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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Advice about stretchy fabric on: May 20, 2015 05:26:46 PM
Help! I do aerial silks and trapeze, and I recently got super excited about making my own leotard. So I went to the fabric store, found an awesome-looking fabric, stretched it, played with it, bought it. Now that I have it home, I realized I must not have been grabbing the fabric "correctly," because it's stretchy in one direction but not the other. Like at all. I must have been grabbing slightly "off axis." I'm pretty sure that is not going to work for a leo. I'm not 100% sure it won't, but I'd hate to go through all the work to find out that it in fact won't. Sooo...what should I do? Can I sew it on the bias? Or will that end up in disaster? Or just try it anyway and know that I might not have the flexibility I need? Although that might end up in torn seams.
2  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: TOTORO! on: November 29, 2014 04:23:49 PM
3  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: Princess Zelda Amigurumi Doll on: November 22, 2014 07:23:43 AM
So cute and perfect!
4  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Lydia Deetz, two versions! on: November 22, 2014 07:23:14 AM
5  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / Re: Lots of geeky ornaments for the comic book show on: November 08, 2014 10:00:30 AM
Cute and clever! Well-crafted.
6  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Almost-authentic 1902s costume (3 images) on: November 05, 2014 07:23:11 PM
Thank you, lovelies!!!
7  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Crocheted Bloody Butcher Costume w/ Decapitated Pig's Head Purse on: November 04, 2014 03:47:16 PM
This is SO GOOD! You have incredible talent!
8  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: My VooDoo Doll costume on: November 04, 2014 03:44:58 PM
This is seriously amazing! It looks fantastic and is so creative. And just one day!
9  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Almost-authentic 1902s costume (3 images) on: November 04, 2014 03:42:25 PM
Okay, I know the whole 20s/Gatsby thing is getting overdone lately...but I actually dance solo and partnered Charleston, so it's practically required for me to do at least once!  Wink

I am SO proud of how it turned out. A discontinued Simplicity pattern purchased on eBay, about a yard of black swimsuit lining, 13 yards of pitch-black fringe, black tulle, and a few notions later:

I made the dress and gauntlets and put some fringe on elastic for the headband (but just happened to have the lace clip).

I NEVER desire to work with this much fringe again, by the way! Ha. At least not until I have more hours in the day. But I have had several requests to make these for people. Smiley Love how this looks in a sepia filter:

I am NOT a hair person, and I have hair almost to my butt, so I am super proud of how my pin curls turned out:

What makes it only almost-authentic? The 20s gave us what would later become the smoky eye, but I'm not sure they used as much black eye shadow as I actually did. The shoes are a 30s style. And I really don't think they wore chokers. I had make the perfect pearl necklace, but it broke. Sad

Anyway, I wore this to a dance and taught some friends several Charleston moves. We went out there as two flappers, one 20s gangster, and one Taylor Swift, and "Charlestoned" it up! SO fun.
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: White pinstripe mini vest on: October 13, 2014 02:34:34 PM
Thanks so much, guys! (huge smile)
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