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1  UNITED STATES / Massachusetts / Making old coats new! Class at Eliot School, Boston on: October 27, 2009 06:28:37 AM
Good morning!  We have two spots left for a class at the Eliot School in Jamaica Plain, and I'm hoping someone here will want to sign up so we can fill the class!

You can read all about it here, and below:



Making Old Coats New: Alteration, Lining, and Embellishment

Revive an old jacket or coat from your closet or a thrift store. Take an old coat to pieces and reconstruct it with new insulation, lining, and styling. Learn some fundamentals of tailoring, alteration, embellishment, and best practices for re-using textiles, and create something unique and fashionable in the process. Bring coat to first class. Pre-requisite: basic sewing skills. Limit 6 students.

Instructor: Jen Paulousky. $140

4 Saturdays, 9:30am12:30pm, Oct. 31Nov. 21

At the Eliot School, 24 Eliot St., Jamaica Plain. Register now at www.eliotschool.org.

Thanks and happy crafting!
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: My Awesome (if I do say so myself) Bicycle Helmet on: July 08, 2005 08:41:14 AM
Lol.  I heart dorks too.  That is very cool. Smiley
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Red and black suit with accessories... on: July 05, 2005 08:58:56 AM
Super sharp - have you tried it with a white tie yet?  I'm a sucker for all B&W. Smiley
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: A Few Corsets (Pic Heavy) on: July 05, 2005 08:56:30 AM
Wow corsets always look like a *ton* of work.  Congratulations on some really smashing ones - the B&W looks a lot like one I bought from these guys.

Very hot! Cheesy
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Purple Corduroy Blazer on: July 05, 2005 08:53:18 AM
OMG *love* the extra long cuffs!
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Post-punk print skirt - construction notes added on: July 02, 2005 06:34:36 PM
those heels are so hott... sorry i had to say something!

LOL!  I love them - they're BCBG from last year, but I got them at a TJMaxx in town.  I heart TJMaxx & Marshalls (which are really the same guy).

Okay, so it should be really obvious but in case you'd like to know, this is how I made the skirt:

1. I designed the pattern based on my body and my friend's (who is a size up from me).  It's entirely symmetric.  I cut out two trapezoids on the fold of the fabric, one is the front, one is the back. 

2.  The back was traced directly from the fold.  The front was placed 5/8" from the fold so I would have extra space for the zipper.

3.  I slit the front piece up the middle, attached an extra strip of fabric to the left side (zipper guard), the sewed the zipper to either side of the front.

4.  I attached the back to the front on both sides, then sewed a 6" long dart down the center of the back.

5.  I cut a strip for the waistband, ironed it to fold the raw edges in, ironed it in half, then topstitched it to the top of the skirt so that the raw edge of the skirt fell inside it and remained hidden.

6.  I finished the hem and added a hidden snap just above the zipper to keep the waistband tab closed.  And I sewed the applique over the center back.  A note is that the zipper is a fully working jacket zipper, so the skirt opens completely.

That's it - very easy. Smiley  it goes without saying that all the raw edges on the inside are finished to prevent fraying.

7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Post-punk print skirt (images) on: July 01, 2005 12:48:55 PM
Well it is easy to make.  I figure if I post something on a DIY board, it's going to get reconstructed by anyone who likes it.  It's an A-line skirt after all, so yeah, not rocket science. Wink I'm just looking to see if I was the only one who thought it was cool, or if other people liked it as well. Smiley  So thanks for the feedback, and if you decide to make one like it, post a pic in the thread!
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Oath of a Freeman Halter on: July 01, 2005 11:56:11 AM
It's a little tough to see from the pics, but I love anything with lots of words on it.  Great idea. Smiley
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Post-punk print skirt (images) on: July 01, 2005 11:24:25 AM
and if you added black lace at the bottom and made it a mini, it would be the skirt of my dreams!!!

OMG that is the awesome-est idea!  I was actually thinking of doing something like that, but with red tulle on the bottom under a different red and gray print I have.  Sweet - I should totally make that skirt this weekend!  Thanks guys. Smiley

10  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / Re: Paypal and Other Shopping Carts on: July 01, 2005 11:22:44 AM
Wow, thanks again you guys - I went with Mal's-e and it was a breeze, with so many options.  I want to send this lady (guy?) flowers, I am completely in love with this product! Cheesy
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