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1  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Re: Chicago's own Blind Mag's costumes on: January 10, 2010 09:02:19 PM
Vegantastic, the hood is actually really easy. Measure how much of the neckline you want it to cover, and that's your bottom measurement. Cut that in half from the back seam, and that'll be how big you need to make the bottom line of your hood pieces(in red in the badly done paint sketch below). The purple line is the opening of the hood, and make that much taller than you think you need. I did mine by putting my coat on, measuring from the point I wanted the hood to end from, and making it very slack to the center of the top of my head(I did right at my hairline, in line with my nose to make it center-ish), and that's that measurement. Then I drew a very slopey---technical term, that---line to do the back. The bigger the slope, the fuller the hood, basically. I tested it in muslin first, to make sure it would drape how I wanted, and paperclipped that to my coat, since pinning would leave holes in the vinyl.

Hope that helps!

2  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Re: Repo!: The Genetic Opera Gentern Dresses (pic heavy!) on: January 09, 2010 10:14:09 PM
Alex Kavanagh would be proud!

And...I do believe that's the first time ever I've seen reference to another Elisabeth. Everyone always assumes I spell my name wrong, and switch it to EliZabeth. Drives me nuts. I'm sort of amazed and clad that there's another out there with the different spelling!
3  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 45 ENTRIES / Re: Ghetto-fabulous shirt? Bring it! on: December 08, 2009 11:31:12 PM
I think this is the single greatest post I have ever seen!
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: 'How' Heartbreaking... on: September 24, 2009 08:23:28 PM
It probably would help me find it, if I were the one hunting, but she's reference and knows how to find everything. It's a little scary sometimes.  Grin
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: 'How' Heartbreaking... on: September 24, 2009 07:46:49 PM
Oh my, wow! I adore this! I have to get mom to pick up the book when she goes for her paycheck tomorrow. (So handy having a librarian around! Wink ) I love when people make stuff based on literature. Thanks for sharing this! Made my day. Smiley
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Sexy new top; grommets and zipper on: September 22, 2009 02:32:49 PM
I adore this! Any chance of a tutorial? I'd love you forever.  Grin
7  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Re: Chicago's own Blind Mag's costumes on: September 08, 2009 12:11:04 AM
I'm bad ass, or the costumes are? Well, either way, woo! This made my day! Thanks.  Wink

Yeah, living near Chicago has its perks for stuff like this. You might be able to find someplace nearby you that would let you start up something fun, don't fret! All it takes is a question, and the worst they can tell you is no, right?

Little sidenote, that Chromaggia corset? Reeeeeeeeally comfortable. I have to make one sans fringe so that I can wear it more often. The fringe kind of kills any hope of being able to wear it at the drop of a hat.
8  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / Re: Business Name thread - Get opinions and ideas about names for your business! on: September 02, 2009 01:24:15 PM
Considering that my day job swallowed me whole for a while, I have yet to get my business up and running. Now, my mom and sister are doing nothing but expressing concern that my chosen name(Midnight Sun Creations somehow became Midnight Sun Faery Fun) would get me confused with the unfinished Stephanie Meyer novel, Midnight Sun. Sooo, I'm wondering if I should go back to the drawing board?

My band stage name is Ophelia, so perhaps I could do a play on that somehow. Ophelia's Fancies, perhaps? I just don't want to get a ton of email from people wondering why I haven't got anything Twilight-related in my shop.
9  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Re: Chicago's own Blind Mag's costumes on: August 29, 2009 09:24:03 PM
welll herro!!!

i am in intense coat love with that...coat......!

Hi! Yeah, it's a really fun coat.. very swishy. I'll probably line it sometime, it'd be the ultimate dramatic rain coat.

Wow, you are incredible. Where did you find the fringe for the corset? I'm thinking of making a flapper Halloween costume, so any heads up would be appreciated.

Incredible?  Embarrassed Thank you! That's really sweet of you to say. I just got the fringe from work, so your local(if you have a local one) JoAnn Fabrics will have it near the ribbons, and I know Hancock Fabrics has it, along with a very small selection at Hobby Lobby, and Vogue Fabrics has it. I believe it's called chainette fringe, specifically, and I lovelovelove it.
10  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Re: Chicago's own Blind Mag's costumes on: August 28, 2009 02:44:52 PM
Did you use a pattern for the corset?

I'm pretty sure that was a really intensely modified Simplicity 9769.
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