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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Bubble hem/skirt? on: July 06, 2005 03:21:26 AM
Hi, just bumping this thread as I would like to make one. I saw one a few weeks ago in a shop near me and it used the shorter lining method gothmum suggested and the outer layer was kind of tucked under and hemmed to that, but are there any other things to bear in mind like, the weight of the material and how much to use for the outer layer? I was thinking of using a standard-weight cotton...


2  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: Cute Halter Top and Capris for a little girl!! on: June 03, 2005 01:14:42 AM
Aaw! That is so cute, I want to make the exact same thing in big size for me! That's a great way of closing the top at the back without having to put in a zip!

Well done! She looks adorable!

3  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / tote swap on: June 02, 2005 04:47:16 AM
 Angry Ooh! I've only posted 4 times so I can't join. I really need a tote too as I'm starting a sewing class next week and need to lug stuff around with me. Oh well! I'll just make one and swap with myself. Can't wait to see what people come up with!!

Have fun!

(yay! only ten posts to go to be eligible to be a swapper)
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Skirt project help please on: June 01, 2005 06:32:24 AM
Thanks Mikan, that's exactly the result I'm looking for. I'll try adding a heavyweight cotton to the side panels to see if it sticks out more.
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Skirt project help please on: June 01, 2005 03:40:23 AM
Hi, I have this maxi denim skirt http://tinypic.com/view.html?pic=5l5f9v that I wanted to make into a tent skirt (i.e. wider at the bottom), so I unpicked the sides and added my (lightweight cotton) triangle side panels, but it doesn't hang right http://tinypic.com/view.html?pic=5l5flg.

I would like the shape to look like this but I'd prefer the panels on the sides.

If I "backed" the side panels with a heavy white cotton, would I achieve the shape I'm looking for? Or is it best to stitch the sides back up and add the cotton panels to the centre of the skirt (as shown in the "good shape" photo).

The original skirt is a lightweight denim, though definitely not the same fabric as the cotton I added.
Thanks in advance for your advice!

6  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / Re: Embroidering canvas shoes on: March 04, 2005 03:20:15 AM
Hi BrandieGurl,

I was just going to embroider the back and sides. I'm going to stitch a strip of material down the tongue anyway in the same theme so it should all blend in together. The embroidery design is actually going to be based on the print of the material. I don't think I'll have that much of a problem stitching the strip of fabric along the toe...

Thanks for reading!


7  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / Embroidering canvas shoes on: March 04, 2005 02:20:48 AM
Hi, this is my first ever post and my first ever embroidery project. I have some canvas boots that I want to customise. I was initially going to paint my design on, but I have changed my mind as I am worried about the permanency of the paints (the shoes are for summer wear and I don't want the design being transferred on my ankles. I have the design roughly worked out: it's a floral pattern that will cover most of the outside of the boot (think Converse hi), the back of the ankle and some of the inside (I'll be filling in the design too). Obviously, I'll be embroidering both boots. Wink

My question is whether you think that it will be difficult to go through the canvas with a needle, and if so, whether embroidered appliqués would be a better alternative. How would I go about making my own appliqués?

I have next to no knowledge of embroidery and am off to the library today to see what I can find, but I would really appreciate your views before I do.

Thanks for your help,

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