A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Join us for fun, contests and discussions on Craftster's Facebook page!
Total Members: 314,293
Currently Running With Scissors:
449 Guests and 5 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop
  Show Topics
Pages: [1]
1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Help me recreate the bestest dress eva! on: January 26, 2011 08:28:42 PM

I bought this dress and it is the most flattering thing I own. Alas, I got it at the Goodwill, and I can't go buy six more. I want to find a pattern. I have mostly used Simplicity in the past, but I could go with someone else if I can find something like it.

Part of the charm are the seams down the dress. I think they are called princess seams? The skirt is A-line. The sleeves are sleeveless under the sweater, and I could take or leave that aspect. The back of the dress comes up about above the bra strap, and there is a zipper up the back. I am petite, and it hits me just above the knee.

Any recommendations for how to recreate this dress in every color?
2  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Discussion and Questions / Prom Dress Recon suggestions? on: September 08, 2010 01:42:22 PM
Hello Craftster!

I have a prom dress from several years ago that I want to recon.

I am wearing the sea-green dress. It has a sequined slightly-boned top and a not-terribly-flared ankle- length skirt that consists of that satiny stuff that prom dresses are always made of, and a layer of chiffon over that. The dress no longer fits around the waist/hips.
I am planning on turning the top into a corset with the idea from Subversive Seamster- basically, make button holes and lace up.* The chiffon I want to do up like this: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=88824.0 soon. But, what to do with the skirt? I am vaguely thinking tube (or halter) dress, possibly, but I will fully admit I am not a seamstress. Any recommendations for a three-footish long skirt besides a skirt? Is the only way to make it work to sew in an invisible zipper, or could I add elastic into the top and belt it? Any recommendations that will leave me looking fierce rather than sausage-like?

*Is this supportive? Anyone ever try this on a corset top?
3  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Map Table- with Tute! on: July 28, 2010 05:25:10 PM
Hello Crafters! I found a table on the side of the road recently and I decided to bring it home with me. I started playing on Craftster, looking around for things to do with a table. I came across Marajane01's "my new map coffee table!" https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=200194.0. Lovely, clearly written tute- but then no pictures! Flickr ate them, apparently. I read her directions and made a map table for myself.

Oh yes!

My lovely table I found. While the construction was solid and the wood quality, there were a myriad of scratches.

Gather your supplies. Mod podge, spray adhesive, spray paint (I chose metallic colored), glaze, and sandpaper. Not pictured: safety glasses, paintbrush, map, iron.

Scratch up the surface with the sandpaper. It makes spray paint adhere better.

Spray paint!  Spray from 10"-12" away for best results. I went over it about 2-3 times.

I used a map that was five years old, and the creases were very deep. I ironed it- using no steam!- and I couldn't get all the creases out. Regardless, I gave it a good ironing, and slathered it with spray adhesive. The spray adhesive takes a good ten minutes to dry, so you can (very, very carefully) move it around if it isnt lying flat. Afterwards, I cut off the excess edges.

Go around, slowly, with a exact-o knife, cutting the edge of the paper carefully. It would probably be easier to use a square table, but thats not how I roll.

After the map is stuck, give it a mod podge slathering. I used a paintbrush and gave it 20 minutes to dry in between each application.

I gave it a great spray of glaze, covering it all. Then, wait agonizingly long for everything to dry.

Table! I love this because it has almost every place I went to in Europe on it (sorry, Alicante!)

Thanks for looking, guys!
4  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Discussion and Questions / Infinite Dress on: July 07, 2010 02:08:54 PM

Hey guys,
I am looking to make an infinite dress, a la the Marilyn, http://www.monifc.com/marilyn-convertible-dress.html. They seem to be- though I am not really sure- more than just a tube with some long triangles. I did a search but most of the questions were in the regular clothing section, and it seems to me that sometimes plus sized ladies need a different style or a little more structure to look good. Any hints or tips? Watching videos on youtube mostly showed the style on skinny girls.

Also, if making a dress like this, what is the best fabric for non-wrinkly dresses? I hope to look like a million bucks, or least $250.

Willing to buy patterns, or find books with patterns in them.
5  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Crochet socks on: June 04, 2010 07:30:32 PM
Hello all!

I am looking for a pattern for crocheted socks. Two caveats: I have never done socks, and I am usually loath to use patterns, but I am willing. However, up until now I have always done things that did not need a pattern- or I just made it up as I went along- but sinvce a pair has to match, I would like to work from a pattern. Any recommendations? Blogs are awesome, books are fine. Thank you!
6  NEWS AND DISCUSSION ABOUT CRAFTSTER / Suggest New Boards and New Features / Mark When the Pictures Disappear on: October 23, 2008 09:08:35 AM
I have noticed many posts where the photos have disappeared.  Is there a way for people looking at posts to notify people that the photos disappear- or to keep up dial-up people from trying to load posts without their pictures?
7  NEEDLEWORK / Sublime Stitching Embroidery / Tips for Pattern Storage on: September 26, 2008 08:29:39 PM
I have been keeping my patterns in a drawer, but I recently received the Sublime Stitching book and I was considering keeping them in the pockets of the book, because that would be so nice and handy and much less likely to get lost.  However, in the book, Jenny warns that you have to be really careful with the patterns because they can fade.  Now, I am a little paranoid that they will get smashed to the envelopes inside the book pockets.  How do you store your SS patterns, and have you ever had an issue with them get warped or otherwise destroyed?
Pages: [1]

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

Latest Blog Articles
Meatless Monday: No Boil Mac and Cheese
@Home This Weekend: Give The Dog A Bone
September 20, 2017 Featured Projects

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2017, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.