so at goodwill, there were these AMAZING kimono-print capri pants...that were a size large....and they fit me fine in the hips, but everywhere else is just wrong. I've decided that bringing in the butt/crotch would probably be the best course of action to take...but I have no idea how. I tried fudging around earlier and let me just say that bad things happened. I haven't cut anything up yet, but.... would anyone mind telling me how to bring in the butt area?
I was thinking that if I just ripped the crotchal (haha) seams out, then re-sewed the pieces together some inches farther in, it would kinda work....but it didn't. or at least I didn't do it right.
(I'm really sorry if this has already been answered-- I looked in the first 20 pages and couldn't find an answer)
so.....I sewed the white z onto the blue sweater I snagged from goodwill a month ago. I have some vague recollection of team zissou having a sweater like this. if not, oh well. z's are coo'. (don't mind the relative's hands...)
so, on friday (the 28th) I have a costume party to attend, and I plan on going as Columbia from RHPC. unfortunately, all I have are the fishnets and shoes. SO! I need every crafster to help me out with costume ideas. really all I'm looking for is an easy blazer pattern in a small size. for the shorts, I'll stich on some ribbons, and for the hat, I'll glue some fabric to a cheapo costume hat. but if anyone has made a Columbia costume in the past, I'd love some advice.
homecoming is approaching, and quite frankly, I need a dress. I've searched all over, but can't find one in the style I've envisioned.....so, being a craftster, I plan on making it instead (even though I've never sewn a dress before....hah!). but I can't find any patterns similar to this stupid dress either! here's a picture I've just whipped up in paint to show you what I mean (the original drawing is, in fact, on paper...and our scanner is, in fact, broken at the moment.)
basically this in all black. if anyone wants to help me search for a pattern that would make a dress very close to this (without being too hard, because I'VE NEVER SEWN A DRESS BEFOOOOOOORE!!!), I'd be very thankful. alls I've got so far is a circle skirt+ tank top like...thing....my boobs aren't too big, so I was hoping I'd be able to just use a flat piece of fabric in front (xD).....
I was "Making Lipgloss" in the microwave the other day, and I could never really get all the beeswax pellets I had thrown in for good measure to actually melt. so I was zapping them for longer and longer amounts of time, until finally I had put the little measuring cup in the nuker for FOUR MINUTES. this really isn't so bad, but the measuring cup wasn't microwave safe. I got out of the bathroom to see some weird black thing on the side of my little cup (and everything smelled NASTY too) so I figured it was just burnt vaseline ( ) and whipped open the door. the side of my cup had melted into this brown, hard, bubbly thing, and I had to get it out of there NOW. so I ran around the kitchen, looking for something to set it on, until I found a roll of paper towels and set it on top of the whole thing. then I covered the evidence, threw it in the garbage can, and I am still trying to find a way to tell the rightful owner that the cute little measuring cup is goooooone.
so I found my mom's old Official girl scout button-up short sleeved shirt (phew!) the other day. tried it on, and it fits me insanely well. the only problem is, there are massive black stains on the front by where you button it up. the stains ain't going anywhere. I was thinking of ripping the shirt apart with the seam ripper and making a pattern for another button up shirt for a future project. but I've never sewn a shirt of that calibur before! or any shirts at all....do you guys think I should wait until I know how to acutally make shirts before I dis-assemble the girl scout one? or just sew distractive sequins where the stains are?