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1  Sleeves on a poofy blouse? in Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Discussion and Questions by nani-ka on: May 24, 2009 08:24:45 PM
I discovered this tutorial here, & have tried it & love it. 


After assembling my first draft, I was wondering. This tutorial has you attaching sleeves like this:

But I tend to look better with a square neckline like this:

I have a french curve ruler like the tutorial.  I'm wondering, how would I draft the armhole with the sleeve fabric rotated to a 90 degree angle like the 2nd picture? 

I'd be running a drawstring through the entire opening once i've gotten the parts assembled...

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2  "Daylight" curtains in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by nani-ka on: July 31, 2008 08:31:04 PM
A while ago I realized exactly how dumb it was to have all the curtains closed, then because it was dark, turn on the lights.  Particularly when a giant thermonuclear fusion reactor was just a few planets away, providing all the free lighting and heat you could want for around 12 hours a day! (not to mention saving electricity, carbon footprint, eco-friendly, money in my pocket...)

Unfortunately I live in suburbia, where you can't have all your curtains open all day long AND roam around in your undies.

So! I invented daylight curtains.

Cunningly crafted from an old futon cover I cut up and some lovely white wiiiide-wale courderoy I had too little to do anything with.

Which, as you can see, are a bit goofy and I miscalculated the spot where I was going to put the lime green and hot pink buttons to fasten each strap, but the safety pins will do until I can re-sew the buttonholes.

The other nice side effect is that I now have a lovely view of the trees across the parking lot without having to also look at the neighbors or their cars. I am really quite pleased.
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3  Re: I've declared it my Victory Garden in Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Completed Projects by nani-ka on: May 26, 2008 12:20:05 PM
More pictures!!!

The Before:

After almost 2 days of backbreaking labor:

My upsidaisy cucumber plant:

And all my little sprouts!

And I have to say, the anticipation of waiting for everything to finish growing is killing me...
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4  I've declared it my Victory Garden (pix added!) in Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Completed Projects by nani-ka on: May 12, 2008 12:47:04 AM
This year, I decided that since the world is coming to an end  Wink I'd try growing some of my own veggies and save the earth in the process.

I quite determinedly built myself a 2'X4' planter box... its about 1 1/2' deep. Made almost completely from scavenged lumber.

After planting, complete with takeaway container cloches...

Complete with sprouts!

There's another space that i'm going to dig out & plant with food, more pics when I get that far.
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5  Too small t-shirt, but hey, i'm stubborn in Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Completed Projects by nani-ka on: March 01, 2007 03:28:20 AM
It started life as an Adult Small.  I, however, am not a small. But i'm stubborn, & had a sacrificial t-shirt in the scrap-bag...

I slit it up the side & attached a strip of the other t-shirt to the front half, had a very friendly friend help me put boob darts in the right places, then sewed the adjusted insert to the back half.  Which was great but I decided it was too short, & inserted another horizontal strip... which made things poofy in the front in a weird way, so I took in the vertical seams there enough to make it a bit more fitted. 

And after all that I realized that the thing that causes t-shirts to ride up in the back is not the length, but the fact that I need to add 2 more triangular inserts to those back vertical seams to make it big-booty compatible...
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6  Jolly Roger, Arr! in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by nani-ka on: March 01, 2007 03:16:32 AM
So, its 3am, Wal-Mart is boring & everything's closed... what are a couple of girls to do? Reconstruct cheap wal-mart t-shirts, of course! Modeled by the fantastic KombatKouchKat...

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7  Re: I must... increase my bust... in Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Discussion and Questions by nani-ka on: December 20, 2006 06:00:40 PM
Its just a single cut from the neckline down to wherever you feel is appropriate... I wear this to work so I tried to keep it from being TOO low, although with my husband in charge of the camera...You can tell where HIS interests lie.  Wink

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8  Slytherin stencil? in Stenciling: Discussion and Questions by nani-ka on: November 23, 2006 04:28:10 PM
This is driving me insane.

I'm trying to find a good-sized copy of the Slytherin Sheild shown here:

All i'm finding are thumbnails of expired ebay listings.  Can anyone point me in the direction of a site that has it, or even just email it?

Barring that, anyone know offhand what font was used for the word "slytherin" - just in case I have to reconstruct it from the ground up?

Thank you!!!
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9  100% recycled Sleep Mask in Completed Projects by nani-ka on: November 06, 2006 11:38:45 PM
Felt the need to show off...

Hubby's old one was gross & needed to be washed, so I used it to make a template, dug through the scrap collection & made a "new" one out of old t-shirt, some cutoff denim & scrap flannel...

He absolutely loved them.
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