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1  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Completed Projects / Re: First successful shirt! (and it actually sort of fits!) on: August 21, 2006 04:43:44 AM
 Smiley Just love it....especially love the tie back, veryyyy sexy, and your pose is as well.. Smiley ever think of modeling?
2  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Completed Projects / Re: I made a dress! on: August 15, 2006 01:35:06 PM
 Smiley Just love that dress, you did a great job!  Smiley  How much fabric did it take to make it, the length is perfect, did you have to cut some off to hem it? or was it just perfect? I guess I'm humbly asking for a tut..lol, Lisa
3  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Discussion and Questions / Re: Pear shaped gals on: August 08, 2006 04:00:58 AM
 Smiley Me thinks we have  serendipitiously stumbled upon a new subcatagory of curvaceous crafsters..lol

I'm a pear/hourglass, hehe, and I have loved reading your posts regarding your concerns about being a pear/hourglass. Plus I'm only 5'1". My legs are short, and am short-waisted. But...I am beautiful, healthy, active, and happy...so I dress that way..I love love love, tunic tops, special necklines, and trouser type pants that fall gracefully from the widest part of my hips to the ground.

Anything tapered, legging type, short t-shirt that falls at the waist or hip exactly, skirts and tops that are different in color, 3/4 length sleeves, and a few other items are big no-no's for me to look and feel my best.

recent bargains: light weight demin pull on elastic waist jeans from Macy's reduced to $2.99!!!!! yes 2.99, so I bought 2 pair. Fabric from Joann's 3.00/yd ..54 inches wide, linen/cotton blend, in light pink, so I bought it all up, like 6 yards. I also bought for 1.97/yd from Walmart a polyester fabric, ivory background with medium sized water color roses, polyester lavendar fabric 1.97/yd.

When I make what I'm going to make I will post pix ( I have trouble posting, tried to in another catagory and messed up several times..lol)

Also in another category, I saw a discussion of a 6 way dress. Originally for maternity, the crafsters discussing it said anyone can wear it. I am very interested in this, if anyone here has ventured to make this or has the tute, I would be forever appreciative.

Looks like a aline skirt bottom, tube-like top, sewn together in stretchy black fabric, then a contrasting fabric in a lighter color as the apron around the waist that allows for wrapping in various ways to create 6 different looks

Draw lots of attention to your upper body as a pear, ladies..scarves on the head, in the hair, on the neck.  Earrings, necklaces, shoulder pads to balance upper and lower body, puff sleeves, epaulets. For tall pears, lighter color on top, darker color on bottom.  If you have  fantastic legs...show them!!! Hair swept up may reveal a slender neck.I have, over the years, read many many books on clothing, textiles, 'fashion', etc. And I have come away with a style that works for me.

I see the human body as a canvas, and clothing, makeup and accessories as the paint.

If people compliment you in a certain style, color, etc, this is a clue that you should wear more of that style or color., Smiley...Accentuate your positive attributes! Wear what makes you feel beautiful, you will act differently and carry yourself differently depending on what you wear.  Wink I'm no expert..I just love talking about clothing, sewing and style.

4  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Beginner Applique Quilt-Block-of-the-Month on: August 04, 2006 07:05:52 AM
Hi again, I dont mind if you delete some of my  posts..it can be a drag..lol.
yahoo briefcase only allows public access for 'premium members'.  This is getting on my nerves...lol.  Please see if the link below works:



http://briefcase.yahoo.com/abeautifullife786
5  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Completed Projects / Re: My First SKIRT/DRESS (Pic Heavy) on: August 03, 2006 03:32:42 AM
 Smiley What a grrreat idea!  talk about 'extending' ones wardrobe, lol.
6  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Beginner Applique Quilt-Block-of-the-Month on: August 03, 2006 03:26:30 AM
 Smiley ok..here goes again. I saved the photo at 25% and the upload section here on craftster told me it was too large a file. Going to try it here again using img tags.

<fingers crossed...Lisa  Smiley
7  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Beginner Applique Quilt-Block-of-the-Month on: July 31, 2006 04:14:35 AM
  ohhhh...ok I'll try again...

[img][/imghttp://us.f13.yahoofs.com/bc/44c61180_a3c/bc/Applique+blocks/June_appl_block.jpg?bfulezEBvrXFDRdR][img]

hmm, didnt work, I checked...I use yahoo's 'my briefcase', perhaps thats why it didnt work?
8  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Completed Projects / Re: my first recon on: July 31, 2006 03:47:33 AM
 Smiley Hi, sorry, I cant see your pix, am I the only one?
9  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Beginner Applique Quilt-Block-of-the-Month on: July 25, 2006 05:48:21 AM
Ok all, here is my June block..lol. My chicken placement is askew, and the machine blanket stitch is ok, not my best work, but it was fun....Lisa



Not sure if this will post...let me know if you view it.
10  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Completed Projects / Re: My summer wardrobe is hot!!!! on: July 24, 2006 01:27:15 PM
 Smiley Sorry about the two posts, pc is having a coughing spell...and Its Summerrrrrrrr theme, duh, 'scuse me..lol.
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