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1  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / PVC roses? on: June 09, 2009 03:01:36 AM
I have no idea if this is in the right place, so mods please feel free to move it if not.

I've been looking at fabric rose tutorials and I want to make some in PVC. Not the heavy upholstery fabric, the dress weight. My question is, has anyone ever done this before, and how did you change the method to accommodate the different fabric (i.e. some of them say to iron creases in the fabric, which I know is bad for PVC). I know this has been done in latex, so it's got to be possible, but is it worth the hassle?

Any advice would be much appreciated. Smiley
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Two new coats for autumn/winter on: November 05, 2006 04:31:26 AM
They look like they'd be really good for when you want something warm, but you don't want to go for the whole overcoat thing. At least with a jacket, it's easier to put on and take off when going into and out of overheated shops.
I'm going to jump on the 'tute!' wagon here - I'm moving to England very soon (three weeks! yay!), and I'm on the lookout for cute but functional warm things. =)
3  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Vintage Craft Projects / Re: Bizarre piece of Victorian Kitsch *New* With picture of matching earrings! on: September 26, 2006 05:58:31 AM
I think I still have my rabbit's tail somewhere. We lived on a farm when I was little, and dad used to shoot the rabbits to stop them digging holes in the sheep paddocks. I don't know how I ended up with the tail off one, but it's still soft and fluffy. But lately, it's started to, I don't know, moult or something.
4  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Vintage Craft Projects / Re: Bizarre piece of Victorian Kitsch *New* With picture of matching earrings! on: September 24, 2006 10:32:34 PM
I once found some butterfly wings in a second-hand book. I don't know how they got in there, and I don't think I want to know, but I can't bring myself to throw them away. They're from one of those orange and black butterflies that you see around, and they're so beautiful. I've been keeping them in the book, because I don't know what to do with them.  Undecided
Speaking of butterflies, my dad found a really big one on the back patio once. I don't know what had happened to it, because it wasn't crushed or damaged in any way, it was just dead, so he kept it and put it in a glass display case.
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: What do you do when you love a pattern? on: July 06, 2006 01:37:43 AM
I have a big roll of sew-on interfacing, and I trace my pattern pieces off that, rather than cutting the originals up, just in case I need a bigger size later. For smaller pieces, like collars, etc. I use baking paper, rather than going through my roll of interfacing (which is a pain to work with sometimes, because it sticks to everything).
6  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Vintage Craft Projects / Re: Bizarre piece of Victorian Kitsch *New* With picture of matching earrings! on: June 24, 2006 07:25:40 PM
I like your grandmother - hurrah for hoarders!!  Cheesy I'm in danger of becoming a packrat, because every time I throw something out, I want it again shortly after. Solution? Never throw anything away. Tongue

We got lots of antique linen and beautifu lace edgings from my great-grandmother, but nothing untoward, I'm afraid. Sad
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Making Your Own Corset? on: June 10, 2006 10:42:44 PM
Have you already put the boning in? If not, just take the bust in slightly at the seams until it's right. Then mark however much you took off on the pattern so you know for when you cut the lining fabric.

OK, that was grammatically incorrect (horrifically so  Shocked), but I hope I made a bit of sense. Smiley
8  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Re: Bad Girl project on: June 10, 2006 10:32:00 PM
We've been brainwashed by Kramer and Sprenger, that's why.  Tongue
9  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Vintage Craft Projects / Re: Bizarre piece of Victorian Kitsch *New* With picture of matching earrings! on: June 09, 2006 07:00:36 PM
I don't find that gross. Smiley That's one of my activities whenever I go into the city - finding a thrift store and stroking all the furs. "Fake, real, REALLY fake, real..." Tongue
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Making Your Own Corset? on: May 31, 2006 05:46:00 PM
Or, make a bodice like this one:
http://www.geocities.com/mekyria/corsettop01.html

and add some puffy sleeves to it. This way might be easier because it's only boned at the front, versus all the way around, so you don't have to wrestle against the boning to get the sleeves on there.
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