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1  CLOTHING / Costumes: Discussion and Questions / Re: Hoop Skirt Boning? on: November 14, 2008 07:38:47 PM
That's a good idea! Thanks for the input!
2  CLOTHING / Costumes: Discussion and Questions / Hoop Skirt Boning? on: November 14, 2008 01:15:06 PM
I am considering an attempt at a really quick, epically inaccurate 1860s hoop skirt, but I need some help on what to use for boning. I am aware of the various sorts of steel boning etc., but I cannot obtain it in time. I need something cheap. I'm not too keen on the idea of a hula hoop, as it isn't flexible, though I've seen it done. I have also heard about PVC piping. Does anyone have another suggestion?
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Perfect Amalgam skirt on: September 01, 2008 07:10:37 PM
Thanks y'all!
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Perfect Amalgam skirt on: August 31, 2008 03:20:15 PM
This is a skirt I made out of old jeans legs. The waistband is a simple drawstring. I didn't use a pattern. There aren't any pictures of the back, but it looks essentially the same as the front. I love this skirt because it is a combination of my two favorite wardrobe elements: good ol' jeans and pretty skirts. It's a lot of fun to twirl in. What do you think?


5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Rainbow Patchwork Skirt on: August 08, 2008 09:24:21 PM
Have you seen yourself on the threadbanger.com blog? Congratulations, once again to you, the creator of "the mother of all handmade skirts!" You've made waves in the crafting community. And I'm still going to copy you. More than once!
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Apricot-y, Scrap-y goodness! on: August 07, 2008 08:40:24 AM
This is soooooo pretty. I've had something like it going for a while now. You've inspired me to get up and finish!
7  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Re: re-using fabric on: August 04, 2008 07:51:17 AM
Hmmm. Jeans. A word of warning: ripping out the seams in jeans is sheer torture. The kind that will leave you sobbing, pounding the floor and begging to be put out of your misery. This is because, depending on the brand/style they have 2-4 different seams and folds.  But it can be done, you just have to press on.

Sewing the leg pieces together would work fine. Just make sure they are straight leg (flares would do funky things), or else forgo the seam ripping, and simply cut out long rectangles. That might even be better, you seam allowance would lie flatter. Just sew them together till you have a normal sized piece of fabric, and go from there. You can cut out the back pockets and se them on for some stylistic flair as well. And since it's a laptop case, you should probably pad it somehow. Like sew the denim over fleece or the like.

Anyway, I hoped this helped you!
8  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Re: I'M A DUDE... A SEWING NEWB....(who now has a sewing machine)... what next? on: August 04, 2008 07:39:13 AM
Hi! I think I'm a little late, but here's my two cents:

Get a seamripper. Then talk to it, stroke it, love it, and name it George. Seriously, make your seamripper your best friend.

As everyone else has said, invest in good thread, but use cheap fabric (at first).

Look for projects that consist of a few, straight seams. Those are easiest.

Also, you should check out threadbanger.com. There are TONS of dudes who sew over there (and hoodies to the seventh power!).

Good luck! Keep us posted with pics of your creations!
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Rainbow Patchwork Skirt on: August 02, 2008 11:12:59 AM
Congratulations on being featured in Craftzine!!!!!!
10  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Granny square bag - my version on: July 28, 2008 01:02:17 PM
This is so pretty!
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