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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Is there a technical name for these necklines and how do you make them? on: March 06, 2014 05:57:14 PM
I've been trying to think what they're called for months now. I've asked a couple sewing buddies but they don't know and the dresses description just says "winged collar" which doesn't give me much help when it comes to google.

So! I come to you lovely people to beg for help and stop me going insane!

2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Mini skirt out of stretch velvet questions on: December 22, 2010 04:40:31 PM
Hi guys and gals!
 I feel really stupid for asking this so please don't mock me Tongue
 I've sewn loads of mini skirts with a separate Lycra waist band and they are fine, I'm now trying to sew one for my mother out of just stretch velvet. I'm using 2 pieces, the front and the back. My first problem is the hips! They keep bulging and it won't go away even if I take it in at the area :|
Next problem is hemming the fabric. I hate sewing stretch velvet. It keeps rolling on itself and doesn't like going though my machine. I end up having to pull it which of course leaves lettuce leaf effects Sad Anyone got any videos / tips on how to hem the stuff?!

Thankies ^_^
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / 99.9% certain I could make this dress, but I need your opinions!! on: March 28, 2010 07:04:59 AM
Hey there guys!
I am in love with this dress but for 40 and that short with my legs? haha I best make it myself Tongue http://www.asos.com/Asos/Asos-Petite-Slash-Neck-Lace-Dress/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=802836&SearchQuery=lace dress&sh=0&pge=0&pgesize=20&sort=-1&clr=Black#ctl00_ContentMainPage_mainImage1


I was going to do it as a jersey underdress with a full lace over dress (as in the pictures it looks like theres lace over the plain black bit) and attach them together.
Would stretch jersey and non stretch lace be OK together though?

If I do manage to make this dress I will making some modifications. The lace will be spider web design and the dress will be longer!!
4  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / Does the type of fabric you embroider matter? on: February 12, 2010 04:54:30 PM
Hi there all

 This has probs been asked before but the search was miffing me off so I just had to ask.

 I would like to stitch designs directly onto my clothing as I cannot afford an embroidery machine. I mainly use 100% cotton so would this be OK to embroider on?

Also any hints and tips for a newbie to embroidery? Tongue

5  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions / Bottom layer of soap loaf not setting? :S on: February 07, 2010 08:17:33 AM
Hey all
I made a layered soap loaf yesterday. The bottom is green with spearmint EO and the top is just chocolate truffle FO. The chocolate layer has set beautifully but the mint layer is still like jelly. It's been nearly 24 hours since I made it and its been wrapped in a towel since I made it. Both layers are the same soap batch that I split in half then added different fragrances and colouring to.
Anyone got any ideas why it hasn't set? and how I can get it to set, I was thinking of putting the mold into some hot water to heat up the mint layer and wrapping it back in a towel again but I don't know if that will work :S

6  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions / Cold process soap cupcake base with bath bomb frosting, can it be done? on: December 08, 2009 03:55:09 PM
Hi there all
I've been wanting to make some cupcake bath bombs / soaps with the main base as a soap and the frosting as a bath bomb you can snap off the soap.
 Would the frosting stick to the CP soap though? Also are there any bath bomb recipes with out food stuffs in like sugar and egg whites etc?

Thanks a bunch Smiley

7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Jersey fabric and how not to buy thin see through material? on: June 18, 2009 01:14:04 PM
Hi there fellow sewers.
I have a question Cheesy
I'm making an outfit to go out in to a club and I want the top to be white and stretchy so I'm thinking Jersey.
Buuuut i bought some from JB Sewing Box and it was see through! So is there anyway to tell if it's going to be see through when ordering on line? If so how?
Or do you suggest a different stretchy material all together?

Thanks loads
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / What to do with Hello Kitty fabric? on: December 27, 2008 05:06:27 AM
Heya again
I have just received some hello kitty fabric I bought and I'm so in love with it, the problem is I don't know what to make with it!
I was going to make a corset but I don't want to eff up the fabric... and I only have 1 yard of green and 1 yard of pink...

Any ideas?

Thanks all
Kerry Smiley
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / The history of corsets? on: November 27, 2008 02:59:23 PM
Hiya all
For an art project I am creating miniature corsets from different time periods, as the theme is memory.
 I have searched google and all I can find is the S bend corset style.
 What I am looking for is different styles with the era and a picture so I can reproduce them.
 Information on the construction and the reason for wearing them would be great too.
Does anyone have any links they know of about the history of corsetry?

Thank you Smiley

10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / How to make a top with ribbed edges? on: November 18, 2008 04:54:21 PM
Hi there
I wanted to make a top with ribbing on the hood, sleeved and around the bottom of the top, thing is I cannot find ribbed fabric in the UK.
 Is it a case of not looking for the right material or do I have to knit my own? In which case what wool would be appropriate?

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