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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Need body gripes for line I'm working on on: October 23, 2006 01:53:35 PM
So I've noticed that there are certain pieces in my wardrobe that seem to have a kind of optical illusion effect on the way different parts of my body look when I wear them - in a good way. This then inspired the thought that an entire line could be centered around a sort of trickery of the eye. My thought is that using seam placement, contrast stitching, color placement, fabric lay etc. could be put together in a way that would make someone with not much of a definable shape have a small waistline and hips, bring out some junk in the trunk, or give a little ooomph to a smaller chest. I'm talking cute, comfortable clothing that would let you be you but make you look your best without changing a thing about your shape. So...am I nuts or could this work? I already have a few patterns in mid-draft, with a test run sometime this winter. Please let me know what you think!

edited: So I know what I want to change about me, but what are you craftsters' particular peeves that you would like to 'change' via illusion?
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Office Supplies and Corsets? on: August 24, 2006 02:45:31 PM
So I've been working on a stenciled/screen-printed corset as an art piece for a gallery show I have in a few months....and today I was trying not to murder people at work and stumbled upon fabulous office supplies begging to be part of my vision.

It finally dawned on me that the hanging files for filing cabinets have these metal strips along the top. Duh. And the folders themselves are nice and sturdy materials....boning and stencils anyone? The files DO come in varying widths (or varying lengths for boning) and different brands have different metal thicknesses for varying rigidity.

 So has anyone attempted anything like that before? I've heard of using filed hacksaw blades, so I was wondering if this might work as well....
3  CLOTHING / Shoes: Discussion and Questions / Need help taking shoe world by storm! on: February 27, 2006 04:08:43 PM
Okay, so I have this plan that will TOTALLY take the shoe world by storm (I'm serious, guys) and I need to find a source for those metal shank inserts that helps a high heel keep its shape, and I don't want to have to tear up a bunch of shoes to get at them...gotta have decent-looking prototypes, right? So any help would be appreciated GREATLY. And when I figure out how exactly to construct my idea, I'll post it with pics and description galore. Thanks in advance to anyone that might be able to help.

4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Pattern for killer long wool coat needed!!!!!! on: February 15, 2006 05:04:19 PM
Hey, does anyone know where I can get a pattern for this coat that I can make ankle-length and just as fitted? I have a waist-length one, but I need a long black one. Any help would be GREATLY appreciated....I want to have it by next winter:

(it's the black Vince Military Coat at the bottom of the page)
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