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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / circle skirt help on: January 03, 2008 02:21:03 PM
okay, so I have been looking for directions to making circle skirts all over, here and on the web, and the more I read the more confused I get.

I want to make a skirt with 40'' waist (sitting lower than natural waist).

In some directions,I see the radius should be 40''/6.28

is this the correct one? do you have a formula that was tested and works?

also, about that waist band - is it a strip of fabric folded in 2 and pinned and then sewn to the fabric itself?  Huh a more detailed tutorial on that will be greatly appreciated.

thank you!
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / ** GRAY BLACK AND RED ** fun new dress - UPDTAE - now with TUTORIAL added !!! on: September 10, 2007 03:46:22 PM

Hey Guys,

I wanted a new dress, and I had this jersey fabric - with gray and white cherries print on it, so I made this fun and breezy dress.

My favorite part has to be the big falling sleeves, I love them Tongue

It was very easy to make as well, and most important, I am getting better at this Smiley

so -

and from the side -

details - my funky sleeves

more details -

Thank you for looking!


OKAY guys - now the tutorial - this is my very first one - I am a tute virgin, so please excuse me, if you got any question, dont be shy - ask! Wink

and the direct link -


if you do happen to make it, please post, i'd love to see yours!!

3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / ** YELLOW with HEARTS ** light and comfy summer top!! on: August 27, 2007 03:27:53 PM

   So, in my sunny country it is about 40 degrees every day
(It is about 104F if the internet temprature converters dont lie),

and I had to make a new top - which is actually a present for a good friend. Smiley

This is my first attempt in making tops from scratch, It didnt go very bad, but I have learned from my mistakes  Tongue

and now to the pics -

The shirt itself -

Close up to the fabric -

Me! - sorry for this aint being that clear  , but you all know its hard taking pictures of yourself -

and another view -

Thank you for looking Smiley

4  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions / Which material is recommended for making bag-handles? on: July 26, 2007 12:33:25 PM
hello there guys -
is Grosgrain Ribbon 1 1/2'' wide suitable for making bag handles?

I have to make handles strong enough to carry a big bag, what would you recommend?

Thank you!
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / My new BOLD RETRO print silk summer dress! on: July 09, 2007 11:06:03 PM

Well, I bought new shoes, and I realized I have no proper dress to wear along with them.

Also I remembered, that being so awfully busy with studies and work I havent got the time to invest into sewing, my not long ago found hobby.

So, I used this tut - https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=180032.0 for inspiration,
and 3 hours later I had this dress. This is my second dress I am ever making, and I am quite pleased with the results Smiley

So here it is:

excuse cellphone pic:

better view of the print:

thanks for looking guys!
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / New Skirt! White and black satin, with lace added :D :D on: May 21, 2007 04:51:05 AM
Hey guys, so I had free time ,
and I made a new skirt

Its satin again, just like i love, with lacey hem!

Also it has a side zipper. first skirt I made, no pattern use - as you can see Tongue

Thank you for looking!!

side look:

and the hem:

7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Vintage ginham tshirt to funky day dress! on: May 14, 2007 03:14:52 PM
Ok, so I got this big long shirt with cute colors i loved,
So I decided to revamp it -
I narrowed and cut and use the leftovers as a belt to tie at the waist
and this is it !

8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Satin Summer dress - Brown with lace!! (also, my first dress made from scratch) on: April 25, 2007 04:06:22 AM
Hello gorgeous people of craftster Smiley

2 days ago I decided it was time I try to sew something more serious, and as the summer is already here, I made a satin brownish dress, with lace details ( I adore lace  Cheesy ).

I made it all myself, first time ever I do a piece of clothing from scratch and not reconstruction..

So here are the pics:

the dress itself -

Detail of the sleeve:

More lace details:

and finally, another pic of the dress

9  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / My first bag ever - and its PINK TARTAN ! yay! on: March 07, 2007 04:38:16 PM
Hey Everyone Smiley

this is the first time I am getting into sewing something serious - I have made this bag for my studies at the UNI.

Its Quite big, very roomy, and even has lining!
I have a zip pocket for my Make-up, a pocket closing with velctro for my cellphone and another pocket for just random stuff.
I also used my sewing machine to make this "embroidery " on the handles  Smiley

I must thank this wonderful place, I dont think I could make it without the tutorials - so once again, thanks to everyone who inspired and guided me.

so here it is - my first creation  Grin

I couldnt post pictures, since I am a newbie, but here are the links:

10  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions / help with interfacing please!! on: March 04, 2007 06:57:27 AM

I am in a middle of a bag project
and i am trying to iron on interfacing to my fabric
but it just doesnt seem to work.. this is my first time using interfacing and  i didnt have instructions anywhere, so perhaps i am doing it all wrong  Huh

can you please describe the correct way to iron interfacing to a fabric?

Thank you
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