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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Need some input on making this skirt. on: June 25, 2014 11:42:24 AM
So, I've fallen in love with this skirt...



I would just buy the skirt because the website is selling them for $15 with free shipping, but sadly they only have a "free" size and I need about 3 extra inches than what it stretches to in order for it to be comfortable. So....I decided to make it. I've never worked with chiffon before so any tips there would be greatly appreciated. What I really need some help with is figuring out what kind of skirt this it. The waistband clearly looks like a simple gathered skirt, but would that give the fullness and shape I see at the bottom? That's the part I really like is the flowy sort of fullness, and the elastic waistband. If I made this skirt, with say, 4 times my waist measurement in fabric would that be enough to allow for this sort of flow at the bottom?

2  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: I need some input on a cloak I'm designing!! PLEASE HELP! on: October 05, 2012 02:54:03 PM
Haha! That was an awesome suggestion! I tried it and it turned out, if I can say so myself, pretty wicked. Smiley I will have to upload the pics when I get home. Thanks!  Grin
3  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / I need some input on a cloak I'm designing!! PLEASE HELP! on: October 04, 2012 09:09:33 AM
So, a friend of mine asked me to make her a hooded cloak, and even found an amazing tablecloth to use for the fabric. It's a long (like atleast 12ft) rectangle, and has a really pretty edging. I'm trying to figure out if I can just fold it in half (short way, so it's only 6ft long), sew up the back, and then add a drawstring to form the hood. Any input as to if this would look right? The only patterns I've found are for circular cloaks.
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: pink furry monster bag on: August 26, 2011 07:50:31 PM
Oh, wow this is absolutely adorable! I would def add some crazy felt teeth to the flap though. ^_^ but this looks great!
5  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Completed Projects / Re: A line gathered (dirndl) skirt- with pockets! on: August 24, 2011 07:43:09 PM
I went and read the original tute.

My question to you is:  how did you determine the size of material?
To be exact, how did you do the waist?
1 1/2 or 2 times your waist measurement or something like that?

Do you think it would work if I was to make the waistband out of something stretchy rather than attempt a zipper?

There are a few ways you can do gathers. The first is a foot on your machine. If you don't have one, you can sew a straight line across the top of the fabric with the longest stitch your machine will make and then pull one of the threads to gather. I recommend using a heavy duty thread as I have snapped quite a few and had to start over. If you are wanting an elastic waist anyway, you can use a piece of elastic the same measurment as your waist, with 1.5 to 2 times the fabric. Pin the end of the elastic to one end of the top seam, and then pull the elastic out as you sew. When you get done sewing your fabric will be "gathered" along the elastic. Like this http://www.associatedcontent.com/video/9424/at_home_with_emma_easy_elastic_gathering.html
6  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Completed Projects / Re: A line gathered (dirndl) skirt- with pockets! on: August 24, 2011 07:35:02 PM
Ok, that's it. You've inspired me to not only make but wear a high waisted skirt!!! I've always been afraid they wouldn't look good on me, but we are shaped alike and you look fantastic!!!! I can't wait now!!!! ooh, and pockets! I love pockets. ^_^
7  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Completed Projects / Re: Strawberry Dress, & Puppy Skirt, ft Spoonflower fabric on: August 24, 2011 07:28:52 PM
how...the....frack....did you wing the bodice on that dress!??! Like yourself, I'm a busty girl and I can not get my bodices to look right. PLEASE I MUST KNOW!!!!!!! lol
8  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Completed Projects / Re: I'm so delayed lol my silver and black bday corset ^_^ on: May 13, 2011 04:49:10 PM
Thank you, thank you! It was def. worth it. The heels are candies brand. I think they are only carried by kohls, but who knows the interwebs may offer better deals! Seriously, tho, soooo comfy. Never thought I'd enjoy wearing heels! Grin
9  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / a baby blanket for my cousin's first!!! on: May 10, 2011 07:21:21 PM
So i saw the star afghan on here a while back and absolutely fell in love with it. I LOVE stars. A couple days later I get the invite to my cousin's baby shower. Her first, and the first great grandchild! Awesome! I immediately called my aunt to find out what colors they were doing the nursery in since they didn't want to know the sex of the baby. They are doing the nursery in turquoise/blue, orange, and cream.... nailed it. ^_^


First block of color


Second block of color


The finished product, probably could have done with another block of color after to make it bigger, but I didn't want it to be too big, besides, they live in florida. lol don't really need it, but every baby should have a baby blanket right?


BTW, this was back in Feb. A couple weeks ago my cousin gave birth to a beautiful and healthy little boy! They named him Eli!
10  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / my first afghan, SUDOKU STYLE! on: May 10, 2011 07:09:00 PM
I made this afghan a couple years ago. I wanted it big enough to cover my bed (california king ^_^) and as many different colors as I could get. I decided on your basic array of all colors, and then in trying to decide on the best color placement, decided the only way to evenly spread out the colors was to do them like a sudoku. That's right, I took my most recent sudoku, assigned each number a color and got to crocheting. I used your basic granny square cause I was new at this whole thing (didn't even know there were other types of squares, this of course was my pre-craftster days Tongue)


as you can see from the picture, not only was it 4:30 in the morning (tee hee, night owl) but it is large enough to cover my california king bed. and i loves it! ^_^

**EDIT**
Wow! Thanks everyone! I've never had so many comments before! I'm glad you all love it as much as I do! ^_^
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