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1  Floral Black Skirt in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by Snizzlepops on: July 29, 2013 03:45:16 PM
I had some fabric left over from making a blouse sometime ago and I spontaneously made a gathered skirt with waistband and pockets!!

The pocket pattern is a standard for when I need the extra space!!

in the making...
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2  Re: Fabric Suggestions in Clothing: Discussion and Questions by Snizzlepops on: June 24, 2013 12:35:49 PM
A picture of the dress in the making!!
Fits lovely without a zip being fitted. Will upload when it is 100% finished with lining(it will deffos need lining!)

Best to line with something similar - jersey knit?
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3  Re: Fabric Suggestions in Clothing: Discussion and Questions by Snizzlepops on: June 18, 2013 02:05:24 PM

A warning about the pattern - I bought a size 14 and made a mock up first(as I always do with older patterns). The extra fabric at thr front that drapes made me look like I was wearing a maternity dress - I think the drape on this dress would be beautiful on a pregnant woman! I have altered the pattern slightly so that there is less fabric at the front and looks better.

Here is the mock up(made from unwanted cotton bedsheet)

In terms of fabric... I am still undecided - But I have two in mind!!

I have a jersey fabric from fabricland.co.uk

I have not worked with Jersey before, so I have just been looking up advice on tips. As it stretches, i wonder if I can get away without adding the zip at the back, as I have read how tricky it is to sew zips into jersey :/ any advice there?

My other possible choice is a cotton voile from Truro Fabrics (UK) http://www.trurofabrics.com- a great shop a friend told me about. To far to visit in person but their online shop is such a delight in comparison to Fabricland.co.uk!

Both of these fabrics are transparent and require a lining! Boo!!Which ever fabric does not get used will be made into a skater dress i think!

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4  Fabric Suggestions in Clothing: Discussion and Questions by Snizzlepops on: April 08, 2013 07:29:59 AM
I have bought a Somplicity 6672 pattern with an intention of making a summer dress that I would like to wear to a wedding in August.


I am stuck with what fabric to pick out for it. A friend has suggested Silk Crepe(with a cotton lawn lining) but this doesnt come cheap. Can any one suggest any fabric which might suit this dress. Something lightweight and drapey would work best?

Thanks x
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5  Floral Elasticated Dress in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by Snizzlepops on: February 03, 2013 04:18:06 AM
I started dressmaking in the summer and have three books and a good old passion.
 I own a few dresses with elasticated waists and I wanted to make my own. I found a site (I forgot what it was) and the blogger had made one herself out of one piece fabric. She just stitched the sides up and added in elastic! Simple.
So inspired, I took a couple of pattern bits (A bodice and a full skirt) and made this...

EDIT: I checked my brower history and found the dress of inspired was via Craftster - https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=376660.0
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6  Beginner - Bed Sheet Skirt and Dress in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by Snizzlepops on: August 09, 2012 08:09:18 AM
I have been wanting to try dressmaking for a few years, especially after living with a fashion designer in '09/'10. So after my mum wanted to through away some old bedsheets, I made her keep them so I could use them as scrap, specifically so I could practice dressmaking!! I was also donated lots of old patterns from Vogue, McCalls, Simplicity etc.

So I took some patterns I thought would beand started sewing last weekend to make a dress and finished my skirt in less than 5 hours today.It's best to note, I didn't have any interfacing for either designs and I haven't finished the hems on either.



I have purchased fabric to make the dress for myself, with a few changes to collar and sleeves. But find more photos on my blog Smiley
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7  Hand Made Quilting Techniques-Help. in Quilting: Discussion and Questions by Snizzlepops on: April 12, 2012 05:08:19 AM
I love learning new techniques and am keen to learn lots of quilting bits. My first quilt (see finished quilting projects forum) was rushed and hurried with a few errors!

For my next project, I plan to hand sew the patches and the patches will all be backed with paper like the photo below (my test patches!)

I wondered if anyone had any advice for stitching them together- techniques etc. (I have tried google but haven't found what I am looking for). I wanted to use the paper as I know it is an old technique and the paper will most likely stay attached to the patches (It is for an art project- The Patch Project-linked in my signature).

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8  Love means... Cushion in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by Snizzlepops on: April 11, 2012 11:06:04 AM
I made this last year, which I keep meaning to sell on, but I cannot bear to part with it! I am so proud!

I haven't got a shot of the back, but this is the front which had an old floral pattern on the back which was of matching tones to this fabric and thread(and also one of my fav fabrics)

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9  My first Quilt in Quilting: Completed Projects by Snizzlepops on: April 10, 2012 02:59:02 AM
I made this last year very quickly with a lot of determination to keep myself warm at night.

 I made it without referencing books/how-tos etc, which I think is fairly obvious when you look at it closly, but who cares when I have myself a neat little personal quilt!

There are lots of pictures on my blog http://jenniferbabey.blogspot.co.uk/2011/02/snug-smug.html

The fabric was all my own scraps, donated fabric over the years, old clothes, mums stash and even my mums old unused quilt patchs.
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10  i Phone/ Pod Touch stand. in CHALLENGE 26 ENTRIES by Snizzlepops on: April 01, 2008 01:27:19 PM
This is my first craft challenge and quite pleased with what I have managed to achieve as it was all by accident!
My bf is a media/film student and wanted some DV tapes for filming, and so went to a cheapy shop for it. It was when I was ignorantly looking at the paper inside and the box i realized the potential! I have since seen the idea on the web about too and think its absolutely marvelous!
So here it is...(apologizes, images taken with phone)
The beginning

The decor [ black spraypaint and silver paint]

And the final in working with an ipod..(below) For an Ipod touch sitting on its side when want to watch films , sanding might be required on the sides of where the i pod in this pici is sitting.. When not using as a stand, can put other things inside such as headphones, if they fit.

Thanks for looking!  Cheesy
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