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1  Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos! in Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects by Debs_5 on: May 10, 2009 02:07:23 PM
Wow there are so many beautiful tattoos on crafty ladies here Cheesy I spent ages looking through the whole thread!
I currently have just the one tatt, had it done at the end of March at Chioko in Camden (London) and they were very friendly and the artist was great, she redrew my overcomplicated design for me an it turned out even better than I hoped for, I'd recommend Chioko definitely!
Flower vine on my left hip

this was taken literally just after she'd finished!

this is it fully healed and it shows the placement a little better Smiley (in mirror image though!) only took about a week and a half to heal but I carried on applying the cream for a month or so afterwards, don't know if that had any effect or not.

Planning on getting a couple more eventually (stave of music on the back of my neck and an anatomical heart somewhere about my persons!) but money is the issue Sad
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2  Re: Vintage 'dos and make-up (Come share your secrets!) in Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions by Debs_5 on: April 05, 2008 07:28:03 PM
Thanks for posting that link, I tried it yesterday but I just can't get it right Sad
Just realised I had forgotten to post the beehive I did last month, not sure how orthodox my method was but it seemed to work!

'Scuse the myspacey picture, shades are so useful hiding tired eyes Cool:


The (loose) inspiration:
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y243/xxdebzxx/HilaryRibbon.jpg

And a daft tutorial I did for my friend (check my paint skillz ha):
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y243/xxdebzxx/beehivetut.jpg
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3  What to do with 2.5m of polka dot crepe?? in Clothing: Discussion and Questions by Debs_5 on: May 29, 2006 06:26:54 AM
I bought this fabric with the intention of making a top . . . 3 weeks later and the pattern still hasn't arrived and I've gone off the idea of making the top already  Roll Eyes

that's the fabric, black and white polka dot crepe. I wondered about making a dress like these from Rachel Pally, but it seems like hers are jersey type fabric and also the dots might look a bit too busy when paired with my tallish frame.
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y243/xxdebzxx/Clothes/06SP20.jpg
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y243/xxdebzxx/Clothes/06SP45.jpg
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y243/xxdebzxx/Clothes/05F26.jpg
Sooo any ideas on what I could do with all this fabric?
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4  Re: Fluorescent polka dot strap top type thingy er yeah. . . 3 pics in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by Debs_5 on: April 30, 2006 11:30:27 AM
I had some free time this weekend so I made a tutorial incase anybody wanted/wants one, please excuse my paint skills! I hope it gives enough information, feel free to ask questions:

The grey is the wrong side of the fabric, the pinky/purple is the right.


1) Cut out each of the pieces above, the measurements should be as shown.
My measurements were
30" for under the arms
32" for the chest then 3.24" for the length, the top band should be cut so the centre of the bottom measurement is at the centre of the top, this is what makes it fitted and creates the diagonals.
34" for the main tube width (if you want a baggier top make this larger than your hips)
12" for the length
DONT FORGET SEAM ALLOWANCES!


2)Mark the centre of each piece of fabric (shown in green) then mark on the top band where you want the darts to be (I put mine over my chest-as you can see in the pic on the first page)these are shown in blue.


3) Line up both pieces at the centre mark and pin in place. The line up each piece at the edges and pin each corner.
Smooth the excess fabric towards the dart marks on the top band and then pinch the excess in line with the dart marks. Mark two points for each dart (shown in red) at equal distances on either side from the dart marks (shown in blue).


4) Fold the fabric straight down the original dart mark (blue) and then pin where the mark you made in the last step is (shown in yellow here). Make sure you have both sides of the fabric pinned together. Do this for both darts.


5) Re-align the pieces using the centre mark (green) and the darts/dart marks (yellow and blue).
Pick up the pieces right side together -making sure they are still aligned correctly- and pin together then sew along the pink line to join both pieces together.
When both pieces are sewn together, hem the top and bottom of the top.


6) With right sides together, pin down the pink line shown in the picture then sew it.
Make sure you sew the diagonal for the top band!


7) Try the top on then mark where you want the straps to go (I usen an old tank top to place where they should go)


8 ) When you've marked where your straps should go, fold the ribbon in half and place the halfway mark on your shoulder with one half of the ribbon at the front and the other at the back. Pin the ribbon in the right place at the front for each strap then turn the top around.
When you've turned the top around (so you're wearing it back to front). Pull the ribbon snugly over your shoulder-not too snugly,you need to be able to get it on and off!- and pin the ribbon in the right places at the back.
Sew each strap on in both places, then either cut off the excess ribbon or, like I did, leave it so it hangs at the front and back.

Well that seemed alot of writing, I hope its easy enough to understand! I was going to make a picture tut but I didn't have enough fabric left over to make another. Oh and I only used 2 fat quarters of fabric (1/2 a yard) to make the top so it was fairly cheap! Grin
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5  Fluorescent polka dot strap top type thingy er yeah. . .tute on P2,Pic obese in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by Debs_5 on: April 23, 2006 01:33:38 AM
Weell been lurking here for well over a month now gathering ideas Wink but this top came to be from browsing a topshop website and thinking 25 for that? Psshh no way! Soo I bought some fabric, made a mini pattern and got to work. I think it's pretty good for a first from scratch own pattern thingy seeing as I've only used my machine about 4 times since I got it 2 years ago *hangs head in shame*
Oh and this is actually my first wearable project sooo therefore its my first post Smiley
Front view

Side View

Close up of band and darts

Its made from 100% cotton and has ribbon straps that can't really be seen (not the 2 thin straps)
edit: If enough people want one (or even reply Tongue) then I'll be happy to post a tute
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