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« Reply #220 on: January 23, 2008 04:13:21 PM »

watching yoyowa's YouTube video (awesome BTW!!!)

thanks! Sorry for the late response, haven't been on in a while!!!!!!!!!!!

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« Reply #221 on: January 23, 2008 06:55:18 PM »

Re skirts coming out too short in the back.... 

 save putting on the waistband until the end, try on the skirt with a piece of elastic tied around the waist, even the hem up by pulling up fabric as necessary at the elastic, then trimming the excess fabric and attaching your waistband.


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« Reply #222 on: October 22, 2009 08:14:14 AM »

I know this is an old post... but I wanted to mention one of my secret's for buying clothes. I search ebay for all those big girl name brands. Good Luck!

I heard of torrid through a tiny ad in seventeen a few years back. In 8th grade I bought my semi-formal dress there and since then I've only bought two other shirts! They're expensive and the closest one is far away so I've been once! lol

Ok, thanks jennyw
« Reply #223 on: November 05, 2009 07:26:53 PM »

Not sure if anyone has mentioned it, but check out the book "Sew What! Skirts: 16 Simple Styles You Can Make with Fabulous Fabrics" by Francesca DenHartog.  I made the squares skirt or whatever it is called - basically you take fabric, fold it in quarters, and cut a hole in the middle.  Anyway, I made sure to use a 60" wide fabric (so it wouldn't be 18" short at any point bc that's a little showy for me), and I think it turned out really cute.

I like that book because it works for plus sizes just fine.  Smiley  And lots of flexible options.

On length, I think it depends on your shape, but I personally like knee length or just below the knee.

On the chafing issue, I use some baby powder in the summer months.
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« Reply #224 on: November 19, 2009 06:33:07 PM »

on the chafing issue ( and I hope i dont get flagged for this) I put a layer of Personal Lube aka KY Gel on each thigh. It works and doesnt show as easily as baby powedr
« Reply #225 on: December 18, 2009 11:43:34 PM »

I can wear a circle skirt if it has a dropped yoke, and tiered skirts work great for me, I am a size 20 but I got alot of booty. A-lines only work for me if they have a dropped yoke, because I am small waisted but big bootied so I get the horrible gap above my ass crack, I really hate that. I also cannot wait till the jean companies get over this low rise fixation, I mean if you got ass the low rise thing can get ugly.

As for the male of the species theres hope, my 16 yo son ( who is absolutley gorgeous ) asked a girl out to a dance and she was around a size 16-18, she thought he was making fun of her or on some kind of sick school boy dare, but after much convincing on his part she accepted. He took her to the dance and alot of his friends were like why did you ask her out and not one of the skinny hot chicks, he was like why would I want a self obsessed bag of bones. He came home that night slightly pissed at his friends and told me I guess I will have to get use to the comments Mom, or end up in jail for kicking rude dudes asses because I like my chicks thick.

Oh, my goodness, can we please get some guys like that at my school, PLEASE? I NEEDS ME ONE OF THEM!

On another note, I'm sixteen, and a size 18, and lately, I've been REALLY into making and wearing skirts. My absolute favorite, which I just made the other day, is dark gray and a little poofy. It sits high on... uh, I guess my natural waist (the smallest part of my body)? I tie a thick black ribbon in a bow over the waistband, so it doesn't chop me in half so much. It goes a couple inches above my knees, and I wear it with black tights under it.

The black tights are great, because I LOVE the look of a skirt that goes a little above the knees but unfortunately, I also have cottage cheese thighs. The tights hide them, so that's really nice.

Anyway, if there's any other fat teenage girls out there, do yo' thang! I hate seeing stick thin girls everywhere who think they're hot stuff. We're so much hotter than they are!

(Also, can you believe those sticks who try to say things like "omg, I'm so fat?" What is THAT about? Doesnt it just make you want to punch their skinny asses?!?) <--- My bad, went a little crazy there.

-Melanie (:
« Reply #226 on: February 11, 2010 09:24:15 PM »

check out this skirt. http://www.craftstylish.com/item/46369/how-to-make-a-two-color-a-line-tee-skirt my mom n i (i'm an 18 n she's a 24) have both made them and they are wonderful on the hips. lightweight and stretchy. just be sure to get a shirt that will be long enough. but this pattern is really easy to follow.
« Reply #227 on: March 20, 2010 12:37:05 PM »

hi! sorry but i haven't read through all the 23 pages on this so someone might've already mentioned it... http://www.whatthecraft.com has an awesome and super-easy tutorial for a pencil skirt - it was one of the first things i made when i started sewing. i guess circle skirt/a-line skirt/pencil skirt, it all depends on your shape - not every big girl has the same shape! but i find that a pencil skirt with a slightly higher waist looks awesome on me. i guess it's just trial and error what looks good on your body type.
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« Reply #228 on: October 14, 2014 09:32:11 PM »

Zombie thread! I won't do a Daryl Dixon, I promise.  Grin

I wear whatever I feel looks good and comfy. I'm 5' and I'm 48 3/8"- 37"- 47 3/8". I'm between a 16 and 18, down from a 20/22. I too have big calves (16"!) and thighs (28").
I'm working my way down.

I say screw fashion and wear a lot of 1940's and 1950's styles. I emphasize a little waist and make full butt adjustments on my skirts. I make full bust adjustments in my blouses and tops, since clothes are made for a B cup and I wear a 34N.
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