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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / my big poofy red prom dress! PICTURE HEAVY! on: May 26, 2008 12:40:36 AM
This is the first thing that i made that looked like i bought. It turned out amazing considering i worked on it 2 days before prom and the day OF prom. I'm really freaking proud of it. I bought a dress weeks before. I only bought it because my sisters and mom were being pains in the asses so i just picked one that looked decent so we could go home ( we were at the mall for 5 hours). my sister talked me into getting red shoes (the dress was navy blue) for some reason i agreed. they didn't match at all (i told my date to get red so it would bring out my shoes). a week before prom i decided i hated my dress and went to the mall to look for a cheap one. there wasn't anything good. disgruntled, i realized "HELLO DUMMY YOU CAN SEW". so i ran down to joanns and spent roughly $65 on a dress compared to that stupid dress i bought which was around 170. GOOD DEAL. i didn't tell my mom that i was making a dress so when she saw me in it she was a little aggitated that i had a different one on i said i made it and i'm wearing the other one to graduation which is true. then she started screaming "what the hell?! it looks soo good blah blah blah" i got tons of compliments that night on the dress too.







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2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / HEMMING HELP! on: February 16, 2008 09:36:13 PM
I am horrible at hemming. I'm currently making a built by wendy top (4112). It has the makings of becoming a great shirt BUT when i hemmed the sleeves it looks all wonky. it flips out and it just looks ugly. like this (sorry for the bad quality):





does anyone have tips or pointers on how to make the hem look smoother and less bad?

<3

-janxX
3  CROCHET / Projects from The Happy Hooker by Debbie Stoller / CUPCAKE!!! i need help bad! on: December 30, 2007 01:50:23 AM
hey guys. i've been working on my cupcake for the past couple of days. things have been going fine until i started the front neck. i'm really confused whan it says mark center of 18 sts on last row for neck opening. the whole shape neck part confuses the heck out of me. PLEASE HELP! i'm in need of clothes bad haha.

<3

-janxX
4  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / dc in the next dc? what??? on: December 06, 2007 06:00:42 PM
i'm a new hooker. i've been busy working on stupidly easy scarves and a hat or two. but i wanted something way cool i tried making the pdq hat in the happy hooker books but i totally got lost when it said "dc in the next dc".

I NEED HELP!!!!

<3

janxX
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / HELP WITH SIZES ASAP!!! DEADLINE OCT 12 on: September 24, 2007 03:04:44 PM
So i'm helping my friend make his madrigals (renaisance) costume and its due oct. 12. I was dumb and picked out the wrong size. The pattern only goes up to a Large and he's an XL. Would it work if i just cut out the large and then when cutting out the pattern just add extra fabric around it or should i just go to the store. The thing is i don't have time to go out and buy another pattern. If i do it wouldn't be till the weekend and i HAVE to start asap. PLEASE CRAFTSTER HELP ME OUT!

<3

-janxX
6  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Gift wrapping help???? on: September 25, 2005 07:46:22 PM
Ok, my friend's quincenera is this satruday (its kind of like a sweet 15th birthday, but in the hispanic community its like the coming out for a young girl into a women...eh something like that tell me if I'm wrong, I'm asian so I don't know what it is EXACTLY lol) So I bought her these chocolate related items like a fondue set and then i have this shoe box full of chocolate goodies and stuff for the fondue set. But the fondue set is in a big square box and the shoe box is rectangle and longer than the fondue set but skinnier. I need help with ideas on how to wrap them creatively, I was thinking about making them look like a gian hershey's bar (shoe box) and a hershey's kiss (fondue set) but I need some more ideas, thanks everybody!

-Janika
7  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / Patterns? on: September 03, 2005 08:40:45 PM
Where do all of you get your patterns?! They are so awesome!

-janxX
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Creative help please!!! on: August 09, 2005 02:34:07 PM
I have this awesome light purple shirt and these gold iron on letters, but I have no idea what I want it to say. Could I have some ideas from you guys? Mind you I'm limited on letters. Thanks guys!

-janxX
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Constructing your own patterns? on: August 07, 2005 01:54:55 AM
Does anybody have any tips/books/links on how to construct your own pattern for clothes?

-janxX
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / marilyn monroe meets emerald city of oz on: August 06, 2005 01:07:41 PM
McCall's patter 3584. I lost one of the freaking peices =( now I have make draw up one. Excuse the fact that I'm short so I had to stand on the edge of my tub. ^_^



I'll have more views later, maybe...XD

-janxX

p.s. sorry for the crappy quality. My camera is hating me badly right now. >_<
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