My problem is shortening the bodice, I've done this successfully before on a dress pattern, but I think it was a simplicity pattern so it was, ya know, simple. On this pattern I don't know what the foldline is, I didn't see anything about it in the instructions. Does the foldline affect how much I can shorten the bodice? And does 'for petite' mean that's the foldline for the bodice after I shorten it? Here are some pics to clarify my rambling.
I tried to rotate it idk what happened.
Close up, very sorry that this one is also upside down.
I'm really tired, I hope this made sense. If not let me know and I'll try to make sense tomorrow. Thanks for looking.
So , I made a duct tape dress form and I'm so impatient to use it, but I don't know how! I have started so many dresses and only finished one. I would cut out the pattern pieces and try them on, then take them off and make adjustments, try it on again, etc and eventually I got frustrat ed and quit. Now I have this lovely copy of my body to work with and don't know how to start. Should I cut a muslin using the pattern and tuck and pin until it fits? Do you know where I could get info, a website or book or whatever? Or just tell me your own experiences with dress forms, wether they were successful or not; they'll be helpful. Thanks!
My mom has been asking me to make a quilt for her for years and I've always been busy, but this year I'm not in the middle of baby quilts or anything that has a deadline. So in September I decided to make a quilt, in late November I decided on a very simple design that wouldn't stress me out, early December I bought the fabric, December 22nd I panicked and finally put the damn thing together almost in time for Christmas. My machine went on strike so I had to finish it at her house after she opened it. Whatever, it's done and she loves it. I used polyester batting for the first time, I hate it and will gladly spend extra for cotton batting in future projects. I used symphony broadcloth from Joann's for the dark brown border and also don't care for that. It smells weird; and it feels weird next to the 100% cotton fabrics.
Here it is, not quite done, but done enough to wrap up and give her.
It was supposed to be a lap quilt, but ended up being about 65"x75". Too big for a lap quilt and too small for her bed. Meh.
Creepy Kitty wasn't happy that the quilt was taking attention from him.
And here it is, not quite done, but done enough to wrap up and give her.
***Update: I made this to match her living room and a wall hanging I made for her birthday so she could use it while watching tv in her favorite chair. Instead it's folded up at the foot of bed. She says it's too pretty too use. I know people mean that as a compliment, but it irks me when I spend so much time making something and then it doesn't used.
Ok, so this definitely isn't my favorite color palette, but it goes with Mom's living room and she likes it so I suppose that what matters when you make a gift. Sigh. Anyway, I made a wall hanging and a hastily sewn mug rug for her for Mother's Day. A week before I gave them to her she said "I have too much crap hanging up, huh?" and "I think I need to settle down with the butterflies, it's getting crazy." So, yeah. I think she liked it though, lol.
And I was inspired by other craftsters to make a mug rug for her too. I made it at the last minute and it's kind of crappy, but she really, really liked it and like a good mom she didn't mention the mistakes
Oh man. I hate this damn thing. Too be fair, it's not the quilt's fault; it's my fault for starting a project with absolutely no planning. It was inspired by Cluck Cluck Sew's raw edge circle quilt, but I did it a little differently because I kept skipping steps and a girl can only handle so much seam ripping.
I'm so sick of pink and brown.
The friend I made it for also has a 4yr old girl so I made her some doll quilts as a big sister present.
approx 20"x15" each
This project was my first time doing applique, using a walking foot, using zig-zag stitch on curves, and my first attempt using a free motion foot which did not go well but I promise I will practice on less important projects until I get it. I can not f'n wait to pack this thing in a box and get it out of my apartment. In fact, it's being shipped out of my state so that's even better!
So excited! SunflowerSmiles was a wonderful partner and she really captured my personality. I sent pics to a few people and one friend kept saying "She's never met you? And she made all this? How did she know you so well?" Lol
Outside of the tubes:
So stinkin' cute! I have a few gnomes hidden around my craft room and these fit in perfectly.
A puzzle piece necklace that says kindness, family, hope, etc Two beaded bracelets in my favorite colors A ring made with green buttons (squeal!) Two pairs of earrings in my favorite color aaaannnnnnnddddd..... Banana earrings!!!! I tried on everything right away and I just adore it all. Thank you so much Sunflower This was a fun experience and I hope there will be another m&m tube swap sometime.
(Oh, the outsides of the tubes were decorated with fun paper and there was a button on each top. I forgot to take a pic.)
A lil back story: I bought this Dropkick Murphys shirt for my boyfriend for Christmas and he loved it; he wore it at least twice a week. Then I found out he had been cheating on me the entire 6 months we were together. Awesome. I went through each room in his apartment and took back everything I had given him. Green is my favorite color and Dropkick is one of my favorite bands so at first I thought I would wear it as a pj shirt, but I was sooooooooo pissed and hurt and I wanted something that would help me feel better. Anger and sadness can be powerful muses. I present to you The Vengeance Purse!
I couldn't get good pics of the inside so I turned it inside out so show it better pockets and tall narrow pocket for a pen
elastic to hold a water bottle upright and tiny pocket for bus tokens
Magnetic snap, 20" straps with green topstitching, interfacing all over the place...this baby is gonna last a long time! I'm am absolutely ecstatic! And I feel better knowing I've taken a crappy situation and made something positive from it. Thanks for looking
Wide leg, cotton pajamas with a drawstring using New Look 6160. Super easy pattern.
I made a few changes. I'm short so I had to take a lot of length off the legs. I made the legs narrower at the bottoms because as is they were 31 inches around (each!) and it looked really stupid plus it seemed like a waste of fabric. The waist was higher than I like so I cut a bunch off that too. And I added a contrasting waistband because I was so freaking sick of looking at purple at that point. Do you ever work on a project and hate it by the time you're done? Lol I made these a month ago and finally could put them on today. Anyway, close-up so you can see the colors better.
And here is Harvey helping me take them in.
Oh yeah, don't trust the pattern size guide. According to the envelope I needed a size 18. By the time I was done they were 12. So cut them out, pin the sides, and try them on before sewing so you don't spend countless hours ripping out seams. I love them now that I've had some distance and I plan on making more over the summer. Happy Crafting!
Lil fabric yo-yos for my lil 3ft tree. The outside yo-yos are 1 to 1 1/4in, inside are 1/2 to 3/4in with a bead or button sewn in the middle. I'm attached some nylon thread to hang them that is strung side-to-side instead of front-to-back so they will hang face out.
I ended up with 33 even though I swear it felt like i cut out 1874759 little circles.
That's pretty much it...i found a jar i liked the shape of, covered it in polymer clay, and now i don't use an old cup to hold my toothbrush. It has it's flaws, but i like to tell myself that's what makes it unique
action shot lol
it matches my shower curtain and that makes me happy