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1  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Dumbo Corset on: March 12, 2014 05:15:54 PM
I like the shorts idea for the bottom i think a skirt would come off a little ...show girly instead of circus. Sounds precious! was looking around and maybe to add the skirt effect you could make a sort of  bustle type skirt add-on to the shorts to incorporate the corset colors with it?

Oh my gosh I love that idea.  I actually have yet to do anything with this corset. It got pushed to the bottom of my closet never to be seen again. I think I'm going to try to remake it once school is out and make it a thousand times better.  I'm thinking poofy shorts (not sure what the name would be) but almost steam punk looking shorts with a short bustle attached to the back. I'm really excited now. Thanks for the idea! If I ever get around to making that project I will post updates and pictures!
2  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Dumbo Corset on: August 04, 2013 11:48:51 PM

I'm in love with corsets and thought it would be fun to start making stylized disney costume corsets. So far I've only made one, Dumbo. Corsets always make me think either renaissance or circus, so dumbo was perfect. I think I could also use this corset for a girl Flash costume or a Wonder Woman costume with very minor changes.

 This was my first attempt using this pattern, so it's not exactly the best, but for my first time making any sort of corset, i'm pleased. (It's also not sitting entirely straight on my dress form so it looks a bit more wonky than it is). I took pictures along the way and there's more detail in my blog; link in my signature.

I'm sure how to incorporate the grey of dumbos skin and the pink insides of his huge ears, but I'm planning to create some grey and pink high waisted shorts to wear along with this corset, to finish off the dumbo look. When worn with some cute black boots/heels, some stockings and a top hat it could definitely scream circus. A skirt would be cute too but I haven't thought of any style I would like. Any suggestions? 

Thanks for looking, C&C appreciated!  Cheesy
3  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Adjusting my sewing machine settings? on: July 21, 2013 06:47:40 PM

I apologize if this post is in the wrong board. I've been having some issues with my sewing machine lately. I own a Singer that I picked up at a local thrift store a few years ago.

 I love it a lot, and for the most part it works fine, but my stitches have been seeming a bit odd lately. I've never taken a sewing class, I just taught myself using youtube, so I dont have a lot of knowledge about sewing machines. I figured there's something I need to adjust to fix my stitches, because every now and then I get a little loop in my stitches, like this:

Sometimes it looks like the bobbin stitches are either really tight, or kinda loose, while the top stitches look fine.
This time they looked pretty loose:

Here are all possible nobs that I could adjust
Stitch length:

Stitch Width and position:

and I have no idea what this is:

The display on this nob reads "Norm," "Max," and "Darn"

or what this is:

I was wondering if anyone knows what I should adjust in order to make my stitches look as nice and even as possible. Anything is appreciated. Thanks!
4  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Re: 8 Bit Fire Mask(And many others!) on: July 03, 2013 01:24:21 AM
Wow!! These are absolutely amazing!! Very very well done!! What did you use to make each of these? I'm loving the long bird nosed ones. Great job!! What is the red and black one with stitches supposed to be? It reminds me of one of lock's (one of boogie man's three child helpers) mask in The Nightmare Before Christmas. I love it! Cheesy
5  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: neon fabric bauble necklace on: April 09, 2013 10:39:53 PM
Very cute! Actually made me think Marge Simpson at first. You could definitely use it for a halloween costume, or make a white one and be Wilma Flintstone haha. I like the way you made it, it looks very cute on you! great job!
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Grandma's moo-moo to adorable! on: March 06, 2013 09:51:48 PM
Thank you all so much!
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Grandma's moo-moo to adorable! on: March 06, 2013 04:22:05 PM
My boyfriend's grandma was getting rid of some old clothes, and I loved this pattern. I'm really proud of the way it turned out.

Thanks for looking, C&C appreciated Smiley
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Red lace dress on: February 12, 2013 07:40:07 PM

Thanks everyone  Kiss Kiss Kiss
This is stunning. I am not brave enough to do lace.
Its not as scary as you think. If you do a lace overlay, cut all your pieces in fabric and in lace and stitch them together all the way around on your seam allowance. Then you treat them as one piece of fabric and sew as you would any other material. Lace yokes are a bit more delicate but the overlay technique is very easy. If you use contrasting colours you will get a very nice effect, too. I hope this is giving you some ideas to try out.

First of all, I am OBSESSED with this dress!! It is so beautiful!! You did an amazing job! I've been toying with a few ideas for dresses with a lace overlay but I am a very novice, self taught seamstress, so i've been a little too nervous. Second of all, I was going to ask you if the lace is just laid over the fabric and are two separate things that might just be attached at the top or something, but this was a very good explanation and actually helps me a lot, so thank you!!
What a wonderful dress, and you look amazing in it! Thanks for the help and the inspiration!
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Table cloth dress on: January 22, 2013 07:20:10 PM
Thank you all so much! I really appreciate it!  Cheesy
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Table cloth dress on: January 22, 2013 06:08:48 PM
Hello Craftsters!

A while ago my brother found a cool looking table cloth at a thrift store and gave it to me to do something with. A few days ago I woke up and realized winter break is almost over, and I haven't sewn a thing! So I decided to use that table cloth along with the pattern for cinderellas bodice from halloween and a simple gathered square for the skirt. I improvised the sleeves and am pretty satisfied with them. I'm also happy with the way the pattern turned out, I tried kinda hard to mirror the design, especially on the back and it turned out pretty decent.

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