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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / eggplant tee on: February 22, 2009 12:50:49 PM
I was so excited about this fabric. It's so soft but I don't think I'm as excited about it now.  It didn't make up as nicely as I had hoped.  And I will never put button holes in fabric that stretchy again!

I used this http://www.burdafashion.com/en/Magazines/Archives/125_Top/1270777-1463237-1679401-1679408-1679564.html burda world of fashion pattern as my base.
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / I made Nichola pants on: February 16, 2009 09:53:41 AM
It's very hard for me to write NicholA because my name is NicholE.  Always have to backspace and put the A in.

These are my Nichola pants.  I'm still perfecting pants and these are my best so far.  Although the bloody front plaids didn't match up! All of my side seams are matched up at least horizontally. 

I'm going to wear them out today and see if I want to take in the legs or not.

I made a size smaller than the pattern told me to and then sewed 5/8th on the outside seam and 3/8th on the inside seam.  I was worried about it getting over my booty. : )
3  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / slip fabric on: February 04, 2009 09:27:31 PM
Since I can't find it at the stores I frequent, I want to find some fabric for making slips and camis online but I don't know what it's called.  The stuff that's a little stretchy?  or the stuff that camisoles are made of that's just thin and shiny but not necessarily stretchy?
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / inadvertent cowgirl shirt on: January 25, 2009 04:37:15 PM
I just got my hands on my first Burda World of Fashion magazine.  I am so smitten!  I love the fit, I don't think I will buy another pattern from the Big Four again!  Here is one of the shirts I made.  It is pattern 120 from the Jan. 09 issue. http://www.burdafashion.com/en/Magazines/Archives/120_Blouse_113_Skirt/1270777-1463237-1679401-1679408-1679569.html  The fabric I used turned out to be a bit more exciting than I anticipated so I threw some pearl snaps on it and now I have a new shirt to wear to honky tonk shows!  yay for dancing!

  Sleeves are long enough, I have a habit of pushing them up.

  You can see the three almost-pintuck-like pleats here.

I'm still working on learning how to finish my garments.  I just figured out how to finish a collar correctly but not until after I had already put it on the slacker way. My cuffs are done very nicely, though.  In the second picture you can see I didn't finish my button facing correctly.  What should I have done?  At least there is no extra bulk there now and the fabric lays nice and flat.
5  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / help me troubleshoot this stitch problem? on: December 10, 2007 06:37:10 PM

I don't know if this is an appropriate place to post this question but I don't know where else to go.  I just finished sewing three bags out of a thicker material that I call canvas but it's thinner than that.  "On to my next project!" I thought.  So I'm starting a blouse out of regular old cotton and I'm getting loops underneath.  So I tightened my tension...that didn't work. So I loosened my tension...that didn't work either.  Is there something else that could be causing this?

Thank you so much.
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