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Casserole Carrier (made by Mary Jane)

February 14, 2012 Leave a comment

This isn’t a wearable project, but a lot of people seemed interested in the casserole carriers that Mary Jane showed at our last meeting. If you want to make one for yourself, here’s how:

Casserole or Pie Carrier Tutorial by Crafty Gemini

The tutorial is actually a video, which generally isn’t my favorite thing. Videos can be useful, of course, but they also can be frustrating when the lighting is too dim, the sound is garbled, etc. Well, have no fear because this video is GREAT! I was really impressed by how well Vanessa (Crafty Gemini) presented everything.

Below are some photos I took of Mary Jane’s casserole carriers (click on a thumbnail to see a larger image). BTW, if you could donate some carriers to the chapter, we’d appreciate it! We’re going to sell our chapter cookbook plus kitchen items such as these at conference.

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Using a Croqui

February 13, 2012 Leave a comment

When I go through patterns, I have a hard time figuring out if something that looks good on the model (who is probably 6′ tall and is, you know, a model) is going to look good on me (5’2″ and not a model). So I’m intrigued by this croqui thing, particularly when I saw how this blogger used hers. Has anyone made a croqui* before? Do you find them useful? I’ll see if I can get DH to take some photos of me so I can make one, too.

*Y’all probably know this already, but a croqui is “a silhouette that you can use to study your figure and diagnose fitting issues” (definitition shameless plagiarized from Sewing by the Book).

Croqui

From blog post So … This Is My Body

What’s most obvious about the one on the left is that I absolutely do not have that slim little waist in the pattern image, so it’s not going to look like that on me. The sleeves (which I wasn’t planning on) are probably a good idea as they make me look more balanced. Not a terrible look, reminiscent of Glee’s Rachel Berry, if that’s what I’m going for.

The image on the right, however, shows me that my rectangular-shaped body doesn’t change the shape so much. And the v-neck doesn’t widen my square jaw.

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