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When I'm not up to my ears in metal filings, cotton and paint, I like binge watching Netflix, yoga, coffee and writing. I blog about making at FoxLovesCrow.com.

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  • Easy Galaxy Swirl Cold Process Soap Recipe

    Thank you! Just a firm hand is all that is needed to create the soap balls and make sure you do it on the day you cut the soap (24-48 hours after making) so that the batter is still soft enough. Mine were soft enough that I managed to roll them in some pink salt for decoration - not all of it stuck but a fair amount did!

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  • Fox Loves Crow commented on Fox Loves Crow's instructable Ultimate Convertible Dress7 weeks ago
    Ultimate Convertible Dress

    Hi Steven, glad to hear the project is progressing and would love to see the final version. The waistband is actually on the inside (unlike many other dress patterns). The purpose of this is to provide support and structure (like a normal waistband). So, when you are sewing, you make a sort of waistband sandwich: you have the waistband right side against right side of the skirt (raw edges against raw edges of skirt), then the straps are on top with right sides against right sides of waistband. In this position, the long part of the straps will be pointing down the length of the skirt. Once you've sew it, you flip the waistband and straps up, and ta da! There's probably some YouTube tutorials for doing an elasticated waistband that are better than I could explain in this comment box, but...

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    Hi Steven, glad to hear the project is progressing and would love to see the final version. The waistband is actually on the inside (unlike many other dress patterns). The purpose of this is to provide support and structure (like a normal waistband). So, when you are sewing, you make a sort of waistband sandwich: you have the waistband right side against right side of the skirt (raw edges against raw edges of skirt), then the straps are on top with right sides against right sides of waistband. In this position, the long part of the straps will be pointing down the length of the skirt. Once you've sew it, you flip the waistband and straps up, and ta da! There's probably some YouTube tutorials for doing an elasticated waistband that are better than I could explain in this comment box, but do shout if you have trouble finding one Hope that helps.

    Yes, you are correct! I folded the skirt piece in half, and one edge is against the fold of the fabric - so each piece you cut is half of the 1/2 circle pattern, if that makes sense. If you get a bit more or a bit less fabric, it's not the end of the world...it will just make the skirt more or less full. If it's easier, you could just do a full circle...it's just preference and I prefer a more streamline look.

    Hey Steven, so I've gone for a 1/2 circle, but if you went for a 1/4 it will still work, it just means the skirt portion of the dress will be less full / more straight. I cut two skirt pieces on the fold, as I didn't have enough room in the fabric to cut it as one piece (so I folded the 1/2 circle pattern piece in half, cut one on the fold, then replaced on the fabric and cut a 2nd piece). One of the seams is at centre front and one at centre back, so the strips create a chevron effect. I hope that makes sense. I'm going to make a maxi version soon, so I'll take more photos and do a more detailed write-up then.

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  • Fox Loves Crow's instructable Oaty Hot Chocolate Cookies's weekly stats: 2 months ago
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