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« Reply #50 on: April 17, 2009 12:29:17 AM »

yay! i've already started brainstorming and sketching  Cheesy

thanks for taking up the organizing position midnight!
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« Reply #51 on: April 17, 2009 11:50:08 AM »

As someone who performs regularly I hope ladies don’t mind my contributing a few tips for making pasties. The best material to use for the base of your pasties is called buckram. It’s a stiff material used in making hats and you can find it at almost any fabric store. It provides a better base than something like felt because when you want to reuse your pasties, the wig/garment tape or liquid latex you use to apply your pasties comes off easier and it is more durable for long term use.

Another tip for making great pasties is to use fishing swivels (see picture below) to attach your tassels. It makes twirling your tassels a whole lot easier. You can find them any place that sells fishing stuff. They are super cheap and they come in colors like black, silver, gold, brass, etc.

A few more things to think about: the bigger/heavier the tassel, the easier it is to twirl. (So ladies with larger breasts, typically use a larger tassel.) Also, just like women’s breasts, pasties are not one size fits all. Areola sizes vary in women and pasties should compliment this. Nothing looks goofier than a tiny lady with big ol pasties and vice versa.  If everyone would be comfortable with this, I think we should mention some sort of sizing for pasties.

Anyway, hope this helps some of you. I am super excited for this swap!! If anyone has questions on making pasties, let me know. Happy Crafting!

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« Reply #52 on: April 17, 2009 01:26:33 PM »

hehe any boys in on this swap? my guy is part of  a burlesque troupe ^_^
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« Reply #53 on: April 17, 2009 02:49:43 PM »

omg that is amazing! i wish i had a burlesque boy! Im curious now tho, I wonder how boy burlesque would work....?

thanks for the advice ihearttrees. those tips are great Cheesy I really want to try my hand at making pasties, as I've never made them before... something new Im going to have to try!! Is buckram not uncomfortable tho? I presume theyre not lined?
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« Reply #54 on: April 21, 2009 03:19:04 PM »

hi all! just to let you all know i have opened this swap for signups on the main board. see you all there!!
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