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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Pirate Wench Costume & Accessories on: April 11, 2005 03:07:22 AM
I've looked across the forums and haven't found a thread *qyuite* like this.

It's National Youth Week in Aus and my town/ community are putting on an event called Carnivala, which is basically going to be like a Jesters Court, with bands, a Bocce tournament, bearded ladies, firebreathers etc. Which is where I come in.

My friend is basically a pirate. Hehe. (he looks like a pirate, especially when he dresses up) So he's going to be the star of the 'Fight The Pirate' Stand, and I'm his backing Wenchie Cheesy.

So. I'm pretty much reconstructing things I have into a wenchy outfit - A big white tee-shirt is turning into an off the shoulder ruffled peasant top, a black skirt is getting cut piratey, and the bottom of the teeshirt is going to get striped red and be all pretty with trim etc on the skity.

I'm also wearing white tights and my knee high chunky CFM boots.

So I think I havea  wenchy thing happening, but I'm not sure about accesories or mamkeup or anything like that -

I'm thinking a red headband/ bandanna thing, an eyepatch, I have an old antiquey pirate looking brooch to put on my skirt. I'm thinking maybe a denim patch of a skull and crossbones.

And as for makeup - any ideas? I was thinking red lipstick, and smudgy blue eys with lots of eyeliner. Messy chunky hair.

Overall, I'm thinking something similar to this, but without the bustier/ corset and a little less 'sexy'

2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / First Ever Clothing - Easy Tartan/Plaid Fisherman Pants!! on: September 28, 2004 01:58:01 AM
Hey guys and girls, I saw this: http://www.mediatinker.com/blog/archives/008262.html posted by Sarahdotcom in the Recon forum and, since I was feeling adventurous, decided that night to make my first actual item of clothing ever - a pair of funky comfy fisherman pants.

All I had in the required amount (2m) of fabric was this table-cloth looking cotton, in tartan, but I decided why not and gave it a go.


The instructions were very easy to follow, and I quite like the look of my pants, even if they are HUGE when you first put them on.

What do you think?
3  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Disco-Bear - my first stuffed-toy project on: August 02, 2004 02:09:25 AM
So, I bought some disco-dot fabric to put in my stack-and-slash (see quilting boards) artwork, and my mum, being a deprived teen of the '70's absolutely fell in love with it.

My mother, too, absolutely LOVES teddy-bears, so I thought, why not!? and decided to make a disco-dot teddy.

I found the incredibly simple pattern at http://www.bevscountrycottage.com/bear.html, and got to it.

I firstly ironed fusable webbing to the disco-dot material, it's rather flimsy and a b*tch to sew, and the rest is pretty simple: cut two pieces to size, lay face-to-face, sew around the edges, leaving a gap to stuff, fill with stuffing (I used a ripped up old sheet, she's pretty stable) and sew the hole closed.

I decided that a face might detract from the sparkly goodness and she was cute enough as is, so I just tied a pretty co-ordinating ribbon around her neck and added a button to finish it off, stitching them both in place...

Ta Da!!

She's about 6 & 1/2 inches tall.

What do you think?
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