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1  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Help finding a Hoodie Pattern on: January 10, 2009 11:51:17 AM
I'm going to be crocheting a hoodie for a friend, and I'm looking for something like this:

I like the shortness of it, but any patterns would be great to see.

2  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Mrs. Lovett outfit/makeup/hair help? ^^; on: September 14, 2008 03:27:54 PM
The style of Victorian Dress Mrs. Lovett wears is consistant with the bustle era, so for the 'underpinings' you'd need a bustle.

Look them up and look for a cheap pattern, they're really easy to make so if need be pm me and I'll try to explain.

If you can find a good quality picture of the dress you want post it up here, or once again, pm it to me and I'll try to help.
3  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: The Completely Random Swap signups 06/13 - 06/23 on: June 18, 2008 12:44:32 AM
Questionaire sent.
Really Excited.

: ]

4  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Discussion and Questions / Re: This is going to sound funny but 'Help A Guy Out!' on: June 17, 2008 04:15:18 PM

Penlowe, I loved your post so much!

To clarify, I am a woman in the show, not a male pretending to be a woman... Does that make sense? lol

I have made the fake boobage with rice and pantyhose, and have the bra for them.
I went with about a 'D' Cup because thats what feels and looks nice on me. I'm 6'2" with a large frame so it just fills out right when I wear them.

For my waist, a coset isn't in the works. I have one that I can put into use if necessary, but I already know I'm going to be belting and dancing across the stage alot. I agree that it would give a smoother finish and I'll wear it for times I'm on the stage and not dancing or singing.

Hips and Booty: Have not got there yet. My character needs to be hippy, but I don't how well it would work if I had to stuff 15 thousand shoulder pads under some biker-shorts. I was wondering If I could sew a pillow-like creation and stuff it with polyfil to acheive the same results.

My measurements come out roughly to be:
Bust: 50
Waist: 41
Hip: I'm thinking about a 52-ish...

Those measurements bring me to a 28W on Vouge's Patterns. I can honestly size up the pattern a little where I have to if necessary, so that's no biggie. But I can't find anything nice above a 20.

It pisses me off that there is nothing glamorous out there in larger sizes.


Anyway, I am off to continue my search... No fun.
5  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Discussion and Questions / Re: This is going to sound funny but 'Help A Guy Out!' on: June 13, 2008 05:09:20 PM
Thanks to BYA I've found a great style, and it's really just what I'm looking for, but... Not in my size... : [

Any Help?... Anyone?
6  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Discussion and Questions / This is going to sound funny but 'Help A Guy Out!' on: June 13, 2008 04:32:41 PM
Okay, I hope no one is going to freak out on me. lol

First of all, I am a male.

Then why am I posting in this forum? Eh?

Well... In a play I am going to beperforming as a woman.

And as a male I am rather curvacious, so as a female I can only hope to be a glamorous and curvacious as possible.

I wish you could see me, I'm laughing so hard while I type this! lol

But I am looking for a formal gown pattern, something that I can dance in. I don't need anything that is too revealing up top, seeing as how everything up there is fake! lol

Anyway, who knows of any patterns of the such?

Thank you so much!

Much Love!
 - Josh A.
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Victorian Bustle Dress - Senior Project on: June 10, 2008 07:55:37 PM
So I called the teacher today...

She hadn't done mine yet.


She told me to call tomorrow around noon, and etc...

kartiana, I actually hope that my paper was good enough. I lost the last three pages a week before it was due... I kept putting it off so I could sew more...

Well... I forgot, and had to type it up the morning of the presentation.

So funny.
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Victorian Bustle Dress - Senior Project on: June 09, 2008 10:04:07 PM
I normally just go by 'Male Seamstress' because technically there is no term actual term, even though I'd assume the closest would be 'Seamster'.

Never tailor though, the term tailor alludes to someone who 'tailors' takes a completed garment and fits it. A Seamstress works with seams, and creates something new.

I've looked this up before. lol

I lined the inner layer so there's really not much to see. lol

lollerskates, I did create a bustle, it was the only commerical pattern I used in this project, I drafted everything else. lol So much work.

9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Victorian Bustle Dress - Senior Project on: June 09, 2008 08:57:21 PM
Aww, Thanks Everyone!

I find out tomorrow what grade I made on it.

Like I said, I'm pretty sure that I got a good grade on it. I'll be sure to post the offical score up here asap.

As for the link to the album, if you look back at my first post I edited it to include my password for it.


Just to make it handy for right here.

Once again, Thanks alot for the love!
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Victorian Bustle Dress - Senior Project on: June 08, 2008 10:57:07 PM
At my school to as a requirement to graduate, the schools have decided to make the class below me, 2010, complete a Senior Project.

This project includes, but is not limited to:
 - 8-10 Page Research Paper.
 - A Solid Thesis gained from Research.
 - A Completed Relevent Product.
 - A 5-15 Minute Presentation in front of a panel of judges.

In my AP English III class, we were given the pleasure to be the Guinea Pigs for this project.

For mine I chose to research Victorian Fashion. That part was interesting enough...

But the real interesting part was my product, for this I had decided to sew a Victorian Bustle Dress.

Hours upon Hours of work... No Fun!

But I finished, and I'm almost positive I passed with flying colors.

Anyway, here are some pictures.

My Loverly BFF - Xiao Fu.

No lie, one of the judges thought this picture was taken back in Victorian Times in Asia... I had just taken it the day before he saw it. I laughed. lol

A Full-View of The Dress.


Just follow that link to get to The Full Album.

I just wanted to share, hope everyone likes it.

 - Josh Allen

[EDIT] Password for photobucket is:

It's a view only password, so I don't have to worry about anyone messing me up. lol
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