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31  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: 2011 Costume-Along on: September 07, 2011 11:39:35 PM
Well, let me dive into my fabulous tale of a costume. I'm actually making 2 and have a little under a month to do it because I promised my best friend we would go to the Texas Ren Fair. If it's still on for this year. The wildfires have completely ravaged Texas and are pretty close to the fair grounds. Anyway, I digress.

I am going as a pirate(big surprise!). I plan on making a corset/chemise, a petticoat, overskirt, and maybe mod an old jacket to get that captain pirate look in case it's a bit chilly. So far, I have the perfect pink sheet for my petticoat that has lace on the edge and is huge, so it should give me lots of volume if I gather it right. I'm still trying to find that perfect material for my corset. If anyone's interested, I even made up a backstory!

M best friend was Titania in our high school's production of Midsummer's and wanted to be Titania again. I'm going to make a simple tank dress for her with pockets, and an overskirt of spirals cut out of squares(if that makes sense).I'm probably gonna hate this last bit. I know it's gonna take f-o-r-e-v-e-r... We planned on dying some muslin or a white/light sheet to fit the color scheme in varying shades of blue/green/purple for the spirals. Sew those onto a strip of fabric with a button closure and viola! Then, I'll make her a floral headwreath and, if I have time, a cloak so she won't be cold either. Actually, I should probably just go ahead and make the cloak. lol

And that's it! If I forgot to mention, our costumes are doubling for Halloween as well. If anyone has comments or suggestions, I'm all ears! I'm so excited!!!

I agree with LolaandBean. WW crocheted costume=epic awesomeness.
32  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: 2011 Costume-Along on: September 06, 2011 03:58:34 PM
HEY! Is it too late to still get in on this? Maybe I'll finally get the motivation to actually start my costume! Grin
33  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Bodice Help on: July 25, 2011 05:31:21 PM
Again, thanks for the ideas! The material's a plain dark blue cotton, so it has a little stretch. Not much, but just a bit.
34  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Bodice Help on: July 24, 2011 07:20:25 PM
Thanks! And yes, I do want it a bit loose and flow-y. I'll try that!
35  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Bodice Help on: July 22, 2011 10:24:37 PM
All righty then! I'm making a dress and am pretty capable of drafting my own patters(using the tried and true masking tape over then transfer to paper method) but the fabric I'm using is not very stretchy and, though I would love to use a simple tank top pattern, all of my tanks are stretchy, me being the full figured craftster that I am. I'm worried that if I do use that tank pattern, then my bodice will be too small. I have several dresses that don't have any stretch and fit like a dream that I can steal the pattern off of, but they all have those breast seams(or whatever the technical term is). I would rather the bodice be in one piece rather than in several, and I would love to save as much fabric as possible, but I don't have any extra for a mock up. Does anyone have any ideas as to what I can do or any advice with other clothing pieces I can use? Please help, and thanks for your time!
36  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: The Rose and The Time Keeper on: April 02, 2010 02:43:50 PM
absolutely beautiful!! i was thinking of doctor who too! it fits and even if you don't think of it, it's still a wonderful piece.  Grin
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