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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Stamped shirt on: June 09, 2005 12:06:42 AM
So I saw a shirt at ross that was way cute...but super small. It had hearts printed on it in various (but neat) patterns. I thought, I could do something like that. And I went and looked at stamps (thought it would be the easiest way) and they were super expensive, like 5 bucks for a simple small stamp. Not cool, so I 'made' my own using clay fire and nail polish... I made this top out of some dollar walmart fabric and went stamp crazy. I really like the way it turned out, it seems a bit skaterish though...oh well...

Side detail...

And for the hell of it...

I really like how it didn't come out super clean, thats what I was going for and it gives it the perfect look.

Thanks for looking!
<3, Dana
2  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Because you can not depend on the boys! on: June 07, 2005 02:08:04 PM
It's kind of funny, yet ironic that I used this material. Anyways I will be discreet and not say exactly what it is for, lets let you guys figure that out.

So you can see it in the last picture...kind of... The first picture is slightly larger than lifesize.

Thanks for looking
<3, Dana
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / *Corset and a Babydoll* on: June 06, 2005 12:50:56 PM
ok so I had this pattern for a corset for over a year, but I hadn't originally bought the pattern for myself, so it should have been small. I added a few pieces and it ended up way to big *sigh*... I had a few problems with it and I spent FOREVER on it, something like 8+hours... The bottom came out kinda uneven! Oh no, lol....I need to get some lace to cover that up... Anyways here it is.



I made this 'babydoll' when I was dating a boy a few months back, he suggested it. It really was just a practice thing, used an old bra and hand sewed some material. Anyways...



Thanks for looking
<3, Dana Rae
4  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Serger Recommendations on: June 01, 2005 02:42:32 PM
So I looked through this entire board (4 pages, woo, lol) and saw nothing on Serger Recommendations... So who has a serger? Do you love it? What about certain stitch types, what would I NEED? I just got a (well paying!) job and this is the first 'big' ticket item I want...so help would be much loved!

Thanks in advance.
<3, Dana
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Summer outfit...*Five pictures* on: May 26, 2005 11:36:38 PM
Wow would this look so much better if I was thin *sigh*... I hate failure involving diets... Anyways onto the garments...

I found this fabric at walmart for a dollar a yard, it stretchs and is kind of thick...I bought four yards, and I have about one left. Made the skirt a few nights ago and the top tonight, it took about 1-2 hours for the skirt and 2-3 for the top (don't know why it took so long...) I didn't use a pattern for either. I usually suck at making things without patterns, but this time I kind of planned it out.

Close up of the top

The skirt (Please excuse the gross bug bite on my hip)

Outfit front

Outfit back (I like this one...and yes those are my panties...)

And this one...because I like playing with photos...and it looks cool...

Also if you can't tell it waist band is folded down... I made it WAY to big... I don't even need the zipper...but whatever... I doubt I'll fix it since it looks fine how it is...

So what do you guys think?

<3, Dana
(P.s. thanks for looking!)
6  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Kenmore Sewing Machines on: May 12, 2005 12:28:20 AM
I have a Kenmore (A newer one, I actually own an older one as well but it needs fixing) Anyways I've broken all my needles and I was wondering if there is anywhere other than Sears that we can buy the right needles. I looked at WalMart but they didn't seemed shaped right... So I just want to know if you guys know anything about having to buy them at Sears? It isn't really a big deal, but theres like a 3dollar difference per size pack, which as we all know adds up.

Thanks in advance

<3, Dana
7  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / brown polka dot bag/tote? on: April 26, 2005 11:37:07 PM
I love making purses, it's so easy, and you don't have to worry about how good it will look on you...

The inside, I have four 'pockets' two on each side.

The other side.

And so you can get a size better, it's a bit big, actually perfect for a few school books, and the pockets will be great, might encourage me to take an on campus summer college class...

Now I just need to make a matched lined zipper pouch (they are so easy!)!
Thanks for looking!

<3, Dana
8  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Three lined zipper bags on: April 18, 2005 12:43:19 AM
Ok so I LOVE making these, I won 24 zippers on eBay that were in a bunch of weird colors, and this is a great way to use them!

I need to buy a white or pink zipper for the last one though, none of mine matched...at all...

Thanks so much for looking!
<3, Miss Dana Rae
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / My first dress-brown and white poka dots on: April 08, 2005 07:52:53 PM
SO I went to Joann's about a month ago with the 99cent pattern sale, bought some patterns yadda yadda ya... The pattern was too small for me so I had to do my best to make it bigger, first time ever doing that to a pattern...

Then I went to the thrift store to look for sheets and pillow cases only to find fabric...at WONDERFUL prices, I got some wonderful stuff, saw this fabric (measured when I got home just over 3 yards) for $1.99! Amazing! The dress was kind of tricky seeing as how there is a 13inch difference between my waist and hips (I have HUGE hips) SO anyways on to the dress!


Sideish View

Oh and I need to buy bigger (wider) ribbon (it isn't sewn on, I made a little thing coming out from each side to hold it on).

Comments, criticism are much appreciated!
Thanks for looking!
<3, Dana
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / I want to draft patterns too! on: April 06, 2005 10:49:27 PM
Yeah, so I want to learn! I know nothing about pattern drafting, I do know how to sew and read patterns (and actually understand why it works and all that). SO I am asking you crafty ladies who know how to draft patterns, how did you learn? What books did you use? If you even used any.

Would I be crazy to try and make something (first attempt would be a simple A-line strapless dress) without reading a book first? I got this amazing fabric (just over 3 yards for 2bucks at a thrift store!!!!!!!!) And I can never find the right pattern for what I want, it is simple, but I need it in my size (which isn't near a small) and all that, however if you know a good pattern, please recommend it.

OK so this is the fabric

Brown with white poka dots

And a cheezy stetch I made for the dress I want

Thanks for looking!
<3, Dana Rae
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