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41  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: TUTORIAL ADDED: Thai Fisher(wo)men's skirt on: March 25, 2009 02:20:17 PM
Yup, Photos missing... so sad.. I wanted to see the cute little kittty... AND how to make the pants,... er, um skirt
42  CLOTHING / Sewing Pattern Reviews / Re: vintage McCalls wrap dress *edit* FINAL DRESS!!! on: March 20, 2009 01:31:01 PM
I really love this pattern, and in fact have it in my collection.... Thanks for showing the pics of yours and mentioning the "troubles" you encountered! The finished one looks FAB on you!
43  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Tutorial: Yellow goodbye bag... on: March 17, 2009 06:40:21 AM
I really like this bag, and even cooler it's made from a t-shirt! Ingenuity!
Thanks for the tute!... I'm running off to the thrift store to find a "worthy" old Tee to make a bag!

Thanks! BIG HUGS!
44  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Discussion and Questions / Re: Drapery lining on: November 22, 2008 12:10:14 PM
Just got back from Joann's... chatted up the friendly home-decor department manager and got all the answers to my questions, made a new craft store friend AND got the lining fabric for $3.50 a yard (Oh MAN I LOVE 50% off coupons!!!)...

Just so happens I ALSO discovered they have Layaway too!!! WHO KNEW THIS EXISTED at a CRAFT store??? OMG, I'm SOOOO gonna be in trouble! .. I scored a new serger on Major Discount!

Happy Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas And Happy New Year TO MEEEEE!  Grin
45  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Discussion and Questions / Drapery lining on: November 22, 2008 07:46:53 AM
I found some great heavy drapery fabric at Joann's (Msajor Score, store closing sale, YESSSS! HUGE discount!) I wanna make some drapes for my living room, but I'm a little unsure about the lining material. I priced some at the new Joann's store and it's quite expensive (15 yards YIKES)... are there any creative, budget friendly, alternatives you might suggest using?

Thanks!!! Cheesy
46  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Re: Fabric/project compatibility.... Stretch friendly? on: November 21, 2008 05:49:28 PM
(Isn't sewing lingo fun?!) 

You have no idea!  My husband is always disappointed when I talk about feed dogs, presser feet, and WonderUnder...he gets all excited because it sounds nifty...and then it's "just sewing".   Cheesy

LOL! I know EXACTLY what cha mean..... "sewing = boooorrring" to the DH, until it comes time to make something super cool for him or he discovers I've sold something. Then it's like "WOW you actually got money for sewing stuff?" and I'm like "DUH honey, I gots Skillz!!" .... He's so sweet but like many Dh's, I suspect, doesn't get our needs for creative outlets and how we pour our hearts into the things we make.

I love you sweetie, Um please don't use THESE scissors for cardboard.... Thanks Love.
47  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Re: Fabric/project compatibility.... Stretch friendly? on: November 21, 2008 01:32:35 PM
    • try a stabilizer, though...aren't they meant to wash off?

    Thanks lil_abi.... Oh I meant "stabilize" in the most basic sense, as in something that would make the first fabric more stiff and not able to stretch (lol, u know More stable  Wink ), the wash-away stuff certainly would not work. Basting, as you mentioned is REALLY what I was thinking (a few Amy butler patterns I used called for basting light weight fabrics to canvas, it worked out well), but I like the idea of fusing two fabrics with WonderUnder...I hadn't thought of that one yet.

    I'm a glutton for making projects more complex though, LOL, so I reckon the route with the liner will be the way I will go..... But I'm DEF enjoying the input on all of the other ideas that do not involve a lining, I may just give one of those a shot as well! 80)
    48  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Re: Fabric/project compatibility.... Stretch friendly? on: November 21, 2008 01:14:23 PM
    AWWWW, Thanks ya'll for the input and confirming for me what I suspected would work all along!

    I love this place!
    49  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions / Re: Of all the styles of purses and bags... on: November 21, 2008 09:40:57 AM
    Oh I LOVE Big OL HUGE Honk'n Bags (the mommy in me).. I guess Hobo syle... but I also adore little cute clutch purses as well (the HOt Mama in me!) it's works out I put the clutch inside the BIG bag to keep the essential together (money makeup etc) it's cool cause if I"m runiin got the store for a quick trip (or night out with tha girls) just grab the inner clutch and go!

    50  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions / Fabric/project compatibility.... Stretch friendly? on: November 21, 2008 09:35:51 AM
    I wanna make a duffle style bag from this totally rock'n tropical floral mid-weight cotton stretch fabric I have.. one problem the slight crossgrain stretch. Okay, maybe it's a bit more than "slight" but DEF no where as stretchy as jersy knits but probably as much stretch as a pair of store bought jeans or slacks (capris) that are labled "stretch", You know the type right?. The question is... Since the duffle will have a liner (probably a heavier twill or canvas) should I really worrry much about the stretch factor?

    I thought this might be a suitable topic for the "Sewing General" forum too because, couldn't you sew or apply relatively stretchy (not knits, but other cotton blends and twills and such) fabric to a non stretch stabilizer i.e interfacing or canvas or duck and make it "non stretch" in a sense? Just a thought... This IS NOT what I plan to do with the project, but moreso what got me thinking about the liner being the primary weight bearer and the stretch fabric not being all stretched outta wack from the weight of the contents. I hope I explained that well.

    There's the fabric in question....

    Posted in Sewing General forum as well, just as good measure 80)
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