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31  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Completed Projects / Re: Dress in a week. on: March 07, 2011 03:49:49 PM
That is gorgeous - a really simple, classic style, I love it!
32  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: 'preteen' prom - i hate the word preteen on: March 07, 2011 03:48:49 PM
Have you checked out youcanmakethis.com?  Their "tween-teen" clothing patterns include some cute dresses that might work...


Obviously, with the twee turned down from 11 to something... less!
33  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Discussion and Questions / Re: ideas needed on: February 18, 2011 05:17:21 PM

Would a shape like this be easy to achieve?  Run a line of elastic under the bust...
34  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Discussion and Questions / Re: OH HOLY HELLS YES on: February 18, 2011 05:15:19 PM
Ah thanks for the ideas, guys.  If you do find a decent patern base, let me know?  I'm looking myself but it is not easy!
35  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Discussion and Questions / Re: OH HOLY HELLS YES on: February 13, 2011 10:02:16 AM
Problem is, all the Mccalls patterns etc are cut for a B-C cup.  I'm a H-cup... the dress I linked to is clearly cut for boobs.

Any idea how you would alter a drapey, stretchy-fabric dress pattern like that to fit bigger boobs?
36  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Discussion and Questions / Re: Can someone give me some help with this? [reproducing a skirt] on: February 08, 2011 02:57:11 PM
Oh I LIKE that!

It looks like you can break it down to a simple fitted skirt, a thick garter and a pair of flared trousers from just above the knee down.

I'm thinking looking at the pics that the skirt part shouldn't be too difficult - a simple fitted skirt pattern fo rdenim should do the trick.  But be warned, denim will eat needles and possibly your sewing machine itself if it is not intended to handle thicker fabrics.

What might be easier is to get ahold of a plain skirt in the same shape and dye it, then make the awesome leg parts to match.

The legs... for a pattern, I would scope out some wide flare troosers from a thrift shop (or use an old paid of your own if you have them), trace the outline of the legs from just above the knee down out in profile on some big sheet of paper, and cut that out for a custom pattern.  Then add straps, buckles and awesome as you want... and make a garter and biggly pockets. 

I'd be tempted to do this frankenstyle - go thrifting for a skirt, some flared jeans, some combats with buckles and big pockets, in fabrics that will take dye... chop 'em up, dye 'em, stitch them together and apply electricity and maniacal laughter to taste.
37  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Discussion and Questions / Re: I've kinda fallen in love with this skirt, can anyone help me get a pattern? on: February 08, 2011 02:45:40 PM
Ohhh man I want that skirt too, now.  Please post pics so we can see when it is done?
38  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Discussion and Questions / OH HOLY HELLS YES on: February 08, 2011 02:38:19 PM


But, despite being on sale (yay!) it is still out of my budget (boo!)

Anyone got any idea how I could make this?

39  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Present for the cousins etc on: January 09, 2011 08:36:10 AM
I've been trying to make more things by hand for gifting, so made a few relatives gifts this year.  I'm not quite done, and they haven't received them yet (live far away so they generally get gifts from me late anyway) but here they are!

Cardigan for little cousin G

Cousin G has been a proper little fashion icon since she was old enough to stop trying to eat buttons.  She's always been a trend setter more than a trend follower though, and at age 10 she is currently very much into chunky knits, leggins and slouchy boots.  So I decided to make her a cardigan that would go with her current style.  For a young kid, she seems to prefer darker colours, so I went with a charcoal grey wool.

Really bad photo lighting, sorry

Trying to show the yoke.  Circular yoke pattern with thick cabling along the yoke.

Body had several vertical cables on, including the edges being cables without borders as you might just be able to see here.

I'm debating adding a couple of buttons or toggles.  The cardigan is only supposed to do up at the yoke and hang loose from there downward, but I'm having a hard time finding buttons that I think G would like.

Hoodied Scarflette for cousin C

Cousin C is a teenager and is way more of an indie-type kid... or whatever the term for the current generation of alt-fashion kids is.  I found some gorgeous, deep purple extra-chunky yarn with a high wool content so decided to make her a simple hoodied scarf.  The scarf bit is short on purpose - instead of being wapped around the neck it is supposed to cross-over at the chest and hang down, with the aid of a clasp that I fogot to include in the picture.

Hanging, with the hood down

Closeup of the wool.  Just a simple moss stitch with a garter stitch edge

Finally, little sis-in-law H

H is 16, so pretty much a grown up now.  She's got a really great sense of style and has a habit of stealing her big brother's (the other half) old naval cape whenever they are together, so I made her a cape of her own!

Found a real bargain in that wool - 100% pure wool fabric and less than 5 per metre!

I added a row of toggles down the front to secure it shut

My first attempt at anything with a collar

And it has armholes!

I've still got to get something sorted out for cousin L.  I bought loads more fabric than I needed for the cape in case I messed it up, so I might make a child-siz version of the cape for her.

C+C welcome!
40  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Last of the Last on: January 09, 2011 08:25:45 AM
Gorgeous pieces, all of them!
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