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1  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Completed Projects / Re: My first jacket on: November 27, 2010 11:47:17 AM
Wow, great jacket.   Cheesy
Did you use a pattern? You and I are built basically the same and I'm always interested in patterns that I can use and they fit me.
I also love the color!
2  CLOTHING / Shoes: Discussion and Questions / Re: where to find soles? on: August 24, 2009 12:05:59 PM
I found these as replacement soles...but I don't see why something like this wouldn't work.


http://www.fluevog.com/code/?w=attribute%3AUnisex&pp=1&view=detail&p=26&colourID=570

hth

nora

3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: The Sweatskirt - 1 hour skirt, yeah! on: January 08, 2009 10:01:19 AM
And a flash of my pantaloons, if you're nasty. Wink

As I scrolled down and I saw this I was a little worried. 
"Is she going to pull this pretty skirt clear up to her neck? I don't really feel the need to see this poor girls knickers" I thought.
Then when I scrolled down a little further I saw her PANTALOONS.  I actually frightened my Spot the Dog cat with the laugh I let out.  TOO FUNNY!!!!

And...beautiful skirt. And...great and warm and pretty pantaloons.
Thank You for sharing.

Nora
4  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Discussion and Questions / Re: Out of proportion measurements - question on patterns on: February 20, 2008 03:31:02 PM
Bettsi, You are in luck right now because empire and other apple-friendly clothes are right in style!

Your dress is very flattering and you could just cut it a smidge bigger.

Also you want things that suggest a waist but don't actually go in too far. That's why empire is perfect for you.

Another style I think would look great on you is: http://www.mccallpattern.com/item/M5536.htm?tab=tops_vests&page=1 you could even extend the tank to dresslength. I think that would be so cute.

Now for some don't's...Don't wear a top or dress that is gathered unless it has something to suggest a waist, either an empire or some other detail...if you do you'll jut look preggers.

Also straight skirts should be pegged in a little at the bottom, that will make them look more straight and cut the volumn of fabric down.

Acording to the McCalls website you should be wearing an 18...don't worry about the number it is prolly lots bigger then you wear in RTW...that's just how patterns are Undecided

Now take all this advice with a grain of salt...it's just that I'm becoming more and more of an apple after a life time of being an hour-glass...and this is what I've learned.

HTH,
Nora

ps - tried to get the img to show but I don't know how, so put the link to the webpage in.
n
5  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Discussion and Questions / Re: Bramaggeddon (aka Building a better bra) on: January 31, 2008 03:05:46 PM
http://www.fabricdepotco.com/2008DD/page8.html
The Fabric Depot sells underwires and (if the link came thru) has the sizes listed on this page, at the bottom. They're sized by the color of the tips.

Nora
6  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Discussion and Questions / Re: Out of proportion measurements - question on patterns on: January 20, 2008 06:29:45 PM
I agree with Feast...I'd just go by the bust measurement.
The really nice thing about this pattern is that there are princess seams that you can use to fit the bodice and the skirt.
Here's what I'd do...after sewing the bodice together, before doing the facings or anything else, I'd try it on wrong side out and get it to fit exactly how you want it to, by pinning the princess seams.  Then I'd do the rest of the dress.
One thing, if you're short waisted (as you said you were) you can adjust the skirt portion up if you need to to get the waist to sit in the right place.
The cool thing about sewing is that you aren't tied down to making your body fit into the "average" but you can fit things to YOUR body!
I hope this is clear  Undecided
Nora
7  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Completed Projects / Re: New pattern, old fabrics... on: November 10, 2007 06:18:36 PM
babygirl, that style so fits you...love the shortsleeve one!
8  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Discussion and Questions / Re: Need style ideas for big gut gal on: October 18, 2007 05:18:42 PM
for sure stay from anything empire that has gathers below!
I think this pattern would look good esp. if you made it in a big bold print...be sure to measure the pattern to make sure it fits though...you don't want anything too loose,so it looks like maternity; or too tight so it hugs your tummy and emphasizes it.

http://www.butterick.com/item/B4789.htm?tab=dresses&page=4

nora
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Does Anyone MAKE Patterns? on: August 22, 2007 05:32:01 AM
Here's a link to that pattern that Maritime Fibreista mentioned on ebay...
http://cgi.ebay.com/Simplicity-9125-Misses-Dresses-Sizes-6-8-10-12_W0QQitemZ190140865191QQihZ009QQcategoryZ11801QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

If it's not the right size there are a few more in "buy it now" that are more expensive...just search using "simplicity 9125"

Good luck on your upcoming wedding  Smiley

noralost
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: How do I get this color on a t-shirt? (Dye dilemma) on: August 22, 2007 05:10:11 AM
The best dye is this one http://www.dharmatrading.com/html/eng/3796-AA.shtml?lnav=dyes.html for natural plant based fabrics.

Scroll down and there's a color chart.

noralost
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