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1  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / rikcar 1570---good/ bad? on: October 01, 2006 09:19:03 AM
hi peeps,
 i just got a rikcar 1570 yesterday. has anyone ever heard anything good bad or ugly about them? thianks for any info you have

-aMi
2  CLOTHING / Designer Clothing Homage / Help finding blumarine dress patterns on: September 29, 2006 12:00:09 PM
i lost all my favorites last night. what i need is the link to the lady's website where she had the blumarine dress patterns and tutorials. anyone know where it is? please help i will love you forever..........******big smile****

bye for now
-ami
3  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions / Amelie's purse help!!!???***NOW WITH PICS***** on: September 19, 2006 04:56:06 AM
does anyone have any idea where I can get a tutorial for the carpetbag type satchel Amelie Poulain has in the french movie Amelie? i have searched high and low, including over two hours on this beloved site. it is the bag she is seen carrying throughout the movie with the tapestry style fabric, metal clasp, framed (maybe) mouth and rectangular hard-type bottom with the little feet on it. if anyone has any info, i am deeply in debt to you, and you will be my hero.

ciao for now, & looking forward to hearing from someone soon,
-aMi

pictures

<----mostly like this one

4  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / old sandals.....new life on: August 15, 2006 05:02:50 PM
here are some shoes i have had for about 4 years.... after all this time i wanted to wear them again. of course all of your inspiration helped immensely (sp?) with just some ribbons, a couple of buttons and e-3600 (luv that stuff)----> this is what we get...

start:

(by the way... this is my beloved cat Mr.President (olivier) who passed on last wednesday
Goddess bless his little soul.... he always made my heart smile Cry  & he was also my little assistant in my sewing room!  Kiss

...and tahh dahh:





thanks for having a look.

ciao for now,
-aMi
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5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / orange seersucker...was rather blah, now it's (kinda) retro on: August 14, 2006 05:34:07 PM
hi all,
i had an orange shell type seersucker top from savers.(luv that store).... as i dont have a before foto, it was a plus size a-line top; nothing at all glamorous.

then i took it in with princess type darts cut to a low v in front & back, banded the neckline with self material....added four little cute buttons in the back, but have since changed those because the ribbons i used to make the thingies to hold the buttons were too big. now they have gold sailor buttons instead. when i say it's retro... to me it looks very 6o's when i wear it with my capri jeans rolled up and a matching chiffon headscarf with my cat eye glasses. one of these days i will have my hubby shoot a foto of me and will edit this to show my ide of what i maean.  Roll Eyes here ya go-------->

   the front also has a little shirring and accented with a very old shank style button.


oh, yeah the zipper doesn't match the fabric.... i told you iwas impatient...   Grin
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / coca-cola halter recon on: August 14, 2006 04:56:21 PM
Imagine a very xl red coca cola t-shirt....(sorry, no before shot)

then after a lot of cutting, & draping on my mannequine, aMi jr.

after allll that, i got this:






some details:





the back is actually two seperate pieces.... the strip that covers the bra strap is unattached to the rest of the back.

enjoy...
any comments, critiques, and praise is definately welcome!!!!

ciao,
-aMi
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / posey bed sheet gone glam (a lotta fotos) on: August 14, 2006 04:49:01 PM
Hi, this is my very first post with photos!.... whoo hoo.
i was bored one day and looking throught the linen closet and noticed this sheet was awfully purty
so i decided to make a dress. so i used a pattern for the top bodice and then winged the skirt and back bodice.
the zipper is a little crooked (due to my impatience) and i used a bow on the back to hide the fudgies i made.
hope you enjoy....cuz i always look forward to seeing all of y'alls stuff on here, i finally thought it was my turn to
reciprocate....



and the back has a godet ....just to make it pretty  Tongue





8  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / reprodepot on: July 31, 2006 12:15:49 PM
Can i just say .......ok i am a little slow getting around the net sometimes..... this place (reprodepot) f**in' rocks my socks. there are so many things i loooove on this site, i almost broke down with the credit card and bought as much as i could..... but i really should pay my car insurance first, right? i mean, i am supposed to act like a grown up sometimes...... Roll Eyes  ..(yeah right)    Grin


i am sure a lot of you all out there feel the same way as i do... ijust had to share or else i would have exploded... it happens to me sometimes.

ciao,
-aMi
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