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1  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: I finished an Amy Butler Weekender bag! on: September 28, 2007 04:56:08 PM
That is absolutely beautiful!  I've just been sewing a short, short time and have yet to do a zipper (I'm scared of them), but your project makes me want to figure it out because it's wonderful! 
2  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Completed Projects / Re: My first wearable FO - a Turkey Day skirt! on: December 08, 2006 06:48:18 AM
Oh wicked cool!  Poker playing dogs rule!
3  Halloween / Halloween Decor and Parties / Re: Pumpkins! Please share your Jack O Lanterns on: November 21, 2006 06:31:09 PM
Oh!  I think I just peed a little bit!
4  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Completed Projects / My first wearable FO - a Turkey Day skirt! on: November 21, 2006 02:06:41 PM
I started this thread http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=134442.10
to get help making a skirt out of some dogs playing poker fabric I found on clearance.  It's done!  Hooray!

I realize it's not very flattering because of all the fullness near the waistband, but I love it anyway and will be wearing it to the family dinner on Thursday Smiley

5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Dogs playing poker fabric - help me make a skirt! on: November 21, 2006 02:00:28 PM
It's finished!  Hooray!

Edit:  There's no sense in having the same pics posted twice.  Go here to see the finished product.

Sorry for the crappy pics.  I have neither decent lighting or a decent mirror that doesn't involve precarious toilet acrobatics.

Now I'm gonna go post in the curvacious crafster's forum too!  Whee!  I can't wait to show up in this on T-Day!
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Dogs playing poker fabric - help me make a skirt! on: November 20, 2006 09:47:07 PM
I didn't lie exactly.  It *is* tomorrow.

It looks a little odd because there's no elastic and it's all just pinned together and on my ghetto fabulous dress form which, thanks to expanding foam, put on about 5 additional inches so it's not true either, but for a place to pin some outrageous fabric for the purposes of making an outrageous T-Day skirt, it works just fine.

Tomorrow I'll probably be sewing it up.  Anything I should know before I plunge in?  This will be my first time working with elastic.
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Dogs playing poker fabric - help me make a skirt! on: November 20, 2006 04:51:44 PM
I thought of an apron too! but a skirt is so unexpected and fun!

If you're wanting more of a skirt with more flare at the end you can make strips that get larger as they go toward the bottom (kind of like a triangle).  I can't wait to see this made up!

Ooooh, yes, that is what I want.  It's ankle length and I thought about what you're saying here, but wouldn't that screw up the image?  I can't wrap my mind around how to resolve that.  I am, of course, a novice with the whole sewing bit.

Also, after a second measuring I realize that while 2 panels will fit me fine, there's not enough swing, so I added a third and pinned it, and the gathers, on my dressform.  It looks great.

I had considered a wrap skirt or a-line, but a wrap skirt looks terrible on me and if I'm going to wear a skirt it's going to be ankle length and flow-y.  I actually like the obscurity that happens with the image with all the gathers.  It breaks up the image and keeps my ass from looking like a giant billboard.

So now I'm going to work on the yoke and I'll be back with pics probably tomorrow.
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Dogs playing poker fabric - It's finished! on: November 20, 2006 12:15:41 PM

Ok so I'm at Walmart the other day and I come across this fabric on the clearance rack.  It's Coolidge's poker playing canines.  Immediately I think, "Self, this MUST become a skirt!"  Myself replies, "Not just any skirt, oh hell no, this'll be a THANKSGIVING skirt."

I'm full of brilliant ideas, but running a little behind schedule.

So I have this fabric.  What would be the best way to go about making myself a skirt?  The panels are wide enough that a little over two of them would make a great skirt for me.  They're about 4" shorter than I want.

What, O' Great and Terrible Crafsters, would be the best way for me to turn this into a skirt?  I'm thinking adding 4" of fabric at the top, would take care of the length issue and drop the image down enough so that I don't have to lift my shirt to show it off.  But what about the width?  I just need another 2" total to give it just enough ease and swing, how should I approach that?

Many thanks in advance Smiley
9  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Boobies! Tits! The biggest pair you ever did see! on: November 05, 2006 04:29:28 AM
Mostly, of course our smart ass friends had plenty to say if we didn't.  I have a pic of them all dressed up, surrounding our giant tits and doing various lacivious things to them.  It was hilarious!
10  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: The Great Hoodie Octopus on: November 03, 2006 04:29:16 PM
Condoms would've made GREAT suction cups!  If you could make them stay rolled up.  I don't know how stable the roll is.

I love this costume.  I just giggled and giggled.  It's awesome!
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