Will you repost your reply -- I need all the help I can get!!
It's a pity most of us missed it
( Don't understand the capitals thing myself, told it's "net etiquette" apparently)
I am currently making my daughter a starters costume, she wants a lace up back ive tried making a lace out of lycra but its not turned out very good and ideas what else I can use and any good suppliers that sell on the net as there isnt anywhere very local to us
If you want to make the back lace-up piece out of lycra it is quite easy, and even better, needs no sewing.
All you have to do is to cut a strip of lycra slightly shorter than you need and about 1cm wide, hold onto one end and just pull it hard !!
it will curl into a tube, this is how people make the tassels for cozzies. You have to cut the lycra the right way. You can find out which way by cutting a small strip across the fabric and pulling it and if it doesn't curl very well try the other direction.
Hope this makes sense.
Best wishes from Jodie's mum Janet
i think you should buy and all in one or a two piece and jazz it up with sequins or flowers and you can use fabric paint to draw flowers if you`ve got a steady hand because thats what all the champs have now!
For slow buy a two piece bikini and make a skirt and join it onto the bikin bottoms and on the top you can just jazz it up!
for the skirt you could use lycra or shiforn or any material and then you can make it how short or lon g you want it!
i hope ove help but ive helped more with the slow because thats what i started doing and now i own my own shope!
love lolsx x x x
I have made a couple of outfits, 1 slow & one starter outfit & I have just started to make a pairs outfit for my daughters as they dance together....I would encourage anyone to have a go..the fabric for the first one I made cost only £2 per metre - I stoned it using a mix of crystal and acrylic stones and it turned out ok..the overall cost was about £70...much much cheaper than having one made!
I'm happy to pass on any tips - Please ask away...Happy stitching!!
Thanks for the tip ive have today finished a costume with back lace and loads of tassles your tip was greatand im so pleased with the finished thing
It was Tony who runs Foxy dance wear who showed me how to do it.My daughter used to dance with her daughter in trios.I often look at other dance cozzies that are for sale at the comps to get ideas in how they are made. You can pick up quite a lot just by taking a closer look.
Good luck in your future cozzie makings
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Removed by hylndlas (107168) on 2005-03-23 11:26:52 This is the 3rd comment that you have made that is word for word the same...please don't do this its considered star farming!
Removed by TheMidlakeMuse (78507) on 2010-01-02 12:44:43 irrelevant
Does anyone believe we should always use 4 way stretch lycra or is 2 way stretch ok?
Also can anyone tell me where you can buy motifs from? I've searched high and low on the internet with no luck..
Re the motifs i buy lace and cut my own from it as you can get stretch lace but ready made motifs are usualy non stretch
Love mama DD's xxx
I'm going to try and get the number for the shop in London
Mamma d - What kind of lace do you buy, and where do you buy it from?
Love Mama DD's xxx
I have traded with them for approx 40 years even before the name Nevtex and in the original place
Some things though can be purchased some times nearer home in little habadashary stores
Love Mama DD's xxx
I've also just got a brochure through from Trimmit in Bpool - They look great...
For your info I've just discovered a bead shop in Nottm that sell Swarovski flatbacks (limited range) for a reall good price, they only sell them in hundreds but 1 pack of ss20 stones only costs £2.50 - I've been paying that for Czech stones!!
This is the website:
i get quite annoyed that some companies charge you more just because you dont want 10 gross.
i have to say that for friendly service and prompt delivery they are great. i also swear by plexi glue, you can even wash the garment and the stones dont come off
another tip is to wipe you stones over with a baby wipe once they are dry to remove the excess glue.
can anyone tell me, when you are making a slash effect in lycra when one colour is on top of the other, do you simply cut the lycra allowing the bottom cplour to show through or do you have to remove a small slit of the top lycra
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