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1  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.

2  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!
3  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.

4  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.
5  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.

6  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Shirring....what am I doing worng?!?! on: June 25, 2009 04:47:28 PM
Hi all. I really want to learn how to shir with elastic thread, and everything i have read says how EASY it is. But I just cannot get it to work for me.

I have a Brother CS-5000H computer sewing machine. Not sure if that makes a difference or not.

My elastic just does not shirr the fabric. I have both hand and machine wound the bobbin, played with the stitch leangth and tension.
7  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Sewing on patches on: June 12, 2009 09:34:44 PM
Does anyone know if patches need to be preshrunk before sewing them on??

If this is in the wrong place I am very sorry.

8  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Discussion and Questions / Stencilling on Jersey on: March 10, 2009 07:59:38 PM
I am making a hoodie and want to do some stenciling on it. As this is for a gift, I need to get it right on the first try!

Now I am trying to use freezer paper stenciling, using acrylic paint. However the acrylic paint I bought is water based. I tried a test patch, and after washing, I would say about half of the color has washed out.

Also because the fabric has stretch, I am wondering if the stenciled peice will end up looking horrible.

Any advice would be appreciated!
9  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Singer Sewing Machines on: February 26, 2009 06:32:04 PM
Do singer machines HAVE to have singer needles?? Mine works fine with the needles it came with, but if I put in a different brand needle, it acts like the tension is too loose??

10  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Gah! Serger question. on: February 22, 2009 07:54:06 AM
Hey all. I am rather new to sewing, and everything I know I taught myself, so the serger my wonderfull partner presented me for Christmas is a mystery to me.

My problem is this.....sometimes when sewing t-shirt fabric, the heavyier weight stuff, the needle slices a threed, causing holes and runs to happen along the seamline in the fabric.

What am I doing wrong!?!?! Please help.
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