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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Unwearable maxi to wearable day dress on: May 24, 2012 09:34:57 PM
Really interesting remake!! Awesome!
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Cleopatra / Comin' at ya on: May 24, 2012 09:32:24 PM
Gorgeous...both pieces...love the look!
3  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Best color for tea stained look? Recycled clothes and fabric on: May 24, 2012 09:26:54 PM
Still haven't gotten the dye yet, but am getting around to it soon. Wanting a peachy tan shade, mostly.

Thanks guys!
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: help on sewing this dress on: April 02, 2012 05:33:59 PM
I would say this is just an infinity dress, wrapped a particular way. I'd make a version with wide straps or have it made...lots of these dresses on etsy.com. It's about 5 yards of fabric, but you'll have a lot of waste. Maybe more for the long version. Also, most sellers of these sell you a tube top for underneath for about 3 bucks. I'd look for the cheapest price maker of these and if it's too steep, just find a simple infinity pattern online. To line it, you just make a second skirt part and put the two inside faces together and sew them together at the top before you put the waistband on. The tube top should eliminate the need for lining the straps, but if you need to, just cut two of each strap and sew them together on all sides but the waist side. Turn them inside out and attach to the waist with the waistband and lining.

Good luck on this one!
5  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Best color for tea stained look? Recycled clothes and fabric on: April 02, 2012 05:04:43 PM
kellianneeee - thanks for the idea. I tried tea a long time ago and had trouble with a kind of gray look that was probably more from the water where I was. It would be worth trying again in a new place. thanks!
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Bed Sheet to Mad Men Dress on: August 16, 2011 10:06:53 AM
I love this one....great use of bed sheets! One of my favorite materials Smiley
7  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / Re: Best place to sell handmade one of a kind clothing? on: August 16, 2011 09:46:00 AM
Thanks, Chainmaille. I'll check it out! Smiley
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Tim Burton-inspired ballgown on: May 04, 2011 12:19:01 PM
Cool dress. Love the photography too! Vintage patterns can be challenging Smiley
9  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / Re: Best place to sell handmade one of a kind clothing? on: March 29, 2011 03:24:02 PM
Thanks Margaret

I've been at etsy and several of the others for several years now and they have been great. I do appreciate that I'm asking a lot. With all the changes and problems at etsy, I'm finding I want something more suited to what I do. I don't mind paying a bit more commission/fees, as long as it's free to list or very cheap. I don't mind supporting a good site, but it takes time to sell wedding and formal dresses, and the relisting fees add up really quickly. I also had wordpress and a free cart, but wp isn't secure enough on private hosting to carry a cart, imo. I'll play around with continuing the free carts on my blogs for now and hope a similar shopping site to etsy pops up. Thanks so much for your input. I just think if I need this, someone else out there is feeling a similar need...so there's a market for it. I like to hope for things that would be good to have! Smiley
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: New dresses from old. on: March 23, 2011 12:16:07 PM
I love both, but the Map dress is effortlessly cool Smiley
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