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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Recon help! Bright hippie fabric stuck in a ruffly awkward mess on: August 01, 2010 10:18:59 PM
So I picked up this dress http://www.target.com/Liberty-London-Target-Ruffle-Halter/dp/B002X7QPA2 at Target a while ago for $5. I adore the retro bright fabric but hate the style of the dress. I am petite 5'1 and fairly chesty so the ruffle and thin halter style is pretty awful on me. I intended to reconstruct the dress into something I could wear often because the fabric is soo me! I was thinking of hacking off the top and just making it a skirt, but it leaves me with a bit of fabric from the top and I am worried it will lay strangely...any suggestions on how to make this into my dream recon? I wear skirts often and have a hippie retro vibe.
2  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Guess the costume on: November 02, 2009 08:17:49 AM
Buffalo wings! awesome! where did you find that killer hat?
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Does anyone wear Pantyhose anymore? Or is this trend gone? on: October 29, 2009 09:48:00 AM
My mom says the exact same thing about hose! She grew up in Lancaster, Penn, so maybe its an east coast thing too! I used to wear hose all the time in high school (in part because my mother used to say it was crude otherwise), but I was definitely the only one to do so. Now I live in Southern CA, where it is HOT most of the year. Hose is just an extra layer of stuff that makes life miserable. So I don't wear it anymore. But if I am going out, to the theatre or a party, I always wear them. Strange how times have changed, no?

ghilie- silk stockings and a garter sound so cool! And avoids the nasty seam line going up the belly (ugh, I hate that) Where do you find them!?
4  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: little Ms. Kennedy on: October 27, 2009 11:04:10 AM
So classy! She will be a wonderful stand out from the norm!
5  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Halloween Costume-A-Long? (2009) on: October 26, 2009 09:07:37 AM
So no luck on the librarian front, perhaps it was just not meant to be...but I did find a killer outfit to for what was my back up plan! drumroll please...a femme fatale. Think old school film noir, Barbara Stynwick, Lauren Bacall, Rita Hayworth style. I found a knee length pencil skirt with a slit up the back, a killer satin blouse with embroidery on the front, a small fur stole and the coolest hat from the late 1930s! I already have the perfect shoes, nylons (with the seam up the back) and my hair is long enough to do Bacall's killer waves. All I need it get a cheap little kids squirt gun and paint it black to keep in my purse, so when people ask what I am, I can pull it out and complete the visual image. I am going to 3 parties this year, one thursday, friday and saturday, so the look is easy enough to recreate over and over. So exciting! I will post a pic of Annie B (my dressform) in the getup soon!
6  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Halloween Costume-A-Long? (2009) on: October 23, 2009 08:26:23 AM
Going to my favorite vintage store today to see if I can score something appropriate for my librarian getup! Exciting! Then the boy and I are going to go see if we can piece together things for his Beyonce single ladies outfit from Goodwill and Target. I have my fingers crossed that we find something for him to use as the glove. I am going to take a cue from others here and make up a check list (how splendidly organized).

Librarian
Glasses-own/buy (have my normal pair, but will check for a dorkier pair)
Glasses chain- need to make
Pencil skirt - buy
sultry twinset- buy
or
fabulous wiggle dress- buy
seamed nylons- own
amazingly cute t-strapped heels- buy (found the perfect ones at Target!)
book purse- make

Beyonce
Leotard- buy (possibly need to alter to make it one sleeved)
some very large heels- buy
wig- buy
nylons- own
something to use as the glove..a transformers costume glove?- buy/make
small voice recorder to play back 'single ladies' all night- own!

So excited! I will update when I get back from shopping today.


7  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Halloween Costume-A-Long? (2009) on: October 22, 2009 09:10:18 AM
Spirit gum should do the trick, though it usually likes to have something to grip onto. False facial hair usually has a net backing, and the spirit gum seeps through and firmly stabilizes it. I would give it a try. Just make sure you test a little on your arm or something first, I have seen some nasty spirit gum allergic reactions. And don't forget to get the spirit gum remover! (It truly is the best way to get that tacky stuff off!)
8  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Halloween Costume-A-Long? (2009) on: October 21, 2009 04:57:08 PM
remodeling...walls...funny!

Oh and Abby is such an awesome costume! You have to show off your homemade Caf-pow. I was devastated when I found out that they don't exist!
9  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Discussion and Questions / Re: Hanging Decoration ~ Papercraft Challenge! Post entries by 1st November! on: October 15, 2009 08:56:08 AM
Super exciting! I have no idea what I am doing, but it is a cool challenge.
10  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Halloween Costume-A-Long? (2009) on: October 15, 2009 08:50:21 AM
Thanks for that pic, AcrophobicPixie! Totally rad!
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