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1  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Completed Projects / thanks! on: December 06, 2007 12:37:04 PM
I'm crocheting as fast as I can right now too (but I had surgery yesterday and am recovering)

I have sooo many gifts to make...oy!

(are you on ravelry too?  I'm peanutga11ery1 there)
2  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Completed Projects / Re: Simplicity 3741: The Skulls-n-Roses Dress on: December 06, 2007 12:12:32 PM
That came out darling!  Darling is a funky word for skulls and roses, but hey, I'm an anticrafter too and I *skull* that!
3  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Completed Projects / belated showing of medieval halloween costume on: December 06, 2007 12:10:31 PM
I participate in nanowrimo so this is my first opportunity to post, but here is (was) my halloween costume (my book was set in medieval england too :-)

I also made a hat, but it sort of made me look like the medieval princess leia.  Oh well.  I don't seem to have a pic of that one.

4  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Dragonfable Dragon Lord Costume (rats, missed contest) on: December 06, 2007 12:18:14 AM
I had posted asking for help in making this costume, and thought I'd show the final result.  I used the headliner material (thanks to those who suggested it)

Here is the picture it was based on:
5  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Discussion and Questions / Re: *gak* I get to make this for halloween (help with dragonfable costume?) on: September 28, 2007 04:13:48 PM
suits of armour are made of rubber foam (I'm not sure if this is the right word, my dictionary gave me a million possibilities... I mean the stuff you use for upholstering for example. The best stuff is evazote or plastazote.

 call it headliner material and you will get what you really need! It's 1/4 inch foam with a flannel type fabric bonded to one side.
It comes in big rolls (60"wide) is fairly cheap (under $7 a yard I'm pretty sure) and comes in an assortment of boring neutral car interior colors including grey!

It's pretty easy to sew with as the foam is already covered on one side. It stands up just enough to make things like gauntlets & other armor pieces that are also comfy to wear.

Can you shape it with a hairdryer too?  That would rock... the local JoAnn's has it for $10 a yard but I have a 50% off coupon.  I finally got him to the fabric store and we bought the "liquid metal" fabric, his chain mail shirt is done, but I'm not sure if I got enough fabric for the outfit (and cape... I tried doing my best Edna from the Incredibles imitation "no capes!" but he wants a blasted cape...)

6  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Discussion and Questions / thanks for all the help! on: September 10, 2007 12:02:11 AM
I bought some fabric for the "chain mail" shirt that he informed me must go underneath... and I have batting, will travel--er, take him to the store to figure out what fabric we need/he will accept...

All info duly noted, and hopefully this won't be a total nightmare...

Last year he was Link :-)  He didn't understand why the only people who knew who he was were quite a bit older... lol.  There were a couple of kids his age who knew, but then again last year he got mad that nobody knew who he was (he was Perseus, and several people thought he was supposed to be a Jedi knight because I made him a fleece outfit in skin-color to wear under his costume--a Greek Chiton is NOT October weather friendly in our parts).

Frankly I"m a bit surprised he doesn't want to be something from his latest favorite game, Golden Sun... but I'm not suggesting it!
7  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / those are awesome! on: September 04, 2007 08:55:57 PM
I wish you could set craftster to always email you when someone replies, I always forget to click that...

Sorry it took me so long to see, but awesome job!  We will peruse all the info and hope to get better at polymer clay soon!
8  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Discussion and Questions / JoAnn's has some new corn based batting on: September 04, 2007 08:10:39 PM
not sure how absorbent it is, but it might have a "wicking" nature and it's washable and environmentally friendly :-)
9  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Discussion and Questions / Re: Skirt with underskirt, how would you make this? on: September 04, 2007 08:07:17 PM

I'd like to make this skirt. I know the top skirt is shirred, not sure if the underskirt is shirred but it's certainly loose, and not sure if the band at the waist is attached to the underskirt or attached over both after the fact. So I just wondered if you saw this and wanted to make it how would you proceed?

I'm not sure how *it* was made but I'd make a sep fold over waistband, and I'd gather both skirts and encase them in the waistband.  Does that help?
10  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Discussion and Questions / *gak* I get to make this for halloween (help with dragonfable costume?) on: September 04, 2007 08:04:38 PM

Help me!  Please???

Oy, why can't he choose stuff that a) resembles *something* in rtw b) anybody else will recognize and c) won't take me 8 weeks to make?


This is for an 11 year old, who went as Link from Zelda last year and was puzzled about how the only people who recognized him were 20 year old guys...


I will say, though, that my 50 year old neighbor (lady) down the street recognized him too--she has increased in coolness in his eyes...

So the cape I can manage, we're going to use batting for muscles, and I know I can find chain-mail like fabric and liquid lame, but I haven't seen a forward view of this (and contrary to his suggestion, I am not about to play the video game for 5 hours to find it...)

Ideas?  I have many patterns for costumes for kids I can plunder for basic structure
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