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11  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Pajama pants to satiny skirt goodness. on: August 08, 2005 10:39:36 PM

They were pajama pants. Cut, sewed, remeasured, cut & sewed again, and voila! A skirt.
I had to scan it (I'm going to be known as the Scanner Girl on here  Sad ) so you can't see it all, but it's pretty much like that all throughout the skirt.
12  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Potholders To Purse. on: August 08, 2005 08:29:50 PM
My creation for today, all-handstitched with no lining so there's no inside pockets. I stole the potholders from my mom, stitched them up so they weren't so torn up, and voila! There's a kinda gross stain that won't wash out on the other side, so that'll be the one that goes against my body.  Cheesy

13  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Underwear to Bra. on: August 07, 2005 07:15:44 PM

One of the sides it stitched kinda badly, but it's pretty comfy. I think I'll just wear it with pajamas when I have company over that doesn't need to be seein' that sort of stuff "uncovered." It's "lined" with an old washcloth to prevent any nipplage (I just made that word up.) All hand-stitched.
14  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Help needed, again...[threading a machine] on: August 05, 2005 10:51:20 PM
Okay, this might (who am I kidding? it does) sound incredibly stupid and/or naive, but ... how do you thread a sewing machine? The last time I used one was around 10 years ago back in middle school. I now have a Singer 57825 and for the life of me cannot follow the manual instructions very well.

Anyone know of any good sites that can help the sewing handicapped? Embarrassed  
15  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Singer 57815 machine problem. on: August 05, 2005 03:06:38 PM
Okay, I've got a problem. I finally snatched my mother's sewing machine from my sister who's had it for a few years without ever using it, supposedly.

I get the top part threaded completely fine. But now that I'm trying to thread the bobbin, the slide plate won't open!   Angry Huh Any ideas why this has happened? And what to do about it?? Thanks.
16  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Pillowcase Skirt, my version. on: August 04, 2005 08:11:39 PM
So, I've been working on this on and off for the past two days, and it's finally finished. It took so bloody long because I'm a sewing reject and don't know how to work a real machine, so I sewed it all by hand.

I don't have a digi camera, so again I had to scan my creation. Unfortunately it's far too big for my lil' scanner to handle, so this is what I did:

The embroided (or whatever you want to call it) close-up was already on the pillowcase, and now it's at the end of my skirt. The lace close-up is actually part of a slip that I sewed into the skirt that peeks out from triangle-shaped gap because a) the material's really thin, and b) to add a little "funkyness" to the skirt since it's so... "down-home countryish," which is so not my style.

Yep. That's about it. Now on to better things that I might actually wear.  Cheesy
17  CLOTHING / Sewing Pattern Reviews / Petite fitted jacket pattern? on: August 03, 2005 10:27:55 PM
Looking for a fitted jacket pattern for petites that's fairly easy to do. I've found a few at Walmart but am not willing to pay $3 for a pattern that may not be easy to make, because I'm very new to sewing. If anyone can point me in the right direction, I'd appreciate it. Thanks a bunch!
18  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / My dorky purse. on: August 02, 2005 05:46:07 PM
So, today I found some scrap material I had kept around in hopes of doing something to it. Obviously, I made a purse. I've been on a bit of a sewing kick lately (just alterating tank tops and such) but I wanted to create something completely new and that I might actually use.

This is what I came up with:


(I hope that works. I'm brand-new to this forum, and to forums in general...)

It's reallllly simple, and has an off-center button as a closure, and the image isn't the best. I had to scan it because I don't have a digi camera, and after resizing it from absolutely HUGE to tolerable, it lost some quality. That's what I get for being lazy and resizing in MS Paint, I guess.  Undecided
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