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11  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: my 80's goth-inspired prom dress! on: August 29, 2008 09:30:36 PM
That fabric is stupidly awesome. I love it.
12  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Badass brocade skulls corset on: August 29, 2008 09:28:55 PM
Great job. The fabric is beautiful.
13  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Necklines stretching out... what am i doing wrong? on: July 11, 2008 09:02:17 PM
Are you 'stay stitching' the neckline of your garments?  It seems like a PITA step, but it does help stabilize that area a bit to keep it from stretching out of shape. 

+1

Also are you using the right stitch/needles/tension for the material you are using? If you use the wrong stitch with a knit it will make your fabric go wonky.
14  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: So I want to liberate the design behind these new Prada pants... on: July 11, 2008 08:59:23 PM
It's hard to tell with just this picture, but from what I can see the checkered and plaid pants are made in different ways. They don't seem to have the same construction, looking at the way the pattern moves.

The checkered pants I think are a stretch material and perhaps each leg is cut as one piece and the pattern piece just flares out, however, they sew a seam up four corners or however many to give it some shape and an edge to it.

The plaid pants are definitely more pieces. I can see a long piece going all the way down the front, and I suspect that the backs are just separate pieces. So while the checkered pants would be two primary pieces, a left leg, and a right leg, the plaid pants seem to be four pieces from what I can see. They have long straight front pieces, and flared back pieces.

That is the best I can surmise from this one picture.
15  CLOTHING / Clothing Sewalongs / Re: Sweeney Todd-a-long ("By The Sea" Bathing Costumes) on: July 10, 2008 04:25:02 PM
Oooh. I am so game for this. Still planning on making these costumes for mine and my hubby's halloween costumes. His should whip up easy peasy so I may do it first.

Okay question.. are you cutting the bodice and bloomers as one piece?

Here is my pattern piece list so far.. not including any interfacing and lining yet.

Brian -

Sleeves  (2) - Stripes
Cuffs (2) - White knit
Front (1) - Stripes
Back (1) - Stripes

Me -
Sleeves (2)
Upper Collar (1)
under Collar (1)
Leg Flounce (2)
Leg Cuff (2)
Bloomer Legs (2)
Striped Tube Top (1)
Front Bodice (2)
Back Bodice (1)
Belt (2)
Waist Flounce (8-10 pieces??)
16  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: sewing socks? on: May 05, 2008 01:12:45 PM
To be honest it seems sewn socks would not be comfortable in shoes because the seams would be pressed against your foot.
17  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: "Wallpaper" top + sailor themed dress + skulls/hearts vest! on: May 04, 2008 09:47:30 AM
I love that fabric in the first one.
18  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Rain on prom night + satin dress = sad sister on: May 03, 2008 12:21:21 PM
There is a song on the Grease soundtrack that goes.. "It's raining.. on prom night".. Smiley
19  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: TEENY BIKINI on: May 03, 2008 12:17:07 PM
Really cute fabric.
20  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Man Vest with surprise on: May 03, 2008 12:13:28 PM
Looks really nice. Your DHs pics are funny, hehe Smiley
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