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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: shiny leopard pencil skirt on: December 19, 2009 03:07:01 PM
LOVE the fabric! i adore your skirt
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: grecian jersey dress with PICS! on: December 19, 2009 02:58:14 PM
of course! i'm home for break and will be updating with some new projects. except a tut tomorrow or monday  Wink
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Alice in Denimland - more images!!! on: July 19, 2009 05:36:22 PM
this is ridiculous and amazing. i love it, you are so talented!!
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: gathered leopard print skirt with waistband on: July 15, 2009 09:51:50 PM
okay i will try to explain:

you need to cut a piece of fabric your approximate length and 1.5 times the width of your waist. this will give you a rectangle which you should sew into a tube.
you need to divide this tube into equal sections and mark with pins, starting by folding it in half width-wise. eventually i ended up with about 20 pins around the width of the edge of the skirt. these pins are important because they will be matched up to the elastic band you will sew to the fabric. since i chose a 2" wide, very stretchy piece of elastic for the band i knew i would have to stretch the elastic very far to fit the width of the skirt.

sew a piece of elastic, the approximate width of your waist into a tube. divide this piece (unstretched) into equidistant sections with the same number of pins you used on the skirt. the length between the pins, while STRETCHED need to match up with the space between the pins on your fabric.

next, line up the waistband ontop of the fabric and match up your pins, replacing each 2 with 1 which pins the fabric to the elastic. I pinned my wrong side of elastic to the right side of the fabric instead of right to right.

now you need to sew the elastic to the fabric, but you need to stretch the elastic AS YOU SEW. once you are done you should have an elastic waistband attached to a gathered piece of fabric. remember to sew the elastic as it is stretched out, or else you will not be able to fit it over yourself. (learned that the hard way)

let me know if this makes sense! my friend wants a skirt, so if i end up making one i can take pictures.
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: tulip dress on: July 15, 2009 09:41:36 PM
thanks for the advice! i've been really busy recently doing non-sewing activities but it is my goal to finish this dress by next week. i'll post pictures!
6  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Bursting at the seams with pillows! on: July 14, 2009 03:23:31 PM
these are so fun! (i sound like my mom)
i love them
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / high waisted floral skirt! on: July 13, 2009 08:59:45 PM
ive been on a sewing binge lately!
here is my most recent project, a high waisted skirt made of floral medium weight fabric.





sorry for the crappy macbook photos...

inspired by: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=107286.0
stopthefacades, you are awesome!

8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / tulip dress on: July 11, 2009 06:29:10 AM
this is the bodice of butterick 5324 : http://www.butterick.com/item/B5324.htm
i got it at joanns...$1.99 pattern sale thurs-sat this and next week!


i got a bunch of fabric sample books...thank you craigslist! and got inspired.


i used a larger piece of vintage upholstery fabric sample for the top but i've used it all up on the bodice so i need some feedback for the skirt. simple black? coral?



the front is decorative, (supposed to be) attached to a bodice of lining+facing. instead i used upholstery samples for the bodice which gave it a good weight instead of sewing interfacing to lining.
5 episodes of greys anatomy later i got this lovely bodice with patchwork lining



let me know what you think
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / grecian jersey dress with PICS! on: July 09, 2009 06:16:43 AM
a knit dress based of the burdastyle top kyla. i used a lightweight burgundy jersey and doubled in in the bust area. I cut the skirt twice the length because i couldnt decide on floor length single weight or doubling the thickness and making it short.

comments appreciated!
short, sorry so far away!
long!
strap down
diagonal strap
detail, gathered skirt needs some help....

i hope you like it! its quite easy to make, i just judged it from photos i saw (i didnt wanna buy the pattern) but i could put together a tut if someone would like


EDIT: APOLOGIES FOR THE MESSY ROOM! Smiley
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / oxford to halter transformation! on: July 08, 2009 08:58:20 PM
inspired by: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=236325.0

monday is 25% off at value village so i scored a large paisley mens oxford and went to work.

here are the photos, sorry for the crappy photobooth shots!


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