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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Caftan/Kaftan Pattern? on: September 13, 2005 12:42:07 PM
Hi Smiley

I'm also very interested in making a few caftan shirts. I have one or two in my closet, but I want more without shelling out too much money.
I wasn't able to find anything quite as extravagent as the picture on your post... but... to get your started check out www.modestclothes.com/patterns.htm

Once you get there, you'll see a link that says "Simple Caftan". I hope that helps at least a little bit.
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Help! Can I add a drawstring to pants?? on: September 13, 2005 12:16:11 PM
Hi Smiley

I just found a great pair of pants from a thrift store today. The only problem is, I'd rather they had a drawstring in them.  Undecided 

I've looked at the waistband and there seems to be room enough to insert one through what looks to be a double layer of fabric. IS THIS POSSIBLE?

Any answers are great. Thanks!!
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Resize too-big jeans TUTORIAL on: April 28, 2005 04:09:36 PM
OH..... MY..... GOODNESS.

Thank you so much for posting that amazing and awesome tutorial!! I happen to be a small girl. I don't mind, but... ugh.... to find a decent pair of fitting pants I have to buy them on the pricey side and my clothing budget is thrift-store-style.

Anyway. You've completely saved some of my pants from an untimely throwing away. They thank you.  Cheesy And so do I!
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Skirt problems... please help! on: April 28, 2005 03:53:02 PM
Alright. I was about to go ahead and try my hand at these skirt projects when I realized I didn't know something else. (I feel really dumb.  Undecided )

After I take off the waistband, how do I put it back on?? I know this probably sounds really stupid to people who know how to sew really well.. but don't you need some kind of seam allowance where the band meets the skirt?

My other question was about how to put the zipper in. Thank you, ikillbarbies, for posting that link.  Cheesy
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Skirt problems... please help! on: April 27, 2005 11:52:24 AM
Thank you so much!!! I never knew that you could cut a zipper to size. I didn't think it made much sense if you couldn't, but I always thought you had to just buy the right length. Silly me. That helps so much.

As for removing the zipper and putting it back in... I might try that on other skirts for practice. It sounds a little difficult (I've never sewed in a zipper before on anything) but I do want to learn how!

I had a pretty good idea that just taking the big skirt in all around was the best way, but the waistband tip is nice to know.

Thanks again!!
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: I'm a milkmaid? Summer time dress. on: April 26, 2005 02:10:12 PM
It's so beautiful and amazing and awesomely cute!!! You look great in it. It really compliments you.

Thank you so much for deciding to do a tute. It must be a little hard to do one, but I'm sure everyone appreciates it! I know I do!  Cheesy
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Skirt problems... please help! on: April 26, 2005 02:05:07 PM
First, thank you for clicking on this thread, even if you don't have any advice to share.

Okay. Here's the problem:
   I went to the thrift store today (buck a bag all week.. woohoo!) and I found two skirts that I really liked the fabric of. The first one is really, really adorable, but the waist is WAY too small for me. It's a bit too long for my liking, but I can't cut the top off because of the zipper. Or can I? I don't know too much about zippers. Should I just put two strips of fabric into the sides? And if that's the best idea, does anyone know how to do that or a link I could go to that would tell me? I've never done it, so I need some starting advice.

   The second skirt is WAY too big for me in all directions. What's the best way to make it smaller? It's in an A-line design, so should I just measure in, still keeping the A-line and waistband, and cut and sew from there? Or does anyone have any better ideas??

I know I probably sound completely stupid, but I'm a bit of a new sewer. Any help would be so appreciated.

I will forever call you sewing goddess if you can help me!  Grin
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Handkerchief halter? on: April 26, 2005 01:58:29 PM
Oh my oh my oh my! That link just made me such a happy little monkey.  Cheesy Thank you so much!!!

The fun part is you could actually just make a bunch of squares from cool fabric the size of hankies and use the same tutorial!!

My heart is pitter-pattering with love and excitement.  Grin
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: got off my lazy arse. teehee. *sleeve tutorial added* on: April 22, 2005 10:45:37 AM
You are SO cute!! I love your shirt. It looks great on you!
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: fruity man shirt into funkay shirt dress on: April 22, 2005 10:42:29 AM
Ooh, ooh!! I want to see my man in that shirt (before you turned it into a tunic, which is quite lovely by the way). My man is very comfortable with his masculinity and doesn't need to look "manly" to know he is one. Which is incredibly sexy.  Grin

Anyway. I love your idea! And the black is a very nice contrast. I'd definately wear it all the time.

There's a thrift strore in my town, but quite honestly there is A LOT of BIG stuff there. And I'm not so big. So, thanks for the great way to take all those big button-up shirts and make them into something fab!!

Are you thinking about making a little tutie to get us all in the right direction?? *hint, hint*   Cheesy
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