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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Help with gown skirt pattern on: October 09, 2013 05:04:13 PM
Thanks for your replies both of you!

I experimented with both box pleats and skirt gores and I decided they are gores that are pressed in a box pleat manner.
It looked pretty good with the muslin I made.

Thanks again to you both!
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Help with gown skirt pattern on: September 25, 2013 07:26:08 PM
Hi all,

So I'm trying to make this dress for a Zelda costume.
Like this:

 I was going to use just any old white dress and then I saw this person's costume:


I think I can do an awesome job too, but the thing that I'm stuck on is the sort of pleating in the skirt. There should be a set number of panels (6, I think), to show the little harp-ish details. It's kind of like a box pleat, but the hem in the last photo shows that it is not, in fact, pleated (I think). The pleats would also have to taper, which I guess is possible, but maybe hard. The pleat lines also turn into princess seams (except in the illustration there's one in the center which I'm willing to skip).

So these things are possible, I just can't quite wrap my head around them. Can someone explain what shape these pattern pieces would take to ruffle the skirt in the exact way so that six panels would be visible?

Thanks for any help!! Smiley
3  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Get Product and Website Opinions / Re: Please give feedback on my website and t-shirt designs? on: February 02, 2012 11:07:55 AM
I think your website looks great. I was a little surprised at how many links there are on the left side but I guess it's not a bad thing. And maybe if I'm nitpicking, I would have a bit less intro text because when I loaded the site, none of the designs showed. If some of the designs showed at the very beginning it would give people what they were looking for right away. Maybe you could rename the "about me" page to "about" and put the text on the homepage there as well as the information you already have. Anyway that's pretty small. I think you're on the right track! Good luck!
4  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Get Product and Website Opinions / Would you buy something like these? on: February 02, 2012 10:55:38 AM
Hi all,
It's been a while since I've been around these parts but lots has happened like we have moved to India!
Well, even though we live in a different country, I still loooooove crafts and there happens to be TONS here.
I just love walking around the markets and checking out all the amazing hand work that people have done.
To that end, I was thinking about selling it to people back home and that maybe crafters would be a good audience. Some possible products are shown below

While most things aren't immediately wearable in the western world like sarees and large shawls I thought maybe crafters could use some as raw materials.
Could you please let me know if you would be interested in purchasing something like these and how much you would pay? For instance, the bottom left picture, I would probably have to charge $30-40 for a 1m x 2m piece of fabric but it's nice quality wool and its COVERED in HAND embroidery. The silk sarees are about 5m long (and quite wide) but I would have to charge about $100. It's a lot of material though and they come in beautiful fabrics and patterns not necessarily available in the States. Embroidered pillowcases for whatever reason go for a lot less, like $10.

So I have posted here only textiles but there are LOTS of other handicraft products (wooden carvings, bamboo paintings, leather paintings, wooden housewares, brass figurines, marble inlay, etc etc) but they aren't raw materials, just finished products. I was thinking of selling those too but due to the nature of this forum wanted to concentrate on the fabric. BUT, if you have thoughts on those things or would like to see them, I'm all ears (or...eyes Smiley )

So any thoughts on this would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!!
5  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: I Heart Headbands! Swap on: October 09, 2010 12:44:26 PM
I received from ladyBB8 and purringcat!

From purringcat I got a cute science headband!

So cute! Thanks a lot!

From ladyBB8 I got a lovely lace covered headband!


Thanks a lot ladies! Smiley <3
6  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: I Heart Headbands! Swap on: September 13, 2010 05:47:24 PM
I received from PatchworkDragon on Saturday. Sorry for the late pictures, but here they are!

That's RIGHT a caffeine molecule beaded on the headband. I mentioned I liked science and worked in a lab on the questionnaire and she delivered! Grin  And it's covered with a lovely black fabric that's nice to touch.  Cheesy

And a half action shot:

Thanks so much patchworkdragon! I love it! Smiley
7  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Wheel of Time Swap Gallery! on: September 04, 2010 08:34:09 AM
OK, so everyone should have their feedback now. If there are any problems please PM me and let me know! Great job everyone!
8  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Wheel of Time Swap Gallery! on: September 04, 2010 08:21:40 AM
Wow great job both of you!

 The book looks really neat and the jewelry bits are really pretty.

And the shawl looks really amazing, so fluttery and light Smiley

I'm glad you both got your packages!
Thanks everyone for making this a pretty easy swap to organize!

I guess I'll leave this thread in the gallery section for a few days and the move it to the "all the way over" section.

So sad it's over, it was really fun to see what everyone would come up with Smiley Maybe there will be another one sometime.... Grin
9  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Wheel of Time Swap Gallery! on: August 31, 2010 07:47:45 PM
Aw man, you guys both have me beat...I can neither crochet nor knit. Guess its fabric and glue for me...

The shawl looks nice! Thanks for the action shot!

I'm excited to see your package minathia! I'm sure it's great! Smiley
10  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: I Heart Headbands! Swap (SIGN UPS Aug 11th - Aug 25th SEND OUT Sept 15th) on: August 30, 2010 05:51:02 AM
Oh man, I'm still in the planning stages too! Boy, some people are on top of it!
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