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Interactive Textiles. Fashion & clothes. Transformable garments for the fashion-forward, clothing designer. Sewing ideas. V-neck dress on BurdaStyle. Lengthening a Dress with Lace. I have been off of work the past two days and I got to enjoy a quick little road trip up to Indianapolis with my parents.

Lengthening a Dress with Lace

It was short, but still very fun and it was great to see them again. It was sad to see them go! You may have noticed (or you may not), but I have made a few more cosmetic changes to the blog! I'm pretty excited about it.My mom and I hit some antique malls on the drive up to Indy, which is always exciting. It's rare to find cheap old clothing at antique stores, but I ended up snagging a dress for a refashion project at a good price!

Finally, you guys get to look at a new face! This is my friend Lauren; isn't she beautiful? So here's the story: Lauren had a dress that she loved, but after shrinking in the laundry a few too many times, it became too short. We headed out to Hobby Lobby and found this really pretty lace trim that would make the dress a better length. 70 Free Lingerie Sewing Patterns : 70 Free Lingerie Sewing Patterns Posted on | November 12, 2009 | 12 Comments Free lingerie sewing patterns are hard to find on the internet.

70 Free Lingerie Sewing Patterns :

While free skirt patterns and tote patterns abound, free lingerie sewing patterns require sifting through hundreds of sites to locate. Free Hat Patterns : Posted on | October 9, 2008 | 8 Comments The links on this page are for sewn hats only.

Free Hat Patterns :

There are fabulous patterns available for knitted and crocheted hats, but I don’t do those crafts so I didn’t list them. If you do knit and crochet, take a look here. Fleece hats are all the rage now, so naturally there are a lot of free patterns on the web. For more fleece hats, also look under hats for kids. A headscarf is the easiest type of hat to make. Initially popular only among bikers, mainstream women have discovered doo-rags, too. Lots of funky hat for kids. I used to wear berets a lot during the 90’s, but lately they seem to be out of style. A great hat, can make the whole costume. These hats are a bit more advanced than most of the hats listed on this page. This category is for all the hat styles that don’t seem to fit elsewhere. Snoods are generally worn only by orthodox Jewish women, but lately I have seen other ladies wearing them also.

1930s Futuristic Fashion Predictions. 100 YEARS / STYLE / EAST LONDON. The Top 10 Sewing Books. Sewing Patterns. My sewing interests. Sew Curvy Corsetry. Chameleon Gods : Sewing and Fashion. 70 Free Lingerie Sewing Patterns : Gedwoods on BurdaStyle. Paletot - Double Breasted Overcoat with Peak Lapels. Past Patterns: #009: Double-Breasted Summer Paletot with Flap Pockets: Fashionable Circa 1847-1856. #009: Double-Breasted Summer Paletot $33.00 (US dollars) The popularity of the paletot in the mid-19th century is without question.

Past Patterns: #009: Double-Breasted Summer Paletot with Flap Pockets: Fashionable Circa 1847-1856.

Farid Chemoune, author of A History of Men's Fashion, quotes La Fashion which lamented in 1840, "Paletots, yet more paletots, more paletots still! They have become more fashionable for every class, for every hour of the day, for every occasion. " The paletot is cut with a separate side-body, which makes it fit the body closely. Because it fits the body closely it replaces a frock coat.

The pattern contains a brief history of the paletot from the 1840's-1870's which describes the difference between a paletot and a frock coat: hand sewing instructions, alterations and sewing instructions in 11 well-illustrated steps. Order the pattern in one of the Three Chest Sizes: Sizes 34"-38", Sizes 40"- 46", and Sizes 48"- 54". The Racing Coat or Paletot - The Coatmaker's Forum - The Cutter and Tailor.

Fabric. Sewing Electronic Textiles. Soldering to EL Wire. Nanofabrics. Nanofabrics are textiles engineered with small particles that give ordinary materials advantageous properties such as superhydrophobicity (extreme water resistance, also see "Lotus effect"),[1] odor and moisture elimination,[2] increased elasticity and strength,[3] and bacterial resistance.[4] Depending on the desired property, a nanofabric is either constructed from nanoscopic fibers called nanofibers, or is formed by applying a solution containing nanoparticles to a regular fabric.


Nanofabrics research is an interdisciplinary effort involving bioengineering,[5] molecular chemistry, physics, electrical engineering, computer science, and systems engineering.[3] Applications of nanofabrics have the potential to revolutionize textile manufacturing [6] and areas of medicine such as drug delivery and tissue engineering.[7] Electron microscope image of cotton fibers coated with gold (left) and palladium (right) nanoparticles.

Nano & Me - Nano Products - Nano in Textiles & Clothing. Nano style Nano is used in textiles mainly to provide stain-resistance or anti-bacterial properties.

Nano & Me - Nano Products - Nano in Textiles & Clothing

Some clothes made from these textiles can now be purchased in high-street shops, usually with these properties described on the tags attached, though they may not mention the words nano or nanotechnologies. Stain-resistant fabrics If you spill something, even something as drastic as red wine, down the front of your nano-enhanced shirt or suit, all you have to do is wipe it off with a dry cloth and it looks like new.

This is often called The Lotus Effect What is the 'Lotus Effect'? The leaves of a lotus plant actually repel water and other liquids, even glues. The plant does this using its own nanotechnology. This doesn’t just happen with lotus leaves. The 'Lotus Effect' in fabrics. Nanotechnology Fabric. Fabric & garment information for people who sew - fabrics international. Smart Fashions & Wearable Computing.