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1  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Discussion and Questions / Advice needed: Adjusting mans jacket for my hips on: April 05, 2014 06:32:44 AM
So... I bought a gorgeous vintage leather mans jacket, it fits me on the arms & bust but comes no where near on the hips.

I've taken measurements and very luckily/helpfully I've worked out that I can add inserts to the side panels and need the bottom part (which is 4" wide) to measure 10" the same as across the top of the same panel.


So the advice I'm looking for is: Would you add the (triangular) panels on the seam nearest the back of the jacket?

I think that it will be the most discreet and retain the shape of the jacket, as all the detailing is on the front.
If I were to insert a triangle into the centre of the panel I don't see how the jacket panel would still lie flat?
If I add 2 thinner triangle panels, one each side of the underarm panel, it would be neat & well balanced but would be twice as much work, and I'm not sure there would be any additional advantage to the fit of the jacket.

All thoughts/advice welcomed!  Smiley
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Help finding pattern please. on: April 07, 2012 06:45:08 AM
Hi, does anyone know the source of this image or where I could find the pattern please, as I think it's lovely.  Smiley
3  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Fastenings - ideas please. on: August 01, 2011 10:19:59 AM
OK So I've already come up with quite a long list but I just wanted to check with you lovely people if you can think of any ideas for fastenings for fabrics (clothes and non) that I haven't. OK so here's my list....

ribbon ties
hook and eye
pins (like safety pins)
poppers/press studs
cuff links
magnetic clasps/closures

thanks for reading.  Smiley

4  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Discussion and Questions / How to cut (a lot of) 1cm paper strips! on: August 31, 2010 12:05:08 PM
I have a lot of paper, and I do have a paper cutter/guillotine, but I was just wondering if anyone had any ideas for the least time consuming way to cut a lot of paper strips about 1cm wide.

Unfortunately my paper shredder cuts to thin for this particular job!

Thanks for reading. happy crafting.  Smiley
5  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) / Made a while ago... on: June 09, 2009 11:18:54 AM
I made this for a competition, it had to use a particular brand of products so I based my design on the cute little kitty stickers (as I already had and love them)!

Hope you like it. Smiley

6  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Discussion and Questions / Making "rubber" stamps on: June 09, 2009 11:08:37 AM
Please could anyone advise me on the best (and easiest) economical way to make a stamp that I can reuse repeatedly. I want to make my main logo so it's a nice simple design (which should make things easier)!

Would foam sheets work?
7  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Oval shaped household items to use as mandrels??? on: June 28, 2008 07:20:35 PM
Hiya, as a penniless crafter I've been trying to think of/find oval shaped objects that can be used to wrap wire round so I can make my own oval jumprings (jewellers mandrels are so expensive).

A great idea that was suggested to me was joiners/carpenters pencils, and I thought oval head nails might work.

Anyone got any ideas of oval rod shaped items that I might find?

8  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Button/badge earrings q. on: May 25, 2008 07:35:54 AM
Hi, probably a silly question but...

For people who make button/badge earrings how do you get/make the holes in the buttons? Are they original parts (as I've never ever seen a pic of the backs) or do you drill them yourself?

Thanks for answering!  Huh
9  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Need help finding buttons (in UK). on: April 23, 2007 05:31:16 AM

My mum bought a cardigan with some missing buttons, thinking it would be easy to replace them, and our local shops don't have anything to match!

Ideally I need 5 or 9 of these: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Pack-of-20-Silver-Colour-Diamante-Shank-Buttons-Trim_W0QQitemZ230119635713QQihZ013QQcategoryZ7320QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem (20 at that price is way over our budget).

or something expensive looking that has a flower design or diamante, as the cardigan is soft pink with flowers in seed bead embroidery. Any suggestions welcomed.
10  CITY GUIDES FOR CRAFTSTERS / U.K. AND IRELAND / Hope this is OK to post - craft auction site on: February 23, 2007 04:25:18 PM
Have any of you registered and used this site for selling or swapping?


It was mentioned to me on my beading forum, and I thought you guys might be interested.

I've signed up, and I've set up an account in the name kitschkitty so I might actually get round to selling some of my personal craft and bead stash!

If you join up it asks you for the name of who referred you and you both get extra credit towards your sellers fees!  Cheesy
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