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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Harry Potter Mini on: March 31, 2009 07:48:08 PM
I want this skirt!!   Cheesy  And I wish I could find some of that fabric...*stupid local store never has any cool fabrics"
2  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Re: To the Dragonmobile! a Harry Potter pimped wheelchair (pic heavy, sort of tute) on: March 31, 2009 07:41:51 PM
HOLY SMOKES that is so awesome!!!  I really hope that you saved all these pieces, and randomly pull them out and decorate your scooter like this for everyday things...like going to the grocery store or the library.  That would be so great.   Cheesy

Did I mention that I love it???
3  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Re: Purple Sequined Posing Suit *NEW PHOTOS!!* on: March 31, 2009 07:33:26 PM
Your friend looks great in that suit!  You did a wonderful job...really eye-catching yet not distracting from all the hard work she's put in.  I imagine it's a fine balance to design a suit that balances those two goals.   Smiley
4  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Re: Burlesque Peacock Costume on: March 31, 2009 07:15:52 PM
Wow, this is truly fabulous!!!   I would love to see an action shot.  I can't imagine how much work went into that...but I can certainly imagine how much fun it must be to wear it!   Wink
5  CLOTHING / Costumes: Discussion and Questions / Re: Catsuit or Bodysuit Pattern for Superhero? on: January 22, 2007 12:31:54 PM
Yeah...catsuits that are not custom-fit are pretty much a disaster.  Well, if/when I ever get around to working on a Harley costume, I'll be sure to post in this thread so that you get word of it!  Wink
6  CLOTHING / Costumes: Discussion and Questions / Re: Catsuit or Bodysuit Pattern for Superhero? on: January 08, 2007 07:38:46 AM

Did you end up making your suit?

I've been thinking about doing the same...not sure if it'd be worth the effort.

If you've completed yours, please post your results/success.


Hee, based on your icon I'm going to take a wild guess that you might be thinking of making a Harley costume?   Grin  I love Harley and that costume is on my short-list too.  I have some thoughts on Harley's catsuit in particular, if that is what you're thinking of making.

I haven't started yet but have decided to draft my own pattern based on the www.stretchy.org directions.  Seeing as how it needs to fit perfectly, I'd probably spend just as much time trying to alter a store-bought pattern.

I'm definitely going to make it...am just proceeding in a leisurely manner (typically I attack projects head-on, so this is a pleasant change).  I think I'll also quite a few hours of help from a friend willing to aid in measuring, drafting, fitting, etc...  But watch this thread because once I do start on the whole cutting/fitting process, I'll post updates.  Smiley
7  CLOTHING / Costumes: Discussion and Questions / Re: Catsuit or Bodysuit Pattern for Superhero? on: November 11, 2006 09:41:57 AM
Thanks KittenKaboodle!  I think I'll go ahead and draft my own pattern.  Seems like the sort of thing that really needs to fit perfectly.  Wink  Plus it'll be good practice.

Your Wonder Girl costume sounds awesome, and I LOVE the idea of her actually sewing her own costume in one of the old issues!  So classic.  I bet everyone at the convention loved your outfit.
I am indeed hoping to wear it to a convention...San Diego ComiCon, to be precise, if I'm in the area next summer.  Of course, Spiderman III is also coming out this summer across the entire country, so no matter where I am I can wear it to the movie as well!  Yes, I am an uber-geek.  Cheesy

It sounds like you've done a bunch of sewing with stretchy fabrics.  Any tips you've learned over the years?  I don't have a serger so I'll just be zig-zagging on my regular machine.  I've done veeery little sewing with stretch fabrics, and even less with four-way stretch, so any wisdom you have, no matter how basic it seems to you, would be much appreciated! Thanks for all your help!
8  CLOTHING / Clothing Sewalongs / Re: The Mysterious Galliano Pirate Jacket - Help Me Decipher It or Sew-Along! on: November 08, 2006 10:29:49 AM
tigralon, if i had to be really honest with you, and i think here that i do...i really have to point out that i totally want your version more than i want galliano's.  i'm just saying.

holy crap that's hot.

Thanks so much!  I didn't realize until today that I had notification turned off for this topic, so I just discovered your post.

I really love my jacket and have worn it several times since finishing it.  I think I'll make another in the next year or two, but first I've got several other projects waiting in the queue.   Cheesy
9  CLOTHING / Costumes: Discussion and Questions / Re: Catsuit or Bodysuit Pattern for Superhero? on: November 07, 2006 10:01:02 AM
That's definitely the site I would use if I have to draft my own.  But considering how much work it appears to be (based on their excellent & detailed instructions), I am really hoping to just adapt a store-bought pattern.
Perhaps, however, it is meant to be that I draft my own.  After all, I only have to do it once & then I have a perfect fit to use over and over again!

*cannot imagine how I will find time to draft a pattern, but will fit it in somehow*   Wink
10  CLOTHING / Costumes: Discussion and Questions / Catsuit or Bodysuit Pattern for Superhero? on: November 06, 2006 04:09:32 PM
I'm about to embark into the exciting world of comic-book character costumes, and we all know that the mainstay of the superhero costume is...

...a tight-fitting catsuit or bodysuit!

Does anyone have a recommendation for a stretch bodysuit pattern?  Has anyone else sewn one of these garments?  Made a superhero costume, perhaps?  I searched Craftster but nothing came up.  I've looked through the websites of Vogue, Simplicity, McCalls, and Butterick and haven't found anything.  Kwik-Sew has a few, but online reviews have been pretty negative, stating that they are far too baggy and have gaping armholes.

I'm quickly running out of ideas, and would really prefer to use a commercial pattern, rather than try to draft a new one from scratch.  Any suggestions?
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