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This customers_suck post was so damned funny, I had to make an icon.

It is not tasteful, nor is it PC. But read the post, and all the comments. I LOL'ed myself. 

Yes, there is an agenda, and it is being advanced by way of strawberries.  The horror.


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Feb. 20th, 2008 06:49 pm (UTC)
Wait. What?

I don't understand people.
Feb. 20th, 2008 06:52 pm (UTC)
Isn't it just mind-boggling?

The comments are hilarious, though.
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Feb. 20th, 2008 07:06 pm (UTC)
I have been sitting here blinking in awe at your icon for a good twenty seconds. BWAH-HAHAHA!
Feb. 20th, 2008 06:59 pm (UTC)
Wow. It's just stunning.....
Feb. 20th, 2008 07:00 pm (UTC)
Feb. 20th, 2008 07:00 pm (UTC)
Too damn funny!

But now I'm hungry for strawberries and chocolate.
Feb. 20th, 2008 07:19 pm (UTC)
OMG, and ditto.
Feb. 20th, 2008 07:11 pm (UTC)
Feb. 20th, 2008 07:23 pm (UTC)
To me the weird thing is, I have seen the tuxedo ones by the crate load in every candy store around here. I have NEVER seen a bride. Never once would I have in my wildest dreams imagine the plates of tuxedo strawberries to me a militia of gay seeded fruit planting subversion into the minds of innocents.

Also, could it have ever been possible to these people it was a bride, groom and groomsmen?

Holy Leaps of Logic Batman!
Feb. 20th, 2008 07:27 pm (UTC)
OMG! That was awesome and disturbing all at the same time! I'll have to tell my cousin that he needs to take chocolate covered fruit with him the next time he's looking for a date! Good Grief!
Feb. 20th, 2008 07:35 pm (UTC)
D*mn. I hadn't realized that people could change their sexual orientation by looking at fruit.
Feb. 20th, 2008 07:37 pm (UTC)
Heee! Thanks for sharing!

(when did c_s go members-only for commenting? I used to be a member, but then I got banned for posting a 'sucky customers ahoy, thanks for your patience' right before Pennsic 2005).
Feb. 20th, 2008 09:49 pm (UTC)
Well, there were some isues with trolls.

The rukes/profile page explains most of it pretty well.
Feb. 20th, 2008 07:50 pm (UTC)
LOL... ::head desk:: OUCH!

Thank you for sharing. Ah, the Narrow is Scary, but Funny.
Feb. 20th, 2008 08:09 pm (UTC)
Feb. 20th, 2008 08:13 pm (UTC)
That is just funny!
Feb. 21st, 2008 02:53 am (UTC)
OT!!! OT!!!! Peplums... I know there's a better word!

I am in the throws of a Spanish "Infanta" gown centered on circa 1525 fashions. I have found some examples and I know I am blending several forms (and dates) when I incorporate a "peplum" of "tabs" into the bodice of the garment. ( I once knew the proper word for this, but have forgotten for the time!!!)

ANYWAY. I have been through a couple of "eyeballed" toiles of this concept and I have found one or two that are suitable. What I really need help with is figuring out if there is a formula to this form of embellishment or if my eyeballing is the best that can be done...

At this time my favorite overlaps just very slightly and forms a lovely almost pleated look, HOWEVER, I would like to do a double layer of tabs and let the tabs beneath peek through a bit. (especially since the pleated look doesn't exactly celebrate the slowly decreasing knife pleats that go from a large inverted box pleat at the back of the skirt to the small knife pleats at the front- I like them because they mimic a gored skirt without actual gores and fit over the victorian style 5 bone hoopskirt my victim (I mean subject) is insistent on wearing.

At present I have 2.5" tops and 3" bottoms that allow for the lovely overlapping (3" long to almost cover the 3.5" width of the bumroll form beneath the skirts) for a 38" waist with a fairly shallow point to the bodice front. I know that rectangular tabs will provide the "peek-a-boo" I desire, but they look frumpy in context.

Is there any help for this dilemma, or is another 25 cents of muslin just going to have to be sacrificed in the name of fashion? I did try some geometry to figure out diameters and such, but it was a disaster for my "peplum" of "tabs"

Does anyone have suggestions for a frazzled costumer who has never actually been taught to sew by anything other than her own trial and error? While I would usually be pretty cavalier with my own costumes, this is for a dear and sick friend that I would like to give the best costume I can deliver... I know I am overly obsessing, but maybe you can understand why and ease my mind?

Mar. 3rd, 2008 10:50 am (UTC)
Re: OT!!! OT!!!! Peplums... I know there's a better word!
I am so sorry, I didn't see this until now...

(I don't have e-mail updates on my comments; my apologies.)

Well, without any pictures of what you're trying to do, I can't help you completely, but double peplums/tabs/skirting/eliziwhatsits is a common decorative style - both for flat skirting and also rounded skirtings (usually quite small, and slashed, so perhaps sometimes set in as one piece and then cut, or sewn into little tabs that are curled around).

The one thing I see consistently is that if the skirting is flat rather than rolled, the edges for double skirting are more often rounded, rather than squared - from a design viewpoint I would do this, because it allows more of the bottom layer to show through (and because it's exceedingly cute). The other thing is that the tabs for doubled layers are often quite small/narrow - you're going to have more of them than you would with the regular square tabs a lot of people put on their doublets. If you make the tabs 1" - 1 1/2" wide (finished), that should be about right.

As for geometry, again, without a picture, I can't give you a firm answer, but eyeballing is what I do. Keep the tabs narrow - don't be tempted to try and fill in the space with as few tabs as possible - and rounded, and I think you'll find it looks nice, and not at all frumpy.

I hope this helps, and sorry for the delay in answering.
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