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1  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Love crafting? the UC DAVIS Division of Textiles & Clothing needs YOUR help! on: November 12, 2009 10:51:37 AM
I hope this is in the right section and I'm allowed to do this...

Due to budget cuts in California education, the Division of Textiles and Clothing at UC Davis is at a high risk of closing down. If you love crafting, clothing, and fashion and understand the importance of the textiles and clothing industry, please support us by signing our petition at:

UC Davis Textiles and Clothing graduates have contributed to many sectors of Californias fiber/textile/apparel industry, the nations second largest, including research on many related advanced materials in the public and private organizations as well as education and research at the universities in the U.S. and internationally.


What is the apparel industry without fabric(textiles) and marketing?!?
How could one even DESIGN clothing, shoes, and other accessories without the textiles/fabric to MAKE them with?
How could you craftsters be so crafty without the textiles to make your crafts with? The shoes we wear on our feet, the yarn we use to crochet our winter scarves, and the fireproof jackets that firefighters wear to save lives are all products of the research done by the textiles and clothing industry.

Learn more about us at

2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Recycle an Old Sweater! Make A Beaded Beanie+Mittens Set (tutorial link incl.) on: October 13, 2009 04:05:02 PM

Just made this beaded beanie yesterday out of an old sweater! I also made matching mittens! I read the threadbanger tutorial a few months ago and decided I'd try making my own, except with a cuff.

If anyone's interested, I wrote a tutorial post that you can find on http://www.musingofsorts.com/2009/10/beaded-beanie.html

It only took me ~10-15 minutes to hand-sew it all up, but it would probably take less than 5 minutes if I had my sewing machine at school with me!

Definitely try it out! It's super easy and a great way to recycle an old sweater
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / some of my recent projects on: September 23, 2009 04:16:17 AM

Stretch Floral Lace Cami + Satin Hair Bow

DIY Beaded Wet Seal Top (tucked in)
21st Birthday Skirt with In-Seam Pockets
4  CLOTHING / Designer Clothing Homage / lantern skirt?! where to start and any helpful tutorials?! on: August 23, 2009 09:47:09 PM
i've got a really boyish frame so anything that gives off the appearance of fuller hips works really well on me. i've done the circle skirts and elastic waistband skirts way too much and im dying to try a different shape. does anyone have any tips on how to go about creating a lantern skirt?

the first lantern skirt that ever really caught my attention was this one designed by the olsens for the row


i also really like the ones available on asos.com

any advice/helpful links/tutorials are very much appreciated! thanks in advance =)
5  CLOTHING / Shoes: Discussion and Questions / Making a stiletto heel into a wedge?! or at least making it look like it! on: March 16, 2009 10:39:51 PM
sorry if someone's asked this before! but ive really been wanting to change these hooker heels that i bought into a pair of wedges!


The shoe on the left is how they look right now, and the shoe on the right is what i hope they end up looking like after i've done my modifications (i just used photoshop tho to give you guys an idea).

as of right now, the only thing i can think of doing (besides the CRAZY difficult stuff that other ppl have already suggested i do in other forums) is using fabric with self-adhesive on the back... or possibly even flexible laminate http://www.elesgoflex.com/elesframe.html to just cover the entire bottom of the shoes...

so basically it'll just be covering the gap that the stiletto heel makes, while giving the appearance of a wedge.

i hope that makes sense and you all understand it.

what do you all think of this idea? has anyone tried anything similar to this? and can anyone recommend me another adhesive that i can use to make it more permanent if i do like the outcome?

thanks in advance!!!
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