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1  CLOTHING / Shoes: Discussion and Questions / Re: Spray Paint/Applique Converse Help! on: June 11, 2010 09:23:00 PM
I'd hand-stitch the lace on :/. If you used spray adhesive they will not hold up to wear and tear,
2  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Discussion and Questions / Re: Curvy Girls Dress on: June 11, 2010 08:36:58 PM
Can't stands:
Skirts better suited to be belts.
The thought that everyone has an hourglass figure.(I don't even know anyone with an hourglass figure.)
That because I'm big, it must mean i have big boobs.
That i want to dress like a country dixie, or a ghetto-fabulous queen.
That because i am fat, i must mean i have a big butt.
Tummy control panels that make muffins out of my top.
And those that think i have smaller boobs, that i want to show them off. All the time.

Skirts with pockets and belt loops.
Dress pants with belt loops.(Why are these so hard to find?)
Tanks the cover the boobs and the bra.
Have swimsuits. And not just one in 16 colours. But 16 types in 16 colours.
Have more than the empire waist dress or shirts.
Stain resistant fabrics.
Black that stay black and colours that stay said colour.

And to all the people who say "Go to torrid.", that's all fine and dandy if you make more than minimum wage and work at least 40 hours a week
3  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Completed Projects / Re: My first "from scratch" article of clothing on: April 24, 2010 05:19:33 PM
The bodonkadonk butt with hem: No. You are not the only one that notices. I notice it, and so does my mom, but perhaps it has more to do with the fact that my mom and i have big bellies and are perfectionists. But you did a fantastic job! Ironically, though i have a big belly, my front and side skirt measurements are the same(Within a 1/2 in or 1 1/4cm), while my center back is nearly 2 inches longer!
4  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Re: Pads for the Curvy Gal...Tutorial on: April 24, 2010 05:14:34 PM
I've been thinking for a while about making some of these for In case of an emergency(I'm the only woman in the house that gets her period, so I don't have someone checking on pad supplies.), but my question is this; how do they not shift and bunch? This is my only concern, really. Bulkiness isn't so much of a problem, as i never wear thin pants or the like, and if i do, i can tie my sweater around my waist and it hides the back of it.(I'd make the front come up to my mons, as when i stand that's where i leak, so only the back would show due to an already sagging belly at 19 :/.)

My second worry is the fabric wings wicking the blood into them, and subsequently, on my pants, do you have any problems with such?
5  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Discussion and Questions / Re: Does this work for curvy girls? on: April 07, 2010 09:31:23 PM
It can as long as you don't have to many back fat rolls or belly rolls, otherwise you will need to bone the torso or use a stiffening fabric.

Also, a warning if you have big boobs, secure the buttons. Like. Really secure them. Secure them until you can't secure them anymore. My sister was at a club when a button on a halter snapped and became a projectile. Thankfully hitting no one.
6  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Discussion and Questions / Re: I'm reconning a dress for the first time, and help would be greatly appreciated on: April 07, 2010 09:27:38 PM
Get a friend. Massacre the dress up the seams. do some math, have your bud check your math, cut just a little less off than what you think you should, sew up with a basic straight stitch, and have your friend pin-fit you. Alter as necessary.

This might not be what you are asking about though.

OT: why do all of these people get good prices at goodwill and they ask for 15$ for a shapeless Mumu?
7  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Discussion and Questions / Re: Belle from Beauty and the Beast Pattern?? on: April 07, 2010 09:19:54 PM
Look into wedding dress patterns.
But it looks like her skirt is made up of multiple, extra long panels that were gathered vertically, a princess seam bust with a sweetheart neckline, and a folded down sleeve-thingy that i can't really explain without visual aide that i can't really find.

But I'm pretty sure that you could find a wedding dress pattern like this.
8  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Discussion and Questions / Re: Part-finished Wrap Top on: April 07, 2010 09:04:38 PM
And it seems like the seam under your left armpit needs to be brought in, but that might be just how you are holding your arm.
9  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Discussion and Questions / Re: IS criticism NOT ok? on: April 07, 2010 08:53:47 PM
Hi....new to the board here,and happy to see a curvaceous crafters section. (Can you feel the BUT hanging here? And here's where the board newbie makes a SLEW of enemies me thinks.)
But, why oh why oh why is NO ONE saying anything about the incredibly, absolutely, undeniably, UNFLATTERING clothing here for plus-sized women here?
I see countless posts of "will this look good?", "does this look good?" ...NO!!!  Good GOD!  It doesn't!!!  If you are doubting what you see in the mirror what makes you think others will see any different....do you think we look at you through rose coloured glasses?  We don't, or maybe we do; because we sure as hell don't tell you the truth.
I do agree that some mods and clothes are just. Bad.
But most of them are too old for me to go and comment on without breaking forum ettiqute.

T-Shirts and jeans with multi coloured strips down the sides (Even if it's not too small now, it sure as hell looks like it WAS.), jersey dresses, shirts, (shudder) "infinity" dresses with back fat poking out, circle skirts (oh how I loathe thee, unless of course the POINT was to make your backside wider than a half-ton truck), maternity inspired empire waists with thin, cheap fabric.....sigh...
Ok, going in your order:
If the shirt and jeans are made with a sufficently similar fabric, and the selvages/seams from the previous article are used, along with closely matching thread, it doesn't look bad, and in fact there was a very large trend a few years back where that was big. (In the New england area, anyway.)

And jersey dresses, and pants can be good if the sewer in question knows how the fabric will handle. Though, i admit outside of swimwear and t-shirts i am against large amounts of knit fabrics. But T-shirts are all jersey, andi know you have one in your closet. Lurking. Somewhere.

Infinity dresses are another matter though, i've seen some really good ones, and i've seen some horrible ones. Just cause some people are living on the equator doesn't mean they should suffer heat stroke. But yes, generally a pattern should be altered to cover any back boobies.

The next are clumped because they don't need to be defended past a single point.
Circle skirts have their place, namely with women that posess an apple or triangle shaped body, to even us out. I am one of them.
Empire waists do actually look good on some people, and do not make us look pregnant, again, i am one of them.
Thin fabric does not always mean chep, m'dear.

Like I said, I am happy about the board here.  I am fat.  I am 5'4" and I weigh 225lbs.....yes ladies, and the odd gentleman, I am fat and the thought of being able to make my own clothes thrills me! But it's hard, very hard, the cut, the pattern, the colour, the fabric; so much has to be taken into consideration.  We need structure, good quality, well draping fabric, and good tailoring.  We know this!  It's difficult enough to BUY plus-sized clothing let alone make it, I understand that and I also know that is  what this board is for: for inspiration for encouragement. But can we also bring ourselves to be honest? Find nice ways to say something doesn't look good?  Shouldn't it be easier to say across the web than to someones face?
I guess not.
Oh and if we are looking for inspiration for clothing to make, why not look at plus sized clothing, skip urban outfitters and Anthropologie. Take a look at Torrid, young, fun, and for the most part, flattering. 

Last bit on your rant.
Honestly, it sounds like you were the blessed few who have any other shape aside from an apple or inverted triangle.
10  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Discussion and Questions / Re: Apple shaped with a bodonkadonk bum. on: April 07, 2010 08:34:00 PM
Well one part of my day has been fulfilled Cheesy.
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