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1  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Bellydance Swap Round II (Sign ups 8/21/08 - 9/12/08) on: August 28, 2008 12:11:56 PM
lemme check my craft budget for the next couple months...

oh I wanna....

2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Brocade Half-Vest Thingy: A Solution for Those With A Bosom *Added Tut* on: August 19, 2008 11:08:57 AM
while I am (fortunately) not as "blessed" as you are I can think of a couple nice uses.  A white shirt with tons of pintucks on the front and a vest in a black on black brocade would look really classy

nice work!

3  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Re: Medieval dress for my medieval loving daughter on: August 18, 2008 08:46:20 AM
that does make things rather challenging....

going from something like this

to something like this

kind of requires someone with a camera to be physically there....

maybe she'll has a friend with a camera?

4  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Re: Random SCA (medieval/renaissance re-enacting) Stuff - PHOTOS!! on: August 18, 2008 08:34:11 AM
guilt trips don't really work for mine, he was a crusader when we met and it hasn't changed.  Getting him into a doublet required massive bribery.

the sad thing is he Owns a set of bicycling pants.  He just refuses to wear them for anything else.  The difference between those and tights is negligible...  he's just being stubborn.  that and he good at making me feel guilty for asking...

one of these days I'm going to '"forget" to pack his looser pants for a weekend....

5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: PVC will be the death of me (and a new corset) on: August 15, 2008 08:30:43 AM
I usually don't have to fiddly pick paper bits.. but that may be a commentary on my having a huge roll of the paper stabilizer for machine embroidery and Not having an embroidery machine.  It looks like tissue and mostly acts like tissue but it may not Tear like real tissue.  For newsprint it's always been sew, fold excess over the stitching fold back and tear (mostly cleanly) away.

mileage clearly varies... and I have no answer for the very real concern of looser stitches... but given how fast folks change their fashion minds most of my coserty winds up in the back of the closet before it wears out, and the exceptions are all cotton and used under recreational clothing..


I've done the tissue, too.  I just hate sitting there picking teensy bits of it out of ever stitch.  And I worry it might make the stitches a bit less tight than they would be otherwise, which is already a concern since I use a long stitch.
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: PVC will be the death of me (and a new corset) on: August 14, 2008 04:07:55 PM
having done the hate-on of PVC.. tissue paper or newsprint in strips just wide enough to cover feed dogs and presser foot...

and for the contrast channel for a busk if it was big enough (read wide enough) it might be a place to put a tiny row of embroidery or even a bit of appliqu... but I'm stupid ambitious that way...

7  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Re: Medieval dress for my medieval loving daughter on: August 14, 2008 04:03:11 PM
mmm greeennn...

uh yeah.. that works.. actually works really well.

and for kitchen=craft room for my husband and I between us HOUSE=craft room

8  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Re: Random SCA (medieval/renaissance re-enacting) Stuff - PHOTOS!! on: August 14, 2008 12:22:48 PM
If you can get your hubby into tights please let me know How.. I keep trying with mine (soccer player legs) and he keeps refusing... 

my hubby in his surcoat with a good friends child playing at "swoords"

a good set of hosen would look so good under his surcoats... *sigh*

9  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Re: Things I have learned about sewing (feel free to add...) on: August 13, 2008 10:09:11 AM
if sewing with white fabric be sure you wipe down the machine in all areas. the fabric WILL find any grease/ oil  dust balls whatevers that are near.

corollary to that.. if you don't care if your piece gets stained the stain will wash out.  If you Want the piece stained Nothing will stick (rolling in the grass with your twin nephews and thiner new puppy leaves you with a few smudges that wash out without help) and if you Don't want it stained walking within ten feet of something will stain it (i.e. walking across the lawn will leave green marks on the elbows of your new white shirt and you didn't trip and fall or get your sleeves Near the grass)

10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: In search of... linen tunic dress pattern on: August 06, 2008 05:59:37 AM
the picture is no longer there so i can't be of any help

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