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1  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Discussion and Questions / Good style of skirt-waist? on: May 28, 2009 07:41:14 AM
I have tons of medium to small scraps of fabric that need to become summer skirts!
Can anyone recommend a good (flattering) waist style for a skirt? I have some belly bumps and it seems most skirts pull or wrinkle oddly when I sit, I want something quite fitted but those tiny invisible zippers seem to break or strain the fabric. The wide waistband style (common on pleated skirts) tends to give me muffin top. I haven't found a way to do wrap skirts properly, when i tie them they wriggle up and drape oddly over my lower belly making me look pregnant.
I'm not technically a + size, I am a 10-12 who was formerly a plus size so I have loose belly skin. I hoped you ladies might have some suggestions?
Thanks Smiley
2  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Bias tape question on: May 09, 2009 12:51:09 AM
I'm planning to use seam binding (bias) tape for the first time (the kind with a double fold) and have a question about it. The tape I am using is cotton, and I will be using it to hem a circle skirt which will be machine washed and dried. So... will the tape shrink noticeably or will it be ok since it is cut on the bias. The skirt fabric is some sort of unknown synthetic- thrifted fabric.
3  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Some summery wooden beaded jewelery on: April 19, 2009 03:40:42 PM
Just some beaded bracelets I made over the weekend.
All are made on elastic cord, I have a thing about feeling choked by jewelery.

Ceramic and wooden beads (this is 2 necklaces meant to be worn layered):

Wooden beads in brown and blue... not sure why but I love that combo:

Wood and bone beaded bracelets.

Thanks for looking!
4  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Felt flower pincuishon on: April 08, 2008 08:52:56 PM
I've been using a rolled-up sock as a pincushion forever, it was time to actually make one. It's just a simple little squishy felt flower, but I like it.

From the side:

5  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / New Taper Case on: December 16, 2007 03:16:30 PM
I'm currently stretching my earlobes, and got tired of fiddling with a zillion little ziplock bags and constantly losing tapers, so I made this!

And a picture of it closed.

It's not perfect as I used a thick upholstery brocade scrap and it was hard to get it perfectly flat without being able to iron it (it melts) but I think the end result is pretty cute.
6  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Help me identify these mystery presser feet please (img included) on: November 24, 2007 07:51:09 PM
With my machine I received 8 presser feet. Unfortunately I have no manual and can't bring one up online for this model (it is 10 or so years old).
If anyone can educate me on the purpose of any of these feet and how to use them, I would be very grateful.
Thanks for looking.

Link to larger pic here http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a219/geekgoddess777/DSC00353-1.jpg?t=1195962635
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Cord Pants to skirt on: November 18, 2007 10:54:17 PM
So I had these burgandy  cords that were wayyy too small.

So I cut the legs off, sliced them up and sewed them into the side seam of the pants.
2 DVDs later I had this wicked skirt.

The finished product being worn:

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