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31  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Corsets, FINALLY. [heavy images] on: August 01, 2005 09:33:15 AM
Well, here they are, at last.
This first one is after a custommade pattern. It's an underbust with extra hipwidth. It's simply a halfmoon-shaped piece from the waist down over the hips. Something like that.



This is the latest pvc-corset, made from a Simplicity pattern (#7215) . Since it's not made for me it's being modelled by a pillow Smiley



This is the same Simplicity pattern, but in silk. Hopefully the crinkles will straighten when put on real model Smiley The neck-corset is only boned with plastic.



Back. This lacing seems to be the easiest to pull.



I've used four layers of fabric in the top one, and three in the other two. Steel boning, and steel spiral boning.
32  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / Needlepoint for nerds on: June 09, 2005 06:14:43 AM
I just had to share this. I'm not sure it's the right forum for it, but what the heck...

http://www.gamegirladvance.com/archives/2003/08/12/game_heroine_invades_bucolic_needlepoint_landscapes_wreaks_aesthetic_havoc.html

Lara Croft as embroidery? Cool! Smiley
33  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Totoro-backpack with mini-iPodholder. on: February 07, 2005 04:28:46 AM
This is the backpack I made for a friend. Since she's a biking girl I made sure to make it traffic-safe with reflections on the Totoro-tummy.

 






Hope you'll like it. I do. Smiley

edit: fixed links
34  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Misc. Gift Idea Brain Blockage / Stuffed piggie fast and easy on: December 20, 2004 02:25:25 PM
Stuffed piggie revisited - the tute

You can find the complete tute, with pictures, in the stuffed animals/toysforum.

Good luck!

/ewa
35  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Stuffed piggie revisited - the tute on: December 20, 2004 02:20:37 PM
Remember my piggie?


Well here's that tute you've been naggin' me about Smiley
Feel free to interprete it as you wish. My sewing english isn't as good as it should be.

Use fleece or jersey for the body, nose, backside of ears and tail, and a woven cottonfabric for inside ears and belly.

1. Draw your pattern. The pattern should contain 1 body&head-part, 1 belly-part, 2 different nose-parts  1 tail-part and finally 1 ear-part.
My body-part measures 11" width, and 5" hight, and the belly-part 8" width and 1" hight. Try to figure the rest out as you go. If you need to ask about anything Please, feel free! You're welcome.



2. Pin your needle to fabric and mark where to cut. " outside pattern should do it.

3. Cut out. When cutting out, You should now have 2 bodyparts (fleece), 1, bellypart (cotton), 4 ear-parts (2 fleece and 2 cotton), 2 different nose-parts (fleece), and 1 tail-part (fleece)

4. The triangular part is going to be your tail. Fold it and sew with a close zig-zag (as close as you can) and while you're sewing, draw it slightely to make it a happy tail. It will curl up by itself.

 5. Put the tail (with pointy part pointing inwards) and pin it between the 2 bodyparts. Sew the bodypart from marking to marking leaving 2" open for stuffing.

6. Sew bodypart and bellypart together.

7. Turn everything inside out and stuff as hard as you can (or want) with stuffing of your liking. I used a syntethic polyester, but wool shoud be equally good. You can actually shape your pig with the filling. If you want more cheeks or whatever, just put a little mor stuffing where you want it.
Sew the hole by hand and you'll see how it disappears in front of your very eyes Smiley

8. Sew the rectangular nose-part onto the circular nosepart as a "wall" and then close at the end.

9. Sew the ears and turn them inside out. Make a crease in the middle, fold in the margins (That HAS to be the incorrect word but I hope you know what I mean) and sew them onto the head where you see fit.

10.Now comes the more artistic part. With black cotton broidery-thread, make your face.
Don't forget to make nostrils on the nose.

11. Sew on the nose (I use a furniture-needle)

TADA!

You can alter this pattern forever. It will make a beuatiful cow, or dog, or bear, or cat, or whatever your sick imagination can think of Smiley Simply alter the ears, nose and tail.


Good luck!
36  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Liquid latex on: December 15, 2004 03:41:14 AM
Hi!

Well I know that liquid latex is for using directly on the body, but since I'm not really in to that, but event though is the proud owner of two enormous jars of latexpaint I need to know if it can be used on fabric and if so HOW?

Does anyone know?
37  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Shrunken head on: December 12, 2004 07:36:03 AM
I decided there had to be a more humane way of shrinking heads. This is the result and I think it will be a welcome addition to any headhunters collection Smiley




/ewa
38  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / More rings on: December 12, 2004 07:33:45 AM
Here are some more rings I've made.
I'm really pleased with the dark amber one (with matching earrings)







Let me know what you think about them.

/ewa
39  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Stuffed piggie for christmas on: December 12, 2004 07:27:10 AM
I made this piggie for a friend.
Easy to make and I probably can be talked into a tute in the near future...if there's interest for it.

ETA: Link to tutorial.




/ewa
40  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Christmaspresents for readers. on: December 06, 2004 05:30:22 PM
Question: Do you have loose wooden beads laying around. To few to really be useful?

Question: Do you have leatherstraps. Rather thin?

Question: Do you have friends or family that love to read?

I have the answer for you!

Take a leatherstrap approxiametley 25 cm long.
Make a knot in one end.
Slip on a big bead (1 cm...)
Slip on a smaller bead.
Slip on a third smaller bead.
Make a knot in the other end.

Now you have three beads on a string. Simply arrange them. Two in one end, and one in the other and you have the best bookslip ever. It won't damage the back of the books and it's easy enough for a three year old to make for granny with a little help and some patience (and I know that's not what 3-year olds are known for).
One can always complete the gift with a book if one can afford it.

Ah well...

Didn't really know where to post this, so I put where the beads are most likely to be Smiley

Have fun!

/ewa

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