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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: new built by wendy 2865 on: June 22, 2008 10:23:29 PM
OMG! Post action shots puh-leeze? How was the sizing?

I went to Joann looking for this pattern last week and they didn't have it yet. Major bummer. I'm obsessed with BBW, her patterns are fabulous!
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / First Successful Skirts! on: June 22, 2008 10:20:45 PM
So I guess this is partly to pimp the book Sew What! Skirts and partly to show what I made from the book. Two big thimbles up from me, I tell you what.

Up until purchasing this book, I had 2 skirt disasters under my belt. The first was the skirt from Sew U. I sewed the medium skirt based on my measurements and it ended up SO. SMALL. Like ridiculously small, which, if you've ever sewn a BBW pattern you usually have the opposite result. The second was a McCall's tulip skirt which was SO. CUTE., yet SO. SMALL. that I actually re-bought the pattern so that I could re-cut it in a larger size for me.

But then I read SW!S and realized that waist-to-hip ratios are so diverse that it's hard to find a good skirt pattern, and I happen to have one of those hard-to-fit bodies (my waist and hip measurements are practically the same). So based on the diagrams of build-your-own skirt pattern, I successfully made 3 a-line skirts!

Here are 2.

Skirt one is comprised of denim and that Alexander Henry hearts fabric.

Skirt two, same denim and some Ikea fabric. When I wore this to Starbucks they gave me my drink for free! I can't promise the same results should you make one yourself, but just giving you a heads up that it will draw attention  Wink
3  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects / Re: Chew Toy: Can it take my dog's wrath? on: June 22, 2008 10:02:14 PM
I have to ask now...  Did the toy hold up?  I might make one for my Lucy.  She doesn't destroy her stuffies unless they have a squeaker.  Then she MUST KILL the squeaker.  Other than that, she just eats shoes.

It lasted him a few days, then he worked a hole into it and I came home from work faced with a living room covered in my fabric scraps! Haha...better than the couch cushion though, right? So then I patched it up for him and restuffed it and it lasted another 3 or 4 days. The carcass ended up being something he carried around for a few weeks though, until he entirely demolished that as well. It was adorable Smiley

But I did feel good knowing that I made something for my doggie.

Those wool balls sound awesome! I'm going to have to look into that.
4  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects / Re: Chew Toy: Can it take my dog's wrath? on: April 15, 2008 10:15:50 PM
Oh my gosh, I love your dog's extremely aggressive left wing tendencies.
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: SUPER bowl knit dresssssss. leopard knit. IMGHEAVY. on: February 16, 2008 07:05:36 PM
Very cute. I make a dress with a similar shape/design to this. So flattering and freakin fast!

As for us, we watched the Puppybowl.

I watched the Puppy Bowl TOO! OMG Abigail at the end!!! hahahaha

And that dress roooolz. I love it when leopard print gets rocked in a non Peg Bundy sorta way. (Actually that's sorta cool too).
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Vogue 8280 Dress on: February 16, 2008 07:02:51 PM
I LOVE this pattern, I made this dress in a stretch denim last summer BUT am working on embroidering it therefore no photos yet until I'm finished. It was love at first sight though. Yours looks great, I didn't attempt the pleat-y ruffle-y bottom!
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Summerdress dilemma... comments greatly appreciated.. on: February 16, 2008 07:00:21 PM
lol I have the Vogue pattern in my 'To Do' pile, right after a million things for other people. Heatherxxll your avatar cracked me up! I showed my hubby & he started singing & dancing Hammer-Style

Isn't it the best??? My boyfriend sent me the photo, and I'm using it for almost EVERYTHING...hahaha I'd love to come across this pattern in a thrift store!

Ugh this is giving me such summer dress fever. I can't wait until I'm moved and unpacked so that I can start sewing hardcore again.
8  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects / Re: Chew Toy: Can it take my dog's wrath? on: January 20, 2008 10:24:03 AM
Stuffing two Kong's, hiding them,

This is a great idea! I've never thought of hiding Bowie's Kong, or freezing the peanut butter like Jaeda suggested. I don't know what they make those things out of but he hasn't been able to dent that thing yet.

Throwing a few dog biscuits around randomly, turning on music for them (they like singers and standards, we left rock and roll on once and we came home to a real mess, they rocked out all day!).

This is a hilarious mental picture, I can soooo see 2 doggies going nuts while rock music plays! I leave the television on for Bowie, and he does seem to mellow out more when Animal Planet it is on as opposed to any other channel. And I'm very sorry about your couch, mine has only gotten into a couch CUSHION, and he only tore open a seam to get the stuffing out, so it is easily reparable. I definitely agree with you that they do these things because they're bored, and that it doesn't make them bad dogs.
9  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects / Re: Chew Toy: Can it take my dog's wrath? on: January 16, 2008 06:56:43 AM
Hahaha yes, the Kong is the oldest surviving toy in the house by a long-shot. And while he loves his Kong, if he doesn't have anything made from fabric to chew on he goes for the closest thing he can find - couch cushions, pillows, and the like. It can get expensive.

I also read not to give stuffed toys from Goodwill to a rampant chewer, since they're not made specifically for dogs to tear into, they may have things that could harm doggies. Also, I work during the day so he is left unsupervised with his toys, so I feel safe knowing that none of them are potentially hazardous.
10  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects / Chew Toy: Can it take my dog's wrath? on: January 15, 2008 09:02:56 PM
My lab-mix, Bowie, is a little over 15 months and 75 pounds. Lately it's been costing me upwards of $10 each week to keep him in toys so that he doesn't destroy anything while I am at work during the day. I've laid 2 squirrels and octopuses (octopi?), a moose, ladybug, and countless others to rest.

Tonight I cut the leg off of a pair of jeans and sewed one end shut. Then I filled that with denim and fabric scraps, and sewed the other end up. It's like a pillow but more dense and it already smells like me.

Will it have what it takes to withstand a champion chomper??

Only time will tell...

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