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1  CLOTHING / Clothing Sewalongs / Re: quickie dress that anybody can make on: August 14, 2006 10:43:17 AM
OriginalYouth -- love the shirt!  The green is amazing, and so is the necklace.

nicegirl512 -- how did you make the skirt part?  I noticed that it's not the circle skirt, and was wondering if you did an A-line with a front and back and two seams.  I'm getting ready to make my dress and I'm not sure I want a full circle...if I "cut a piece out of the circle pie" (think 3/4 circle) will that give me a modified circle skirt with some, but not a lot, of fullness?  Also, at what point did you start to taper your straps, and by how much?  I read that the taper should be the last 2', but I don't know how skinny the thin end should be.

Thanks!
2  CLOTHING / Shoes: Discussion and Questions / Re: baby clothes patterns desprately needed on: August 10, 2006 09:13:55 PM
the baby kimono pattern over at martha's site is adorable, and i'm sure it could be stenciled Smiley

http://www.marthastewart.com/page.jhtml?type=content&id=channel178343&contentGroup=MSL&site=living

there's a pdf of the pattern too.
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Strapless top w/tutorial on: January 09, 2005 11:10:28 AM
great top!

I downloaded the PDF, but when reader tried to open it, it said "file damaged" and wouldn't open it.  Does th PDF work for other people?
4  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / My 2nd bag -- Jordy/Messenger on: June 26, 2004 10:15:47 AM
Not sure which post I should have replied under, since it's a combination of both.    This is my second bag, ever, and unfortunately I have to give it to my sister for her birthday.  Don't you hate it when you make something for someone, it totally rocks, and then you want to keep it?  Ugh, the dicotomy of all that is crafty.

So here goes.....I added an adjustable strap because even though I'd carry it diagonally cross-torso, she may carry it like a standard purse.  It has a magentic snap (btw, the Walmart one was too strong, and I got a smaller one), adjustable strap made from 2 D rings, an exterior pocket on the back, a small pocket inside, and a whole row of pen holders also on the inside.  The flower is from felted sweaters, sew togehter and then permanent fabric glued on -- much easier than sewing the whole thing on.  The strap is army surplus webbing, as is the stripe across the bag.  The interior and exterior are both heavy twill, interfaced, too.  This is one structured bag, even if in the photos it doesn't appear to be (it's empty).  Oh, and I structured the bottom using 2 pieces of plastic needlepoint grid stuff taped together as a double thickness, then I inserted it right before I closed up the lining at the very end.

Feel free to ask questions!

PS for all you Philly girls out there, the webbing and material were purchased at Jomar in South Philly.  Fabric was about $2/yard.  Webbing was .59 a yard or so.

http://img23.photobucket.com/albums/v68/sporkie/Karen%20bag/PICT0176.jpg

http://img23.photobucket.com/albums/v68/sporkie/Karen%20bag/PICT0170.jpg

http://img23.photobucket.com/albums/v68/sporkie/Karen%20bag/PICT0179.jpg

http://img23.photobucket.com/albums/v68/sporkie/Karen%20bag/PICT0172.jpg
5  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: floor cloth (i.e. RUG) with tutorial (edited to fix pictures) on: May 17, 2004 11:41:31 AM
http://www.marthastewart.com/page.jhtml?type=content&id=channel189243

Another tutorial Smiley

6  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: New Purse just completed on: May 14, 2004 10:29:17 AM
I made a Jordy bag and actually inserted the plastic canvas into the bottom of the bag before I closed up the lining -- that way it's between the outer and inner layers Smiley  It does tend to shift a bit, but it's wide enough that it won't roll over to one side.  BTW, I inserted it after I did the final "inside-outing".
7  Pennsylvania / Pennsylvania: Southeast / Re: Philadelphia: Fabric and Craft Stores on: May 10, 2004 09:23:38 AM
I went to the Jomar off of Delaware Ave. last weekend.  Amazing fabric selection and it is super super cheap.  And unlike Fabric Row, parking is available in front of the store, and they're open Sundays!!!  They have hardly any "notions", but it's still my favorite "new" place.
8  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Polka Dot MESSENGER Bag on: May 10, 2004 09:18:52 AM
Is the strap "recycled" from another bag?

I want to make a bag like this for my sis, but I'll probably stick to a messenger bag with a flap and an inside pocket  Smiley

Your's looks fantastic but is a bit much for me to tackle!  Wink
9  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re:Citrus-Fresh Window Decoration! on: April 23, 2004 02:22:59 PM
Some people even make jewelry with them.  Check this out:

www.glitterlimes.co m

This site and the girl that makes them were part of a newspaper article here in Philly this week.

Enjoy, but don't steal Smiley
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re:sheer pink halter top on: April 16, 2004 11:59:05 AM
Pandapee -- What does the back loook like?  Is it the same, or do you have ties?  I <3 it!
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