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11  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Polka dot mini skirt! on: May 14, 2004 10:09:25 AM
Your skirt is really great.
I love the button closure !
I'll try it for my next one.
12  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Skirts, skirts, skirts on: May 09, 2004 01:28:19 PM
Whoah !
I didn't check for a while, so I didn't get to see all those replies.
Thank you very much for your support : I think I'll wear them. Actually, I think that Hubby said I wouldn't wear them to go to work.
I made them a little longer than the ones you can find in stores : those are more my son's girlfriends style  Wink

I just made the top part a little like classical A line skirt, without darts. Then, I measured the lenght I needed for the pleats, filled my iron with water and started to make them using always the same space between them.
I also hate zippers, but my belly says it looks better than elastic waists. You have to be patient, handsew them and don't forget to cherish your seam-ripper  Grin
Feel free to ask any other question you may have : I'll try to answer with my very bad English.
Oh, the White Stripes icon is mine : you can steal it.
13  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / HGTV knitting page on: May 06, 2004 07:09:15 AM

HGTV has a knitting page : http://www.hgtv.com/hgtv/pac_ctnt_nobanner/text/0,,HGTV_10680_17864,00.html
Is it new or did I missed it for ages ?
14  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re:Skirts, skirts, skirts on: April 19, 2004 12:01:38 AM
Thank you very much.
For #1 & 2, I didn't really used a pattern : I just made one for the hip from one of my A-line skirts and sewed pleated fabric for the lower part.
For the jeans, I've seen a couple of tutorial that inspired me.
15  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re:Skirts, skirts, skirts on: April 12, 2004 11:47:15 AM
Actually, the first one is also polka dot (pink on white) but the dots are much smaller.
Hubby is still wondering wether I'll wear what I call my "1-buck-skirst" or not.
16  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Skirts, skirts, skirts on: April 12, 2004 11:00:14 AM
I make skirts and other stuffs. Usually, I work with 'real' fabric and a pattern.
I decided to follow my instinct
Skirt #1 & #2 are made from 1 buck pillowcases bought in a sort of Salvation Army store (Notre Dame des Sans-Abris).
For #3, I convinced my dad to save one pair of his old jeans and sewed the hem of an old petticoat (I don't remember where it comes from).

So, what do you think ?
17  CLOTHING / Sewing Pattern Reviews / Re:free patterns online??? on: April 09, 2004 12:16:06 AM
I "suscribed" to freepatterns.com and I don't think my address ended up in a spam list. But there not a lot of stuff and it's very classical.

I suggest that you try to find a book which explains how to make your own patterns (check your library).
No need to be a genius to understand.
I found an old serie of books on a flee market (from 1950's) and it's pretty simple.
The first one to make is the skirt one : after that, you can make several kind of skirts from this so classical pattern.
18  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re:US pattern question on: April 09, 2004 12:11:58 AM
I'm so sorry : I thought that I already thanked you for answering my question, but obviously, I didn't hit the correct button !
I usually buy Burda or patterns or another German brand I don't remember the name.
I also suscribed (a long time ago !) to a specialized magazine : they offer something like 10 patterns per issue each month, plus one knitting pattern and a couple of housewares projects (http://www.info-presse.fr/fiches/fait-main_264_gp.htm).
And in France, you can buy homemakers mag, in which you find 1 or 2 patterns per issue.

I read somewhere that Burda patterns where sold where you could find Simplicity ones (maybe under that brand).

I'll give a try @ the dress before buying other patterns (there are so many !).
19  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / US pattern question on: March 04, 2004 12:35:45 AM
I bought a Vogue pattern for a dress, but since I'm used to French/German patterns, I was wondering if the seam allowances are really included.
I'm not sure I can work with this kind of pattern...
Does anybody know ?
20  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Re:costume : help needed ! on: March 04, 2004 12:23:46 AM
Thank you very much for your suggestions. It seemed very hard to find something appropriate without him looking like he just got out of the garbage  Wink
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