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11  New York / New York: NYC and Long Island / Going to NYC for a few days on: September 28, 2006 05:40:38 PM
Any recommendations for fabric stores?
I already checked out the location of Mood, but other than that, I'm not really sure where else to go.
preferably, it'd be a place with lots of cotton knit fabrics. I'm looking to do some recons and that would be great to have. Wink
12  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / A Monkees dress! on: August 28, 2006 08:10:56 PM
I REALLY want to make the dress worn by the girl in this video:

Has anyone seen a similar pattern? it looks like [though the video quality is pixelated] a ribbed dress, with maybe a seperate collar?

An easier pattern would be better, since I'm not really used to using patterns when making things, but I just love this outfit.

Any suggestions or helpful hints? if I can't find a pattern, I'm going to attempt it...but..if there's anyone who could help, I'd appreciate some advice. ;-)
13  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / The cool "overalls" on: August 07, 2006 02:20:25 PM
I saw some really awesome Marc Jacobs "overalls" [they didn't look much like overalls at all] in Teen vogue.
they were basically jeans, with straps that went up and over the shoulders and came down and buttoned in the front. I cannot find any pictures of them, unfortunately, but I have them perfectly in my "mind's eye" [which doesn't help much I know..]
Anyways. I'm thinking I would basically make a pair of jeans with long straps and buttonholes on them, and two buttons on the front of the jeans?
anyone have any suggestions for denim fabrics that they liked? I'm thinking a medium, stone wash. I was going to buy some, but these look kind of like..hard to find jeans. so I think I'm gonna make them. but yeah. a heavier, stoney brownish wash, with some stretch, not a whole lot. Does anyone know what kind of denim I'm talking about? not the suction-cup-stretch jeans, but those ones that fit more like non-stretchy, heavyweight pants fit?
14  CLOTHING / Designer Clothing Homage / Project Runway, Season Two, Chloe's 13th Look on: July 11, 2006 01:46:14 PM
I cannot find a picture of it to SAVE.MY.LIFE.
it's annoying me profusely.
at any rate, I am dying to make this dress.
Just to remind you what it looks like:
it's a babydoll dress, the material looks like gold lame [I've got something cuter to use]. the top is empire waisted, just basically a thick band with a halter. The skirt is very, very gathered. one thing I'm puzzling about is that the top comes to an upside down V in the front, and I'm trying to remember if the fabric was all the same length and just came up in the front or if she adjusted it so that it would all be the same length on the bottom.
first question: does anyone remember?
second question: how would you go about doing that with fabric that is very, very gathered?

yay, ok, found one, albeit a very very small one..but still a picture, right!

hopefully this blogger person doesn't mind me using him as a host for my picture.
now that I look at the dress again, it looks rather gently pointed upward. What do you think? did Chloe have to change the skirt length in the front any?
15  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / This is just too expensive to buy..but I really like it... on: June 18, 2006 10:59:12 AM
despite the fact Paris Hilton wears them, I like these shirts:

I can't see them all that well on my moniter [it's old as sin] but I'm thinking I will probably stencil them.
I'm trying to decide if stenciling or sponging would look best? can anyone tell me if the anchors are full, or do they look like they've been sponged?
16  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions / Wool Dreads on: May 23, 2006 02:13:45 PM
I've heard a lot about them on this forum.
I was wondering if anyone's ever tried wool dreads a bit differently:
wrapping braids in wool roving and then felting it over your hair.
it seems like it could work, and it'd look pretty fab if it did.
I like the look of wool dreads but I don't like that they're usually clip on.
17  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / This has probably been done, but...[Eisley swap?] on: May 09, 2006 11:47:46 AM
How about an Eisley swap?
I looove Eisley, they've got a new album coming out soon-soon, and this would be the perfect time to organize/put together a swap!
I'd be willing to start it the beginning of June, if anyone's interested.
18  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Plying..what to use? on: April 27, 2006 11:13:22 PM
I am really interested in doing some plyifiying..the problem being: what do I use?
I've seen where people have used "serger wool"..were they talking about thread?
can you ply with thread? what type should you use to ensure strength?
I'm speaking mainly of plying with things other than doubling up the yarn itself.
19  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / A brag and a question on: April 08, 2006 05:08:45 PM
two items for discussion.
a question:
I see a lot of two ply yarn that is generally a ply of white and some other color.
I am having trouble finding fiber that is the pure white a lot of people have.
the closest I can find is natural, which is usually a medium cream color.
Any suggestions as to where to find white, how I could make natural colored fiber white, or, what type of fiber to use that is usually naturally white?

a brag:
I want to brag on ebay seller bluegooseglen.
Her fiber is *beautiful*. really, really, pretty. not a piece of grass in sight, and I spun it all up very quickly.
She sells mostly or all merino fibers, and her stuff is absolutely beautiful. Colors are fabulous, bright, and fast.
It's also extremely affordable, I got about eight ounces of dyed, carded, merino for about 6.00. With shipping, it's still a bargain, and the product is wonderful.

discuss away!
20  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Spinning wheel on: March 18, 2006 03:02:06 PM
Ok, I read the link provided by the faq.
I've pretty much decided I want to buy it on ebay because I want a pretty affordable one. [is 150 not reasonable?]
I still don't understand what an orifice is and what is has to do with the size of the yarn, and that's kind of holding me back from making a decision.
There are so many brands...I'm still very confused about which one to get. I've narrowed it down to a few, however.
I'm considering a louet S51 I found for a very affordable price.
I also found, however, a couple of Ashford traditionals that look very promising.
I want to make a range of different sized yarns [I'm realizing that perhaps it's silly of me to think I can do that and still get something for at the most under 200] but I don't mind a used wheel.
Any suggestions, tips or comments?
Anyone own an Ashfor traditional or louet and want to offer some feedback?
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