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1  CLOTHING / Clothing Sewalongs / Re: wedding dress-a-long? on: February 17, 2007 10:49:09 AM
Oh man, I wish one of you was my friend. I need a friend to make me a wedding dress!! As it is I'll just watch you guys go for the gold in jealousy Cheesy
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Sewing a wedding gown - Eek! on: February 17, 2007 10:40:14 AM
I'm going to be quietly cheering you on from the sidelines. I'm considering whether to make my dress or buy one, and I'm getting married in June so I'm a little crunched for time. I hope you do a great job! I'll be interested to see what your final dress looks like.
3  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Awesome Back To School Tote Bag!!!! Image Heavy... on: January 29, 2007 06:57:25 PM
I really like the fabric, that's gorgeous. I've had a hard time finding really bold patterns in attractive colors like that. The craftsmanship looks really flawless and professional.
4  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Passport wallet on: January 29, 2007 06:51:24 PM
I still want a tutorial! Smiley
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Luella Dress? on: May 31, 2006 06:57:47 PM
the description does not mention boning, and it doesn't look boned to me--it says the back is stretchy, which is a standard alternative method for making the bodice fitted enough to stay up (lots of cheap dance tutus are made this way).

This is right, the back is stretchy, but there is definitely boning of some kind in the front. I know, becauase I can feel them poking into my boobs when I bend over! The stretchy back makes it fit a larger variety of stomach/boob sizes.
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Luella Dress? on: April 02, 2006 08:40:03 PM
One thing about this dress that might be hard to do is the top -- it has boning in it to help it stay in place since it  is strapless (which is great for me -- I don't have much in the chest department to hold a dress up!)
The bubble skirt part is really easy once you figure it out -- check out skirts at the mall and Target to find bubble skirts and then just examine them and you'll figure out pretty quickly how they are constructed, and then all the bubble skirt tutorial posted here may be easier to follow. I just made one the other night and it turned out well....
7  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Summery striped bag on: March 28, 2006 07:32:09 AM
Yeah -- that's way the heck cheap. You should get $20, I'd think. I usually sell my bags for $30 to friends & their friends, but they're usually custom-ordered and embellished (stencilled or embroidered with stuff) so it takes me a lot longer to make them. Get what you can though, it's cute!!
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: *Flower Circle Skirt* on: March 25, 2006 05:59:40 PM
That's really pretty! I love buying sheets from the thrift store -- I had to stop going for a while because it became an addiction, but that's the best place to find "retro" fabric -- and so cheap, especially since circle skirts take so much flippin fabric.
9  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Purses are so easy to make!! NOW WITH TUTORIAL on: March 11, 2006 06:06:07 PM
Great tutorial, I really like that style of bag -- I'll have to give it a go sometime. I'm working on a purse right now with halfway complicated handles that is driving me up the wall (I've been through three handle prototypes!) and I'd like to do one with the handles built right in to the main piece!
10  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / Re: She's a black-belt in karate... on: November 19, 2005 06:17:23 PM
That's badass! I love it! (and I AM a blackbelt in karate...second degree actually...)
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