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1  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Re: Meal Planning and Prep Cook-Along on: July 16, 2014 04:22:53 PM
I cooked a big mess of onions, cabbage, and ground chicken with sliced potatoes the other day and we've had it with pasta sauce, on pasta with sauce, and tonight with quinoa. I'll turn the rest into soup. It's saved my butt as I've been working a lot lately.
2  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Copper, bloodstone and poppy jasper necklace on: July 14, 2014 08:26:21 PM
I know how much work it was to wire wrap all those beads individually, you totally earned that award for first place. Nicely done Smiley.
3  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Winter Forest Hood on: July 14, 2014 04:12:00 PM
Ooh, totally checked out your profile for a shop and there is one so YAY! I'll be making this, it's great!
4  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Personal/Private Swap Gallery, 2014 on: July 13, 2014 02:45:55 PM
Holy cats, those are both beyond amazing. I think I'm in love <3.
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: How to make this dress ? on: July 13, 2014 02:43:09 PM
Oh my! Shocked
I tend to binge craft. I let it build up until it is unruly then I attack it and do not stop until it's all done. It is exhausting either way and not as enjoyable as it should be, I'm trying to amend my habits :/.
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: How to make this dress ? on: July 12, 2014 07:43:55 PM
I bought 2 dresses at the second hand shop today to alter, I don't know what I was thinking. I'm in the middle of a move, lol. I will remind myself I should enjoy the sewing I do and not make it a panic attack of "where the heck did I pack ____?!"
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: How to make this dress ? on: July 12, 2014 07:03:58 PM
I'm sure you know this but for anybody else reading, the jersey will fit very differently from woven fabric. Jersey is pretty forgiving, lol. You'll have to be more precise with fit using a non-stretchy fabric.
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Best methods for saving shirt logos/images on: July 12, 2014 06:06:29 PM
The sort of stabilizer that sticks two pieces of fabric together, I think it's called wonder under or some such, any good fabric/crafting store should have it. I have tshirts with jersey applique that hasn't got any stitching around the edges and still looks great after several years of wash and wear. I don't put those things into the dryer but they are kid shirts so get worn and washed a LOT. We have some shirt that are full of holes and are going to get altered soon, it's my plan to cut out the fronts and apply them to new shirts with that stuff.
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: taking apart old dress for pattern making...how??!! on: July 12, 2014 05:56:27 PM
I suppose that is a viable option, but I know there may be those little triangle markers that show exactly where each piece matches up with the other, although perhaps those do not exist on a machine-made garment (?) and I worry that I will not know enough about how to reassemble if those cues are missing.

Dont think you' re gonna find them, but you can always mark the pieces yourself before taking it apart.
I just get a couple of crayons in different colours and mark connecting pieces , and what ever there is " special" and make pic's.
When you trace it , just transfer your marks onto the pattern .
That is exactly how to make a garment when deconstructing to copy the pattern. Take a look at a pre-fab pattern to see where the "triangle things" should be and mark those spots on your dress using something that will not rub off. Transfer those marks to your pattern pieces. Cut as close to the stitching as you can and add a seam allowance. Some pieces will have been trimmed after sewing, it would be valuable to consult with somebody who has a little experience sewing to explain where that may have been done on your dress. Also, making a mock up of the dress in cheap fabric to check for fit before cutting your good fabric is advisable.
You can do it! Just give yourself some time and room to make errors (those are how you learn the most Smiley ).
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: How to make this dress ? on: July 12, 2014 05:45:55 PM
Oh, I am So glad! Sympatico Smiley. Sometimes people just speak your language, lol.
Please post pictures if you get this constructed, it's sure to be pretty. I was thinking about what sorts of patterns would work and had the idea that vertical stripes would end up in a "V" or bow shape across the bust. Could be fun.
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