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by Ratty
Fri May 25, 2012 10:38 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Sewing-Machine Recommendations for a Klutzy Beginner?
Replies: 76
Views: 9018

Re: Sewing-Machine Recommendations for a Klutzy Beginner?

That sounds like great fun. Remember...Always be prepared to rethink the whole project. I sometimes have to rule out plan A, B and C before it falls together. Keep us posted.
by Ratty
Thu May 24, 2012 7:21 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Start with what you have. It's easier and cheaper.
Replies: 691
Views: 85386

Re: Start with what you have. It's easier and cheaper.

This little ladies coat caught my eye. I ripped out all of the padded lining. I took the sleeves off and opened up the side seams. Then I used them to make it bigger. You can see the sleeves pinned on with white pins just before I sewed them into place. No fancy seams. Just layed one fabric on top o...
by Ratty
Thu May 24, 2012 4:16 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Official "Awarded Tickets" Thread
Replies: 1057
Views: 58721

Re: Official "Awarded Tickets" Thread

Does anyone know when the tickets will be mailed? We are trying to plan a party. I know, I know. We throw parties for alot less joyous occasions.
by Ratty
Tue May 22, 2012 8:56 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: How many outfits or costumes do you bring?
Replies: 100
Views: 15272

Re: How many outfits or costumes do you bring?

That's the spirit. The clothing theme is, "In your wildest dream". You might try a sheer cape at first. .....After you venture out and meet the population, you'll lose the cape and most of your inhibitions. Dress for YOU. Your smile will pull it off.
by Ratty
Tue May 22, 2012 4:47 pm
Forum: 2012 Share Resources
Topic: Have reliable Matrix wagon, can't drive it, have ticket
Replies: 14
Views: 1407

Re: Have reliable Matrix wagon, can't drive it, have ticket

Hummmmm. On second thought. I'm VERY callous, crass, not politically correct and naked. Maybe one mile isn't enough. Sorry Weinstain, I don't think we're a good match. BUT....Good luck finding that nitch at TTITD. And I wish you luck with your ride share. God bless. (Don't ya always wonder about peo...
by Ratty
Tue May 22, 2012 8:24 am
Forum: 2012 Share Resources
Topic: Have reliable Matrix wagon, can't drive it, have ticket
Replies: 14
Views: 1407

Re: Have reliable Matrix wagon, can't drive it, have ticket

Weinstain, I live near Big-O. (Ok, where Big-O used to be.) I don't need a ride but I would love to meet some local burners. You live one mile from me. I'm so happy to know there are other like-minded souls in Martinez.
by Ratty
Tue May 22, 2012 7:06 am
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: How many outfits or costumes do you bring?
Replies: 100
Views: 15272

Re: How many outfits or costumes do you bring?

Tattogoddess, I wear a couple of pairs of shorts all week. I added some flaming material to the bottoms. In one year I probably alter 500 pieces of clothing for the Burn. Yet, I wear shorts, tutus, bras with fabric attached, (Just like AntiM), and the top half of t-shirts made into short capes to ke...
by Ratty
Sun May 20, 2012 6:33 am
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: How to make a Mini Top Hat!
Replies: 33
Views: 4614

Re: How to make a Mini Top Hat!

sajitaki, Those are beautiful. Much nicer than any I've seen for sale. Take a bow. You did a great job.
by Ratty
Sat May 19, 2012 4:18 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Did you get a STEP Ticket?
Replies: 2517
Views: 190443

Re: Did you get a STEP Ticket?

How abut just a buzz cut?
by Ratty
Fri May 18, 2012 5:00 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Start with what you have. It's easier and cheaper.
Replies: 691
Views: 85386

Re: Start with what you have. It's easier and cheaper.

Sweet. Are you gonna use them as is or re-fashion them? Sorry... dinner time. We'll chat later.
by Ratty
Fri May 18, 2012 4:16 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Start with what you have. It's easier and cheaper.
Replies: 691
Views: 85386

Re: Start with what you have. It's easier and cheaper.

Wow! What is that? A quilt, rug, pillows? Pretty...
by Ratty
Fri May 18, 2012 9:35 am
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Sewing-Machine Recommendations for a Klutzy Beginner?
Replies: 76
Views: 9018

Re: Sewing-Machine Recommendations for a Klutzy Beginner?

I lust after my old viking that I rode till it died. That monster would pull a a 6 man tent under it's needle. My new (crappy) Singer does everything great except the feed dogs are so weak. I have to 'pull' fur through as I sew it. Oh, and it's as noisy as a jack-hammer. But I do love the 100 stitch...
by Ratty
Thu May 17, 2012 11:59 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Start with what you have. It's easier and cheaper.
Replies: 691
Views: 85386

Re: Start with what you have. It's easier and cheaper.

This stupid cape is made of a snake patterned, cheap velvet skirt. I sewed two of those winter scarves around the top to tie it closed. the shiny rick-rack makes it bearable.
by Ratty
Thu May 17, 2012 11:56 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Start with what you have. It's easier and cheaper.
Replies: 691
Views: 85386

Re: Start with what you have. It's easier and cheaper.

This scotch plaid cape started life as monstrously BIG wrap-around skirt. It's warm, comfy and stylish if you like this kind of thing.
by Ratty
Thu May 17, 2012 11:43 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Sewing-Machine Recommendations for a Klutzy Beginner?
Replies: 76
Views: 9018

Re: Sewing-Machine Recommendations for a Klutzy Beginner?

Yeah Cat!! It sounds great and you should be proud. I would consider top stitching those side seams like you did the collar. I also made two capes tonight. Both from skirts and both very comfortable around the neck or shoulders. I'll put pictures on my 'start with what you have..." thread. They aren...
by Ratty
Thu May 17, 2012 4:55 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Sewing-Machine Recommendations for a Klutzy Beginner?
Replies: 76
Views: 9018

Re: Sewing-Machine Recommendations for a Klutzy Beginner?

I just searched 'thread spool holder' on eBay. I am making myself one from a coat hanger and some other piece of poop lying around. Thank You for opening my eyes!
by Ratty
Thu May 17, 2012 4:25 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Sewing-Machine Recommendations for a Klutzy Beginner?
Replies: 76
Views: 9018

Re: Sewing-Machine Recommendations for a Klutzy Beginner?

Wow thanks DAB. I will definitely look into THAT. I never buy 'retail' but maybe I can locate it on eBay or on clearance somewhere. Thanks. I'm going now to look it up.
by Ratty
Thu May 17, 2012 4:08 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Sewing-Machine Recommendations for a Klutzy Beginner?
Replies: 76
Views: 9018

Re: Sewing-Machine Recommendations for a Klutzy Beginner?

One other strange and wonderful tip. I didn't even have to buy bobbins. The ones from my old Kenmore fit my new, (cheap), Singer. A very pleasant surprise. :P :P
by Ratty
Thu May 17, 2012 8:56 am
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Sewing-Machine Recommendations for a Klutzy Beginner?
Replies: 76
Views: 9018

Re: Sewing-Machine Recommendations for a Klutzy Beginner?

Cat, I'm glad to see you get a machine. It's a rewarding skill. It will make you happy. You can't say that about too many purchases. Sure, I own a seam ripper. They are necessary sometimes. BUT Most of my ripping is done with various box cutters. You know, those things with a replaceable razor blade...
by Ratty
Wed May 16, 2012 8:16 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Raffle vs. "Buy it now"
Replies: 85
Views: 7040

Re: Raffle vs. "Buy it now"

I do a bit of 'compliance' work. If the raffle is in California you NEED to provide a NO PURCHASE NECESSARY clause. If someone wants to enter for free. You let them. The dollar amount must be a donation. Not the price of a ticket. Trust me. The California Gambling Commission and the DOJ love to shut...
by Ratty
Tue May 15, 2012 4:01 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Costume & Crafting Help
Replies: 2064
Views: 167844

Re: Costume & Crafting Help

Dab, That buckle is a masterpiece! I am so jealous of your skills.
by Ratty
Tue May 15, 2012 3:59 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Seeking tips for taming long hair on the playa
Replies: 82
Views: 22547

Re: Seeking tips for taming long hair on the playa

The first year my hair was a solid mass. One giant dred. After that I kept it in a furry, hollowed-out, stuffed animal all week. I remove the head and paws so it looks like a wild wig made of fake fur. My hair stays nice and it's there when I need it. And no. It's not hot.
by Ratty
Mon May 14, 2012 9:13 am
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Start with what you have. It's easier and cheaper.
Replies: 691
Views: 85386

Re: Start with what you have. It's easier and cheaper.

These stretch velvet pants sparkle and wiggle. I sliced some cuts and wove gold shiney strips in and out. I sewed them in place. fun and easy. It would have been alot easier if I had used ribbon.
by Ratty
Sun May 13, 2012 9:49 am
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Start with what you have. It's easier and cheaper.
Replies: 691
Views: 85386

Re: Start with what you have. It's easier and cheaper.

Little skirts make great accessories. I opened the seam at the back, took out the zipper and added some fur belt loops. One size fits all.
by Ratty
Sun May 13, 2012 9:46 am
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Start with what you have. It's easier and cheaper.
Replies: 691
Views: 85386

Re: Start with what you have. It's easier and cheaper.

This really hideous purple prom dress makes a beautiful luxurious cape. At night the cold weather can drive you into a plain warm coat. Throw a cape over it to feel 'super'.

The red channel at the top was cut from a cheap satin sheet. Very easy to make.
by Ratty
Fri May 11, 2012 11:28 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: highway 6 out of bishop
Replies: 3
Views: 823

Re: highway 6 out of bishop

Off the subject quite a bit....Anyone from Bishop remember Karen, Bobby, Jackie and Ricky Conner? They lived in the big farmhouse next to the A&W on the outskirts of town. (Towards Mammoth). They also lived in town and out by Bull Pit Park. Just wondering....
by Ratty
Thu May 10, 2012 4:43 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Sewing-Machine Recommendations for a Klutzy Beginner?
Replies: 76
Views: 9018

Re: Sewing-Machine Recommendations for a Klutzy Beginner?

Plastic shamstic. buy it at Costco. They have an almost endless return policy. I'm sewing on a plastic Singer that has 100 stitches and cost less than $100. I still don't know if I'm keeping it. they told me that I should start deciding around the 2 year mark.
by Ratty
Thu May 10, 2012 4:41 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Sewing-Machine Recommendations for a Klutzy Beginner?
Replies: 76
Views: 9018

Re: Sewing-Machine Recommendations for a Klutzy Beginner?

Pick it up with one hand. If you can....It's plastic.
by Ratty
Thu May 10, 2012 9:25 am
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Hello and Welcome... What's your name? Tell me about You...
Replies: 5444
Views: 768735

Re: Hello and Welcome... What's your name? Tell me about You

Bring a real book. If it rains for too long you'll be glad you did. There are libraries here and there but I could never find anything twice.

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