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1  Re: DO NOT POST - Setting up the Summer Nerd Games 2013 in Craftalongs by Calabaza on: May 31, 2015 07:15:25 AM
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2  Moulage to Dress in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by Calabaza on: May 26, 2015 06:23:48 PM


By-the-book pattern drafting as always fascinated me.

A moulage (left) is like a body-double, a sausage casing made for your body. It's made out of woven fabric. It has just enough ease so you can try it on and not bust it!

Years ago, I was in sewing school (which I had to drop out of due to health reasons. Great sadness. Recommence self-teaching.) and had the opportunity to take a moulage class. So. Much. Fun! And so easy! Getting a sloper to fit had taken days and tears. The class itself took days, but the process was like a breath of fresh air. Instead of multiple fittings I made 1 version, a couple of small adjustments, tried it on to make sure, no adjustments. Yes! I was sold.

Unfortunately, or, rather, mostly fortunately, that moulage no longer fits. It hasn't for a while. I'd been meaning to make another, but it just didn't happen until recent weeks:



Next came the sloper:



And then transferring the results so I can draft and sew!



Yes, there are mistakes. Don't craft tired, folks.



Next up was to try it all out on a real pattern! I picked a really simple design that would have been easier to make by winging it, but instead drafted it by-the-book(ish.)







Princess lined back bodice.




Bound sleeve hems and neck.

I drafted the sleeves too.

There are still a few kinks. 2 I'll work on in the next pattern and 1 I think I'll live with. But, all in all, I think I'm pretty happy!


Even more info here and here.
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3  Re: Spring Nerd Battles 2015 --March 1, 2015 - May 31, 2015-- ~*Join Anytime!*~ in Craftalongs by Calabaza on: May 26, 2015 05:08:50 PM
I really like that ATC, rockingbearranch.


Research Project Name: casual, knit dress
Team: randomizer
Bonus Points: N/A
Project Link: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=439443.msg5314878#msg5314878
Brief Description: Having this as a research project gave me the needed nudge to keep working on this dress patterned from my moulage (because I wanted to do it by-the-book(ish) and test it, not because I needed too for this design.) As an added challenge I made my own sleeve pattern by-the-book(ish). Oh my gosh, I swear the most polarized topic in garment sewing is sleeve cap ease. One lady suggested that anyone who disagreed with her method should be hung!
There are still a few of kinks to work out, 2 I'll work on, 1 I'll live with. Overall, I'm pretty happy with the result!

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Princess seamed back bodice


Bound neck and sleeve hems.


Research Project Name: article of clothing
Team: randomizer
Brief Description: I want to make more! It'll take me 3 weeks or more to settle on whether I should try the next thing I have in mind as a dress or a top, draft the pattern by-the-book(ish) and actually make it.
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4  Re: Spring Nerd Battles 2015 --March 1, 2015 - May 31, 2015-- ~*Join Anytime!*~ in Craftalongs by Calabaza on: May 19, 2015 09:27:29 AM
Welcome back, artsycandice! Love the circus mouse and the monster!

Awww, cute cat, roler!

Thanks for the comments, guys! LM, how on earth did you descried aioli without mentioning mayo? Did you just list the ingredients in mayo?



Prompt: May flash mob
Team: randomizer
Bonus Points: -
Project Name: Baseball Macaron Coin Purse/Key Fob
Project Link: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=439352.0
Brief Description: Totally useful on the go! At 1.5" it's definitely travel-sized too Smiley
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5  Take a Baseball Coin Purse out to the Ballgame in CHALLENGE 108 ENTRIES by Calabaza on: May 19, 2015 09:08:28 AM
I was pretty excited to see my first baseball macaron coin purse/key fob listed for inspiration. I love baseball!
Here's another one:





"Who couldn't love a game where the whole point is to go home?"



When I take a macaron to a ballgame (easy to carry at 1.5" wide) I keep mints safe and secure in it while keeping it clipped safe and secure on my bag.

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6  Re: Spring Nerd Battles 2015 --March 1, 2015 - May 31, 2015-- ~*Join Anytime!*~ in Craftalongs by Calabaza on: May 13, 2015 07:44:36 AM
LM, cool coin/card purses! Where did you get those colorful snaps?


Prompt:  May Battle - trains!
Team: randomizer
Bonus Points: Engineering
Project Name: chicken burgers with garlic aioli
Project Link: garlic aioli recipe
Brief Description: Trains are so cool. I would pack this for lunch on a train trip.
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Prompt: March - 40's
Team: randomizer
Bonus Points: 
Project Name: noodle thing
Project Link: (if available)
Brief Description: What's that on the side of the chicken burger with garlic aioli? Yep, the noodle thing. So good.
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7  Garlic Aioli in Recipes and Cooking Tips by Calabaza on: May 13, 2015 07:33:41 AM


Garlic aioli on chicken burgers. Garlic aioli with fish. Garlic aioli on a ham sandwich. Garlic aioli!

I fiddled with 2 recipes and came up with this combo:

3/4 cup mayo
3 gloves of garlic
1 tablespoon lemon juice

Press the garlic into the mayo and lemon juice. Mix well. Refrigerate at least 30 mins. before serving.
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8  Re: Spring Nerd Battles 2015 --March 1, 2015 - May 31, 2015-- ~*Join Anytime!*~ in Craftalongs by Calabaza on: April 21, 2015 06:46:59 PM
Welcome, Algeera!

Prompt: April mob
Team: randomizer
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Project Name: lunch case
Project Link:
Brief Description: I'm crafty! I first learned about insul-brite from, I think, this post. It's been a while...It was also the first time I visited Craftster! Years later I actually made an insulated case. One of my favorite fictional British someones is Sherlock Holmes who solved a lot of fictional cases.
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Yeah, I should've puffed it up for the photo. Oh well!
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9  Re: Spring Nerd Battles 2015 --March 1, 2015 - May 31, 2015-- ~*Join Anytime!*~ in Craftalongs by Calabaza on: April 18, 2015 10:15:06 AM
Lovely ATC!

Great little pokemon, puzzled-penguin. I can think of several people who would want to catch him Smiley

Congrats, Ludi!



Research Project Name: moulage
Team: randomizer
Bonus Points:
Project Link: more notes here: http://flairily.blogspot.com/2015/04/moulage-and-sloper.html
Brief Description: I proposed this in the midst of a crafting slump to give me a push, and, boy, did it work! The ideas are flowing! Dunno if they'll work, and I really should do some other things first, but the crafting side is certainly back. I had a lot of fun (some "grrrr"ing too, but that made the end-product that much sweeter.)
For those who don't know, a moulage is like a body-double, a sausage casing made for your body. It has just enough ease so you can try it on and not bust it. It's made out of woven fabric. It took me days and tears to fit a normal sloper. It took 1 fun class to make my first moulage. For me it was so much easier! Make trial: Almost perfect. Make just a couple of small adjustments: Perfect! Once you have it, you can use the paper pattern of it to check the fit of clothing, make a sloper (and use it to check the fit of other clothing patterns,) make your own patterns and other things.
They can actually be really quick, but I knew I'd take time to whine, and I feel guilty sewing for myself even when I have no ideas for anyone else.
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Prompt: April Battle - Sherlock
Team: randomizer
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Project Name: sloper
Project Link: (if available)
Brief Description: I fell in love with the Sherlock Holmes short stories as a kid.
When sewing and fitting you've gotta pay attention to the details: what's wrong, what's right, what line do I need to trace. As you may have noticed on the pattern above, I missed a couple of lines and had to go back after making this up to check things. Roll Eyes Tired crafting is dangerous.
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10  Re: Discussion Thread for Nerd Battles in Craftalongs by Calabaza on: April 10, 2015 08:19:43 AM
Thanks, guys!

Non-living positives, eh? K-9, River's diary, the TARDIS!, long scarf, bow ties, suspenders, glasses that make you look clever, chucks, catch phrases (Fantastic! etc.) ...

The research project progresses. I made trial #1 and found a couple of measurements to be quite off (in fairness to my measurer, they are a little odd to explain.)





I think the issues in the back will be sorted once the front fits. I've got the adjustments I want to try marked on my pattern. We'll see!
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