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11  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Top Gun/aviator costume? on: September 16, 2007 10:37:34 PM
Well... it's not technically Halloween, but who knows, I might get lazy and decide to use this for Halloween. Anyway, every year for homecoming week, we have a character dress up day, and this year it has to be a movie character. (Previously it was just superheroes, then super villains.. I can't remember what else they did.) So far it's just going to be me dressing up, so I feel I can get a little more fun with it. (My friends are so lame.. 'dress up? wear a costume? TO SCHOOL!? are you crazy?!')

I'm thinking... Top Gun. Cheesy

However, my biggest problem at current is that my room is being torn apart (most everything taken out so that we have room to put in my loft bed.. which hasn't arrived yet) and parents aren't too keen on the idea of me taking up space in the kitchen to make a mess and otherwise disrupt the natural order of things - so I really don't think I can make it from scratch.

Does anyone know where I can get something relatively cheap, preferably oversized, that I can cut down and make look a lot like an aviator suit?

My inspiration;



I don't want to wear the jumpsuits. I'd actually like to get my hands on a jumpsuit (is that what they're called?), put on some army-esque patches, and then alter it into a skirt suit. I'm not phrasing this right. >< Okay, like this.



I'll cut it along the pink line (and add some pleats, probably) and make into a skirt. And then wear a white t-shirt under it. Probably some leggings.

And I need some good aviator sunglasses. I was at wal-mart last night, and they had some relatively inexpensive ones... but they just weren't right. The shape was all wrong. I'd be willing to spend up to $20 on a decent pair that lasts longer than just one wearing. (I hear they're coming back in style?)


So any tips, comments, questions, help... would be massively appreciated!
12  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / mini iron... worth it? on: August 20, 2007 09:29:52 PM
The long and short of it is that I have a very limited space to sew, being that I have to keep all of my crafty things in my bedroom. And since my room has been a mess since I made my prom dress at the end of last year... I haven't sewed in almost three months. As any sewer (no matter how new) knows, you can save a lot of time and frustration with a handy dandy iron.

But.. I don't want one of those big, heavy duty irons, like the one my mother uses for the laundry. At least, not for little things - wallets, bags, minor alterations, etc. So I thought, why not get a mini iron? The ones I see on the web look mildly useful but I want to see if any of my fellow Craftsters own or have used either of these before I get one.

I'm considering this one, from JoAnn's and this sharptek one. (I've also heard about the Clover Iron, is that any good?) I'm slightly worried about the limited surface space I have with my sewing area, the fact that I have one cat who just will not keep her nose out of things, and that I'm a complete klutz - does anyone have any advice for me?
13  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Looking for a useful mini iron. on: August 20, 2007 06:00:19 PM
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