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July 24th, 2005

07:40 pm - Bullet Bra "Falsies" -- Big ol' X-Post
Hi there!

I am on the look out for a pattern, or some sort of instructional-something on how to make falsies-- basically to fill out the point of a bullet bra.
I've been coming across them on eBay every now and again... but I refuse to pay $25+ for them! I have actually found them on a website for $20, but still...
They look quite simple to make, and I'm sure I can do so for a lot less.
The thing is, I'm not too skilled when it comes to sewing or making things, unless I have detailed instructions on how to do so.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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June 1st, 2005

01:02 pm - help!
does any one know what people wore in the 30's and 40's. i'm doing an AP Studio Art portfolio and my 10 peices that have to have a theme are going to be one ensemble from each decade of the 20th century. here's what i have so far . . .
1900's - Victorian
1910's - Gibson Girl
1920's - Flapper
1930's - ???
1940's - War era, not totally sure though
1950's - poodle skirt
1960's - mod (austin powers) or hippie, i might skip the 90's and do both of them
1970's - disco
1980's - self explanatory
1990's - go in closet, might do the Seattle "grunge" look

if anyone has any better ideas or advice, it would be greatly appriciated :)

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April 28th, 2005

11:45 pm - Faerie reticule (x-posted)
(Not sure if this belongs here, it has a vintage vibe to me. If not, I won't be offended if you delete.)

*does a happy dance*

I have been sewing up a storm* lately, and this is what I made today:

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I used this Japanese pattern. I used a faerie-print cotton for the outside, and an old curtain for the lining. I omitted the third layer of fabric with the corners cut off, and the stuffed flower thing because it didn't suit my purposes. I'm not really sure what it's for anyway. The little "rose buds" at the ends of the drawstrings are my favourite part! (and they're not difficult to do either ^_^)

*The reason for this is that I'm trying to get into a juried art market that will happen at a local folk festival this summer. I'm hoping to sell hats, purses, jewelery, and accessories. I have a feeling that the flower-petal faerie purse will appeal to the hippie-type crowd that this event attracts. At least I hope so!
Current Mood: satisfiedsatisfied

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April 16th, 2005

08:12 pm - new community
If anyone is interested in getting rid of your past project's sewing patterns or wanna share knitting patterns I made a community called patterntrade. It's also open to discuss sewing, websites of interest, making patterns, and other crafty things. Personally I have a ton of vintage sewing patterns to post. Anywho thanks in advance if you join or just look!
Current Mood: cheerfulchatty

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March 16th, 2005

03:39 pm - New Pattern Drafting Place
I found this new community and thought it was really great. patterncutting

Lil Miz Cheezcake
Current Mood: chipperchipper

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January 20th, 2005

10:00 pm - Recipe for Rainbow!
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January 7th, 2005

11:40 pm - Drafting Methods?
So here it goes... I am a pattern/pattern drafting beginner and was searching through the LJ's to find a good pattern group but to my dismay most of all of the pattern groups look like ebay selling joints. :( Not much talk about patterns going on there or even sewing. I am not sure if there are many or any patterd drafters in this community so I am hoping I am posting this to the right place.

As of late I have turned into a pattern/drafting method junkie. I had no idea that drafting methods would become so addicting! I pretty much just like making/drafting corsets and have found myself helplessly addicted to finding more....

I hope there are some drafters here that might be able to share drafting ideas or give me some guidance. I am a beginner so I often run into many questions when drafting and I would also like very much to find more info on drafting techniques so ideas on books, where to look for info, and actual drafting techniques, would be soooo great. I am so fascinated by drafting methods and the affects on the final pattern.

Lil Miz Cheezcake
Current Mood: contemplativecontemplative

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January 2nd, 2005

04:00 pm - You might get a laugh
I just joined but don't have much time today to post my boring stuff, *smile*, I will get to it tomorrow. I just wanted to mention when I first saw the name of this group I thought it was WARPED TAILORS! *mmuhahaha* I thought, "Yep that is a group for me!" *tee hee* Time Warp Tailors is a cool name too and you guys seem fun. Look forward to this community.

-Lil Miz Cheezcake
Current Mood: gigglygiggly

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December 5th, 2004

10:04 am - flat front pants
Hi everyone, I'm new, and hoping you guys can help me with a question: I'm looking for a pattern for a pair of pants, probably civil-war era would be the closest thing. They're suspender pants, with the high waist, but I'm looking for a pattern for a pair that don't have a button or zip fly, I want to try and find some with no fly at all, if possible.

And, under the cut, here's my Totally Optional Member Intro:Collapse )

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November 17th, 2004

08:21 pm - Crocheting!
Here's a set of scarf and wristies I made from adapting a pattern for a stitch from 1981. I wrote out my pattern so you can use it too!

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Current Mood: creative
Current Music: Jethro Tull - Witches Promise

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