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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: How will I make this? Infinity type of dress: Los mil y un vestidos on: October 08, 2009 01:10:44 PM
you are right! i do want one too!
i don't know if this is right or helps but it looks like a circle with arm holes cut into it maybe 3/4 from one edge and a tie and hole put in at about halfway? i have no idea if this is right but that's what i kept thinking as i was watching it. i don't think i have enough jersey to try it out atm. i hope someone else has the answer!
atomic mary
2  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: finally done hall tree on: October 06, 2009 06:16:47 AM
so funny, i was just on my way to get dressed so i could go out and do some shopping for materials for the hall tree i am going to make this weekend!
this is fantastic! i love the birds!
and i was going to use an old door or some paneling but i have planks of wood leftover from some very similar shelves so maybe i will have another look at that. thank you for the idea!
atomic mary
3  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Re: Need Fabric Flower Help! on: October 01, 2009 06:28:48 AM
i love that headband!  was kind of obsessed a few years ago with making ribbon roses and have a few bookmarked. http://www.blisstree.com/articles/easy-ribbon-roses-114/
this is one, but i find that it's better with a not stiff ribbon or with a smaller width ribbon.
http://www.offray.com/HOWTO.HTML
if you scroll down to flowers, look at traditional ribbon rose. this is the one i think that would work better for what you want. you just keep folding the ribbon back on it self. i tried it with a wide stiff ribbon this morning and it worked fairly well.
i warn you though! it becomes addictive! when i worked in the fabric store there was no ribbon that hadn't been sampled! and then the   other staff started in on it too!
good luck! have fun! don't forget to eat and sleep! Smiley
atomic mary
4  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Completed Projects / Re: Rebecca - a bra for us with great boobs on: February 13, 2009 04:16:25 PM
 the thing i really like about this one is the placement of the straps! the ones i have sewn before, the straps come from the top making it almost impossible to wear a v-neck. and i like that this is a 3 seam cup. the rtw ones i have are 3 seamed and are more what they call "balconette" i have been too busy to copy a rtw but it really makes me mad that because i am ample chested i have to spend 100 bones on a bra! especially as i have made my own before, know how easy they are and how little fabric they take! i would love more to the pattern if you can give it!
it looks great btw!
atomic mary

5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: whirl away dress disaster to whirl away skirt fabulosity (Butterick 4790) on: August 20, 2008 07:21:03 PM
it looks great!
i too tried this dress and i get many compliments on it (the 3 times i've worn it in the 2 years since i made it Undecided) but have had the same problems. such a pretty dress but so hard to wear! i think i may have to try this too! thanks for showing me how great it looks!
atomic mary
6  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Re: Sewing Books you can't live without? on: August 18, 2008 06:13:09 AM
a few years ago, after seeing me almost in tears (and sometimes actually in tears) my husband bought me a sewing book for xmas. it's called The Perfect Fit. it has 400 how-to photos and they call it the classic guide to altering patterns. there isn't an author credited but it's put out by Creative Publishing International (www.creativepub.com)  i have found this to be an amazing book and even though i have had it for a few years i still pull it out for reference (lucky charm? Smiley)when i am  altering a pattern. very easy to follow. i have others but this is the one i use most.
i also have a subscription to threads and the vogue sewing magazines as well. and browse the other ones on the shelves Wink
happy sewing!
atomic mary
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: How should I create a curved hem on a skirt... on: July 04, 2008 10:19:18 AM
i sooo love/hate boarder prints! i have just made one like abby rose suggested in view b. it turned out pretty good. i'm pleased with it but it did take some patience in getting everything lined up. the other way would be like sweetpickles said and cut 1,2 or 3 rectangles (depending on where/how you put in the zipper) but instead of gathering the fabric you could do inverted pleats. i myself am not fond of gathered skirts. too much volume exactly  ::)where i don't need it!

8  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Other Image Reproduction Techniques: Discussion and Questions / Re: Air Freshener Blanks on: June 03, 2008 05:03:05 AM
where do you find air freshener blanks? and how do you scent them?

9  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / Re: piano? on: May 27, 2008 04:22:54 PM
wow i think that would be beautiful!
we took ours apart. it took 2 weekends. and it's almost done. i should post some pics. it was a very surprising adventure! the inside of our piano was BEAUTIFUL! it turns out that it was built between 1885 and 1888. the company that built it was known for building one of the heaviest pianos in the world! (at least that's what one website said. i have absolutely no reason to doubt them Cheesy) it looked like the mirror was put on in 1947. there was a date and initials written in pencil behind the mirror. i couldn't believe the inside. the outside was really dowdy but there was gorgeous painting on the..... part that holds the strings. the inside of the panel that is under the piano (above the pedals) had fantastic woodwork but it was INSIDE! i have kept this piece and will hang it on my wall. i am also keeping the part holding the strings and one day will find somewhere to hang it. it's too pretty to not do something with it. and then we can have a harp like wall hanging. however i need a really secure wall. after most of the wood was taken away i still couldn't move it! really incredible!
anyway, i will post pics once i figure out how. just thought that those that replied to this post might want to know.
atomic mary
10  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Re: adjustable strap slider on: May 14, 2008 06:49:54 PM
try http://www.bramakerssupply.com/cart/displaydriver.asp?function=Welcome, it's a canadian site but you will probably find lots of good stuff there.
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