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1  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / Re: Birdcage veil & Purple & MadHatter CAKE OMY! on: August 15, 2010 03:09:53 PM
I love your cake!

And I totally agree....July 24 2010 WAS the hottest day ever! I was also married that day and my husband was sunburned!
2  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Bridesmaid dress on: July 29, 2010 09:57:42 AM
Here is the dress I designed and made for my daughter. She was one of my bridesmaids when her dad and I were married on July 24th. (This is also posted in occasions and holidays)

This dress is a "corset" top, drafted from her measurments, and a four layer skirt. The hardest part of the skirt was the netting to add pouf......

I am rather proud of this dress as there are recycled materials in it.....I used part of a white cotten bedskirt for the bodice lining!!




Her skirt sagged a bit during the ceremony and photo session so before the reception we went home and I stitched the skirt to the bodice, effectivly ending anymore wardrobe malfunctions!

I also made her brother's vest and tie and refashioned his dress shirt making a long sleeve into a short sleeve.

3  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / My Crafty wedding success!! on: July 27, 2010 09:54:24 PM
I have been browsing this forum for months, but have been too busy to post my projects.

Here they are!

I made my dress, my daughter's dress, my husband's vest, my son's vest and tie, I shortened the sleaves on both my husband's and son's dress shirts.

Back veiw of my dress and my daughter's dress

I crafted a cover for our guestbook, and covered the card box.

Made a memorial for our oldest daughter

I decorated a dollar store serving set for our cake cutting

We used mason jars and sand for decorations, as well as shed antlers and dollar store flower petals.

I also made my garters, but those pics are no longer on my computer so I will have to add them later. Also invite pics as we made our own invites.

There are more items that I self crafted, but I am still rather fuddle-brained from all the excitement....our wedding was only three days ago! I will post as I remember them!
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / attaching a skirt to a corset on: April 11, 2010 09:09:19 PM
does anyone have any tips for attaching a skirt to a corset to form a dress?? I have a few ideas, but am hoping to get some pointers before tackling the project.

I already made one for my daughter's Easter dress but attached the skirt to the underside of the corset and this time I would rather have the skirt attached to the outside.

I will be using that cheapo plastic boning available at Fabricland as my daughter is only 5 and there will be no cinching action from the corset. It will be more like a firmlu structured bodice.

5  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: stretch knit dress on: February 13, 2010 02:39:48 PM
Really like this a lot!  Did you make the pattern or is it a commercial one? 

I want to try knits so bad but I've been told they are hard to sew.  You did great on this!

Thanks. I make all my patterns myself.

When I made a dress out of a regular knit it was hard because it kept getting stretched out. This one is a stretch knit (95% cotton, 5% spandex) and it was really easy to work with. I love using this type of fabric because I don't have to worry about putting in elastic or fasteners! It just slips on over her head.


6  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Re: Shirring....what am I doing worng?!?! on: January 18, 2010 10:40:49 AM
Make sure the elastic thread is feeding thru the bottom tension thingee (where the bobbin sits) the same way regular thread does.

That was what I was doing wrong. I used three spools of elastic thread trying to get it to work, and mine just would not look anything like it was supposed to untill I figured that out.

7  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / searching for fabric on: January 06, 2010 07:15:41 AM
I'm looking for an online site to buy camo jogging fleece. Not army camo, more like hunting camo.

My local fabricland does not carry it, and niether does wal mart.
8  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: Fleece zip up hooded sweatshirt on: January 05, 2010 12:26:58 PM
This rocks! Where did you find  sweet fleece like that?!?
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Camo Fabric needed on: January 05, 2010 12:19:59 PM
Hello everyone! I have been searching for some camoflage jogging fleece for ages, but nothing is available locally. (I have Wal Mart and Fabricland to choose from.)

Does anyone have a good online resource?? I'm thinking less army camo, and more like hunting camo.

10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: corset and bolero (loads of pics) on: January 04, 2010 12:39:29 PM
Amazing. And thankyou so much!

I am getting married in July, and I have the same basic idea for my dress....a corset and skirt....however, I am getting overwhelmed just thinking about starting it!

I am bookmarking this thread because it gives me courage when I look at your well made and beutifull work!
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