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1  CRAFTING FOR GOOD AND NOT EVIL / Crafty Charitable/Social Causes / Collaborative nonprofit etsy?? on: August 05, 2007 10:37:28 AM
I've been bouncing around the idea of having a non-profit etsy for quite a while, but i'm so busy that i don't think i could keep it adequately stocked... It's be really cool to have a few craftsters working listing donated items together for a few different causes, you know? I was thinking there could be one organizer, that would take orders from customers, them message the crafter of the item with an address, and write them a check for shipping and handling or something. It sounds kindof complicated, but do-able. Does anybody else think this is a good idea???
2  CLOTHING / Shoes: Discussion and Questions / arghhh! i just want some simple, eco-friendly, non-sweatshop made flats... on: June 15, 2007 05:32:01 PM
THAT I CAN AFFORD!!!! terra plana flats are very cute, last long, and are moderately eco, but i cant pay over 100 dollars for a pair of shoes...

i've seen tutes for reconstructing flats, and making a simple, indoor pair, but.. i want to make some that will last me around six months of outdoor wear. how do i build a long lasting sole? where do i get the fabric? should i use leather? sooo many questions

anybody know of a beginner's guide to shoemaking Smiley

anybody else feeling my pain?Huh
3  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / getting pieces for a OLD singer on: June 03, 2007 04:13:51 PM
well, okay, it's not antique, but its at least from the eighties, and missing the zipper foot. i also want a shirring foot, and a straight stitch foot and... basically every sewing notion known to woman Smiley

will new pieces work? usually they will have a listing of compatible machines on the back, and MY machine is never ever listed. should i try anyways? its a screw-on machinge, not snap on

what do you guys do to pimp out your ancient machines? Grin
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / ever seen a convertible dress that goes from long to short w/ a zipper? on: April 29, 2007 09:02:43 PM
okay so i'm not realy asking for help on how to sew it, but...

my prom dress is a black mermaid, with a BIG tulle-supported bottom part and, i plan to dance my heart out at prom, and that flippy part is DEFINITELY going to get in the way

thinking of getting it fixed to be able to zipper off the bottom part and leave me in a tight pencil skirt-ish dress

maybe with another zipper going up the back seam for a little more leg-freedom Smiley

does anyone have a picture of a dress that goes from long-to short with a zipper?

to the professionals- would you balk and run in the other direction if someone asked you to do this? i think it'd be pretty easy, but my mom's freaked that the tailor might mess it up

thank you!
5  CLOTHING / Designer Clothing Homage / making alex gaines' bubble dress? on: February 24, 2007 12:35:12 PM
its slightly different then all the ones i've seen on craftster- has a wide hem on the bottom that gathers it back in again.. seems like it'd be simple, but i dont want to waste precious fabric trying to get it right...

<----- any ideas?
6  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Discussion and Questions / cutting glass WITHOUT a wheel on: January 21, 2007 10:12:15 AM
i've seen the TA in my art class do this a few times- take a piece of glass, draw a straight line in it with SOMETHING, and then break it from the backside using a hammer

i need to create some straight cuts for this project DUE TOMORROW, but the pointy things i've tried to draw with dont work.

what can I use instead of a wheel?Huh
7  CLOTHING / Designer Clothing Homage / making a lanvin fall 06- style suit, help a newbie please! on: June 14, 2006 11:04:08 PM
i want to make a deep v-neck suit like this one

maybe with smaller shoulders and hips that arent as wide.

i'm reallt new at making my own patterns though, and need some serious help... i know this is BASIC but how would do it?

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