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1  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Re: A Midsummer Night's Dream - Pic Uber Heavy on: July 06, 2013 01:38:15 AM
They look great! Did you have any problems getting the wings to hold their shape once you stretched the tights over them? I'm making a pair right now and when I pull the tights on they kind of squish the wings so they end up looking a lot thinner.
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / I was feeling lazy, so I made a skirt! on: December 12, 2012 12:17:15 AM
If you've read that title you're probably a little confused right about now. Allow me to explain. Saturday evening I was checking my closet to see what I had that was clean for church in the morning and I realized that all of my church clothes were dirty. So I was faced with a dilemma - either go down two flights of steep stairs to do laundry (a chore that I hate, hence the lack of clean clothes), or make myself something new to wear. So of course I chose the latter of the two. Smiley

This skirt was made of fabrics from the remnant bin at the fabric store, and a recycled  zipper off of a worn out pair pants (which I just realized isn't visible in any of the pictures).

Sorry for the wrinkles, these pictures were taken after I had worn the skirt and I didn't feel like ironing it again Tongue


3  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Re: Does anyone know how to make these gorgeous scrunchy pleats? on: October 02, 2012 05:17:16 PM
They look to me like double pointed darts sewn on the right side of the fabric instead of the wrong side.

This site does a good job at illustrating the difference between regular darts and double pointed darts.
http://www.coletterie.com/tutorials-tips-tricks/tutorial-sewing-darts
4  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 58 ENTRIES / Re: Harry Potter inspired "The Burrows" or the Weasley Home on: February 04, 2011 12:40:19 AM
I wondered if the J was for Ginny. Don't worry about it, I'm a little OCD so I always look at the little details before I can look at the big picture. I can't even imagine how tired you must have been after constructing the house and there are definitely plenty of Weasleys to keep track of.  Wink I do love how you included Harry's sweater though!
5  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 58 ENTRIES / Re: Harry Potter inspired "The Burrows" or the Weasley Home on: February 03, 2011 12:41:41 PM
This is beautiful! I have to ask though, where is Charlie's sweater? And who's is the one with the "J" on it? I am a huge HP fan and I am stumped.
6  CRAFTSTER CRAFT CHALLENGES / Craftster Craft Challenges / Re: Craft Challenge #57 - Chronicle Your Holiday! - Entries Due Dec 1 - Dec 5 on: November 16, 2010 12:41:47 AM
I just got an idea, but can I execute it? That is the real question...
7  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Alice in Wonderland for under $3 on: November 14, 2010 03:22:07 AM
Thanks guys! I forgot to mention in the original post that my sister and I won the costume contest at the Halloween party we went to.

As an Alice in Wonderland fan, I heart the fact that you chose to do the Disney version rather than the "Tim Burton" version everyone else did.
Alice will always be the Disney version in my mind.  Smiley
8  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Alice in Wonderland for under $3 on: November 07, 2010 11:26:11 PM
Here is a quick view of the complete costume. I didn't make the tights or shoes, and the petticoat consisted of an old dance tutu that I already had, but I removed a layer of tulle so it wasn't as fluffy.



When deciding what I wanted to be for Halloween I was faced with a dilemma - I'm broke. I wanted to make my costume but only had about $5 to do so. So I set my brain into thrifty mode, a mode it finds itself in quite often. I had a TON of plain white cotton fabric that I had no clue where it came from(I think I still have about 4 yards left), and some royal blue RIT dye left over from a previous crafting adventure so I decided to make an Alice in Wonderland costume. I wanted to make the costume as close to the 1951 Disney Alice as I could.

There were two issues I came across with the patterns in this quest:
1, None of them had a peter pan collar like Alice does. So I drafted my own peter pan collar using PinkLizzySews' tutorial found here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=356301.0

2, Alice's apron sort of widens at the shoulders which none of the patterns covered. Due to my making this costume last minute I ran out of time and went with a simpler apron.

I used Mcall's pattern M4948 for the dress and apron base. Although, I did alter the apron so that it had a back and was removable, the pattern has the apron sewn into the shoulder and waist band seams. I made bot the dress and apron out of the plain white cotton and then I dyed the dress blue. I adjusted the dye:water ratio so there was less dye per water than the bottle called for and I monitored the dying process the whole time to make sure the dress didn't get too dark since the dye I had was royal blue.

When my little sister heard that I was being Alice she wanted to go as the Mad Hatter so we put her costume together using clothes from our costume box (we both take dance classes so we have a lot of costumes). However, I did embellish the hat and make her bow tie.

But that's enough talk, on to some pictures!

Here is the dress pre-dye and sans petticoat (I hung the fabric behind it since my walls and door are white as well.)


The first picture again


My sister telling me to act "more normal"


The back of the apron and the zipper that didn't take the dye too well (darn you polyester)


Close up of the apron


Close up of the collar and best representation of the color


The Mad Hatter (we had so much fun ratting her hair although it was much crazier at the start of the evening  Grin)


Close up of the hat and bow tie


Close up of her make up (again, it looked much better at the start of the evening)


Cookies for you actually read the whole thing Smiley


 
9  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Dragon Plushie on: October 18, 2010 10:19:09 PM
You did a fabulous job! Your daughter will be so excited when she gets one of her own. Smiley

I showed this to my little sister (who is 15 and obsessed with dragons and dinosaurs) and her first reaction was "I want one!". I guess I know what my next sewing project will be!
10  CRAFTSTER CRAFT CHALLENGES / Craftster Craft Challenges / Re: Craft Challenge #56 - DIY Halloween Costumes 2010 - Due Nov 1 - Nov 7 on: October 05, 2010 05:33:25 PM
I'm actually planning on making my costume this year, so I'll probably go ahead and post it here as well.
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