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1  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / I want to make this bracelet but dont know what the catch is?? on: February 23, 2013 02:34:33 AM
Hi There

I want to make this bracelet but dont know what sort of catch they use? They use two one on each side which joins on to a chain? I dont know what the name of the catch is, or what it is called Sad

2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Latest Sewing Projects **IMG HEAVY** on: October 20, 2012 11:50:20 PM
I have been busy sewing, and decided to take pix of all my new sewing projects Smiley To start off:

1. Stretchy Knit dress with gathering at front - very flattering, and easy to make. I enjoy wearing it out, and can easily wear a belt with it for an extra oooophhh of something good!

2. Dip Dye Skirt - this was lots of fun to make. I had this awesome black and white fabric like beetle juice, and dip dyed it in black (but only dyed to grey I dunnooo), and added an elastic waistband.

3. Another fun elastic waist skirt, this one is in a black and white print. I lined it with a white fabric under it as it was semi sheer. If you view my other posts you'll see a black version of it, plaid version and tulle version.

4. Speaking of versions - the plaid version. What I love most with elastic waist skirts is, if you happen to eat, or eat too much super comfortable. No waistband skirt digging into my gut!!

5. Wrap dress in recycled fabrics and ribbon

6. Draped black skirt with two layers of fabric

7. Polka Dot Skirt with tulle - a stretchy knit fabric with draped tulle on it, loved making this one

8. 2 layer maxi skirt, with a mini skirt under it and a long sheer black skirt (no peekaboos)
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Skirt time!!! **IMG HEAVY** on: October 20, 2012 11:43:07 PM
So apparently I have a skirt addiction problem, and have ended up with too many skirts. I thought I'd add them in here for you to view, and may be good ideas to update your wardrobe. It's now Summer in Australia, but these skirts can be worn with or without leggings, and look great with either heels or boots! Shocked

Bandage Skirt - strips of cotton/elastane sewn in panels, and with an invisible side zipper. Lots of fun, I chose Black but you can alternate colours.

Tulle Skirt - Black wide elastic waist band with layers of black polka dot tulle on a black cotton underlay. Lots of fun, a real party skirt.

Floral Pleated Skirt - A skirt that has pleats on the front and pack, a fitted waistband, and zipper at back. I added some embroidery detailing on the hemline.

Patchwork Cotton Skirt - I had two lovely vintage fabrics that had florals on it but not enough of either to make anything out of, so decided to cut them into panels and add an elastic waistband.

Fitted Skirt - This is lovely, I purchased the fabric from Lincraft and knew I had to have a skirt, and jacket, and potentially a dress! I made this fitted skirt, added darts in front and back, and a zipper at the back. I did not do a good job with the waistband under the skirt and will need to refit the waistband.
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Polka Dot One piece - first swimwear piece! on: October 18, 2012 05:23:44 AM
So I'm going overseas next month to Bali, and decided to make myself a one piece swimwear. Although this one may be alittle more conservative with a pair of jeans I love the retro vintage feel!

I had some poka dot 1 way stretch fabric (not super stretchy, but with some stretch) and some left over black mesh fabric with little black mesh dots.

I had a pattern I found on Burda Style, theres a free one for a t-shirt dress, and used the top halves of the patterns and traced a pair of knickers for the bottom.

My first fit was bad, I did not allow enough room to go over the bum and around the crutch. Not only did I have camel toe, but it turned into a massive g-string that even I had trouble pulling out - not pretty at all.

This was easily fixed by inserting another piece of fabric and rejoining the crutch area.

5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Finally made my first wearable dress! (for my sister) on: October 18, 2012 05:20:32 AM
lovely ++
6  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Earrings with one good side, and one plain side HELP!! on: June 03, 2012 12:49:47 AM
I am trying to make a pair of earrings using felt pieces and beads.
There is a left design, and a right design. The beads are on one side, and have a plain side.
I dont know how to put in the hooks, as currently when I wear them the designs tend to face backwards.

Can anyone shed some light on how to work out:
1. How do you work out which one is the right ear, left ear?

Sounds really silly but I am confused! When looking at earrings photos, sometimes the earring hooks both face the same way like 2 rights, 2 lefts, 2 facing in, 2 facing out...
There does not seem to be much information on earrings that have a good side (must be at front) and a bad side ( must go towards back)
7  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Selling Crafts on Etsy.com / Re: Resellers... don't they just bum you out? on: March 03, 2011 06:58:04 PM
i report them to www.regretsy.com then they expose them on their website.

stuff the re-sellers, especially items that are not handmade and listed as handmade,it defeats the purpose.
8  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Selling Crafts on Etsy.com / Re: It's my shop - don't I call the shots? on: March 03, 2011 06:57:14 PM
oh the horror...

it gets abit funny when it comes to custom orders, so if you dont want the hassle maybe refuse custom orders... at the end of the day, it is indeed your shop and you make the calls.

i know i certaintly wouldnt be buying someone elses fabric.. thats the customers job if she wants that particular fabric.

frustrating.. worst thing if u did get the sale, then she left bad feedback. so maybe not worth it, but not all etsy buyers are like that..

9  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Selling Crafts on Etsy.com / Re: Etsy Shop: Stick to one type of craft or a little of everything? on: March 03, 2011 06:54:44 PM

i admire people who have one type of product and it sells well, but for most of us we do a range of things till we work out whats the best for us Smiley
10  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Selling Crafts on Etsy.com / Re: Do you guys actually make money on etsy? on: March 03, 2011 06:53:50 PM
small profits, and also small steps to start off until you have regular customers and more people who are willing to pay more because its yours and they like the service.
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