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1  NEWS AND DISCUSSION ABOUT CRAFTSTER / Latest News / Re: 06/08/11 - Best Friends Day! on: June 08, 2011 02:31:47 PM
I love that if I'm stuck on an idea I can always come here for inspiration, whether it be in food, clothing, clay, or whatever other thing I want to use as a medium.

And when I'm finished being inspired, I can inspire others without fear of ridicule at my lack of skill.
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Pleated Skirt with Pocket Openings on: November 05, 2010 06:54:14 PM
There are pockets which open up enough so that the waist of the skirt can fit over my hips, and the buttons make sure they stay in place while I wear the skirt.

Pockets as a substitute for a regular closure?!?  Genius!!  I love it!!!!
3  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: The planets: coaster series on: April 26, 2010 04:47:41 PM
You're awesome cuz you included Pluto as a planet. Pluto will always be a planet to me. Without Pluto, the mnemonic would just be "My Very Eager Mother Just Served Us Nine" and that makes no sense.  Sooo... you get an A+ in my book Smiley

You could always just change "nine pizzas" to "naan" and cut out both the issue of the floating p, and the fact that your mother (who is "eager", while I learned mine was "educated") is being waaaay too generous with the pizza, lol.  No wonder childhood obesity is such a problem, with children thinking nine pizzas is the right amount.  Tongue

That said, these are awesome and I am jealous.
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Reconstructed Wool Sweater & Robe Turns to Bomber Hat on: January 31, 2010 12:07:03 PM
I, too, love the hat.  Did you use the threadbanger tutorial?  If not, would that yield the same results?  Because, I love this hat.
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Mystery Frock from TJMaxx+XXL Men's T from Saver's=High-Waisted Bubble Skirt on: January 24, 2010 12:07:34 PM
Thanks!  I'm always glad to know I could inspire someone to think in new and lazier ways. And please post pics if you do!!
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Mystery Frock from TJMaxx+XXL Men's T from Saver's=High-Waisted Bubble Skirt on: January 24, 2010 11:31:41 AM
I made this a while ago.  Having wanted to make a high-waisted skirt for a while, but not wanting to tackle a zipper, I was psyched to find a clearance...thing...at TJMaxx.  It was like, a black playsuit but not, it had a ruched top that was probably supposed to over the bust of a much shorter person, and a weird harem pants type bottom that reached about to mid-calf on me.  I'm honestly not even sure how it was supposed to be worn, maybe it was just pants; I didn't take a before picture, and apparently Craftster photo hosting hates me right now and won't let me upload my crappy paint rendition. Anyways, it was $3, which since I worked there was $2.70 and I figured I can use the bottoms for puff sleeves.  Then I took a walk next door to Saver's and got an XXL black men's tee for either $1.99 or $2.99.  I cut from below the sleeves, using the bottom of the t-shirt for the hem 'cause I'm lazy, and attached it to the ruching. I tried it on and it was a tad long for my tastes, so I cut little holes and inserted elastic, making it bubbly.  Anyways, if you read this far, congratulations, you deserve to see pics now. And if you just skipped over, then here's the pics anyways.

7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: navy wool crepe dress - mccall's 5971 on: December 10, 2009 03:30:48 PM
Beautiful, just like the rest of your work! I get so excited when I see that turquoise wall on the boards! I'm so jealous of your skill.
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Hippie skirt --> Petticoat? on: November 27, 2009 08:44:28 PM
I honestly think your best bet would be instead of folding the fabric (the extra layer will not do much if it is thin material), would be to cut were you would have folded.  Then sew the two pieces together at the short sides.  Then each of your layers is double wide which will give you more fullness.

What you are suggesting will most likely not add any fullness, it will just make the skirt shorter. 

Good luck though, it's always interesting what you can make out of old clothes. 
Thanks, I already decided that just I'm going to consolidate the layers width-wise so they're more ruffly and therefore more poofy. Then I won't even have to re-hem... Now just to actually do it, lol.
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Hippie skirt --> Petticoat? on: November 26, 2009 08:34:48 AM
That petticoat of doom is something else!

The only other problem I see is that if the material of your skirt is a jersey (the Macy's one looks like rayon or a blend, maybe?) it's going to droop more than poof, no matter how many layers there are.  It'll be a big, saggy bunch of jersey, instead of ruffles.  However, if yours is a woven, then you're probably golden!  You could also split one layer, and join half the length to two others, so that you have more fabric in those two ruffles, making them more, well, ruffly!

Thanks! My material is definitely not jersey. It's a lightweight rayon that I think is a woven (it's not stretchy). And now that you mention it, your idea is waaaaay better than mine! Adding to the length would definitely add poof, thanks!!
10  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Happy Holidays! (pic heavy) on: November 25, 2009 05:07:47 PM
That peppermint twist clip is adorable! I have this bizarre desire to quote Gwen Stefani: Super Kawaii! (so i can't spell in Japanese... whatever.) Did you use fabric stiffener on those?
That is how you spell it in Japanese and I agree!
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