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1  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Discussion and Questions / DIY Rockabilly Bikini on: May 25, 2013 11:49:57 PM
I've been seeing all this hubbub about these high-waist, plus-sized bikinis, or "Fatkinis" as they are apparently called in the body acceptance community.  I checked the prices online for the ones that suit my style (i.e. pinup girl/retro/rockabilly) and let's just say that by the time I have the extra cash to spend $75-150 on a bathing suit, it'll probably be snowing......in Hades.   Tongue

So after all of that exposition, my question is this:  Have any of you made your own bathing suit?  Here's my idea for what I'm going to attempt, so please feel free to tell me if it's just all kinds of crazy.

I have a stretchy synthetic leopard tube top/mini-dress from Torrid, a pair of regular bathing suit bottoms, and a strapless bra, along with some stretchy black fabric for a halter strap.  What I think will work is to sew the top to the bra, put it on and decide how short to cut it off, and add some elastic around the bottom edge as well as some decorative black edging.  For the bottoms, I plan to make a high-waisted swim skirt.  I figure I can take what is left from the bottom of the tube top and determine how high/long it needs to be, sew in an elastic waistband, and then somehow secure the bottoms to the skirt.  Basically, I'll be Frankenstein-ing together a bunch of random things to try and save a buck.   Cool

Does this sound like a disaster in the making?  I have a sort of "vision" for it which is different than the ones I've seen for sale, but the photo I've shared is just to show the "Fatkini" look in general.  Also, the rough sketches sort of show the look I'm going for (and can hopefully achieve), with a tie-halter neck, decorative tie in the back, and ruched (?) sides of the swim bottoms, as well as some useless buttons on the front to just make it daggone cute.  What do you all think?  Huh 

  Tess Munster is my hero, BTW!  <3

2  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / "All Shook Up" about my Elvis Skully shoe recon! (pic heavy) on: April 30, 2013 09:19:26 PM
I am the queen of clearance shopping, which is how I acquired this pair of pink glitter ballet flats a couple of months ago.  Nothing wrong with them.  Just kinda.....blah.  Fast forward to this week, and this gal on a supertight budget was in desperate need of some snazzy new shoes for my daughter's ballet recital.  A can of $.98 black spray-paint, $1.97 satin ribbon and some fun with leftover polymer clay was all it took to create my very own Elvis-skull Rockabilly Shoes.  I made my own bows with the satin ribbon, which I hot-glued to the previously spray-painted shoes, and then attached the Elvis medallions with copious amounts of hot glue.  I'm pleased as punch with them, and I hope you all like them as well.  Sorry for the rambling, as this is my very first post and I'm just so darn excited!   Cheesy  Here's a before:  [/b][/font][/color]
And some after pics: 
3  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Selling Crafts on Etsy.com / A Little Etsy Performance Anxiety! on: November 03, 2012 07:46:34 PM
Soooo....my boyfriend got a position working from home, and he is encouraging me to sell some of my crafts on Etsy (greatest...boyfriend....ever!), but I am super nervous.  I realize that it's not that big of a deal.  If I put some of my stuff up for sale, someone will either buy it or it will collect dust.  It's just a scary thing to think about taking what I love to do as a hobby, and enjoy so very much, and put it out into the cold, lonely internet world.  What if my stuff just sucks to most people?  It's not about the money, because I am doing it just for a bit of extra cash, not an income.  I guess I have a bit of that old high school-aged fear of rejection or something, LOL!  How did you all get the nerve to do it?  Does it take a while before people start noticing your stuff?  Any advice for someone who is "the new kid in Etsy-town"?  Heck, even if nothing else, it felt kind of nice to get some of these fears out of my system on here!  Smiley  Thanks!
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