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21  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Porcelain doll costume.. on: October 12, 2005 11:09:11 PM
Ohhdarling: Thanks for the compliment! People tell me I look like a little girl all the time, so I thought I'd play it up. Heh.

I really like the price tag idea, too. I'll have to see what I can do with it.
22  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Porcelain doll costume.. on: October 12, 2005 12:14:04 PM
EGL is elegent gothic lolita. It's adorable, but becoming pretty recognizable here. That's why I'd rather not be mistaken for a (I shudder at the word, misspelled for emphasis) "poser".

http://www.metamorphose.gr.jp/english/

23  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Porcelain doll costume.. on: October 11, 2005 10:17:11 PM
Excellent ideas, all of them! I wish I could do a stand. That would really get the point across!

I'll probably wear ribbons in my hair, and maybe bloomers with lace trim. Oh, and curls! Yes to curls! If I can get my hair to hold them, that is.

I want gloves and a parisol now.. I'll have to see what I can do!
24  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Porcelain doll costume.. on: October 11, 2005 09:49:24 PM
I'm really pale with dark hair, so I thought it would be cute to go as a porcelain doll. The thing is, I'm worried people will think I'm doing the EGL thing. As much as I love EGL, I want to make the costume clear, so I need some ideas.

I "borrowed" a dress, gauzy nightgown, and tan petticoat from the theater costume closet (I've made a few dozen pieces for them.. they owe me). The dress is a really thin, crinkled fabric with green stripes and orange flowers, puffy sleeves with cuffs, and loops for lacing up the front. It's adorable, but it's too tight on top (I'm a D cup), and the skirt is too narrow, so I'm going to add gauzy panels to the skirt and tan panels down the sides of the dress (Under the arms.. nobody I know will notice or care), then attach the bottom edge of the tan petticoat to the underside.

I'll probably add short ruffle socks (over pantyhose.. not THAT comfortable with my legs) and tan ballet flats. Then I'll do my makeup with extra blush and matching lipstick, false eyelashes, and lots of matte powder.

Any ideas to make the costume more doll-like?
25  CLOTHING / Sewing Pattern Reviews / Re: Vogue 7571- I'm in love. on: September 19, 2005 09:57:01 AM
Oh it does. They're just a little unclear at certain parts and I was unfamilliar with some terms.
26  CLOTHING / Sewing Pattern Reviews / Re: Vogue 7571- I'm in love. on: September 18, 2005 06:52:20 AM
That was basically the first pattern I've ever worked with. You could probably manage it as long as you have somebody to explain the little things.
27  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Multidirectional Scarf and Lantern Hat, with tutorial! on: September 12, 2005 12:13:49 AM
That hat is just fantastic! I fully intend to run out tomorrow and buy some interesting yarn to match the purple homespun I've been dying to use, and some size 15 dps. I need to knit something for myself for once.

I may need some help with the flowers, though. Just reading that I'm a wee bit confused. Once I give it a shot I might be okay.
28  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / TRYING to start a school club for crafting... cross your fingers. on: September 09, 2005 05:55:49 PM
I still need to find an advisor, but that shouldn't be a big problem.

I knit all the time in school and people always want me to show them how or make them stuff. Since I don't have time to give private lessons, I figure it would be a good way to bring together people that already know how (not that I know of anyone besides me...) and people who want to learn. Plus I want to do Craftster-inspired projects and swaps.

Any suggestions on how to run it? We would only meet in school once or twice a month. That gives plenty of time to work on projects, but doesn't allow for very many meetings.
29  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Misc. Gift Idea Brain Blockage / Knitting for a warm weather guy. on: September 08, 2005 12:43:19 PM
I have a male friend out in California, and I really want to knit him something. He's a simple guy with simple tastes. Wrist cuffs wouldn't be his thing.

The temp rarely gets down to 40 degrees.

What should I try?
30  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Misc. Gift Idea Brain Blockage / Re: Crafty friend going to Japan for four months. on: September 04, 2005 10:49:04 AM
All great ideas! I definatly need to find out if she has a japanese phrasebook yet (if so I'll get the dimensions.. she doesn't have to know why).

"Japan or Bust". I LOVE it. Speaking of that, I might send her a copy of the newest Bust to read on the plane.
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