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11  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Very Proud of my frugal new curtains! on: February 01, 2011 01:30:22 PM
I mispoke before - the already look neat and hemmed, I just mean it may look neater if they are hemmed to the exact length of the window, so the curtains end on the window ledge (or maybe they already do that? long windows!).

Cat Cable, hah!  Poor kitties!  I suppose you could open them when you don't need privacy  Smiley 

In short, I do think it would look good hemmed to the length of the white shelf Smiley
12  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Very Proud of my frugal new curtains! on: February 01, 2011 01:21:39 PM
Those curtains add such a great burst of color!

I think hemming might be good - it gives a neater finish.  But if you do, start by just folding it at that length and pinning it, so you can see it. 

You be able to get away with not cutting them when you hem them (because it's a dark fabric, maybe you won't be able to tell that it's folded?). Although, you could tell from the outside, hm, nevermind.

anyway, I would still test out the look by folding / pinning for a day to see what you think!

I love it Smiley
13  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / A jumper - for travelling! on: February 01, 2011 01:07:46 PM

I almost always sew skirts, usually with one seam and no zipper (fit over my head). So this took some effort!  And it was my first time working with knit fabric. But I'm very happy with the results!  Comfy, and won't wrinkle.  Can layer it up for cold weather or no layers for summery days.  Can be pretty casual, or (sorta) fancy. So I figure it's good for travel - versatile  Smiley

14  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / finally used pom-pom trim! on: February 01, 2011 01:02:31 PM
I've been wanting to make a dress with Pom-Pom trim for YEARS, I have no idea what's been holding me back (maybe that the trim costs as much as the fabric?). Anyway, I made this skirt, and I'm really in love with it.  The "dingle-balls" make it playful, but I've still worn it to work  Smiley

15  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Little Edie frion Gray Gardens! on: October 25, 2010 06:44:50 PM
I love it!  I could tell right away who you were
16  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: the benefits of cleaning out your closet- on: April 25, 2010 09:17:33 AM
Hah!  Nice save!  And I agree with the earlier posts, the lace necklace is a very clever idea.
17  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Blue Accidental Dress on: April 25, 2010 09:16:21 AM
Wow!  The collar, and the ruffled-up bit on the skirt, these make the dress very unique (in a wonderful way!).  Congrats!
18  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Somewhat Steampunk pseudo-Victorian dress on: April 25, 2010 09:13:15 AM

OK, I bought the corset super-cheap.  I've been sewing fake-flowers across the front (and idea I got from the brilliant corset done by Theperilouspopsicle  http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=343245.0).  The skirt is two parts - a simple pair of bloomers.  The black top is 4 yards of fabric, in 2 pieces. The front half is a basic 1/2 circle skirt, about mid-shin length and tied up in front of the hips.  The back is basically a 3 yard-long rectangle, cinched up on the sides and randomly bustled up by hand on the back (by sewing the fabric to the two ribbons, decorated with flowers).  The black skirt secures with a ribbon - so no need for exact fitting / zippers.  The outfit is very comfy, and adjustable.

I think my next bustle will have an adjustable length - make it so the bustle can be let down into a wedding-gown like train, or ankle length, or knee length - all depending on how much you cinch it up.

19  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Embroidered and screen printed towels on: January 08, 2010 03:18:56 PM
I get the flour sack towels in a 4-pack from Target.  Might not be the cheapest, I'm not sure.  But I do they work well  Smiley
20  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Embroidered and screen printed towels on: January 08, 2010 08:48:13 AM

I made these using flour sack towels.  After screen printing the image, I embroidered a bit around them.  To make for a neater backside (no loose embroidery threads), I folded the towel in half and sewed it together (with rick-rack border).  So it ends up being a pretty thick towel, and I find flour sack towels are really good at soaking up water, very handy.

I hope I can give back a tenth of the inspiration I get from craftster!

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