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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Help me to find or make a pattern for this dress! (pinup/rockabilly) on: May 22, 2014 09:03:36 AM
Hi there! I've recently been fawning over this dress and upon closer inspection, it's just way too small for me. But looking at the pictures, it seems that it would be very simple to make my own!

http://www.amazon.com/Ixia-Womens-Polka-Pinup-Dress/dp/B00ED36V58/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top



The skirt looks like a simple circle skirt, no worries there, but I've never made a dress with a multi-part bodice like this one has. I absolutely love the look of it and I would love to replicate it.

Do any of you know of patterns, tutorials, how-tos on making a dress like this? Of course, free is always better but if you know of a good pattern I might buy, let me know! It's really just the bodice that intimidates me- I would love to see how all of the pieces actually interact, what is what shape, the angles of them all- and it would be great to get even just some reference. I also don't mind drafting my own patterns at all Smiley
I'd love to make this dress, but I'm fairly inexperienced at sewing garments with multiple parts, especially something as rigid and specific as this!

Thanks so much <3
2  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Get Product and Website Opinions / Crazy cellphone charms, pins, hairclips and Charm bracelets! (very IMG heavy!) on: March 03, 2009 08:57:24 PM
Hey craftster! This is my first time posting something big here, so be gentle!
I'm quickly approaching my time to get my Etsy shop up and running, but I wanted to show these little doodads to you first. What do you all think?

Also, from a consumer standpoint, how much would you pay for some of these items? Thanks in advance and enjoy the pictures!

First, some simple beaded cell charms, they have little hearts on em!





This one reminds me of berries...


These next guys are my pride and joy- cupcakes! Of felt!!

These are pins. lovely, lovely pins.

I like this birthday one quite a bit.

These ones are hairclips. I LOVE hairclips, so I hope you all do too  Smiley

The angry one is my favorite

This little cloud pin is my personal buddy =D maybe I'll make more if it strikes my fancy!

Here are some mixed cell charms...

Chocolate chip polyclay cookies, beads, and a little bell.

And a similar charm


Dolphin and an orca with some dangly bead things.


Polyclay cupcakes! Love making cupcakes!

A little resin piece and some stars.

Now, a couple of charm bracelets!! I really like these, if only I liked to actually wear them! I'll have more pictures of these once I get the rest of them back from the spa that was SUPPOSED to sell them but isn't  Angry
Anyway, enjoy!



So, any ideas on how to improve on these designs, pricing, or other thoughts? Thanks everyone!!
3  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Party Planning / World of Warcraft party time! (small update!) on: August 29, 2007 04:04:39 PM
Recently, the idea formed in my head to have a World of Warcraft themed birthday party next year.
This is no problem, since I have plenty of people to invite, but the question is...

What favors to have? Food? Decorations? Costumes? Invitations?

Does anyone else here who plays the WoW have any idea what kind of crafty things I can drum up for my party? I have plenty of time since it will be next July, but I wanted to get started early!

Update: I've come up with a few food ideas, and here they are:
"Herb Baked Egg"- deviled eggs with various spices
"Warp Burger"- mini burgers, preferably with purple colored buns (any idea how to accomplish this?)
"Spider Sausage"- Little cocktail hotdogs
"Barbecued Buzzard Wing"- Barbecue wings
"Cactus Apple Surprise"- apple pie
"Conjured Cinnamon Rolls"- Mini cinnamon rolls (I bet they'll disappear within 15 minutes...)
"Healthstone"- Some kind of green sperical candy
Various mana gems- colored rock candy

Drinkies:
Health potions, mana potions, fizzy faire drink "classic", various elixirs: Different colored sodas.


Already decided-
My costume: Tauren Shaman!
Party name: DING! Level 17!
Guests: All those other nerds!


Give me some ideas! WOO!
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