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: Did you know you can view all images posted by a member? Learn how here!
Total Members: 296,404
Currently Running With Scissors:
839 Guests and 39 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: 1 [2]  All
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Black Tunic Top and ? skirt  (Read 5357 times)
Tags for this thread: party_dress  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
kitschycoup
Modest Mom
Offline Offline

Posts: 173
Joined: 13-Oct-2005

Tim Gunn is MY homeboy!


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2006 08:45:47 AM »

I have had my eyes on a $70 simple sewing machine at Target. Do you know if these cheep machines work okay? I don't know anyone who sews _at all_ so I thought this would be a good place to ask. I got one of the super mini machines (One step up from a "Handy Stich") and it is ok, but it has alot of "issues" - most importantly I cannot get the damned thing to stay put while I am sewing with it.
Anyway - $70 is a biginvestment for me (3 kids - I stay at home) but I would be willing to splurge if I knew it would do it's job. The savings in clothing $$$ would be recouped eventually... right?
THIS ROCKS   Logged

"Being cool is not a competition - It's a cause!!" ~ me

The universe is shaped exactly like the earth. If you go straight long enough you'll end up where you were.
mommabear1963
Offline Offline

Posts: 1496
Joined: 07-Jun-2005

Life is a Long Lesson in Humility"Isaac Asimov"


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #11 on: February 13, 2006 09:02:32 AM »

Oh my goodness, yes, you could save huge in clothing.  Especially kids clothing.  I do a lot of repairs too which a lot of people don't, mending, some people just throw stuff away.  With a machine you are more likely to do mending.  Also, getting yard sale fabric and recons, you save a lot of money.  I don't know about the Target machines I would post a question under the question section.  I am blessed in that my mom has to have the best so I get the handmedowns on machinery which is better than most new.  So, I am lucky that way.  But I would certainly think that the Target machine would be a good starter machine.  Then when you get to show your husband how much money you saved on clothing, eventhough now you start stocking up on fabric, then you ask for a better one for Christmas.   Wink  Good luck with it.  If you sew by hand you will love what you can do with a machine.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

tawna1121
« Reply #12 on: February 13, 2006 11:45:29 AM »

Love the Top and Skirt ....Gonna try it on my own now :-)

Oh yeah and to make your Son Blush one more time ...He's a cutie!

but married ...Good for your DIL Bad for us Lovely Curvy Crafty Gals :-D
THIS ROCKS   Logged

To Live is to Create to Create is to live !
Mangetout
« Reply #13 on: February 13, 2006 12:06:06 PM »

I love them - is the skirt cut on the bias? I love how the stripes are diagonal.
Really nice!
(and i agree with everyone, your son is dead cute  Wink )
THIS ROCKS   Logged
mommabear1963
Offline Offline

Posts: 1496
Joined: 07-Jun-2005

Life is a Long Lesson in Humility"Isaac Asimov"


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #14 on: February 13, 2006 01:27:16 PM »

I don't think that all of the pieces to the skirt are cut on the bias.  To tell you the truth, if I remember right this is the one where we did not have quite enough material so we just fit the pieces on the best we could.  I am not positive though.

If anyone wants the pattern brand and number let me know.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

mommabear1963
Offline Offline

Posts: 1496
Joined: 07-Jun-2005

Life is a Long Lesson in Humility"Isaac Asimov"


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #15 on: February 27, 2006 06:47:19 AM »

I modified the original post to include the pattern number.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Threads you might like:
Pages: 1 [2]  All Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
How to Make Personalized Luggage Tags
How to Design Your Own Patchwork Blanket Patterns
How to Put Together a Care Package for a Young Girl
How to Make Patch Throw Designs
A Step-By-Step Guide to Doing Your Own Applique
Latest Blog Articles
DIY Summer
Craft Challenge 101 Announced - Stash Buster
July 8, 2014 Featured Projects

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.