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31  SEWING IN GENERAL / Machine Embroidery: Completed Projects / Re: rocking wolf wall hanging on: July 13, 2013 02:27:00 AM
Thanks! Studs! (*slapping my forehead*) I knew that Wink)
32  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: pinup-ish red polka dot dress on: July 13, 2013 02:23:45 AM
Thank you! (I think my dog is the perfect accessory for any outfit Smiley )

Using a serger is SO easy. I always thought there has to be a trick to it or something but nope, no tricks. It's just like a sewing machine:) Good luck with your dress!
33  SEWING IN GENERAL / Machine Embroidery: Completed Projects / rocking wolf wall hanging on: July 12, 2013 05:49:41 AM
I'm sewing a black jacket and want to embroider it with this UT wolf design on the back. But I wanted to try the design out on some of the leftover fabric first. The wolf turned out awesome (I did have some problems because of the low quality thread I used but it wasn't bad:)), but I didn't really know what to do with the piece of fabric once I established that the design is perfect. Then I remembered I have some of these pyramid shaped metal thinges that are so popular this days (I don't even know how they are called in Slovene, let alone English...) and decided I'll experiment a little and make a wall hanging. It's not really my style but I still think it turned out pretty cool.
I really love this UT design, the wolf even looks 3d-ish if you look into its eyes for some time. It's a bit scary Smiley



34  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: pinup-ish red polka dot dress on: July 12, 2013 01:21:58 AM
Thank you so much everyone!
35  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / pinup-ish red polka dot dress on: July 11, 2013 09:37:46 AM
I've been sewing for quite some time now, but Ive learned everything by myself with the help of books and internet and therefore my skills weren't that good. But now my mom went to a sewing class and because she is friends with the teacher they agreed i could come along for free to learn some stuff. I thought Ill just visit them and observe and ask questions, but I actually got to sew a dress while having a real professional on hand to help me with all my qestions and problems. It was awesome! I usually have many questions and problems and end up improvising, so my clothes then turn out ok-ish, but this dress turned out perfect! The teacher helped me fit the pattern perfectly, taught me exactly how to sew facings (I usually just left that part of the sewing out and hemmed everything with bias tape Smiley ...), I leaned how to sew invisible zippers and I got to use a serger because they had one in the class. (I want one now. Why do they have to be so pricey?).

Anyway, on to the pics. This time, I'm even willing to show you the insides of the dress Cheesy









It's this burda style dress pattern, if anyone is interestd: http://www.burdastyle.com/pattern_store/patterns/sweetheart-dress-042013
36  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / traveling (by plane) with a sewing machine ? on: July 05, 2013 03:30:00 AM
I didn't really know where to post this question but i guess this might be the right place...

Anyway, I'm moving to London in a few weeks and I want to move my brother supergalaxie 3000 with me. I was thinking about taking the machine with me as a carry on or something like that...

Does anyone have any experience with travelling with sewing machines? Do they even let you take a sewing machine on a plane these days?

A friend might travel to the UK by car sometime in the future and if there won't be any other way she'll bring the sewing machine then, but I can't imagine not sewing for a few months Smiley)
37  COOKING / Dessert / Re: The Cake of Thrones on: June 10, 2013 02:50:54 AM
I had no problems. Aside from the jam running down the side a little, nothing changed. Maybe it's because of the gel like consistency (I guess piping gel is kind of the same, though I never used it before) or maybe my home made fondant does have some good qualities to it:)
38  COOKING / Dessert / Re: The Cake of Thrones on: June 10, 2013 01:02:59 AM
Thank you! He loved it too:)
39  COOKING / Dessert / The Cake of Thrones on: June 09, 2013 10:24:42 AM
My "better half" is a big Game of Thrones fan. And he's having his birthday today (the 9th of June) and he's getting his masters degree tomorrow (the 10th) and the last episode of GOT season3 comes out somewhere in between. So I had to make him a GOT themed cake:)



I made the fondant at home (although I've sworn I will never ever try to make it again a million times before) and it wasn't that good, so the iron throne isn't as detailed as I hoped it would be. The fondant was too sticky and too crumbly at the same time and I could barley cut all of the swords out.
The cake part is supposed to be a homage to the Starks and Winterfell, the red leaves are supposed to be heart tree leaves (I have a fondant cutter for leaves that I got in a crafster swap ages ago and I never used it before. This seemed like a good opportunity:)). The sword and blood (strawberry jam that is also inside of the cake) were just an afterthought because the cake seemed bare, but I kinda like how they look.



thanks for looking and C&C are always welcome:)
40  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / faux cross stiched sweatshirt on: April 05, 2013 07:49:20 AM
I really love this new trend of embroidered sweatshirts that have been popping up all over pinterest. But I'm not really good at embroidery by hand, so I made one with a little cheating. I used puff paint instead of thread! And here is a simple tutorial of how you could do it, too:)

You'll need:
-puff paint (textile paint that puffs up when exposed to heat) in as many colours as you want, but If you'll be using my design, you'll need 3 tones for the flower part and 2 for the leaves.
-plain sweatshirt



1. Find a cross stitch design you like. If you have time an patience, the possibilities are endless. But if you're a little less patient/lazy:) , use a really simple one (like mine, you can get it here: https://photos-6.dropbox.com/t/0/AACyZu_43NkQ_HUckKEuHd7klR9Fx9_qtwN18vumN9PlLg/12/4041760/jpeg/32x32/3/_/1/2/vzorec.jpg/ku8pYasGfBP928bgd0stHwQQ6bQBOVeGLvRnhmSGoEU?size=1280x960 )


2. Hoop the front side of the sweatshirt, so the fabric will be really stretched and there will be a smaller chance to smudge anything.

3. If you're really patient, you can draw a whole grid with a wash away fabric marker on the hooped area. Or you can do it like me, just draw tiny spots in the middle, in a straight line, 1 cm away from each other (or use any measurement you'd like, the measurement will later bi the size of the X-s)


(*i forgot to take pictures till here, so i just made a sketch, i hope that's ok:))

4. Now start "embroidering". If you've made a whole grid, draw crosses in the same areas as in the pattern. If you were lazy like me, start drawing crosses of the appropriate colour over the marked spots in the one line. Then just add a line above that, a line below, etc. until you're finished. Just remember, the crosses have to be roughly the same size.



5. Leave to dry for the night. It says 6 hours on the paint packaging, but give it more time just in case. Now take your iron and set it to the highest setting, put some parchment paper over the design and iron over it, until the paint puffs up (for 30 around seconds. Also, don't use steam!). Voila, you have a very stylish sweatshirt:)

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