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1  Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos! in Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects by PEACHARCHER on: July 20, 2007 05:51:37 PM
Lovin' this thread...I'm slowly but surely getting addicted to tats.
I have three, one on my left shoulder which I had done when I was in my mid teens.  It was only because it was THE thing to do at the time and I'm not much in love with it now tbh.  Also, not sure why I had my name written underneath lol...maybes in case I forgot it???

The flutterby is on my lower back and I love it.  Planning on having a few little flutterby friends join her through time, as well as some flowers and dragonflies.

My third tattoo I don't have a pic of, but it's my Daughter's name in the huggable and luvvable font.  It starts on the inside of my wrist and kinda snakes around to the outside.  Was definitely the most painful by far.

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2  Re: HELP PLEASE! de-"circus tent" this vintage 1940s dress! in Clothing: Discussion and Questions by PEACHARCHER on: May 06, 2005 07:36:20 AM
I bought this 1942 Simplcity pattern off eBay that I fell in love with. Look at it, how could you not love it?

Only it doesn't really fit. It looks horrible. It looks like a circus bigtop. And the sleeves are comically tiny - I can't even fit my forearms into the sleeves (though the sleeve holes on the dress are fine).

Now the obvious thing to do would be to pinch the waist in a bit, but I'd have to take the pinches from the back since the front seams are all topstitched, and I'd only have an inch of play before it got to tight for me to wear anyway (too tight is as equally unflattering as too big!).

I'd like to keep it as a dress if I can, so if someone's got ideas, please help!!

If I can't keep it as one dress, my idea is to chop it in half (but will that long side zipper be difficult to get around?).

Then, add a simple camisole top to the bottom half, making it a sundress:

And add capped sleeves to the top half, making it a top (the neckline's too good to lose!) :

What do you think I should do?? Please give me any crazy ideas you have - the fabric was only 75p a meter, so I'm open to all suggestions!

I really like the colours, but the style is not very flattering on you....no offense meant by that at all lol.  I think it's the bold stripes that do it,but maybe you could put some bigger darts in the bust area to bring it into your body more?
I like the neckline, but it seems really high and kind of swaps you...would you be able to lower it a little?

I think the sundress idea is really good if you can't keep it as a dress, you'd then have a two for the price of one deal lol.    Sorry I couldn't be more help, but let us know what you decide to do it would be a shame to waste all the work you put in.
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