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2521  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: 2005 Completed Costumes Scrapbook (completed projects with pictures go here) on: September 15, 2006 03:06:22 PM
Quote from: KnitChick1979  I added burgundy lining and a patch to my graduation robes from college!  Smiley 

Mary Jo

See... education is NEVER wasted!  Grin
2522  Halloween / Halloween Decor and Parties / Re: Boo! Easy Chair Covers on: September 15, 2006 02:31:44 PM
So FUN!  Grin

You could also use fabric glue (put a plastic bag inside the pillow case so you don't glue the pillowcase together)
Stitch Witchery. (Yeah, that's its name. Makes instant iron-ons)
2523  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Discussion and Questions / Re: Simplicity Pattern 4050 on: August 29, 2006 03:40:55 PM
Chances are, the Joann's clerks were rude because the didn't know. Many are not expert seamstresses... or even OK seamstresses.

Or the fabric fumes got to them.

Just "pity their ignorance and despise them" (Charles Dickens. Not an expert seamstress either.)

SO -- any thoughts on the Simplicity vs. the McCalls?  IMHO, the SImplicity has a better skirt -- more A line and less gather-y. And I like the long, band-less option. I think the bottom band may be 1 contrast fabric too much for me... another honking big horizontal. OTOH, I do have terrific legs.

What to emphasize: Nice tits or terrific legs?

Bette Midler had a song "Pretty Legs and Great Big Knockers"
Could be a ring tone....
2524  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Completed Projects / Re: My summer wardrobe is hot!!!! on: August 29, 2006 02:41:16 PM

And while y'all are thrifting, look for Ultrasuede. It makes the BEST appliques!
2525  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Discussion and Questions / Re: Wedding Gowns for the... um.. ample? lol on: August 29, 2006 02:36:28 PM

1. A wedding dress can be 2 pieces. Much easier to fit. Find a killer top and then have a simple skirt made.
2. Get the best fabric you can afford.
3. Cleavage. You got it, sugar. Flaunt it!

2526  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: The Blazer of DOOOOM... (loads of pics) on: August 29, 2006 02:19:36 PM
That's the pattern you STARTED with? Yikes, girl -- everything's going to be easier than that!

Superb job. Try a couple of pins over the lapels from hell -- make them a "design feature."
2527  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: **cute polka dot dress EDIT: yellow dress added!!! on: August 29, 2006 02:11:26 PM
The polka dot is very Marilyn Monroe. I admire how you got a pattern to fit, and then used it over again.

The yellow version could make a cute pinny for fall
2528  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: black/pink polka dot circle skirt =3 -4 pics- on: August 29, 2006 02:04:28 PM
Charming! And you got the hem even... which is tricky Grin
2529  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Please help me with my hat! on: August 29, 2006 01:22:43 PM
Underneath the needles you've used as markers, there are stitches. Put a piece of contrasting yarn to mark those lines, and remove the needles. Then stick one needle through each knit loop where the yarn is. What you'll end up with will look like cast on stitches on the needle. (Try a smaller needle to stick through the loops/pick up if it's too hard to use the bigger needle.) Remove the yarn marker. Then knit the picked up loops with both needles untill you're done with the flap.

Most picking up stitches is more intuitive, because they're on the edge. So you're doing it the hard way first.

2530  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Smock top or pinafore? opinions please (image heavy) on: August 15, 2006 02:01:43 PM
You could shorten the straps for the smock top option by tieing a bow around the loose straps behind your back. "Creative problems solving" ajd a "design detail" Cheesy
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