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1  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Re: Advice for simplicity special cutting notes on: October 02, 2012 09:56:16 AM
thanks for the response. i think it makes sense but am i now going
to be cutting off a portion that was created as part of the fold?

thanks sorry to be a pain
2  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Advice for simplicity special cutting notes on: October 01, 2012 07:31:02 PM
I am a newbie to patterns. I've just been cutting out squares and rectangles and sewing straight lines and getting the hang of things. I've decided to tackle Simplicity pattern 2447 - Easy to Sew misses top.

Here is my first of what may be many questions: the cutting layout says:
"If layout show a piece extending past the fold, cut out all pieces except piece that extends. Open fabric to single thickness. Cut extending piece on Right side of fabric in position shown." see pic

Whaaaaa? Here is how I interpret this:
Do I not place that extended piece in the formation of the other pieces and just do it on a separate piece of fabric? But it's on the fold so I'm confused. Any interpretation will be much appreciated.
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / My First sewing projects - skirt and chiffon blouse on: September 24, 2012 06:49:59 PM
hi there. this is the first time I've posted in this section. I'm a knitter and a crocheter but so jealous of all of you that make your own clothes so I've been painstakingly trying to learn to do this. I took a sewing class about 20 years ago when I was a kid and just couldn't get the hang of it so I gave it up! I'd love to go back and yell at my pre-teen self!

Anyway, I'm getting there. Some of the best and most fun fabric I've worked with is from ikea! I find the fabric to be sturdy and thick enough that it's not see through. So here is my first wearable item skirt from ikea! It cost $12. It makes me think Kate Spade with all her dots. (Instagram makes my place look much dirtier than it is! I promise)
I wore it with hot pink tights and the yellow belt that came with one of the Jason Wu for target dresses.

My next project didn't go so well. I got the pattern from the fantastic book Sewing in a Straight Line. I decided to try the Easy Breezy Blouse in a beautiful (not cheap) chiffon. The french seams and everything came out really well, but when I measured, I didn't account for my chest, so I couldn't fit into it! I cut it down the middle thinking that would work but haha it did not! It's so pretty but I just can't fit into it! I plan on giving it to a flat-chested friend. I really want to make this again though. It's fairly easy.

I hope you enjoy! It's frustrating being a newbie but I hope you will be seeing more of me on these boards!
4  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Reversible Tote Bag on: July 09, 2012 02:17:02 PM
thanks for all the kind words! yes, i've become obsessed with sewing! I can't wait to start making clothes
5  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Reversible Tote Bag on: July 08, 2012 05:49:52 PM
Hey!! It's been well over a year since I've posted. I have been desperately trying to learn how to sew and all I want to do is sew amazing clothes but I'm putting on my best patient face and trying to start slow. The pattern came from Diana Rupp's SEW Workshop book. She's extremely thorough and the perfect beginner manual for a wannabe seamstress.

I braved the Sunday IKEA crowds and found two fun fabrics on clearance.

I hope you like! It's fun and retro and I can't wait to use it!

6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Zebra burn-out jersey maxi dress. on: July 03, 2012 07:45:07 PM
Beautiful! your tailoring is amazing. I am fairly new to sewing, less than a year but have sewn a few skirts, put in a zipper here and there but that's about it. Do you think this is a good beginner project?
7  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Reversible Charlie Hobo Bag - with free pattern link on: June 07, 2011 06:44:25 AM
hi there
besides a pillow and a few failed attempts at a doll (twice) this is my first real sewing project that I can leave the house with. It was a great Saturday project. It's got its share of problems but I've gained some confidence with the sewing machine more than anything. Hope you like it.
Here is the link for the free pattern: http://verypurpleperson.com/2010/04/making-reversible-bag.html

8  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Happy 2011 on: January 14, 2011 05:08:02 AM
Too cool!!!!
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Vintage Knit Stocking Cap on: November 07, 2010 06:40:40 AM
I started this last night around 1030 and finished around 130, which was really 1230 so it's my daylight savings stocking cap. I got the pattern from a vintage knit book from Ebay called Hits in Hats. I hope you like it!

10  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Glee Swap Gallery Send out by 7/12/10 on: July 21, 2010 08:15:13 AM
Image heavy post. I'm posting first the stuff I sent to my swappee since based on the communication we had over the course of the swap, I'm not so sure she'll ever post it

the inspiration:

the FO

cozy and gleek drink cozy

Now here are the items I got:

A Bookmark

cute shopping bag

a coaster

a bunch of flippin' toothbrushes and a pill bag
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