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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Slinky Satin Robe on: February 27, 2012 07:46:02 PM
The pink is more of a babysilk, a little thicker and much less slippery than the print.  It is much easier to work with!
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Slinky Satin Robe on: February 27, 2012 07:33:59 PM
Hello!  Lately, I've been a little obsessed with the quest of sewing the perfect little satin robe.  I love lounge-wear, and like to keep something over my arms.  This is version six (I added piping and a pocket from the previous version) and I think I am getting close to exactly what I wanted.  I'm really developing a love/hate relationship with silky fabrics!

3  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Muppets Animal on: November 05, 2011 04:00:04 PM
This guy is too cool.  Great idea (plus you can rewear to the movie premiere!)
4  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Lady Adventurer on: November 05, 2011 03:58:13 PM
^ I knew I was sewing a pair of those bloomers for my costume before I even had picked a costume!  Everyone needs a pair or six.  I'm so glad the crafting community likes my costume, because the drunk Halloween crowd didn't quite "get it" if you know what I mean  Wink  
5  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Lady Adventurer on: November 02, 2011 06:25:19 AM
Thanks!  That is *exactly* what I was going for!  I get so frustrated putting time into costumes that get worn once.  The bloomers are GREAT PJ shorts, everyone needs a good peasant blouse, and the bustle can be put over a long skirt or even trousers and totally change the look.  Its adjustable, too, so I can use it for costuming other people, too!

I'm glad you guys like it!
6  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Lady Adventurer on: November 01, 2011 04:29:32 PM
Hello Everyone!

Early in October, my mom sent me a box of leather scraps left over from a furniture restoration project she was working on.  They were too supple and luxurious not to use, so I looked at it for inspiration for Halloween.    I wanted to use it for armor, but something that felt very feminine, so Steampunk was the perfect fit. My character was a Lady Adventurer, ready to take on the wild with a wink!  

Some detail pictures:

I love houndstooth!  This vest will get a lot of rewear, I have a feeling.

Here is my sketch.  I am pretty proud of the fact I was able to execute it (and then some!)  

I got some tips from this tutorial when I was putting the bustle together:

The bloomers are my most favorite free online pattern, Collette's Madeline mini-bloomers.  

The blouse, vest, and leather pieces are all original. The painted gun is from the dollar store!  

Thank you for checking out my costume!  Hooray for Halloween!
7  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Re: Walmart says they're bringing back fabrics! on: November 01, 2011 04:23:49 PM
I am less excited about the fabric than the fact that I can pick up notions in the middle of the night!
8  CRAFTING FOR GOOD AND NOT EVIL / Crafty Charitable/Social Causes / Re: Left over material= 26 toys for shelter cats on: November 01, 2011 04:19:30 PM
Simple and sweet- I bet those kitties really appreciated it.
9  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Re: DIY Batman Soap Tutorial on: November 01, 2011 04:16:07 PM
What a handy technique!
10  COOKING / Dessert / Re: Nutella Empanadas on: November 01, 2011 03:22:32 PM
I am totally making this tonight.  THANK YOU.
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