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21  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Ribbon and jellied fabric brooches on: May 16, 2009 05:07:56 AM
Hello craftsters!

I would like to show you some of my very first brooches I made some time ago. Those were the very first attempts on this stuff, so don't be too harsh on me, please!

I love making fabric brooches. I usually use ribbon, but I also enjoy making flowers of the jellied fabric. Does anyone else soak fabric in gellatine to make it solid enough to keep the shape?

Please, let me know what you think of this stuff, I'll be glad to hear your comments!

Thank you for looking!
22  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Blue suit with the matching purse on: May 16, 2009 04:29:09 AM
Hi there!

I made this suit about three years ago, but I still like it, so I decided to share it with you. Though the fabric is synthetic, I like the way it shines (unfortunately, it's not seen on the pics  Sad). However, I always try to add something special when I make clothing, so that time I used the wrong side of the fabric to make trousers. The jacket is the right "shiny" side. I did it to underline that lustre.

The pants have little cuffs at he bottom, which show the right side of the fabric.

And since I'm nuts doing everything matching, I made a purse from the leftovers and decorated it with light blue ribbon flower and buds from the same fabric. That was my first attempt on purses, so it did not really turned out what I wanted. Still, I use it the way it is.

   I would like to hear your comments on the using of the wrong fabric side, as well as what you think of the suit in general.

Thanx for reading and watching!
23  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Are these flowers on the pants too much? on: April 09, 2009 12:40:31 PM
Hi, craftsters!

This is the day when I finally plucked up my courage to start this topic I'm so anxcious about.

I've made stylish and very special trousers for myself, having decorated them with fabric flowers. They are pretty large and my hubby delicately notes that they would look better on the jacket or something, but they do not suit the pants.

I love what I've made, but I'm really puzzled with the opinion of my hubby (by the way, my mom supports his point of view Sad) . So I am now not so sure about all the "flower-thing".

What do you think of all this: are the flowers on the pants too much? Am I the only crazy about decorating trousers instead of a jacket or a blouse?

I will be glad to know all your ideas, do not be gentle!

These are the pics of the pants:

24  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / how to stretch fabric after it shrank? on: February 24, 2009 12:02:22 AM
Hi there!

Does anyone know how to bring fabric to its previous form if it shrank after ironing? I ironed a seam and it visibly shrank, so the whole piece lost its shape Sad

Maybe you could help? Please!   
25  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Discussion and Questions / Fabric shrinks. Desperately need advice! on: February 22, 2009 11:46:27 PM
Hello guys!
This is my first post here, since I don't often sew. And that's the reason of my being in trouble now. I really really need your advice!

Having ironed a stitch (luckily only one yet) I noticed that fabric shrinked. How can I return its previous form, cause I need the full length like it was before? Should I make the stitch wet and stretch it to dry or should I try ironing once again but stretching fabric? Maybe some other ideas?

I desperately need your advice, cause it was meant to be quite a nice peice of work. Thanx in advance!
26  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Wall hanging fabric flowers on: February 06, 2009 11:59:31 AM
Hello and best wishes to all Crafters!
I am new here, but hope I have finally found a place in the internet where I can show some of my works and have a friendly talk with people, who are interested in creating something beautiful.

I would like to share with you my hobby of making fabric flowers, mostly for interior decoration. I really hope to get some feedbacks from you, crafters, to see whether what I do may be liked by other people.

I have also just started my blog http://fabric-flowers.blogspot.com/. So,
these are some of my recent works. I am greatful to all views and feedbacks to my post.

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