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11  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Lace Hemline HELP! on: March 25, 2009 04:34:17 PM
So, I'm altering a wedding dress for a client (I'm a seamstress), and it's got these layers of lace all up it.  I'd shortened it to tea length (from full length) cutting it evenly along the lace, but somehow it's longer on the right-hand side (by about 3 cm/1 inch and a bit).  The lace must have been sewn on slightly crooked or something.  Now, I have to fix this because it's noticable, but I'm kind of stuck for the solution to this.  I can't just cut it, because I'll cut off part of the lace on one side and it will look off.  Also, I don't want to take it up at the top, because I think it will make the lace look lopsided on the whole skirt.  I tried easing the seam a bit to make it sit slightly higher, but it didn't sit quite right.  Help?
12  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Hanging kitchen cabinet into standing cabinet on: March 24, 2009 04:01:09 PM
So I got this for free, but they were kind of old and dingy, and had a crazy pic of the TV tower drawn on them (not really 'me'), I had painted the other ones black and put them in my kitchen, but there was one hanging one that I didn't know what to do with, so I made this! I turned it upside down, added some feet, gave it a paint job and used wrapping paper to cover the doors.  Amazing what a screwdriver, craft paint and a bit of wrapping paper can do!  I now keep it behind my sofa and throw odds and ends in there.

Here is what the finished one looks like:



And here was the before (well, I'd already painted the gold part before I thought to take a pic):




13  EUROPE / GERMANY / For somewhere so creative... on: September 28, 2008 05:42:56 AM
..berlin sure sucks for crafting supplies  Angry  And when you find something, it's expensive!

Share frustrations here

Right now I want to find bag feet.  No luck.
14  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / Where to start? on: December 06, 2005 11:19:27 AM
I've been making and designing clothes for a long time, and I'd like to start selling some things I've made.  I've had a bit of experience-I used to sell some lingerie to some small local shops where I used to live.  Now I've moved to a big city (Berlin) and I have NO idea where to start.  Should I try shops?  Or the internet?  How is the best way to sell things on the internet?  I make mostly lingerie and formal wear, if that helps...
15  EUROPE / GERMANY / Buying a machine in Berlin? on: November 13, 2005 11:28:55 AM
Hello everyone...I just moved to Berlin from Canada, and was not able to take my sewing machine with me for obvious reasons.  Is there a good place I could get a good-quality sewing machine here for a reasonable price?  I don't want to spend too much, because I already have to buy SO much stuff, but I don't want a poor quality one either...any tips?
16  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Discussion and Questions / Dyeing elastic? on: April 16, 2005 12:43:40 AM
I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this, but I have a question regarding dyeing elastic, especially elastics for lingerie.  I design and make lingerie, but unfortunately, the elastic only seems to come in black and white.  I'd like to match it up with the colors of my designs.  Most dyes don't seem to hold too well to elastic, so I'm wondering if there are any brands that will hold.  I especially don't want the dyes to bleed out onto the silks when they are washed, or look dull after a couple of washes.
17  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Satin Dress on: November 13, 2004 11:44:22 AM
I made this a couple of weeks ago....I'm kind of proud of it, so I thought I'd post it!

http://www.imagestation.com/mypictures/inbox/view.html?id=4135694307&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.imagestation.com%2Fpicture%2Fsraid144%2Fp1cdad923487bc54e1837bac9a8680bc2%2Ff681afe3.jpg&caption=dress

EDIT:  Blah...red x.  Here's a link : http://www.imagestation.com/mypictures/inbox/view.html?id=4135694307&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.imagestation.com%2Fpicture%2Fsraid144%2Fp1cdad923487bc54e1837bac9a8680bc2%2Ff681afe3.jpg&caption=dress

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