.5″ wide. I also got some satin for the belt. I made mine around 12″ wide…which means in turned out to be around 6″ in the end. All together my skirt is around 24″ long.

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That’s half of the ruffled tulle for the project. It get’s a bit overwhelming, so take your time while doing this.

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Ruffly goodness!

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Pretty ruffles…they kind of look like the ends on jellyfishes :)

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My lovely niece’s birthday is coming up, so I’m defo going to be making her one (and many more). I did, however, make her a “practice” one:

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It’s poofy, but not as poofy as I’d like it to be…well I only had less 3 yards of fabric to work with..(my mom’s dupatta) And since it was the type of chiffon that frayed, I needed to fold over the edges. This was a p.a.i.n. I’m super glad I ordered some non-fray chiffon(aka nylon chiffon) for her birthday.

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She still had/is having loads of fun spinning in it though :)

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That’s all for now, have an awesome day everyone! :)

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Crochet Puff Hat!

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My Mod Cloth inspired dress tutorial is WIP, so I thought I’d post a hat pattern today. I made this hat a while ago for myself when I started crocheting. :) It was really fun to make and it was the first stylish hat I’ve ever crocheted. You can find the pattern here.

Recently, I made this hat again, but instead of using the above link as my guide I used crochet geek for this one. I found this easier to make.

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Also I gifted this one to my friend. :) I’m glad she really liked it.

That’s all for now. Have a great day!


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Inspired by ModCloth

Firstly, I just made a body form/ mannequin out of duct tape! It was an…interesting experience. You see, I ran out of duct tape while doing the second layer and it ended up looking pretty…ugly. Even though it isn’t very appealing to the eyes, the body form still works perfectly! So, I decided to test it out on a recent outfit I made for my sister.

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My take on the design

This design was inspired by an old design from Modcloth. I didn’t use a pattern, I just sort of drew up how I thought the dress was made and then sewed the dress myself. Truthfully this was an annoying outfit to make. 1) Because I’ve never done anything like it. 2) The neckline was a pain to do.

I had very limited amount of fabric (2.5-3 yards). This meant working around the amount of fabric, instead of focusing on the actual design. This can get pretty frustrating, especially when the design is something new too.

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So, I had to make some changes from the original ModCloth outfit. Here is the original=>

Unlike the original, I added less gathers on the top and bottom, and created a box pleated neckline with buttons. I also added a huge belt…which I probably went overboard with. But, I think it works, what say you all?

Here is a close up on the neckline:

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The whole dress:

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I really wanted to make a full pleated dress…but darn I didn’t have enough fabric >__< So it’s not as poofed from the bottom as the original is.

I’d love to make this dress again. There are many hijinks I think I know how to fix now that I’ve made this once. But, I’ll probably have to make this a few times to get it right. Though, I might be willing to do a tutorial on this… let me know if you all would like me to make one.

That’s all for now.

Thanks for reading, and have a great day! =]