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3361  CLOTHING / Costumes: Discussion and Questions / Re: Fantasy Costumes: What would you like to know? on: March 15, 2008 10:14:38 AM
The tutorial is posted here, and is kind of lengthy.


There's a design section, and a construction section, and probably more complicated than it needs to be.  Personally speaking, I wouldn't mind if you used it in a book, as long as you credited me for it.  I'm sure at least some other folks would be as flexible.  Tails would be a good idea.  Also the pants/hooves that people make for satyrs.  Those shoes look awesome, I just can't figure them out.

You could also include a section on basic weapons and jewelry.
3362  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Party Planning / Re: Fashion/ Interior Design Party on: March 14, 2008 09:50:26 PM
I wish our school had had a Design club...us Interior folks never got to see the fashion people.  All we got were the architecture guys.  They were cool, though.

I think the best thing we ever did was make horribly tacky tee-shirts.  It's something about the rebellion of making something so completely hideous, when your future (or current) profession is to make something that's at least pleasing.  Cooking as a group can also be fun, if you're inventive about it.  Imagine making a skyscraper cake, or candy dresses.  I can't think of any suitable movies to watch, unless you go for something really visually intense.  Or rent a season of Project Runway and have your own crit sessions with it.
3363  CLOTHING / Costumes: Discussion and Questions / Re: Fantasy Costumes: What would you like to know? on: March 14, 2008 09:12:23 PM
Oooh, I wrote a tutorial for cellophane wings, that's a good one.  It's super easy to do at home, and can look very complicated.  I'd post it to craftster, but there's not really a good place for it.
3364  CLOTHING / Costumes: Discussion and Questions / Re: Fantasy Costumes: What would you like to know? on: March 14, 2008 09:05:24 AM
Simple corsets are a must, in my opinion.  As are cloaks (most of the tutorials out there aren't super clear).  Oh, also, methods of doing ragged hems.  I'm trying to think of things I've had trouble with myself.  Good luck!  It's a great idea.
3365  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Help us with my promdress please? [PICS] on: March 14, 2008 08:59:03 AM
It's precious.  I'd maybe add a slip with a decorative hem (either a sheer white flounce, or gathered lace) that would poke out at the bottom, to tie in the white lace at the top.  I don't think I'd put any more flowers on it.  It's very retro.
3366  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Advice on twirly skirt, please? on: March 12, 2008 04:48:39 PM
Okay, so a little background:  this skirt is to serve the dual purpose of being a bellydance class/performance skirt, and also a regular, wear everyday skirt.  The BIG floofy belly dance skirts that you see are 25-yard hems, and the one I'm planning is 10 yards.  It will be tiered at least 4 times, and I've got those calculations figured out.  The problem is that I am very much gifted in the hip and, erm, rear departments, and I don't want a lot of floof right in that area.  So, the way I'm looking at it, I can either do a waistband (wide enough to fit my hips, with elastic, most likely) and then start my first tier at 1.5x that length.  Or, I can make my first tier a short circle skirt, and then gather the rectangular bits for the rest of the tiers to that.  Either way, I think I'll end up with a ruffly skirt (I'm using a thin, silky peachskin, if anyone's interested), I just don't know which one would hang better.  The circle option would still be very lightly gathered at the top, again to accommodate the hips, but not as much as the 1.5x tier.  So...what do you lovely craftsters think?  Or am I missing an option?
3367  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Cool Convertable top dress ! on: March 12, 2008 11:29:59 AM
It's absolutely gorgeous!  Are the sleeves just rectangles, or did you have to shape the neck more?
3368  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: little help with a take on an infinity dress on: March 12, 2008 05:55:33 AM
I think that that is what these folks have been talking about:


It's actually a double layer wrap skirt, and you can fold the top layer in such a way as to make it look like a tube top, held in place with the help of the straps.

I think. Wink
3369  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Stuck on reconstruction. Please help. (question with photo) on: March 11, 2008 07:28:12 PM
I agree, I'd cut them short into either cap sleeves, or cut them and gather them into little puffs.  I do like the idea of putting white up there, as well.  It's cute!
3370  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Discussion and Questions / Re: Patterns for kids clothes (7year old girl) on: March 11, 2008 07:19:37 PM
That's entirely because I called it the wrong thing.   Wink  Here you go:


Oh, and I thought of one other, drawstring skirts are great for little girls, because they don't have a lot of curves to make the pattern fiddly.  You can make a rectangle long enough to fit over her hips, plus seam allowance, sew up the side, put a casing in one end for the drawstring, and hem the other end.  You could even put lace or something frilly at the bottom to let her practice different skills.
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