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1  NEWS AND DISCUSSION ABOUT CRAFTSTER / Suggest New Boards and New Features / [ACCEPTED] City Guides for crafters .... What about Latinamerica? on: June 04, 2007 05:24:41 PM
Please remember to communicate in English on this (and all other threads on Craftster).

I actually dont know how many members of crafter are from latin america but there must be tons, i hope  Wink
I'm from Mexico, and on the section of boards of guides of the world i just dont see anything on Latinamerica.
I'm taking a trip south in a few weeks and a city guide would've been just great to know where to get great crafty stuff from the places i'm visiting.

2  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / Fabric for pot holders? on: May 02, 2007 09:47:31 PM
A friend of mine is getting married, and right now i dont have a lot of money for gifts but sence i'm crafty  Grin i want to make her a lot things. One of them are pot holders but i dont know what kind of fabric to use, what kind of fabric is heat resistant ??
What do you all use?

Thanks!
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / One question about a dress on: December 15, 2006 07:38:44 PM
I want to make this dress for my husband's office xmas dinner. I have the fabric and everything. I'm not making it exactly like it but i really like the the shape.



I see that it doesnt have darts. Can i make it without them even if the fabric doesnt have any streach to it? I'm not sure about it.
Help!
4  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / (First book) fabric cover little note book on: October 19, 2006 11:14:47 AM
Hello,
This is my fisrt post in this forum..
I have just started with the book making craft and i'm hooked! My etching teacher is showing me and this is the frist book i made a week ago. It's a small format and i'm so happy with it. And sence i've learned this way of book binding i used it to start an artist's book for a project i've been working on.
Here are the pictures:




thanks for looking. SmileySmiley
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / First knitting project: a scarf, of course lol on: October 11, 2006 02:07:27 PM
I just started knitting because of a swap i was in, the fill a coin purse swap, and my partner indieanajess sent me a wonderful package filled with knitting supplies. So a big thanks to her!
I made this scarf with some acrylic yarn my boyfriend got me so i could practice.
It's just the basic knitting stitch. It's very short but i'm so happy with it.



 Grin
what do you think?
6  CLOTHING / Clothing Sewalongs / Fall/Winter clothes sewalong on: September 15, 2006 05:50:12 PM
The cold weather still hasnt come here but i defenetly want to start early and i'm really exited to do all the heavy skirts and coats!
So i was thinking maybe a fall/winter sewalong?
We can post ideas, fabrics, proyects here so we dont lose track and keep us motivated. I always find it inspiring to see all the beautiful pieces everyone makes.

How about it?
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Circles blue and teal top on: August 21, 2006 10:38:46 PM
I made this simple top with the same fabric as this dress. Nothing out of the ordinary (i really should start taking more risks lol because i *love* all the wonderful pieces you all make).
So, uhm, here it is:


messy mirror shot lol




my "it's late, i'm sleepy" face


sleeve

Thanks for looking.
zia.
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / teal dress, it's too plain, dont know what to do.! on: August 18, 2006 06:39:39 PM
I made this dress today, with the idea of a 'summer' dress, end of summer that is, and something i could still use in the fall. I wanted it with thin straps and flowy.
I really liked how it turned out but it's way too plain and simple. It kind of looks like something i could sleep in.
What i'm thinking is that it looks a lot better with a belt but i dont want to have to wear a belt every time i use it, also, now that i tried it on i feel the fabric is a bit thinner that what i thought and makes me think about wearing it alone.

Here it is:

Without the belt..





One thing i can do is silk screen something on.
Or i can sew a black waist band where the belt is.
(sorry the pics arent so great, it's the best i can do alone lol)
arrgh! i dont know .....

any ideas?
what do you all think?

9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Circles and dots blue & blue dress !! Now with tutorial on: August 07, 2006 07:00:19 PM
Finally, finally, finally!
I'm so exited that i finished my first summer dress! I really needed one and the ones i started, for some reason, i never finished them (didnt like them, weren't what i wanted, blah) lol, but this one i did like, i actually love it so much. When i saw the fabric, i wasnt so sure but i went ahead and bought it because it was the only one i liked that was light and streachy and cheap, it was $1.30 USD/ metter.
I started it this morning and worked on it on and off all day. It's a bit hard to sew when there's a little boy pulling on your leg hehehehe.

Here's the dress:




i'm still not sure if it fits my figure or makes me look weird.

sorry the pictures are so crappy, there's no one to take them and these two are the best of the bunch.

Here's a close up of the fabric (i think this one's the best pic Cheesy):



What do you think?




TUTORIAL:

This is my first tutorial so bear with me  Cheesy

These are the pieces you will need:



Measurements:
-Waist
-Skirt Length
-Top dress length, to decide where to put the waist band (mine's about 15 in. from shoulder to waist)

To dut the skirt part just fold your fabric in half and measure half of your waist in a corner, and the length as you would a regular circle skirt.

The waist band is about 2.5 in.



1. Once you have your pieces cut, sew the top parts, back and both fronts (marked in red), first neck to shoulder and then attatch the sleeves but dont close them, yet.

2. Sew together the back with the wrap parts (marked in green).   
   Attatch the neckline band:  fold it in half and while you sew it streach it a little.
   Nos sew the waist ban to the top part of the dress.  I found it easier to sew the wrap parts (or pin them) how i wanted them before sewing the waist band.

3. Sew the skirt to the waist band (in pink) and close the waist band and skirt together (orange)


Hem the skirt if the fabric needs it, and sew the sleeve bands to the sleeves gathering the sleeves a little (or a lot) to create puffiness (also streach the bands while sewing).

And ta da! you have a wonderful summer dress! (or all year round dress depending on the color and fabric!)
10  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Screen Printing: Completed Projects / This is just a test.... but what do you think? on: July 21, 2006 04:56:29 PM
I made this yesterday as a test of a 2 ink design. I'm still not sure what color t-shirts to use and what inks to go with, but i really liked how this came out, although i want to make it wearable for both guys and girls. so maybe pink wouldnt be so good lol

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