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3291  NEWS AND DISCUSSION ABOUT CRAFTSTER / Suggest New Boards and New Features / Re: [SOLVED] A slight geographical irregularity on the city/country links board on: June 02, 2010 02:22:29 AM
That is perfect..thanks

and sorry for the nit-pickery!!
3292  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Completed Projects / Re: another wrap around A-line skirt, better pattern this time on: June 01, 2010 12:45:29 PM
Yes just on the knee, or just above looks good, you are right, anything else (apart from very long) does look very frumpy and if you have chunky legs like mine, the hemline cuts off at the widest part of my lower leg=massive legs!
3293  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Completed Projects / Re: another wrap around A-line skirt, better pattern this time on: June 01, 2010 12:14:47 PM
always..I hear you! There are some great projects here on craftster, where someone recons something or takes some fabric and slashes into it willy nilly and it looks great. But often it looks so good because the craftster is slim and gorgeous... I have been sewing since I was 16 and I used to be able to do that, I am 5'9" and used to be slender, so it didn't matter what I wore, or how a garment was cut, it always looked good. Not any more, now I have to wear things that are cut reasonably well.

Sadly not any more, too many patterns simply are not well thought out for larger women.

looking forward to seeing your skirts!
3294  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: craftalong to post a project on every completed projects board in craftster 2010 on: May 31, 2010 03:06:57 PM
Thanks Wulf...I went and made another version from a different online pattern..clearly I really need to actually do this craftalong and stop sticking to the same boards!! Still at least they are something for me and I have two skirt for my travels..
3295  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: WWP Summer Solstice/Litha Round 20 (Signups 5-16-10 to 5-23-10, SO 6-14-10) on: May 31, 2010 03:01:49 PM
I can see them around the door of your yurt...you might frighten away some potential visitors...

of course if it were me I would also have to add glitter so that they sparkle when the lights are not on!
3296  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Completed Projects / Re: wrap around skirt from A-line skirt pattern on: May 31, 2010 02:47:06 PM
thanks guys. in the end I made a second skirt to compare the pattern above, I made a new post (link in my original post above) I think its a better pattern than this one..but there isnt too much difference. Still its probably worth a look if you are thinking about making this skirt.

thanks for the compliments, LC I am looking forward to seeing your gibbous stuff.
3297  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Completed Projects / another wrap around A-line skirt, better pattern this time on: May 31, 2010 02:42:10 PM
After this post...

note: the fabric in this skirt is softer and more 'flowy' so it doesnt stand out in an actual A shape, but its nicer to wear.

decided to find a better pattern, I found one on the sew-mama blog, http://sewmamasew.com/blog2/?p=101 this might look a little complex, but trust me it is very very easy and gives a result

they have instructions how to sew this into a wrap skirt, but it is pretty much a no-brainer.  

this is how the pattern should look,

 see a nice curvy waist and hem, so no uneven hems in the end.

I made this one up to compare the two patterns and this is the result. Much better, nice even hemline, this is reversable, the large print is a thrifted sheet, the smaller one some stash fabric, I had to piece the smaller print together a little to get a piece big enough to use, but on this kind of busy print you dont notice.

I overlapped the front on one side and used some decorative stitching on my machine to make it fancy schmancy...

(sorry fuzzy cell pix)

I like this skirt..shocking photo though!
3298  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Re: My new craft room, finally organised, Its taken days and days and days on: May 31, 2010 09:39:48 AM
I am just revisiting this post, wondering what worked...and actually most of the room works really well, All of the shelves are fuller now! but the folding really does work, when you take the time to do it properly at the beginning then it makes you fold everything properly to put it back!

More clutter, but the basic organisation really worked. I added a magnetic knife holder to the front of one of the shelves, that holds pliers, awl, little screw drivers etc, where I can see them!

I have also added some regular cardboard boxes to the shelves, labelled, up high, so that I can store away stuff I dont use regularly.
3299  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Discussion and Questions / Re: Tips and Tricks for Craft Rooms! on: May 31, 2010 09:36:24 AM
fabric folding is the only way to go, I talked about it here in my craft room post https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=294579.msg3351315#msg3351315 it has stayed neat like this for over a year now. it took me so long to get it done like this in the first place that I pretty much always get it back to this state when I can.

One thing I have added and use a lot is a magnetic knife holder strip, screwed to the edge of the shelf within arms reach of where I work, it holds all of the pliers and other small tools right where I can see them and can reach them.

Having rolls of tape on a dowel as in the above pic also works well as it means they are less likely to wander to other parts of the house.

3300  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Discussion and Questions / Re: Tips and Tricks for Craft Rooms! on: May 31, 2010 09:29:50 AM
so jealous of the amount of space she has, I love it, love the idea of decorating by colour like that, *filing it away in the back of my head*
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