I love Iron Man. I mean, I love him. He's my favorite superhero and I was so excited when the first movie came out. And since it was actually an amazing movie, I was ecstatic when I found out that there was a second one coming out. So in honor of the second movie (and because I'm a huge geek) I decided to make an Iron Man dress. And when my husband and friend found out, they wanted me to make them shirts. Well, being me, I decided to do this like two weeks before the movie came out and didn't have time to do what I was really thinking about doing (making it look like the armor) so I decided to make them out of Iron Man printed fabric. And since the only Iron Man fabric I could find anywhere were bedsheets, that's what I used!
First my dress. I was super super happy with how this came out. For the bodice I used the Dragon Dress tutorial ( http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=252249.0 ) and for the skirt I used my own pattern. I also wanted to make it kind of a 50's feel and I wanted a little train in the back. I don't know if I like it or hate it, though. But the dress was super comfy and I felt so pretty in it!
Next is my husband's shirt. For this, I used McCall's pattern M2447. This was the first button down shirt I've ever made and it was so simple and it looks great on him!
And finally the shirt I made for my friend. For this I used my own pattern. She loved it because it was super comfy.
Some background history: My parents separated when I was two years old. Neither could raise children, so my paternal grandparents took custody of me and my brother and they ended up raising us. They were the most amazing people. They loved us like we were their own children and actually tried to adopt us. Papa passed away in July 2004 and Mama passed in December 2008. Losing Papa had been really hard, but when Mama I was heartbroken. Both of my parents were gone.
Well, I was rummaging through some photos one day and I realized how few of them I had of Mama: she was usually the one taking the pictures. So I decided I had to put these few precious photos in an album. The theme was simple: flowers. Mama always loved flowers, especially pink roses. I'm not completed with the album because I'm still finding pictures every now and then, so here's what I've completed.
Ok, so this isn't the greatest. In fact, compared to a lot of them here it's just plain crappy, lol.
But I decided to make one for my husband and decided to make it look like a Star Trek uniform. I wasn't thrilled with how mine came out because it's too bulky (but it was the only stuff I had on hand ) and the embrodery job is blah (again, didn't have any embrodery thread, so I just used plain thead). I kept off the straps and the snap tab, and just used a big snap on the inside. Well, he freaked out when I gave it to him. He was overjoyed. So thank you for your excellent tutorial! I'll probably try another one to get it perfect!
So, I was really inspired by the absolutely adorable dress that baby_jacket created (found here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=338816.0 ) that I had to try to make my own! I had two old skirts that I never, ever wore so I tore them apart and, using baby_jacket's tutorial, created this adorable dress! The after picture isn't the greatest (I love my hubby, but he really doesn't know how to take a good picture, lol), but its a lot cuter in person. Now I just need a place to wear it, lol.
I'm looking to make a Star Trek: The Next Generation costume, but I'm having trouble finding the right color fabrics. I want something stretchy so it will be comfortable, so I was looking at jersey but can't find just the right blueish/tealish color. Can anyone suggest any other type of stretchy materials I could look at?
My grandmother bought me this handmade doll when I was really little and I always loved her (her name is Felicia). Well, then I grew up, went to college, got married: aka, I forgot all about her. But last year when my grandmother died, I was rummaging through the house and I found my doll! Well, I was in a really crafty mood and had a lot of left over fabric and decided to make her a few dresses. And what's funny is that with the fabric I had, I could make dresses from my favorite movies! I made the patterns for all of them myself and just used trial and error until they came out how I wanted.
So the first three are from Disney's Beauty and the Beast, my all time favorite movie.
Belle's Blue dress
Belle's Green Library Dress
Belle's Christmas dress from Enchanted Christmas
This is Christine's pink dress from The Phantom of the Opera. I LOVE how the back turned out!
My then-supervisor wanted so despertly to go as Harley Quinn (from Batman) for Halloween, but couldn't find a costume she liked. So I volunteered to make one for her. Holy geez, I didn't know what I was getting into, lol. I started with pattern: http://www.kwiksew.com/catalog/cat_detail.cfm?pid=3052&Cat=Misses&Level=Leotards,_Activewear&QL=MissLeotards. Then I just altered it. For the cowl and cuffs, I found various tutorials online. We used swimsuit material because she wanted something really tight fitting. I never used the material before, so I was a bit nervous. It was going good though until my sewing machine broke, so I had to hand sew a lot of it. And I was moving November 1st out of state, so I had a really tight deadline. It didn't come out perfect, but she loved it and I thought it looked great on her! Overall, I'm really happy with how it turned out.
I was so excited when I found this website because I'm so artsy fartsy and love sharing ideas and techniques with others like me!
This is the very first purse I've ever made. I wanted a bag with a lot of pockets and longer strap and couldn't really find anything that I liked, so I decided to make one. The main body came from a patterns, but the front and 2 side pockets, shoulderstrap and little straps down the front were all me. I made it out of a remnant of fabric (outer), and old pair of my husband's pants (inner lining) and another old purse and belt (hardwear, zippers and buckles). It's defiantely not perfect, but I'm really happy with it!