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1  Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos! in Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects by kazb0t on: February 07, 2008 02:20:55 PM
I went in yesterday and got a bunch of new tattoos done -- all in more-painful-than-usual places, because I'm a dumbass, lol. Everywhere that I think is aesthetically pleasing, is statistically excruciating! I mean, my very first one was on my foot!  -->


Yesterday, I had french lettering down both sides of my body, across ribs owwww. I don't have a pic of that because it's too hard to photograph it by myself. One side says "sur la mme terre" and the other says "sous le mme ciel" -- "on the same earth/under the same sky", respectively. Later on when I go back for touch ups, I want "terre" to have a green glow over it and a blue glow over "ciel". It took almost 2 hours to do, soo painful. But I love it!

But the other things I got are Winnie the Pooh-style bees on my knees.
Get it?

I AM THE BEE'S KNEES.

 Grin LOL

But seriously, has anyone ever experienced this? My left side(both the ribs and the knee) hurt WAAY more than the right, and my tattooist said that the left seemed to not take ink as well either and had to go over that area more = even MORE pain. I practically crushed my friend's hand.
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2  Painted Chiffon Dress inspired by IamTheShelbster [IMAGE HEAVY] in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by kazb0t on: October 09, 2007 04:24:57 AM
Woohoo! First non-commenting post! Sorry if this is too long and rambly -- I'm just very proud of this dress! (sorry for the 10+ images!)

I've been lurking here for months but I never posted anything I've made before. When I saw IamTheShelbster's gorgeous dress, I knew I wanted to make something similar for my best friend's 22nd birthday. It took me a little less than a week, start to finish -- only because I didn't begin the dress til a week before her birthday, eheh.. Oops. =P

Anyway, I had about 3 yards of chiffon, with I dyed using fabric dye paint that was watered down(I was tempted to use acrylic like the OP did but I was afraid it would wash out). I had a hard time doing that because I didn't really have a good space to do it. I ended up making a makeshift clothline between two porch pillars and hanging the fabric on it. Of course, that ended up making a stripe of no-color.. But if I cut that part off, the skirt would be too short, so the top 6 inches were much paler than the rest. After it dried, I had to heat set the WHOLE damn thing, which took like 2 hours. Then I stuck it in the washer and dryer to make sure the colors didn't bleed. I think I overdid it on the color quite a bit, heehee.. But I like it anyway!

Believe me though, it's MUCH prettier than it looks in this picture. (You'll see in the images below)

But I had no time to really redo so I went ahead. I next made a lined underdress, with some soft fabric from Joann's called "peachskin".


I did 3 panels for the skirt, and triangly boob covers(is there even a good term for this?) that I stuff some pushup cups (also from Joann's, woohoo!) into for better shape. When I sewed this together, I realized that the back was too low; she wouldn't be able to wear a bra. So I grabbed more fabric and made two strips to be attached to the top.

I went ahead and did a rolled hem with my snazzy new hemmer foot, gathered the painted chiffon and sewed it onto the skirt part of the dress. The colors here are MUCH truer here:


I had a hard time attaching the fabric on the boobs but I figured it out somehow..


After that, the dress was basically done! I just had to add the finishing details. Some black velvety ribbon around the boob parts, a pretty red one for the bodice(I know it doesn't really go together but I thought it worked out). And I had some nice velvet ribbon straps that matched.


Now pictures with the dress on the birthday girl!


(back with invisible zipper + two 'coat' hook-eye closures)




Aaaand, that's it folks! I hope I didn't bore you or kill your computer with all my pictures.  =D
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