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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Encircle top on: January 22, 2006 06:44:16 PM
Hey, it's you! ^_^ *waves frantically at you*
I love this top!  It's so funky and innovative!  And I'm amazed about the silicone sealer.  Shocked
Awesome work, as always. ^_^

Wheee! *waves madly back!*
Thanks for telling me about this place, it's very inspirational! And your lovely words too! *blushes* ^_^

Randommarble: Good luck with your GCSE's! *hugs*

Thanks for all the compliments guys, it's very heartwarming <3
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Encircle top on: January 13, 2006 05:48:00 AM
Very intricate design... are you in fashion school?

Yes indeed Cheesy I'm studying for a degree at london college of fashion, 2 years of hard slog left!

What is that like? I've got to choose (not for a couple of years yet luckily)  between something practical, like accounting which I would enjoy, or fashion where it may be hard to get a job but I think would be even more fun. ) I don't know if I have enough talent for fashion college, I've only really made slight adjustments to patterns so far.

I had a similar hard decision to make, between computing and fashion. Go with what you love the most! You'll have to put in at least 3 years of hard work, so it really helps to adore the subject.
There are actually quite a few jobs available in fashion, but they're often badly paid, lower end jobs Cheesy It also depends where you live. Smiley
When I started I had very little experience with pattern cutting. I don't think it's expected, it's very handy to know your way around a pattern though. What they looked for on my course was potential and originality, and most of all sheer determination Cheesy

As for me, I really love it! I've always wanted to learn how to design and make clothes and they've taught me an awful lot. It's not an easy course (I study part-time, and commute 60 miles to college), the workload is intense too.

All you can do is try! If I can be any help, let me know *hugs* good luck!
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Heehee! Fleece Legwarmers on: January 10, 2006 04:34:23 PM
They look snuggly *aww!*
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Encircle top on: January 10, 2006 04:31:07 PM
Thank you guys for all your lovely words! *hugs*

Very intricate design... are you in fashion school?

Yes indeed Cheesy I'm studying for a degree at london college of fashion, 2 years of hard slog left!
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Encircle top on: January 07, 2006 06:07:27 AM
Thank you guys! *hugs*

I used the sillicone straight out of the applicator onto stretched out fabric Cheesy there's lots of other ways to play around with it too.

Thanks for the compliment Dottydot! A lovely friend agreed to model for me (I'll stick to the other side of the camera Cheesy ).
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Encircle top on: January 06, 2006 06:17:55 PM
Here's a finished garment from one of my projects at college. I love using stretch fabric! I find the pattern cutting much more forgiving Cheesy
It's 2-way stretch jersey and stockinette fabric with twisted sections and a fin at the back. The sillicone bathroom sealant worked a treat for the design on the front, though my room smelt funny for days!


7  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Stitch And BOTCH / Re: seam ripper love on: January 03, 2006 02:53:43 PM
Sometimes I feel like I unpick more than I actually stitch! I couldn't sew without a seam ripper.
8  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Stitch And BOTCH / Re: naked fat girl on: January 03, 2006 02:52:02 PM
I'm also an odd sized peep that the shops don't cater for. Please don't give up, sewing takes a bit of practice but you'll get there! I'm at college doing a fashion degree mainly to learn how to pattern cut and sew for myself because I got fed up wearing clothes that don't fit.
Bought patterns are a great help, especially for beginners. I learnt to sew with cushion covers! Cheesy
With the A-line skirt you mentioned you could try a fabric with more drape to it. It's amazing how different fabrics can affect the look of clothes.
Circle skirts don't have to be cut from one big circle either... stick enough sheets of newspaper together to make just the right size and length circle pattern for you, then chop it into sections! Halves, quarters or eights, whatever takes your fancy; add seam allowance to each, make sure the fabric grain goes straight down the middle of each piece, and you're set!
Good luck *hugs*
9  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / Re: To name or not to name on: December 30, 2005 02:29:55 PM
The Fizz part makes me think of sparkles and suchlike, great for a jewelery business imo!

Green has other connotations though; money, jealousy, and being a noob perhaps... but also nature and the sea. Maybe think about changing just the colour?

But if you love the name, then please go with it! There is no right or wrong, there will always be peeps who like or dislike it.
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