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1  Thighs eating my skirt? in Clothing: Discussion and Questions by CarinaJo on: October 17, 2012 02:48:32 PM
I just made this skirt last night from freshly laundered quilting cotton and wore it today. Anytime I walked at more than a mosey, it rode up between my legs to an embarassing degree. (A co-worker commented it looked like my thighs were eating my skirt.) This is my first time working with quilting cotton so I'm not sure if that is something that just happens or if it's because I wore it with leggings. I wear dresses & skirts with leggings all the time and haven't had this problem before.  Will it go away with time and repeated washings? Has this happened to anyone else? Any solutions?
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2  Parasol Skirt in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by CarinaJo on: October 17, 2012 02:17:44 PM



From the moment I saw this fabric I knew it was supposed to be a skirt! MY skirt (^_^)  I made it the simple (read as "lazy") way: wrapped around me 1.5x to measure, sewed it selvage to selvage, made a casing for my 3/4 elastic, insert, and done!!  It only took about an hour and a half, start to finish (not counting the numerous disagreements with my bobbin thread).  Yay!!

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3  Shank/Feet Question in Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions by CarinaJo on: September 11, 2012 08:15:34 PM
I'm considering purchasing a couple of feet for my machine- a Brother LS-30- but I'm not sure what to do.  I think (fairly certain, at least) that my machine has a low shank (about 3/4in from plate to screw). What I'm not sure of is whether it is a solely snap on or if I can remove the ankle too since I see a screw on the side as well...?
The picture I've attached should illustrate my confusion better. (I tried to get the picture flipped right side up but no luck.) I found out that if I push in the little black thing at the back, the foot will fall right off.

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4  Fail To Fab dress in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by CarinaJo on: August 02, 2012 10:30:23 AM
I tried a tute I saw here about using two men's t-shirts to make a drapey/cowl-neck dress.  The dress I made was a total flop- my roommate said it looked like "dress up time at the sanitarium".  Tongue



So I took made a tube top out of the top, cream shirt and set it all aside.



After a trip to the thrift store I found a dress with a pattern I liked. The dress was waaaay too big and the pattern was just too much for a whole dress. So I snipped the top from the bottom and sewed the skirt to the tube top with a length of elastic.





C&C welcome!!
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5  Re: Tutorial: Men's t shirts into cowl neck dress in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by CarinaJo on: July 25, 2012 11:20:31 AM
Everyone else's version of this dress turned out great!! My try at this dress looks awful. I used a dressy men's t-shirt with textured stripes (cream on cream) and a dark red one for the bottom.  Somehow the pockets manage to make my snake hips look HUGE and the top is soooo drapey...  For now, it's set aside until I can figure out how to fix it  Undecided
 (I also can't figure out how to post the link to my gallery but if you can get to it, they're the only pictures there)

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