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201  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: recon from old black jeans and cotton/linen mix fabric? on: July 31, 2007 06:17:52 PM
Now I am out of white yarn and it's 3:20. That sucks. Badly.  Roll Eyes
202  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: recon from old black jeans and cotton/linen mix fabric? on: July 31, 2007 04:22:04 PM
Hey Pheather,
you set me on the right track with that gathering tut. Although I couldn't make out how to do it, but then I knew what I had to search the net for and google came up with this site: http://www.cahe.nmsu.edu/pubs/_c/c-104.html (Idea 5) which turned out to be the method for a beginner like me, it seems Wink it worked, great!
I now stitched the thing together and I think I will leave the skirt length as it is: almost to the floor; because it looks so great. Also the narrow jeans saddle and then the slightly gathered material is just perfect for me... looks like I've lost five pound overnight ;-)
Thank you for the compliment, I can just return it, I understood your German very well!
I think I'll finish the skirt before going to bed (already 1:20 a.m. here, but who cares), I am so excited! This would be the first clothing item I've ever made (I've only done handbags, curtains, and shelf covers before, the usual straight-seam-thing Wink
You made me very happy, both of you! thanks for helping me out. And I will see if I can borrow the Digicam of a friend... then I will add a photo Smiley
203  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: recon from old black jeans and cotton/linen mix fabric? on: July 31, 2007 11:48:18 AM
No, I didn't talk about straining the fabric, but overstraining myself, I just don't trust myself Wink

thanks for all the kind tips!

I finally found a photo...
This would be one option, just the fabric part longer than in the pic.
But I wouldn't know how to get the wrinkles done correctly.
I think I'll go for that as soon as I find some tute...
204  CLOTHING / Designer Clothing Homage / Re: Mum can you make this?????? on: July 31, 2007 11:37:46 AM
I also think that your version is way better than the original! I really admire your skills Smiley
205  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: recon from old black jeans and cotton/linen mix fabric? on: July 31, 2007 11:24:21 AM
wow, thanks for responding so quickly!
I am sure it would look lovely, but I am also sure this is much too difficult for me... I wouldn't like to ruin the fabric by overstraining.
but I will look if I find a tute for "dummies"...
would be grateful to read more ideas, though.   Smiley
BTW, I washed the material already Smiley
206  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / recon from old black jeans and cotton/linen mix fabric? on: July 31, 2007 11:16:26 AM
(I hope my English is ok, not being my mothertongue... I apologize in advance if I write things wrong or use weird grammar...)

Hi guys,
i've tried to make some pics with my phone cam, but it didn't work out...
So I'll try to explain.
I cut off an old black (well, rather grey, in between) stretchy jeans some inches below the zipper, in a straight line and above the place where the seams start getting complicated, if you know what I mean...

And I shortened my curtain and have got about 1 metre of lovely flower fabric (IKEA  Grin).
I'd love to combine those, as I am a beginner and don't trust in making the top part of a complete new skirt myself and the jeans fits very well.
Now I just don't know what to do with it, I wouldn't even know what to search for to get some pics or even tuts to inspire me.

I want the skirt to be about knee length, maybe a bit longer. But I can't even decide whether I want it slim fit or rather bulgy (I am not sure whether that's the correct adjective, but I think you'll know what I mean anyway...) and if I met the decision, how to do it.
I really don't want to get on your nerves, but maybe someone here knows what I am talking about and has a nice tute (or pics from skirts like that, so that I can make out the howto myself...) for me...
I really love it here, you guys inspire me a lot Smiley
Love from Berlin,
207  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: My First Photoshoot...here are the 5 purses that made the cut (IMG HVY) on: July 30, 2007 07:36:58 PM
IKEA!! Grin I recognise two of the fabrics... guess where I'll go shopping tomorrow to buy fabric for new bags... only mine are much less professional than yours.
Lovely work! I'm in love with the teal with flowers...
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