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1  What kind of pinafore for me? in Clothing: Discussion and Questions by paramecium on: January 10, 2008 03:51:54 AM
So i have this violet wool fabric with this herringbone structure in it. I had it for  some years now and always wanted to keep it for a real good project.
Now I have been seeing all this cute pinafore and jumper dresses on here and suddenly i new i had to do one of those with that fabric!
Usually if i have such an idea i just start drafting and/or changing old patterns and get sewing.
But this time im kind of insecure for what kind of pinafore i should go.
The problem is i m overall rather normal sized to small, except my bust. I have a size 75 C-D (Europe) an online calculator told me i was UK-US size 34 c (thats not extremly big but on me it is)

So i wont try the total underbust pinafore, because i know i wouldnt wear that at all, it would make me look like some pam anderson double.
But i dont want it to look boring or baggy either?

So any ideas which type of pinafore or jumper dress is best for me?

I googled a little and found this photo

I like 1 and 5 best
1 a little better but im unsure if it would look rather stupid with my figure.


**edited the title because I had accidentally made it only -???-
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2  Re: Jack Russell Terrier in Amigurumi: Completed Projects by paramecium on: November 26, 2007 12:42:55 PM
I totally want one!
first because he is really cute and well made.
second because i think he looks like my dog

you cant see it in the pic, but on the beginning of his tail theres a little brown spot, of course ;-)
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3  Re: Help! Creative ideas for re-gifting an ugly doll in Winter Holidays by paramecium on: November 22, 2007 05:16:20 AM
sorry if someone has already posted this, i then must have overlooked it.

I instantly thought of 16 ugly garden gnomes.

i think garden gnomes are really frightening and strange.
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4  dog (similar dachshund) draft stopper in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by paramecium on: August 23, 2007 06:47:14 AM
well i couldnt quite figure out where to put this, so:

This dogs purpose is to guard the door and let no drafts invade  Wink

I modeled him for a friend after his dog (an alpine dachsbracke http://www.answers.com/topic/alpine-dachsbracke , looking rather dachshund similar)

its one meter long and filled with foam. the paws on the door side are fastened with elastic to keep him near the door when opening and closing.

on the door:

full length


in the mean time i fixed the left eye

hope you like it.
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5  jewelry role (it has shamrocks and its talking to me) in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by paramecium on: July 29, 2007 04:13:16 PM
I needed a quick present for a friend and i wanted something personal. since shes traveling a lot i thought of a bag to store her jewelry in.
I had all the supplies at home (where else to get them on sunday night?)

Yeah, you see its talking to me!(due to cliche i call it Sean)

the fabric changes color from green, to a lilacky blue, the shamrocks are light green

in reality the stitched letters (her monograms) are violet like the straps and most of the lining and contrast the fabric (i love green and violet)

The pictures are not that good (thanks to the lightning) and make it look bulgy, but i swear it isnt!  Cheesy

in the middle left there's a strap to attach rings and the white fabric next to it is mesh, so she can pin earrings or pins into it, the rest is normal pockets closed with zippers or velcro.

and one pic rolled and strapped together

I made it up as i went along remembering something similar i had seen in a shop. I hope she likes it.

Ideas? Comments?
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6  Re: wrapish dress in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by paramecium on: April 17, 2007 04:26:08 AM
thanks a lot for your nice comments.
since i got many nice comments and was asked several times how i did it in "real life", i thought i would add a tute here,too.

I hope its understandable, of course you can (or should) ask an comment.

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7  wrapish dress (tute added on pg 2) in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by paramecium on: April 08, 2007 11:17:53 AM
so i found this fabric and instantly liked it (also because 2m cost me 2€, but most for its beauty)
I figured i needed something wrap-like(i had seen so many beautyfull wrap dresses on here lately), but also something fast and this was super easy ( i kind of guessed the pattern from some shirt i have which is similar)
its super comfy and fits so well.

and of course a matching ribbon

P.S. someday i will invent a "take a good pic of yourself (in the mirror device)" and will get super- rich selling it....  Grin
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8  flowery reanimation of sewing basket thing in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by paramecium on: April 04, 2007 08:00:10 AM
sorry no before pics, but it was really ugly (brownish woodparts and bad yellow fabric), but my mum wouldnt throw it away because its a reminds her of her mum.
so i decided to do something about it and i looked for a blue flowers fabric (my grandmas favorites) and then decided the woodpart has to be white to match it.

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9  using natures gifts(like wire) to adorn my hair in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by paramecium on: March 23, 2007 05:28:35 AM
all are pretty easy, but i like them, so here are pics(excuse my looks i decided to do those pics after coming home late):

snails are so cute, ive tons of snail houses collected, i also got earrings and other stuff made out of them.

i have several of these

ribbon attached with clips, so it will stay in the right place all night.

i also made a bunch of this beechnut spiral thingies, i do most of my hair accessoirs on those spirals its easy to put in and they never ever fall out.

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