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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Ruffle Maternity Maxi dress on: August 05, 2012 08:47:38 PM
I'm not pregnant, but I will definitely be making this with a couple of variations (thinner straps, non-ruffled bodice). Thanks for the tute. I have a fabric store near me that sells all fabric for $2.99 a yard. Just before Christmas they had 2 bolts of this exact fabric. I had seen the prices on rufflefabric.com so when I saw it there I snatched up a whole bolt.
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Afternoon Aes Sedai Shawl on: August 05, 2012 08:40:37 PM
eep I love love love WoT! I'm more of a Green Ajah girl myself, but that shawl looks great Smiley I don't know if it's more noticeable in real life, but from the pic I can't tell that the fringe and fabric are not an exact match.
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Do you guys ever get OCD when your doing a project? on: March 25, 2012 08:56:21 PM
Some one else asked the same question maybe a week or two ago Tongue In short, the answer is yes I think we all have some form of crafter's ocd. If you can't get the fabric stripes to work for you, maybe try painting the stripes with fabric paint. You can can use painter's tape to mask off the stripes that way they'll be straight, clean lines. Plus you'll be sure they match up.
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: for a rave dress!!!! on: March 18, 2012 01:56:51 PM
If you've got your heart set on the blinky lights they have hair clips http://www.flashingblinkylights.com/acrylicflowerflashingledhairclips-p-2007.html?osCsid=ril9q9oqtujsdtau3ko91s5gu0 that you can maybe clip to the center of your large fabric flowers. They also have round clip on blinkies http://www.flashingblinkylights.com/roundledblinkies-c-114_61_1.html?osCsid=oippbn7d1d2lj05d435lfm6rr0. That site also has other types of lights, so I'm sure you can find something that will work. Good luck!
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Favorite Blogs? on: March 17, 2012 09:21:43 PM
Wow, I have so many! I'll just list a few of the ones that I read with some regularity. I love love love Adventures in Dressmaking. V and Co. has a good mix of sewing and home decor craftiness. Dog under my desk has some cute pouches and doggie accessories. Sweet Verbena has a variety of wonderful things, sewing and non-sewing related (spoonable smoothie recipe YUM Tongue). No Big Dill has quite a few tutorials, a lot of them for children's clothing. Megan Nielsen has great tutorials and tips. She also has a separate DIY maternity site. iCandy Handmade has a good variety of sewing tutorials(a lot of recons), with other interesting things sprinkled in. I've gotten a lot of great ideas from Shona Stitches. Her posts are a fun read and her projects are so cute. There lots of great tips onYou Sew Girl. I hope these are helpful.
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Will taking off this piece of fabric cause a shirt to come undone? on: March 11, 2012 07:02:29 PM
Like Alexus said, there are seams under there. Removing the binding won't cause the shirt to come undone as long as you are careful not to disturb the stitching that creates the seams.
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Anyone else have Sewing OCD? :-[ on: March 11, 2012 02:54:00 PM
You are definitely not alone. Although I have never been diagnosed with anything, I was told as a teenager that I had "hints" of OCD. No, I don't need to constantly count things or lock and unlock my doors a certain number of times, but when I do something it has to be done perfectly or else I get frustrated. For example, my house is always clean, but it takes me twice as long to clean it because everything has to be done a certain way. I won't even let my husband do the laundry because he'll do it "wrong" (not that he's complaining Tongue). Anyway, when it comes to sewing, it takes me a while to finish things too. I have found that the estimated time they give to complete a project means nothing. I have never finished a project that has been made from a pattern in the time they say it should take. I have however finished a lot of projects that I have made from tutorials here on craftster and some blogs in the estimated time they give. I have also found those to be more thorough and realistic. Here are a few things that I do to keep myself sane. I ALWAYS read the instructions for a pattern or tutorial all the way through at least twice before I do anything else. I always buy extra yardage (not too much just 1/2 a yard to 2 depending on what I'm making). If it's something I've never made before or there might be fitting problems I make a muslin. Also, I never cut any of my patterns. I trace the size I need onto swedish tracing paper. You can make your alterations directly on the swedish tracing paper and you can baste it to try it on. If it is a patten I use a lot I make a cardboard pattern. You can find a tutorial for that here http://nicolemdesign.blogspot.com/2008/09/everlasting-patterns-fashion-industry.html. I think you'll find that most of us have unfinished projects hanging around. And anyone who has been sewing for a while has a stockpile of fabric. I few years ago I found a blog where this woman talked about using coroplast, the stuff they use to make plastic signs, to make fabric cards. You cut the coroplast to the size you need and fold your fabric so that you can wrap it around the card like they do at the fabric store. Here is a picture of the end result http://www.quiltingboard.com/attachments/links-resources-f4/14711d1266624000-attachment-14711.jpe. I got a box of fifty 12"x12" coroplast tiles from ebay a few years ago for $35. I cut them in half for the bigger cuts of fabric and in quarters for smaller cuts. It keeps everything nice and organized and preserves my sanity. I hope you find some of these tips useful.
8  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: Going Home Outfits for my Babies on: December 26, 2011 01:16:19 PM
Aw too cute! And congratulations. It's December 26th so your little should be here now Smiley
9  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / Re: Wonderwoman Boots! on: October 09, 2011 09:03:11 PM
wow! These look great!! Honestly at first I thought they were Sailor Moon boots, and I got super excited! If you ever wanna reuse them you can always be sailor moon! haha They look amazing though! I can't wait to see the rest of your costume!

hehe I thought the same thing, except Sailor Moon's boots don't have the white stripe down the middle.
10  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: renewed car jacks--->coffee table on: October 07, 2011 05:02:18 PM
It looks like the glass is heavy enough not to slide around. Anyway, I love it! It looks like something the they would do on that show Picker Sisters on Lifetime.
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