sonrei said: I just wanted to show you! I got that exact same fabric the other day! The ladies who cut at Joann’s here think I’m nuts because I use all of the quilting fabric with cool prints for clothes. Anyways, I like your leggings a whole lot, I made a stupid dress
I also use quilting fabric for clothes ALL THE TIME. I just love all the patterns and colors and they don’t make apparel cloth with such variety. I think this dress is super cool, especially with that belt.
Covered in duct tape, making a dressmaker dummy of my body. Fun times! #sewing
what do you apply after the duct-tape? or do you have a tutorial for this method somewhere because dress dummies are expensive as SHIT but boy do i need one
I can’t find the tutorial I followed, but essentially you:
- wear an old t-shirt you don’t want anymore. Form fitting is best. Make sure it’s long enough to go down to your hips. For the neck, make like a dickie out of plastic wrap.
- get a friend (you can’t do this alone very well) to wrap the shirt/plastic wrap in duct tape. Small strips work best, rather than trying to do one long continuous strip. The small strips will better contour to your body. Try to go with your body’s curves.
- Get your friend to cut down the back of your duct tape shirt. You should be able to take the whole thing off.
- Carefully re-tape where you cut it. Tape inside and out, lots of strips. Reinforce that sucker.
- Take an old pillow, take out the stuffing, and stuff it in there. I made a sort of duct tape web at the bottom to keep the stuffing from falling out. I used one and a half standard pillows, which was less than I thought I’d use.
And then you essentially have a copy of your torso for sewing, narcissistic snuggling, and carpool lane driving.
I hate it when I’m searching online for a tutorial to sew something, and the instructions I find essentially say “find a pattern; make that pattern.” It’s like trying to find a recipe for a cake and all you find it “buy a cake; eat the cake.” That’s not what I’m trying to do here and those are the least helpful instructions ever written.
Just got a yard of light pink latex sheeting in the mail for crafting purposes! I have no clue what to make! I’ll have to think about it while I’m out getting some rubber cement and mineral spirits. I can already tell I’m going to enjoy working with this material.
Welp. Just ordered a yard of latex to play with.
And my sewing pile looks at me with disdain.
New fabrics in the Spoonflower store! All of these can be printed on a variety of different types of fabric, and you can even adjust the size of the pattern. All of the patterns tile endlessly.
Looking for a unique spooky fabric for Halloween? Consider my Brains and Zombie Brains fabric. Gross without being grotesque.
Want something cute? Sushi Party is bright and colorful fun. Specialty rolls, hand rolls, sashimi, and I didn’t forget the wasabi.
Want something sexy? Nudist Beach features a rainbow of topless dames. This fabric is perfect for using as a lining, giving clothing a secret layer of sexiness. I gotta say, it looks amazing in silk.
Not new, but my Mermaid Damask (also available in purple) is still available. As are the Deco Roses in pink and black.
I love designing fabric. I don’t even care if anyone buys it, though that’s always nice. I just feel such joy in creating them.
What is the best material to use for bones in a corset? Any tips or advice?
Well, this one I just made has spiral steel bones. They bend in 360 degrees while still giving shape. I was using plastic boning for my costume corsets, but even for costumes, it didn’t work well. The plastic warped and made lumps. I haven’t used reeds or flat steel bones yet to give any kind of review on those, but I haven’t made any corsets that could use them yet. Every type of corset has different needs. All I can say right now is “plastic bad!!”
I get all my bones from this site. I spent forever trying to find corset making stuff locally, but unless you’re in a really big city, you pretty much have to go online. I buy the steel bones pre-cut once I figure out what size I need for each boning channel. Except for this corset I made today, which I reverse-engineered to use up some bones I already had laying around for a failed corset I tried making months ago.
How to Make a Surplice or Cross-over Bust Tank Top
Trying this. I have so many old t-shirts. I love the prints but hate the pit-stains. Want to recycle.
Making some bows today. Part of my High Toddler Chic collection.
Making Fatty Fashion : How to make cute clothes for fat girls.
Mini or maxi or anywhere in between, strappy or strapless, make it the way you want it.
This dress is simple to make, basically a big tube of fabric with elastic to provide shaping, it does not require a pattern, meaning it can be easily adapted and customised so you can make it the way you like. Based on body measurements for a perfect fit.
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This is gorgeous! And I’m so happy to find this tumblr! I get so frustrated with the fact that patterns tend not to go above a US 18, 22 if you’re lucky, and that is no fair! Everyone deserves cute clothes.