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1  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Discussion and Questions / Re: Nursing maternity shirts? on: August 12, 2007 09:29:39 AM
why not wear two separate garments instead of just one shirt. You could always coordinate them, if you want the look of one. Like a tube-thingy to go over your middle, and a half-shirt to cover your boobage. That way, you add a bit of modesty whilst increasing your funky options!

oh...by the way. I really have no idea what I'm talking about...but it's worth considering, I suppose. Never been pregnant...so yeah.

oh, and I'm not sure how to put this in seamlessly with the rest of my thoughts, so I'll just stuff it in down here. I'm not sure whether you prefer fitted or flowy stuff over your stomach, but I'm sure the 2 halves rather than 1 whole shirt will still work. I'm sure you could take a large tube of fabric and gather it at the top with elastic so it sits right at your underbust.

or you could find a nursing top pattern and make the front larger. I THINK you'd only make the front larger, so that the side seams will still sit at your sides. It's not a huge tragedy if they're not straight, so whatever...

or you could just not give a crap about people and their discomfort with beautiful, feminine bodies. ^________^

let us know what works...I'm curious...
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Butterflies - my take on the kimono hoodie on: August 09, 2007 10:06:32 AM
okay. the sleeves rock.


you SHOULD be thrilled! I MUST MAKE ONE!!!
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Mo' Money $$$ on: August 09, 2007 10:05:11 AM
wow...that fabric is so confusing to my head o____0;;;;

freaking awesome! I love sleeves like that.
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Shirt-dress...I choose you!!! on: August 07, 2007 11:12:00 AM
Okay...I know I should have done this digitally...but I just switched over from windows xp to ubuntu linux. Grin I'm stickin' it to da man. :p anyway, I haven't properly calibrated my drawing tablet so...yeah, you guys get index cards.  Kiss

This is really more of a measuring/drafting guide than anything, so I didn't include much assembly help...I guess I'll take pics when I do my next one...or something.

anyway, excuse my bad handwriting and scribbles. Here goes...

get yourself a tape measure, ruler, and a calculator...yes...math.


Oh, and big paper is good as well. I used a huge drawing pad this time, but I've also been known to use doctor exam table paper cover thingies. My mom used to have a home practice, so we still have some rolls. ^_____^ it has giraffes and elephants on it. waaaaai!!!

Measure yourself in the following places. PLEASE add some ease and seam allowance. You can do this either after you measure and before dividing or on paper afterwards.

for the front, you can either cut it large or use a different piece of fabric for the button thing (placket?...)

make sure the skirt matches up with the bottom of the shirt. It can be a little big, since pleats add interest...yeah...interest... :p if you DO have pleats, do them in the front, this way you can dart the back after you do some fitting.

okay, this isn't nearly as complicated as my scribbling indicates...I just couldn't decide whether to say to cut the sleeve as 2 on a fold, or 2 flat. That's what I get for using pen. Do whichever you like, I s'pose. >_____<;;;;

I just put that there because I had an extra side of an index card...^______^;;;;

so ya...my first tutorial attempt...ho yes...Next time, though, I'll definitely have the new driver for my tablet. T__T;;
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Country top with tutorial [well fed with images] on: August 05, 2007 03:53:04 PM
glad I saw this, I need to make a bunch of shirts before I go off to school...you know...to evade the laundry demons.

The laundry room in my dorm last year was really flippin' creepy, so nobody besta say anything about me being too old for this :p

Anyhoo. thanks a lot for a tute without the begging or groveling. Grin

have you made any others, or are you just oh so diligent and taking pics as you went? Cheesy

oh, and you KNOW you want to take more action shots.

*wiggles mind-control fingers at weholdparties*
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: My first dress on: August 05, 2007 03:42:25 PM
your first dress owns my first dress...and second... :p

did you use a pattern, the neckline is pretty awesome...I might have to mooch that.  Grin

Oh yes, and kudos for admitting that you look fabulous!
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Shirt-dress...I choose you!!! tutorial-ish drafting/measuring guide on page 2 on: August 05, 2007 03:09:10 PM
I found the most kickass pokemon sheet in my local thrift store and decided that I MUST HAVE IT. so I did.

I kinda looked at it for a few days whilst I made myself some pants for which I'll make a different post later.

I'd been wanting a shirtdress for a loooong time. I've been meaning to make one since january, but didn't see any patterns I really liked, and they were all ultra expensive. uncool, pattern companies, uncool.

so I'm boycotting! This summer I've been making my OWN damn patterns...that's right, take that. So I whipped one up yesterday and tossed a dress together. All I had to do this morning was put darts in and hem. Even though I'll be 20 in a month, my mumsy still makes me go to bed. o__0;;;;

so behold, here's the pokemon shirtdress of doom!

general sass-tastic pose. grawr

closer to show the oversized, loli-rific collar and poofy cap sleeves. I blinked.

and my mom wanted me to hold a tomato and look at it. I'm just so deep, am I not?

I'm wearing a petticoat under it, since I wanted a nice, full skirt. One could easily make a more narrow one. Actually, I plan to do so when I make my next one. Maybe even a pencil skirt for a change of pace.

If anyone wants guidelines for making one, I could definitely help. *pleased with self*

(lets hope these images work properly...they so aren't in my preview...ah...boo, just try the links, then whilst I'm fixing it)

ETA- I hath defeated the evilness that is photobucket! huzzah!
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: groooovy long sleeve yellow mini dress on: July 22, 2007 02:11:06 PM
This dress + funky tights = all sorts of cute

It looks sooooooo comfy. *drool*
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: *Make 2day and Wear 2day!!* on: July 21, 2007 05:01:20 PM

I love the neckline!!!

Didja use a pattern?
10  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Re: Dreadlawk Fauxhawk on: June 21, 2007 09:20:11 PM
That's awesome, did you just put your dreads in 3 ponytails and then somhow tie them all together? I have dreads and would love to try this out! How about a hair tut??

That would probably be the smart person's way to do it...but I can't figure it out. I've made sad attempts before..

but, no, I actually tied my hair in a bunch of knots on my head...yes, actual knots. At first, I had no hair-ties at all. Put them in because I didn't want to get up and get any....

I'm surprised this came out of sheer laziness ^______^

Oh, and tea rinses are great. I actually wanted to do a vinegar rinse because I was feeling particularly icky, but we didn't have any. So I got a big bowl and tossed in a tea ball filled with jasmine, rosemary, cinnamon, and green/black tea.

It steeped for probably about half an hour or so whilst I cleaned the kitchen. I had probably about 2 quarts of liquid.

ooh, I almost forgot the most important part.

after I washed/rinsed my hair well I got an extra bowl, the same size as the other one. It took some juggling, but one bowl goes in the sink, under your hair, and you hold the other and pour it over several times until you're satisfied. That way you can get the most of the tea with minimal waste.

afterwards, some people rinse with water...I didn't. it smells yummy without being overwhelming.

I kind of just tossed anything in it that I felt like, but there are lots of recipes around. Some for highlights, some for shininess, etc.

dude. I promise I make more sense when I'm not going on so little sleep. u__u;;;
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