I'm in the process of making a cotehardie and an underdress for it, and can not for the life of me find a sleeve tutorial for the underdress that has photos. I can't say I'm the best with diagrams, and the blog posts I've been seeing with DIY medieval garments seem to skip photos of the sleeve pieces.
The cotehardie itself is going to have tie-on sleeves, but the underdress/chemise needs attached sleeves
I'm trying to make a baby blanket for my aunt's baby, which is due in a 1-2 months (depends if they induce labor early), and I want to knit it starting from the corner, and I really like the look of yarn-over increases on the sides. However, when I knit it up with a YO on both the left and right sides, it only made a 45 degree angle, not the 90 degree angle necessary to end up with a square. Would adding another increase fix this problem, and if so, what kind of increase would you suggest so there isn't a hole other than the one created by the YO? If not, what would you suggest? I don't want some fancy lacy thing, just a big square that won't roll up on itself. Help please?
I'm 40"-36"(ribs)-35"-40" and 5 feet tall so my curves are reasonably steep, especially in the bust area. I've been making most of my clothes (that cover the top anyway) with re-conned t-shirts, but it's still baggy in that area between the boobs and the waist and it makes me look saggy even with the best bra out there. Darts have been okay at best, and the degree to which I have to slope the side seam creates a tube-like opening and am looking for something better. i hope you know what I'm talking about....
Budget= $200-$300 range Need it to: do basic functions (of course), buttonhole function not necessary be able to sew through denim well be able to have parts replaced relatively cheaply and easily. be able to work out of the case (if there is a case) and not just out of those folding sewing tables.
I have a Singer Inspiration but it's more trouble than it's worth, I think I've sewn maybe twice with no problems on it.
I've had less-than-good experiences with used machines even after they've been serviced, constantly jamming threads nomatter what tension I'm on...I'm looking for something reliable, basically.
I know I'm probably asking for a miracle here, but that's what I have to work with....
I want to make skinny jeans a la Anita pattern on Burdastyle. I want fabric with some stretch, in leopard and/or zebra (different pairs of pants, obv), but I don't want it to be too shiny or spandex-y, because I have some meat on my bones and don't want it to be unflattering, and I also don't want my underwear showing. When shopping online (since I can't actually feel the fabric there), what words should I look for? Suggestions?
In my area, there are these "Made In W.N.Y." stickers on bottles of Coca Cola, because we have a CocaCola factory in our area. I want to put one of them on a punk pin/button/badge/whatever your region calls them. How would I go about doing this without a button maker? I was thinking of gluing it to a preexisting button. What could I use to make sure the sticker doesn't peel off the button?
On pretty much every site I go on, I see some article of clothing with LEOPARD. Now, I LOVE leopard. Thing is, my local Joanns stores (all three of them) only carry leopard for Halloween, and the fabric is really not good pants material (I REALLY want a pair of leopard peg leg pants).
I have this indigo bottomweight denim that I am making into a jacket. It's the darkest they had, so I figured that I could just dye it and avoid multiple trips looking for black denim. I'm running into two potential problems: 1) It's got a stretch to it, and if I put it in the dryer, I get those annoying strings coming off of it. 2) I can't use the washmachine, because of the staining potential the dye has. It's a mom thing, she doesn't want her white sweaters turning funky because the bleach while cleaning the machine missed a spot.
So, this leaves me with...a bucket. In order for it to dye evenly, according to the package, I should dye smaller pieces in the bucket. So, I cut out my jacket's larger pieces and have a large rectangle left over to cut out the smaller pieces with. However, if I want to dry it in the dryer without hems, It'll get those string things and perhaps make the pieces smaller, causing the jacket to be too small.
Threadbangers, how do you think I should go about this? Could I sew the jacket all together (minus notions) and then dye it?
also...from looking on the boards, I see that people have mentioned things like "it stained my kitchen purple!"
how does this happen, how can I avoid it? I have a lot of vintage furniture and a lot of white space in the kitchen.