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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Open back dress pattern on: October 28, 2011 09:02:57 AM
Ooh, I bet the butterick 5605 will help a whole lot, especially when cross-bred with this Instructables:


2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Open back dress pattern on: October 27, 2011 07:14:46 AM
Good tidings!

This lovely craftster is getting married some months in advance, and my sister offered to make my wedding dress for me.  *blush tee hee*

I've been farting around the etsy looking for inspiration and I found THIS:


Does anyone know of a good pattern to replicate the open back on this dress?  We're going to mangle a different skirt onto it, as well, one kinda like this: 


RRAARRRRRWWWWWW adorable. Thanks for the help and suggestions!
3  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Pineapple quilt on: January 31, 2011 12:03:51 PM
Thanks everyone!

The hand quilted part probably only took less than 20 hours, just spread out over 10 months.  See how the green bits kinda make circles?  I quilted interlocking circles around those guys, and you can kinda see the border quilting in the bottom left corner.

We picked out the colors and fabrics together.

Oh, I also had to make a checkerboard back, because the flannel at the store wouldn't have been wide enough to span the quilt... but I have a feeling I did some math wrong when I was working it out.  Just a little extra work.  Smiley

Amalgam: It's the first time I've done pineapple.  the book I had said I needed some sort of fancy pineapple ruler.  Never did get it.

p.s. Positively Pineapple by Lynda Milligan and Nancy Smith.
4  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Pineapple quilt on: January 20, 2011 12:26:37 PM

So I love the frustration of quilt making.  This was supposed to be a high school graduation gift for my sister.  This is a tradition in my family, at least perpetuated by me.  My mom made one for my brother,  I made one for myself and this one for my sister.  She graduated in Spring of '08, and I finally finished it in Jan '10.  Oi.  But it was hand quilted (machine pieced) and I was a full time University student and excuses excuses excuses!

And I'm rather late posting it here.  But ANYWAY, it's very pretty and I thought I might share it.
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Paisley Darling cycling cap on: August 30, 2009 12:44:45 PM
TheLast:  kinda sorta.  The pattern is pretty easy.  If you search for "eyevah" or "cycling caps" another cycling cap post of mine should come up.  There is a link to a flickr account that someone posted a pattern.  ... Or you could probably search "cycling cap pattern" on flickr.  Good luck!  It takes some finagling to get the pattern just right but it's really simple.  I used a ruler and hand-eye coordination to re-create the pattern.  I don't have a printer.
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Paisley Darling cycling cap on: August 28, 2009 09:18:59 AM

It's a beautiful complement to homepacked lunches with carrot sticks, coffee in a Nalgene, skirts and road bikes, pre-dawn light and potted plants. The wider brim is WAY cuter than normal.

Made from 100% scraps from my fabric pile. Mostly cotton, some polyester in the underside of the brim (the stripey stuff). Extra super cool elastic band to help it stay on your head!
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: EDIT (one more!) Cycling caps are hot, that's why I made a million of them. on: July 16, 2009 12:34:19 PM
I sold the grey wool hat!  Here's a photo of my happy customer:

8  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / Freezer paper stenciling goes vegetarian on: July 16, 2009 12:31:07 PM
"I'm more than the sum of my fried parts," says our Chicken friend. He's not just a pair of wings sold for 25 cents a piece during the special at your favorite bar, drenched in hot sauce (although hot sauce is awesome. I'm not here to knock hot sauce). He doesn't want to be eaten. He just wants to run around and eat some bugs o' somthin'.

9  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Life is Cycling and "Adult Relations" (Mature) on: July 16, 2009 12:24:13 PM
Uh, DUH.  I'm only talkin' about what's AWESOME.

10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: EDIT (one more!) Cycling caps are hot, that's why I made a million of them. on: April 06, 2009 04:36:17 PM
I tried making one and the top came out really pointy. Sad Can you think of anything I am doing wrong?

Did you make sure that the lines on your pattern were curved?  They shouldn't be straight, like triangles.  That being said, did you sew them together with a nice, sweeping curve?  Try taking it in if you have the room.  That should make it less pointy.

I know I didn't really answer the question.  Maybe you could post a photo if you want some more advice.

Good luck!
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