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crazyarmygirl


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craft interests: crochet, fashion, knitting, sewing

Member Since: 07/11/2012

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pirate wedding of my dreams

This is my wedding. I made my dress, the bridesmaids' dresses, and my husband's shirt. My mother made all the hats and headbands. My dress is made of blue cotton overlaid with that beautiful mirror...


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Re: Create a Custom Dress Form

me and my mom did these. or more i should say attempted. we got to drinking during the process, and by the end were both so slumped over that the forms weren't all that accurate. not to mention pulling a couple layers of skin off around the neck and arms because we forgot to put plastic wrap around there.
overall a very funny experience. just make sure you stand naturally during the process or the form will be misshaped.

Re: A Look at Exposed Zippers

I made a wrap skirt with an exposed zipper. I took 4 zippers, applied the slide half of one on the one end of my skirt, then spaced the other half of the 4 zippers on the other end of my wrap skirt. The effect was a functional, adjustable, and really cool looking closure for my wrap skirt.
I'm glad to see it on other garments.

Re: What influences helped to shape your current sewing hobby or career?

My mother taught me to sew as a tween. I did simple shirts and skirts, some quilting, but my interest didn't really start until I began sewing ren-fair garb. I didn't have the money to buy bodices and such, so i just tried making them. In the end, I made pieces that fit me better and were more period accurate than what I would have bought.
From there I discovered how fun it was to make one-of-a-kind garments that fit me perfectly. The creative process of turning a pattern and some fabric into something awesome to wear is fun. I sew things that reflect my personal style, and love to redesign patterns and add that unique touch. My best pieces are often spawned from left-over fabric scraps in my box.
Economy has definitely influenced my sewing, but in a good way, getting my brain to figure out cool ways of using every bit of material I have. The garments I get the most complements from are the ones that I made from left-overs. They bring out my most creative side.