Easy sewing for playa wears for the everyday fat girl

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Re: Easy sewing for playa wears for the everyday fat girl

Post by tattoogoddess » Thu Jan 15, 2015 6:55 pm

Hey lions if you click that link it will tell you how to measure and cut for any size under the sun,
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Post by LionsNzebras » Thu Jan 15, 2015 7:11 pm

tattoogoddess wrote:Hey lions if you click that link it will tell you how to measure and cut for any size under the sun,
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Re: Easy sewing for playa wears for the everyday fat girl

Post by cammi051 » Mon Jan 19, 2015 9:10 pm

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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I also use bikini tops or bras and bikini bottoms or micro mini skirts during the day. Add my fanny pack which I use in front and water bottles which hides my love handles and you got a good outfit for anyday. Add a sheer shirt and you got a different outfit to wear.

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Re: Easy sewing for playa wears for the everyday fat girl

Post by Jovankat » Tue Jan 20, 2015 2:50 pm

Being a fat girl means I *have* to have some kind of short/pants/leggings to protect my inner thighs from each other.

This year I'm going to try and craft my way to some outfits that take this into account a little more than just packing a pair of plain black leggings for every skirt I want to wear.

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Post by tattoogoddess » Wed Jan 21, 2015 12:15 am

TRUE STORY!!!
CHUB RUB IS NOT A JOKE!! I think I would rather have playa foot.
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Post by robbidobbs » Tue Feb 17, 2015 1:34 pm

Pajama pants w slit pockets & elastic waistband, made w muslin is how I survive.I make them full length, "goucho" length and mid-thigh shorts.

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Post by VultureChow » Tue Feb 17, 2015 1:42 pm

Lanacane for thigh chafing is amazing.
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Post by Xtacy » Sat Mar 07, 2015 10:37 pm

I've found the stick form of antichafe cream to be really effective - sometimes marketed for runners, cheaper at a drugstore marketed to diabetics... Looks like a mini deodorant stick, one application does me all day!

Also, heard of Bandalettes? Lacy bands designed to banish chub rub while looking sexy - I plan to buy some early, with time to make more myself if it looks easy, and order more if it doesn't!

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Post by mooserider » Tue Mar 10, 2015 9:43 am

Re: the chub rub:

OK, I'm a guy, but my lady friend tends to be on the more, ah, "well-endowed" side. As a really bad idea for a joke gift, I picked up a bottle of this stuff at a farm supply store, and was afraid to give it to her because I thought she'd be insulted. As it turned out, she loved the stuff, and ended up using the whole bottle. Not sure how well it would work in a desert environment, so YMMV.
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Post by Oldguy » Sat Mar 14, 2015 1:12 am

Monkey butt is 5 bucks for 6 ounces. Plain Clabber Girl cornstarch is $1.35 for 12 ounces. Plus with Clabber Girl , you can make biscuits !!! :P
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Post by tattoogoddess » Sat Mar 14, 2015 3:53 am

Lol ew!
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Re: Easy sewing for playa wears for the everyday fat girl

Post by Melonblue » Wed Mar 25, 2015 8:08 am

Night-time Hoodie Complete - (adding lighting this weekend)

I made it without a pattern, just followed some easy instructions - and made it too big :P So I'm floating in it. Gonna put some darts in the back to take it in and a drawstring to pull it together.

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Took less than an hour.

http://www.prettyquirkypants.com/2012/0 ... cket-hood/ is the instructions I followed.

I'm making a day-hoodie version too. With flat bedsheets from my futon (which just live in their coverbag..never used em - might as well put them to good use)

Most fabric at it's width is about 40" to 44" which is PLENTY for this project. I found mine at Fabricland (like Joanne's) on the clearance wall for 2$ a meter. Stiff Flannel is so easy to work with. It behaves perfectly for beginner sewers. Which I AM.

I made this with 2 meters of fabric. Have enough left over to make Jammie pants. Which I will do this weekend.

From another fashiony fat-kid.

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Post by Ratty » Wed Mar 25, 2015 8:24 am

Melonblue it's great! I would leave it big. NO darts. NO gathering up. It you want it more fitted make a sash. It's so perfect just the way it is. Great job.
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Post by Hope-a-Lope » Wed Mar 25, 2015 3:38 pm

Melonblue I like that a lot! I may steal the pattern and make a vest or hooded dress by modifying it...

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Post by robbidobbs » Thu Mar 26, 2015 1:28 pm

I agree w Ratty, a sash would be easy and do the job, just make 3 loops and a sash. Jammie pants are the bomb out there, that's all the pants I bring, one pair of flannel, one heavy muslin, the rest medium weight muslin.
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Post by Melonblue » Fri Apr 03, 2015 9:23 am

I finished my jammie pants :)

I LOVE this fabric - so bright and fun and soft and warm and CHEAP. Gonna be just perfect for nighttime. Again no pattern....I just turned some jammie pants inside out and copied the cut.

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Post by lucky420 » Fri Apr 03, 2015 9:37 am

exactly why i only sew things for the playa, no one cares about straight stitches..
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Post by Melonblue » Fri Apr 03, 2015 5:18 pm

Found this fabric today

Lime Zebra Cotton Jersey with burned sublination.

It was begging to be my daytime hoodie.

Sewing projects now complete.

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Post by Ashtar » Tue May 05, 2015 3:14 pm

First, thank you thank you thank you for this thread :D

My favorite playawear is pretty bras (I take/wear my 'default' world bras b/c G-cups are WAY too expensive to have multiple sets of) and a variety of skirts/sarongs/wrap pants. The pants and sarongs can be made out of just about any large piece of square fabric you can find.

For skirts, I found that starting with a tall/wide waistband of interlock knit (like yoga pants) as a base allows me to experiment with lots of different skirts (circle skirts, "tattered" patchwork skirts, long lace panel skirts, etc) without worrying with elastics, fasteners, etc. The interlock fabric is pretty supportive, too, for dancing/climbing/running/general burning man shenanigans.

Last year I discovered the joy of bra-lets (no-underwire bras) in pretty colors and lace. There's a particular plus-size only lingerie website that has a TON of beautiful things, and belly dance costumers are another great resource.

I've been thinking of doing a body-diversity representation photo project this year, to take beautiful portraits of burners of size. Would anyone be interested in that sort of thing?
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Post by Jovankat » Mon May 11, 2015 12:49 pm

Adri wrote:I've been thinking of doing a body-diversity representation photo project this year, to take beautiful portraits of burners of size. Would anyone be interested in that sort of thing?
Yes!

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Post by AntiM » Mon May 11, 2015 12:57 pm

How about not just of size, but also of above average age?

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Post by MyDearFriend » Sat May 23, 2015 12:23 am

AntiM wrote:How about not just of size, but also of above average age?
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Post by KnotJim » Sat May 23, 2015 7:48 am

Adri wrote:I've been thinking of doing a body-diversity representation photo project this year, to take beautiful portraits of burners of size. Would anyone be interested in that sort of thing?
Can the big boys get in on this too??
I'm a rather large talking aquatic primate and would not be ad versed to having a few photos taken.

I have done a lot of sailing in the pacific islands and the garment of choice is the pareo/lavalava/sarong, so it was a no brainer selection for my first time playa garb.
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Re: Easy sewing for playa wears for the everyday fat girl

Post by AntiM » Mon May 25, 2015 5:21 am

I suggest adding a hat and something to sling over your shoulders in the sun. A cape! You need a cape!

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Post by chuckularone » Fri Jun 05, 2015 9:18 am

AntiM wrote:A cape! You need a cape!
Oh. No. You didn't just do that!!!

Now I NEED a cape!!
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Post by BoyScoutGirl » Fri Jun 05, 2015 10:23 am

Chuck - I just looked at your blog on the hat you're making. It sounds super cool! It would look good with a cape, too.
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Post by NOLAphile » Sun Jun 07, 2015 12:47 pm

Love this thread. I started to create a plus-size festival/event fashion blog a while back but let it fade out because I didn't seem to have much interest - okay maybe I just had ADD and forgot. Anyway... as a super plus size lady burner, I'd also love to be part of the photo project, and I agree that letting big boys be part of it is also a great idea.

Last year was my first burn. I rocked the tutu and the thai fishermen's pants and weird looking leggings. I also made my own pseudo tutu "skirts" out of colorful 2" fabric strips and elastic. I wore leggings underneath and loved it. Tanktops on top mostly for me. I'm boring like that. I'm also really into accessories. For me, burning man means 16-hr work days and I have to wear things that offer flexibility/ease of movement without loose parts. I hope to push my comfort zone a little bit this year with some radical self expression, which means showing slightly more skin amidst the lean bodies that surround me. Anyway.. nice thread :)
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Post by chuckularone » Wed Jun 10, 2015 7:15 am

BoyScoutGirl wrote:Chuck - I just looked at your blog on the hat you're making. It sounds super cool! It would look good with a cape, too.
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Post by GreyCoyote » Wed Jun 10, 2015 6:52 pm

Chuck: i've got some killer spherical trig math libs if you want to translate them from VB to whatever platform you are using. Holler if you need 'em! :mrgreen:
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