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  • Steven Sorton
    Hi all, I ve been working on an armor project of my own using Sintra, and found it s just not very good for thermoforming as compared to say, polystyrene. You
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      Hi all,

      I've been working on an armor project of my own using Sintra, and found it's
      just not very good for thermoforming as compared to say, polystyrene. You
      can find an under construction tutorial for it here:
      http://lordironwulf.no-frills.net/elvenarmor.htm
      I haven't worked with any other types of plastic in terms of vacuum forming.
      What's the best plastic for that in terms of strength and durability?


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      Sent: Monday, October 04, 2004 8:25 AM
      Subject: [TheCostumersManifesto] Digest Number 1101


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      > 1. "Body" suits
      > From: "Robert" <robdavis_55@...>
      > 2. Straw Braid Hat Makers
      > From: "themadcouture2001" <THEMADCouture@...>
      > 3. Re: Straw Braid Hat Makers
      > From: Joannah Hansen <Joannah@...>
      > 4. Layer cartridge pleating?
      > From: "Kimberly" <syrilla27@...>
      > 5. Historical Clorthing Designer/Manufacturer
      > From: "D. Hartshorn" <kaseydog@...>
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      > Date: Mon, 04 Oct 2004 01:24:33 -0000
      > From: "Robert" <robdavis_55@...>
      > Subject: "Body" suits
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      > I've seen references to sewn suits and see pictures of same but is
      > there any book or website that gives tips/steps on the 'how to do it'
      > side? The 'sew for muscles and shape' thing makes sense but I'm not
      > certain just *how* to go about that.
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      > > I made fat suits way back when by using two xxl white t-
      > > shirts,sewing around the neck and sleeves,and, stuffing up through
      > > the bottom, the whole thing with shredded foam,then stitching it
      > > closed. You can distribute the foam where you want it: belly, boobs,
      > > hips. The whole thing can be thrown in the washer and dryer over and
      > > over.You can dye the shirts to a skin tone and under stitch a navel
      > > or whatever. The only downside is pulling it on over your head each
      > > time. But they were cheap and held up forever!You could stuff pants
      > > the same way for baggy legs and butts...
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      > Date: Mon, 04 Oct 2004 03:30:52 -0000
      > From: "themadcouture2001" <THEMADCouture@...>
      > Subject: Straw Braid Hat Makers
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      > I would really like to make my dolls some straw (braid) hats if I
      > could, but don't really know where to buy a straw hat sewing
      > machine. I've seen a couple on the internet, but I believe they are
      > commercial, and might be a bit costly. The other alternative is to
      > have someone make them for me, which is also a possibility. Can
      > anyone help me here, or advise me??? Anyone make pretty braid hats
      > for dolls here???
      >
      > Thanks!!! Judy
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      > Date: Mon, 4 Oct 2004 01:30:29 -0700 (PDT)
      > From: Joannah Hansen <Joannah@...>
      > Subject: Re: Straw Braid Hat Makers
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      > Hi, Judy,
      > Do you *have* to make them yourself? Here in Australia in one of our major
      fabric/craft/homeware store chains, dolls' braided-straw hats, in mulfiple
      sizes, are available to buy ( in the craft section ). Have you looked at any
      of the specialist dolls supply shops? Or teddy-bear-making supply shops?
      > Are you wanting a particular style which isn't available commercially?
      > Honestly, I personally think that you would find it easier ( and possibly
      faster ) to sew them together by hand. I find that if it is something small
      and odd shaped, then sewing it by hand ends up being faster and a lot easier
      to control/manipulate.
      > My two cents worth.
      > joannah
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      > --- "themadcouture2001" <THEMADCouture@...> wrote:
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      > I would really like to make my dolls some straw (braid) hats if I
      > could, but don't really know where to buy a straw hat sewing
      > machine. I've seen a couple on the internet, but I believe they are
      > commercial, and might be a bit costly. The other alternative is to
      > have someone make them for me, which is also a possibility. Can
      > anyone help me here, or advise me??? Anyone make pretty braid hats
      > for dolls here???
      >
      > Thanks!!! Judy
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      > Message: 4
      > Date: Sat, 02 Oct 2004 13:41:29 -0000
      > From: "Kimberly" <syrilla27@...>
      > Subject: Layer cartridge pleating?
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      > Does any know if it is period for an underskirt to be cartridge
      > pleated and the over skirt is cartridge pleated? Would you use a bum
      > roll, or is there a better way to control the weight or "puff" at the
      > waist? Just curious. :)
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      > Thank you once again,
      > Kimberly
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      > Message: 5
      > Date: Mon, 4 Oct 2004 06:19:47 -0600
      > From: "D. Hartshorn" <kaseydog@...>
      > Subject: Historical Clorthing Designer/Manufacturer
      >
      > I am looking for a seamstress to work with me creating historical clothing
      from the Victorian and Edwardian Periods. I have a website specializing in
      providing clothing for historic reenactors. I want to offer my customers
      unique items that no one else is carrying. I need to find someone who is
      willing to make one piece at a time as all of my orders are pretty much
      custom order, without being too customized and priced right where both of us
      can make some money, and still affordable for the general public.
      > I would give anything if I could sew my self and creating my own designs,
      but that is why I am looking for someone to work with me.
      > Please contact me off line if you wish.
      > Thank you
      > Dianne
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      > With Warmest Regards,
      > Dianne
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      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: Kimberly
      > To: TheCostumersManifesto@yahoogroups.com
      > Sent: Saturday, October 02, 2004 7:41 AM
      > Subject: [TheCostumersManifesto] Layer cartridge pleating?
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      > Does any know if it is period for an underskirt to be cartridge
      > pleated and the over skirt is cartridge pleated? Would you use a bum
      > roll, or is there a better way to control the weight or "puff" at the
      > waist? Just curious. :)
      >
      > Thank you once again,
      > Kimberly
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