Hi, I am going to be attempt to make my prom dress for next year. It is going to be floor length, and I am going to try and paint the fabric in a watercolor sort of way.
First-How much fabric would you recommend? I'm only 5'2''. I was thinking 5 yards. Do you think that's enough? Second- Do you recommend sewing the zipper in the back, or on the side? I've never sewn a zipper before, so I would prefer the easier method.
Third- The fabric is pretty see through, so I want to do two layers for the skirt part. Should I cut the two layers, sew them together, and then sew the front to the back? Or should I make it so that it's like two skirts, one on top of the other? Fourth- What kind of hem do you recommend for chiffon?
I am teaching a jewelry project at the library next week for teenage girls. Usually I do a beaded project, but this time I decided that we would decoupage bangle bracelets. So, I got a bunch of plastic bangles and cut out hundreds of designs from magazines and wrapping paper. This is the example I made. It was originally a green bracelet, but I covered it with bits of yellow magazine, and then I decoupaged post-it notes over it. I cut a long strip of paper and put it on the inside of the bracelet to cover up the raw edges.
Hello! This collage is based off the backdrop at the end of the movie Raise Your Voice. The palm tree and black grid are connected, and then I cut out different colored squares of magazine and glued them behind the grid.
Sorry for the bad photo! Thanks for looking; feel free to comment!!
I get my license this week (well, go for my license), and I wanted something to put my license, keys, phone and money in without having to carry around an entire purse. I noticed a lot of people have these clutch sort of things, so I decided to make one too. Back:
Front, with spot to put license:
The spot for my license is really crooked, but my mom at first she thought it was supposed to be "op art-ish", so maybe I'll pretend that's the reason. Thanks for looking!!
I'm not sure if this goes in this section, but it seems kind of purse/bag/wallet-ish. Anyway, I get my license in two months, so I figured I'd make a fabric key chain, much better than the bead one I use now that I made when I was five. I sewed the scraps onto a piece of ribbon and then sewed that around the key chain.
I made this stationery a few years ago, and I don't really want to mail it to someone! I taped off the sections I didn't want painted, sponged over it, and then peeled off the tape. In the pictures, the note card is on top, and the front of the envelope is lying beneath it.
i used fabric shoes, not plastic, so the cut outs and mod podge didn't really stick to the shoe that well. to cover the gap between the two straps, i hot glued contact paper to connect them (the contact paper didn't stick either, so i figured out to use hot glue, which was ten times easier). then i just used mod podge and magazine cut outs to cover the shoes! i'm very happy with the way they came out. here are some close ups of the designs:
i take a jewelry and textiles class at school, and for one of our projects we had to weave something, so i decided to make a bag. i cut up strips of fabric and wove it with white ribbon. there was a section in the fashion show at our school that featured everything people in the class made, which was really cool.
and here's a close-up of the weaving:
the good thing with the fabric i used was that i didn't have to cut it straight or even at all; when i wove it, it ended up scrunching up wherever it was too wide.