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Postby lazerfox » Mon Jan 16, 2012 9:12 am

I think you are talking about Harem pants. They are pretty popular right now with the hooping crowd. I personally always think of MC Hammer when I see people wearing them and remember my wonderful 90s childhood :D
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Postby Ratty » Wed Jan 18, 2012 9:24 am

This super stretchy skirt needed something. Strips if gauzy curtain material sewn on in a swirl won't prevent it from stretching. Oooo macarana.
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Postby Ratty » Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:05 am

I found this on etsy. It's beautiful. Great. Now I have to spend the day turning all my clothes inside-out.
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Postby Ratty » Sat Jan 21, 2012 11:20 am

So you're out on the Playa in your pretty tights and a sarong but you keep reaching for the pocket in your jeans. Think of this as 'comfort clothes'. It's the top portion of some ruined jeans, a long strip of t-shirt gathered around the bottom and the t-shirt neck portion made into a pouch. The pouch is sewn on. The neck of a t-shirt takes a drawstring nicely. Fringed just because.
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Postby wh..sh » Sat Jan 21, 2012 11:44 am

Ratty, this has to be the cutest thing I have seen! LOL! I wish there was a picture of someone wearing this.
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Postby Ratty » Fri Jan 27, 2012 10:26 am

It was a long skirt. I cut off the top and added a t-shirt pocket. The drawstings are boxing wrap. (How manly).
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Postby Ratty » Fri Jan 27, 2012 10:27 am

I love giant sequins.
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Postby Ratty » Fri Jan 27, 2012 10:28 am

I unstuffed this deadly boa. Now he's tamed and warming my neck.
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Postby Ratty » Fri Jan 27, 2012 10:31 am

Once I get started on the buttons I can't stop.
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Postby Ratty » Fri Jan 27, 2012 10:33 am

This old dress is very well made. I buttoned it up and added some strips of gauzy curtains. Ooo la la.
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Postby Ratty » Fri Jan 27, 2012 10:35 am

Just t-shirts and and a couple of buttons.
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Postby Ratty » Fri Jan 27, 2012 10:37 am

I couldn't resist the belt. Someone went to a lot of work embellishing. (Just add rubber knife).
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Postby Katiebaby25 » Fri Jan 27, 2012 10:44 am

Ratty wrote:I unstuffed this deadly boa. Now he's tamed and warming my neck.



I AM IN LOVE WITH THIS!!!!!!
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Postby Ratty » Fri Jan 27, 2012 10:50 am

If you can't find a snake....gather up all the cutestest small stuffed animals. Just unstuff them 90% and sew them end to end. Kissing, holding hands, tails tangled etc.. I made one last year with a gecko on each end. Oh, I also made an all monkey one. I love the way they wrap. garage sales practically give animals away.
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Postby Ratty » Fri Jan 27, 2012 10:53 am

Hey. Looking at that picture. ANY animal head on a fur boa. Now...Which of these teddy bears would like to 'step up' and keep me warm ?
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Postby lucky420 » Fri Jan 27, 2012 3:12 pm

Ok Miss Ratty, after watching this thread for awhile I am finally ready to get off my ass, take stock of what I have and embellish...

Thanks for all the great ideas! i have quite a few plain thrift store items (vests and skirts) that need some glitz or funkifying. I've been feeling rather blah lately so maybe starting on some small bm projects will get me out of the doldrums...
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Postby Katiebaby25 » Fri Jan 27, 2012 3:19 pm

I love this idea so much... I am going to do this for sure! I made my first DIY bra top for my birthday party last weekend... Sort of a belly dance style top with gold adornments and gold chains hanging from the middle. I was so proud of it and had every intention of posting a picture to see what you think Ratty. However, apparently the glue from my gun wasn't strong enough to hold all my adornments and after a full night of dancing my bra wasn't so pretty in the morning, lol. I do plan on repairing it with better fabric glue, and then I'll show ya!
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Postby AntiM » Fri Jan 27, 2012 3:28 pm

Katiebaby25 wrote:I love this idea so much... I am going to do this for sure! I made my first DIY bra top for my birthday party last weekend... Sort of a belly dance style top with gold adornments and gold chains hanging from the middle. I was so proud of it and had every intention of posting a picture to see what you think Ratty. However, apparently the glue from my gun wasn't strong enough to hold all my adornments and after a full night of dancing my bra wasn't so pretty in the morning, lol. I do plan on repairing it with better fabric glue, and then I'll show ya!


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Postby jella » Fri Jan 27, 2012 3:30 pm

AntiM wrote:
Katiebaby25 wrote:I love this idea so much... I am going to do this for sure! I made my first DIY bra top for my birthday party last weekend... Sort of a belly dance style top with gold adornments and gold chains hanging from the middle. I was so proud of it and had every intention of posting a picture to see what you think Ratty. However, apparently the glue from my gun wasn't strong enough to hold all my adornments and after a full night of dancing my bra wasn't so pretty in the morning, lol. I do plan on repairing it with better fabric glue, and then I'll show ya!


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Postby bigdane » Fri Jan 27, 2012 3:32 pm

jella wrote:playa clothes boot camp

is there such a place?
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Postby Savannah » Fri Jan 27, 2012 3:42 pm

I don't think so, but there is a camp called Kostume Kult, and some other costume camps. One of them (probably KK) would get the costume-seekers to strut down a runway after getting outfitted.
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Postby bigdane » Fri Jan 27, 2012 3:54 pm

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Postby jella » Fri Jan 27, 2012 3:58 pm

bigdane wrote:
jella wrote:playa clothes boot camp

is there such a place?

sorry I only meant be very tough on your playa costumes in testing them at home they like it :wink:

playa boot camp does sound fun though
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Postby AntiM » Fri Jan 27, 2012 4:02 pm

bigdane wrote:
jella wrote:playa clothes boot camp

is there such a place?



An obstacle course, with a wind tunnel, funnel of dust, and a dance marathon? Plus MOOP patrol?
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Postby jella » Fri Jan 27, 2012 4:13 pm

ooh sign me up for that !
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Postby bigdane » Fri Jan 27, 2012 4:22 pm

jella wrote:
bigdane wrote:
jella wrote:playa clothes boot camp

is there such a place?

sorry I only meant be very tough on your playa costumes in testing them at home they like it :wink:

playa boot camp does sound fun though



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Postby theCryptofishist » Fri Jan 27, 2012 5:40 pm

Why does it always have to be a boot camp...
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Postby jella » Fri Jan 27, 2012 5:52 pm

Well we are talking a a sparlky bra so I suppose it should be boob camp :wink:
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Postby tattoogoddess » Fri Jan 27, 2012 5:55 pm

LOVE LOVE LOVE the stuffed animal idea! Now Im going to have some fun!!
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Postby Katiebaby25 » Fri Jan 27, 2012 6:03 pm

AntiM wrote:
Katiebaby25 wrote:I love this idea so much... I am going to do this for sure! I made my first DIY bra top for my birthday party last weekend... Sort of a belly dance style top with gold adornments and gold chains hanging from the middle. I was so proud of it and had every intention of posting a picture to see what you think Ratty. However, apparently the glue from my gun wasn't strong enough to hold all my adornments and after a full night of dancing my bra wasn't so pretty in the morning, lol. I do plan on repairing it with better fabric glue, and then I'll show ya!


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