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81  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Discussion and Questions / Re: where do you find your plus sized tights? on: June 26, 2011 02:20:44 PM
I've bought some at Lane Bryant, but I think they tend to run small, and they're far too expensive for what they are. I like to buy mine a size or two big so I don't get that skin-pinchy thing going on, but LB doesn't sell them larger than a 26/28-ish (I'm a 24, so I buy them 26/28, but since LB runs small, they're still more snug than I want).

Anyway, I get mine at Catherine's Plus Size, which is one of the stores affiliate with LB (along with Fashion Bug, Avenue, and some others, who probably sell the same tights). Catherine's sells regular-plus and super-plus, up to a size 40, I think. I'm able to get my tights on the larger and more comfy size while accommodating the fact that they run small, and they only cost $10 a pair. So yeah, Catherine's Plus Size, good tights. Smiley
82  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Plush time-traveling DeLorean (now IMPROVED!) on: June 22, 2011 09:17:13 PM
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Added some new functionality today before taking it out for another spin.  A mad scientist's work is never done.

Gasp! U-uuhh.... (dies)  Shocked Grin
83  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: My Infinity Dress! on: June 16, 2011 08:05:10 AM
Did you hem the skirt and the sides of each strap, or leave them raw? Is the band just closely fitted, or does it have an elastic band to help keep it up?

Great job on this, and thanks for explaining about the band. I read about it in another tute, and was confused about how exactly to make it work. I have big girls and other fleshy bits, and it wasn't so much that I was afraid of the straps slipping, as it was that there wasn't really a way of tying them that was cute and would also hide the essential bra and extraneous back fat. Smiley Looks like this longer band would solve that problem!

Now, to just figure it out so that the band doesn't cover up all my delicious cleavage...
84  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Plush time-traveling DeLorean on: June 11, 2011 10:08:47 PM
O.M.F.G!!!!!!!!! DeLoreans are my favorite-est car in the world, and BTTF is my favorite-est movie ever!!! It's like you got in my head a made all my DMC/BTTF dreams come true, and I utterly love you for it!!!!!!

Beautiful craftsmanship, I am lying here in pools of jealous envy that this little D doesn't belong to me. Smiley
85  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Re: Large Rainbow Paper Beads on: February 28, 2011 07:22:42 PM
Or attach to a fancy stopper to make a wine corker, add a stem and the little one could be a toy top. Smiley
86  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Re: Large Rainbow Paper Beads on: February 28, 2011 07:20:25 PM
I second vote mobiles, ceiling fan pulls, and prettys for a windchime. Also, how about Christmas tree ornaments? string them together into garland or cluster bunches onto an existing garland? You could:
-fill a pretty glass bowl with them for a nice centerpiece
-hang in a window with some shiny beads
-hang from a rearview mirror
-cat toy if they aren't too delicate
-pencil topper for the kids (or kid-like adults)
-zipper pull
-make a cluster tied together with bright ribbon and maybe a bell to hang off a doorknob
-string together to make the handle of a purse
-glue several around the edge of a picture frame for color and dimension
-lamp finial (the bead that tops the harp of a lampshade)
-wire together with sparkly bits into a summer wreath for the door, or maybe in clusters on a boxwood or grapevine wreath
-big ol' earrings or statement bracelet/necklace
-finish with a bead to make bobbles to hang where one would ordinarily put a tassel- curtain pull, end of table runner, edge of furniture upholstry, piano or mantle skirt, etc.

Hmm, that's all I can come up with for now. These are pretty cool, love the colors!
87  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Pseudo-Corset Help- Squishing the Underbust on: February 21, 2011 09:09:39 PM
It seems like the bust of your dress is too small, and would probably squish even if it were zippered, instead of laced. If you can re-cut the front bodice with a larger bust allowance, and sew it into the existing side/back panels, that should take care of the squish. What pattern are you using? Does it have a cup allowance, or is it just a fitted tube bodice with princess seams? A lining or underwire might help shape the dress and give it a more professional final look, but it won't make a too-small bust fit better. 
88  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Re: Little Mermaid nursery mural on: February 09, 2011 03:24:30 PM
Beautiful! I love murals, I really fee like I'm under the sea with Ariel just by looking at the pics! As always, I have questions. Smiley What kind of paint did you use, how long did it take, and what did you do with the ceiling? Fabulous job!
 
89  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Completed Projects / Re: Anda dress and simple skirt tute. on: January 31, 2011 06:42:28 PM
It does, thank you so much! I'm going to try this method, and I hope mine look as good as yours. Smiley I really just want an easy skirt method, and it seems like every pattern/diy method is just so overwrought and unnecessarily complicated. Yours seems so easy, thanks again!
90  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Completed Projects / Re: Anda dress and simple skirt tute. on: January 31, 2011 02:08:08 PM
Once again, an excellent job! I have a couple questions, though. How do you measure the width of your rectangle? Do you just measure the widest part of you? How much ease do you add? Do you taper the waist in at all? It seems like when I've done elastic skirts like this in the past, I have a problem with the fabric poofing out from the elastic, rather than laying smoothly across the hips like yours, and we're about the same size/shape. Is this the same way you've made all the other skirts you've posted? They all look so great on you!!
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