23 February, 2010
carolinesj commented on the project Lilac Blossom Top, sewn completely by hand
WELL DONE! That is truly the proof of a dedicated sewer :)
carolinesj added the project Alex's bridesmaid's dress
Collaboration with my friend – she wanted a 20s style drop waist, semi-fitted dress with a tie, low front and back and maybe lace. And perhaps blue? We drew a few pictures, sent a few texts (we liv…
carolinesj added the project Stripey McStripe
Cute dress made from stretch lycra knit (a basic singlet style I drafted off an existing one), combined with parts of a vintage dress.
14 February, 2010
carolinesj commented on the project Recycled summer sundress
you can do it! just put it on inside out, stick in some pins and voila, a new dress… good luck!
13 February, 2010
carolinesj added the project A dress for a wedding (but not a wedding dress)
Custom dress with waist ruffle, low back and cap sleeves, handmade belt with vintage buckle. Loosely based the bodice on New Look 6699 then customised the neck and back height. Simple gathered skir…
carolinesj commented on the project Anna's Melbourne Cup dress
Thanks! It went together well, just draping it on the model, plus a few fittings. I loved making the bubble skirt, it came out really nicely. I’ve never worn one myself but I might have to try it!
carolinesj added the project One pattern, two dresses...
Cute summer maxi dresses – pattern VERY loosely based on New Look 6699 (I used the waist and skirt pieces, lengthened the skirt and drafted my own bust, back pieces). I looked at "the Dots Invasion…
carolinesj added the project Anna's Melbourne Cup dress
Custom design using a bubble skirt made from sequinned fabric and gold satin. No pattern, just straight onto the dressmaker’s model.
carolinesj added the project Recycled summer sundress
In a last ditch effort to prolong my summer wardrobe I made this light summer dress. In a previous life it was a standard shirtwaister and I noticed it at an opshop due to the gorgeous pastel print…
7 June, 2009
carolinesj added the project Ashleigh ball dress
Black and red ruched and gathered sweetheart neckline ball dress with tie back. Fully lined.
5 March, 2009
carolinesj added the project Black n grey dress
Slimfitting corporate style dress with pleats and collar.
1 March, 2009
carolinesj added the project Alex in Edinburgh dress
A gift for my friend overseas who fortunately is the same size as me! It’s got neck and waist pleats, a floppy collar and an invisible zip right up the back. I love it!
7 January, 2009
carolinesj added the project Much-needed shorts
I was trying to go with the whole “only wear dresses” but then I made these and realised how amazing shorts are coz you can wear them to work and going out and general lazing.
carolinesj commented on the project My Kyla
it looks really nice – good job. would love to see a photo with the pleated pink bit up over your shoulder…
1 January, 2009
carolinesj added the project Gingham shirtdress
Basically straight off the Burda WOF pattern, minus the ruffle at the bottom, and the sleeves are less ruched.
28 December, 2008
carolinesj commented on the project Plaid Fall Dress
carolinesj added the project Vintage style maxi dress
Long dress based on a vintage pattern from 1974 (my boyfriend’s mum made it then!) from purple paisley and simplified a bit – no pockets and no gathering – I didn’t want it to be too maternity/baby…
carolinesj commented on the project Grey and pink Franzi vest
carolinesj commented on the project francoise
nice texture and volume :)
26 November, 2008
carolinesj added the project dress that became a top
started life as a knee length dress but it looked too grown up so i made it into a cute top
8 November, 2008
carolinesj added the project Recycled floral dress
I made this dress from a big old shirt/muumuu thing I found in an op shop. Cut off the sleeves, slimmed it down and added elastic at the waist.
carolinesj added the project Yet another Burda blouse
Cute self stripe blouse with tie bow and puffy sleeves. I may or may not be slightly obsessed with this pattern, it’s just so perfect… even my manly skater/builder boyfriend thinks the sleeves ar…
carolinesj commented on the project Yet another Burda blouse
I’ve just added it above – Burda World of Fashion magaziner, 4/2007.
I usually have to make the armbands a little bigger and it’s nicer a bit longer too.
carolinesj commented on the project Recycled floral dress
Thanks! No, the neck is the same. i just uploaded the original
31 October, 2008
carolinesj commented on the project Ciao Bella!
love the pants! well done. your dog is so gorgeous!
21 September, 2008
20 September, 2008
carolinesj added the project Suit jacket hoodie
Suit jacker/blazer inspired hoodie, cut off an old hoodie pattern. For my brother’s birthday present :)
carolinesj posted a message on emlj's wall
Hey, yeah I have used the 38 twice and they have been a good sizing… I wonder what’s gone wrong?
17 September, 2008
carolinesj commented on the project lets be classy
looks amazing with the blouse
carolinesj commented on the project spring fling
i really like it as a top instead of a dress, and the braided belt’s awesome!