December 28th, 2005

LadyHawke

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Well, my attempt at an underbust corset using online directions for drafting the pattern is a mixed success. It fits (although using old jeans means the corset will twist like nobody's business), but I don't like the shaping at my hips and don't quite know how to fix that. Also, I put too high a point a the top in the front, but that's easily fixed (it will require a smaller busk than I have, but, eh, whatever)

poking holes in the back works just fine for lacing up to try one on, too. Not likely good for long term, but great for a mock-up.

I don't know if it was the twist or if the two sides were different, or MY two sides are different, but the top edge gapped on the left while looking just fine on the right.

Oh, and I need a higher back. At least, I think that would help with the back ooze issue.

No, no pictures. No camera (adammaker) and it's too ugly anyway. :p
LadyHawke

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There's this show on the History Channel about whether or not Revelations is talking about the war in Iraq. The thing is, even my 8-year-old son is picking holes in some of the connections. lol


Edit: Now it's the whole "Bible Code" nonsense. As far as I can tell these people just keep looking until they find what they want to see, then claim it's divine 'something'. In science, if you just keep looking until you find what you want (while ignoring what doesn't tell you what you want to hear) you become a laughing stock. You'd better have an airtight, logical reason for ignoring all the contrary data. What's the saying about an infinite number of monkeys on typewriters and Shakespeare? Yeah, that.

Oh, yeah, and aren't there NO vowels in the original Hebrew? So any vowels are the assumption of the reader? I know I can come up with ALL SORTS of words just looking at some vanity plates and adding vowels until something makes sense.