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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Tudor Rose Hat / Headband on: January 28, 2011 03:22:06 AM
To get into the millinery course i want to do I have to be interviewed and bring in some works or drawings.
Here is my project:



I made the tudor rose bag pattern from savvy seems and used that pattern to make this. I attached it to a headband, my first thought was it would be put in using a comb but I think this worked quite well.
The smocking is a "honey comb" technique. I original tried diamond smocking, but it didn't turn out at all well.

I initially was going to make the hat with both the large and small petals, but decided to stick to the small only.
I'll probably play around with a bigger one later.

The bag I made: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=370975.0
2  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Yet another Tudor Rose bag + matching headband on: January 24, 2011 05:45:23 AM
Hi.

I loved Pretty Little Rainbow's Tudor Rose Bag http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=359911.0 and felt that I needed to try it out. I didn't know if it would work, but I decided to make it into a hat as well.

I was so positive about how I was going; cut out the flowers, fused the batting and assembled the flower. Then I realised I had no idea what I was doing.
To make it more simple I only made one side with the rose (It also saved A LOT of fabric).
I also made simple straps and the button instead of zip (I was originally going to do the clasp but I didn't have access to one)
I broke a needle on my machine, and then hand sewing broke two more needles.


 
Used Canadian smocking as the pattern suggests. I've never smocked before so it was a lot of fun learning.
* I've fixed the scrunched up section on the right*



The bag is actually quite small, so if I try this again (which I'll probably do soon) I'm definitely enlarging it.


And the hat (or headband).

I found a tutorial for diamond smocking, which I kept messing up so I finally located "honey comb" smocking directions and after a few hours of trying and unpicking I successfully created the middle of the flower.

I initially was going to make the hat with both the large and small petals, but decided to stick to the small only. I'll probably play around with a bigger one later. I guess I'll have to have interfacing or stiffen the material for that.


I had a blast making this  Grin
3  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Lace. Can anyone tell me all about lace? on: August 30, 2010 11:55:39 PM
Hope this is the right categhory for this question.

is lace?  (I know what it is as in it is my curtain, but what is it made of)
How is it made?
and is it possible to make your own lace?
4  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Vintage Dressmakers Mannequin Recover Help on: July 15, 2010 04:11:41 AM
Hi.

I just purchased an old dressmakers mannequin from the SALVOS.
It needs to be recovered but it looks like there was, or should have been that yellow/orange foam padding (like in the ceiling of cars).
I want to recover it, but what kind of material? How?
and since the pins need to go into it what kind of padding can I use and do I glue it?

If anyone can help it would be greatly appreciated.

Thank You

5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Help Modify Emmeline Apron on: April 25, 2010 04:34:19 AM
I want to make another apron but it is for a plus size friend. I have never changed a pattern but my way of thinking was to add 2 inches to the bodice and naturally the skirt so it connected correctly. Is that all I need to do, or is it more complicated than that?

Thank You for your help and advice.
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Tulle, Tutu... Newbie needs help on: February 18, 2010 01:03:25 AM
Hi.
I'm making a tutu which is not a tutu. A tulle half skirt would be more appropriate.

To go under this denim skirt [pic bellow]. I'm a plus size girl so I don't want the tulle at the back, just the front with it peaking out at the bottom and the side and giving volume to the skirt.

I would like to be able to have the skirt without the tulle so I thought could attach the tulle skirt to the denim using buttons, or sewing the tulle onto a peticoat to be worn underneath.

How do I make the skirt???
My friend's self made tutu is gathered, but the sticks out uncontrollable and almost straight out from the hips.
I want mine to go down and thought I could add shorter layers ontop of the first straigh layer.

Am I making any sense?

Can I dart or even pleat tulle?

Any, ANY, advise would be appreciated

First picture shows how the front of the skirt is higher



Second shows how the skirt is slightly open when worn



Inspired by the gorgeous Denim Alice Dress made by in_wonderland; http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=313577.0
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Emmeline Apron on: February 13, 2010 02:31:19 PM
I did it!

This is my 3rd project. I am slowly teaching myself to sew.
Some slight modifications to what the pattern says. The pockets I added to one side, was just because I could & the sash comes out from between the 2 layers.
I also used a navy pair of pants for the binding & sash, and there wasn't enough material so it isn't technically 'Bias' binding

(modelled by a very reluctant teenage boy)

Side 1, with pockets 
  
Side 2 (bad pic) 
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Emmeline Apron Help on: February 06, 2010 09:07:30 PM
New Post:

I want to make another apron but it is for a plus size friend. I have never changed a pattern but my way of thinking was to add 2 inches to the bodice and naturally the skirt so it connected correctly. Is that all I need to do, or is it more complicated than that?

Thank You for your help and advice.

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Original Post:
07.02.2010

I am new to sewing, I've only just finished project 2. My next was to be the Emmeline Apron for my friends birthday.
How hard is it to make reversable like the pattern says??
My grandmother did not like the pattern and told me I would be wasting money by using my pretty but pricey material.
I guess I'm looking for confirmation in either way. Yes someone with little sewing experience can make this... or Yes, your grandmother is right.
Smiley
Thank you for your time.
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Capes & Coats (think Interview w/ the Vampire & New Moon & Lemoney Sni k) on: November 13, 2009 11:28:14 PM
Hey guys,
I fell in love with Kirsten Dunst's cape in Interview With The Vampire.
(I haven't been able to find a good picture of it online)

And now Dakota Fanning's in New Moon]
http://www.newmoonmovie.org/2009/08/hq-new-volturi-pictures-high-resolution-jane-aro-caius-demetri-and-alec/

Alice's Coat in Tim Burton's Alice In Wonderland
http://www.firstshowing.net/img2/burton-alice-FL-med-01.jpg

and in Lemony Snicket
http://us.movies1.yimg.com/movies.yahoo.com/images/hv/photo/movie_pix/paramount_pictures/lemony_snicket_s_a_series_of_unfortunate_events/_group_photos/emily_browning15.jpg


Has anyone ventured into making anything similar. If so I'd love to see the results.
I'm not anywhere near skilled enough to make one yet, but I can dream.
 Grin
10  CITY GUIDES FOR CRAFTSTERS / AUSTRALIA / Where do you shop Novocastrians? (Thats Newcastle, NSW) on: November 08, 2009 12:04:21 AM
Where do you shop for your crafty supplies (other than Spotlight)?
There are HEAPS of scrapbook shops popping up everywhere, but I don't scrapbook. Smiley and beady places too. :>
I've found patchwork supplies in Boolaroo and Mt Hutton.

Where else?
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