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31  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Cutting jeans into diagonal strips on: July 06, 2013 01:42:22 PM
I want to make a denim skirt from old jeans. I want the strips to be diagonal like in this pic:

(sorry it's sideways)  What I need to know is if I should cut the strips on the grainline or on the bias or does it even matter? Thanks for looking.
32  CLOTHING / Designer Clothing Homage / Re: Oscar de Laurenta on: June 23, 2013 11:24:52 AM
I think your version is prettier.  Smiley
33  COOKING / Dessert / Re: Decorated Rolled Cake on: April 27, 2013 08:52:25 PM
That is so freakin cool! I'm going to try this for an upcoming wedding shower
34  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Re: What do you do with all your unusable off cuts of fabric? on: March 20, 2013 11:15:22 AM
I have been saving them for years just because I feel wasteful and guilty throwing them away. I . recently decided to shove them all in a big bag and donate them to a craft thrift store and let them be someone else's problem.   Undecided
35  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Color Block Skirt from Boring Green Dress on: March 13, 2013 03:16:05 PM
Usually I don't care for color blocking, but your skirt is so pretty. I love the lace
36  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Need help shortening dress bodice on: March 09, 2013 08:06:46 PM
Thanks, both you. Lol it's so obvious now, I'm embarrassed!  I did trace the pattern pieces onto some other paper. The last time I made a dress the pattern was in pretty bad shape from all the changes and cutting and taping and whatnot. But making mistakes is how you learn I guess.
37  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Need help shortening dress bodice on: March 08, 2013 11:15:14 PM

I want to make Butterick 4443 view F

My problem is shortening the bodice, I've done this successfully before on a dress pattern, but I think it was a simplicity pattern so it was, ya know, simple. On this pattern I don't know what the foldline is,  I didn't see anything about it in the instructions.  Does the foldline affect how much I can shorten the bodice? And does 'for petite' mean that's the foldline for the bodice after I shorten it? Here are some pics to clarify my rambling.

I tried to rotate it idk what happened.

Close up, very sorry that this one is also upside down.


I'm really tired, I hope this made sense.  If not let me know and I'll try to make sense tomorrow. Thanks for looking.

38  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Completed Projects / Re: Sundress on: February 26, 2013 05:15:44 PM
So cute! I love the neckline and I'm impressed that you can make an adorable dress without a pattern
39  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Got a dress form, how do I use it? on: February 06, 2013 08:32:38 PM
So , I made a duct tape dress form and I'm so impatient to use it, but I don't know how! I have started so many dresses and only finished one. I would cut out the pattern pieces and try them on, then take them off and make adjustments, try it on again, etc and eventually I got frustrat ed and quit. Now I have this lovely copy of my body to work with and don't know how to start. Should I cut a muslin using the pattern and tuck and pin until it fits? Do you know where I could get info, a website or book or whatever? Or just tell me your own experiences with dress forms, wether they were successful or not; they'll be helpful. Thanks!

40  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Kindle cover on: January 21, 2013 10:52:38 PM
Oh, it's so pretty! I feel like this should have gotten more attention when you posted it.
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