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21  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: nautical button-down recon on: August 12, 2010 03:12:22 PM
Thanks!  I'm gonna give it a go soon.
22  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Siren Costumes for community water ballet on: August 12, 2010 10:15:45 AM
So, I've worked with this community based performance art group I co-founded for 11years now, and have gotten pretty good at a few very esoteric things.  I can bang out water ballet costumes super fast, figure out what is doable in roller skates & stretch a buck awful far.  For non-water based shows we use a lotta reconned thrift store stuff, but in the water that's a little impossible.  Many directors/ costumers order unitards & trick them out, but for my Siren ladies this year I worked from scratch, with no pattern & very few measurements.  Considering the time & money constraints I think they turned out cute! 

These gals played Sirens in our campy version of Jason & the Argonauts.  More info about the group can be found here:  www.fluidmovement.org.  I went with a different kind of Siren/ mermaid, splitting them in half vertically instead of horizontally.  It looked great with some of our water choreography.



The headpiece: 

Sorry for sideways photo, this is my first post after years of lurking.
23  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 52 ENTRIES / Re: Lady Gaga inspired gown/ wedding dress (image heavy!) on: July 27, 2010 05:13:44 PM
Wow!  Did you starch the bejeezus out of it?  It is so perfectly pressed & the fabric really transcends the sheety look! 
24  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 52 ENTRIES / Re: Flannel Plaid Day at the Beach! on: July 27, 2010 05:04:11 PM
Love the whole ensemble!  Nice choice making lotsa small pieces.  I especially love the shorts.  However did you figure them out without a pattern?  Whenever I try to fit something well around the bum in non-stretchy fabric I end up failing miserably.  Maybe it's just my bum!
25  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: "Unholy Pairing" kitchen towels on: July 22, 2010 11:00:26 AM
I love that they're in love!  PS:  green olives on pizza are also amazing.  Gotta try the pickles!
26  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: XL men's shirt to pinup halter dress- tute on pg 2! on: June 21, 2010 09:30:53 AM
So awesome, gonna try this!  Re: wrinkles, I think the problem is a lot of these men's shirts are meant to be dry cleaned with lotsa starch.  Might be worth trying to get a creation dry cleaned if the wrinkliness bugs you, and ask for lotsa starch!  Just my two cents.
27  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: nautical button-down recon on: June 21, 2010 09:16:32 AM
FAB!  I wonder, could you give a quick shirring tute?  Or just a description of how you did it?
28  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Ribbed Lace Bolero Knitalong on: April 25, 2010 04:58:16 PM
I finally finish Clapotis (from Knitty.com), should've frogged back to where I dropped some stitches but was afraid I'd get the twists a effed up... now one of my rows only runs halfway down!  So I wanna redeem myself with a smaller/ shorter project.  Crocheting shrugs for my 2 girls to wear to a wedding, wanna try this for meself!  Now what yarn to use...
29  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: The Price is Right on: November 05, 2008 08:20:08 PM
You got the font on the glittery numbers exactly right-- nice attention to detail!
30  Halloween / Halloween Decor and Parties / Re: Day of the Dead Halloweeny Window (lotsa pics) on: October 15, 2008 04:54:06 PM
Bewitching! (sorry, couldn't resist).
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