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1  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Re: dress might be too small on: May 01, 2018 11:55:50 AM
The dress fits!  woo hoo
I'm a bit concerned about the fit in hips.  I can walk, sit down and cross my legs!
That little bit of concern makes me wonder though, if I should start over.
I'm planning to wear this dress to my retirement activities at the end of June.

2  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Re: dress might be too small on: May 01, 2018 07:54:21 AM

I haven't been on this site in a long time, so I don't remember how to post photos.  After I figure it out, I will post.

The front yoke part of this dress:  Marbled fabric (salmon, brown, blue, chartruese) from a class I took many years ago
The side pieces:  Salmon with small polka dots  (It was hard to get the right color with the right fabric weight)  (I had great color in my stash, but it was like a canvas fabric - too heavy).
The lower front/back: brown
The back yoke:  brown

I see some photo info, but i'm definitely photo-challenged.

3  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Re: Is it Ok to buy $400 machine with zero experience in sewing? on: April 30, 2018 04:21:46 PM
Go for it --  worth the investment!
My sweet husband bought me a machine for Christmas several years ago and I can't tell you how many projects I have sewn.

Look at the manual and make sure you can thread the needle and fill a bobbin before leaving the store.

Taking classes is a great idea.  Also, look for someone local who can help with questions.

Having questions about sewing are when I miss my mother who was an excellent seamstress and Hancocks!

Best of luck
4  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / dress might be too small on: April 30, 2018 04:15:51 PM
Yikes - I thought my dress was going to fit or even be too big.  Now, I'm thinking too small!
I'm not to the point of pinning the front to the back, but what is the smallest seam that can be used on a dress?

Also, I'm thinking ahead.  I think I could use a panel down the seams, if needed.

I'm using pattern: Vogue 1326

I've completed the front side.

Fitting is hardest part for me!

thanks catdaddytn
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Driving hat HERE IT IS on: July 14, 2015 03:06:13 PM
nice work
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: A cloche hat in boiled wool (with tutorial) on: July 14, 2015 03:04:11 PM
wow - nice work.  I make hats, but I've never developed a pattern. 
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Krazy Kooling Ties - great scrap busting project on: July 14, 2015 02:54:33 PM
nice fabric choices
I made some of these a couple of years ago.  I put the water absorb things in sections, like every 6 " and then sewed a seam.
8  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: silver coloured wire wrapped Amethyst cabochon on: July 14, 2015 02:39:41 PM
beautiful work
9  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Marbled Leather Jewelry with Marbling on Leather Tutorial on: July 14, 2015 02:38:37 PM
very nice work!

I enjoy marbling and I took 2 classes:  one for fabric and one for paper.
I've made many items with marbled paper and fabric.  I've made some jewelry with the marbled fabric and paper.  I also made hats, ties, messenger bags and purse with the fabric. 

I would have never thought about marbling leather.  Thanks for sharing your creative pieces.
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Perfectly Vintage Sunhats on: August 06, 2014 01:29:13 PM
Great hat!  I have made all sorts of hats.  i understand the need for a little crease.  I call the part where you sew the top to the crown - sewing in the round.  It looks like you are great with this skill.  I sometimes get off the round.  I usually line hats, but it's not really necessary.  I didn't realize how much difference it makes in sewing around the brim.  Some patterns use this step and others do not.

I have looked before on craftster for hats and mostly, have seen crochet hats.  Crochet hats are great, but i like to see hats made from fabric.

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