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1  CLOTHING / Costumes: Discussion and Questions / A corset fit for a drag queen! on: September 27, 2012 10:30:36 PM
Hey guys!

So, I am designing a costume for a charity drag show coming up in November.  The theme is Moulin Rouge and I am designing a drag costume consisting of a corset, bolero, and bustle skirt for a drag queen.  I went to the library and picked up Corsets and Crinolines by Norah Waugh and a book on historical costume design.  I'm designing a 19th century corset with extended hips (to accentuate the figure), but I have never really designed for drag before.  Does anyone have any tips on how to...mold the body?  I'm beginning to get a little worried, because my lovely drag queen's waist doesn't cinch all that much.  I need to push up the bosoms and flare out the hips...Help?
2  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Hip Bone Necklace 2 on: February 26, 2012 08:55:03 PM
I love the flattened wire back to this, it really complements the shape of the bone (which, by the way, I believe is a sphenoid, not a pelvis).  How heavy is it?
3  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Re: Need input from the colorblind on: July 01, 2010 05:51:52 PM
If I were you, to refine your design I would wrap each little red/green bit of the cane in white, so you have the white spaces in between the color dots.  The color difference between the numbers and the background is not as vibrant when there is the white space in between.
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Geekery. on: July 01, 2010 05:31:50 PM
Warning: I may steal this idea!!!!  Don't worry, it will be me paying you homage.  I love it!

Also, your etsy is fantastic!
5  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: For the lil' cultist in your family... on: March 10, 2010 07:22:53 AM
I love it!  So adorable!
6  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: River City Ransom Afghan! on: March 03, 2010 06:13:07 PM
YES!  I thought I was the only person in the world who played this game!  I love it, I was thinking about making a RCR Quilt someday.  Grin
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: My first pair of shorts ♥ on: February 14, 2010 08:45:55 PM
Oh my!  These look great!

Did you draft the pattern yourself or use a pre-made one?  I have been scouring the earth looking for good instructions on pant-pattern drafting with no luck as of yet.  Any suggestions?
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Any ideas? Flapper Style Dress on: February 12, 2010 08:30:00 AM
Hmm, this is how I would approach it, but it may be kinda haphazard:

I would take a basic silhouette short dress pattern with the same bust seam (going over the bust and to the armpit area) and the desired neckline.  Make a muslin mock-up and, if you want the lines on the bodice to be separate pieces of fabric sewn together at the silver lines, cut those into strips and make the secondary pattern for the bust area from that.  If not, I don't think you would need the muslin mock-up, just make the basic dress and hand-sew the silver detail on it.

What I shall refer to as the skirt herein is starting just under the bust area, at that belt-thing.  I would make each droplet-part of the skirt a separate piece (with the lower layer in separate, longer pieces, too, though in the picture it looks like the lower layer of the skirt droplets is actually attached to the dress at the hip.) and sew them together before adding the silvery stuff--also something I would hand-sew.  Then attach the skirt to the belt-y part and attach it all at once to your basic dress from above.

Maybe use a serger or hand-sew the bottom edge of the skirt droplets, or just play around.

Anyway you decide to do it, post when it's done.  I would love to see the finished piece!
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / TROUSERS, PANTS, call them what you like... on: February 11, 2010 09:20:33 PM
Hey guys,

I really want to figure out the secret to trouser-making, finally.  Until now I have basically used pants that fit me and extracted patterns from them to make with other fabric.  Though that works, I want to be able to draft my own patterns from scratch.  I am looking specifically for resources on drafting the angle and shape of the inseam and variable positions of the waistband.  Can anyone suggest some resources for this?  Books, websites, articles, or really good patterns (low-waisted, plzkthnks!)?

Thanks guys!
10  NEWS AND DISCUSSION ABOUT CRAFTSTER / Craftster Itself / Re: Images won't show up, is this happening to ANYONE else? on: February 10, 2010 08:00:32 PM
Baha!  A Miracle!  Thanks!  Grin
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