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1  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Discussion and Questions / Pageant Dresses for little girls...anyone have experience here? on: December 26, 2011 06:48:33 PM
I have been wanting to make some of these dresses but never had call too. Well today I met a pageant mom and I just might get to try my hand at it! Has anyone ever made a "glitz dress" and what tips would you have if so?
These are the types pf dresses...
http://designsbyholly.8m.com/photo3.html
2  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Some Cosplay costumes that I made. on: November 29, 2011 07:14:37 AM
I have no idea who the characters are, my friend Sylvia just brings me pics of these costumes and I make them. She loves this stuff, plus she's got the perfect body to sew for!




 I made the little girl's outfit and the teal jacket


3  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Bias Maker, one of the most awesome in home sewing gadgets! on: November 24, 2011 07:55:57 PM
It seriously is my favorite tool in my sewing room right now. I've had mine for over a year and it paid for itself in the first week! I use it quite often so when the paint peeled off of the hot plate I didn't get too concerned because I use the thing A LOT! However, I was wondering if anyone else has had this happen to theirs?
4  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / I am a costume designer for The House of Shock, here are some of my costumes. on: November 08, 2011 08:08:17 PM
We are an internationally known haunted attraction and I have had the pleasure of being a cast member for the past 10 years. I started out as an actor and now I am the lead costume designer.
This year costumes that I made were even in USA Today, Yahoo News and Huffington Post!


That's me in the middle but all three costumes were made by me.


This is Brandon, it was him and his girlfriend Lindsay who were photographed by the associated press which led to the articles in USA Today, Yahoo News and Huffington Post.


Brandon's girlfriend Lindsay.


It's not a great shot of the costume which was awesome! But this is Trish, she was a reanimated corpse in a morgue scene.


And here is Crystal, also in the Morgue.


This suit was a pain! It was a three piece black and red suit with a three piece white tear away suit over it because this character (Levi) turns from good to bad.


He turns to try and overthrow this guy in out main stage play that is complete with huge pyro technics. This is Lord Belial!


The rise of Abaddon!


Here Abaddon has risen, I made the shroud on his riser too, if it would be completely showing it would translate to "your mother" LOL! Here you can see Levi's black suit and I made Abaddons costume as well.


Here's a shot of my costume complete with the feet (stilts)



Here are the news links I mentioned
http://news.yahoo.com/photos/new-orleans-house-of-shock-1317153323-slideshow/thursday-sept-22-2011-photo-shows-actors-costume-photo-162354406.html
http://mediagallery.usatoday.com/House+of+Shock/G2773?csp=ftsmpg
in Canada too
http://www.thestar.com/travel/northamerica/article/1062674--halloween-in-orlando-and-new-orleans-a-real-scream
Even Poland!
http://wiadomosci.wp.pl/gid,13851358,title,Rozkladajace-sie-ciala-i-przerazajace-sceny---zdjecia,galeria.html?ticaid=1d596
5  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Some frames that I made as Christmas gifts on: January 26, 2009 08:34:04 PM
It was a homemade Christmas again. I found the frames at the dollar tree and annihilated my clay stock but I think I'm going to start trying to sell these now!!

I made a camoflauge cane for these, it turned out better than I would have thought.





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These were for the sports fans




clay gun stripes





My first attempt at flower caning


and some grapes!! I love this one....




Thanks for looking!!
6  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Discussion and Questions / Has anyone ever painted a sofa? on: October 07, 2008 05:58:49 AM
We recently inherited a very ugly sectional sofa. On one side it has a pullout bed and the other side has two recliners and this thing is HUGE. I know how to slipcover and I know that slipcovering this monstrosity would relive me of any sanity I've managed to hang on to. So now I'm thinking painting it....

Oh I forgot to mention, the fabric is a chenille country blue with mauve and yellow speckles... YUK!!!

My mother in law once used a fabric paint on some chenille dining chairs which left them very stiff and scratchy so I'm a bit leary to paint.

Oh and to further make it worse, I have company coming in about 2 weeks and I would like this done by then.

 Angry Huh Sad Embarrassed

I was even thinking of using tape and a rubber stamp to create a pattern onto the fabric. I have a three year old who's quite a mess so patterns would be better.

Here is a photo of the monster couch! The damn thing is SO big I couldn't even get the whole thing in the shot!

7  CLOTHING / Costumes: Discussion and Questions / My delima, Detatchable sleeves on a spandex leatard.... on: July 17, 2008 01:17:51 PM
I'm in the process of making a Peter Criss costume for a friend in a KISS cover band. The costume in particular is circa 1976 and there were two versions, one with and one without sleeves. I guess the sleeved version was too hot to play in. Well this guy I'm making it for would like to have the sleeves but for me to make them detatchable for when he plays. He sent a premade Danskin leatard which I've disassembled and cut facening pieces for the sleeve and arm hole to attach the zipper where there's a tiny lip to cover the zipper. I plan on making the zipper meet at the top of the shoulder where the collar extends so the zip pull can be hidden and there's less chance of it catching on his pit hair.

Here's a few pics of the suit I'm copying. In the first pic I will be making the one to the right with narrower trim.


Here's a view of how the trim covers the top of the shoulder.
I'm thinking of making a small overlap that fastens with a bit of velcro.
See there's another problem though, whatever I do needs to withstand his movements as he plays the drums.



and finally we have a good view of the sleeves with the trim or "tufts of fur" which is what I think he likes the most about the longer sleeves...that and he's based in New York so sleeves will be warmer.



Any suggestions on how I should approach this?

There are also more pictures of the costume here...

http://www.kissfanshop.de/PeterCriss/costumesPeter1976USA.htm

Thanks!!
8  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Frame for a wedding gift on: July 01, 2008 06:05:30 AM
I made this fram for some friends of mine who worked at the haunted house (HouseofShock.com) with me. They actually met there so I thought I should commemorate when they met. He is in the chainsaw maze and she works in the sewers. It also glows in the dark!



Thanks for looking!
9  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / I haven't poosted in a while, lots of pics! on: April 12, 2008 10:57:29 PM
Well, I got really into poly clay, then my motherboard fried, then we moved...  lot's going on.
Here;s what I've been doing...

Please pardon the blurry pics
Here are some jewelry experiments..

Bowie!!



monsters


duckies



 I made this frame, it's tiny, like 3x2



I really liked it so I made another one sort of like it. This one is for a 4x4 picture, the frame was about 2.5 inches.







and then while I started packing I found this latch hook rug that I started when I moved into that apartment 8 years ago but had never completed it, so finishing this off helped keep my hands busy when my computer broke.



and then we have one cute little boy giving you all a hug! Thanks for looking!





10  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Frames and Barrettes on: March 05, 2008 09:27:12 PM
Just some things I made the other night.



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