No_aloha, I think I'll try ironing it, tis a good idea.
pastiche, there are no dumb questions in craftster! Every sequin has a hole in the middle, or sometimes a hole closer to the edge. There are a few ways to sew sequins on, but here's the one i used for this project: Thread your needle and tie a knot at the end, and just sew from underneath the fabric through the hole and then right next to the outside edge of the sequin, then through the center of the hole again from underneath the fabric, then sew through the other side of the sequin. If you're going to sew a bunch of sequins near each other, keep doing all those steps. When you're done you can tie it off and knot it right underneath one of the sequins. Voila!
Hallo! I made this shoit out of two thrift store shirts with excellent stretch in them. The v-neck was already made on one of the shirts, so I can't take credit for that...And for the applique I bought a white flower applique and painted it red with a fabric paint marker, and sewed on a bunch o sequins! I haven't washed it yet, so I don't know if the paint will run or fade. The only thing: i wish i made this shirt just a tiny bit longer so that it bunched a bit more...oh well, i luvs it anyway!!
Hiya! I was so excited when I received my package from Leelee at work that I stopped what was playing on the cd player and put my new cds in...THEY ROCK!!! There were some songs on there that I'd completely forgotten about and was great to hear them again. And some cool new songs of course...here's the playlist:
the Ataris - boys of summer Ben harper - catch my disease Cypress hill - rock superstar Dead milkmen - punk rock girl Eminem - stimulate Fall out boy - dance dance Gorillaz - all alone Hole - violet Indigo girls - closer to fine Jane's addiction - jane says Korn - wicked Liz phair - extraordinary Michael andrews - mad mad world Nirvana - rape me Ok go - get over it Primus - winona's big brown beaver Quarashi - stick 'em up Rusted root - rising sun Shaman's harvest - stalker's letter Tori amos - silent all these years the Urge - brainless Violent femmes - add it up Wheatus - teenage dirtbag X-ecutioners - going down Yeah-yeah-yeas - maps rob Zombie - never gonna stop
Thanks so much, leelee!!!! for the cover she printed some groovy looking multi-coloured psychedelic swirls, it looks marvy!
*edit* i finally bought batteries and took pictures the the cds that Leelee sent me! I think she has great handwriting (much better than mine, at any rate).
wow...after seeing supercrafty's amazing colours I'm kinda shy to show mine... My husband's family tattoo stars on their wrists, a different colour for each of the three kids my father-in-law has. My hubby is the red star, and he has one on his wrist, as well as a scarab underneath it. I really wanted to go along the same lines but with a different insect, so I found an amazing art nouveau book with designs by mucha and auriol and one other guy, and fell in love with this locust (we shall call him) designed by auriol. Then of course the family star.
The first one I ever got was in college. I had a lovely large mole removed from the area around my ribs leaving a big scar, and it always felt empty there, and sometimes even the strangest sensation that it would grow back...so what better to adorn the scar with a Cheshire Cat smile! So that's it...I'm getting another one all around my other wrist, another design by auriol, and two identical ones on the backs of my arms. I can't frikken wait, i just have to save up enough money...
and jezebel, you can post as many pics of yer wee ones as you like! it's funny how obsessed pug owners are. It's like a cult. Do any of their tongues stick out constantly? ravenherst's usually does, just not in the pictures above! by the way, excellent couch! did you make the cover for it?
As some of you may know, Pugs don't do very well in extreme weather...so of course I had to make my girl Ravenherst a sweater! I bought a girl's barbie sweater from ebay and reconstructed it for a wee sweet babe! When I got another pug, a black male, I made him a Ken sweater, but it was too small for him! buaaaa!! Don't worry, I made him another sweater...no cold pugs in my house! The picture below is of Ravenherst's first day in the snow! At least her first day in the snow with us...She was five months old when we got her from pug rescue, and now she's two and a half.
semi tutorial: Well, i measured around her neck, her chest and her waist, and then took the measurement from where her neck meets her head down to the base of her tail, and determined that to be the length of the sweater. I then drew out half of each dimention (except for the length...) and made a pattern. (small at the neck, wider at the chest and narrower at the waist). I cut two out of this pattern but made one shorter (for her underside). I actually used the neck of the original sweater for Herst's neck, it saved some hemming and it looks super cute! I did alot of this just by sight, no real measurements...When I sewed both sides together and hemmed the ends, I then cut slits on the underside of the sweater, a little under 2 inches long (because the sweater stretches out when you sew the sleeves on, and if you make the slit too big then the sleeves will look enormous). I made sleeves out of the cuffs of the original barbie sweater and made them about two or 2 1/2 inches long. then i sewed them on, and voila, a loverly wee dog sweater!!
And here is my other baby poopseh, Cosmic Gorak (Cosmo for short). He's also from Pug Rescue, saved along with about 22 other pugs from a puppy mill. As you can see, the ken sweater is kinda small...i was too lazy to make it bigger, so I just made him a new one! It has an ultrasuede red dot on it, so it's super soft to pet him in that general area. I don't think he liked to long sleeves very much either (the barbie sweater's sleeves are kinda like the ones on the blue sweater, just a little longer...) so on the blue one I made them much shorter. I also bought them boots, because we noticed that they would alternately lift legs up so as to keep them from freezing in the snow!
For the Ken applique, I went online and looked for the Ken logo, copied and pasted it into Photoshop and made it to the size I wanted, and printed it and cut it out. Then I placed the paper cut-out on some felt, outlined it and cut it out of felt. Then with that piece of felt i placed it over another piece of contrasting felt and cut out a halo for it. And voila! Applique fini!
YEY my first finished project posted!! I think i've been swimming around long enough, it's time for me to contribute. I made this half corset (i think it's called a waist cincher?) from a disgusting muumuu that someone gave to my mother that she never wore (thanks ma). The fabric is spectacular, and I've had it for years, wondering what to make with it. Then I started making corsets so I thought it would look loverly as a rib squeezer. Now I've seen some super amazing corsets around and I'm not pretending to be mr. fantastiko, but i'm pretty pleased. I made my own pattern fer this project. I ironed on some fusible interfacing to make the fabric stronger. I don't know how to line corsets, I'll have to learn someday. I added plastic boning on each seam from the inside and then sewed grosgrain ribbon on the seams as well to make a nice separation between each panel. I don't have the money for an industrial grommet thingo, so I just use those really crappy dritz or wotever grommet punchers. Then i used the same grosgrain ribbon to tie 'er up. I made two, sold one on ebay and kept one for myself (so i can always remember that embarrasing muumuu). huzzah!!! oh yea...pictures. I don't have it on as tight as i could've, i think i was in a hurry or something
I just found this frikken awesome website last night (as in, craftster.com), and your super amazingly wonderfully beautiful purse inspired me to get off me bum and make one...I also dropped a couple of the steps and made it a little easier: I only cut out one template for the top band per side, ironed on some interfacing, and sewed it directly onto the pleated part (before sewing the sides together). I then sewed the sides together and cut the lining out to size. When all was done there was only one visible stitch on the lining. geddit? got it. good... I used happy sunny tiki barkcloth for the outside and this nice shiny golden fabric for the lining, and used magnetic snaps for the closure instead, and sewed a button on that I'm not too sure of...I think I might change it.