Well, I tend to be a pushover when it comes to helping people, I guess it's just my nature. I have this friend, I don't really hang out with her often but recently this happned with her. She had a pair of jeans that were ripped and she wanted me to patch them (on the inside, which is harder mind you ) and I suggested she come along with me to the fabric store. Then she asks if she buys the fabric will I make her a purse, and again I said yes. Then we get to the register and I realize I get 10% off being a design student so I paid, she forgot and never paid me back. I thought she'd remember when the purse was done but NOPE. All along I was kind of thinking that she would offer some kind of reciprocation, payment, something. Like...She knows that I sell purses online, they're of good quality and they're time consuming so I really thought she'd offer something, ya know, like hey, heres 20 bucks. But I got nothing. She was thankful, which is nice but I really didn't think she'd just not offer me any money for my work. Then a couple weeks later she came to my room, fabric in hand and asked me if I would make her the skirt for her halloween costume. She specified that it was to be a little bigger than she n eeded (she was going to be a pregnant houswife). And again, I dont know why I said yes, perhaps I thought she'd pay me agan, I also felt bad because she had already bought the fabric. BUT THEN that MAKES me angry, because she just ASSUMED I would do it. Agh. It makes me so mad because shes concerned about her agenda and not mine.
in an unrelated event, last night I bought her some things because she was sick, she asked how much it was and I said 20 dollars, then I said you can slide it under my door, because she had to go get it from her boyfriend and she never did. I'm really upset about this too. Im going to say something though.
loveeeeee the dress. but i think the ribbon kind of looks like....it doesnt belong? the dress is *so* cute, i'm sure it'd look great regardless! But I think that since the dress screams "Bombshell!" the ribbon is kind of like, eh. it's sexy and then the ribbon is like..sweet? sorry i make no sense. VERY cute dress though.
i dunno, i dont watch project runway. but it looks like he lengthened the entire dress with the exception of the bust area, probably by about double and pleated the sides as he pinned them together back to front.
Ah...so it's like a regular rectangle halter base, with an extra peice of material on the chest part which is twisted and sewn into the side seams?
yeah, pretty much. but if the fabric *DOES* have a right and a wrong side, you would instead sew a tube, so that it's the same size as the plain rectangle, and just flip that over, so both the sides of it are the good sides...yeah i struggle, i'll try and make another one within the next day or two
it's really cute! and your fabric is adooorable!!! did you use a pattern?
nopee totally winged it. i've only made like 3 things from patterns haha...i should start using them more though...i'm going to school for fashion and they really like that kind of thing. haha. thank you. got the fabric at joanns...they have it in black too, saw it today! haha! the pink is from last year though that i stashed away!
this didn't really take me too long, i really like how it came out, even though i didnt finish the edges like i really should, but hey, it's a knit. anyone like?
this is going to just be a wordy tutorial atleast until i can make another one and take pictures to show it better.
you take 2 long rectangles, the length you want the shirt to be, and another rectangle the width of the shirt, but only about 12 inches tall.
i'm going to assume theres no wrong or right side right now, theres a way i figured out to do it if there is though, ill post at the bottom.
take the first long rectangle, pin the smaller one to it on one side, (the 12 inch long side, to the sides of what will be the sides of the shirt) now, you flip it over, (so what would be the wrong side is face up on the other side) and pin that there, it kind of looks like an x...when you put the shirt on it fits to your chest though. now you sew those sides you just pinned, then sew down the sides, then sew right sides together of both of the bigger rectangles, sew down the sides.
try it on, get the fit right, then make a regular strap, and figure out where to put it hahah, its just one strap though, you have to kind of determine length because size and height make it vary