I was working on creating logos for my personal business thing. I have a facebook page for it, and I hated the old logo, that I designed a year ago and just put it into photoshop recently, I've had it up for about 3 months and hated it. This is the newest one:
Here's the old one:
I felt it was way too busy and I knew I couldn't use it for smaller things like business cards and letter/invoice headers.
the new one I can use for both labels (using either the whole of the logo or just the 2 artsy letters)
****EDIT****** kinda Action Shots: My sister took pictures for me wearing her costume at school
This year, my sister has chosen to be a doll for Halloween. She commissioned me to make her costume back in July and I started it in Mid-August, because I was trying to figure out the pattern and what not. I ended up going with an old pattern that I had (Simplicity 9001)
and enlarged the size 14 that was already cut out. I added about 5 inches total to the original pattern to make it fit my sister, I still had the unfinished shirt that we helped our Nana make to teach us how to sew. The alteration made to the bodice aside from adding some width to the side seams was to drop the neckline down about 2 inches, add poofy sleeves (from the Burda Style pattern named JJ Blouse), omitted the vents at the bottom, and added a collar. The original shirt had buttons up the back and I wanted to stick with that theme just because it seemed more doll like to me.
A lot of what went into the dress was my own creative ideas, I made self covered buttons so they would match the dress perfectly, and the fabric had a lovely gradient from pink to green, so the top half was pink, the skirt is 3 tiers of green and a sash that I have to make sure stays pleated when my sister wears it at school. I gave it a giant sash that ties into a huge bow at the back, and did a scalloped hem on the bottom, not realizing till halfway through sewing that it was probably a bad idea (the hem was using I think the whole length of the fabric we bought which I believe was 4.5 meters of fabric) The pictures aren't amazing, because it's on my dress form Jaq, but i'm hoping to get some action shots when my sister comes home for thanksgiving break in october. There's still a petticoat and pantaloons that need to be made, but I need to pick up fabric for those.
I ordered a bunch of blank adjustable rings off ebay a few weeks ago and they came in the mail this morning. I used 14 of the 100 so far and made sculpey jewelery. I'm not too sure how the ball ones will fare, but I'll give them a go, they're stuffed with tin foil to speed up the baking process. Anyway, here's the lot of them. I need to find the super glue in my house so I can fix the pin that fell off and make the rings stronger
First the Hair pin bow (the blank unfinished one and the painted version)
I don't think i've posted on here a lot recently. It's quite sad actually. I have been busy with school and just kinda lazy in terms of making things and posting it. Anyway, a couple of weeks ago, I got an email from a lady who found me on a website called Skillpages.com (formerly weedle.com) and she asked me if I could make a variety of tops for her. Last week through some procrastination and school I finally finished it and delivered it. Granted, these photos aren't the actual finished shirt, considering I had to re-make the sleeves (they were too tight around, I measured wrong when I drafted them, so after redrafting and handstitching the inside of the cuffs again, I finally got it delivered. I probably should have charged more than $45 for the thing, but she decided to spend like $60 on the fabric for the shirt (why I'll never know) I used the pattern Desira from Burdastyle, but added sleeves that I drafted myself and used the pieces that were supposed to be cap sleeves for cuffs, which worked out nicely. I also added the shiny blue and gold trim to the collar like she wanted.
The colour in the photos doesn't show the true colour of the shirt, it was a really pretty teal.
Anyway, Pictures. Comments and Criticism are welcome.
For Prom this year I made 3 dresses. However only 2 of them were actually worn for prom. I have pictures of 2 of the dresses, mine and my sister's. I like them.. I made mine in January or February, and I had to redo it because I didn't like the skirt.
This was how it looked originally, but I ended up not liking the skirt portion of it, so I ripped that off and made a circle skirt which ended up being a little short (mid thigh) and spun out really well and if I did spin at prom it would expose my nether regions to my entire graduation class (not cool)
Front and back from when I was showing it on dailybooth
and a picture from the day of.
This dress caused me a lot of stress. It was annoying because the skirt is 2 circle skirts that were cut into quarters then sewed together alternating colours. The top of the dress is actually made from the same pattern as my dress, except I had made it in the colour blocks that were requested by my sister in her design. The straps and bottom binding are blue satin blanket binding, and the belt she made herself out of purple fabric that we had left over from dresses I made last june for my friend's prom dress that I never got pictures of and didn't get to post, some lace hemming tape (I think) from the dollar store and is held together with safety pins (she made it herself). I spent a total of $2 on my dress, the fabric I got for christmas and I had the silver ribbon on hand the only thing I had to buy was the zipper. My sister's dress cost her about $10. She got everything but the zipper and binding from the remnants bin at the fabric store. Everyone was pretty amazed at how little we actually spent on our prom dresses.
My Sister's dress and her date. I made her date's tie as well.
I was at fabricland with my friend and sister yesterday. I was there just to get a zipper to finish my prom dress that i started really early this year (it's not until late June, but it's finished). I had gotten red sorta stretchy fabric and red lace fabric from my aunt for christmas and wanted to make a dress out of it. I have some left over for a skirt my sister wants too. ok back to the fabricland story (I get off topic really easily) I was paying by debit and I didn't want to just use it for $1.60 (plus I wasn't sure if I could without extra charges) so my sister and friend went searching through the fabric for dress ideas (basically making togas out of everything they could find) They ended up getting their hands on the remnants bin and I started to go through it as well. I found some cute naughty and nice stretch knit (about a yard of it) for 90 cents (pictures later) yellow spandex or lycra (not quite sure) it has sea shells and is like argyle print ($3), and yellow puppies and kitties printed cotton with blue circles ($3.25). I wasn't quite sure what I was going to do with all this fabric but I wanted it, so I bought this stuff, my sister bought some ugly fabric (my friend did the same) for $2 I believe they got spandex type fabric, and they wanted skirts. one I finished no pictures yet. I made the puppies and kitties fabric into pyjama pants that ended up too short in the back, I didn't compensate for my bum in the pattern that I drafted. The photos I'm posting now are my prom dress and the pyjama pants.
This was before I put the zipper on. I drafted this pattern myself.
I fixed the pants by adding a 6 inch waistband then folding it over to make it 3 inches in the front and then about 2 in the back to make a really wide and weird casing/waistband for the pants and put little buttonholes for the drawstring. the drawstring is pink bias tape that I had from the dollarstore. I think these are the best pants I've had for under $5 The pants are wrinkled in the pictures because i finished them at 4am, put them on and went to sleep in them. they are really comfortable. drafting the pattern, sewing, ironing and finishing too 4 hours, including getting distracted.
I haven't posted anything i've made recently. that's sad I found a pattern for a fleece hat somewhere on here. i can't remember where though. I had extra fleece left over from halloween. (I made a naruto costume for a friend which i'll probably post sometime soon, even though it's been forever since halloween) So I had a lot of orange, so I knew It was going to be an orange hat with kitty ears, but I had black in the ears. when I had the hat cut out, i wanted to add black stripes. So it looks like a Tiger/Tigger hat
This is the second dress i made since Sunday, and it's really pretty. It's made of this purple material, i'm not entirely sure what type it is... I think it's cotton/polyester or something like that. It's shiny and changes colour in the light, and is soft on the inside.
This dress was made with the left overs from the first prom dress i made on sunday which i will probably be posting about in the next few weeks. This dress has faux corset lacing along the front of the bodice in red ribbon and a corset lacing closure on the back in purple ribbon and miniature key rings. i am too cheap to go to michael's and buy d rings that are either too big or too expensive. So i spent a good 2 and a half hours sewing the 19 keyrings onto the back of the dress by hand and the rest of the dress is done by machine except for the bow attachment. i am actually thinking of changing it to something else though... There is a little pink diary lock that i painted pink with nail polish and the 2 keys that go with it sewn onto the waistline of the dress on the left side, the lock is broken and will never open lol.
I really like this dress and i have worn it in public already, although that was when it had tulle which i ended up taking out because it made the dress too bulky i guess. The dress took, in total, 6-7 hours to complete. Fortunately for me, this dress looks way better on me than it does on jaq/Jack (the manniquin).. finally ^_^
I wanted to make an outfit for my school's trip to Stratford and decided, since i had gotten like 20 pounds of fabric from my nana, and I had nothing extremely dressy that i liked, I would make something.
I sewed it with white thread because i'm a loser and i don't have yellow but it all works right? I used a silvery blue ribbon on the bottom hem and top stitched all the seams down. its lined with black fabric, although i might replace it at some point... anyway pictures for this:
close up of the fabric
This is the dress i made that my sister designed. It was part of the 20 pounds of fabric, pretty white eyelet fabric, lined with white shiny cotton. We used a green zipper i salvaged from a jumper that we had when we were 10 or 12. we put yellow ribbon on the bottom to avoid hemming there's elastic at the top of the bodice to help keep it from falling because we borrowed the bodice from the purple dress I posted ages ago. the pattern is Simplicity 2892, although idk if they still make it the skirt was a circle skirt instead of the 4 piece skirt that is the original pattern. And there is a scrap piece of lace that my sister found at my nana's house, and it was just long enough to go across the top from armpit to armpit i think. anyway.. Pictures: