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11  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Satin+ bustle skirt *and w/ pics* on: December 27, 2008 03:15:47 PM
http://community.livejournal.com/egl/9350312.html

I want to make this with a printed satin I found at walmart. It's just oh so slightly stretchy and like, 100% poly. I'm not sure if it drape well for this style skirt:
http://pics.livejournal.com/stockingshock/pic/000g17s3

It's obviously going to need heavy interfacing, but would canvas+lighter interfacing work just as well? I wouldn't make the skirt up to the under bust, because thats not going to do much for me. I'd fully line the fabric with broad cloth because it's not super heavy and has a very floaty lightness to it.



Also I have no idea on how to iron this. I'm so afriad to touch it, this print is so pretty. It's light pink with red roses and lilacs.
It's only 2$/yard but I only have three yards of it (but I plan on getting as many as I possibly can. It's really awesome fabric) and it's very wrinkly and needs ironing like you wouldn't belive.
12  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / The Most Boring Lolita Skirt Of All..... on: October 09, 2008 03:20:08 PM


The pic is of the unfinished piece, but nothing was actually changed. Just hemmed it up and added button closure. It's so terribly boring, the only thing I like is the shape which is pretty good even without a petti. The tiers are 44:88:132 with a 30" waistband; in other words this is a truely poofy skirt.

I've worn it out and gotten complement a plenty but I still think it really lives up to the lolitaness I was going for. So please, craftsters, tell me how to make this skirt fun!
 
13  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Kanzashi! on: August 07, 2008 11:45:07 AM
First time making a kanzashi!


I dyed some white fabric for the leaves and petals and thne I glued some pearl colored beads for the center. I glued a hair pin on the back so it sits really akward on my head.

14  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / How do I change my needle?(singer machine) on: July 26, 2008 12:15:25 PM
My aunt who is an epic seamtress gave me one of her old machines. It came with a new needle but I've used it tons of tiems and even though the needle hasn't broken or dinged yet I think it's time to replace it. Plus I want to explore using different kind of fabric (chiffon <3) so I need new needles.
I don't have a manual for it, and it's an older machine so I'm not sure if I can even find one. I think it's a Singer Merritt 1872. It's offwhite with brown on it and it has reverse and four stirchsetting, tension and all that good stuff.
Will post pics later if needed.
15  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions / using berries to color lipgloss on: June 25, 2008 06:46:37 PM
 I have a huge bush of black berries growning in my lawn and I'm wondering if I could use them to color or even color my lipgloss. They're a pretty deep red. I'd have to strain out the seeds though.
16  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / lace/ retangular doily patterns on: June 25, 2008 06:42:36 PM
 I don't vrochet or know anything about it but my mom does. I like to sew though but lace is so expensive so I'm asking my mom to make me some!
I told I wanted some liek th edges of her doilys but she said it was a round pattern and to make it on my dress it needed to be in a straight line.
I did need something that about 1 1/2- 2 inches in width and in a straight line. It's not tatting though like a doily type thing but in a straight line.
Can anyone give me a pattern or sites with this kind of thing?
17  New York / New York: Central / thrift shop near or in saratoga spring? on: June 24, 2008 03:47:43 PM
My friend and I really want to go thrifting. Ca anyone give me some places. Albany is the farthest so maybe someplace in Clifton Park or around there?
18  New York / New York: NYC and Long Island / discount+lowpriced fabric/lace stores in NYC on: June 24, 2008 03:44:44 PM
 I think I'mgoing to NYC this summer for atleast a day or two. I'm looking for a discount fabric place with semi-decent fabric and gooddeals. Also maybe a another discoutn trim store like with lace and stuff.
Can anyone give me adresses and descriptions?
 
19  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Discussion and Questions / Is sculpy safe for food? on: June 23, 2008 09:12:56 AM
  Would sculpy be okay to use for food? Like make some glasses or plates out of it? It wouldn't be for more than one or two uses but I was just wondering.
20  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Discussion and Questions / Bunka dolls? on: June 08, 2008 08:19:58 AM
 I want to make dolls like these:
http://tanpopo0118.deviantart.com/art/Ichigo-bunka-doll-86955766
http://tanpopo0118.deviantart.com/art/How-to-make-bunka-dolls-84032150
I see how the arms legs and body are made, but not the head.
How does the fabric stretch over without wrinkles?
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