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11  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / doubts about Darts EDIT: for more ?tions on: May 22, 2007 05:12:45 PM
Hey Ya'll I am trying to convert a old dust ruffle into a summery hippie apron shirt.

( here it is inside out) I'm using it as one continous piece, (not a front & a back piece, ya'?) I need two darts in the back & I can't really do side darts. So I'm thinking just a regular two pointed dart with a short end at the bottom, & a long up top, like a 1 to 3or4? am I making sense?  Huh


I know that there is OTHER darts out there than the pointed dart. Can anyone tell me them names or why they might be better? ( Is there a princess dart?) I've gone on ABOUT.com , but nothing has turned fruitful. Thanks!

edit : I tried double darts, but its still very loose.  A single dart doesn't take in enough around the middle waist, and too much around the bust. Anyone know other Dart tactics or where I can find a pic of them? I'm thinking I might just pleat the back, but afraid of what it will look like. ie: pooffy butt. I have big boobs, slightly smaller tummy, and I want the top to go over my hips, ( which is the same size as my boobs!) Thanks again!
12  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Mint - HUH! what is it good for? on: May 22, 2007 01:10:16 AM
So I have mint growing like crazy on my garden (I might repost this in gardening as well). I remember chewing on mint as a kid but, past that I can't  think of anything else.
Can I use mint like peppermint, trying to make tea?
How can I dry it out? I tried doing it in my oven but that turned out stinky.
13  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / wrestling with a pinafore on: April 03, 2007 06:53:37 PM
I love pinafore's! I see them on people and I say "wow! that is so cute!" So I try to make one like  stopthefacades  (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=107286.0)
but I just get this.
 
bleah. Preggers. I do admit it is maybe like a inch too baggy around the waist but that shouldn't make that much dif, right?  I don't want it too tight. Front muffin top's are no good. So - I cross the straps in the back like I saw on another post 

not much better. What about just a LONG jumper?

The main part is actually cut in a bell shape. Okay a bit better, (pardon the dangling string), but still not quite what I'm looking for. So Ive settled on :


My research shows that jumpers and pinafores belong to the skinny and the not so curvy.  Though I have acidalbatross's on bookmark (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=111129.0 )I'll try that and I swear if that doesn't work... I'll just have to wait for the next craze I love. What do ya'll think? Why bother? Try again?
14  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Screen Printing: Completed Projects / MY first Gocco ( invite) on: March 18, 2007 01:30:49 AM
So it's my big 30 on monday(hence the fish). Originally I was going to have a grand feté Champetra. I'm really just going to karaoke in a bar. But I wanted to at least make a fancy invite.
It looks better when all the lettering is in gold, but this is the best one I have around.

What a pain! I didn't photo copy or print out the pic, but traced the thing, urgh. Doing two runs. Getting the type somewhat on the same horizontal plane as the border. geez. I really don't think I have the hang of putting the ink onto the screen. I just push ink from tube onto said screen. Anybody got some hints? None the less I like it. When it's in your hand it's super. Cheesy

must master gocco must master gocco must master gocco
15  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Screen Printing: Discussion and Questions / one more Gocco ?tion on: February 13, 2007 06:59:08 PM
I'm going over THe small objects gocco tutorial (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=29288.0 ), and she states that there's a thin film that's on one side of the screen. Well I can see there is, but when I pulled back onit, I pulled a corner of the WHOLE screen back, not just the film. Do you think the screen is okay, ( I can probably glue it or something). but more importantly, what can I do to get the film back? Exacto really,really close to the edge of the screen? hmmm. just wondering if anyone else had thisproblem and how they solved it. Thanks!
16  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / RFTC stencil on MUuMuu/ smock on: February 12, 2007 12:16:26 AM
So I didn't get to see Rocket from the Crypt's last show on Halloween in 2005. It makes me pause because I miss them, but -at least i saw them a buncha times. Here's the original pic

Feedback appreciated! I'm thinking of throwing in some darts make it a dress, or maybe just a slip under? Put in pearl snaps? I just love this fabric!
I dunno.
17  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Penguinip for Deso on: February 11, 2007 11:01:03 PM
I filled this little felt penguin with organic cat nip for my boyfriend's cat Deso. I sewed it by hand so it's still holding up pretty well. The wings are even still on! Pretty sure he likes it. Here's a 16 sec video my boo took for your pleasure....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dmiRzuo5uo

I love giving him cat nip. I'm such an enabler!
18  NEWS AND DISCUSSION ABOUT CRAFTSTER / Suggest New Boards and New Features / OT? Swapping workout tips? on: January 23, 2007 03:18:59 PM
  SO that was christmas....
         And what I have I done?
   I have gained extra weight
         and now I want none.

     Here's what I see. A board that each reply has one new work-out tip (or each board is "abs" or "booty") and a sly craftster could write down their favorite or a few lil' work- out tips. Like, I have a yoga exercize that's good for the belly. I would write down the instructions and post a few pics so no one would get confused or do it the wrong way (drawing is always fab too). Some one who doesn't really practice yoga might discover this for themself and in turn want to put up one of their own!
 
     That's crafty, right? Not paying the MAN 50 bucks a month for a personal trainer.

      Of course there would be big embolden words of craftster is not liable, nor are individual crafsters, if you choose to do these workouts . AT YOR OWN RISK!
 
     ( I think about these things when I'm at the Y. I also picture a cd workout swap - find out what your person does at the gym and then turn them on to some new music? Mmmm perhaps not everyone likes to sweat to Slayer?)
19  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Other Image Reproduction Techniques: Discussion and Questions / Transfer pens making ME sulky!Help! on: January 21, 2007 04:44:52 PM
Hey folks I need a bit o help.

   I bought a Ditz heat transfer pencil. I figure it would be easier than painting on the fabric, and it's better to toss a crappy drawing than a very nice article of clothing that just needed a lil' something. Any who - the Pencil didn't  transfer. I tried low heat, high heat. iron on top of the paper, then the material and vice versa ( iron, material, then the image face up.) no dice! Angry

  Now I just bought a group O' sulky pens seeing as many of you like it and say it works well. But of course it's not working for me. Any tips? I'm drawn on both tracing paper and drawing paper. Who's the Sulky master?! Who's screen will reign supreme? ( sorry I know its not silk screening, but who can deny the iron chef rhyme?) Thanks !

 sorry if this is the wrong board.  Undecided
20  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / whadda mean these pants fit?? on: January 07, 2007 11:37:39 PM
 
I finially bought my self the SEW U book, and of course I flipped past the shirt& skirt and went straight for making the pants. I think they turned out pretty good. I got the wooly fabric for 'bout 4 bucks a yard, (not a steal, but the cheapest of the "nice stuff"), with these in mind. ( sorry about my face, that's the best editing my crappy program can do)

I don't think these pants really look like this as I'm walking down the street, like I'm getting feedback. If so- I'm sure someone will tell me tomorrow

I tapered the pattern for skinner legs, added some extra material cuz I guess I messed up some where in the waist band process. ooops! But when was the last time I tucked in my shirt anyway?
  I'm so happy with them considering they are the first I've made, I had to share!
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