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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Retro Autumn coat on: December 05, 2015 06:44:05 PM
That is gorgeous!  I did a vogue 8340 a couple of years ago, intending it to be mostly a mockup, and every year I swear I'm going to make a new coat.. and then don't.  (Not going to use that pattern again, I had a few complaints, and would really prefer to do something but a lapel cut into the front panel rather than separate, and ideally shoulder princess seams.  I have a few patterns that are closer then the Vogue one I last used (I'm thinking Simplicity 2508 or 1732,) but somehow I haven't gotten myself to go ahead, settle on a pattern, and dedicate a fabric to it.

I find it so difficult to work out the details for a coat, I have so much trouble actually using my better fabrics; I want a coat to be more perfect than I should.  I was frustrated as heck while I was making the Vogue coat, but still shockingly happy with it once I was wearing it.  You are awesome for doing a coat as your own cloned pattern.  And it's so beautiful! 
2  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Re: Game of Thrones - Sansa Stark on: August 12, 2013 06:12:30 AM
That is awesome.  And you've got Sansa hair, too!

The look is perfect. 
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Polka dot corset on: March 06, 2013 11:33:05 AM
That's an amazing first corset!

Scrolling the page makes those polka dots seem to get up and dance.   Shocked
4  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Re: Coconut oil and Honey hair mask/deep conditioner on: August 24, 2012 07:28:08 AM
Thanks for this!  I've started experimenting lately because my hair has been so dry and frizzy and generally unhappy.
I keep shying away from honey just because the bugs around here have been soooo bad after this crazy mild winter that we had last year. 

I guess I've gotta make some additions to my shopping list!
5  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Re: Turquoise/Black Can Can Costume on: May 04, 2012 07:46:37 PM
Beautiful work!
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Dino corset...what craziness is this? on: October 28, 2011 07:07:50 AM
That's adorable!  I'm loving the cutesy fabric for a Renn corset!

I've been swearing for at least a year and a half that I'm going to make a renaissance corset.. I did start one ages ago!  ..But somehow my corseting keeps getting sidetracked to more Victorian patterns.  Why it is that I fixate on medieval and Renaissance garb, but Victorian undergarments, I haven't yet figured out..
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: What type of fabric should I use? on: August 19, 2011 08:19:35 PM
Is your machine generally finicky, or just with knits?  Knits are about three billion times easier to sew on a serger.

Don't rule out silk-- there are some really good deals out there.  Wools aren't cheap either.  Silk has a reputation for luxury, but it's not generally the most expensive of fabrics.  It's more expensive than cotton, but there's lots of inexpensive silk out there, especially if you keep an eye out on sites that have good sales. 
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Lots of fabric, no idea what to do with it. on: August 19, 2011 08:13:22 PM
Have you hit the pattern sales at Joann and/or Hancock yet?  (Or hobby lobby.. I think they do the sales too.)  A word of warning.. those pattern sales are addictive!  I'ts so easy to justify buying patterns when they're on sale for $.99 or $1.99, and the envelopes seem small, so it never feels like it's going to be a storage issue like with fabric.  Until you one day realize, after having built a trunk, that you have too many patterns to fit them all into the trunk.  (Just don't ask how I know.   Wink )

Check the websites of the major pattern companies for ideas first.  Then you can go in with a good idea of what patterns you need to sew the fabric you have. 
9  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Re: Two corsets; one Suger and one Spice on: August 12, 2011 04:09:45 PM
Those look great! 
Really beautiful!
10  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Re: How to make bias tape without the fancy gismo on: August 09, 2011 05:31:29 AM
I use those little Clover bias tape makers..  the ones you get for a couple bucks that are like just the tip of a Simplicity bias tape machine, so you cut the strip, and then feed it through, following the gizmo with your iron. 
So I still use a gadget, but a nice cheap unfancy one that makes it easier. 
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