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1  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Discussion and Questions / What do you think of my style ? on: August 06, 2006 11:38:35 AM
Hi fellow curvacious ladies !

I am curvacious and short. Once I managed to get rid of some of my overweight, but a few years ago it came back again, and I think it will stay .... So, I accept my pounds but still like clothes ! And that is not easy because for some reason people think that you must wear black only when you are like me. But I like colors ! And I like to have something different, not those mass made clothes for curvacious women, because that way we all become lookalikes... especially because there is not too much to choose from.

So I started sewing for myself; and again it was difficult, this time to find nice patterns. Most of the patterns I used made me look old, fat and not very me.... I also found out that I like wide clothes, not only because I think they look great on curvacious women, but also because they are very comfortable and I love the style ! That's where I started to make my own patterns. I got a lot of nice compliments from a wide range of people (both curvacious and skinny ones): hip ! looks great ! makes you younger ! chic ! etc...  then a curvacious friend asked me to make some clothes for her. She is modeling some of it in the pictures; doesn't she look great ? I have still problems with my underwear though; especially for my bra I never find what I am looking for. So the next step is to make great underwear: colorful, easy, comfortable and funny......

Please tell me what you curvacious ladies think of my style of clothing ?

2  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Brooches from Clothesline (first post in this board) on: July 12, 2006 03:52:58 AM
Hi All ! This is my first post in this board !

Usually I am in bags, but I had to do something else for a change. I was searching for nice jewelry wire, but living in a very rural area with very few shops I could not find anything. Then I bought some green plastic coated steel clothesline to make some more lines for the wash outside and suddenly I thought that's nice for jewelry too ! So, I made some brooches / pins from them.


What do you think ?
Bye, kraplap

3  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Opposite Twin Bags in “architects-fabric” on: June 03, 2006 02:22:27 PM
I found this beautiful coloured stiff cotton fabric with houses, churches and towers and could not withstand it:


It looked great combined with green canvas but I could not decide if I would use it at the outside or at the inside… Therefore, no decision was made and 2 opposite twin bags were created:


It was a very simple flat trapezoid model and I decided to do the same with 3-dimensional bucket-shaped bags:


From the leftovers of the buildings there was not enough to make 2 other opposite bags, but I managed to make 1 small shoulderbag and 1 flat half moon bag (with zippers….brrr….hoorah for seamrippers…..) :


What do you think ??

4  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / "Beach Apple" for Beach Bag Challenge on: May 30, 2006 03:24:29 PM
Beach Apple

I made this large bag for the beach in northern Germany; now we only wait for the nice weather ..... (if it comes at all)
The bag is made from black washed-denim fabric with a black and white cotton apple application on both sides cut from the same cotton apple fabric as I used for the lining (scrap from a curtain manufacturer). The straps are also from the denim fabric and there are 4 white vintage shank buttons at its ends.


Width: 46 cm (18.5 inch)
Height: 42 cm (17 inch)
Depth: 11 cm  (4 inch)
Two straps: each 70 cm long (28 inch)

Love to get feedback !

5  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Tote with a Japanese innerlife (now with tutorial) from newby on: May 28, 2006 03:49:51 AM

I found craftster and for weeks looked at it with joy, eagerness & excitement !
OK, now the time has come that I dare to show off a bag from my own hands....

I do not like open totes and I am not very good at zippers; the solution came from a Japanese bag I saw somewhere on the internet which had a drawstring innerlife. It is an extension of the lining and can hide all your belongings.

The fabric of the tote is a woollen upholstery one and the lining is a remnant from a satin bedcover factory; the embroidery on the front is a bit hippy inspired.

here are the pics:

Like to get feedback !


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