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1  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Baby Showers And Gifts For New Babies / Re: Purple baby wrap (stroller friendly) on: September 11, 2011 12:29:52 AM
I even found the link to gnarlyis3 at craftster who translated the tute into english
Oh I didn't see this...
However, Kallou herself made an english translation of the tutorial here : http://www.kallou.fr/blog/how-to-sew-a-blancket-for-travelling-babies/  Kiss
2  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Baby Showers And Gifts For New Babies / Purple baby wrap (stroller friendly) on: September 10, 2011 01:31:19 PM
Well, we don't have baby showers here in France but we do make gifts for newborns  Wink

Here is a baby wrap I made.
It's designed to be compatible with car seats and strollers and carriers.
So that you don't wake up the baby while trying to dress / undress him or her.
Actually, it can also be used as a baby sleeping bag  Cool

I found the pattern on a french blog :
edit > in english : http://www.kallou.fr/blog/how-to-sew-a-blancket-for-travelling-babies/

Babynomad by cicilem, on Flickr

Babynomad by cicilem, on Flickr
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: A Corset I'd be Happy With if it Fit on: April 11, 2011 04:59:15 AM
Maggiedoll > I feel you pain ! I have made 2 corsets before... one was a nightmare to make it fit ! I had to start again many times  Cry I had the opposite problem : my fabric tended to stretch and the corset happened to be too big. Yeah that's a lit bit of hope : the fabric of the corset can stretch a little bit after you have worn it. Is there any chance it will end up the right size ?  Kiss

Looking forward to read your attempts to solve this Smiley
4  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Scrabble pillow cases on: November 28, 2010 05:58:27 AM
Amazing! I love it!  May I know what font you used? Smiley

So scrabble inspired fonts are available online (for exemple on http://www.dafont.com/). However I thought the simpliest and most efficient solution was making a image google search with  "scrabble + the letter I need". That way, I got directly a picture wich was easy to print at the right size.  Tongue
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Old leather jacket to new leather jacket on: November 28, 2010 05:53:49 AM
Brilliant! You are a legend. Smiley Once I get my hands on a huge-ass jacket, I'll let you know how I get on! Smiley -x-
Thanks Smiley Let me know if you make something. I'd be delighted to see your own interpretation !
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Old leather jacket to new leather jacket on: November 24, 2010 09:49:09 AM
HOLY CRAP!!! That is amazing!!! Cheesy I heart me leather (pleather) jackets and I always find naff looking ones in shops. Do you any tips on how to reconstruct huge, ugmo ones? Cheesy -x-

My approach was very... empirical. Let's say I played around it until it worked. So I can describe how I did it but I cannot guarantee any success in repeating the same process. The main difficulties were :
- leather is thick, i knew the sewing machine wouldn't sew many layers, so I had to avoid it.
- the jacket has a lot of "details" such as these decorated "hand hole" (what is the proper word for this in english ??), I had to avoid cutting or sewing though these decorated details :

IMG_9904 by cicilem, on Flickr

So here is the process :

vestecuir2 copie by cicilem, on Flickr

vestecuir3 copie by cicilem, on Flickr

1. UNSEW THE BOTTOM BAND, and remove also the lining and the shoulder pads.
2. REMOVE EXCESS MATERIAL FROM THE SIDES (take a jacket you like to measure how much you need to remove. note : the location of the pockets is a constraint, it's possible you cannot remove as much material as you planned)
4. REMOVE EXCESS MATERIAL FROM THE BACK, thanks to a sewing line created in the middle of the back (it sounds weird, but will look ok, see picture below)
5. RE-SEW THE BOTTOM BAND (the bottom band has to be re-cut since the jacket is less wide than previously)
optional : MAKE A NEW LINING !

IMG_9899 by cicilem, on Flickr


IMG_9901 by cicilem, on Flickr
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Old leather jacket to new leather jacket on: November 21, 2010 10:51:42 AM
I am very surprised I only broke 2 needles making this project !  Cool

So... I had a big crush on perfectos with sexy dresses. Some options were available in shops. Alas, the cost was higher than any clothing item I ever purshased ! In addition, I didnt feel comfortable with supporting the leather industry. So I try to do my best at forgetting about it.  Sad

Until I found an old one in a thrift store !!!! The fit was terribly outdated, specially in the shoulder area and it was way too big :

that's when the sewing machine became involved. I wasn't sure my small machine could handle such heavy work. but it did here is the new fit :

More pictures on my flickr Wink http://www.flickr.com/photos/cicile/
Now I have to decide wether I have enough patience to make a brand new lining or leave it like that  Grin
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: one yard of fabric= great dress on: November 14, 2010 01:27:28 AM
i'm curious about the back - does it have a cowl-ish draping effect in the back? i've been looking at your tutorial and thinking of making a dress for myself. but i was wondering about the back of the "top" part and think i might be missing something. if the elastic is at the top of the "bottom," what prevents the top of the "top" from gaping in the back? or did you cut your "top" much narrower than your "bottom"?

I have the same questions, I think I missed something in the tutorial  Huh
But, here is how I did it : My top is narrower than the bottom, I put all the gathers in the back in order to get a "slim fit".

So I didn't use any elastic at all, I cannot figure how to keep the elastic effect if I sew something narrower next to the bottom part. (I hope it's clear).   As I said, I had to open the dress in the back (I used a button to close it), otherwise I cannot get in or out of the dress  Roll Eyes

I made a new version of this dress here : https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=364700.0
This time, the opening is a corset inspired thing (also the skirt part has an elastic band in the back). Now it's easy to get in and out of the dress. AND... I think it looks cute  Tongue

9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Robe noire on: November 14, 2010 01:11:02 AM
Hi everyone, Here is a black dress I made recently :

I already made a first version of this dress here :
It was the perfect thing to wear during hot summer days in italy. Unfortunately, it had a few problems :
- in order to get in and out, I made a very deep opening in the back... it was almost embarrassing !
- the skirt part was longer in the back than in the front (weird...)
- the fabric was ugly !

That's how came this dress.
The top is still based on the tutorial from appleshannon : https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=339575.0
The back has now a corset inspired opening

The eyelets for "the corset" are buttonholes from a disliked clothing item (the big one in the following picture). Actually, I only used recycled material... even the elastic band comes from an old sleeping mask ! (I made this last thursday which is national holiday in france, there were no way to find an open fabric store, it definetely pushed me to be "creative").  Grin

Comments and critics are welcomed. Wish you a pleasant sunday Smiley
10  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Discussion and Questions / Looking for kits for making original plushs on: September 30, 2010 10:50:24 AM
Hi everyone,

I'd like to offer a kit to someone who loves sewing little creatures.
It needs to be super original since she has a lot of sewing books already.

So far I am considering :
http://www.etsy.com/listing/40348808/tim-tam-complete-mink-kit-by-bare-cub (above my price limit but nice !)
http://www.kallou.fr/boutique/kits/LivreTutti/KitsTutti_Dispo.htm (unfortunately, the pattern is not included)

Would you have any suggestions for me ?
I would be delighted to know everyone's favourites plush artists (ideally who sells kits too or at least patterns !).
Thanks a lot in advance Wink
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