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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: my husband's learning to sew! on: November 23, 2006 03:46:06 PM
haha has he considered fashion design on the side? way cool!
2  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects / Re: The 15-minute dog beanie on: June 10, 2006 01:19:19 PM
hahaha i want one for my miniature schnauzer! he would look so swank.
3  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects / Re: "Cat Shelf" window seat for apt. kitties! on: June 10, 2006 01:14:01 PM
how innovative and sweet of you. :] i really like that you added a vinyl covering to the ropes to prevent fraying. that is definitely something i wouldn't have thought of.
4  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects / Re: Cardboard box turned cat bed! (tute, image heavy) on: June 10, 2006 01:11:11 PM
adorable! :] my cats love lying in box lids, as well.
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Adding Seam Allowances on: January 18, 2006 06:31:05 PM
A friend gave me a couple back issues (02) of Burda WOF.  I LOVE these.  I'd like to make a couple items.  I get that i need to trace the patterns, and that I need to add seam allowances.  HOW do I add seam allowances, though?  Is there an easier way than the "carefully measure and connect the dots" method that I'm picturing?

i usually add it when cutting out the pieces of fabric from the pattern- just cut an inch or so away from the edge of where the pattern is pinned to the fabric.
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: where can i buy vintage/retro fabric for clothing for a reasonable price? on: January 18, 2006 05:08:23 PM
Definitely look at thrift stores, estate sales (I found some killer vintage children's fabric 100% cotton at a sale once. I about died from happiness.) garage sales.  Lots of fabric can be repurposed too.  Like tablecloths to skirts and such. 

Old polyester is the devil...I can't believe people let it touch their skin! 

thanks for the tips.

i HATE polyester, dear god!!!
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: where can i buy vintage/retro fabric for clothing for a reasonable price? on: January 18, 2006 04:19:03 PM
They're currently having a sale on their "thelma" print fabric and I got two yards of it (which was a great length) for 9$ because of the sale...its really nice...it feels like polished cotton a bit.
Things I was thinking of making with it:
A-Line Skirt
Tablecloth
pillows (good ol' pillows)
lining for purses
etc...

thanks! Cheesy

ooooh, that would make SUCH a good purse lining!
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: where can i buy vintage/retro fabric for clothing for a reasonable price? on: January 18, 2006 03:47:53 PM
I was searching through the board and in an old thread someone posted pics of her project and many people wanted to know where she got such cool retro fabric and she said she finds most of it on eBay.  Also maybe check out the local Salvation Army, etc.  You never know what you might find. 
Reprodepot is great - I've ordered from them before.   Smiley

what does reprodepot's fabric feel like? is it nice and soft? or is it that low thread count stuff like they sell at joann's for stuff like quilting and bedsheets (god knows why anyone would wanna sleep on that)?
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: where can i buy vintage/retro fabric for clothing for a reasonable price? on: January 18, 2006 02:56:28 PM
Have you ever seen reprodepot.com?  They have really cool stuff.  If I remember right fabric tends to run $8 or more a yard, but the prints are so awesome it's worth saving for to order.

yeah! i actually love their prints, but i've never ordered anything. are they fit for making clothes?
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / where can i buy vintage/retro fabric for clothing for a reasonable price? on: January 18, 2006 02:33:19 PM
or is this simply not possible? haha

it would also be great if i could find sweeeet vintage/retro fabric without that annoying polyester feel.

any suggestions for where to buy fashion fabric in general would be great. Cheesy

thanks. ily craftsterrr!
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