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Post by tamarakay » Tue Apr 05, 2011 10:28 am

i don't know squat about any of that jella, all i know is I LOVE THAT HAT
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Post by delle » Tue Apr 05, 2011 10:52 am

Why, thank you, Tamarakay! I'm kinda pleased with it myself.

I have to say tho, that although somewhat amused by the "Jella", I'm not quite up to her experience yet... just a fledgeling, bumbling along, learning as I go.

Funny tho, that you should make that mistake. Just before posting, I reread (which I should ALWAYS do, because I so often have to edit my posts for glaring errors), and realized that I'd referenced Jkisha's hat rather than Figjam's.

Uhhuh.... like if Jkisha was wearing a hat in that avatar anyone would even notice it!
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Post by Savannah » Tue Apr 05, 2011 10:58 am

Adorable hat, delle!

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Post by delle » Tue Apr 05, 2011 11:06 am

Being on a bit of a roll here....

I also got a kickass coat at the secondhand store on Sunday. Although I loved the material, it had an extremely unfortunate collar. Still, I figured that I could rectify it, so I shelled out the $8 on a bet with myself that I could make it better.

The result was pretty cool. A chinese-type collar that ended up being just what it needed. (kinda hard to tell from this picture, but it gives a bit of an idea)

Major bonus was it gave me enough leftover to make a matching hatband for my fedora.

....just in time for poker night too!!!

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Post by delle » Tue Apr 05, 2011 11:13 am

BTW. That crocheted hat was perilously close to not becoming a hat at all. When my husband saw it in it's early stages -- i.e. before it flared out to head-sized, he presumed I was making myself a bullet-titted, large-nippled bikini top.

As I continued the hat I had to promise to undertake that project sometime soon.

Could be interesting!! :lol:
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Post by tamarakay » Tue Apr 05, 2011 11:14 am

I'm so sorry about mixing your names up! This is the SECOND time i've done that! I'm a bit distracted and off my game this week.
DELLE, your hat is lovely and the coat is fabuolousnessicty
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Post by delle » Tue Apr 05, 2011 11:20 am

Don't you worry about it.

Hope your game improves immediately, and that the distraction is good rather than worrisome.



(and wouldn't a bikinitop of that shape be just downright titilating?)
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Post by FIGJAM » Tue Apr 05, 2011 11:28 am

delle wrote:Don't you worry about it.

Hope your game improves immediately, and that the distraction is good rather than worrisome.



(and wouldn't a bikinitop of that shape be just downright titilating?)

Nope, just get the colors right and create the "Nipple Head Brigade".

They are the stanch suporters of "critical tits".
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Post by jella » Tue Apr 05, 2011 4:43 pm

delle wrote:Why, thank you, Tamarakay! I'm kinda pleased with it myself.

I have to say tho, that although somewhat amused by the "Jella", I'm not quite up to her experience yet... just a fledgeling, bumbling along, learning as I go.

Funny tho, that you should make that mistake. Just before posting, I reread (which I should ALWAYS do, because I so often have to edit my posts for glaring errors), and realized that I'd referenced Jkisha's hat rather than Figjam's.

Uhhuh.... like if Jkisha was wearing a hat in that avatar anyone would even notice it!
Tamarkay, my dear we all get names mixed up now and then Heck Unjohn thinks I'm Jkiska.
And Delle..I wouldn't know how to begin to make your Fab Bikini. I can't wait to see this version :)
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Post by MyDearFriend » Tue Apr 05, 2011 6:02 pm

[quote="delle"]I picked up a starters kit for crocheting (hook, instructional dvd and booklet and 2 hanks of yarn) for $1.99 last week, and immediately got started.

After making 2 large circles of pure shit, I started another one that, although it started out about big enough to be a thumbcozy, ended up being this:

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Not knowing the rules or different stitches (the kit, being the first of a series for learning granny squares for an eventual afghan which I won’t be making, included directions on just one stitch – in French – which helps naught when googling “recipesâ€
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Post by Fufa » Tue Apr 05, 2011 7:06 pm

Love that hat delle! I wish I could do more than crochet lopsided dishclothes.

On another note, I scored some snazzy white cowboy boots and a ton of beautiful fake flowers today, all for under $10. Gotta love thrift shopping. The flowers will be used for my LED headpiece and redecorating my bike.

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Post by theCryptofishist » Tue Apr 05, 2011 7:14 pm

I got lots of sparkle for my sparkle ponies at teh dollar store.
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Post by Elderberry » Tue Apr 05, 2011 7:39 pm

If budget isn't a problem, here's a great store in the Los Angeles area for BM costumes http://www.shrinestore.com/
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Post by Elderberry » Tue Apr 05, 2011 7:39 pm

double post.
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Post by jella » Tue Apr 05, 2011 7:43 pm

They had a booth at Comic-Con....beeeeeutiful stuff :)
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Post by C.f.M. » Wed Apr 06, 2011 8:11 am

I'm working with leather - well, suede for the firstish time.

Do any of you know whether gluing it works well, in lieu of sewing? I need to make a waistband. I'm debating folding it down and gluing it or trying to sew it - I know I'll have to go buy a needle and somesort of suede-worthy thread.

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Post by Minxy » Wed Apr 06, 2011 9:07 am

I LOVE that hat!!!

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Post by VeganChoirGirl » Wed Apr 06, 2011 10:50 am

C.f.M. wrote:I'm working with leather - well, suede for the firstish time.

Do any of you know whether gluing it works well, in lieu of sewing? I need to make a waistband. I'm debating folding it down and gluing it or trying to sew it - I know I'll have to go buy a needle and somesort of suede-worthy thread.
I wouldn't recommend it. I find that there are oils in suede that just don't really agree with glue.

If you do use glue, I would put some light stitches in the leather for added security, just in case.
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Post by Drawingablank » Wed Apr 06, 2011 11:17 am

Try to pick up glovers needles - they will go through 2 layers of most garment weight leather with ease.

The only glue I use for permanent bond on leather is Barge contact cement (popular with shoemakers too), but it is 100% unforgiving as to positioning - you get only 1 shot at it. It does reduce the flexibilty though so I wouldn't suggest using it on a waistband.

Rubber cement would provide a flexible bond, but is not nearly strong enough on its own so would have to be combined with sewing. It is useful sometimes for holding parts in place during assembly though.
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Post by C.f.M. » Wed Apr 06, 2011 11:18 am

VeganChoirGirl wrote:
C.f.M. wrote:I'm working with leather - well, suede for the firstish time.

Do any of you know whether gluing it works well, in lieu of sewing? I need to make a waistband. I'm debating folding it down and gluing it or trying to sew it - I know I'll have to go buy a needle and somesort of suede-worthy thread.
I wouldn't recommend it. I find that there are oils in suede that just don't really agree with glue.

If you do use glue, I would put some light stitches in the leather for added security, just in case.
Makes sense - it's the smooth, hide side on the inside of the fabric being glued. I guess I'll just go find me a gator quill (I made that up) somewheres and get to sewing.

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Post by Elorrum » Wed Apr 06, 2011 4:13 pm

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I have one of these, got it when I found some surplus sheepskin pieces, and tried to make a hat. It uses a waxed thread that's fairly stiff. The hat, turned out o.k., but funny (not a bad thing) and I just sewed all the pieces together and made a bigger piece... or footstool cover as I like to call it.

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Post by MyDearFriend » Wed Apr 06, 2011 6:18 pm

The best projects always require one new tool 8) so go for it, C.f.M.!!!
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Post by C.f.M. » Thu Apr 07, 2011 6:46 am

Drawingablank wrote:Try to pick up glovers needles - they will go through 2 layers of most garment weight leather with ease.

The only glue I use for permanent bond on leather is Barge contact cement (popular with shoemakers too), but it is 100% unforgiving as to positioning - you get only 1 shot at it. It does reduce the flexibilty though so I wouldn't suggest using it on a waistband.

Rubber cement would provide a flexible bond, but is not nearly strong enough on its own so would have to be combined with sewing. It is useful sometimes for holding parts in place during assembly though.
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Great, I'll love for one of those - I'm not much of a fan of leather, hence no experience with it. This is one of the commissions - I think I have an awl somewhere...and I've been needing a shoe glue so I'll have to find that cement.

I got another "corset" this weekend, that brings my total to four to play with. I think I might make them all to sell.

("corset" as in plastic boning, fashion corsets)

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Post by C.f.M. » Thu Apr 07, 2011 6:48 am

MyDearFriend wrote:The best projects always require one new tool 8) so go for it, C.f.M.!!!
Don't encourage me. :wink:

I'm actually not that great with tools...waiting for penis jokes to die down...I end up doing a lot of sewing by hand.

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Post by lazerfox » Fri Apr 08, 2011 8:16 am

delle Love the hat! I have not been very good at freehand crochet thus far and you did much better than any of my attempts.

I had a tough time myself with the edges of my crocheted hats but I just ended up making them long enough so they would fold over like a store bought beanie hat.

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Post by lazerfox » Fri Apr 08, 2011 9:42 am

BTW CFM what is your camp?

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Post by tamarakay » Fri Apr 08, 2011 10:06 am

Elorrum wrote:Image
I have one of these, got it when I found some surplus sheepskin pieces, and tried to make a hat. It uses a waxed thread that's fairly stiff. The hat, turned out o.k., but funny (not a bad thing) and I just sewed all the pieces together and made a bigger piece... or footstool cover as I like to call it.
we got one of those to repair the north pole shade thing that went KABLOOWEY in the storm. it's a little tricky, but sure makes it easier.
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Post by C.f.M. » Fri Apr 08, 2011 10:11 am

lazerfox wrote:BTW CFM what is your camp?
1. Why do you ask?

2. Gurl, you read my blog and you don't know this?? :wink:

3. http://www.playawasteraiders.com/

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Post by lazerfox » Fri Apr 08, 2011 10:16 am

C.f.M. wrote:
lazerfox wrote:BTW CFM what is your camp?
1. Why do you ask?

2. Gurl, you read my blog and you don't know this?? :wink:

3. http://www.playawasteraiders.com/
1. Cause I wanna make sure I get to see the results of your top secret project on the playa!

2. I thought your raiders theme was just for the costumes you wanted to make never clicked that it was the actual camp (I'm slow sometimes :oops:)

3. wow lots of readin to do!

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Post by C.f.M. » Fri Apr 08, 2011 10:33 am

"I wanna make sure I get to see the results of your top secret project on the playa!"

You'll need to go to Retrofrolic for that! It's only a secret because I want the commissioner to be surprised when they get what I've made them. :)

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