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1  You see this picture.... help........mmmmmmmmmm yeah in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions by meggywegsontoast on: December 24, 2004 04:39:13 AM

I know the flap (giggle) edges look a bit rough, and it doesn't make the bag/purse look horrible, but it's getting to the point where most of my bags look rough and all that.

the flap bit was too weird to turn over and hem, so i changed to a big zig-zag stitch and went on the edges, but it didn't seem to help   Sad

any advice on how you get the edges to look so neat?

meg Kiss
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2  Autumn Skirt. Same pattern as my "tent dress". Feedback please! in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by meggywegsontoast on: October 28, 2004 06:44:39 AM
Same idea/"pattern" from http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=15092.0

Makes my hips look a bit bigger than they truly are especially since I have it over thick cords, but it is very very very warm.  Fleecy-type soft material.


Fabric up close


The skirt up close.

Any suggestions on what would make it look better, what I should wear with it etc etc  Cool

xo  Kiss

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3  First bag. Feedback please! in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by meggywegsontoast on: October 20, 2004 11:33:50 AM
didn't work with a pattern or anything, it's reversible and has an inside pocket!  Cheesy

inside of the bag with all of my stuff
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4  Gorgeous Bag and Me Modelling it! New Pictures! Feedback please in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by meggywegsontoast on: October 16, 2004 10:18:49 AM



Matches with the dress/skirt/shirt from http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=15092.0 !

Will take clearer pictures later.

Love, light and peace,
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5  Very versatile! look. EASY TENT DRESS. pictures FINALLY work in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by meggywegsontoast on: October 16, 2004 07:38:37 AM

I'm very pleased with it, have worn it out once with my cords and wear it around the house just as a dress.  Makes me look a bit PREGNANT but it's warm and comfortable.

I was thinking about a pocket on it, but don't want to interfere with the design you know, so I was thinking maybe on the inside where it flares out..

The material is definately thick enough, it was a 1970's bed cover  Shocked

1 quid at the charity shop.  Had to wash it twice, soak it in fabric conditioner for a day and let it air out on the line for a day but it was definately worth it because now it smells so nice and it goes great with autumn.  Kiss

love, light and peace,

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6  Don't know what these are called, but they go on your head! How do you make..? in Clothing: Discussion and Questions by meggywegsontoast on: October 13, 2004 05:28:09 AM
Does anybody know what they're called?  I have a sudden brain blockage!

Any sites would be appreciated too Smiley

Sorry, I don't know how to categorize it either.

Peace and love
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7  Do It YOURSELF Dress Form - VERY simple (did it in less than an hour) now works! in Completed Projects by meggywegsontoast on: October 07, 2004 06:59:30 AM
Had an idea to do this tailor's dummy, did it, then later saw the post here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=3735.0


* Alot of masking or duct tape (bout 2 rolls)
* Scissors
* Short-sleeved t-shirt that goes to your knees
* Stuffing (i used 2 old pillows, newspaper, scraps of fabric)
* Cling film (if necessary)

Didn't read all of that post, but it basically went like this.

1. I put a long t-shirt on (you can also wrap yourself in cling-film before you start the masking/duct tape)

2. Put on a booster-bra if you like, especially if you're kind of flat.. some shape might be lost if you don't wrap yourself tightly enough.

3. Depending on how much of a dummy you want, you can start at your thighs, hips or waist.

 I started wrapping at the thighs.

4. My mother started at the bottom (thighs), and wrapped semi-tightly all the way to my waist.  At some point you might want to change directions of which way you wrap, but it doesn't really matter.

This will take about 20 minutes.

5. The next layer should be a little bit tighter, and so on.  Do as many layers as you want (depending on how durable you want it to be)  I found that 3-4 was sufficient.

6. When you get to the arms, it's your choice if you want to wrap these or not.  I decided not to.  If you do want to wrap them, put some clingfilm on them if your shirt arms aren't long enough.

7. That is basically IT!  Try not to move around alot.  Cut right up the back OR front in a straight line from the bottom upwards and as you cut you should feel the long tshirt + masking tape gradually become looser, then it should fall right off.  (or wiggle out of it!)

8. After that, put it on a wooden hanger, tape something to the bottom of it (a plastic bag works fine) so the stuffing doesn't fall out.

9. For my first one, I used stuffing from two old pillows, a bit of left-over fabric and some newspaper.. but it's entirely up to you and what you prefer, or what you would think is best.

It should look like this once it's off and stuffed a little bit with the pillow stuffing

You can add more tape to make it smoother, or pin fabric onto it.

That's it!  I don't think I missed anything, but if anybody else has any tips then please share!

finished front (with a skirt i made) :
finished back:

Oh yeah, don't forget to name your dummy.  I named mine Oweena.  In memory of the boyfriend (Owen) that is off studying far away..  Cry


peace and love
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