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41  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Amazingly simple half slip on: October 29, 2009 08:09:12 PM

I'm so chuffed at how simple this was.  Cheesy All I did was get a metre of fabric (I used cotton voile), sew together two sides so it formed a long tube, folded the tube in half so it was still a tube but half as long. Then I sewed along the top 1.5cm from the edge to make a casing for elastic, unpicked a bit of the first seam to make a hole for the elastic to go through, put the elastic in and tada! I have a half slip.



I didn't even need to hem it because the bottom is a selvedge.



I have been needing a half slip for ages, but never got around to making one. But I love how simple and quick this was to make.  Grin
42  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Gothic ensemble for a costume party (Pic heavy) on: September 14, 2009 06:00:42 PM


I have been working on a dress for a costume party I'm having for my 18th. The original idea was to go as a vampire bride, but I think this outfit makes me look like a witch.  Tongue All I need is a broomstick. haha I wonder if I can hire one from a costume shop. Anyway, onto photos!



My friends and I had a photoshoot in the botanic gardens. It was gorgeous day.



This shows how the corset sits the best. My facial expression is a bit dodgy  Cheesy so ignore that.



And this shows off the sleeves.



The back.



And this shows the richness of the black.

I really had fun making this. That's my second corset ever, I'm really pleased with it. The fabric for the blouse and skirt is a shimmery satin, my first time working with anything slippery. It wasn't too bad, though. Afterwards, when taking off the corset I had lines imprinted all down my torso from the boning, it looked hilarious.  Tongue I couldn't believe how much boning I needed for the corset. I used between 5 and 7 metres and had to make two extra trips to the shop to get more.


43  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Wedding veil for a vampiric bride on: August 30, 2009 06:51:48 PM

My brother and I are holding a costume party and I'm going as a vampire bride. I made this veil out of some gorgeous chantilly lace.



Modelled by Hugo the teddybear. Sorry the photos aren't great. My canon decided it doesn't want to turn on.



Flower detail. You can't really see it, but the yo-yos are made out of a shimmery black satin.


Thanks for looking!



44  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / First corset! (lots of pics) on: August 18, 2009 07:17:42 PM

So I'm making a dress for a costume party/formal wear competition, and I needed to make a corset. Didn't really know where to start, so searched the web for helpful hints. After lots of searching, I got fragments of help. But I put them together and voila! My first (of many, many, many) corset.



(Please excuse the facial expression and hair, I just got up) It fits perfectly and its uber comfortable.



I was too lazy to add a modesty panel (its only a practice one, anyway) and I still need to do the binding. I hate binding. :/



The next one I make I'll add more boning so there are less wrinkles. I used plastic cable ties, so next time I'll use proper boning.



Woops, I didn't notice that loose thread. The next one I make will have a busk instead of just lacing.

Thanks for looking! And if anyone has any tips for binding I would be forever greatful.  Tongue
45  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Two pairs of earrings on: August 16, 2009 10:34:55 PM

After being inspired from looking at all the gorgeous jewellery on this board, I decided to try my hand at making earrings. I'm a sewer, but when I was in primary school I loved making jewellery. I haven't made any since then, haha.



These are the first pair I made. (I also dabble in crochet from time to time)

The second pair was inspired by the second pair on this post http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=311415.0



I enjoyed making them and I think I've rekindled my love of jewellery making. So expect to see more (better) creations from me.  Smiley

I'd love to hear what you think!
46  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Yo-yo earrings (image heavy) on: August 10, 2009 10:32:29 PM


I was making some fabric yo-yos for a project this morning and I thought "These would make really cute earings!" So I got the glue gun and some stud bases and set to work.



I made four pairs of different coloured yo-yos and then glued them onto the stud bases.







47  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / What's a good brand to get? on: July 21, 2009 09:14:38 PM
I bought a rotary cutter a while ago only to find that it really isn't any good at all. The brand was sullivans.
I was wondering whether anyone here can reccommend a good brand for rotary cutters? I don't want to end up spending lots of money only to find out it wasn't worth it. Thanks.
48  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Lacy neck wrap on: July 21, 2009 06:05:45 PM

My brother's best friend's wedding is coming up (In three days!!) and I needed something to wear. So once I got my outfit all together I thought, "Hmm, it still needs something." So I made this neck warmer.


 Close up of the button. I crocheted the little flower, it came out a bit wonky, but I still think it's cute.


The edging took ages to crochet, but I did it while watching tv so it wasn't so bad.



The orange I had leftover from a scarf I made for a friend, it's knitted. Since this is a sort of combination of crochet and knit I wasn't sure where to put it but the majority of it is knitted so... And yes, that is the skirt I'm going to be wearing. (Don't worry, I will be wearing bloomers and tights underneath.  Tongue)
49  CLOTHING / Costumes: Discussion and Questions / Bellydance costume makers, help please? on: June 19, 2009 06:00:44 PM
My brother and I are holding a costume party in september, and I'm planning to dress up as a bellydancer. I want to make a coin bra, I've found instructions how to cover a bra to make it ready to decorate, but not how to decorate it. I'm pretty sure I'd be able to work it out myself. But I was wandering if anyone who's had experince making one could give me a few pointers? 


Thanks.  Smiley
50  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / 20th birthday scarf on: June 02, 2009 10:27:21 PM
My friend's 20th is coming up, and I wanted to give her an awesome gift. So I decided something handmade would do the trick. I had some orange stretchy material lying around that I wasn't using, so I thought I thought I'd experiment with "t-shirt" yarn. I cut the fabric into strips then sewed them end to end so it was one mega long strip. It took forever but not as long as I'd first thought. I paired it with some turquoise yarn and made this:




It's not quite so bright in real life. I knitted it on 15mm needles and it took maybe a couple of hours.



I crocheted the little flower and covered the button with the same orange fabric and then hot glued them onto a pin. I can't wait to give it to her but I have to wait  26 days.

Let me know how you like it!  Smiley
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