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1  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Re: "Felt" Free Motion Embroidery Blouse on: March 02, 2009 07:08:40 AM
I should have asked this question (I assumed)
Was this made on a sewing machine with a felting needle attachment?


Well, I hand shaped the fibers first and gave the a good rub so it is technically maybe just prefelted, and the I used a regular sewing machine with embroidery thread to sew over the fibers to keep them together. I used the soapy water after everything was sewn in place, so it is sort of like nuno felt too...
2  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Re: "Felt" Free Motion Embroidery Blouse on: March 02, 2009 07:06:35 AM
May not technically be felt, but it has the look of nuno or cobweb felt. It's gorgeous. Is the sewing thread metallic?

Thanks!
Well it may not be felt literally, it is the felt fibers that are maybe prefelted by hand and than sewn with embroidery thread. 
3  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / "Felt" Free Motion Embroidery Blouse on: February 12, 2009 08:22:05 AM
Felt inspired one day remembering these iris flowers in from of my apartment building where I grew up. I knew that once they bloom spring time began.

Memories and nature inspired me to make a flowy silk blouse with embroidered iris flowers. My blouse is a mixture of natural materials (silk and alpaca fibers) with different techniques combined (felting and free motion embroidery).
Blogged + how to: http://mirelap.wordpress.com/2009/02/01/sewing-with-nature-contest




I know it's not really felt but similar.
Please critique. I'm new to felting, so I have a long way to learn.

I'm trying now to felt alpaca fibers over dupioni silk and it seems that the fibers do not go through the fabric. Does it need more rolling?
4  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / Re: Nightwish freezer-paper t-shirt! (pic heavy) on: September 12, 2008 02:04:18 PM
Cool! Wish I knew how to do a stencil like that!
Nightwish fan here, been to their concert last year in Fort Lauderdale! So so so close to the podium, little room at the Culture Room, awesome concert!
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: black corset on: September 12, 2008 01:40:16 PM
Oooh perfect!
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Silk Slips from Knitting Lingerie Style on: September 12, 2008 01:39:31 PM
Thanks everyone!

This is so sexy I only worn this around the house so far...so for anyone attempting this pattern, make sure it fits before you bind off.
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Silk Slips from Knitting Lingerie Style on: September 10, 2008 12:19:18 PM




It is the silk slip from Knitting Lingerie Style! I finished it a long time ago and finally got the pictures too. actually made two since.



It's a great way to use your last shin of leftover yarn! The cleavage is kind of revealing and I didn't follow through all the instructions in the pattern, really had to make the cups larger (maybe because of the yarn), also one should be careful with the lace placement, those holes in the knit  might end up where you don't want them. So instead of knitting 4 repeats of the lace pattern, I've only made 3 but after knitting some more simple lines. I also used a how to from BurdaStyle for sewing the darts:
http://www.burdastyle.com/howtos/show/867
I've made a narrow rolled hem at the bottom and it has hooks and eyes in the back slit for closure.
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Yellow Stripes on: September 09, 2008 10:12:23 AM
Thanks everyone!

I cut the upper part on the bias just to get the stripes look cool, the pattern is not on the bias...I just drew a 45 degree angle line over the fabric grain arrow and aligned my line with the grain....does that make sense? I'm not sure if I needed to alter anything else since I cut it bias not straight...

I love it! It looks like it fits very well! Was the top part supposed to be cut on the bias or did you just do that to make the stripes look cool? Anyway I like how the stripes go diagonal on the top part! It is very flattering on you!
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Yellow Stripes on: September 09, 2008 07:28:02 AM

The pattern is based on model number 132 from Burda WOF issue 03/2005. I made it sleeveless and took it in about a cm in the center front and back. The original pattern is also a real wrap dress, but I copied the pattern only til the center line and made it symmetrical. Most of the work had to be done at the cleavage as Burda patterns always seem to be cut too deep. Im not thrilled with the fit under the bust but its oknot perfect, but I guess only us seamstresses notice stuff like thisso it will do. There was quite a lot of fabric, I couldnt choose whether to do a top or a dress, so Ive made both.

10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Twisted Top on: August 06, 2008 08:21:32 AM
Thank you and maybe this will help you overcome the fear of knits:
http://mirelap.wordpress.com/2008/08/05/tips-for-stretch-fabrics/

it is great!!!! the fabric is amazing, the top fits you so well... I have a long time feat of knits, but I think it's time I overcome it, because this is one top I would like to sew!
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