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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Wedding Dress Help - Adding More Stucture on: August 07, 2010 11:24:22 PM
Hi Everyone!

It has been a long time since posting... but I had a question I was hoping to get some help with. I am making a close friend's wedding dress and it is getting very heavy with all of the different layers going on it. I already have a lining that has boning all over the top. But, I am wondering if there is another way to add structure to the dress so it is not wanting to pull down from the weight?

I have seen in some dresses that there is elastic at the waist. Does anyone know what kind of elastic and how this is done? Is this even the best option?

Any help or suggestions at all would be GREATLY appreciated as the wedding is coming up super quick!

Thanks fellow craftsters!!

2  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Other Image Reproduction Techniques: Completed Projects / Rat Pack Pop Art painting/reproduction - IMG HEAVY on: March 30, 2008 05:01:38 PM
Hi All,

I have not posted in a long time, but wanted to share one of my recent finished projects. I am really sorry if it should not be in this forum, but I considered it more of an image reproduction than an actual painting b/c of the process used to create it. Please let me know if you feel it should be posted elsewhere.

I really needed/wanted a big piece of pop art to put over my couch - so I figured I would go ahead and paint one! My husband and I LOVE the Rat Pack and I really wanted something candid and fun. Anyway, I was really excited about the way it turned out and it fits into the style of the rest of the room really nice as well. I am hoping to redo it soon and fix Dean's face a little. I do not like the way the colors look on him as much as on Frank and Sammy.

Enjoy!! Thanks for looking.

Here is the process:

I found a picture that I liked and played around with it in Photoshop until I got down to manageable "pop art" shapes.

Orginal Picture

After working in Photoshop

After enlarging it and transferring it to the canvas via transfer paper. I started painting - basically like "Paint by numbers" at that point.

Work in Progress

Thanks again for looking!!  Have a nice day!  Smiley
3  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Screen Printing: Completed Projects / Mod Podge Screened goodies - IMG HEAVY on: March 18, 2007 02:43:58 PM
I wanted to get something really cool for one of my best friends sister who just had a baby. Since my friend is a rock star or at least plans on marrying one someday, I figured I would make her newborn nephew some cool threads to hang out with her in.

I looked around on the internet and found some ideas that I kind of liked and modified them and came up with some of my own stuff. All in all I am pretty happy with the way the present turned out. 

This one is an iron on transfer, but I thought it turned out cute too. This is a picture of their dog.

Also, it was my friend's birthday so I screened her two shirts as well.


Arrested Development anyone?

Thanks for looking!  Grin
4  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions / Tattoo Question - Dry Skin on: January 14, 2007 09:35:15 AM
I have a question from any of you experienced tattoo getters/artists.

I really want a tattoo but I have very dry skin. It does not react to a whole lot of things, but it does react poorly to makeup. Does anyone know what the effects of a tattoo would be? Can someone be allergic to tattoo ink?

The only thing  I can think to do is go to a dermatologist prior and talk to him/her and maybe get something really tiny to see how my skin reacts.

Just wondering if anyone on here has ever had a similar problem?

5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Men's Band Tee - recon (img obese) on: November 11, 2006 06:31:51 PM
There are so many rockn recons on here - it made me inspired to do one of my own. So here is my first tee shirt recon.




Thanks for looking!
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Men's Dress Shirt - recon ***Now with fancy pants tute***(very img obese) on: November 11, 2006 06:15:00 PM
Hi all!

Recently my hubby decided to get rid of some of his dress shirts, so I commandeered them to make myself some much needed work shirts.

Here is the first of a few dress shirt recons. Let me know what you think.

Before - Forgot to take a picture of the actual shirt but was the same size as this one.

Finished Product



Action shot - it really does look better than this, but hubby was laying down when he took this pic which = bad angle for me!

Thanks for looking!!   Grin

Thank you everyone for all of your great comments. I have been working on a tute as promised. There are a lot of steps to it, so be patient it is not too hard. And I apologize for the extremely long tute, this is my first one so let me know if you have any questions, comments, or problems with it. I compiled them onto a couple of "pages" so I would not be uploading a billion pics.

Here goes....

And here are some links for sewing in sleeves:



I would LOVE to see pics if anybody does this! Post em if you got em!!  Grin

7  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Arrested Development Round 2 on: November 09, 2006 04:48:56 PM
Hi Everyone!

I know I know, AD is off the air - even though I am in denial. I just recently joined crafster and missed the first round of this brilliant swap. Does anyone have any interest in another?

Also, unfortunately I am unable to organize a swap yet (rookie) so would anybody be interested in organizing as well? If there is anyway I could help, I would be more than happy to.

Thoughts, interest??...................

Thanks for looking!  Grin
8  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / First Post - Barbie Wedding Present on: November 04, 2006 12:01:54 PM
HI Everyone,

I have been working on this wedding present for my best friend and I was really excited about how it turned out so I thought I would share.

I wanted to make her a replica of her wedding dress on a Barbie. I think it might be something cool to have next to her wedding photos - kind of like displaying her dress all the time.

My disclaimer is that this is the first attempt ever at Barbie clothing - I have seen pictures of people who do amazing things - this is not one of those.

Let me know what you think. I have included pics of the Barbie as well as some detail shots of her dress. Pay no attention to my careless censoring of her face!  Wink

Thanks for looking!  

Barbie - full dress

Bride - holding Barbie (...weird...)

Barbie - Front Closeup

Bride - Front Closeup

Barbie - Train

Bride - Train

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