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  • 11:42 AM

    scandium commented on the forum topic How to make a bell-shaped or pouf skirt

    Deep box pleats (overlapping) in a stiff brocade will do it, the pattern being a simple rectangle. I’ve done this with a thermal curtain fabric and it stood out by itself because of the stiffness. …

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  • 03:46 AM

    scandium commented on the project Candyman's shorts

    I think they’re super cute! If you’re worried about them looking like boxers maybe put some big red or white buttons on the front so they look like double breasted shorts? Also, you could put some …

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  • 12:14 AM

    scandium added the project Frilly poet/pirate shirt

    There was a pirate party, and so I made a shirt for one of my friends! It’s a yoked poet shirt (due to lack of fabric) with slightly puffed sleeves, gathered cuffs, front ruffles, stand collar and …

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  • 03:32 AM

    scandium commented on the forum topic Sizes

    Garment sizes have changed over the years to reflect the “average” person that comes in the door. As people have progressively gotten larger (fatter, unfortunately, especially given how many people…

  • 03:27 AM

    scandium commented on the forum topic How to make a strapless dress that stays up?

    If you are going for an empire waist, a built in foundation garment/strapless bra is actually the best bet. However since you’ve said you want to make this less complicated, I would suggest just …

  • 12:02 AM

    scandium commented on the article Holiday Giveaway: Day 6 - Win Gingher Dressmaker's Shears!

    An Alvanon dress form. Mmmmm…

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  • 12:02 AM

    scandium commented on the forum topic Simple bodice pattern

    Use the basic bodice block here on burdastyle, then convert it to princess seams (just look under “learning”) and cut it off at the level/shape you want :)

15 November, 2010

  • 11:06 PM

    scandium commented on the forum topic Taking up stockings

    Take them up from the foot if they don’t have a heel part. Just sew across them with a tight, narrow zig-zag further up the leg and cut the bottom part off, but be careful not to catch anything as …

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