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Re: Costume & Crafting Help

Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Nov 19, 2012 2:34 pm

I might not have done well as a virgin being sold, but it sounds like it was consensual, and a great way to pull money out of the pockets of grown-ups. I bet they have great stories.
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Re: Costume & Crafting Help

Postby wh..sh » Mon Nov 19, 2012 3:16 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:You'd never appease those "family value" types, but if they were fed, clothed, clean, loved, and given the tools to succeed on their own, you did fine.

My theory is, if they didn't turn into serial killers, you did fine :)
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Re: Costume & Crafting Help

Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Nov 19, 2012 3:19 pm

So, they each can have one killing...
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Re: Costume & Crafting Help

Postby wh..sh » Mon Nov 19, 2012 3:26 pm

As a good parent, one shouldn't let it become a habit...
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Re: Costume & Crafting Help

Postby Savannah » Wed Nov 21, 2012 12:08 am

17 Pinterest Crafting FAILS. :D

http://www.buzzfeed.com/newu1085/17-pin ... fails-654m

. . . I almost posted this link in the "Time for a Happy Thread", but I think it'll make crafters laugh the hardest.
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Re: Costume & Crafting Help

Postby BBadger » Wed Nov 21, 2012 5:46 am

Savannah wrote:17 Pinterest Crafting FAILS. :D

http://www.buzzfeed.com/newu1085/17-pin ... fails-654m

. . . I almost posted this link in the "Time for a Happy Thread", but I think it'll make crafters laugh the hardest.


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Re: Costume & Crafting Help

Postby wh..sh » Wed Nov 21, 2012 10:18 am

Savannah wrote:17 Pinterest Crafting FAILS. :D

http://www.buzzfeed.com/newu1085/17-pin ... fails-654m

. . . I almost posted this link in the "Time for a Happy Thread", but I think it'll make crafters laugh the hardest.

:lol: Reminds me of the first time I baked cookies. I didn't bother to read. If I had I would have known that cookies expand while being baked.
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Re: Costume & Crafting Help

Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Nov 21, 2012 11:23 am

At least I invent my own crafting disasters. Which means that there is no evidence that they are actually possible to do right.
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Re: Costume & Crafting Help

Postby Savannah » Wed Nov 21, 2012 12:07 pm

BBadger wrote:
Savannah wrote:17 Pinterest Crafting FAILS. :D

http://www.buzzfeed.com/newu1085/17-pin ... fails-654m

. . . I almost posted this link in the "Time for a Happy Thread", but I think it'll make crafters laugh the hardest.


Those Cookie Monsters are hilarious!


Those and the sad little deviled egg chickens made me laugh the hardest, because they have EYES that say "How am I doing? Do I look okay? We really tried!" :lol:

(I'm not too proud to admit that I would be excited to see & devour several of those sad deviled chickens at any holiday party.)
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Re: Costume & Crafting Help

Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Nov 21, 2012 1:36 pm

Savannah wrote:
BBadger wrote:
Savannah wrote:17 Pinterest Crafting FAILS. :D

http://www.buzzfeed.com/newu1085/17-pin ... fails-654m

. . . I almost posted this link in the "Time for a Happy Thread", but I think it'll make crafters laugh the hardest.


Those Cookie Monsters are hilarious!


Those and the sad little deviled egg chickens made me laugh the hardest, because they have EYES that say "How am I doing? Do I look okay? We really tried!" :lol:

(I'm not too proud to admit that I would be excited to see & devour several of those sad deviled chickens at any holiday party.)

(well, heck, that's good news. That means you'll go to actual holiday parties instead of sitting at home waiting for that invite from Martha Stewart.)
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Re: Costume & Crafting Help

Postby Ratty » Wed Nov 21, 2012 9:23 pm

Thanks for posting that. I needed a good laugh. I don't cook so I know my efforts would look just like those.
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Re: Costume & Crafting Help

Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Nov 21, 2012 9:31 pm

I like the pumpkin baby...

And I want to build a Stonehenge Cake out of kitkats, now.
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Re: Costume & Crafting Help

Postby AntiM » Fri Nov 23, 2012 9:30 am

Oh yeah, I can relate.
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Re: Costume & Crafting Help

Postby BBadger » Fri Nov 23, 2012 12:44 pm

Savannah wrote:Those and the sad little deviled egg chickens made me laugh the hardest, because they have EYES that say "How am I doing? Do I look okay? We really tried!" :lol:


I think I'd have to verbally apologize to my creations if I saw them like that.
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Re: Costume & Crafting Help

Postby knowmad » Fri Nov 23, 2012 1:04 pm

Awesome find Savannah! I needed a good laugh.
I like the M&M's kitcat cake. looks like there were not enough of anything, yet another reason not to be baked while baking. Also the Minion Cake Bwhahah!
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Re: Costume & Crafting Help

Postby Foxfur » Fri Nov 23, 2012 7:27 pm

Last summer I laid out burger components for Sweetpea to craft her own.
I came back to this...


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Re: Costume & Crafting Help

Postby BoyScoutGirl » Sat Dec 29, 2012 5:55 pm

Okay, seam-mistresses and -masters, I'm hoping you'll impart some of your wisdom on me. For the holidays, I took the kid sister to a fabric shop and offered to sew her a skirt. She chose a stretchy white lace to go over a flowy, plain white cotton. The goal is to attach the lace to the bottom cotton layer only at the waist, allowing it to move freely over the cotton. Something like these, only with the underlayer all the way down to the ankles:

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The thing is, I've never actually sewn a skirt. I have made two kilts and a few other creations so I figure it can't be too hard. Armed with a sewing machine and some patience, I come to my fellow eplayans with a few questions.

1) What's your advice on a skirt pattern? Of those in the image below, I've heard that an elasticized circle skirt is the easiest to sew. My worry is how the lace will look all bunched up at the elastic band on the waist. I'm daunted by the panel skirts, because I'd be sewing lace to lace with no backing (I think).

2) Should I use cotton or polyester thread to join the poly-blend lace to the cotton?

3) Any tips for sewing stretchy lace? Should I use long stitches or loose stitches?

Thanks in advance!
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Re: Costume & Crafting Help

Postby theCryptofishist » Sat Dec 29, 2012 7:20 pm

Alas, as I understand it, the stretchy stuff is really hard to sew.
Of course, I don't sew, so that's the extent of my possibly useless knowledge...
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Re: Costume & Crafting Help

Postby slvrnmph » Sat Dec 29, 2012 8:17 pm

So the lace itself is stretchy? If so, is it a one-way or two-way stretch? As for the underlining, is that stretchy as well or not stretchy? That will help us with tips.
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Re: Costume & Crafting Help

Postby BoyScoutGirl » Sat Dec 29, 2012 10:30 pm

Yea, Fishy, I almost vetoed that particular lace because I was afraid it'd be hard to sew, but then I decided if I only have to sew it at the waist (and not, say, into panels), it can't be that bad. Hopefully I was right. I should have enough scrap of both fabrics to work at getting the tension right.

The stretch in the lace seems to be in both directions equally. I think it's stretch in the material and not just stretch from the fact that lace has tons of (intentional) holes in it, but I could be wrong. I know that it's a polyester blend.

Lining material is completely non-stretchy.
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Re: Costume & Crafting Help

Postby slvrnmph » Sun Dec 30, 2012 10:00 am

You could get bias tape, some of them are fusible, and use that on the seam edges of the lace and even at the waist of the lace to make it easier to sew. If you used a fusible one it would probably be even easier. The fusible ones are usually iron on, and the bias tape would give you a non-stretchy edge without holes that will be a lot easier to work with.
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Re: Costume & Crafting Help

Postby BoyScoutGirl » Sun Dec 30, 2012 1:18 pm

Thanks for the tip about bias tape, slvrnmph! I'll look into it. :)
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Re: Costume & Crafting Help

Postby slvrnmph » Mon Dec 31, 2012 11:45 am

Let us know how it turns out!
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Re: Costume & Crafting Help

Postby EspressoDude » Wed Jan 02, 2013 9:09 am

what size / width is the fabric ? can you make a full circle out of one piece ?

your pictures show skirts that look like two panels, front and rear. I would try to minimize panels and seams. the one on the right has a very visible seam.

Use a loose stitch to start, it can be oversewn later. use a lot of pins or Bulldog clips to line everything up before sewing,
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Re: Costume & Crafting Help

Postby Drawingablank » Mon Jan 07, 2013 12:17 pm

I am cleaning up stuff around here getting ready for the big move and came across a box of with a bunch ribbon roses and small silk roses (all new). These are light enough to ship easily so if anyone wants them PM me before I freecycle them.
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Re: Costume & Crafting Help

Postby Drawingablank » Mon Jan 07, 2013 12:57 pm

These have been taken already.

Drawingablank wrote:I am cleaning up stuff around here getting ready for the big move and came across a box of with a bunch ribbon roses and small silk roses (all new). These are light enough to ship easily so if anyone wants them PM me before I freecycle them.
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Re: Costume & Crafting Help

Postby lucky420 » Mon Jan 07, 2013 3:25 pm

you're moving??
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Re: Costume & Crafting Help

Postby Drawingablank » Mon Jan 07, 2013 3:35 pm

I am closing the retail store and moving my business, not the house.
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Re: Costume & Crafting Help

Postby Savannah » Mon Jan 07, 2013 3:42 pm

Will you still be in business somewhere?
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Re: Costume & Crafting Help

Postby MyDearFriend » Wed Jan 16, 2013 8:01 pm

Savannah wrote:Will you still be in business somewhere?


*crosses fingers, still waiting for news on this*
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