I wanted a sundress, so I made one. It's a shirred top and a circle skirt. I bought the fabric ages ago just because I loved it, and had it waiting for the perfect project. I'll have to take a pic sometime of the dress without the cello in the way, but This is one of the few pics I have of the dress so far (all with cello in the way of the dress)
Here's my first attempt at shirring. I was surprized at how easy it was. The thing that took the most time was threading my new (well, new to me) machine that my dad bought me at an auction. Now that I;ve figured it all out, I love it! Much better than my 1970s model singer. (sorry for the pic quality, hard to take a good pic of yourself)
and here's the new machine (Dad couldn't leave it there when it was going for $15)
One drunken night about 2 months ago, the country of Liquorgua was created, and the national cockass was appointed. Being the MILF of family and community serviece, I felt it my duty to promote our fine country. Here's the shirt I made.
Basically a tube top with straps added, and an iron on transfer.
I've been wanting to make some fun long full skirts to play cello in. I had a great pair of cords, but they were too long, and had huge zippers at the bottom, so hemming wasn't an option. Add some camo fabric triangles, and a long pleated strip at the bottom, and you have a funky new skirt.
I've been looking to find some fun and funky skirt patterns that I can play cello in. It must be long and full enough to sit with legs on either side of the cello. Short skirts are not very ladylike in this situation. I play in a rock band, so I'm not looking for anything too stuffy looking. I've made one really fun cords to skirt recom that's perfect, but I'm looking for other tuts and patterns that would give a funky look, and aren't terribly difficult. Any thoughts?
Here we go! If you have any questions just let me know.
Swap name: Musicians Swap Craftster member who is organizing this swap: giggleycraft Sign-up date range: Jan 7/2007 to Jan 21/2007 Date to send item by: Feb 16/2007
Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): No
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? No
All ages allowed? Or 18+? All ages, but make sure you have your parents' permission to give out mailing info and can get to the post office by the send out date if you are under 18.
Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions: - Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES - Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES - Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: YES - Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES
Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions: - Has been a member for at least one month: YES - Has posted at least 15 times: YES - Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES - Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES - Does not have any negative feedback: YES
Details of swap: All participants should be musicians. We all play instruments or sing, so lets get crafty for our instruments. We can make totes for smaller instruments, decorate folders or binders for the sheet music, craft accessories to wear while performing, the sky's the limit. AT least one medium (craft-time, not size) craft, and 2 small crafts, or 2 medium crafted items.
If you want to participate, information to send to organizer:
QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER: Name of swap: Musician Swap Craftster username: Email address: Your real name: Mailing address: Would you be willing to ship to an address outside of your country?
What instrument do you play? What style of music do you play (feel free to add a link to a recorded track if there is one online) What styles of music do you like/dislike? Do you wear a uniform when you perform? If yes, are you allowed to accessorize? If no, is there anything special you'd like to wear on stage? Would you prefer to be paired with someone who plays a totally different instrument, a similar one,or have no preference? Do you keep your music on a forlder or binder? Favorite Colors? Favorite patterns or symbols? Any colors/patterns/symbols you strongly dislike? Anything else you think your partner should know?(any sizes or measurements can be obtained through pm)
IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO ORGANIZER VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE.
I've seen a few cellists on here, and I'd love to do a cello themed swap. I'm thinking little pouches for Resin, cello themed sheet music binders, or anything cello themed even sheet music you no longer use. If we can't get enough cellists, I'm open to having other musicians join. I think it would be really fun to match up people who play the same intrument with eachother.
Since there's no replies, I've changed the title to just instrument themed swap. We could add in the questionnaire what instrument you play, and would you prefer to swap with someone who plays the same or a different instrument.
Well I'm proud of it, but it's far from perfect. The neck doesn't look as wonky in person as it does in the photo. I didn't have a pattern, I took a little info from a tut here, a little there, so it's really a mish mash of a bunch of things.
Anyone know why the top thread keeps breaking on me? I'll be sewing along, then I'll notice the top thread has broken. It looks like it's frayed as though it's been rubbing againsst something. Is it my tension? I'm really new to sewing, so any suggestions would be great. Thanks