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1  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: Emily's Summer Collection 2010 on: October 22, 2010 09:40:49 AM
What an adorable dress! I'm very impressed. The collection is really cohesive, and perfect for summer weather. I can't wait to see more!
2  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Discussion and Questions / Dyeing a Duvet Cover on: September 12, 2010 03:22:08 PM
So, my duvet cover is super old, and like any good crafter/college student, I've decided that it will be less expensive (and more fun) for me to make my own than to buy one. I found a duvet pattern that I really love:

And now, I'm hoping you all lovely people will help me brainstorm a way to get a similar pattern using some combination of fabric dyeing, screen printing, batik, bleach dyeing, and any other techniques I haven't mentioned or heard of. I've done a fair amount of yarn dyeing and screen printing using freezer paper, and I'm always excited to try new things.

Thanks for your help!
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: My little blue cocktail dress :) on: June 02, 2010 08:20:02 AM
The dress is beautiful, and that color looks great on you (by the way, you are seriously gorgeous).
What's the occasion?
4  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Good Recipe for Peanut Sauce? on: May 23, 2010 02:29:18 PM
I love peanut sauce. A local Thai restaurant makes peanut sauce so good that if I could, I would marry it and we would have little peanut sauce/human babies. That said, I've never been able to find a peanut sauce recipe or a peanut sauce in a bottle that lives up to my expectations.

Have any of you had luck making super delicious peanut sauce? What's the trick to getting it so creamy and making the peanut taste not completely overwhelming?

5  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Re: hangover food on: May 23, 2010 02:26:00 PM
My hangover breakfast consists of scrambled eggs, one piece of gluten free toast, and at least three glasses of water (plus a glass of tea). Being a dork (and a chemist), I researched which foods were best for hangovers and came up with this.

My findings:

Eggs contain cysteine, which is an amino acid that breaks down the bad stuff in your liver and makes you feel better.

Carbs give you a little short term energy, as does caffeine. Since alcohol tends to interrupt sleep cycles, this helps you make it through the day. I only use gluten free toast because I'm gluten intolerant.

Finally, and most importantly, water. Alcohol dehydrates you, and so after a night of boozing it up you'll probably need to drink more than the eight glasses of a water a day you normally need.

Now, go forth and use this information to not puke a lot the day after partying.

6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Penelope's Coat on: May 20, 2010 11:58:36 AM
I recently saw The Brothers Bloom, and I just loved it. Rachel Weisz's character Penelope was my adorable, and her clothes were fabulous. My favorite outfit of hers was a leopard print coat that she wore about half way through the movie.

Does anyone know of a pattern that closely resembles this jacket? I would love to make a copy of it.

Thank you!
7  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Recipe Swap ~ Signups Closed~ Sendouts June 1 ~ on: May 07, 2010 12:03:33 PM
I'm super excited for my very first swap. I have a really lovely folder that I keep all my recipes organized in, and I'm excited to break it out so I can share my Grandpapa's pasta e fagioli!
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Pattern Drafting 101 on: May 05, 2010 01:45:50 PM
I've been sewing for a few years now, and I'd love to start drafting my own patterns so as to get a perfect fit. What materials are going to be most helpful? What's the best type of paper to use? Do I actually need a French Curve?

Thank you for your patience. I'm really excited to make a dress that fits me right!

9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Gold Hoodie. on: January 31, 2009 04:00:59 PM
Wow. That is about x1000 amazing.
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Making Your Own Corset? on: January 31, 2009 02:35:37 PM
I've been working up the courage to make a corset for some time now, and after finally defeating a few of my other drafting fears (button holes, darts, and lapels), I think I'm ready. I'm interested in making more of a bustier style garment... I like the way attached cups look (http://www.fredericks.com/product.asp?catalog_name=Holiday2002&category_name=Corsets&product_id=51405), but I have no idea where to start, especially since I have a small bust, average waist, and "child bearing" hips. Should I draft my own pattern (and if so, how the hell do I get started on that), or should I find one that fits me? Please, send me guidance, allmighty corset thread!
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