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1  Alteration Question: Ribbon topped shirt. in Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Discussion and Questions by cbass on: January 08, 2007 11:06:58 AM
Hello and good day to all my curvacious and busty ladies.

I need your help. I bought this gorgeous House of Spy ribbon topped shirt in L/G but the top ribbon part is a little tight around ol' cbass' back and sides/armpit area as seen in pics below.

Problem: The top ribbon has no side seam to let out the top. Do I cut into the ribbon? If so what should I use to expand the top and how do I work that into the rest of the shirt. Daunting.

I appreciate any suggestions you may have.


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2  After Eight Gift Bag in Completed Projects by cbass on: December 23, 2006 04:24:05 PM
you may remember me from such topics as: magazine bowls! This bag is made entirely from two boxes of After Eights, or rather all those little envelope things they leave behind, and the box. It smells like chocolate-mint in there. mmmmm.....

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3  Re: come one! come all! post pics of your tattoos! in Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects by cbass on: January 21, 2006 10:03:59 AM
My first of many:

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4  thread spool choker in Beads: Completed Projects by cbass on: January 14, 2006 07:09:37 PM
Whatcha think?

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5  magazine bowls (first project post!) TUTE ADDED!!! (have pic hosting issues..) in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by cbass on: January 03, 2006 07:58:40 AM
I was inspired to make these after my trip to Chicago in May, except the ones I saw were sheets of magazine paper rolled into tubes. I folded these sheets into 'slats', and made the bowls like collapsable cups. I will make a picture tutorial soon. Anyways tell me what you think.


1) Rip out magazine sheets that have lotsa colour in them, and colour that goes all the way to the edges cause that is what you will see.

2) Flip over the page you wish to use and start folding corner to corner. Figure out how wide you want your slats to be before beginning and try and make them all the same or else some will stick out.

3) Once you have folded it to the end glue the last flap over.

4) Then run glue along the finished slat and then start to roll, as tightly as you can to create your base. (As you go on DO NOT glue all slats together you want them to be able to move so you can bring the sides up to make the bowl shape.)

5) Now tape the end to keep it nice and tight.


There has been som confusion on this point. The following pics look similar to the ones above but notice I am adding a second ring and you will add every additional ring in this way:The end of this slat is tapped to the base and then tightly wrapped around and then .....:taped again.

6) Continue to make slats and wrap them around the base. Alternate which sides you start to wrap around or else it will start to slant all to one side. After a while you should have a flat disc, once you reach your desired size (its kinda like pottery wheel in this sense!) push your thumbs in the middle and use your fingers to bring up the side of the bowl. When you have it looking the way you want cover the bowl inside and out with two layers of white school glue. As you know it dries clear and keeps your bowl hard and in its shape.

I hope these instructions make sense and if you have any questions just let me know. Thank you for all of your responses and praise.

PS: K-Roc I will be sending you one of these my love!
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