8 December, 2011
cmcraig41 commented on the project Thrift store coat
Sorry.. :( No. I don’t use patterns. I just make it up as I go.
25 November, 2011
cmcraig41 commented on the project Ballet Costume
Thank you everyone for the lovely comments. :) I love to take discards or thrifted finds and give them new life! I hate waste of every sort. I think it only requires a little imagination and work t…
23 November, 2011
cmcraig41 added the project Thrift store coat
What started out as a $4, too large, boxy shapeless wool coat from the thrift store. (That I’m sure belonged to someones granny given the nylon kerchief I found in the pocket!) :) Is now my go to c…
22 November, 2011
cmcraig41 added the project Ballet Costume
Halloween costume I made from thrift store finds. A black vevet jump suit and childs dress.
I used an iron to “draw” feathers onto the velvet then appliqued velvet feathers onto it as well.
cmcraig41 commented on the article Comment to Win ONE MORE "My Double Deluxe" Dress Form from Dritz!
I do small metal work projects, in addition to sewing and such, and have this lovely little tool called a third hand. It would be fabulous if someone could adapt the idea for sewing. That would be…
31 January, 2011
cmcraig41 commented on the project trashion/refashion dress
Thank you everyone for your lovely comments! I made the dress as my entry into The Center for Sustainable Living’s fund-raiser fashion show. I don’t know yet if I will be chosen to have it in the s…
28 January, 2011
cmcraig41 added the project trashion/refashion dress
A dress I made from a cotton jacquard bedspread, satin pillow case, shoe buckles (I think) and a bracelet. The dress skirt (5 pieces) was cut on the bias (I was cutting around stains and snags) som…
8 December, 2010
cmcraig41 commented on the article Holiday Giveaway: Day 7 - Win Mood Fabrics $100 Gift Card!
More than I should, that’s for sure!! But when fabric is on sale I buy it! It’s not going to go stale :) I probably spend about $50.00 a month.
3 December, 2010
cmcraig41 commented on the article Holiday Giveaway: Day 3 - Win a Martha Stewart Prize Package!
I love the Steffi Jacket. http://www.burdastyle.com/patterns/steffi I made it a size larger, lengthened it a bit and added a liner for colder weather. I love that about these patterns. I get i…
31 October, 2010
cmcraig41 commented on the project Madam Steam
Thank you, everyone, for your lovely compliments! I was pleased with the way it turned out given my time restraints (just don’t look too closely..eek!) I have a tendency to bite off more than I can…
30 October, 2010
cmcraig41 added the project Madam Steam
Steam punk costume I threw together (after being bugged repeatedly about what I was going to be!!) No pattern. I just got some fabric (on sale!) and went to town. Two days for the gown and half a …
18 April, 2010
cmcraig41 commented on the forum topic 1945 wedding dress stain removal
I knew a woman once who worked as a textile conservator for a museum. She said she always used hydrogen peroxide. Start at a spot not easily seen and gently, gently dab a cotton swab dampened with…
17 April, 2010
cmcraig41 added the project steamish costume
Halloween costume I made (including the gear jewelry). SteamPunk esque. Love all things Steam. Bad cell phone pictures (sorry!) Jacket, Skirt, (apron thingy…don’t know what it’s called) black co…
12 June, 2009
29 December, 2008
cmcraig41 posted a message on lauriana's wall
Just wanted to say how much I love your designs. I love the mix of classic, retro and edgy. I find myself drawn to exactly the same silhouettes most of the time and love to mix them together on oc…
24 December, 2008
cmcraig41 commented on the article Holiday Giveaway Calendar: Win a Singer Sewing Machine!
My sewing machine is on it’s last leg!!
This would be amazing.
13 December, 2008
cmcraig41 commented on the article Holiday Giveaway Calendar: Win a BurdaStyle Sewing Kit!
Totally awesome! I want one (even if I can’t “win” it)
5 December, 2008
cmcraig41 commented on the article Holiday Giveaway Calendar: Win an Etsy Gift Basket!
Outstanding!! What could possibly be better than a gift certificate from Etsy for someone who obviously echoes the sentiment!!
15 November, 2008
cmcraig41 commented on the project cathleens first costume
Thanks everyone !! (blush) ;)
No Jadestar I didn’t have a pattern. I just looked at some photos and prints of Elizabethan costume/dress and went from there. I don’t have much patience with pattern…