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21  Yellow Summery Pleated Skirt in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by fluffysam on: February 19, 2006 04:20:45 PM
What's a great thing to make on a freezing cold winter day? A short summery skirt, of course!

Actually, I lied.. it took much longer than a day. But I love it, and wish I could wear it now.. but it's not exactly the best thing for 20 degree weather. So, I guess I'll have to wait.. or just wear it around the house until it warms up outside.

It started out as a set of PB Teen sheets.. we have an outlet near us, and they had a great sale.. $7 for a set of twin sheets! SO I got a set for my bed, and another set to make matching pajama pants (it's like camouflage on my bed! where did my legs go?) and then I still had tons left and figured it would be the perfect skirt fabric!

I didn't even use a pattern.. just cut a long rectangle, then began pleating. I added a band, then a zipper.. it was tricky, I've never done one like this before, so I'm especially proud of it! And since I used the edge of the sheet, it was already hemmed! Then I just added darts around the band, and voila! It sounds simple, but.. well.. no. Smiley But totally worth it!

I still need to line it somehow, because it's such a light fabric.. you can't see through it, but I'm still not completely comfortable with it how it is. I also need to figure out a way to make my pleats stay better.. any ideas?

Overall, I'm really proud of it Smiley and I can't wait to wear it!

for larger pictures go to http://www.fluffyland.com/blog
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22  Re: Camera Cozy For My New Digital Oympus Stylus 410 *Pattern Added* in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by fluffysam on: June 02, 2005 02:16:57 PM
I asked this on another thread, but maybe I'll find an answer here.
I just made a small, lined bag that I intended for my ipod (but it ended up being too big so now it's a handy dandy wristlet-type thing). Anyway, after I flipped it right-side-out, I wanted to sew around the top kind of like around the top of your robot ipod cozy. It was challenging because the opening of the bag was not big enough to fit around my sewing machine.

Does that make sense? Does anyone have any tips? I'm likely missing something obvious!

Yes.. with small bags like that, it's a pain, but you can't use the free-arm. You just have to get it so you're only sewing the one layer.. it's tricky, but possible.
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23  Re: Little Stuffies, Bunny, Cat, Bear... in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by fluffysam on: January 14, 2005 03:34:18 PM
This is my latest, made of Lycra (swimsuit fabric) It's super stretchy, and was a bit of a pain since it slid around a lot on my sewing machine. She turned out great, though! Her head and ears are floppy, so I call her Floppy Bunny or Fun Bun. Cheesy

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24  Re: Little Stuffies, Bunny, Cat, Bear... in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by fluffysam on: September 25, 2004 08:44:34 AM
My kitty has finally been photographed! I'm so proud of her! Cheesy I made her out of super-soft light yellow fleese.. it's such a cute, sweet color, but it's so fuzzy that it gets dirty really easily. Sad When I was sewing her face, she got black fuzz all over her head..

Her, in the front..

From the back..

Zoom in on head..

My hand, for scale!

She turned out smaller than everyone else's seem to be.. her head is also very small, and she has a weak neck so it flops a bit. This was my first time ever doing hand embroidering, so I was super proud of myself. Cheesy
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