A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Curious if a project is for sale, or if someone wants to do a private swap with you?  Please Personal Message the member rather than posting on the thread.
Total Members: 297,502
Currently Running With Scissors:
550 Guests and 24 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: 1 ... 3 4 [5] 6 7 ... 12
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: rainbow twirly patch dress  (Read 41554 times)
Tags for this thread: craftster_best_of_2007  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
vegbee
Tutorial Contributor

Offline Offline

Posts: 2315
Joined: 05-Jan-2006

tip-toeing though the pixels


View Profile WWW
« Reply #40 on: July 11, 2007 05:52:18 PM »

Thanks all!  It's good to hear that people can understand the tutorial.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

anitasplace
Offline Offline

Posts: 128
Joined: 05-Apr-2007

Monkey #1 as seen by Monkey #2


View Profile
« Reply #41 on: July 11, 2007 06:01:49 PM »

Wow girl!  I am definitely making my self a skirt!  The boys say "No thanks, Mom."  This rainbow one is my favorite, I think!   Cheesy

Hey, when do you find time to do all of your sewing?  Have you given up sleep?
THIS ROCKS   Logged
tuff_as_snails
Offline Offline

Posts: 389
Joined: 23-Apr-2007

I will flim flam the day lights out of you!


View Profile WWW
« Reply #42 on: July 11, 2007 06:32:29 PM »

Ohh this one is my favorite!!!!!  I wish I could make my self to this...
THIS ROCKS   Logged

vegbee
Tutorial Contributor

Offline Offline

Posts: 2315
Joined: 05-Jan-2006

tip-toeing though the pixels


View Profile WWW
« Reply #43 on: July 11, 2007 06:34:34 PM »

Thanks guys!

Nita: Sleep is for losers.

Yah, big people skirt - you must do it, b/c doing the waist scares me.  
THIS ROCKS   Logged

spicecarrie
« Reply #44 on: July 11, 2007 08:12:42 PM »

How cute! I love it! Great patterns!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

radwriter
Offline Offline

Posts: 82
Joined: 15-Nov-2005

Average Jane Crafter


View Profile WWW
« Reply #45 on: July 11, 2007 08:21:02 PM »

Simply stunning! I love the rainbow theme - all the various fabrics are so fun to look at. Very cool!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Rachel Hobson
Contributing Writer
http://blog.craftzine.com
+++++++++++++++++++
Average Jane Crafter
http://www.averagejanecrafter.com
+++++++++++++++++++
My Flickr Crafty Bits Gallery: http://flickr.com/photos/11707873@N00/sets/72157600289636672/
KarenLouiseM
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 1153
Joined: 21-Oct-2006

Put me in coach, I'm ready to play


View Profile
« Reply #46 on: July 11, 2007 08:24:28 PM »

That IS Wonderful!

One more thing for my "to do" list!  I'd already planned some sort of tiered skirt for myself (I have several different dia de los muertes/loteria fabrics that are crying out to go togheter in a tiered skirt).  Now I must add make a dress for the granddaughter.  SO cute.  And that tute should help with both.

Has anyone used their machine to gather?  I just recently used my serger for that - first time.  It worked well, but I don't know what the ratio is - I'll have to measure before and after.  I also understand there is such a thing as a "gathering foot" for my sewing machine - but don't have one.   The serger worked great - and it comes out very evenly gathered.

I bought the serger & machine used, so am still learning them - they're fancier than the old $200 machine I'd been using!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

It's not that I don't want to swap, it's that I often don't have time.  But feel free to ask (especially if it's one that's not too time consuming).
vegbee
Tutorial Contributor

Offline Offline

Posts: 2315
Joined: 05-Jan-2006

tip-toeing though the pixels


View Profile WWW
« Reply #47 on: July 11, 2007 08:29:54 PM »

Thanks people!

KarenLouiseM,
I've tried using my serger but it was pretty lame.  Maybe I need to revisit this and see if I was doing it right.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Caine
« Reply #48 on: July 11, 2007 10:42:01 PM »

Thanks all!

Caine - here's another thread on gathering http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=162279.0

I use the clear elastic, now.  I do just cut it to the tier about, minus a 1/2" or so because it does stretch a little when you pull it out. 

However, for my first dress I did use elastic thread, and it did gather, but was still too large (which is okay, better than too small!)  I would recommend using it still, I just pinned it and eased in the extra bulk as I sewed (looks okay to me!)

I'm going to work up a quick clear elastic tute and put it on my tute blog before the weekend, maybe to help out some people who are unfamilar with it.

Hope this helps.

Looking forward to the tute! looked over the link and links linked within ... lots of ideas. I am intrigued by the clear elastic and the elastic thread. Might try them this weekend! I have got my self all entangled in sewing for my kid's preschool ... yards and yards of dresses and miles to got before we sleep --- well a dozen dresses anyway ... and the slow down part is we sew parents sew them together -- which makes it more fun but lots lots more work!

Quote
have you posted your altar to elastic in the sculpture section? ;-)
ah, good idea.  And my homage to pins I've busted because I never take them out before I sew a seam.

;-)
THIS ROCKS   Logged
Zoopy
« Reply #49 on: July 13, 2007 03:45:59 AM »

It's wonderful ! I want the same dress !
Maybe one day I'll be able to do it... maybe... one day...
THIS ROCKS   Logged

May the Yop be with you !

The HappyDark Fluo world of Zoopy

(I'm french so forgive me if I said something stupid)
Threads you might like:
Pages: 1 ... 3 4 [5] 6 7 ... 12 Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
How to Make Peanut Butter and Jelly Cupcakes
How to Make a Gooseberry and Elderflower Fool
Gâteau Millasson
How to Upgrade Your Chocolate Cake Box Mix
How to Make Grilled Peaches With Pecan Nuts
Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Seed Packet Gifts
Cooking: Honey Month
September 19th - Talk Like a Pirate Day!

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.