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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: A different kind of quikie dress on: October 17, 2007 09:23:08 PM
Okay, so I caved and bought the one at the mall. Now I only have one question... Obviously buying sari silk to use would defeat my money-saving purpose, but how well would charmeuse work in place of the sari do you think? Thanks.
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: A different kind of quikie dress on: October 16, 2007 10:05:46 PM
There's a little kiosk at the mall here called "Sarong Style" that sells these. It took me forever to figure out that this style was actually called a kariza (and not a sarong or sari), and I'm really glad to have found this thread here on Craftster, too. Anyway, I'm thinking about buying one, but they're $70 at the kiosk (I could only talk her down to $45), and I know I could make one myself with $1/yd fabric at Wal-Mart for obviously way cheaper. I found some on eBay for cheaper, too, and I'm thinking about buying one to base mine off of, but I'm not sure if I want to waste my time bidding to try to get a lower price than $45. Anyway, I guess my question is about the picture back on the first couple of pages here... has anybody made one from that diagram? Is it really the same as the karizas that you can wear 100 (supposedly) different ways? Is it really just two half-circle skirts sewn together with apron strings attached? Are those measurements going to work for me? (I'm a size 16 or so... I tried on the "large" at the kiosk, and it fit fine, but a few extra inches of material wouldn't overkill or make it look like I was wearing too much material.) If so, maybe I won't need to waste time and money to make my own. Tongue Sorry I type so much, and sorry if I seem a little redundant... I just wanted to clarify! Thanks in advance.

Danyell
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Black Polo/Bubble Skirt - Girl needs some advice. on: January 06, 2007 12:31:11 PM
I'd sew a colourful band, like vertical stripes, around the bottom of the shirt in a material that matches.
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Various Knitted Lovelies on: December 23, 2006 07:25:59 PM
I want that scarf!  Tongue
5  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: portrait on: December 16, 2006 08:44:58 AM
Holy whoa. This really makes me want to get back to drawing again--I've been neglecting my sketchbooks for far too long.

I think it's great!
6  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Re: Plastic dry cleaner bags + wire coat hangers=Poodle; Need Help! on: November 25, 2006 12:58:58 PM
Two pairs of majorly heavy-duty pliers (put the strain on the pliers, not your wrists) and an open flame (candle)?
7  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Re: Window Treatment? on: November 12, 2006 10:21:33 AM
My only concern is the fact that it needs to be white from the outside (it faces the street). So if I painted anything, it would only be the border around the two shutter-like things (the part where the slats are), and the middle would still be a big, white rectangle.
8  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Re: Window Treatment? on: November 12, 2006 10:12:05 AM
Oh, it'll definately be painted. I'm just wondering if I should bother with a curtain or something of the sort?
9  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: 2006 Completed Costumes Scrapbook! (completed project pictures & links go here!) on: November 12, 2006 10:05:50 AM
I didn't really make my costume using anything but up (as in makeup--wow, lame joke, I know). Anyway, here's my costume this year (I hope the photos aren't too large):




I got SO many comments walking in the hallway at school (mainly because we weren't allowed to dress up at all, but I always do my own thing), such as: "Oh my God, did you see that girl?!", "YEAH! That's the way to do it!", and "Need a Band-Aid?!", and even "Wow! I thought that was real!" (but hello, people. It's Halloween...). Everyone from school to the party store to the movie theatre wanted to know if I did it myself, and how (and yes, of COURSE I did it myself, using liquid latex, tissue paper, greasepaint, a tolerance to pain, and patience--the last of which I have little of).

Out of that whole day, the two things that got me most were: I was at an intersection and a guy rolled down his window and asked me if I was okay and needed a bandage, and getting dresscoded in homeroom (although none of the other faculty/staff minded--they actually supported it).

I think I did much better in contrast to last year:



Although I did just realise that I forgot to include a stethoscope as part of my costume this year--what a shame. And yes, I was "Dr. Karma" two years in a row (it bored me, too)--but this year I was told by some fellow zombies that I HAD to do it.
10  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Window Treatment? on: November 12, 2006 09:49:57 AM
I need some original suggestions for a window treatment for this window:




The measurements are a very rough approximation of (I don't have anything to measure with right now) 4 by 6 feet. But I'm having trouble because of it's depth from the wall of about 2 inches:




I'm planning on doing this room with a bright, retro, almost kitschy mood. Something like what you'd see back in the 70's with funky designs, but also moderinsed with sleek, abstract, one-of-a-kind furniture. The colour scheme will be oranges, greens, and browns mainly, with splashes of other bright colours to keep it from being too frumpy.

The inspiration comes from a bag I made using vintage 70's fabric, but I don't have enough left to to curtains (I don't think, anyway):


(This is the best picture I have right now of the fabric--and you can't even see the brown!)


If you have ANY idea, help clue me in?
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