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1  CLOTHING / Costumes: Discussion and Questions / Help needed with female Pirate/Renaissance costume... on: August 01, 2005 01:50:55 PM
Ok you craftsters... I need some help!

I am in the market for a Pirate/Renaissance costume to wear to the Renaissance festival that my favorite man goes to every year. This is him in his costume:

So, I want to make something to wear that is complimentary to the garb he already has. I was thinking a shirt that is similar to his, but lowcut with a under-bust corset over, and a long, ruffled, multi-layered skirt, and these black boots that I have.

The boots:

They are the most pirate-ish shoes I own, and I don't have the funds to buy any others. Unless I thrift them...


So, obviously I have some vague idea as to what I want it to look like, and I'm a fairly competent seamstress, and I am able to follow tutes and patterns with ease. So I ask of you...


2  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Freeze-dried MILK yarn? on: June 22, 2005 11:49:57 AM
There is a clothing line: http://www.piscottacashmere.com/soybean%20cashmere.htm

But does anyone know how get yarn of spun milk?

Eeek! This is some crazy stuff. Any knowledge will be appreciated!
3  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Stitch And BOTCH / Not entierly crafty... but a major mishap none the less on: June 19, 2005 01:55:03 AM
Ok. So when I was a kid, I was homeschooled. I was sitting in my room, working on some math... and was really bored. So I decided to paint my nails with this obnoxiously red polish that was sitting on my desk. So I start painting, and get part-way done when I spill the polish on my bathrobe (yes... that is a major perk to homeschooling: wearing pajamas ALL DAY). So I'm thinking, "No problem, I can just take it off with some nail polish remover, Mom will never know it spill, thus, never knowing I was not doing what I was supposed to be doing... etc.


So I break out the polish remover, and pour some on the robe. Well, turns out my robe was made from an acryllic fabric, and acryllic fabric + nail polish remover = not good. So the bathrobe starts to desolve like I poured straight acid on it, and pretty soon a major park of the sleeve has disapeared. So I run water on it, which stopped the process (I'm not sure why, and I have absolutely no idea how I thought to do this).

Moral of the story: Math = Suck, 100% Cotton = Sunshine and Rainbows.

Anyone else ever disolve your clothing, on purpose or by accident?
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Leopard print Pillowcase skirt on: April 02, 2005 07:46:04 PM
Here is my latest project... and the first one I've posted on here!
It was a left over from some sheets I used as curtains, so I:

1. Reinforced the side seam (there was only a seam on one side) to avoid any embarassing "rip" situations

2. Cut the closed end open, then turned it under and sewed a hem with space for elastic

3. Threaded the elastic though, and sewed it shut

4. Cut up the side seam about 7 inches (from the bottom, up) to make a slit (so I could walk!) and hemmed both sides

5. Danced, because I was done!

(Sorry about the poor quality of the images)

I wear it with the slit in the back middle (sorry, no pictures... I couldn't manage to twist that way in the mirror). Also, when I tuned the top over and hemmed it, I made it so the hem was about 2 inches lower in the front (the side opposite the slit) because my butt takes up more room in back. If you don't do this, it tends to come up quite a bit higher in the front, which bugs me.

Hope you like it!
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Fabric Paint? on: February 27, 2005 09:35:39 PM
Hey, has anyone here ever used Tulip Soft brush-on fabric paint? If so... did it work well, and hold up to washing? Let me know, thanks!
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