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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Cropped white jacket (SewStylish) on: October 01, 2007 10:22:18 AM
I have missed your post. That's lovely! I am currently working on mine.One of these days, I post my pics. [/color]
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Bleaching Denim Jeans on: August 14, 2006 01:49:56 PM
Using bleach to stop the process is correct but use white vinegar. You probably will not be able to get your jeans pure white, as denim is made with indigo dye. Which when removed will leave a slighty yellowish tinge. Look closely at a denim item where the dye has been removed. It only looks white because of the contrast.
Try the links below. Maybe they'll help.

3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Pink rocker skulls on my grey halter top! on: August 14, 2006 06:32:07 AM
Thank you, thank you, thank you. What a fantastic top! I love it and I am glad you were able to make use of the patternsa. FREE is one of my favourite four letter words. You inspire the rest of us  bargain babes to look at and try new ideas.
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: 2 new dresses and a top on: July 18, 2006 08:03:49 AM
Nice dresses. Which pattern did you use for the wrap?
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Cowl necks. HELP! on: July 14, 2006 07:45:36 AM
Hi there,
The cowl piece is tubular. Picture a tin can with both ends open. Of course you'd sew the seam to create it. Again, look at the tin can. Some cowls can be as long as you'd like, sometimes forming a hood and some can be as short as Simplicity 4539. I hope that answered your question.
6  CLOTHING / Designer Clothing Homage / Re: Potential Valentino knock off - knit on: July 10, 2006 08:18:14 AM
But if you wanted to sew something like it, New Look 6538 and 6536 are pretty close.
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Sizing you can count on-when using patterns on: July 08, 2006 01:32:06 PM
Yes, it does. Buy patterns according to your largest measurement. If it's a blouse go for the full bust measurement, if it trousers or a skirt use the hip measurement (which is about 9 inches down from your waist) It's easier to take in and make adjustments that way. Thank goodness for multi-size patterns. You can be one size top and another on the bottom and still get a fabulous fit. One other thing, become best friends with your iron. Pressing each seam as you go along can make a world of difference in how the finished item looks.
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Sizing you can count on-when using patterns on: July 08, 2006 11:52:48 AM
Hello Crafty Divas. This is especially for the sewing novices. I read this in an article and wanted to share it with you.
"Pattern sizes and RTW sizes aren't the same. Your pattern size will be two or more sizes larger than your usual RTW size. A garment that fits properly is what is most important, not the number on an envelope. RTW manufacturers will often label items will smaller sizes to increase sales. With patterns, the measurements are all laid out on the envelope".
So when shopping for a pattern, ask yourself what really matters; the number on the envelope or how fabulous you'll look in your creation, no matter what your size may be? Wink
9  CLOTHING / Designer Clothing Homage / Re: Vintage Bis & Beau Dress on: July 08, 2006 11:37:36 AM
Okay, I am going to date myself, but that dress was made from Qiana. A light-weight type of jersey popular in the 70's. Sometimes used by Halston and DVF. So you could look for a similar type of fabric, though chiffon would be fab! The hem is created by lettuce edging/stitching. The fabric is pulled taut as it's fed through the machine while zigzagging and when it's released it looks curly. I agree with Z, that you can used the circle skirt tutorial for the layers,but keep in mind the yardage you'll need and RS...well you know whatcha you're talkin' about. I check you out sometimes for advice and tips and I've been sewing for a few decades.
10  CLOTHING / Designer Clothing Homage / Re: ok I need help with this lime crime purple skirt!!! on: July 07, 2006 11:56:56 AM
It looks like satin or a poly/satin blend. The design seems to be a tiered skirt with just one tier. Check out these patterns for a schematic drawing: Simplicity 4595 and McCall 4582

Good luck

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