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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Sewing Lycra Spandex??? on: May 24, 2010 05:17:03 PM
Hi all,

I'm looking to make some coloured stockings (for Roller Derby) and i need yellow and black stripes. As such, i was planning on using lycra spandex, cutting them into strips, then sewing the strips together- one after another for the stripes, and then footing them off.

I'm pretty confident in HOW to make them... but i have never sewed lycra spandex before.

Being pressed for time as nationals are in 3 weeks.... and i'm a bit cash poor (i have the materials already) i was wondering.... I only hvae a standard sewing needle- the one that came with the machine (cringe).

I stumbled across somethign somewhere (probably on another project on Craftster) that said when sewing Lycra Spandex, you need to use a ball point needle to avoid rips in the fabric.

HOW IMPORTANT IS THIS???

I really need to make a start, but don't want to bother cutting all the fabrics up if it means they will all fall apart after wearing them for 15mins....

I'm making a whole bunch of them, for the other girls too, so don't wanna screw it up.

Any ideas ladies and gents?  Huh
2  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / My 2008-2009 Costume Collection!!! IMAGE FATTY!!!! on: May 13, 2010 10:20:05 PM
Hi all,

I'm pretty new to posting, but thought i'd pop a few pics up of my previous creations!  (Sorry I don't know how to re-size!!!)

Lala Orange of Rainbow Brite (80's cartoon) for my friends birthday party 2009. Theme was "cartoons you grew up on" and i won best (female) costume!!! I even found a "Sprite" so had my little companion with me!! (anyone who remembers Rainbow Brite will understand the epic-ness of this!!!) All done by HAND.... Yuk! This one was by FAR the most labour intensive....
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs114.snc1/4692_199841200150_861210150_7400275_743915_n.jpg

Suicide Victim- Halloween 2009 (the noose was SOOO fun to make... the tutu....not so much fun)
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs029.snc3/11645_301437370371_702310371_9643513_6769283_n.jpg
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs042.snc3/12952_196393499497_645459497_3963643_6074667_n.jpg


Living Dead Doll- Halloween 2008, and one of Theodore (Ted) Who is actually a bag i made & painted Smiley
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v344/16/58/506516863/n506516863_1075004_3326.jpg
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v2276/36/77/515592160/n515592160_1863348_1107.jpg
Excuse what looks lke jaundice in the above pic.... i'd just had my wisdom teeth pulled!!


I don't have pics of these ones, but i've also made a ringmaster jacket, and scrubs.... but yes... i'll remember to take pics next time.

All the ones i've put pics up of... I did by hand as i didn't have a sewing machine... but now that I do, there is LOTS more to come!!!! Smiley

Questions and Comments MORE than welcome!!!
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