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11  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Vintage Style Skully apron on: March 17, 2009 03:30:44 PM
I can't post pic's yet but this is a retro apron I made with skully fabric. I made it to go with a 50's style cocktail dress that is black with small white polka dots and a red petticoat and a tiny bit of red trim. I promise to take a pick soon. Anyhow I was working the door at a storytelling event and I couldn't bear to wear the crusty apron they used. I mean come on, if I was gonna both with a dress.

I was inspired by this post: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=38097.0

Here are the pics:






Here is a link to a tutorial I wrote for my modified version and I will post a pattern there soon too.
http://create-o-matic.blogspot.com/2009/03/50s-skully-apron.html
12  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Girly office shirt from Man's button down - Super simple recon on: February 25, 2009 10:43:50 AM
This was a large black man's button down shirt that I redid the neckline and took in to fit my plus size girly body. All in all it cost me less than $10's. I also saved the collar and made a funky steampunk neck piece sorta like the one they did on threadbanger.


Sorry for the bad pic's and no before shot.



13  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Discussion and Questions / Circle or Half circle pattern that manages the booty bump - help on: February 23, 2009 01:17:55 PM
Hello fellow crafters,

Whether it is the hard economic times or the fact that I like my stuff to fit one way or the other I am finding D.I.Y. the only way for me to go So I have gone big into altering and making my own clothes lately.

Some of my clothing needs include cute costumes for more adult themed parties. So I am going for a sexy but not badly exposed look so I was thinking just above the knee would be good and then play with materials to be more or less daring. The circle/A-line skirts I desire is something I would like to pair with my peasant blouse / corset combinations.


I have had some success with this circle skirt tutorial: http://www.whatthecraft.com/tuts/circ.htm

But when I get to anything above the knee I end up with that crazy-making lift in the back from my generous and round-at-the-top rear.
Has anyone come up with a favorite method, tutorial, or pattern to deal with this?

Ideally I would like to be able to make pretty fluffy full skirts or alter the pattern for petticoat style skirts that have that 50's style silhouette.

Thanks in advance for all your help and I will post anything I do find that is worth while.
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