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1  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Glue question... on: March 31, 2008 03:10:59 AM
Hey everyone,

Im wanting to make some hair bow clips, and also some rings, (making the design thing out of polymer clay, then glueing it onto the ring base) Would you say Bostik superglue (or araldite (sp?) ) would be strong enough, or should i invest in a hot glue gun? Thanks!!!
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Racerback tank top, help with neckline please! on: March 21, 2008 11:39:55 AM
Hey all,

im about to start sewing a top similar to the one here, made my pattern and have a top im using to help me along also.

What im confused about is, how do you neaten the neckline, like most of these tops they have a trim of material going round and also on the armholes. I dont have an overlocker though.  I was wondering if i need to cut this piece of material out and fold it over to stitch it down, but because i have a very curvy neckline would this be difficult?im confused! Do i NEED the trim? akkk!! Thanks everyone!
3  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions / zip top boxy tote help!! on: February 26, 2008 01:56:23 AM
Hey everyone,

Ill try and explain this as best i can lol.  I have made a bag which is sort of a tote shape, but with panels down the sides to make the bag more roomy/boxy.  ive sewn the lining in (doh) and now need a zip on the top.  I made the zip up with the two rectangles on each side so it was wide enough, but it isnt long enough gah! Im wanting (i dont know if this is even possible) to have a completely closed top bit, no open bits at the top and bottom of the zip.  I would say the rough measurements of the bag are 4x14inches (thats the top measurements so you know how wide it is) do i need to add fabric to the top and  bottom of the zip? Im soo confused!!!

Thanks for reading and i appreciate any help! Smiley
4  CITY GUIDES FOR CRAFTSTERS / U.K. AND IRELAND / Resin on: February 08, 2008 01:44:43 PM

does anyone know of anywhere online or mail order (UK) i can buy epoxy resin from? I bought the solid water stuff from www.polymerclaypit.co.uk which is great, but only comes in small bottles.  I really want to get big bottles so as im not ordering it all the time lol!

Thanks, Emma
5  U.K. AND IRELAND / ENGLAND / Newcastle/durham areas..anyone studying or going to study fashion? on: March 24, 2007 04:26:05 AM
Hey all,

ive just sent my ucas off to apply for the fashion degree at northumbria uni in sept. just wondered if anyone has done, or is planning on doing this course..i would love to meet new people with similar interests..and also hear about what it is like on the course!! Thanks for reading Smiley

6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Hello Kitty t-shirt too small-help on recon please!! on: February 13, 2007 02:47:13 AM
Hi everyone,

I got this really cute Hello Kitty t-shirt for xmas, and unfortunately it is slightly too small, ie bit tight around my tum and boobs lol.

I was going to just sell it, but i dont really want to as im in love with it!

I have looked through tutes but cant really find what i am lookin for.

Can anyone help me or point me into the right direction of a tute on how to change the top to fit me..and funk it up more?

Here is a piccy of the tshirt to give you an idea Smiley

Thanks for any help! Smiley

PS, sorry for bad spelling, my keyboard buttons arent working too well lol
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Red leopard print strappy top, and recon trousers to mini-i finally did it! on: February 11, 2007 08:54:10 AM
Hey, i thought i  better just post in here since the top and skirt are in one pic..and it means i only have to post once Tongue

My pics are crap though..my camera literally eats batteries so i took them real quick gurr!!

Here is a piccy of me wearing (excuse the unshapely figure-im trying to lose abit of weight haha) my top i made without a pattern, kind of just measured my bits and drew it out, and started cutting and trying on to make sure it fitted me!  I used some lush red and black leopard print stretch fabric for the bust, and then black jersey material for the back and the bottom of the front.  I added polkadot ribbon around the front to make it more cute, and a little bow, and then used frilly lace for the straps!!

Here is the back :-

And you can see the back of my recon skirt also in that pic Smiley

Onto the skirt.

Some of you may have seen my post in questions the other day about advice on how to turn cord trousers into a mini skirt... well today i went and did it! And here is the results..with my top also Smiley

(I added panels just to the front and back to make it slightly flared and more comfy ^__^)

Excuse the toilet in the background, its the only room with decent light since its getting dark lol!

Hope you enjoyed looking ^__^
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / cord trousers into a mini skirt, heeeeelllp!!!! on: February 10, 2007 02:33:16 PM
Hi, ive looked through the search and cant really find anything to do with this..as im wanting to cut my favourite but worn out cord trousers into a mini skirt..all i could find was turning trousers into knee length skirts.

(here is an example of what i want it to look like:-)

I may add a ruffle to the bottom or something..

i cant wear them anymore as they are like 5 years old and the crotch is kinda wearing away haha, so i thought, why not turn them into a cute mini skirt!  Only prob is, i havent done this before, and i dont want to ruin them..so, can anyone direct me to a tute or info on how to go about this?  Thanks for reading, any help will be much appreciated!! x

9  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / A cute bag, purse and v easy to make phone case! (hello kitty!) on: February 08, 2007 10:12:04 AM
Please be nice as it is my first time posting my finished creations!! lol

Here is my oh so easy to make phone case, just to protect it from scratches in my bag.  I threaded pink and white polkadot ribbon through the top to tighten it up when the phone is inside Smiley Oh, and you can see my phone charms on there too, i love cute stuff!

Here is a cute Hello Kitty purse i made in sewing class..lined with pink and white striped cotton material.

And here is a pic of the inside:-

And with the same material and some cute lace i made a bag..although i may add pockets inside if i can, i dont know why i didnt in the first place!

Here is the lace detail:-

Inside of the bag:-

And the back of the bag:-

Thanks for looking at my stuff! Smiley

10  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / EDITED-I GOT IN!!Fashion Illustration..fashion portfolio...anyone have any info? on: February 08, 2007 02:25:09 AM

I wasnt sure where to post this so im sorry if its in the wrong place!

Right, i have a slight problem.  I did a BTEC National Diploma in Art and Design 2 years ago, and passed with flying colours yay!  I mainly diversed into mixed media and fine art.  Since i left college though i decided to start sewing and making clothes/bags etc.  I didnt really get any teaching on fashion at college because the course was more fine art based.  We did however do SOME textiles, but not alot though.

In the past two years ive basically taught myself on how to make things and read up on new techniques etc.  My gran is a great sewer so i have had her imput aswell.

I have decided though to pursue my dream, and am in the process of apply for a place on the Foundation Degree Fashion course at Newcastle college in september.

I went to the open evening last night and was told with my grades i shouldnt have a problem getting on the course, however i need a comprehensive portfolio showing my fashion skills and interest in fashion etc.  Basically, the problem is, my only portfolio is full of mixed media/photography and fine art..not fashion :S

I havent seen a fashion portfolio either and dont really know anyone who is studying fashion so im pretty lost off in what i need to get ready for the interview.  (approx 2 months time)

So, could anyone provide an insight into what i need for the portfolio in terms of fashion illustration, finished works, research etc, anything that would help me as i really dont know what i need, and i have got work but am not sure on how to lay it out for the folio. 

Sorry for writing so much, i really appreciate any feedback and also for taking the time to read this Smiley
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