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1  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / What character can I be? on: May 26, 2007 10:31:56 AM
I've never dressed up for halloween as a specific character, but I want to this year.
I want to be a sorta gothy but doll like/girly but fantasy-ish character. Can anyone think of a character along those lines?? (That doesn't have too hard a costume!!)
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / What kind of fabric is used on tshirts? on: April 10, 2007 09:28:12 AM
I know that it's some kind of knit fabric, but what kind is it? I bought two kinds of jersey knit recently, but neither are very tshirt fabric-y. One is slightly too stretchy and better suited to making camisoles or tube tops, that sort of thing.
And the other is wayyyyyyyy too stretchy and slippy. I dunno what I was thinking when I bought it. I ended up making a circle skirt out of it.

So.. does anyone know the specific name for tshirt fabric? Or what percentage cotton and what percentage *insert other kind of fibres here* it is?
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Zig zag stitch and stretchy jersey... on: April 10, 2007 09:21:31 AM
Okay, so I made my first top the other day with some stretchy pink jersey (stretchier than tshirt fabric. more like the kind of fabric you get on simple camis).
I've used zig zag stitch lots of times, on tshirt type fabric and cotton. But with this very stretchy stuff I can't seem to get it right! :S

I can never sew it straight, it always ends up really wonky and it's especially annoying when I'm sewing a hem. It's very hard to get the amount of fabric folded over the same amount all the way along (I hope that makes sense :S) when it starts sewing wonky. I really don't want to have to sew by hand first before I go onto the machine.

Anyway, has anyone got any tips!?!?!?
Just to clarify, it's fine when I use a straight stitch, but as you all know, straight stitch and putting on a very stretchy top= having to take great care as to not break the stitches!!
4  U.K. AND IRELAND / ENGLAND / Walthamstow Market and Shepherds Bush Market on: April 10, 2006 08:25:26 AM
Last time I went to London I begged my parents to take me to Walthamstow Market so I could buy some fabric.
We walked up the road the market's on for ages and ages, and I hardly found any places with pretty patterned fabric. I ended up going home with 2m of jeans (which by the way isn't really the greatest lol) and some blue tulle. It also took up most of the trip so we could only shop in Oxford Street for a little while.

I'm going to Central London again in a few days, and I'm thinking I might beg for a trip to Shephards Bush.
Could anyone give me some info on what kind of fabrics and stuff they have in the market, and if there's any little stores there, what are the names? Also, do you think Walthamstow's better, cus maybe I was just looking in the wrong places there.


5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Lurker needs a tshirt dress tutorial? on: September 17, 2005 02:50:54 PM
Wasn't sure where to post this so move, delete, whatever  Smiley

I've been searching and searching and searching, but I can't seem to find a tutorial for this kind of tshirt dress:
http://img101.imageshack.us/img101/4531/picture4556wo.jpg
http://img142.imageshack.us/img142/6762/picture4472qc.jpg
http://i12.ebayimg.com/03/i/04/f3/31/27_1_b.JPG
Basically the front and back of a tshirt and some other material at the bottom and sides.
Anyone else could probably make it without a tut, but I just couldn't manage it without something telling me the exact steps  Tongue
Anyone know where I could find one?  Huh
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