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21  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Discussion and Questions / Re: should I return it or keep it. on: January 28, 2008 01:02:05 PM
I say keep it!  I love the idea of making a blank one for him in exchange.  Tell him it is for him to record a new chapter.  Don't even ask him.  Just give him the new one and don't even mention the other one.  Good luck!  I would also love to see it!
22  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Discussion and Questions / Re: what kind of glue for gluing fabric on notebooks? on: January 28, 2008 12:49:12 PM
A "glue-less" method that I have had good success with is Steam-A-Seam.  It is a fusible web that is slightly sticky.  First you stick the web to your fabric and then peel off the backing.  Then you position your fabric onto your notebook and iron.  It's a very durable bond and it's not wet- which is my favorite part about it!  I made fabric backed mylar business cards this way and they were so cute!  Here is a link to more information:

http://www.warmcompany.com/saspage.html

I usually find it in most fabric stores.  Have fun with your project!
23  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Vintage holiday dress! on: January 10, 2008 12:05:28 PM
Gorgeous!  You did a beautiful job with that!  I have a little shortie jacket that is faux fur.  It was my mother's in the fifties.  It is beautifully made, but my favorite part is the label.  "Mutation"  !  Anyway, it would have been perfect with your dress.  If I had known....
24  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Discussion and Questions / Re: Patterns on: October 02, 2007 01:42:01 PM
This is a great thread and I've really enjoyed looking at all the patterns. 

Mub, your wedding gown is tres magnifique!  So elegant and beautiful. 

Mim, I hope you will pop in again and let us know if you've made that Tim Burton-esqe dress.  I loved your pattern selections and have them on my "to buy" list!

BTW, everyone, I heard that Joanne's will have Vogue patterns on sale this weekend- Oct 6th and 7th.
25  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Help with Halloween Hullaballoo! on: October 01, 2007 01:44:37 PM
I think you've got some great ideas to start with!  I think the thrift store prom gown/bridesmaid dress is a good foundation.  Especially if you can find green AND a full skirt and puffy sleeves.  I would do a tattered hem line and then I would put slashes in the sleeves with a coordinating sheer fabric underneath. 

Also, I just read an article on using fabric flower petals.  YOu could use the petals like bead and "string" them on a length of satin cord like a long garland that could become a long necklace type thing.  Also, glitter on all your cut edges on the dress and the under fabrics.   Then you need to think about wings!  Check out this tutorial from Simplicity:  http://www.simplicity.com/index.cfm?page=section/classroom/sewprojects/wings/wings.cfm

Good luck- I can't wait to see what you come up with!
26  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Ginger Rogers dress on: October 01, 2007 01:37:26 PM
You're not going to tell us where you will wear this fabulous creation?  It's lovely! 

I saw many tops in the New Look book this weekend with this kind of seaming.  And then, of course, you apply the braid on top in the pattern of the photo.

Good luck!  If you make it, please share!
27  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Re: Interfacing - oh dear, i think i might have slightly overstretched myself.... on: October 01, 2007 01:28:51 PM
hellobint,
Generally, iron-on interfacing is attached to your facing piece and then the facing piece is sewn to your garment.  However...with a coat I think the interfacing is usually heavier and I don't think iron-on types are recommended. 

My recommendation to you is to take your project, including the pattern and envelope and interfacing, to your nearest fabric store or full-service sewing maching store.  If you're lucky, you'll have a place near you that has it all!  Anyway, the women who work there are usually pretty experienced and they are a wealth of information. 

Good luck to you!  I hope you will post a photo when you finish!
28  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Sewing questions for all you sewing gurus :) on: October 01, 2007 01:23:10 PM
Hi Miss Knitty:
Here is a link I found on here on crafster:
http://www.fashion-era.com/Pattern_drafting/pattern_drafting_introduction_skirt1_why_draft.htm
This is how to draft a pattern for a simple pencil skirt.

My friend, Princess Nimble-Thimble, has a tutorial for making a simple a-line skirt here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/33901148@N00/sets/72157594277833787/

I've used both tutorials and I am really happy with the results.  You can sew by hand, of course, but it will take forever!  I bought a Brother at WalMart yesterday for $139 and I love it! 

Good luck to you!  I love sewing and I love seeing other people get into it!
29  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Completed Projects / Re: My first Convertible dress w/lots of pics and smiles on: October 01, 2007 10:02:08 AM
Oh, you did a beautiful job!  I love your modifications- having that tube makes the dress much more wearable!  I really gotta try this!
30  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Completed Projects / Re: The Slinky Blue Japanese Dress (Simp 3775) on: October 01, 2007 09:41:27 AM
The dress is gorgeous and you look amazing!  Well done!
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