Easy sewing for playa wears for the everyday fat girl

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Easy sewing for playa wears for the everyday fat girl

Post by tattoogoddess » Sun Jan 11, 2015 7:53 am

Starting my sewing for 2015. Being a fat girl trying to find playa wear is a pain in the ass and usually super spendy. So I have started a thread for us fellow fat chicks on easy to sew playa wear. Please post your ideas or creations!
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Post by tattoogoddess » Sun Jan 11, 2015 9:02 am

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Sort of the way you would sew these. Take just a square folded in half and cut a head hole and hem along edges.
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link on how to make these below: http://craftgrrl.livejournal.com/105717 ... style=mine
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all of these are very basic sewing needed. No measuring really and have found swimsuit cover ups to be VERY comfortable out on the playa. Airy and light weight so you do not get to warm.
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Re: Easy sewing for playa wears for the everyday fat girl

Post by lucky420 » Sun Jan 11, 2015 9:17 am

I fucking love wrap around pants...

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Post by tattoogoddess » Sun Jan 11, 2015 9:25 am

I have never made a pair. I think im going to whip a pair up on the serger today.
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Going to make a fur hat as well. 1 part for playa and 1 part because its been like -30 here with the wind chill as of late. Might sew some of this other stuff to if i can find some fabric that is the right weight and not to spendy.
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Re: Easy sewing for playa wears for the everyday fat girl

Post by lucky420 » Sun Jan 11, 2015 10:01 am

Actually now that I remember I did make a pair of wrap arounds for Sadie about 4 years ago. Pretty easy except for the pattern of the material. It was silk with a paisley pattern. I was surprised that I got the pattern to match up evenly where the seams met. I'm really not a great seamstress...

I've made a couple of different types of fur hats including the spirit animal style. I've akso made 2 big full length w/ hoods fur coats lined with satin. They're heavy but super warm.

Ratty posted how if you take a wire brush to the inside of the fur it will soften it up and you don't have to line it. Going to try this so can have a lighter coat

I like sewing for the playa because no one notices crooked seams :lol:
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Re: Easy sewing for playa wears for the everyday fat girl

Post by ChicoTerri » Sun Jan 11, 2015 8:23 pm

I made a pair of wrap-around pants from a tablecloth with a great border print. I put the border at the bottom of the legs and it looks great. Fabric is so expensive at the fabric store these days, I tend to look at other textiles. Tablecloths from Ross are one source.
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Re: Easy sewing for playa wears for the everyday fat girl

Post by maryanimal » Sun Jan 11, 2015 9:41 pm

I've been looking for easy to sew or no sew things. I found this!

http://www.sincerelykinsey.com/2012/02/ ... t-diy.html

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Post by tattoogoddess » Mon Jan 12, 2015 9:16 am

Yes they do mary
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Post by 666isMONEY » Mon Jan 12, 2015 9:35 am

I have a large (very unique, vintage) collection of those India batik and silkscreen print wrap skirts that I wear like a dress. (Bought most of them on ebay, collected a few at thrift stores years ago.) After tying it, I take the corner and tuck it in the top. (I don't wear anything underneath.) Here in Tucson, I can wear them year-round. At BM I wear the rattyest one during the day and the best ones early in the morning for sunrise. Used to wear them tied as miniskirts and go topless . . . last year was the first time I didn't -- need to lose a little weight, get a nice tan. I wear the ratty ones around the home, they are always above the knee when tied as a dress. My best one has gold-lame -- I've worn it to clubs and concerts (without high-heels . . . with flats) where I'm usually the oldest person there, lol. I'm wearing one in my profile pic!

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Post by Ratty » Mon Jan 12, 2015 9:42 am

I like to make oversized accessories and use them as clothing. The big necklace or scarf becomes a substitute for a top. A belt becomes a tutu or skirt.
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Post by lucky420 » Mon Jan 12, 2015 9:42 am

and you look fabulous^^
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Post by Ratty » Mon Jan 12, 2015 9:47 am

Sheer curtains make great skirts and capes with no sewing. Just run your belt or fabric tie through the channel meant for the curtain rod. The short valances make wonderful bustles.

If you use elastic instead of a belt you can wear this as a strapless dress.

Go to the dollar store and buy 2 packs of large safety pins. Hey, at Burning Man you don't even have to hide them. Safety pins make great art.
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Post by lucky420 » Mon Jan 12, 2015 9:55 am

and i was just looking at some sheers in my cupboard thinking "what the hell should i do with those?"
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Re: Easy sewing for playa wears for the everyday fat girl

Post by Sham » Mon Jan 12, 2015 9:58 am

...or you could all just go naked.

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Post by Dr. Pyro » Mon Jan 12, 2015 11:08 am

Sham wrote:...or you could all just go naked.
I can't believe that I, of all people, will be writing this, but Sham, that's not necessarily as good an idea as it might seem.

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Post by lucky420 » Mon Jan 12, 2015 11:43 am

Dr. Pyro wrote:
Sham wrote:...or you could all just go naked.
I can't believe that I, of all people, will be writing this, but Sham, that's not necessarily as good an idea as it might seem.

agreed.

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Post by Sham » Mon Jan 12, 2015 12:01 pm

They should have a special bike ride for the Nevernudes. It could be done at midnight. 8)

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Sham wrote:They should have a special bike ride for the Nevernudes. It could be done at midnight. 8)
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Post by Good Sarah » Mon Jan 12, 2015 4:42 pm

Just putting this out there- mens brief underwear work great to prevent chafe. They do come in extra long too- on of my girlfriends chafes all the way down to her knees at BM.
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Sham wrote:They should have a special bike ride for the Nevernudes. It could be done at midnight. 8)
Nevernudes at midnight?
Might stand out like pale ghosts...
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Post by shroom » Mon Jan 12, 2015 5:32 pm

love this thread!
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Post by tattoogoddess » Tue Jan 13, 2015 10:53 am

No nude for me until I lose weight. I'm ok with sheer things and bra and underwear. That's as close to nude as I get.
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Post by tattoogoddess » Tue Jan 13, 2015 10:58 am

These are some of the ones I'm working on -
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Post by pretty_monster » Tue Jan 13, 2015 3:58 pm

tattoogoddess wrote:No nude for me until I lose weight. I'm ok with sheer things and bra and underwear. That's as close to nude as I get.
if you're OK with underwear... during the day, i live in a bra and bikini bottoms. once i add my hat, collar & necklaces, camelback, cargo belt (with tail!), and knee-high boots, i feel surprisingly not "basically naked".

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Post by lucky420 » Tue Jan 13, 2015 4:32 pm

that's not naked ^^^
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Post by pretty_monster » Tue Jan 13, 2015 9:32 pm

lucky420 wrote:that's not naked ^^^
that was my point. bikini bottoms and a bra is pretty skimpy attire on it's own and would normally leave me feeling quite exposed. but you pile on a crap ton of extras and POOF! burning man outfit.

there's lots of gray area between naked and clothed on the playa is all i'm sayin'. "clothes" doesn't have to be skirts and shirts and shorts and pants.
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Post by LionsNzebras » Wed Jan 14, 2015 9:01 am

Do said wrap pants come in male sizes too, not that I plan on wearing pants but it might be a nice outfit option.

Fat is a Brod definition too, and in the eye of the beholder.
Even at 15% I feel fat, its my dam brain....anything above 20% and im a gym maniac hehe.

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Post by lucky420 » Wed Jan 14, 2015 11:49 am

[quote="LionsNzebras"]Do said wrap pants come in male sizes too, not that I plan on wearing pants but it might be a nice outfit option.

Fat is a Brod definition too, and in the eye of the beholder.
Even at 15% I feel fat, its my dam brain....anything above 20% and im a gym maniac hehe.

Anyhew, yall are beautiful no matter what.[/quot

pretty sure wrap around pants are one size fits all kind of thing. I have a pattern in my sewing corner. I'll be digging it out soon and will let you know...
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Post by LionsNzebras » Wed Jan 14, 2015 11:57 am

lucky420 wrote:
LionsNzebras wrote:Do said wrap pants come in male sizes too, not that I plan on wearing pants but it might be a nice outfit option.

Fat is a Brod definition too, and in the eye of the beholder.
Even at 15% I feel fat, its my dam brain....anything above 20% and im a gym maniac hehe.

Anyhew, yall are beautiful no matter what.[/quot

pretty sure wrap around pants are one size fits all kind of thing. I have a pattern in my sewing corner. I'll be digging it out soon and will let you know...
That would be fantastic of course, just shoot me a PM please, so that I dont miss it.
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Post by lucky420 » Wed Jan 14, 2015 2:10 pm

LionsNzebras wrote:
lucky420 wrote:
LionsNzebras wrote:Do said wrap pants come in male sizes too, not that I plan on wearing pants but it might be a nice outfit option.

Fat is a Brod definition too, and in the eye of the beholder.
Even at 15% I feel fat, its my dam brain....anything above 20% and im a gym maniac hehe.

Anyhew, yall are beautiful no matter what.[/quot

pretty sure wrap around pants are one size fits all kind of thing. I have a pattern in my sewing corner. I'll be digging it out soon and will let you know...
That would be fantastic of course, just shoot me a PM please, so that I dont miss it.


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