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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: my wedding gown!!! on: December 02, 2009 05:49:14 PM
If you don't mind me asking, how did you make the roses?

It looks fantastic. You're the only bride in the world who has worn that dress! That's so exciting, and you looked like a million dollars!
2  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Queen of Hearts (featuring Mugatu!) on: November 16, 2009 02:33:49 PM
I don't post much on Craftster anymore, but I figured every costume posted helps inspire people for the next year, so here goes...

I had a plan to be the Hamburglar for Halloween for about 2 months prior to the holiday. However, when I went to buy b&w striped material, I found that the only (yes only) fabric store/chain around here was not going to be getting any in this year. Faced with making my own (just completed a striped dress like this in the summer and it was super tedious... the addition of school made this impossible) and I had to quickly rethink my choice. I remembered seeing this tutu on etsy this summer: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=30984282&ref=sr_list_4&&ga_search_query=queen+hearts+tutu&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_page=&order=date_desc&includes[]=tags&includes[]=title and tried to create something inspired by it in less than three days between classes and also making my boyfriend's costume. I spent all my time on the tutu, so the day of Halloween I quickly whipped up the belt/waistband thing (out of an old pair of pants and a cut up work shirt of the bf's... all the hearts are from that). The tiara is leftover from my 19th birthday party (4 years I've saved it.. I knew there was a reason!) and the socks are just American Apparel socks. I wanted to make a wand but ran out of time.

My bf on the other hand, was Mugatu. I think it's pretty straightforward from seeing the costume how we made it, but if you have any questions just let me know and I'll answer them. For the first Halloween ever in our 4 H'weens as a couple his costume won out for getting the most attention.. it was awesome! I was so proud to be out with him, hahaha. Here we go:

(was super excited to be drinking Queen of Hearts wine all night hahaha)

hahaha... once we were at the bar... i believe the theme of this picture was "be really really ridiculously good looking"

I didn't want to post a pic of my friend without her permission but this is the only pic I have of the night where you can see the spade panel of my tutu!

It was a really fun Halloween, I really loved my costume and the bf's. Thanks for looking Smiley
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Adult No-Sew Tutu Help on: October 29, 2009 05:36:13 AM
I'm attempting to make a no-sew tutu for myself and I need a bit of help. I currently have 10 yards of tulle to work with, and I've got about 6 yards of it on there right now and will add the rest tonight, but I feel like the tutu is a bit too long and I don't want to redo everything I've already done. Also, I'd kind of like the tutu "hem" to be a blunt edge rather than a wispy ball type thing with ends of varying length. I know I'm doing the easy no-sew route, but once I have the tutu at desired poufiness, can I just take scissors to the ends and end up with this straight effect? Or should I simply redo the strips?

Any advice/pictures of your own would be super helpful. If it helps at all, this is my inspiration picture:
4  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Flowers and flowers! on: August 19, 2009 05:36:03 AM
I recently purchased some of your creations from etsy after seeing them on here, you are fantastic! Not only is everything beautiful but the quality is superb Smiley you can see me wearing the flower I bought for myself (the other purchases were gifts) in this post:


and now once again this post has made me contemplate wearing out the PayPal a bit more Smiley I love love love the fuschia one!
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Pink Jersey Bubble Dress on: August 14, 2009 05:32:10 AM
Thanks, all! Smiley I love the colour too, the fabric is soo soft and flowy, it is so comfortable!
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: New Jersey Dress for Fall - *Edit* Now with Tutorial! on: August 11, 2009 06:57:30 AM
Here is my version Smiley


Thanks for the awesome tutorial! This was my second attempt at the dress, the first one didn't work out (last summer) but this one turned out better than I hoped, and I love it! Thanks again Smiley
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Pink Jersey Bubble Dress on: August 11, 2009 06:54:53 AM
I've made two dresses out of some clearance jersey fabric I picked up. I think for all of both kinds of fabric I paid about $10 CDN and I still have lots of black and a little bit of the pink left over. Unfortunately I am impatient and haven't taken photos of one of them yet, so for now here is the second one I made, using this tutorial: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=196489.0. I just made the skirt a bit shorter and used ribbon to tie the straps instead of jersey. This dress is more comfortable than most of the pajamas I own:

C&C always welcome and appreciated Smiley

8  CLOTHING / Shoes: Discussion and Questions / The Schweaty Feet Thread... Shoe Insoles? on: July 30, 2009 10:24:47 AM
I have very schweaty feet Sad I suffer from hyperhidrosis in the hands, feet and armpits and my feet really take a beating because of it. They blister constantly (I always have blisters!) and the feeling of having sweaty feet almost 24/7 is really, really gross.

Most importantly though, it limits my shoes Sad

I've accepted that my life will be without flip flops and sandals. I love my flats and I love my sneakers (though buying them twice a year to keep up with the shoe rot sucks!) but the one thing I really, really, really miss is heels. I have a few pairs of FIERCE heels that I love, and could see myself buying more and more and more, and love what they do for my body/confidence/outfits etc, BUT I have a double problem with heels. Because my feet sweat, if the heels are the right size, once my feet sweat, they swell up and the heels will cut into them (for some reason this isn't as big of a deal with flats). If I get them slightly bigger/way bigger than my actual size, my foot sliiiiiideeessss slimily forward in the shoe the whole time I'm wearing them making them impossible to walk in, horribly gross and uncomfortable to even stand in, and giving me super huge blisters to remind me the next day why I never wear heels. Sad

So I think I'm going to make myself some insoles. I have some that fit my flats that are towel-y on one side and they absorb pretty well and prevent the blisters, they also make the shoes a bit smaller, which would be perfect for the heels I have which are all a half size to a size too big. Gel insoles do Not work, the slidey problem is only made worse (I can imagine, I haven't bought them).

Wow, that's a lot of backstory for an actually pretty simple question! Basically I figure I'll trace the existing insoles of the shoes onto an old towel and use that, but I'm wondering what a good material would be for the other side? Rubber? I want somethnig that won't get damaged by too much moisture but also something that isn't expensive, won't slide in the shoe, etc. Any ideas??

Thanks for reading the tale of my gross schweaty feet and in advance for any help!!
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Summer dresses! Picture Heavy! on: July 30, 2009 05:12:18 AM
Can I ask where you get your fabrics? I am a Canadian without a Jo-Ann and I'm always on the look out for potential online sources (if you got them online that is!)
10  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Halloween Costume-A-Long? (2009) on: July 27, 2009 07:00:58 AM
I would love to start my Halloween costume now, since I'll be back in school and therefore have limited time to craft before Halloween once September hits, but I'm definitely drawing a blank on the costume ideas! If I am inspired I totally want to join in.
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