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1  CLOTHING / Costumes: Discussion and Questions / Medieval underdress/cotehardie sleeves help, please? on: July 30, 2013 03:27:16 PM
I'm in the process of making a cotehardie and an underdress for it, and can not for the life of me find a sleeve tutorial for the underdress that has photos. I can't say I'm the best with diagrams, and the blog posts I've been seeing with DIY medieval garments seem to skip photos of the sleeve pieces.

The cotehardie itself is going to have tie-on sleeves, but the underdress/chemise needs attached sleeves

Anyone have any resources?

2  COOKING / Dessert / Re: chocolate mousse recipes without gelatin? on: December 20, 2011 10:31:27 AM
Silken Tofu, chocolate chips of choice, milk or milk substitute (almond seems like it'd be really good for this), and whatever flavoring you might normally add. I don't have measurements because it was pretty much to texture and taste. Don't add the milk until you need to make it less thick, or else it might end up really runny. Throw the tofu, chocolate, and flavor in the blender and add more chocolate to taste and milk to texture.
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Making a square starting from the corner? on: February 25, 2010 08:25:47 AM
Stockinette. I like the look better, and I found that it didn't curl the way I was doing it, but doing a YO at the beginning of every row resulted in a 45 degree angle, rather than the necessary 90 degree angle.
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Making a square starting from the corner? on: February 25, 2010 07:34:09 AM
I'm trying to make a baby blanket for my aunt's baby, which is due in a 1-2 months (depends if they induce labor early), and I want to knit it starting from the corner, and I really like the look of yarn-over increases on the sides. However, when I knit it up with a YO on both the left and right sides, it only made a 45 degree angle, not the 90 degree angle necessary to end up with a square. Would adding another increase fix this problem, and if so, what kind of increase would you suggest so there isn't a hole other than the one created by the YO? If not, what would you suggest? I don't want some fancy lacy thing, just a big square that won't roll up on itself. Help please?

5  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Resin Plugs/Jewelry for stretched ears 3!(Image Heavy!) on: July 20, 2009 01:48:02 PM
Love these! Yours came out so nice and clear. Are a lot of the designs just paper cast into the resin? If so, any special paper?

Also, as a note, they can't be autoclaved with resin.
6  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Discussion and Questions / Techniques for making boob-to-ribcage area more fitted? on: June 25, 2009 11:42:49 AM
I'm 40"-36"(ribs)-35"-40" and 5 feet tall so my curves are reasonably steep, especially in the bust area. I've been making  most of my clothes (that cover the top anyway) with re-conned t-shirts, but it's still baggy in that area between the boobs and the waist and it makes me look saggy even with the best bra out there. Darts have been okay at best, and the degree to which I have to slope the side seam creates a tube-like opening and am looking for something better. i hope you know what I'm talking about....

any suggestions?
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Corset and tute! on: June 24, 2009 10:13:27 PM
Awesome job!  By the way, you can get giant pads of newsprint (the kind of paper newspapers are printed on) from art supply stores for really cheap.  It's inexpensive paper, so you don't feel bad when you mess up, or when you repeatedly mess up.  I draft my patterns on that stuff.

You can also get rolls of paper for painting (the kinds for covering stuff up) to use for patterns. I forget how much they cost, but its probably about $5 or less for a roll that'll last quite a while.
I got a 25 yard roll for $8 at walmart, though i hate shopping there (it was 10 at night...nothing else was open)
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Corset and tute! on: June 15, 2009 10:44:47 AM
No back shot on this, but it fits very well and was easy to make. I didn't really follow the directions perfectly, i used a .5" seam allowance to make channels for boning (i used plastic from joanns in the interest of time because I had to do this in one evening) and sewed the two pieces together in front to avoid having to set 20 more eyelets. Made double fold tape for the bottom hem.

Excuse the face.
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Intarsia help for a beginner on: January 24, 2009 03:43:12 PM
Do you know how to start a new ball of yarn in the middle of a row (i.e. you are knitting something that is all one color but you come to the end of your ball)?  Start the intarsia the same way, just pretend you have come to the end of your first ball and now you are starting your second.
I did that too, and i'm extremely new to knitting. Worked like a charm on my checkered wristlets (rectangle that I'll sew on the side when I'm done knitting it)
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Cute lolita-ish mini skirt and the "ARE YOU SUFFERING?" Pin on: January 19, 2009 09:09:57 PM
Very cute, and I think it's a great piece for transitioning into a Lolita wardrobe.
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