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3 January

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    Jan 3, 2008, 03.51 AMby casper7584

    I’m making bag you just posted and i was wondering it you reinforced the handle area? just wanted to check before i get too far into it , it just seams like it would need something there and i dunno what i would use thanx

20 December

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    Dec 20, 2007, 10.32 PMby lcavagnolo

    Glad you asked! I used the Duck brand of duct tape, which tears a little easier than 3M’s brand (and is cheaper), but I actually cut every piece anyway to keep a smooth edge. We used only as big of a piece as could wrap flatly around the body, and it meant that most of the pieces of tape went on at an angle. Around the waist, etc. most of the pieces were around 8 inches, but along the bust, pieces were 2-3 inches and cut in half lengthwise (again, to keep everything flat). I put a piece of tape down the midline of the back before cutting, and came out of the finished piece REALLY slowly. What I didn’t do was stuff it right away, but I’d recommend doing that to keep the form as much as possible. I also tried stabilizing the interior walls with Great Stuff, but ended up getting a “bad” can and it created more problems than it fixed. In the end, though, the cotton batting was a way better method, and cheaper! Also, I used some cardboard scraps and cut them to fit inside each of the openings before making the cover. Alas, that was a rather long explanation, but I hope it helps. Let me know if I can be of more help, and that’s a great Azalea dress!

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    Dec 20, 2007, 12.30 PMby SoftGoodsJess

    Hello! I heard you want tips on making a Hoodie, well keep an eye on my creations over the Holiday. I am currently editing a tutorial on the construction of a Hoodie and plan on giving How to’s on custom pattern drafting :)

30 November

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    Nov 30, 2007, 12.16 PMby nehmah

    I’ve seen your neat creations, though I think your “creations” in concert w/husband are your best. You do my heart good. Glad you are here. Cordially, Nehmah