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1  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Valentine's Day / Re: Rubik's Cube Of ME!!! Valentines gift (PIC CHUBS) on: February 07, 2008 05:18:26 PM
That is too cute!  And rock-chalk-jayhawk!  (i saw your KU cap).  Grin
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Fit -- vintage vs. modern patterns on: December 02, 2007 08:17:19 AM
Someone please explain to me what the deal is!   Cheesy

I have begun in the last year to sew from vintage 50's-early 70's patterns (skirts, shirts, dresses, coats, etc..), and I have found that hands down, they fit better than modern patterns.  Mind you, I have a weird body (don't we all?): I'm short, have a short torso, long legs, thicker waist (comparatively), narrow hips, lack a bum of any consequence, have broad shoulders, narrow chest, and DD boobs.  Yet, I wrangle less with old patterns.  It's fantastic, yet inexplicable to me.  I can even make a fitted dress, which I could *never* do with modern patterns (at least the ones I'd tried).  So, my question is has there been a marked change in pattern drafting over the last 30 years or so?     

I know some of you must have researched the pattern industry...if not I have a new quest!  Maybe this is all fluke.  Who knows.

3  COOKING / Dessert / Need ideas for "prom food" for faux prom party on: October 15, 2007 09:15:50 AM
Okay, so my department is having a grad student "prom" this weekend, and the theme is...well..."bedazzled" 80's-90's lameness.

If anyone has a recipe for supremely tasty hors d'oeuvres (sp?) that aren't a total pain in the arse to make (I love to cook, but I'll only have one evening to cook/assemble), please send them my way! 


4  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: How to be a muse!? Help! on: October 12, 2007 10:02:33 PM
Oh yeah and this spring we're having a "come as your prof. party," and I already called dibs on this guy.  I will have to do some thrifting for old man clothes and find a means to attach jowls and paint age spots.

OK, sorry for the off topic.   Grin
5  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: How to be a muse!? Help! on: October 12, 2007 09:59:41 PM
thanks guys! 

And no, my professor isn't 90 yet (we all thought he was for a while--he looks so adorably old).  I googled him and turns out he's a spring chicken of 76.

Here's a link to a photo of him where he looks a bit younger (he doesn't wear a cap to class, but he does have a minimal combover that is precious.  He told me the other day that he knows some people think its silly, but thinks it looks good--better than a bald head).  He's the awesomest of awesome.  Totally worthy of three muses!!!
6  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / How to be a muse!? Help! on: October 04, 2007 04:52:59 PM
Ok, so after an English class this week, our ancient professor claimed three of us in class his "three muses!"  He's a 90 year old poet who's allowed to to say kooky stuff like that. 

We all have since decided to go as the three muses for Halloween and will take a photo to give to him, and I really really want to do it up right.  I could theoretically drape a costume (between TAing and classes, I'm strapped for time), but I'd rather start with a pattern and work from there.  Does anyone know of a really good, theatre good, classical pattern that could work for a muse?   

I'm also wondering about makeup/accessories/hair styles (I currently have short, choppy, hipster hair--I don't  know how else to describe it)...any ideas?  I'd really appreciate it!

7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: RecycleMicol's Latest Artist's Smock - Urban Chicks Fabric on: August 27, 2007 09:03:30 AM
That is so adorable I'd be afraid to throw pots in it.  (Of course I can't throw a thing without being *covered* in clay). 

I'm having a major case of fabric lust--where did your friend get it?
8  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Vintage button initial pillow on: August 18, 2007 06:50:45 PM
Perfect!  I was just thinking how I needed some giant initial in my home ala Mary Tyler Moore.  Maybe I'll go for a buttoned R and frame it!  Another excuse for me to buy vintage more buttons.   Grin
9  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / Alternative to ikea's deka system on: July 15, 2007 09:20:47 AM
This is what I'm talking about

I live in an ikea-less area but really want to showcase some "art" I ripped out of these 1960's-1970's middle school English textbooks I got from my boss.  I know someone has to have rigged this up themselves.  I guess I could just attach wire to nails in the wall, but there might be a better way...

10  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: sofa cover on: July 06, 2007 12:45:08 PM
that is fantastic!  I love the little "arms" you whipped up too.  I'm in the hunt for a couch, and this may be my answer! 
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