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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: 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!!
4  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
5  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!!
6  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Discussion and Questions / Rolled Hemming on: August 15, 2008 10:46:37 AM
Seriously, how do you do it??? Can someone come to my house and do it for me???  Wink (okay, not really, but I wanna try it!) I have a Janome serger, if that helps.

Kristil
7  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Discussion and Questions / Zippers on: August 08, 2008 08:24:53 PM
So, I am ready to get crazy with some corduroy, but am figuring that some zippers are going to be necessary. But...I am totally intimidated by them!! Are there any very easy to follow tutorials out there?? (video tuts would be *awesome*!!) Also, any addition pointers when sewing/purchasing/etc with zippers are appreciated! Thanks in advance!
8  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Discussion and Questions / How do I do this? on: July 30, 2008 06:09:13 PM
I want to make shirts like this: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?ref=sr_gallery_12&listing_id=11340918

I figure that I can just make a longer peasant top, but how do I do the elastic-y part around the waist?? Do I have to try the dreaded shirring?? Tell me NO!! Smiley
9  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Discussion and Questions / Best way/place to buy ribbon? on: July 30, 2008 10:01:01 AM
I would like buy some ribbon for various clothing accents and am wondering the best way to purchase it?? the last time I bought it, I got it by the spool for two dollars. Is that a deal?? should I be buying by the yard/just what I need per project?? And are there any online places to use?? THANKS!
10  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / YCMT Strappy Sundress on: July 29, 2008 05:42:19 AM
okay, I couldn't let summer go until I cranked out at least one of these dresses!




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