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21  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / fabric suggestions? on: June 25, 2009 09:13:07 AM
I really don't know what to choose still... I don't know too much about fabric and I don't want to pick the wrong thing.. I'm still planning to make the tulip skirt I asked about earlier.

I would like a fabric that has a lot of drape, but it doesn't have to be necessarily stretchy... I just need drape.

but the thing is that I would like something sheeny, meaning not completely matte but not too shiny? I feel like satin is definitely too shiny.

and of course, machine washable is highly preferred.

thanks!


22  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: tulip skirt on: June 21, 2009 03:57:47 PM
ohhh, thank you so much!  Grin I appreciate it

twylag I think you are correct, because the wider end is pleated onto the band rather than the smaller end


23  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / tulip skirt on: June 14, 2009 04:31:26 PM
I'm looking for either a pattern or a tutorial to make a skirt like this one:

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=304198.0

any help please? thank you
24  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Fabric Suggestions? on: March 11, 2009 05:15:04 PM
umm idk what interfacing or buckram is... but since twill is supposed to be sturdy, would that be a possibility for the skirt as well??


25  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Fabric Suggestions? on: March 10, 2009 05:25:55 PM
Hi ya'll, I'm pretty new to sewing... anywho... I want to make a simple skirt and tote set, but I don't know much about fabrics...

I need something that is sturdy enough to support the weight of books in a tote bag
but I also need it to have enough drape to look good (not puffy) as a circle skirt (I want a LOT of gathering, so I may even use 2 circles)

the only ideas that I have based on my readings is a lightweight denim and stretch twill.

is this possible or will I have to resort to buying 2 types of fabric??? I'd prefer not to. thanks
26  CLOTHING / Costumes: Discussion and Questions / Re: making stripes out of 2 fabrics? on: October 12, 2008 10:35:12 AM
 Cheesy I think I'm gonna pass on a stinger...  Tongue they look tacky.. and anyways I think bumble bees don't have stingers  Huh who cares  Wink

and thanks so much I think I'll pass on the sequins in that case, I want to do as least amount of sewing as possible... I really hope I can get away without a zipper, but I doubt that  Angry I don't think I have a zipperfoot, and if I do I have no idea how to use it...


27  CLOTHING / Costumes: Discussion and Questions / Re: making stripes out of 2 fabrics? on: October 11, 2008 04:29:24 PM
ok thanks steiconi I've never used fusible web so I dunno how to use it

I'm going to use a yellow satin fabric (hopefully a yard will do, I'm making a short tube dress) and a 2" wide black satin ribbon to make the stripes, so I don't think I will have to deal with edges.

hmmm, the fuzzy IS a good idea also  Wink I guess I'll make my descision in the store  Cheesy a velour dress with the satin stripes would look pretty unique.

I'm going to wear it with (black or yellow, depending on what I can find cheap) stiletto pumps, very sheer black tights, and wings made from wire and yellow pantyhose.

I was also thinking to use those pretty stretch sequins as the stripes as well as a matching headband (I love headbands) but I'm not sure if it's smart to use stretchy material on a less-stretchy (though I wil lbe looking for stretch satin) material... or do you think I could get away with it?  Huh (I'm a beginner sewer still, BTW)


28  CLOTHING / Costumes: Discussion and Questions / Re: making stripes out of 2 fabrics? on: October 11, 2008 11:49:54 AM
actually, that does sound like a better idea  Wink

29  CLOTHING / Costumes: Discussion and Questions / Re: making stripes out of 2 fabrics? on: October 11, 2008 09:04:21 AM
thank you so much! so this fusible web, how would I cut it/arrange it to fit?? do I cover the whole black fabric and then lay the yellow across, or do I cut it to fit exactly behind the yellow strips?


30  CLOTHING / Costumes: Discussion and Questions / making stripes out of 2 fabrics? on: October 10, 2008 08:24:34 PM
I want to make a bumblebee costume but I have trouble finding a fabric I like, so I want to use black and yellow satin and sew them together. What would be the easiest way to do this? Thank you

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