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1  CLOTHING / Costumes: Discussion and Questions / which pattern for ren fest/help me with questions about modifying pattern on: September 15, 2009 08:37:18 PM
ive never been to one before, but this year im going and since im such a devoted craftster i am making my own costume.

i was going to do simplicity 9966, but then thought 2573 would be more comfortable AND easier to make.  i havent sewn anything with a pattern in..... thirteen years.  but then i was thinking that the longer skirt and thicker fabric on 2573 would not be suitable for a fair.  what do yall think?  i want to dress up and awe people with my cool renaissance threads that look slightly different then the run of the mill wench outfit (im not hating on those that wear run of the mill wench outfits.  its awesome that you dress up! its just that im a stuffy prude that likes to be different. *sigh*).  

also, here are is a question i had about modifying pattern 2573:
-what other fabric could i use besides brocade or upholstery jaquard, and still stay kind of authentic?
-could i just shorten the train on the pattern by cutting 2 front pieces and using 1 for the back and 1 for the front (and then cutting those side skirt pieces too)?  in an experienced seamstresses's opinion, would that look ok?  it wouldnt mess up the whole line of the dress or anything, right?
-what color would this look good in?  i have a mediteranean(sp, sorry) type coloring Smiley

thanks in advance!

also, this is 2573: http://www.simplicity.com/p-1532-costumes.aspx
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / baby blanket from red heart yarn on: May 11, 2009 08:55:23 PM
i have a lot of red heart yarn.  the scratchy kind.
if i make a baby blanket from it, and wash it a couple of times, do you think it will get soft enough for a baby?  i dont really know that much about babies, but i need to make three baby blankets this month.  folks have apparently been getting busy in the recession!
3  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / reused journal on: May 13, 2008 02:35:17 PM
i saved up paper from my 2 jobs and home for a month to get a good mix of different types of paper for this journal.  it was my first one, i think it turned out allright but next time i will do some things differently when i glue the pages to the cover so it (the cover) doesnt turn out so junky looking.  i guess it looks fairly nice in the pictures, but they are soooo deceiving!


inside with built in book mark

different paper used inside

4  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / travel sudoku on: May 13, 2008 02:15:09 PM
i totally and completely ripped off this idea from CheyElizabeth's topic http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=170989.0

anywho, the magnets are made out of lone star bottle caps (if you are not from texas: lone star is the 'national beer' of texas.  when you get it in a bottle the caps  have word puzzles on the them). 

anywho, my mom totally loved this.  thanks CheyElizabeth!

ooo, also, i didnt use an altoids tin.  i went to hobby lobby and bought one of the silver tins they sell there that say 'hobby lobby' on them.  so its a bit wider & longer than an altoids tin, but just as thick.

5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / pavilion scarf on: December 16, 2007 05:51:38 PM
So, this is not my pattern, and it is just a plain old scarf I made for someone for Christmas time, but I thought it turned out pretty snazzy.  The pattern takes a long time to go through, and its pretty unmemorizable (at least for me!) but I thought it would look neat as a panel on a sweater.  So, this is the pattern: http://www.knittingonthenet.com/stitches/pavilion.htm

And this is what it looks like made with size 8 needles with that bulk red heart yarn.... the stuff that is like, 200,000,000 yards for only $1 or something.

(sorry, I haven't posted ten times on Craftster yet, you will have to follow the link to my profile!)
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