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11  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Tank from robotsrock's smock top tutorial on: August 17, 2005 01:01:57 PM
Haha, it looks better than mine. Nice job  Grin <3
12  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: New copied pants on: June 25, 2005 05:46:57 AM
I actually like the pocket being lower down... I have a few pairs of designer jeans that are styled that way Smiley
13  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Retro flower print smock top (with a little tutorial!) on: March 24, 2005 07:08:33 PM
I only have one question. It's about the "tucks". Are they the same as pleats?

Yeah, little pleats. Or you could gather it, which would give a slightly different effect. Either or!

The fabric was from a shop in Scotland. It was 9.99 a metre, which is ridiculous. They also had it in pink, and in a heavier cotton twill as well.
14  CLOTHING / Clothing Sewalongs / Re: Promalong - Making your own Prom dress? Join the club! on: February 24, 2005 04:37:23 PM
I'm affraid of it making me look heavier than I am.
So I was thinking along the lines of this
http://store.sewingtoday.com/cgi-bin/voguepatterns/shop.cgi?s.item.V7571=x&TI='7571'&pageNum=1

If you are less than rake thin, a drop waisted dress makes you look huge around the tummy and hips. That said, 128lbs isn't heavy, so it could work very well.



I will be wearing an underbust corset under my dress, to help achieve the tiiny waists they had back in the '40s. I am really looking forward to it, since I've been corset training for about 3 years now so I'm excited to see the results!
15  CLOTHING / Clothing Sewalongs / Re: Promalong - Making your own Prom dress? Join the club! on: February 09, 2005 06:49:04 AM
It's not strictly for a "prom", but I graduate from university after 5 very long years this summer, and we're organising our own graduation ball. I'm not 100% sure which dress I'm going to make (I already have about 100 genuine vintage patterns which will need major resizing and re-drafting as the paper is so fragile, and I'm not sure if I can be bothered with the extra work) but I definitely want something with a real 1930s - 1940s look. I'm a very shy person and I have an E-F cup chest so I don't want to wear anything strapless or flimsy. 30s and 40s designs tend to be a lot more modest and really show off your waist (and my waist is fairly petite, or at least, it WILL BE by the time my grad ball comes along!  Wink )

I found this Simplicity pattern and it looks ideal for me:
http://www.simplicity.com/assets/5876/5876.jpg

I'm also aware of the Vintage Vogue patterns but only V2609 and V2610 really caught my eye.

Anyway I wish you all the very best of luck with your prom dress designing and making!

When is it prom time anyway? (I live in Scotland, so I have no idea when these things take place!!)
xx
16  CLOTHING / Sewing Pattern Reviews / Re: Vintage Simplicity 6408 on: February 07, 2005 03:20:21 PM
Simplicity 5672 has a similar back, I'm sure it would be easily modifiable.

http://www.simplicity.com/design.cfm?designId=9259&design=5672
17  U.K. AND IRELAND / SCOTLAND / Re: Glasgow on: January 24, 2005 02:02:48 AM
Mandors has a good selection, but their prices are a rip off.
18  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions / Re: Pimples, zits, whiteheads, pus pockets... on: January 23, 2005 05:01:29 PM
I've suffered acne for a few years now, since I was about 19. I've been on medication and tried just about every topical cream, but to be honest, all they do is dry your skin out! This is a list of the things that I find help my skin. They might not work for you, but might be worth giving a try:

1. As someone previously mentioned, crushing up an asprin and making it into a paste with water or aloe gel then applying to the pimple works to reduce redness and inflammation. It really works, but it's no miracle cure. I do this overnight, and for particularly horrible spots, i cover them with an elastoplast (band aid) to ensure the asprin paste stays in place.

2. Don't exfoliate if you have spot prone skin. It disturbs your oil glands according to my dermatologist, casing you to overproduce oil and leading to more break-outs.

3. Wash your skin with Cetaphil face wash. It's really gentle and wont irritate your skin.

4. Try using the Oil Cleansing Method at least once weekly. It really helps. Tonight I cleansed with 100% Extra Virgin Olive Oil because my skin was feeling very flaky; it's now smooth and silky and lovely. I do recommend using Castor Oil too, for cleansing, as EVOO isn't as good for cleaning your skin.

5. Don't use anything with perfumes, colours, or dyes. This unfortunately does excluse the majority of my favourite products. Going natural is the safest way to clear skin.

6. Take a multivitamin supplement with vitamins A, D, and B-Complex included. Also take Starflower Oil supplements as it contains Essential Fatty Acids which are supposed to be great for you skin.

7. Try cutting out/down dairy from your diet. A colon cleanse (as foul as it sounds) may also be beneficial. You can buy colon cleansing "kits" in health food shops. Be prepared to spend a lot of time in the bathroom, though, as often these contain strong laxatives!

8. And yeah. You're not supposed to pick at spots, but where's the fun in that? I say burst anything that makes you look like a monster, and leave the rest alone.
19  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: 50s-ish homecoming dress on: December 31, 2004 03:16:48 AM
I made the pencil skirted version of that dress Cheesy
It's a great pattern.
20  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Vintage Craft Projects / Re: 1952 eyebrows (and wraps) on: December 07, 2004 07:24:04 AM
Vintage Face is out of print...I tried to track it down through 3 years of working @ Barnes & Noble...I saw it on Amazon but it was super expensive...sigh

REALLY? That's rubbish. I got it for about 10! Bah. I got it when I was also working in a book shop, but this was a few years back.
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