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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / pattern/way to make a tie front bikini?? on: June 23, 2013 03:48:14 PM
what would the two pattern pieces look like before tying them together? i want to make a bikini sort of like these:
http://www.oneaviandaemon.com/?attachment_id=446
http://www.etsy.com/listing/150819961/bandeau-bikini-top-size-small-medium?ref=shop_home_active
and this one (you can't see it too well but you can see the basic shape of the tie):
http://pinterest.com/pin/123708320986436373/

thanks! any help would be appreciated! Grin
2  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Chevron Pencil Case Tutorial w/ link to tutorial on: August 10, 2012 01:45:58 PM
I got about a yard of some striped fabric from the clearance section of a fabric store for about $1.50. This was my very first time using a zipper, and to make matters more difficult I got a metal one... yep. It was a separating double-zipper pull one (y'know, the kind that can zip up from the bottom and zip down from the top). To make the chevron I had to cut out the stripes diagonally. The whole bag took me about an hour and a half. It shouldn't have. But I was distracted, the bag needed to be pieced together perfectly, and the zipper was metal and had to be hacked at with wire cutters and safety scissors. So yeah. I didn't use a zipper foot because I don't have one, but it was surprisingly easy. This will either be used for a wallet or a pencil case. Smiley





Link to tutorial: http://chewynoodles.blogspot.com/2012/08/chevron-pencil-case-tutorial.html

Thanks for looking! C & c welcome!  Grin
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / No-sew Men's T-shirts to Crop Tops w/ link to tutorial on: June 13, 2012 11:51:09 AM
Yesterday I was bored, and while rummaging around through my (messy) closet, I found an old size L men's t-shirt from my dad. Sooo, I cut it up and made a crop top in about ten minutes. It is very versatile; I can wear it on or off the shoulder, cuff the sleeves, or wear it over a long camisole. It is boxy and oversized, easy to make, and has one of those cool drapey fishtail/high-low hem. It was so easy that my sister made one too.





Link to tutorial: http://chewynoodles.blogspot.com/2012/06/blog-post.html

Thanks for looking! C & c welcome!  Grin
4  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Paper Bag Envelopes w/ link to tutorial on: May 13, 2012 08:01:47 PM
Since today was mother's day, I needed envelopes for the letters my family and I wrote her. I wondered what I could use. To me, magazine pages can look a little... I don't know. Funky, I guess. So I looked around, and found a whole pack of brown paper bags (the lunch bag kind, not the grocery kind). And these were born! It was so easy, it took about five minutes. One paper bag can make 2 envelopes. I love the look of these. They're kind of vintage-y looking. After getting everyone's letters, I tied them together with some string. Brown paper packages tied up with string, these are a few of my favorite things (sorry, I love The Sound of Music).




If you want to know how to make some, you can find the tutorial here: http://chewynoodles.blogspot.com/2012/05/happy-mothers-day-paper-bag-envelope.html

Thanks for looking! C & c welcome!  Grin 
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Double Strand Braided Headband w/ link to tutorial on: March 24, 2012 05:14:28 PM
I love the look of double strand headbands. They seem to hold up my hair better, since one strand keeps down the back and one strand holds down the front. I made one from super stretchy green jersey; no elastic. It fits well and is really comfy; it'll be great for sports.


The construction is made from 3 pieces of jersey braided together into one long braid, which is then looped and knotted. It is held in place by tacking down the fabric with a needle and thread.



If you want to make one for yourself, here is the link to the tutorial:
http://chewynoodles.blogspot.com/2012/03/version-aye-aye-aye-braided-headband.html
Thanks for looking! C & c welcome!  Grin


6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Racerback Tank w/ Drapey Hem Tutorial Link on: March 05, 2012 08:37:24 PM
It's getting hotter, so I decided to make myself a floaty racerback tank, based off of one from athleta. I used some gray lightweight knit that I got from the scrap bin at a fabric store for $2.  I added the little side wings for more movement. I got the pattern from an existing tank top I had, and then added the wings. I'm very proud of the binding, because it's the first time I actually top stitched the seams! It looks more finished now. On to pics!

Here's a close up of the drapey hem.


It's extremely comfortable, like I'm floating; I'm sure it'll be great in the summer for wearing or as a swimsuit coverup. I can't wait to make more out of old t-shirts! If you'd like to make your own, here's a link to the tutorial:
http://chewynoodles.blogspot.com/2012/03/racerback-tank-w-hanky-hem-tutorial.html
Thanks for looking! C & c welcome!  Grin
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / help w/ this skirt? on: February 19, 2012 06:44:31 PM
i'm planning on making this dress (it is sold out):
http://productshots1.modcloth.com/productshots/0047/2066/e92ec4273d6fb670534efe1931f934ae.jpg?1289484817
I plan to use satin. what kind of skirt should I sew for the base of the ruffles? circle skirt, a line, gathered... I think if I do gathered, the ruffles will look funny  because they'll be sort of... wrinkled together. any help would be appreciated! thanks!  Grin
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Drapey Circle Top w/ Link to Tutorial on: January 22, 2012 01:37:53 PM
thanks everyone for the sweet comments!  Grin
9  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / zigzag stitch doesn't work? on: January 11, 2012 10:14:21 PM
my sewing machine makes the zigzag stitch look like a crooked straight stitch. i use a regular zigzag foot, ball point needle for knits, and 2 length with 5 width. the dial is set on zigzag stitch. it used to work, but for some reason it doesn't now no matter what needle i use. should i get a new foot for my machine? thanks! Smiley
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Slouchy Boxy Tee w/ link to tutorial on: December 28, 2011 02:59:06 PM
Went to a huge fabric store on monday... one of those warehouse places. It was amazing. I got some striped fabric for only $1.98, and I was able to make this! It was super easy. Making the pattern and cutting out the fabric took longer than sewing it all together. I had so much fun making it. It was quick and gratifying. I've seen this type of top everywhere and wanted one... just, you know, not for $30. $2 is much better, don't you think? The top is super duper cute yet comfortable; the kind of thing you could wear to sleep, wake up in, and wear it the rest of the day. My sister wanted to model, so...



At first my neckline was too wide, so it kept flopping over. I ended up folding it to the inside and slip stitching it in place.


If you want to make one, here's the tutorial: http://chewynoodles.blogspot.com/2011/12/slouchy-boxy-tee-tutorial.html

Thanks for looking! C & c welcome!  Grin
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