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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Two different types of dress patterns - What are these called? on: March 19, 2013 06:41:52 PM
So, I'm making a cocktail-style dress for a friend and I'm looking for a couple of different styles, but I don't know exactly what to search for as far as pattern and I've been scouring the vintage section of Etsy all night now! Send help!

The two styles I'm looking at are these:

(specifically the wider neck. like almost off the shoulder as a sleeve, but not quite? everything i've search off the shoulder is like, legit OFF of the shoulder, hehe) 

This is sort of a marilyn-ish dress, which I searched, but everything is coming up halter. Blah.

The full skirt will be easy enough, but I don't know what to call these bodices in my searches, so I haven't really found the right pattern. Getting overwhelmed. If anyone has any pattern ideas, please help! Thanks so much Cheesy
2  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Feather Hair Extension Question on: April 25, 2011 10:41:39 AM
Do any of you make or know more about feather extensions? I'm just curious if you have to coat the base of the feather with anything beforehand. Especially if you make a bundle of feathers, how do you bundle them together? Glue?

I hope my question makes sense, haha. I'll try to find an example photo of what I mean!
3  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Invisible Zipper + lining on: December 20, 2009 01:59:19 PM
I've been googling and I can't find a tutorial on how to sew an invisible zipper into something with a lining.
Any suggestions? I know how to put one in on one layer of fabric, but I'm lining this dress and I'm not sure how to go about getting the zipper in there with two layers.

4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Layered Ruffle Dress Question on: July 11, 2009 08:28:31 PM
Trying to make a dress somewhat like this:

But shorter and I'm having quite the time trying to figure out how I should do the layers. Should I make an "underdress" type thing and then sew ruffles on? Are there any other ways to achieve this look?

I tried googling, but every term I google comes up with something totally different than what I'm looking for  Undecided
5  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Fabric content help! on: December 11, 2008 05:04:56 PM
I've been looking everywhere for a fabric like this: 

Shiny and black, but not stiff (like a leather).
But...every search I've tried has come up with nothing! Can anyone guess/identify this fabric? I've pored over my fabric swatch book and I've found nothing close Sad

-let me know if this is in the wrong place!
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / What sort of skirt is this? on: November 04, 2008 03:33:50 PM
A line? Circle? I can't tell!
I recently lost this skirt on ebay and I figured to myself, I'll just make one. But I can't really tell what shape it is. Though maybe I could do a circle skirt out of wool?

Thanks for any help Smiley
7  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Vintage Pendant Necklace - Simple? on: June 30, 2008 04:47:45 PM
I've been searching the boards, but nothing is coming up! Maybe I'm trying the wrong keywords.


I want to make a necklace, kind of like this http://www.forever21.com/images/large/50924824-01.jpg (not with the adjustable rings on the end). I found an awesome pendant, one hole on either side. I'm very new to jewelry-making and I am curious:

If I bought chain, how would I attach it to the pendant? Cut into the link and thennnn...?

How would I attach a clasp? Tool tips? Just a wire cutter or something else?

Ugh, I'm sure these are terribly easy/simple things to figure out, but I don't want to get the wrong supplies.

8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Damask"Wallpaper" Knit Fabric - Help! on: February 07, 2008 11:43:58 AM
I'm looking for a fabric with this sort of print:


In a knit fabric. All I can find is wovens. Has anyone ever seen this sort (or any sort of Victorian-ish wallpaper print) of print on a knit?

like this!

9  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Brother CS-8060 Sewing Machine Woe on: October 31, 2006 12:30:36 PM
Alright soooo,
I spent all of Saturday sewing my lil' heart out, making my and my boyfriend's Halloween costumes.
This morning, I brought the machine out to do a little quick fixx and now the tension is off...TOTALLY off. (the top is pulling the bottom stitch up so you can see them, only reason i noticed, is because I tried putting a different color thread in the bobbin)

Anyway, I would usually adjust the tension, but...my machine only has one tension wheel, on the side. and from what i can tell, it's only for the top thread.

I don't have the manual for my machine anymore, it got lost in the move, and now I'm not sure how to fix this! I was just wondering if anyone else has this machine (brother cs-80) and the manual that could help me out. I just bought a bunch of fabric and was all ready and raring to go on sewing but...boo.


p.s. i LOVE the pumpkin emotes...hehe.
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Plaid Fall Jacket on: October 20, 2006 10:33:08 AM
Okay so...I love plaid. Seriously. Hahaha. And I've seen lots of these plaid jackets around...SOoooo, I made this!

I made it basically like two hoodies (one for the flannel and one for the sweatshirt fabric lining) and put them together, then added the felt appliques, ribbed cuffs and elbow patches.

What do you think?
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