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1  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Desperate Housewife Costume :) on: November 10, 2011 11:45:07 AM
Hey everybody!

This year, I decided to dress up as a "desperate-50's-housewife" for halloween.
Since I'm totally into all this vintage-clothing stuff (my secret dream is to walk
around the house in this apron all-day-long Cheesy), it wasn't really hard to decide
which costume I should pick for the occasion.

It was also a really really cheap costume!
The jewellery, the cardigan, the shoes, the skirt and
the white t-shirt were things I already had in my closet.
(The skirt is also made by me. You can see it here -->
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=341217.msg3958196#msg3958196 )

So I only needed a cute apron.
I saw a youtube-tutorial on how to make an apron
out of an old teatowel (am I allowed to share the link
of this video here?). It was so quick and easy!
After I finished the basic apron, I added some lace to the
sides to give it a cuter look.
Combined with a big  bow in my hair (also DIY-Project. I simply
used the leftover fabric of my skirt)
and some victory rolls -> tadaa!

I hope you guys like it,too! Thanks for reading Smiley

Front view on the apron (no make up, no hair did):

...and all dressed up! :

2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: crazy shiny outfit for friend's bday on: March 06, 2011 05:38:37 AM
love that golden fabric.it looks so glossy! great job Smiley
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: List of SKIRT Tutorials on Craftster (Includes project thumbnails!) on: March 06, 2011 05:34:54 AM
i made a little tut,too

maybe you'd like to link it  Huh
4  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Re: World Book Day on: March 04, 2011 04:45:03 AM
cuteness-overkill!! awesome!    Cheesy
5  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Re: Cafe Lapin Shadowbox on: February 27, 2011 03:44:38 PM
aaaw,i love,love,LOVE this one! all those little details,like the tiny kiwi-pieces on top of that chocolate roll! great Smiley
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / super easy (fairy-) skirt tutorial ( picture heavy!) on: February 27, 2011 10:30:58 AM
thought i'd share this little tutorial on how to do this skirt :

the skirt is part of my "spring fairy costume" which you can see here  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=374070.msg4406045#msg4406045

so let's start!

here's what you will need:
- fabric ( i usef 100% polyester. it was sold as garlands at ikea and 300cm X 40cm cost only 1,60! i bought two of them because i didn't exactly know how much i would need) ( did i mention that this fabric doesn't need any hem? Wink )
- yarn
-sewing needle
- scissors
- measuring tape
- fixing pins

1. step: the waistband
- measure your waist. add some more inches ( my waist was 93 cm, so i added 7 cm = 100cm) (blue line)
- the widh of the waistband depends on you,of course. mine was 12cm ( we're going to fold it later, so
in the end, mine was something like 4cm) ( red line)

2. step: the two layers.
they should both be 2x the lenght of your waist. the widh depends on how long or short you want your skirt to be. but the 2nd layer should be a bit shorter than the first one.

3. so here's what we've got so far

4. next step - the ruffles: sew along your both layers with easy stiches like so (make soure you fix the ends of the yarn with knots so it won't slip):

..closer look..

5. now take your first layer of fabric and lay it next to your waistband. pull the yarn until the fabric has the same
lenght as your waistband. make a knot and don't worry about the ruffles beeing uneven,we'll take care if this later Wink
then do the same with the 2nd layer of fabric.

6. now we're going to sew the layers to the waistband, starting with the 1. layer ( the longer one)
take your fabric and put it on the under 3. part ( get what i mean? hope the picture helps^^) of the (unfolded) waistband:

7. now adjust your ruffles ( fixing both ends first helps a lot) , fix them with your fixing needles and then sew along. ( i made it by hand because i was too lazy to unpack my sewing machine, but this should work too,of course)

( now you can remove the yarn you used to do the ruffles)

do the same with the second layer of fabric ( the shorter one) .just put it on top of the first layer and repeat step 7!

8. here we go ...

9. now the weird part. i bet there must be one million ways to do this better than i did, but well,at least it worked.
picture :   "1" = your skirt so far.
               "2" =  fold your waistband until it reaches your ruffles. maybe you want to fix it so it won't slip
               "3" = now fold your waistband again, this time over your ruffles. fix it with pins and then sew along.


( by the way: before folding over, i inserted a piece of thick wool as a spaceholder for the elastic)

10. closing the skirt: turn your skirt inside out, so you face the backside of the longer layer( 1 ). fix the ends together and sew along ( just until you reach the waistband, don't sew over the waistband!)

then turn your skirt and do the same with the shorter layer.

11. take the elastic and put it around your waist to measure how long it should be. cut it ( leave some inches so you can make a knot later). pull it trough your waistband ( i knotted it to the wool so it was pretty easy to pull it trough). make a knot and try your skirt on, so you can alter the elastic if its too tight or loose.

then close your elastic-band-loop-thingy on your waistband.
we're done!!

hope you liked my tutorial. if there are any questions left, feel free to ask Smiley

7  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Spring Fairy on: February 26, 2011 10:59:33 AM
It's carnival ("Fasching") in germany so there are costume parties everywhere and i needed a fast and cheap costume. here's what i came up with: a spring fairy! i made the skirt and the hair decoration myself, hope you like it!
i also made tons of pictures while making my costume, so i'm going to do a tutorial for the skirt, the decoration and also the make up Smiley

the skirt...

the top... (see my little bird? Smiley )

and a closer look at my head& make-up...

8  COOKING / Dessert / Re: Sticky toffee cupcakes on: February 18, 2011 08:46:40 AM
woah,it looks so yummy!  Smiley how did you do that caramel frosting?
9  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / mustache pillow(s) :) on: February 06, 2011 10:17:21 AM
hi everyone!
i made these pillow cases for my best friends birthday. she totally loves all this mustache-stuff, hope she'll like it Smiley

it wasn't my idea, i've seen pillows like this on the internet, but they've been way too expensive (39 $ for two cases plus shipping which would have been something about 15$)

so i bought two pillows ( 2,95 each ) and a set of pillow cases ( 2 for 2,95 ) at IKEA. the pillows were 50x50 cm but they only had (white) pillow cases at the size of 80x80cm, so i altered them.
after that i made a mustache-pattern and painted it on the pillow cases with fabriccolor Smiley

10  COOKING / Vegetarian / Vegan / Re: A real Pea-Souper! Pea, Potato, Leek & Mint soup - vegan on: February 06, 2011 04:09:53 AM
thank you so much for sharing this recipe!
i tried it and it was soooo yummy! and incredible easy and quick to do Smiley
my dad loved it,too. he has a thing for peas Cheesy
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