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1  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Discussion and Questions / Re: sundress ideas from the hive mind ? on: September 08, 2006 05:58:45 PM
Hi! I made McCalls 5137 http://www.mccallpattern.com/item/M5137.htm?tab=dresses&page=1 and didn't bother to gather the waist and I think it might be what you're looking for!

I'm a Canadian size 24-26 in dresses (wider below the waist...much wider! LOL  Grin ) but just added a little to the bottom of the pattern and was pleased! I think it worked well, will post pics when I get a chance.

oh you just made me sooooooooo happy with that pattern link.  you are now officially my hero.  do you think it would work in cotton? (knitter starting to dabble in sewing).  honestly, i was looking at the old navy site online and starting to tear up at the thought of having to try on any jeans.  and it's too hot in austin to wear jeans anyway.  ;oP
2  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: An amoebe that eats headphones on: August 05, 2005 08:19:54 AM
that is absolutely awesome Skhog, i bow to your creativity.  and thank you for your generous tips.  i hope that someday (if you want to) you'll be able to make these for the $$$$ you deserve for your brilliance.  Smiley
3  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Re: DIY Cloth Pads Tutorial on: August 04, 2005 10:48:28 PM
Well... I think your idea is great and all, really creative, but I cannot imagine using one of those. I can't even stand pads, let alone reusable cloth ones. Ick.

I'm a tampons girl, obviously.  Tongue

i won't go long here, because this has been hashed over quite a bit in 53 pages, but i will say, as a former "tampons only" girl, that despite my general revulsion to the sight or smell of blood, i have been totally converted to the pads because i feel like i'm doing something nice for my puss, not punishing it for bleeding.  soft cloth feels so gentle and caring, and a million miles away from sweaty, itchy, plastic-y pads.  weird but true, i actually look forward to my periods now because using the cloth pads (that i made, yay!) seems like i'm doing something loving for myself and i actually do find myself slowing down and listening to my body a bit more in general that week.

i'm starting to wonder if it might be good to split this thread into  "faq and how-to for newbies", and "a more detailed discussion for the already converted", so that no one has to search 53 pages to get the gist or find specific things?  is that even possible?  just a thought.
4  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Re: DIY Cloth Pads Tutorial on: August 03, 2005 09:42:07 AM
oh okay that makes a little more sense now....

different fabrics have been mentioned for so many different things... i'm having a hard time sorting out in my head what purpose they are serving!

t-shirts? are they usually used as and extra layer for absorbing or for like the top, next-to-you layer?


again, sry about all the questions


haha.... "firecrotch" is an awesome term

i think (please jump in and correct me, girls) that tshirt could be used as top and/or absorption layers, if it's 100% cotton
5  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Re: DIY Cloth Pads Tutorial on: August 03, 2005 12:41:36 AM
so i make my pads like this, and have suffered no thermal (whoever described it earlier as "firecrotch", heehee that was awesome!) or leakage woe.

(and TMI,  i BLEED.)

layer of flannel on top
thin layer of toweling in middle (we're talking the $3/yd stuff at JoAnn that you would nver make an actual towel out of)
polarfleece on bottom as barrier to moisture AND as "pantygrabber" texture.

i make my pads in the "AIO" style, or "all in one", no inserts.
6  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Menstrual Care Package Swap Gallery! on: August 02, 2005 02:36:18 PM
Pinkdreams21 and yogirly87, have you both gotten your packages?  it looks like everyone should have by now.  Smiley

YAY!
7  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Terry Pratchett's Discworld Swap on: August 01, 2005 12:26:11 PM
i have no idea what this book series is about...but now i'm intrigued!  i'm not much for fantasy, but this seems so bizarre that i might actually dig it.

i'm not a fantasy books person either, but this is pure delicious clever silliness, much in the vein of douglas adams.  read one--you'll be hooked.   Smiley
8  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Menstrual Care Package Swap Gallery! on: July 29, 2005 11:10:50 AM
I just received bbonn's package...

and i'm literally too speechless to operate a digital camera!  i can barely type here, folks!  it rules!

i will try to overcome my enthralled paralysis soon.
9  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Menstrual Care Package Swap (CLOSED! Sendout 7/20) on: July 28, 2005 02:26:47 PM
This is AWESOME:

Everyone has now sent!

I am the happiest organizer in the world.  I LOVE you guys!

okay, sorry about that tom cruise moment, i was just really excited.  Smiley
10  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Terry Pratchett's Discworld Swap on: July 28, 2005 11:12:47 AM
that is the best sequence--LOL!

thanks for making my afternoon.  Smiley
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