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1  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Discussion and Questions / Re: Pillowcase style for the larger lady? on: March 04, 2014 01:58:28 PM
ugh, i know exactly what you mean!
the only time i tired making a pillow case dress, i almost threw it out as soon as i tried it on.
i think in the end just added a belt or a ribbon and it wasnt too shabby, but darts around the belly area (like princess seams that dont go all the way up and down) might work as well, as the reduce the fabric where its too much.
or darts like these, as they will make the top more fitted Smiley
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5181/5700489885_440c4dfde7.jpg
2  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Discussion and Questions / Re: Tricks to keep the waist line at the waist? on: March 04, 2014 01:49:55 PM
i dont really have a solution, and i dont know if this is helpful at all but heres a suggestion.
actually i havent worn anything empire-waisted in a while, but i'm in love with all those peplum-shaped tops and dresses atm
and its probably not difficult to adjust an empire waisted top towards a peplum shape.
as you suggested try adding princess seams down to the waist line, so everything is tighter and more tailored and thus less likely to ride up? you might have to make a cut at the waist and then just add ruffle Smiley

i never tried it though and dont know how complicated it is, but as youre reducing the fabric, it should be possible Smiley

have a look at this outfit:
http://garnerstyle.blogspot.de/2013/12/ethnic-chic.html

(im more of an apple-shape meets reversed triangle, so i would go easy on the ruffles for myself, but it really depends Smiley

also it looks like her peplum waist isnt actually that much lower than and empire-waist... yay)

3  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Black Swan-ish on: November 05, 2011 02:54:48 PM
oh gosh i LOVE it!! XD
4  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions / Re: bag constructing advice on: October 04, 2011 03:34:39 AM
thank you flutter-by, this really makes sense ^^
ive cut the pieces already but still didnt sew them since i have to figure out the handles first~~ but already so excited, hope this works out - thank you for your help!!   Smiley
5  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions / bag constructing advice on: September 28, 2011 07:22:39 AM
I have this bag which's design I really love its simple and clean - but the colour is a little to flashy for every day and its also too small to fit everything i usually carry around ^^

so since someone gave me this beautiful, lush, diviiiine leather swatches (am i overdoing it with the praise - i love it!)  I think it would be perfect and i already found a nice lining as well. The bag is quite simple in its design, and i feel confident about making a simmilar one, adjusting the pattern to make it bigger and a little rounder maybe ...

but i really dont know how i would start sewing it O_O

fist the lining, then the zipper, then the base, then handles?
or first the handles, then the bottom and then the zipper?
im really not sure, and i know that leather is not very forgiving with mistakes, so I would be soo greatful for advice, suggestions and ideas!!!


6  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Re: Handsewn Journal on cords on: March 29, 2011 11:29:40 AM
love love lOve this!

did you make the endbands yourself?
7  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions / Re: kaviar gauche bag on: April 05, 2009 08:09:39 AM
hey guys,

thanks a lot for your help!

finally found the time to try it out today (using an old plastik-tablecloth ~ didnt want to waste the little amount of leather i got) and found out that it works with a long rectangle with the corners slightly rounded

yay
still not quite there yet but i think im on the right way ^.^



8  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions / kaviar gauche bag on: February 28, 2009 03:06:44 PM
i totally fell in love with this kaviar gauche bag:

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_l3glvts0Xu4/SYhb7CEapBI/AAAAAAAAAXk/knFtwi0g80g/s320/kaviar-gauche-1.jpg

but theres no way i could ever afford it >.<

so i was wondering if i could make a simmilar one myself and it doesnt seem too complicated to sew some stripes together and make the bottom and wrinkles... im just not sure about the top you know, how to make it all that round?

id reaaaally appreciate any help with finding out ^.^


(im sorry if this rather belongs with designer homage, i just thought since it is a bag and no clothes here seemed better?)
9  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: fleamarket book on: February 18, 2009 10:56:13 AM
Thank you  Cheesy
10  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / fleamarket book on: February 16, 2009 11:56:39 AM
i found this really cute french book for rumanian learners at the flea market and just had to buy it!
since i speak neither french nor rumanian i took it apart and sewed different kinds of paper and canvas as well as some pages of the book together to make myself a new sketchbook. I also added two bookmarks (one is never really enough for me ^.^) and a bow to keep it closed (made it a bit too full)
i just love it! never tried booksewing before, its so much fun, the whole cutting and sewing and glueing, definitely something ill try again =D










~~thanks for looking ^.^

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