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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / help with sweater with zipper... on: April 08, 2008 09:44:04 AM
I have been sewing this horrendous neon yellow sweater for my boyfriend and it has been nothing but problems, it has already broken three serger needles!  Today I attempted putting the zipper in, and discovered that the knit had stretched and was now too big on one side :\  Is there anyway to remedy this!!???  His birthday was two weeks ago and this sweater is driving me nuts.  This is the first time i'm working with sweatshirt knit and zippers, but I've been working with various wovens for ages and have no problems.  I really want to finish this soon :\  Can anyone help me?  The knit isnt very stretchy at all, just a very thick, basic sweatshirt knit.  The zipper still fits the other side.  If I steam it will it shrink on the too large side?
2  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Granny Spring bag on: February 02, 2008 08:08:53 PM
This is another birthday gift for another friend of mine, this one I used the leftover cotton from my corset's lining, and a remnant I got from the textiles camp I volunteered at/semi taught at this summer!  Oh and this is my first real purse ever.  On to the pictures:



I hope you enjoyed Smiley
3  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / A somewhat new take on a craftster phenom... record purse! on: January 15, 2008 07:35:50 PM
Alrighty so for a friend of mine's birthday I decided to craft her something out of something else she really liked... If that makes any sense ahaha.  Anywho! Heavily inspired by some other craftster posts about making purses out of records I decided to create my own, and voila! It is entirely handsewn and I beaded the handles myself.  Alot of hot glue went into this as well!  I am actually so pleased with this that I am very sad to see it leave me Sad

Side One:  The mormon tabernacle choir's greatest hits!

Side Two:  Rod Stewart (ew...)

Hand sewing ahahah


Handle and ric rac detail Wink

Pseudo-action shot (note pyjamas)
4  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / Glow in the dark and silver wal mart shoes! on: October 13, 2007 07:29:43 PM

Score!  I bought those heinous canvas five dollar (canadian) shoes from wal mart and painted them! After about five coats of silver they get a really nice sheen (which doesn't photograph. grrr).  Five coats of milky pukey looking green gets a regular green shade and super glowing capabilities! As soon as dusk hits, my feet emanate a ghastly glow.  Cheesy Cheesy
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Creating a Lining for an unlined coat on: August 26, 2007 06:00:30 PM
Hello again!  Alrighty, I bought the vogue patter V8210 (still new so no picture posting)  here is the link:


this of course is an unlined, roomy coat with kimono sleeves and im wondering how in the world to make a lining for it since my serger is currently mia and I have NO idea how to do hong kong finishes.  Im making it out of a twill ish printed table cloth with cotton twill top and inner pockets, and hopefully a lime green lining.  I am also wondering if maybe the hong kong finish would be easier?  Or topstitching down the seams.  hmmm.  How would I go about making the lining in the first place? cut the pattern pieces? Downsize them?  Any help would be greatly appreciated!

6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Vintage "tea cup" pocket apron! on: August 12, 2007 09:05:15 PM
So! First post.  Anyway, this is an apron I sewed for my first fashion show, and i thought it should be featured simply because the pockets are shaped like tea cups!  Inspired by a 1940's Mccalls pattern.

Not sure if the print is visible, but it's little bumblebees.  The bottom edge is bias bound and the purple trim is seam binding.... hahah ^^
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