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1  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Discussion and Questions / Re: I have a serious, complicated, special, big problem...advice please on: August 17, 2007 08:56:24 PM
I think that's awesome and totally do-able. The biggest thing would be fitting the bodice - but there are plenty of patterns for that sort of dress and it isn't like you'll need a buttload of boning because you can wear 'normal' underwear with it.

You should be able to find some options http://www.simplicity.com/index.cfm?cat=4&type=19&sec=43&startrow=1 there, particularly in Renaissance. Fabric is gonna be the kicker - take a friend if you can because it is really easy to get overwhelmed.
2  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Discussion and Questions / Re: Suggestions? on: April 23, 2007 03:19:41 AM
I always like re-fashioning stuff for practice. Adding bands to the bottom of shirts, re-doing necklines etc. Circle skirts are good, as are a-lines, pencil skirts are good for getting the measuring stuff down. If you like flowing stuff, maybe try one of the smock tops? Basically a rectangle with a band at the top and some straps.
3  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Springtime on Discworld Gallery on: April 12, 2007 03:25:44 PM
Oh my I just love the hippo! and the book!

I just made another stuffed DoR for my sister in law. It's her birthday and she does love Terry Pratchett. She actually has a tattoo of the DoR and Quoth on her back. So I whipped up another stuffie for her. He's currently naked though. I gave my practice one to a friend's kid, who promptly asked me where his skin is. A distubing question...
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Worlds Ugliest Sweater!-Opinions Needed on: April 10, 2007 08:58:54 PM
I have a blanket my great-grandma crocheted. It was the last thing she ever crocheted, because she realised her eyesight was just too bad by that point.

Not a single colour matches. There are occasional black joins for some reasons. Unexplained holes and dropped stitches. A lot of it is in pumpkin orange. It is truly hideous. I'm keeping it for a baby blanket.

Never underestimate the small things. Bind it all up with scratchy black wool.
5  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Springtime on Discworld Gallery on: March 21, 2007 01:11:40 AM
I GOT IT!!! I also sent today, so it's all very synchronous.

I am so very very pleased! I must apologise for the terrible photos - I can't believe I broke my camera over the weekend. So they're all phone-photos.

First up the cards and the stamp:

The super-spiffy lipgloss holder (I love these things and have been meaning to make one for ages!)

And the necklace:

And the most fabulous bag I own (and I have one with sequins, farm animals and bright pink lining!)

6  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Springtime on Discworld Swap (Signups closed; Sendouts 3/17) on: March 10, 2007 01:28:43 AM
It's alright Vegbee, my husband has put an order in for an extra of one of the things I made for you!
7  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Completed Projects / Re: 2 Trashy? Img heavy? on: March 03, 2007 09:00:27 PM
Leggings, or matching stockings plus boots.
8  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Springtime on Discworld Swap (Signups 2/06 - 2/17; Sendouts 3/17) on: February 14, 2007 01:15:32 AM
Oh dangit. I've signed up and now there's another swap I want to do, but my newb status prevents it. WOE I SAY!

But I do loves me some Discworld. I keep making my husband choke on his foor when we eat out at fast food joints by pretending to be Dibbler.

Sausage inna bun! Fresh! Real meat! Inna bun!
9  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Discussion and Questions / Re: dress styles? on: February 14, 2007 01:08:52 AM
Really deep V will look good. So get a slightly too big, super stretchy wrap dress* and wear it with a matching cami.

*I got mine for $20 at Rockmans. It is awesome - a little bit too big so it slinks down and is a nice length and the V lessens the impact of the boobs'o'doom.
10  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Discussion and Questions / Re: dress styles? on: February 13, 2007 12:53:08 AM
Wrap shirts/dresses depend on how big your boobs are - it never ever looks right on me unless the wrap is closer to my waist. The cross over bit goes wonky.

I agree with the belted thing - create a waist. So a halter with a belted skirt would be nice - just make sure the halter bit suits you. I've got skinny shoulders anda big rack, so my boobs are wider than my shoulders, so halters look like a sack of crap on me. My sister also has large boobs, but broad shoulders and looks wonderful in halters.
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