A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
December Announcement: It's time for our Eighth Annual Gingerbread Contest!  Craft and enter a project for a chance to win a prize!
Total Members: 314,851
Currently Running With Scissors:
295 Guests and 8 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop
  Show Topics
Pages: [1] 2
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  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)
6  CITY GUIDES FOR CRAFTSTERS / AUSTRALIA / Sewing Vanity Kits - do you have any? please read on: February 05, 2011 06:32:31 PM
Hi All

Wasnt too sure where to post this strange request, but basically I'm looking for sewing kits, the vanity travel ones, the ones you get from hotels when you stay a night, its in a cardboard flat box and contains some threads/buttons/needles?

If you have any spare (un-used) please let me know, i'm in melbourne. You can post them to me, and in return I have the below up for offer:

- 12 custom made business cards for 1 sewing kit
- 20 assorted buttons for 2 sewing kits (10 assorted buttons for 1)
- Assorted loose trims
- Assorted appliques
- Assorted vintage patterns
- Assorted soaps
- Assorted scrap fabric
- Assorted felt pieces
- Assorted loose leather pieces

If you collect anything in particular, please let me know!

Thanks Smiley
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Flirty Clothing - need ur advice! on: June 08, 2010 04:23:51 AM
Hey Everyone, I decided to post some of my pics of clothes I've made...

Inspired by 50's, flirtyness, and thrifted fabrics...

Would love your opionions!

8  CITY GUIDES FOR CRAFTSTERS / AUSTRALIA / where to buy faux whipped cream?? (for accessories) on: October 23, 2009 03:37:24 AM
hi guys

was not too sure where to list this one, but considering i'm in australia that would be a start.
i've seen an awesome chick in the USA who makes these cupcake jewellery pieces using a "faux whipped cream", which dries hard and looks like whipped cream (plastic like)...

Any ideas where i could buy this stuff??
9  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Bags, Purses.. I've been busy **image heavy** on: October 16, 2009 02:00:44 AM
Hi Guys

I've been busy making Bags and purses, thought would list the images here and see what everyone thinks!
Feedback would be great Smiley Smiley

10  CITY GUIDES FOR CRAFTSTERS / ASIA / handmade/vintage shops on: September 24, 2009 01:27:46 AM
Hi guys

Can anyone recommend any good vintage/handmade shops that stock local designers and are on the trendy side?
Websites and addresses would be appreciated!Thanks
Pages: [1] 2

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

Latest Blog Articles
Meatless Monday: Vegan Root Vegetable Stew
Handmade Holiday Gift Guide 2017: Molasses Candy
Handmade Holiday Gift Guide 2017: Elf on a Shelf Tutu

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2017, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.