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21  emo herringbone short circle skirt in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by fromvenuswithlove on: May 11, 2006 07:31:33 PM
I only made this skirt to use the buttons - with black thread on heart buttons, i couldnt stop giggling at the emo-ness

and the emo buttons!

teehee, they go well with my emo care bear bag (yup i ripped of threadless - only cos every time i go to buy that shirt its out of print! grrr!)

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22  Ball/Prom Skirt - Antimony & Lace Net Skirt in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by fromvenuswithlove on: May 11, 2006 07:26:41 PM
Hi thanks for all the help when i asked bout the Antimony & Lace Net Skirt
any hoo this the finished project - 1 layer cotton, 6 layers nylon netting, 1 layer organza

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23  Re: Dorothy madness and tutu much fun in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by fromvenuswithlove on: February 21, 2006 12:41:31 AM
yes on the tule

and a question for you on the tutu

What exactly did you do to make the tutu??

I would like to make something like that for a fairy costume, how did you do that?


well i kinda based it on how a real tutu is made (the lower layers are really short and it get progressively longer so they're held up)

I dont have a sewing machine so i promise this has the least amount of sewing possible!
also i suck at describing so let me know if you dont know what im babbling on about

so you grab your tulle (i used 'nylon netting' i think its, stiffer a bit corser and much cheaper (like 1/3rd the price) than proper tulle) its about 180cm wide and i got about 4.5m in the end and about 2-3 meters of ribbon
Now cos for some wacky reason i usually work in inches when i sew so hopefully i'll now stick to inches
Rightio, cut it into 8 = each piece is now 22 inches (22inches x 1.8m wide),and cut of the selvege edge (? i think thats what its called!) so that the back and front blend together (like its kinda thicker/denser along the edges)
take two pieces lay em on top of one another, measure up 17inches and mark
take another two pieces and lay em on top of one another, measure up 13 inches and mark
Put the two 13inch marked ones on top of the two 17 inche marked ones
Line the marks up and fold over and pin
you should hopefully have four different 2ply layers
about one inch down from the fold, sew straight across, this forms a channel for the ribbon
Then repeat with the rest of the fabric
feed the ribbon thru the channel  of both sections, then hold it round your waist and pull till the tulle gathers up and its tight enough around your waist
and voila!

Ok heres a little diagram:
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24  Re: Dorothy madness and tutu much fun in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by fromvenuswithlove on: February 11, 2006 06:39:37 PM
Cheers, ok craftster-ites i need help with a decision:

To Tule or not to tule?
 ive pinned on half (The left side in the photo - the white on the right is the bloomers underneath)

Gahhh i hate decisions!
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25  Dorothy madness and tutu much fun in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by fromvenuswithlove on: February 11, 2006 05:26:14 PM
after lusting over all your glorious creations i thought i'd post some ive done in the last few month:

So a tutu - at my college (hall/residence/whatever) we have an annual awards night for sport and art achievement called Spartos, you have to come dressed as a sport or an art so i went as both

Sooo much tule (well actually i used the cheap nylon netting stuff but theres about 10 meters in it!)

This friday we have Fantasy island as part of our o-week celebrations, and you have to go as a fantasy (hop on a bus to a mystery location and drink oodles of punch and beer).  Im going as dorothy (being ever so tarty) from the wizard of oz

Based on Simplicity 4501 it has cute little bloomer/knickers underneath
I might add some tule under the skirt but im just a little pressed for time! (any suggestions

and heres my shoes

Im hoping they survive the day cos i really love them - theyre cheapo canvass shoes painted with a mix of glitter, red acrylic paint and fabric fixative, actually has anyone tried that combination? (at the moment its not comming off when i run my hands over it so im thinking i could be onto a good thing!)
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