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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Possible bathing suit on: December 12, 2010 07:08:15 PM
So, I have a question. Before I go and spend a bunch of money and time on it, I thought I would just run this by some of the more experienced sewers on here.

I want to try making a bathing suit, because I'm a big girl who cant find cute bathing suits in my size that cost less than $100. But, because I am a big girl, with big tatas, I want it to be underwire. From what I read about making an underwire bra I don't think I'm skilled enough to actually create one. So my idea was to get an old underwire bra, cut off the hook and eye closure part on the back all together and replace it with wide elastic as to make it more comfortable and some other modifications here and there.

Then basically, my plan is to make the bathing suit fabric as more of just an overlay over the bra. Attaching it, obviously at the top, and then in other strategic areas to create the shape, then just extending the fabric down to cover the tummy. It would be like a tankini.

Does anyone think that this could actually work?
2  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Re: Cold Cream on: April 10, 2010 05:52:47 AM
That's awesome! I remember seeing on Beakman's World a long long LONG time ago how to make cold cream. HAHA. Actually, now that I think about it, that may have been the root of my fascination with making cosmetics at home. It's so science-y!
3  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Completed Projects / Re: A broomstick skirt from a sheet~Now with Tutorial on: March 14, 2010 03:23:47 PM
There's much less fabric in the top ruffle than the bottom one. You're supposed to twist it and keep it that way until it dries. That way you get all those great vertical wrinkles. When it's twisted, it resembles a broom. Skinny at the top and full at the bottom.

How do you keep it twisted until it dries without it taking ages to dry?

Don't quote me on this, but I believe I've seen instructions to twist up the skirt and put rubber bands up and down the length to keep it twisty, then throwing it in the dryer.

But if that's wrong or if someone has a better way I'd like to know also. Cause I am SO making one of these! (or 12)
4  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Completed Projects / Re: Can a blue leopard change it's spots? Vintage ones do... on: February 12, 2010 07:23:25 PM
I think you are absolutely my new favorite chica on this board. You're stuff ROCKS! I love it and I looove that we're the same size because seeing you look SO cute and sexy in clothes you made makes me feel more confident about making and wearing my own sewing. (tho completely different body types! i only dream of having that booty. alas, i'm cursed with an native american butt and stomach. meaning i'm flat where i wanna be floofy and floofy where i want to be flat!)
5  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / The first thing my sister has ever made...and I helped! on: November 19, 2009 03:18:53 PM

she cut the patches from random tshirts over the years. we had to add extra fabric to make up for parts which were patchless.

overall, i think it turned out fabulous!
6  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Skully Ashtray on: October 07, 2009 07:24:24 PM
My sister and i made this ashtray. we bought the the ashtray from walmart, then mod podged the skulls. we cut the skulls out of the most recent halloween issue of martha stewart.

then the black and red is acrylic paint and black spray paint. i got the idea from a craft book i read at the book store, but i forget the name. if anyone knows, lemme know. i used one of those holey laundry bags and stretched it across the back and sponged the red acrylic on, since we didnt' have red spray paint. then i took the bag off and sprayed the black spray paint over it all.

i think it looks good. my girlfriend, when she saw it, thought we bought it that way. so yay!
7  COOKING / Dessert / Dark chocolate ganache birthday cake!!! on: October 07, 2009 07:06:39 PM
This is the birthday cake i just made for my girlfriend!

it'a just a marble cake from the box plus waaay too much dark chocolate ganache covering it.

i was going to do just a drizle of white chocolate ganache...but decided it would probably be too much. so i just added the white chocolate chips as decor.

it was my first time to make ganache. i made too much. like, alot to much. haha
8  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects / Re: "Attack of the Anglerfish!" or Fish Bed for a Chihuahua (Image Obese!) on: September 20, 2009 11:36:51 AM
hehehe. yaaaay! i thought someone had posted a picture of my dog, at first! my pomchi's name is Thursday and he's not a real dog either! hahaha. he's a dancer! he likes to do jazz paws and watches Flashdance for inspiration.

but i think he wouldn't like the fish. he prefers to try to burrow in my butt. (i don't let him)
9  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Re: Ivory Rebatch on: July 07, 2009 08:57:04 AM
thank you all so much for you're kind words. i've been using the soap on my face for a while now and it's doing ok. i mean, my face is definately clean, but i think next time around, i need to add more clay and aspirin. i plan to keep trying until i get a good formula (oh the PAIN of having to play with soap!)

so, i was going to buy lye and start actually MAKING soap, but i can't find it anywhere!!! i drove all around two different towns, going to co-ops, home improvement stores, feed stores, tractor supply stores...i'm sad. i'm gonna have to order it, i guess, and waaaaiiitt. Sad
10  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Re: Featured Projects--Quarter 2, 2009 on: July 07, 2009 08:47:16 AM
wow! i don't think i'm going to quit smiling all day! thank you!
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