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1  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Discussion and Questions / XP: Plus Size (3X) Dorothy costume...Need Help! on: October 23, 2008 02:43:08 PM
okay, I put this in the Halloween forum, but I wanted to be sure that YOU ladies saw it too!  Wink Read on...

So, I made a Dorothy costume last night and I HATE it! basically, it is a skirt that is elasticized in back and gathered in front. I attached gathered front to a 'belt' with hanging ties. I then attached the bib part to the same belt....So, the issues are: The belt is hitting me at my waist, but it needs to be 'thicker' somehow, because it is getting lost in my 'love handles'. Do I need interfacing? Make it wider? Scrap the belt? Next issue, the bib part is SOOOOO unflattering, because it accentuates my gut. It is currently 14x13 in; should it be wider? I AM planning to put netting under the skirt to poof it out,so that should help, but I am really hoping to NOT be wearing spanx for Halloween! Smiley My friends and hubbies and I are Wizard of Oz themed...I wanted to be center of attention ( Wink), but now I am thinking it may be for the wrong reasons! I want it a little sexy, but not totally out of control, and I will die if their store-bought 'sexy' tinman, scarecrow and witch blow mine out of the water!! Suggestions?? Any tutorials out there for a similar shape that I can use in blue gingham?? Help!
Thanks!
I like these: http://www.brandsonsale.com/ca-008838.html
http://cgi.ebay.com/Sexy-Wizard-of-Oz-Dorothy-Costume-XL-Plus-Size_W0QQitemZ320312734590QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item320312734590&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1205%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1318
2  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / PLUS SIZE (3X) Dorothy...Need Help! on: October 23, 2008 02:39:03 PM
So, I made a Dorothy costume last night and I HATE it! basically, it is a skirt that is elasticized in back and gathered in front. I attached gathered front to a 'belt' with hanging ties. I then attached the bib part to the same belt....So, the issues are: The belt is hitting me at my waist, but it needs to be 'thicker' somehow, because it is getting lost in my 'love handles'. Do I need interfacing? Make it wider? Scrap the belt? Next issue, the bib part is SOOOOO unflattering, because it accentuates my gut. It is currently 14x13 in; should it be wider? I AM planning to put netting under the skirt to poof it out,so that should help, but I am really hoping to NOT be wearing spanx for Halloween! Smiley My friends and hubbies and I are Wizard of Oz themed...I wanted to be center of attention ( Wink), but now I am thinking it may be for the wrong reasons! I want it a little sexy, but not totally out of control, and I will die if their store-bought 'sexy' tinman, scarecrow and witch blow mine out of the water!! Suggestions?? Any tutorials out there for a similar shape that I can use in blue gingham?? Help!
Thanks!
I like this one: http://www.brandsonsale.com/ca-008838.html
3  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: I won!! My weeklong battle to create a reversible dress. Images galore. on: September 06, 2008 08:59:14 AM
I'm in love with it all!!! Beautiful.
4  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Discussion and Questions / Re: Rib Binding on: September 02, 2008 09:07:11 AM
BTW, I am using Ottobre 3/08, pattern 12.
5  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Discussion and Questions / Re: Rib Binding on: September 02, 2008 09:03:10 AM
Waving, big time! I actually attached it all and the actual binding is on there straight (mostly!  Wink) but, the actual stitching is a mess! I sewed the shoulder seams first and then tried the neck binding...I have another pattern that says to sew one shoulder, do binding and then stitch other shoulder, but i didn't really 'get' that??
I just want simple knit dresses--but I think that I am making it harder than it should be!!
6  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Discussion and Questions / Rib Binding on: September 01, 2008 08:36:35 PM
So, I finally figured out how to make a knit playdress, but the ribbing for the neckline is a S.O.B.!!!! Is there an easy way to do this?? I pinned it to death, but my stitching is just sad, sad, sad...Help!!
7  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Discussion and Questions / Re: knit dresses, a la Hanna Andersson on: August 29, 2008 09:53:35 AM
Sarah--if I use a shirt pattern, does that mean I won't have to use buttons or snaps?? That would be pretty awesome!  Wink
8  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: Latest Head to Toe Dressing: Kimono Set with Mary Janes (img heavy) on: August 25, 2008 07:01:48 PM
i am blown away by the absolute gorgeousness of that sweet baby as well as the beautiful outfits that she is modeling for you!! I have been trying to get a good pattern for kimono tops..is the pattern yours/shareable??  Grin
9  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Discussion and Questions / knit dresses, a la Hanna Andersson on: August 23, 2008 04:39:21 PM
any clues/help/tutes on this subject?? I don't want anything fancy! Can I just use any empire waist pattern and use knit?? Smiley
10  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Discussion and Questions / YCMT "easy fit pants" on: August 22, 2008 06:12:27 PM
they are seriously the easiest (and only) pants pattern that I can manage! I did my first pair last night and it was magic...
Now, for the question~how do I make the legs less full? My little girl has skinnnny legs and they are a little much! should I adjust on both sides to create a more slender look? I know this is easier than I am thinking!!
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