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1  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Completed Projects / Re: Gift Card Dress! on: February 23, 2012 09:43:42 AM
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: 26th Birthday Outfit! on: December 18, 2011 10:49:26 AM
omg they are so cute and I think I have the same pair .. are they vera wang ?

OH! Not at all! I got them from The Avenue for like $15!
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: 26th Birthday Outfit! on: August 30, 2011 03:26:50 PM
^ Are you serious?! I don't pay any attention to runway shows so I would LOVE to see the comparison!
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: 26th Birthday Outfit! on: August 30, 2011 01:32:57 PM
Thx everybody!
My top is nothing but a rectangle with a drawstring around the bottom hem. Since it was so boxy, I decided to tuck the front part under my bra and use a small piece of scrap fabric to tie the middle front to my bra to bring it in and show some cleavage!
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / 26th Birthday Outfit! on: August 30, 2011 11:01:44 AM
I've been trying to cut back from wearing black all of the damn time and incorporate colors & prints back into my life. I love that "matchy-matchy" garments are played and mixing prints is accepted.

The skirt is $1 fabric that I bought from Walmart over a year ago and the top is African fabric that I bought about 6 years ago that I was always afraid to use until now. Both garments were both hella easy to make and I look forward to making more skirts & crop tops like these! Hope ya'll like!

Thx for looking!
6  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Re: African Inspired Waistbeads on: July 06, 2011 02:57:30 PM
Thx everyone! Cheesy!!!

Oh! Beautiful waist beads.  I have been wanting to make one with gemstones added in that hang kinda low for certain gems to hang over *coughs* my interior feminine organs....that could use the energies they offer.... Embarrassed   buttttt

I've Just keep procrastinating about doing it. Now dont have any more excuses since  I have all the beads and gems and now with your tut I better just get a beadin!  Grin yeahhh!   Grin

Yes Ms. Lady! Get ta' beading! You'll feel like a goddess once you're done! Whenever I'm randomly naked in front of the mirror, I can't help but to do a hip shimmy cuz my beads just decorates my belly so beautifully and I'm amused by the sound of my beads clashing. Oooo! Especially when I go down some steps, the beads clashes again. It's so melodic.

Can a 57 year old queen/plus size woman enjoy waist beads?  Yes she can!  Thanks for the inspiration.  Happy days!

HELL YEAH YOU CAN!!!! I saw them first on some African elders, so they're definitely ageless. You're very welcome!
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Pink Ruffle Dress on: July 01, 2011 12:48:55 PM
I love this so much! Very inspiring.
8  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / African Inspired Waistbeads on: July 01, 2011 10:30:14 AM
I've been wearing and making waistbeads for about 4 years now and I never remove them. It's part of my femininity and sexuality. For my body, I feel more comfy using elastic wire by Stretch Magic and I purchase my African Christmas beads from HappyMangoBeads.com.

I even made a simple tutorial on how to make some! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZK7BAGtSFQ

I hope you like and have been inspired.
9  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Completed Projects / Re: Sheer Chiffon Skirt & Vintage Inspired Bikini on: July 01, 2011 10:00:47 AM
You're so fabulous!  I love everything here.   You look great!

Thx Shawna boo!!

"use tissue paper when sewing with sheers" is now locked away forever...thank you for sharing that tip that you picked up!

oh you're very welcome!

Sheer & stretch scare me. So kudos for not being afraid of them...

oh, i was scared & hesitant too. That's why i was oh so thankful that the lady at the fabric store gave me some tips!

Love the high waist bikini bottom. Have never seen anything like that....if you said the words "high waist bikini bottom" to me, I would think "old lady bikini" but I would be wrong, it's really freaking cute.

well, "old lady" bikini is basically like the vintage bikinis that you would see on pin up models, that's how i thought & envisioned it! Thx so much!
10  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Completed Projects / Re: Sheer Chiffon Skirt & Vintage Inspired Bikini on: July 01, 2011 09:53:27 AM
I'm curious, how does the old bra base hold up in the water?

I haven't worn the swimsuit in water yet, but i would imagine it would be just fine especially since i'll be mostly wearing it as a halter.
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