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1  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Want to make, need advice on: September 18, 2012 08:17:46 AM
I saw this today and thought it would be pretty easy to make.  What I THINK it is, is basically a long rectangle, with a hood, but I'm looking for your insight as well. 
Anyone know of a patter for this somewhere?  They call it a poncho, but when I look up poncho patters, it's all the triangular shaped ones. 
If you can be of help, it would be very much appreciated. 
Thank you!

2  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Help, emotionally unfit on: October 03, 2011 08:28:47 AM
So, I've recently been through a fairly big breakup.  It has left me sort of unsure about myself.  I know it was the right choice, but things have been rough. 
I'm usually the one who has their costume picked out months before Halloween, and I've started working on it by now.  Not this year.  I've been too pre-occupied with other things.  And throw in a move for good measure, dealing with an apartment that has mice, no heat now, and trying to make ends meet... and discovering the people I called "friends", well... you get the idea.
For Halloween I'm going with a friend to his brother's band's first show, at a bar I've never been to, and hanging out with people I don't really know very well.  Outside of my comfort zone for sure.
I have a few ideas, but feel like they all fall short of what I'm normally capable of.
I don't want to wear a wig, or have makeup on my body, and I can't do heels. 

Some of my ideas:
Bad ass chick (dilemma here is that I don't want people thinking I'm trying to be Lara Croft)
Creepy doll
voodoo doll
where's waldo
zombie something (but i'm not great at fake wounds etc.)

This is the first year EVER that I've felt like, Screw dressing up for Halloween

Last year I was Vulcan, for my birthday costume party I was Poison Ivy.  I have a certain level of costume to live up to.  Nothing seems to be really grabbing me.  I feel like my brain isn't working properly at the moment. 

I know this sounds like just another one of those "OMG I'M NOT CREATIVE ENOUGH TO THINK OF MY OWN COSTUME" but I assure you that I am.  I always have an amazing costume idea.  Next year I'm going to be Borg Queen (been saying this for years but it never works out, I have all the pieces for the head part)

I think it's what I've been through recently that has killed my Halloween spirit, and blocked my brain.

Please help a sad, broke, lonely girl out.  Bounce ideas around, tell me what you're being, what you've been. 
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Costume from handkerchiefs on: March 07, 2011 04:12:59 AM
I'm dressing up for my birthday costume party as poison ivy.  I couldn't find anything green to wear, but I did find about 11 green handkerchiefs.  Any thoughts on how I could make an outfit out of them?  How to make a top?  Corset style?  I'm not a sewer but I do sew, I'm just not very good.  The simpler, the better.  It only has to last for the one night.

4  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Tapers, Gauges, Spacers, OH MY! on: February 04, 2011 08:16:29 AM
So... I got sick of paying like 40$ for plugs and never finding anything I really liked at stores.  I made myself a few spacers, talons, whatever you want to call them... and I got a lot of good feedback on them.  This art show craft fair thingy is coming up, and it's only 30$ to get a spot in it.  

This is what I've done in just a few days.  I think Monday Tuesday and Wednesday, after work.  I still have to glaze them (seal them) and measure them to get what size they are.  I'm just eyeballing some of them from what I have, 0g and a 12g, and the rest I'm just making and will measure later.  I just wanted to share.
Some of them have numbers next to them because I made them specifically for someone to choose from, and those are the ones I think will be the right gauge, the 12g.

5  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Vulcan on: November 01, 2010 01:08:34 PM

That's my real hair, I cut it for the costume. I thrifted the dress (reminiscent of the original series Star Trek women's uniforms.  I stenciled the Vulcan writing on it. 
6  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Fairly simple crochet dress pattern? on: October 23, 2010 06:35:50 AM
I found this pattern online but it's written in "british english" and makes no sense to me.  I'm looking for a sweater dress pattern, fairly simple, long sleeves, and about mid thigh to just about hte knee length.


7  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Borg Queen TREKKIES HELP on: August 06, 2010 07:08:19 AM
Ok, so I'm taking on a rather ambitious Halloween costume this year.  This is actually what I wanted to be last year, kinda, but didn't follow through. 
Anyway, I want to be the Borg Queen.  I have tons of old car parts, tubes, wires, etc that I can use for her head thing...
But I need your help.  Here are a few pics, if you have ANY suggestions as to how I can achieve this, they would be greatly appreciated.  I'm thinking a bald cap, and I have tubing for it, but the outfit... I don't know.  HALP!
Thanks in advance!
I basically just want some brainstorming from more crafty people than myself.

8  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Help with Bubble Boy costume ideas on: August 21, 2009 08:21:22 AM
Hey there!

So my boyfriend is dead set on being Bubble Boy for Halloween this year... most of the costume is pretty easy, i'm thinking... but the bubble itself... I need ideas and help with it! 
I'm thinking hoola hoops, tubing, wire... I'm not sure... any suggestions and ideas on how to make the bubble will be GREATLY appreciated!

9  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Sewing stretchy cotton fabric on: February 15, 2009 07:27:37 AM
I've done this a long time ago and ended up with a realy stupid looking hem, all wonky and wobbly.  How do I avoid this?
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Skirt to shirt help please! BEGINNER HERE! on: November 18, 2008 06:15:38 AM
So, I just got my sewing machine from my mom's and made a purse that actually turned out pretty decent for my first try.  At the same time that I bought the skirt to make the purse, I bought another skirt to make a top out of. 
Here's the skirt:

And this is sort of what I'd like to make:

The material is stretchy, like a t-shirt sort of.. it's cotton I believe (the tag is gone, used clothing...) so I know it's going to be hard.. I don't want to stretch the material as I'm sewing and make it all puckery along the edges... so, how do I do that? 
Can someone point me in the direction of an easy pattern.  The back doesn't have to have that opening, just thought it would be neat.  It might just be easier to not have it...
Any tips on how to do this would be GREATLY appreciated!

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