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21  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Re: where can i purchase a pattern drafting paper? on: November 29, 2007 08:07:55 PM
i go to a medical supply store and get rolls of the paper doctors use for their examination tables. it's not quite wide enough for a pair of pants but almost. it's nice because it's see through and more durable then tissue paper. and not too expensive either.
22  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Discussion and Questions / Re: Where does Fablon live in the U.S? (for wall stickers) on: September 26, 2007 08:11:51 PM
i don't live in the states but it looks like what we call mactac here in canada. and we sell it at the dollar stores. i believe ikea also was selling something similar in their window covering section but it was more transparent colours and of course more expensive. i also once saw something on a debbie travis show and she said she got it at an art store but again, more expensive.
if you google mactac you will get a few of their sites.
that's a good idea, i'm moving and wanted to do something fun in my sons' playroom. thanks for the idea!
atomic mary
23  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions / Re: Sea salt spray on: August 10, 2007 11:18:27 AM
i just want to say thank you sooo much for this! my hair has just developed a slight wave and i noticed that after spending time in vancouver it started to become curly. i came back home to onterrible and it went back to a slight wave. after seeing your post yesterday i went and bought some sea salt and tried it. i now have curls! yay!
atomic mary
24  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Discussion and Questions / Re: do I have to use a binding foot? on: June 29, 2007 06:20:58 AM
use your iron on the curves! it workes like a charm!
there are a few posts on here about how to use bias binding with ease.
good luck!
atomic mary
25  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Discussion and Questions / Re: Little boys patterns? on: June 29, 2007 06:02:40 AM
the latest simplicity has come out with some new boys/men's patterns. they are usually cheaper than burda and easier to get than ottobre. there's not much but they are coming along. i have 2 boys and i think i'll try making some of the new simplicity for them.
atomic mary
26  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: retro slim fit dress on: June 14, 2007 07:28:26 AM
both vogue and mccalls have similar patterns. i can think of two vogue off the top of my head.   one is an options patterns and does have a full and narrow shirt options. the other is the galaxy dress.
good luck
atomic mary
27  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Looking for Sailor Pants pattern on: June 13, 2007 07:27:30 PM
burda has one too. 8488. i don't think the front is functional but you could modify it so that it is. i just think it would be easier to put in an invisible zipper in the back (or side as they suggest) i made these pants a few years ago and loved them! now that i think about it maybe i'll make another pair!
atomic mary
28  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / a question about boning- stop snickering! i'm serious! on: June 12, 2007 10:04:22 AM
i'm so juvenile Cheesy
okay i am a busty girl (32G) and recently found a strapless bra in my size! i have been making a few strapless dresses and tops (oh the freedom! it's amazing!) without using any boning because i don't know if when making a boned garment the boning would go up over the bust?
would the seams sit smooth? because they don't get clipped then, right?
or would i do it to just under the bust? i have a hard enough time getting the bust seams to lie flat as it is. would it even help? most of my things are not lined either, some are but not everything because of having a hard time getting each side even and similar.
i have also toyed with the idea of a corset but i think i am more looking for a bustier. does anyone know of any patterns for such a thing?
any help would be greatly appreciated
atomic mary
29  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Dying pantyhose on: May 12, 2007 06:36:37 AM
this may or may not help you but i have dyed tons of pantyhose using kool aid. i just boil a pot of water, add the kool aid, a dollop of white vinegar my wet nylons and let them stay in the water until they are the colour i want. then i toss them in the dryer. easy. and cheap. especially if they are for a costume. i have also used dylon dyes when the colour (yellow) wasn't available in kool aid. a little more expensive but still not too bad. nylons take the dye quickly as well so depending on the colour you want keep an eye on them.
have fun
atomic mary
30  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: yay! a summer purse! on: May 10, 2007 08:56:54 AM
thank you for your kind replies. i'm just new at this so it is definitely a learning process.
i would totally love a screen printing day with you grand theft uno. maybe we could learn a bit (or a lot) from eachother! <sigh> i'm going to miss you in september. Cry
i have been learning from grand theft uno and the tutorials on here. it's a lot of fun! the next thing i think i want to screen is a skully "prom" dress!  we'll see if i have time between now and june 2nd.
atomic mary
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