PLAYA FASHION - What works? What doesn't?

What to wear? What not to wear? Where to find and how to make anything from goggles to fantastic pieces of playawear.

Postby C.f.M. » Sat Apr 23, 2011 12:20 pm

Hats as gifts sounds great, but fringe = MOOPtastic.

Playa fashion, what doesn't work? Fringe, beading, feathers, sequins.
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Postby Donna Matrix » Sat Apr 23, 2011 12:23 pm

C.f.M. wrote:Hats as gifts sounds great, but fringe = MOOPtastic.

Playa fashion, what doesn't work? Fringe, beading, feathers, sequins.


Ah............ true that......... but my fringe is moop free. I am a genius when it comes to sewing. I am the ultimate non-mooping participant.

Good point though. Moop is evil.
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Postby C.f.M. » Sat Apr 23, 2011 12:59 pm

Donna Matrix wrote:
C.f.M. wrote:Hats as gifts sounds great, but fringe = MOOPtastic.

Playa fashion, what doesn't work? Fringe, beading, feathers, sequins.


Ah............ true that......... but my fringe is moop free. I am a genius when it comes to sewing. I am the ultimate non-mooping participant.

Good point though. Moop is evil.


Curious then, as to your technique. Having given enough fringe hair-cuts in my life, I've yet to see a method of attaching it that doesn't result in fringe falling out, coming undone, getting snagged on the slightest catch and pulled off, etc.
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Postby Donna Matrix » Sat Apr 23, 2011 1:35 pm

The last was a booby top, just a bandeau, but I cut the fabric 9 inches longer in the front. It's a locked stable knit vertically. After I was done sewing it, I cut the 1/2 inch strips. I pulled on them and they are not going anywhere.

Since it is just covering my tummy, it's unlikely that the fringe will catch in anything. When hubby comes home, I will borrow his camera and put a picture up, k?
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Postby Bob » Sat Apr 23, 2011 3:40 pm

Are road kill bikinis still popular with the DPW?
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Postby hookahdude » Sat Apr 23, 2011 4:24 pm

Bob wrote:Are road kill bikinis still popular with the DPW?


Only if it is a hippy or raver.... :P
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Postby C.f.M. » Sun Apr 24, 2011 6:28 am

Bob wrote:Are road kill bikinis still popular with the DPW?


Not just for DPW...

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Postby C.f.M. » Sun Apr 24, 2011 6:31 am

I think it was this thread, not C&C, when I was looking for the fur pic I found one of the clips I got and used a lot

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It's black elastic sewn onto suspender clips like these.

A-duh, I didn't even think "suspender clips." Much, much better than garters.
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Postby Donna Matrix » Sun Apr 24, 2011 1:01 pm

Suspender clips.... great idea. I have been racking my brain to figure out something that looks better than garter belts clips.... you know, something festive.....
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Burning Man Fashion Blog

Postby Dusty Bacon » Wed Apr 27, 2011 4:53 pm

Hello, I author a Burning Man themed Fashion Blog DustyCouture.Com There's lots of articles and pictures about some of the types of fashions that can be found on-Playa in Black Rock City. I strongly encourage you to check it out and would love to do an article about some of your costumes!
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Postby darcitananda » Wed Apr 27, 2011 5:42 pm

I think it's absolutely amazing to have the opportunity to create our own plumage for BM. We do it in life too, but to a lesser degree. And let's face it, our plumage is sometimes designed to attract a mate, which is why the young and fertile chicas are sporting corsets to make their waist/hip ratios even more attractive, whether they realize it or not. As for the kilts and sarongs, the "going commando" keeps the sperm cooler in the hot weather, just biological instinct at work! Don't try and deny it! ;) But then again the calloused hands and dusty hair are biologically attractive in that "look, I survived thus far" kind of way. I think it's great that people have a semi-safe way to express their sexuality too, something they may not feel as comfortable with at Google or Genentech, and let's face it, not everyone is an artist or seamstress, so for a lot of the population, a corset and garter belt is going to have to suffice in the create-your-own-plumage department.

The outfits that work best for me included pockets, comfortable shoes and eye protection (even at night). Everything else was just gravy. Of all the fishnet paraphernalia that I've brought along, I never once wore any of it. I forgot my sleeping bag last time (how embarrassing, right! I swear I have a good excuse) so the cliche furry cape with a hood (that I made myself, lined with fleece) actually turned out to be a godsend. This year, I'll bring more dust protection in the form of a burqa-like cloak. I'm thinking cutouts or appliques in the butt-cheekal and boobal area to keep things interesting.

Anyway, for non-practical fashion ideas, I love looking at Twisted Lamb blog, and any pictures of Bjork (speaking of plumage). That is some truly creative sh*t.
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Re: Burning Man Fashion Blog

Postby Donna Matrix » Wed Apr 27, 2011 6:42 pm

Dusty Bacon wrote:Hello, I author a Burning Man themed Fashion Blog DustyCouture.Com There's lots of articles and pictures about some of the types of fashions that can be found on-Playa in Black Rock City. I strongly encourage you to check it out and would love to do an article about some of your costumes!


Lovely site. so many things to look at......... it will take me a while..
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Postby Drawingablank » Wed Apr 27, 2011 7:48 pm

I need to put some interfacing on several fabric pieces that are wider than my roll of interfacing. Is it ok to piece it? Or should I just make yet another trip to the fabric store?

Edit: Oops just realized I posted this to the wrong thread.
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Re: Burning Man Fashion Blog

Postby Dusty Bacon » Thu Apr 28, 2011 12:47 am

Donna Matrix wrote:Lovely site. so many things to look at......... it will take me a while..

Thanks for the compliment Donna. I realize that after over a year and a half of weekly postings it has gotten to be a bit much. For brevity, I recommend the video blogs especially the four "Virtual Fashion Show" videos which clicking on the "Just Press Play" banner will take you to.
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Postby C.f.M. » Thu Apr 28, 2011 6:30 am

Drawingablank wrote:I need to put some interfacing on several fabric pieces that are wider than my roll of interfacing. Is it ok to piece it? Or should I just make yet another trip to the fabric store?

Edit: Oops just realized I posted this to the wrong thread.


I don't think I ever use interfacing...do you just need the stiffness?
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Postby Drawingablank » Thu Apr 28, 2011 7:12 am

C.f.M. wrote:
Drawingablank wrote:I need to put some interfacing on several fabric pieces that are wider than my roll of interfacing. Is it ok to piece it? Or should I just make yet another trip to the fabric store?

Edit: Oops just realized I posted this to the wrong thread.


I don't think I ever use interfacing...do you just need the stiffness?


Yes, it is to add a bit of stiffness to the collar, cuff, and lapel areas.
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Postby C.f.M. » Thu Apr 28, 2011 7:18 am

Drawingablank wrote:
C.f.M. wrote:
Drawingablank wrote:I need to put some interfacing on several fabric pieces that are wider than my roll of interfacing. Is it ok to piece it? Or should I just make yet another trip to the fabric store?

Edit: Oops just realized I posted this to the wrong thread.


I don't think I ever use interfacing...do you just need the stiffness?


Yes, it is to add a bit of stiffness to the collar, cuff, and lapel areas.


Piecing should be fine, esp. for such small areas.
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Postby MyDearFriend » Thu Apr 28, 2011 10:13 am

C.f.M. wrote:
Drawingablank wrote:
C.f.M. wrote:
Drawingablank wrote:I need to put some interfacing on several fabric pieces that are wider than my roll of interfacing. Is it ok to piece it? Or should I just make yet another trip to the fabric store?

Edit: Oops just realized I posted this to the wrong thread.


I don't think I ever use interfacing...do you just need the stiffness?


Yes, it is to add a bit of stiffness to the collar, cuff, and lapel areas.


Piecing should be fine, esp. for such small areas.


If it's fusible (sounds like it is) should work just fine.
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Postby Drawingablank » Thu Apr 28, 2011 11:50 am

Thanks both of you for the input, I will just piece it.
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Postby RogerWorkman » Thu Apr 28, 2011 12:59 pm

A sock. Just a sock.
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Postby Donna Matrix » Sat Apr 30, 2011 9:40 am

So, I just got a ton of fabric donated to me... A TON... what to do ... what to do....
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Postby MyDearFriend » Sat Apr 30, 2011 10:57 am

Donna Matrix wrote:So, I just got a ton of fabric donated to me... A TON... what to do ... what to do....


Maybe you can help out the person who posted this in the costume thread:

Drawingablank wrote:Does anyone know of a good source for tiny fabric scraps? I dont need anything larger than 6" and can use even as small as 2 x 2" Variety is more important than size.

After trying to revive my original patch pants but realizing that they would need to be let out several inches on every seam I just decided to make a new pair, but no longer have the fabric resources that were available to me in the 70's (mom no longer sews). Back then we also had a fairly large group that swapped patch fabrics as well.

Fabric store remnants / quilting cuts are just too pricey an option as I need a minimum of 100 - 200 different patterns for the proper look.

I miss my patch pants horribly, and through most of the 70's I wore them constantly - except when they were in the laundry. Although they would be way inappropriate in my default world life these days - I would love to get back into a pair for playa evening wear.
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Postby Donna Matrix » Sat Apr 30, 2011 11:19 am

will look into it.
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Postby Drawingablank » Sun May 01, 2011 4:13 pm

Donna Matrix wrote:will look into it.



Will be happy to pay the postage for any scraps left after cutting your patterns - don"t need anything big.
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Postby Donna Matrix » Sun May 01, 2011 5:01 pm

Drawingablank wrote:
Donna Matrix wrote:will look into it.



Will be happy to pay the postage for any scraps left after cutting your patterns - don"t need anything big.


I can start a box and I'll message you when it's full.

BTW - have you thought of thrift stores? The Salvation Army had a sale the other day were you got this huge bag and could fill it with whatever - all for $20. I got so many pieces. I am reshaping them for BM..... just a thought.
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Postby Drawingablank » Sun May 01, 2011 6:11 pm

Well if they would do that around here I'd be in heaven, but at this time no luck.
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Postby AntiM » Tue May 03, 2011 6:48 am

DaB, shoot me a PM and I can send a small box of scraps, some are even 70s vintage.

I still have my 70s patch pants too, yes, let out at the seams and a new waistband installed years ago, but still too small to wear. I may just display them in my work room.
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Postby StevenGoodman » Thu May 12, 2011 3:26 am

Combat Boots and Camo Shorts.

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Postby lucky420 » Thu May 12, 2011 9:44 am

sounds sexy Mr. Steve...
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Postby Lollipop » Sun Jan 15, 2012 7:38 pm

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Trishntek wrote:Sexyness is in the EYES
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The rest is just ICING on the Sexymeter.


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