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1  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Mexican folkart inspired frame on: February 04, 2012 02:11:12 PM


I made this frame for the awesome Gocco print of a calavera Buddy Holly my friend gave me for Christmas. The sacred heart/microphone is glitter craft foam. The bottlecaps are filled with old 45's labels and black glitter. I am proud to say that the only purchase I made to finish this project were the epoxy stickers in the bottlecaps. Of course, the rest barely dented my stash... I think I have to make more!

To give credit where credit is due, the print was made by Jose Pulido and purchased on Etsy.

What do you all think?
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Patterns never fit right? on: August 02, 2011 06:16:04 PM
It does take some basic math, but the rest of the pieces are cut to your measurements.
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Cutting a bias skirt pattern on the straight grain? on: August 02, 2011 06:06:53 PM
On the RTW dress, all the parts are cut on the straight.  The Vogue pattern incorporates a lovely pointed midriff band that is cut on the bias, but the bust and back are on the straight as well.
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Patterns never fit right? on: July 29, 2011 12:56:29 PM
It sounds like you need to do a full bust adjustment (FBA).  Here's a tutorial and a list of other tutes from Sew, Mama, Sew: http://sewmamasew.com/blog2/2008/05/full-bust-alterations-or-adjustments-fba/
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Cutting a bias skirt pattern on the straight grain? on: July 29, 2011 12:52:16 PM
Perfect!  I thought that was the too-easy solution.  Thank you!
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Cutting a bias skirt pattern on the straight grain? on: July 28, 2011 10:40:41 PM
I own this dress: http://heartbreakerfashion.com/dresses/aimee-dress/aimee-dress-dandy.html and am working on recreating it in a different colorway.  I am using Vogue 9668 (OOP) which is nearly an exact match, but it calls for a bias cut four panel skirt.  The dress I own has an a-line skirt cut on the straight grain.  I like the way it hangs and would prefer to save a little material. What should I do to convert the skirt pattern piece (other than the obvious elimination of the center seam)?
7  CLOTHING / Costumes: Discussion and Questions / Re: Making or altering a wig for a Marie Antoinette costume? on: July 02, 2008 06:09:34 PM
If this is still relevant at all, here is a tutorial via www.demodecouture.com:

http://jaffa.johannaost.com/wig.jpg

If you want to make yourself drool, you should pore over Kendra's costumes.  They are mouthwatering.
8  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Re: how to? on: March 27, 2008 09:49:31 PM
I always wanted to try this: http://www.theyrecoming.com/extras/pumpkinfest03/.
9  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Re: body glue? on: March 19, 2008 09:03:36 PM
If you don't have access to a theater or costume supply place, try using eyelash glue from the cosmetics aisle at the drugstore.
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: If you stare at this shirt long enough your eyes will bleed. on: February 07, 2008 08:25:42 PM
I bow in awe to your mad stripe-matching skillz.  You have the patience of Job.
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