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16-05-2004
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Originally posted by As You Like It@May 16th, 2004 - 2:56 pm

I think I am actually taking a loss on this wedding dress I am doing right now, as I had to buy a whole new bolt of fabric to get started, plus incidental notions and finishing materials. Oy. I wish there was a headache smiley.
i dont understand why u are makin a loss
if the project costs more, cant u tell the client it will cost them more
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Originally posted by Lena@May 16th, 2004 - 2:17 pm
due to pricing restrictions
someday i wish i can say that too...

oneday it will happen....

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Originally posted by seditionary+May 16th, 2004 - 10:12 pm--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(seditionary @ May 16th, 2004 - 10:12 pm)</div><div class='quotemain'> <!--QuoteBegin-As You Like It@May 16th, 2004 - 2:56 pm

I think I am actually taking a loss on this wedding dress I am doing right now, as I had to buy a whole new bolt of fabric to get started, plus incidental notions and finishing materials. Oy. I wish there was a headache smiley.
i dont understand why u are makin a loss
if the project costs more, cant u tell the client it will cost them more
*oy* [/b][/quote]
She has budgeted for what my estimate was, and it would be extraordinarily unfair, not to mention bad business to turn around and hike up the price. Also, any work is good work, since I can put the results in my portfolio. I don't get that many commissions as it is, so I will take it in the shorts if I have to, just to keep working and kind of get my name out there.

Thanks be for dayjobs, eh?

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Originally posted by As You Like It@May 17th, 2004 - 3:47 am

She has budgeted for what my estimate was, and it would be extraordinarily unfair, not to mention bad business to turn around and hike up the price. Also, any work is good work, since I can put the results in my portfolio. I don't get that many commissions as it is, so I will take it in the shorts if I have to, just to keep working and kind of get my name out there.

Thanks be for dayjobs, eh?

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Okay, I love the Chloe banana shirt that was discussed in the trend spotting forum. I have set out to recreate it on my own, seeing that I am on a highschool student's budget and could never afford to buy it. Plus I am not all that bad with a sewing machine, I love making clothes. Anyway.

I am having the hardest time finding a similar fabric. My local fabric stores were not much help so I am going to have to seach online. It does not HAVE to be banana print (though that would be nice)...just something similar looking...not too loud or gaudy.

Does anyone know of any good online fabric stores for fashion/designer fabrics? Specifically ones that carry fruit prints? Thanks for any help!

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not sure if you can locate your bandana/fruits fabric on the following address, but since lots of members seem to be interested at fabrics on line, i'm just quoting wwd on Pearl River , hope this will be helpfull :

"Pearl River, the shopping emporium located in New York’s SoHo district, has begun selling a line of Chinese satin brocade and cotton fabrics through its online store, pearlriver.com. Included in the selection are 10 brocade and two cotton patterns. Prices range from $7.50 to $15.50 per yard, all in a 36-inch width.

In October, two new series of fabrics will be introduced: a line of indigo-dyed cottons made with natural dyes and a group of exotic prints on polyester. "

p.s. I'm also moving the topic at designer's area since it may be of interest for fashion designers, students, etc

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What fabrics are you liking - and who do you think has the nicest ones (in reasonably fashionable clothing) for not a ton of dough? Are these garments typically manufactured in one place or another?

There are some cute styles out at places like Express and GAP right now but I'm appalled at how cheap/flimsy/icky a lot are... especially in sweatering, and some raimie-type thin garments. Lots of obvious synthetics etc.

But a year or two ago, there was some great stuff at GAP - like wool jackets sturdily constructed in the Ukraine. I've also had some decent luck w/stuff made in Malaysia.

J. Crew has had some fabrics I think are great, in the past. Haven't looked lately.

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I just want to comment on how horrible Forever 21 is. Whenever my female friends drag me into the shop the clothes always feel like those cheap drugstore halloween costumes to me.

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Ralph Lauren always have the loveliest materials, I just love his choice of fabrics and prints same with Michael Kors, I love Ralph Lauren and Michael Kors. Tommy Hilfiger and Nautica have such cheap crap, I dont even bother with them cause they're styles are crap too.

Express is so overpriced, it was like $300 for a boring leather handbag with a super cheap grain, not to mention those sweaters that were talked about. J.Crew has good fabric sense as well, but they're styles are rather boring (for men at least), but they have knockoff Hermes & LV bags that are very well executed.

Guess has good fabric sense, though they do get tacky on occasion. Bebe and Arden B. have incredible taste in fabrics, always top notch. H&M has low quality, though for some reason the cheap materials actually add to the clothes. Banana Republic is still struggling, they're so expensive but some of thier pieces are obviously too cheap for the price.

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methods for fabric treatment
Hi, im a young designer and i want to experiment on treating fabrics like satins and organzas.... =)

i want to know how to creat effect and textures etc.
i think LANVIN s/s 2005 did some fabric treatments too...




do any of you guys knows any METHODS & PROCEDURES on how to do it??? like putting acid? and all that stuff? im not really sure about doing it so maybe a little help would be great...

thanks so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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anyone?

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I think Lanvin just overdyed and made a rough accordion pleat to make it look unique. The teal dress looks like stretched out and distressed squares of fabric and pieced them together.

Usually techniques that designers use are fairly straightforward but they combine several to create something that looks complicated. I dont know any techniques myself, what you could do is get some scrap satin and organza and start playing around and see what happens. Organza is one of my favorite materials on the face of the planet earth, now Im gonna go buy some scrap pieces and see what happens.

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I think Lanvin just overdyed and made a rough accordion pleat to make it look unique. The teal dress looks like stretched out and distressed squares of fabric and pieced them together.

Usually techniques that designers use are fairly straightforward but they combine several to create something that looks complicated. I dont know any techniques myself, what you could do is get some scrap satin and organza and start playing around and see what happens. Organza is one of my favorite materials on the face of the planet earth, now Im gonna go buy some scrap pieces and see what happens.
oh i love organza too...! anyway, thanks so much!!!

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are we talking silk or poly?

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are we talking silk or poly?
satin silk

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