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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: my first swimsuits :] on: July 08, 2009 11:19:34 AM
thanks for all the comments!!

I love the black one. I've been thinking of making myself a cut out suit this summer... I can never find one that fits my smaller top and curvy bottom at the same time. (trust me fitting one but not the other is not attractive). I've been putting it off because I don't have a serger. Did you use a serger, or just a regular machine. If you did just use your regular machine what stitch did you use?

Thanks!

i just used a regular machine and it was totally doable with just straight stitch and zig zag! there were only 3 or 4 seams and for those i just used a straight stitch and zigzag to reinforce it. then for the edges, to keep them stretchy and secure, i used 1/4" wide elastic and elastic thread. i left about 3/8" allowance along the edges when i cut the pieces out. then on the wrong side of the fabric i sewed elastic down along that allowance w/ a zigzag stitch (slightly pulling as i sewed, of course). then after i folded it over and did two rows of straight topstitching w/ elastic thread in the bobbin (like you would for shirring).

oh and the whole thing was lined. so when i sewed the elastic to the edges there was 2 layers of fabric stacked. hope that helped!! let me know if you need any clarification...

i can make a small tutorial when i sew another one (which will probably be soon) if anyone is interested :]

Definitely interested in a tute Grin
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Shrugs, and dresses and simple little things on: June 16, 2009 09:35:11 AM
Thanks! I'll have to play with it and go find some four way stretch fabric. Smiley

Two way will work fine too.

What i did was just fold the material in half length wise and stitch from the center in both directions to about five inches. So u should end up with ten inches sewn like a tube.
Turn this inside out and try to center the seam to the centre of the tube (dont know if this makes sense to u).

After u do this, then put that ten inches at the front under the boobs and carry around the ends to the back of the body. Carry up each end over the alternate shoulder and over the breast and then adjust to get the best fit.  Undecided Undecided Undecided Undecided
Pin in place, remove from your model and stitch. Tada. All done.

Hope that helps......................... Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy
3  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / Re: Do it urselves from my wedding on: June 16, 2009 07:29:13 AM
Thnx guys!!! Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy

Since then ive done a few invites for friends, nothing big but, i'll post those pics too. Grin Grin
4  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: My bag collection on: June 16, 2009 07:28:01 AM
thnx Grin Grin
That was my very first try at making bags Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Shrugs, and dresses and simple little things on: June 16, 2009 07:24:28 AM
I love the blue top! It looks so very comfy, can I ask how you made it?

One length of four way stretch 70" long and 13" wide. I wrapped it on her and then pinned it in place, removed and just sewed it.  Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin

I dont know if its complex enough to warrant a tutorial. Undecided
6  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / Re: Do it urselves from my wedding on: June 15, 2009 02:10:54 PM
Veil

7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Shrugs, and dresses and simple little things on: June 15, 2009 11:27:59 AM
Thnk u mg. Grin Grin
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Shrugs, and dresses and simple little things on: June 15, 2009 11:09:23 AM
I love those tops!   Cheesy

Thnx a lot. One took me like 20 minutes tops Grin Grin Grin Grin
9  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: My bag collection on: June 15, 2009 11:07:33 AM






10  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: My bag collection on: June 15, 2009 11:05:48 AM
My version of a diaper bag for the baby for my husband Grin Grin Grin Grin





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