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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Hooray for ugly old cocktail dresses!! on: July 28, 2009 07:27:32 PM
I've been having a sewing block as of late, so I did a Goodwill run and picked up some stuff to play with. This was a super easy recon, just cut the dress, attached some bias binding, and stitched on some buttons. Presto... cute skirt in a couple hours!!



Now, to find a use for that lace!
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: New princess line dresses on: May 16, 2009 06:01:04 PM
Oh, brilliant suggestion roccstarr75! I will have to pick some up.
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / New princess line dresses on: May 15, 2009 10:43:20 PM
Wow, it's been a while since I've posted, but I've been working really hard on pattern making. This summer I'll be making my bridesmaid gown for my sister's wedding so I've been playing around with bodice patterns. I think I've managed to create a princess line that fits my bosom well while still tapering nicely into my waist.

The teal is a knit, and the paisley is some sort of silky, rayon material. The skirt is a full three layers of circle skirt with bias binding. Love the off the shoulder straps although they are a bit of a pain to wear.

This dress turned out to be a wee bit short, but it'll be nice in the summer at outdoor events I think. The bodice is stretch satin, which I very much liked working with and may be the material I use when I do my gown. The skirt is made of a cotton, vintage airplane print fabric. I just had to get it when I saw it at the store! I cut the fabric short when I thought I'd do a bunched skirt but it didn't work. Went for a circle skirt, but ended up so short since I was low on fabric. That's when I decided to add the blue trim which ended up looking really nice.
4  KNITTING / Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller / Re: Son of SNB DJ Bag question on: September 18, 2008 10:43:58 PM
Hi Trisarahtop! I'm actually the author of this pattern, and I so excited to hear about people knitting it!! The reason I used 2 strand was for extra durability. I made this bag to really be able to withstand weight. The 2 strands make it super thick when it's done felting.

It does get a little hairy when it come to the intarsia, but because it's felting you can get away with a lot. Sometimes, I would cut the yarn and do a small knot in the back when it got frustrating because the felting erases that. Plus the backside gets covered by the liner! Let me know if you have any other questions, and hopefully this message doesn't get to you too late.

Oi1knit2- Your bag is beautiful!!! The color work turned out just beautiful.
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Vintage Slipdresses on: January 24, 2008 01:08:22 PM
Love it!! It looks amazing on you and I for sure think you should wear it out. It would look great with a cardigan too. And awesome high heels and maybe a long string of pearls.
6  KNITTING / Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller / Re: Hangover Helper (Beer Pillow) on: January 03, 2008 08:23:28 AM
Yeah, my step dad loved it. It actually took him a minute to realize it was a handmade item, which really surprised me. He really got a kick out of it though.

Citrus_Crafter- very cool pattern! Great gift pattern as it was nice and fast. Now what to do with my remaining gray, red, white and blue yarn! Actually, I already made a coffee cup cozy with some of the gray.
7  KNITTING / Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller / Hangover Helper (Beer Pillow) on: December 21, 2007 12:01:52 PM

First project I've done from the Son of Stitch 'n Bitch book!! I whipped this one up for my step father, and am super excited because I've never knit him ANYTHING. I won't knit for people unless I know for sure they're going to like it. This pillow is going to look amazing in the theater/bar room so I know it'll go over well.

It looks like there's no last r on Beermeister, but it's there, I promise.

Is this anyone on here's pattern?
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: First-ever sock! on: December 13, 2007 05:12:07 PM
Awesome!! And in a day too, very nice. I just finished my first pair ever a couple of weeks ago. It took me MUCH longer, but I did knee highs. I'm already on another pair, this time argyle. Congrats, and good luck with the second one!
9  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Laptop bags for my sisters on: December 13, 2007 04:49:47 PM
This year both of my sisters are getting padded laptop bags for Christmas. They're both in college (the older one getting her doctorate at Yale, the younger doing her undergrad at ASU) so I figured they would come into use.

This one is for the younger sister. I didn't mean for it to look so Christmasy, but I liked the fabric. And her school colors are maroon and yellow so it should fit in with a lot of her stuff.

It was hard to get a good picture of this, but the side has birds on it. It's just the reverse side edging of the body fabric. I love the way it looks.

I didn't know the exact size of their laptops, so I had to guess a bit. The straps attach to the body with a strip of velcro so they can hold tighter or looser depending on the computer. I hope they'll both like them and get use out of them!
10  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Adult Costume: Pretty, Pretty Peacock on: October 31, 2007 06:42:35 PM
Flowerofedo- I bought the feathers online at ostrich.com. I got 200 feathers for $30, so it's a really good deal if you need a lot of feathers. They ship through FedEx, though, which is more expensive so make sure you order everything you need at one time.

Arcticmouse- Thanks for the hair compliment! I got a lot of people at parties tell me they loved my hair color with the costume. I spent forever curling it though. My hair hates to be curled.
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