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Re: Costume & Crafting Help

Post by lazerfox » Sun Feb 12, 2012 7:22 pm

dunno. AntiM's area get that $1 pattern sale all the time whereas my areas does not. You would need to check your local mailer or I think their website allows you to search it via your zipcode.
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Post by Drawingablank » Sun Feb 12, 2012 8:06 pm

tattoogoddess wrote:Is this just in your area or county wide?
It probably has something to do with the amount of local competition.

Around here (just outside NYC) they run 1.00 patterns at least once a month and sometime s twice (different pattern brands each time).
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Re: Costume & Crafting Help

Post by solemnraven » Sun Feb 12, 2012 8:52 pm

Not sure if this was already posted, but to give the OP some help...

http://www.Burdastyle.com has a lot of free patterns available, you just have to sort through them.
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Re: Costume & Crafting Help

Post by AntiM » Mon Feb 13, 2012 6:11 am

Utah is still a big sewing area, look at all those FLDS prairie dresses! I think they all use the same pattern from the 80s.

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Post by Drawingablank » Mon Feb 13, 2012 6:54 am

solemnraven wrote:Not sure if this was already posted, but to give the OP some help...

http://www.Burdastyle.com has a lot of free patterns available, you just have to sort through them.
By the time you print these out and assemble them it is generally cheaper in the long run to buy patterns, especially if you can find them on sale.

Burda has some really interesting stuff, but if I remember correctly they use a European sizing system which is different than US sizing (add 10 to the size so a US 48 is a Eur 58) and the measurements and quantities are given in metric so you need to be careful if used to working with U.S. made patterns.
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Re: Costume & Crafting Help

Post by lazerfox » Mon Feb 13, 2012 1:31 pm

PS. The brocade sale at Joann is making me a very happy girl 8)
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Re: Costume & Crafting Help

Post by PurplMyst » Thu Feb 16, 2012 9:09 pm

Thanks for mentioning the pattern sale LaserFox! I saw it just in time to make my list to shop the first day of the sale tomorrow.
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Re: Costume & Crafting Help

Post by lazerfox » Sat Feb 18, 2012 9:07 am

no problemo PurplMyst....I went after work last night and bought 10 patterns plus fabric & zippers for a couple of projects and when I looked at my receipt at home I was amazed at how much I had saved all together thanks to two 40% off an item & one 10% of your total coupons. Total spent: 33.17 |Total Savings: 177.03 :shock:

I felt good!
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Post by Drawingablank » Sat Feb 18, 2012 4:21 pm

Yah, they had buy one get one on buttons so I loaded up today too.

Have enough patterns to hold me a long time.
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Re: Costume & Crafting Help

Post by lazerfox » Sat Feb 18, 2012 6:09 pm

this sale came at the right time...I had just ordered the most wonderful sewing book for myself.
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Re: Costume & Crafting Help

Post by Fufa » Tue Feb 21, 2012 10:25 pm

I had a little bought of creative madness tonight, I must have had too much tea. I would've finished it, but I not ran out of thread, so here's a little preview for you folks. The belt is covering up my unfinished edges. :P

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Re: Costume & Crafting Help

Post by Ratty » Wed Feb 22, 2012 12:29 am

Beeeeautiful. Is it a skirt, bustle, belt, mask, collar or.....Is it a gorgeous multipurpose, (or no-purpose) Item. I love it!!
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Re: Costume & Crafting Help

Post by lazerfox » Wed Feb 22, 2012 4:43 am

super cute Fufa! Oh and I wanted to mention to you in another thread that I bought a red wig from Amazon. I just got it and haven't tried it on but it was only about $15 in case you don't get the one from ebay
http://www.amazon.com/Smiffys-34620-Gla ... rvi_cart_4
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Re: Costume & Crafting Help

Post by Fufa » Wed Feb 22, 2012 8:37 am

lazerfox wrote:super cute Fufa! Oh and I wanted to mention to you in another thread that I bought a red wig from Amazon. I just got it and haven't tried it on but it was only about $15 in case you don't get the one from ebay
http://www.amazon.com/Smiffys-34620-Gla ... rvi_cart_4
Thanks! I did win the wig, it totaled about $13 CAD with free shipping. :D

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Post by Drawingablank » Wed Feb 22, 2012 9:15 am

I got some sparklepony molds - just don't know about the logistics of bringing chocolate this year since I'm flying.
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Re: Costume & Crafting Help

Post by Fufa » Wed Feb 22, 2012 11:08 am

Ratty wrote:Beeeeautiful. Is it a skirt, bustle, belt, mask, collar or.....Is it a gorgeous multipurpose, (or no-purpose) Item. I love it!!
It's a skirt! I will probably make a matching top for it.

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Re: Costume & Crafting Help

Post by jella » Wed Feb 22, 2012 11:30 am

Very pretty Fufa :)..

DAB I wonder if making hard candy suckers with your mold would travel better than chocolate, just a thought
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Post by Drawingablank » Wed Feb 22, 2012 11:38 am

jella wrote:Very pretty Fufa :)..

DAB I wonder if making hard candy suckers with your mold would travel better than chocolate, just a thought
Well hard candy certainly would, but unfortunately chocolate molds are limited to 160 degrees F. and hard candy takes 300 degrees F. so there might be an issue with melted plastic in the candy lol.
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Re: Costume & Crafting Help

Post by jella » Wed Feb 22, 2012 11:51 am

I've made peanut brittle but never molded candy and yeah it would melt the heck out of plastic !
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Re: Costume & Crafting Help

Post by BarShirley » Wed Feb 22, 2012 11:28 pm

Fufa

I love your creation, looks amazing.

Is cotton a good material to work with? Just a bit worried about the heat and don't want to be sweaty with synthetics.

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Post by Drawingablank » Thu Feb 23, 2012 8:27 am

You can't go wrong with cotton.

And for night wear I line most of my stuff with 100% cotton flannel which is very nice on the bare skin and warm.

Just don't forget to prewash it before cutting your patterns.
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Re: Costume & Crafting Help

Post by lazerfox » Thu Feb 23, 2012 12:10 pm

Drawingablank wrote:You can't go wrong with cotton.

And for night wear I line most of my stuff with 100% cotton flannel which is very nice on the bare skin and warm.

Just don't forget to prewash it before cutting your patterns.
I have a lot of yards that would be washed...I'm not sure I could refold it back with a straight line down the middle. What happens if I do not plan on ever washing the item once it is made? Think this will still affect the fabric?
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Post by Drawingablank » Thu Feb 23, 2012 2:23 pm

lazerfox wrote:
Drawingablank wrote:You can't go wrong with cotton.

And for night wear I line most of my stuff with 100% cotton flannel which is very nice on the bare skin and warm.

Just don't forget to prewash it before cutting your patterns.
I have a lot of yards that would be washed...I'm not sure I could refold it back with a straight line down the middle. What happens if I do not plan on ever washing the item once it is made? Think this will still affect the fabric?
Aside from shrinking, pre washing tends to make the fabric softer as well since many new fabrics have some kind of sizing in them. I regularly wash full bolts of cotton, then just iron the whole thing one ironing board width at a time to make it usable again.

Of of course this is less a factor if you won't ever wash it. I mainly use cotton as a lining material for synthetic fabrics so it's important that it doesn't shrink when washed or it will affect the whole garment.
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lazerfox wrote:What happens if I do not plan on ever washing the item once it is made? Think this will still affect the fabric?
maybe it's because I'm a messy eater...but "best laid plans of fish and men...(gang oft into unquoteable dialogue)."
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Post by lazerfox » Fri Feb 24, 2012 4:42 am

DAB - I think my mental blocks with washing it are: I don't trust my ironing skills much coupled with we also have cats in the house so I try to prevent from letting the fabric touch the floor. I will see what I can do once I get to that specific project.

Fishy - I won't be able to wash it even if I want to since it will have LED lights attached and wires running through the lining. So yeah no washing for this coat unless I want to become a dark twad
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Re: Costume & Crafting Help

Post by AntiM » Fri Feb 24, 2012 7:59 am

We have wired t-shirts, everything is held in with velcro and the wiring runs through fabric tubes to the removable battery packs. May not be feasible for you r design, but something to consider.

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Post by Drawingablank » Fri Feb 24, 2012 8:15 am

Making something for the playa that is not washable does not seem like a good plan.
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Re: Costume & Crafting Help

Post by inthecolumbiagorge » Fri Feb 24, 2012 11:16 am

Fufa wrote:I had a little bought of creative madness tonight, I must have had too much tea. I would've finished it, but I not ran out of thread, so here's a little preview for you folks. The belt is covering up my unfinished edges. :P

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Re: Costume & Crafting Help

Post by lazerfox » Fri Feb 24, 2012 9:06 pm

Drawingablank wrote:Making something for the playa that is not washable does not seem like a good plan.
indeed it sounds bad but it's what I did last year...the only reason I didn't keep this specific piece was because it didn't fit well (messed it up when I made it) so I just wanted to start over. Otherwise I could have continued using that version of the robe. Honestly, I have an bunch of items I didn't have to clean when we got home from the playa and they are still usable. I have yet to finalize the design so I'll keep researching this matter!
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