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31  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / need help finding a pattern on: September 09, 2013 01:34:52 PM
I'm getting married next year and am seriously thinking about sewing my own dress, so I think it's about time I start working on it:) I'd say I have intermediate sewing skills and have never really worked with lace, so this shall be a fun experience. (I have to start trying things out now so I still have time to buy a dress if everything goes wrong:))

I was thinking about a tea length mostly lace dress and while googling I found this blog post: http://www.lovemydress.net/blog/2013/05/coloured-wedding-dresses-tinted-french-lace-tea-length.html

I fell in love with all of the dresses, but my favourite is the lavender one. I also like the fist two, but I'm afraid they wouldn't suit me since I have a, lets say, fuller bust. (Or would it? Gaah, it's so hard to decide what I want to wear:))

Anyway, did any of you nice ladies around here ever come across a pattern that could help me sew either? Or a book. Or anything:)? I searched etsy and amazon for vintage patterns but didn't really find anything.

Also, any advice on how I should tackle this? I really don't know where to start:)
32  COOKING / Dessert / Re: My first gumpaste floral spray :) on: August 22, 2013 01:17:31 PM
Bautiful. Gumpaste flower making is so much fun and there are so many great tutorials on the net. I also really enjoy making mums, they usually turn out very nice:)
33  SEWING IN GENERAL / Machine Embroidery: Completed Projects / Re: Digitizing again, this time the smallest cat! on: July 19, 2013 03:04:39 AM
adorable!I love the way you digitized it so it still looks like a drawing.
34  SEWING IN GENERAL / Machine Embroidery: Completed Projects / Re: rocking wolf wall hanging on: July 14, 2013 04:00:11 AM
thank you!
35  SEWING IN GENERAL / Machine Embroidery: Completed Projects / Re: rocking wolf wall hanging on: July 13, 2013 02:27:00 AM
Thanks! Studs! (*slapping my forehead*) I knew that Wink)
36  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: pinup-ish red polka dot dress on: July 13, 2013 02:23:45 AM
Thank you! (I think my dog is the perfect accessory for any outfit Smiley )

Using a serger is SO easy. I always thought there has to be a trick to it or something but nope, no tricks. It's just like a sewing machine:) Good luck with your dress!
37  SEWING IN GENERAL / Machine Embroidery: Completed Projects / rocking wolf wall hanging on: July 12, 2013 05:49:41 AM
I'm sewing a black jacket and want to embroider it with this UT wolf design on the back. But I wanted to try the design out on some of the leftover fabric first. The wolf turned out awesome (I did have some problems because of the low quality thread I used but it wasn't bad:)), but I didn't really know what to do with the piece of fabric once I established that the design is perfect. Then I remembered I have some of these pyramid shaped metal thinges that are so popular this days (I don't even know how they are called in Slovene, let alone English...) and decided I'll experiment a little and make a wall hanging. It's not really my style but I still think it turned out pretty cool.
I really love this UT design, the wolf even looks 3d-ish if you look into its eyes for some time. It's a bit scary Smiley

38  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: pinup-ish red polka dot dress on: July 12, 2013 01:21:58 AM
Thank you so much everyone!
39  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / pinup-ish red polka dot dress on: July 11, 2013 09:37:46 AM
I've been sewing for quite some time now, but Ive learned everything by myself with the help of books and internet and therefore my skills weren't that good. But now my mom went to a sewing class and because she is friends with the teacher they agreed i could come along for free to learn some stuff. I thought Ill just visit them and observe and ask questions, but I actually got to sew a dress while having a real professional on hand to help me with all my qestions and problems. It was awesome! I usually have many questions and problems and end up improvising, so my clothes then turn out ok-ish, but this dress turned out perfect! The teacher helped me fit the pattern perfectly, taught me exactly how to sew facings (I usually just left that part of the sewing out and hemmed everything with bias tape Smiley ...), I leaned how to sew invisible zippers and I got to use a serger because they had one in the class. (I want one now. Why do they have to be so pricey?).

Anyway, on to the pics. This time, I'm even willing to show you the insides of the dress Cheesy

It's this burda style dress pattern, if anyone is interestd: http://www.burdastyle.com/pattern_store/patterns/sweetheart-dress-042013
40  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / traveling (by plane) with a sewing machine ? on: July 05, 2013 03:30:00 AM
I didn't really know where to post this question but i guess this might be the right place...

Anyway, I'm moving to London in a few weeks and I want to move my brother supergalaxie 3000 with me. I was thinking about taking the machine with me as a carry on or something like that...

Does anyone have any experience with travelling with sewing machines? Do they even let you take a sewing machine on a plane these days?

A friend might travel to the UK by car sometime in the future and if there won't be any other way she'll bring the sewing machine then, but I can't imagine not sewing for a few months Smiley)
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