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1  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Appliqued Parrot Wall Hanging on: April 09, 2009 02:59:03 AM
I made this wall hanging to use up some fabric 'scraps" I had accumulated from another project. It was made by fusing the individual pieces to the background fabric and then going around the edges with a small zigzag stitch. The image of the parrot is not my own. It was borrowed from here.

Close up:

Thanks for looking, comments and criticism appreciated.
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Black bell dress for NYE on: December 30, 2008 08:02:09 PM
Awesome dress!! I have a little of that fabric at home too..it is STUNNING in real life. How did you hem the dress? Serged?
Happy new years!! Grin
3  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / Re: Stencilled Cushion Covers on: October 11, 2008 01:25:30 AM
I love how you positioned the stencils over the red...really cool! What kind of paint did you use?? It has a slight shiny look to it, from what I can see. Smiley

Thank you! I just used black acrylic paint with some fabric medium mixed in.
4  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / Stencilled Cushion Covers on: October 10, 2008 09:24:56 PM
This is my first attempt of stenciling using freezer paper.
The images are not my own. The first one is from Echino's Woodland Damask fabric (I adore this fabric!), and the second is a wave stencil I got off of the internet (I can't find the link again Sad).
I would recommend freezer paper stencils as it is reasonably quick depending on the amount of detail in your project and best of all, easy!!. I made mine into envelope style(the backs) cushion covers.

Thanks for looking. Grin
5  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Appliqued Butterfly Wall Hanging on: September 26, 2008 02:45:47 AM
I didn't really know whether to post this here or in the Needlework section but I think it fits here best.

First things first, this is not my own design.
The pattern was taken out of an Australian Quilting and Patchwork Magazine and was created by Natashia Curtin of Smee Designs. If you would like to see hers it is here.
It is a wall hanging, measuring approx 15x29 inches.
It was 'supposed' to be made with "oriental/japanese" fabrics but whenever I have something in mind that I want to make and can picture the fabrics I want can never find them Cheesy. So instead I chose bright rainbow colours and made them pop by using a black background. The border fabric is black and gold and is absolutely gorgeous but also very expensive Sad.
The butterflies were appliqued on using fusible webbing and then blanket stitched around the edges in gold embroidery floss which compliments the border fabric. The antennae were done using back stitch.
The flight paths were quilted with my sewing machine.
My mum had some black beads somewhere that shined a greenish colour that would have been perfect for their eyes but we could not find them anywhere, hence they are eyeless. I might go back later and do gold french knots for the eyes but I am not sure if they need them.

Anyway I think that explains the most of it. Feel free to ask if I missed anything.

And some close ups..

Thanks for looking.
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Military men dress on: September 21, 2008 11:26:17 PM
No worries!
I made mine without sleeves as well. That sounds like it should be enough fabric!
Happy sewing to you and I can't wait to see the end result!
If you have any questions about the pattern at all feel free to send us a pm.
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Military men dress on: September 20, 2008 06:59:53 PM
I just typed in the pattern number for the dress-After looking through some dress patterns for hours in a local haberdashery shop-I chose this very same design!

I hope mine turns out as well as yours-how much fabric would you recommend purchasing?  Undecided

For mine I used the guides on the back of the pattern to figure out how much I needed and went by that. This left me with some spare fabric although I think I laid mine out a little differently than they suggested so I saved more fabric. I can't really say how much fabric you should get because I don't know your size but if you tell the ladies in the shop what your size you are making they should be able to figure it out for you if you don't know how (at least they do where I shop Smiley).
Good luck!!
You will have to post when its finished Wink
8  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: rainbow color pencil case on: September 06, 2008 09:01:08 PM
Aww that is so cute!!
What a great way to use up little bits of different coloured fabrics.
I love your embroidery too, I as well thought it was japanese fabric.
And, you also photographed it lovely!
I love it!!
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Military men dress on: August 07, 2008 01:25:58 AM
Thank you everyone for your awesome comments!!

Wow, that's really great!  I'm curious too- knit or not?
It is a light cotton, brought from Spotlight Grin.
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Military men dress on: August 06, 2008 02:50:09 AM
Here is my latest piece of clothing and my second time using a store brought pattern (I've also made another dress but it needs a little resizing).
I used a Simplicity Project Runway Pattern-2951. I thought I would be a bit different by using a "little boys" fabric for a feminine dress.

What do you think?
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