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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: What are some options for making a too-short dress wearable? on: March 05, 2015 12:06:09 AM
I did come across a few of those online, and I may have to make my own because most of the ones I've seen look like the ruffles or lace or whatever start far, far below where the hem of this dress would hit.  But it's still worth considering- thanks for the suggestion!



I think, though, that this is going to end up being my theme park-visiting dress, and I'll just wear it over some cute shorts, or maybe bicycle-style shorts.
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: What are some options for making a too-short dress wearable? on: January 20, 2015 11:59:25 AM
Thanks to both of you!
I like the knickers suggestion, but I'm not a teenager anymore so I just don't think I can pull that look off!  As for the skirt extensions, I do like the idea of the exposed petticoat look.

I was actually giving some thought to making it a long top, but I think I'd shorten it just a bit and do like a hi-low thing with the bottom hem.
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / What are some options for making a too-short dress wearable? on: January 19, 2015 10:41:39 PM
I bought a dress, this one: http://www.hottopic.com/hottopic/Clearance/GirlsClearance/Bottoms/Disney+Tangled+Silhouette+Skater+Dress-10213674.jsp

Just in case that link ceases to work though, it's basically a stretchy skater dress with a tank style top.  The top portion fits me perfectly, the problem is my big ol' butt takes up too much skirt real estate. I kind of guessed from the picture that I'd need to wear some tights under it, but even with tights you still want your whole butt covered. It's just long enough that when I stand perfectly still and don't move at all, it covers everything.  However, if I lean ever so slightly to one side or another or heaven forbid, forward, I'm putting on a free show.  So I considered letting out the hem, but there's hardly anything to work with.  I also considered adding maybe a wide solid black border around the bottom of the skirt, or even cutting the top from the skirt, inserting a wide black band into the midsection (but that sounded really, really hard.)

P.S. I know nothing about sewing, so the simpler the solution, the better (although I'll probably recruit my mom anyway, who would not consider herself a seamstress but can actually follow easy-moderate patterns successfully.)
4  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Used flash cubes? Polaroid negatives? on: January 04, 2012 11:56:26 AM
So I found a 1960s Polaroid camera that I've been playing around with lately and I bought some flash cubes for it off of ebay (like these: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Magicube-Modified.jpg) But can anyone think of something to do with them once I use up all the flashes?

Also, this is one of the packfilm style Polaroids where you have to peel the photo off of the negative, which I think looks pretty cool- anyone have an idea for what I can do with the negatives?
5  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: Backstage Passes? on: January 15, 2011 03:37:25 PM
Sry, this thread has been going for a while and I don't know if you've already found a use for these or not, but anyway.  What you said about the panel curtain gave me an idea: they all appear to be roughly the same size, so you might think about getting some protective pockets, like plastic sleeves (I was thinking like baseball card collectors use; hopefully you could find some roughly the right size for this), slide them in, punch holes in the corners and link them together with wire loops, and you'd have a sort of curtain-y, wall hanging-y thing that would show them off individually while keeping them together.  I feel like I've seen something similar, but I can't remember where or I'd definitely link to it for you.
6  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: What can you do with a unsellable, collecting dust textbook? on: January 15, 2011 02:46:41 PM
Just a thought, but if the pages have a little bit of thickness to them, you can always make recycled envelopes from them.  I went to a private school for a couple of years where we had to purchase our books, and they ordered new ones every year, so I couldn't find anyone to sell them to and eventually they seemed pretty outdated.  I just took a small envelope, pulled it gently apart along the seams, and traced the edges onto a page from the book, folded it up, and glued the seams.  You have to either use a sticker or glue stick or something to seal it, and if there's a lot of writing or pictures on the page it helps to write the addresses on a plain sticky label so they're a little easier to read.  I keep a stack of these envelopes and labels handy, and so far my friends always seem to love getting anything in them.  My friend in med school is about to get a card encased in a diagram of the circulatory system!
7  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / Re: Take a sad shoe and make it better... (img somewhat grande) on: August 11, 2008 10:11:43 PM
Those are seriously way cool! I love how you made the starry sky! Did you use glitter paint and splatter white on them too?
First of all, thanks!
The sky is just a base of navy blue paint, and while it was still wet I used iridescent blue (a shade lighter, too, I think) to make the lighter spots.  The stars are just white paint flicked off an old toothbrush.
8  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / Re: Take a sad shoe and make it better... (img somewhat grande) on: July 27, 2008 08:59:25 PM
Wow!! Those are really nicely done!! Have to say I've never heard of the film though.

How did you do the white writing? I've been trying to paint up some shoes and can't figure out how to do writing. Yours looks too neat to be a paintbrush (if it is then I must know your secret, lol). Is there some sort of white paint pen available?

Love the tounges with the music stuff on!

Oh thanks so much!
As for the white- no secret, it's just a teeny tiny paintbrush and white fabric paint. You might could find one of those Painters acrylic pens in white, but I only have the neon colors.  For this, I tried to dip the tip of the paintbrush handle in the paint and write with that, but it just looked awful and scratchy, so I just found my smallest paintbrush and summoned up all my patience and freehanded it.
9  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / Re: Wile E Coyote Slippers **Updated, lots of pics!** on: July 27, 2008 08:43:30 PM
Haha oh wow- those are too awesome!  I used to love watching Roadrunner and I would totally wear those.
Great job- he has to love them!
10  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / Re: Take a sad shoe and make it better... (img somewhat grande) on: July 09, 2008 07:55:30 PM
Thanks you guys!

Hey Jude is probably one of my favourite Beatle songs.. so props
and I wish I had the guts to paint my Chucks.. maybe one day Wink
awesome job

I wasn't really sure I wanted to paint up my chucks, either (especially these, seeing as how they were my 1st pair ever- oh the nostalgia!) but they truly looked unfortunate.  However, I am pretty pleased with the results and so they live on!
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