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1  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / New Job Offer (semi sewing related) on: January 26, 2013 09:31:32 PM
So I just wanted to get some input about a decision I have to make soon. Lips sealed

I currently work at a long established (18years) alterations place in my home town, Ive been there for about 8 months. Its been pretty good. Just a regular, permanent part time, job. No major dramas, good work environment, lovely work collogues and lots of work. The only set back for me, no dressmaking, its all just alterations. Also my boss knows I make 50s style dresses and still does not recommend me to make circle skirts to rock n roll dancers that do come to the shop. Set uniform.


So cut to now, a New (12months) Vintage clothing / pin up shop, that also does alterations, around the corner ask me to take in a few dresses Ive made just to see if they would sell my stuff in store/if they wanted my dresses to sell. I was asked to come back in the next day and they offered me a traineeship on the spot as they are over loaded with custom dressmaking orders / alterations. Willing to pay same wage / match. No uniform, can dress 50s all the time.

 

I just wanted some thoughts, ideas, input as Im having a hard time. Grin
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Dress Pattern HELP on: August 21, 2010 11:37:31 PM
So my BF's Brother is getting married in Oct and I'm making my own dress. I found this dress on www.modcloth.com
http://static2.modcloth.com/productshots/0043/6971/14442-1.jpg


I have a pattern (http://voguepatterns.mccall.com/v8184-products-5432.php?page_id=855) to make the basic 'black' part of the dress I'm just a bit unsure on making a pattern for the red/black skirt part.

Would something like this work?
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / From size 22 to size 8 on: July 28, 2010 05:25:14 AM
My mum was given a few sized 22 muumuus by a friend, lets just say she didn't like them. So she gave them to me. i love the fabric/print and just had to make them into something wearable.
I used Vogue 8184 pattern for this. (i do not like boning, if anyone knows a good tut or videos on boning i love to see it)

This is what i started with


this is with the boning


and this it what i have now.


I cannot wait till summer so i can wear it out!!
4  CLOTHING / Costumes: Discussion and Questions / Mad Hatter tea party costume, need help please! on: January 12, 2010 07:28:36 PM
(miss posted this in  Clothing: Discussion and Questions and not here in costumes)


so ive been looking everywhere for a pattern to make pants/leggings for my costume.

i found this pic  http://vvoice.vo.llnwd.net/e8/valley-of-the-dolls-alice-in-wonderland-mad-tea-party-royal-t.3183689.56.jpg
and i really love the pants/leggings she is wearing, just wanted to know if a pattern exists for them? or should i just alter a legging pattern?

any input would be very much appreciated!
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Mad Hatter tea party costume, need help please! on: January 12, 2010 05:50:58 PM
so ive been looking everywhere for a pattern to make pants/leggings for my costume.

i found this pic  http://vvoice.vo.llnwd.net/e8/valley-of-the-dolls-alice-in-wonderland-mad-tea-party-royal-t.3183689.56.jpg
and i really love the pants/leggings she is wearing, just wanted to know if a pattern exists for them? or should i just alter a legging pattern?

any input would be very much appreciated!
6  NEWS AND DISCUSSION ABOUT CRAFTSTER / Introduce Yourself / hello from oz. on: November 11, 2009 09:35:51 PM
Hi everyone, finally decided it was time to introduce myself! (long time lurker Shocked)

I love to sew, costumes are my favorite. Also love resin and jewelery, and I have just started to crochet. But i really just love it all!
I'm loving all the wonderful tutorials that are here! Very helpful! Grin

hope to chat soon!
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