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corwin1

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15 July, 2012

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    corwin1 added the project Flowered Iris Shorts
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    Easy Colette pattern, Iris. Uses almost no fabric and quick to put together. Also learned a better way to do pockets from this pattern than what I was doing before.

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16 January, 2011

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    corwin1 added the project Joy Disco Flower Shower Curtain
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    A fast and pretty shower curtain in Amy Butler’s new Soul Blossom’s print. I’ve been wanting a pretty shower curtain to spruce up my bathroom. Because of the type of tub I have I need short line…

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15 January, 2011



3 January, 2011

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    corwin1 added the project Tiger Kimono
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    This was drafted and created for a design contest for which I was a finalist. Five designers were chosen to have their looks be part of a masquerade ball new year’s eve runway show in Minneapolis….

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24 December, 2010

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    corwin1 added the project Blue Lynn
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    A scarf/wrap made of blue organza silk hand died ombre that is light blue to black. Includes small organza flowers. I had this fabric laying around from a failed dress so I thought I better use i…

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20 December, 2010

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    corwin1 commented on the technique How to paint fabric

    Their website says that you should be able to achieve the same results with the other paints. Also, if you water them down the fabric will even more like the original hand. I’d compare the paint …



19 December, 2010

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    corwin1 added the technique How to paint fabric
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    I recently had to paint fabric for a project that I was working on. I had never painted fabric before and was worried what it would look like. Here is what fabric paint looks like on four differe…

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10 December, 2010

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    corwin1 favorited the project Collection: Minutes 'til Midnight
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    corwin1 commented on the project The Tutu!

    Oh yes, and Winston, my Italian Greyhound, is who you see in the background there. He was a bit confused to why I needed to stand on the bed and disrupt his napping.

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    corwin1 added the project The Tutu!
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    This is a full tutu/tulle skirt. Check out my how to video to make your own – this one is all ready for a cropped jacket and heels for new year’s eve! The second photo is the tutu in action – I t…

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    corwin1 commented on the technique How to make a tulle skirt

    The tulle I used is the same as you would use for making a wedding veil. I found it impossible to capture on video, but thats all it is – you can get it at any fabric store.

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8 December, 2010



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22 November, 2010

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    corwin1 added the project Flowers for Lynn
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    These are for the scarf/wrap Lynn – have yet to make the wrap. I had a failed organza dress from some time back and I thought this would be the perfect thing to use up the fabric on. The flowers …

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20 November, 2010

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    corwin1 commented on the article Lanvin for H&M

    Augh. I’m so over this expensive designers designing for cheap clothing stores like H&M and Target. The clothes are not made any better than anything else you’d find in the store to begin with an…



18 November, 2010

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    corwin1 commented on the article Exploring Vintage Fabric: Cotton Sateen

    I’ve made many things of cotton sateen and will pick it over silk and satin any day when I can. It drapes well, and sews so so easily… a dream really.



16 November, 2010

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    corwin1 added the project Gold Sencha
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    This is a Colette Pattern – it’s is very heavily altered – I don’t think there was one seam or part of this shirt that didn’t fit out of the package. the neckline has been lowered as well as the s…

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    corwin1 added the project Pink Pinstripe Dress
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    Based on the Colette Pattern, Oolong. The dress is not however cut on the bias and has a zipper.

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28 October, 2009

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    corwin1 added the project The Cape
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    I have been obsessing over capes for some time so it was time to get to work. Also making a button in lining for actual cold weather. I live in Minnesota after all…. Photo now uploaded – it’s …

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6 January, 2009

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    corwin1 commented on the article And the bride wore black...

    I made the bridesmaid dresses for my own wedding. It was actually the first sewing project I had tackled in years. It was not short of some interesting drama, but they looked wonderful and the ph…

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