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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / LBD'd!!!! on: December 12, 2006 08:16:07 PM

Hello, my name is Katana, and I am an assasin!!
Sorry about the major cleavage shot, but I am definately drawing attention there instead of (why would i tell you what I don't want you to notice?)!! ha ha. But really if you want to know the hard part about sewing this dress, it's all right there. The straps are cut from an old tank top, but instead of using the little plasic thing to connect the adjustable strap to the other ribbon bit, I used an O-ring on both sides.
And the dress is basically two tubes with minimal shaping. (by minimal, i think they're sortof an a-line shape) hemmed top and bottom. the cleavage gathers are easy- it's just the extra fabric gathered and stitched to the center of the solid dress. then it draped down and I turned the whole deal inside out and stitched the backs together. so basically it's two tubes of fabric, sewn around the top excepting the part from the armpit to cleavage. This was a UFO for a long time, so I don't know how long it took me.
and it was for my birthday, and i keep editing it because apparently i can't do pictures right anymore!!
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Your opinion on Flattering? Yay, nay, and how? on: August 11, 2006 08:06:56 PM
I am making Pattern New Look 6457. I looked at all the craftsters' examples of this pattern on here, and after basting everything together, I've decided that if it's going to flatter me, it needs a fuller skirt, with less gathers. I've already cut out the skirt pieces, so what should I do? These are my thoughts......

1. I can't do a circle skirt. Not enough fabric/it's too late.

2. Should I add Godets? The skirt is gathered already, will it look funny?
3. Should I eliminate the gathers?

4. Could I make it a gored skirt? I'm not sure how to go about doing that? 

Or do you think that i'm just being picky...
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Wedding Dress Stain on: August 07, 2005 09:22:37 PM
I have this wedding-style dress from the thrift store. i reconned' it into a skirt and the lace is gorgeous. it's from mariposa and the lining is acetate and the lace is polyester. there's a yellow stain on the front of the lace. i did a search but i don't know what to do. I don't want to loose this, it's a beauty.

thanks a bunch, tamara
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / I hate Multiple Choice: Plain Everyman Clothes, Or Nice, Special Clothes? on: July 24, 2005 08:02:26 PM
Alright, anyone else have this problem? You make your own stuff, so obviously you want people to know you made it, but you have a dresscode, so you don't want to be too blatant with the customizations and originality bordering on people thinking "i can't believe she'd wear that to work". What to do?
It's like the cloth, it has it's good and bad sides! What do you find?
5  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Velvet Jewelery Boxes on: July 18, 2005 05:43:41 PM
Really ugly colors, really ugly insides, really really small, but...Functional!!

?? Any Suggestions??
6  CANADA / British Columbia / LANGLEY, BC AREA? craftsters, I need your help! on: July 16, 2005 08:55:52 AM
I'm moving to Langley, BC for school in the fall, TWU, on Glover Road. Right now, I know next to nothing about transportation, where to go, what to do
I am planning on bringing rollerblades but I don't want to bring a bike, because I'm afraid of bikeriding, especially on hills and around cars. I also want to be able to go thriftshopping and stuff, so where would I go for that? Or for like, free events? Snowboarding? I'm hoping there's like, a hill I can just hike, cuz I don't think I can afford a lift ticket, haha.  I'm definately going to be on a budget! And any craftsters in the area?
I'm really excited, but also nervous of course.
7  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / this is what i think about all the time. (img heavy_) now image heavier. on: July 09, 2005 08:09:19 AM

mostly tress, but also a balcony in rwanda, clothing (craftster!!) and brightly colored things. the trees are the ones I have the most connection with.

constructive cristicm is welcome!
or anything else happy. Smiley
8  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions / henna'ed on: July 04, 2005 09:48:06 PM
i was thinking of getting henna tattooes sleeved on my arm. since i NEVER wear short sleeves, because they're too revealing (haha) I think that would be OK. I basically know nothing about henna though, so anyone have any thoughts?
like, a friend of a friend you know, etc?
thanks, that'd b-rad.
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Save the Buttons! Pretty red-edged Corset-like top! on: July 03, 2005 03:35:38 PM

the pattern I used had more corset detailing that looked retarded, and there's supposd to be boning, but I don't want to put it in. I got the pretty buttons off this long dress that had them all the way up the front, so I made it into this top. I really like it i want to wear it all the time. I hope you can see the details, I had some pix trouble.
10  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Book covered purse. on: July 02, 2005 10:48:37 AM
Book, "Tom Swift in the Caves of Nuclear Fire" given as a present from friend's mom who was curious to see what kind of purse the book would turn into! It was being sold at a garage sale.
Hankerchief, from the Dollar store
fabric scraps.

Opening it!

the Liner.

and this is what it looks like!!

the 'jordy' part of it is sewed by machine to the book. 

it's sneaky! no self-respecting purse snatcher would grab this innocent looking book!
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