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?
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. =)
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.
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. 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.
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).
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 ), but I hope I made a bit of sense.