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1  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Steampunk Victorian Dress on: June 08, 2015 09:53:26 AM
For my friends Steampunk Tea Party this summer I needed an appropriate costume. My husband is going as a Steampunk Riker from Star Trek so I decided to make my costume in blue to be his Troi (but with allot less cleavage).

Updated! New pic after finishing my comm badge and taking the costume for a spin

I didn't make the triangular points on the sleeves in blue like I should have because with the gathered sleeve I didn't have the patience to try and fuss with it to make it line up. As a result it looks more inconspicuous than my husbands costume.

Close up of top:

The gold trim and buttons match what I used on my husbands costume so that when we are together they will compliment each other. Now I just have to sculpt the comm badges.

Pattern: Simplicity 2207

I mostly stuck to the pattern except for the bustle which I didn't like so I made my own by improvising. I also added the blue trim on the bottom of the top as trim to make it longer since I like a little more coverage around the middle.

The ruffle on the bottom was a major pain and time consuming. And I have about 4 yards of fabric just in the bottom ruffle alone. It still needs to be hemmed but I am saving that for another day when I am very bored.

Sorry for the poor camera photos and thanks for looking!
2  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Steampunk Trek on: May 25, 2015 07:06:19 AM
Updated: New Pic after getting my husband to model it

My friend Graverobbergirl has a steampunk tea party every summer so I needed to work on new costumes. And because I have been slaving away on Star Trek costumes for my husband and his friend for a convention this summer I decided to mesh the two together.

The yokes is leftover poly poplin and the black is a cheaper cotton twill lining fabric since I couldnt afford to keep working with gabardine like the rest of my star trek pieces.

The jacket is trimmed with gold braiding and has gold button accents. I still have to make a steampunk style communicator badge to go with it.


The jacket is a hybrid of two patterns and some liberal adjustments by myself.
McCall's Patterns M4745

And Voyager jumpsuit pattern I had purchased from badwolfcostumes.com

I was inspired by this piece, it was very impressive and deserves credit for the design idea, link to his gallery is included:


Thanks for looking!

3  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Star Trek Voyager Jackets on: May 17, 2015 05:23:14 PM
The jackets are made of a poly gabardine (because my budget doesn't support wool gabardine) and the yokes are poly poplin because that's all my local area had available in these colors.

Our friends jacket is modeled after Chief O'Brien:

I struggled finding the right kind of yellow. The one I ended up getting was a tad too bright so I actually layered a orange cotton fabric behind it to change the color tone which helped considerably in the end result. Of course with my camera and the lighting in my apartment the jacket looks different in every picture)

My husbands jacket is modeled after Riker:

The bottom is different/not screen accurate because he wanted the elastic to stretch all the way around to give him a more snug fit at the waist. The O'Brien jacket is more accurate to the screen uniforms since the elastic is only at the sides.

In order to make the jackets I adapted a Voyager jumpsuit pattern I had purchased from badwolfcostumes.com for this project:

Thanks for looking!

4  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Voyager Jumpsuit on: April 15, 2015 04:56:59 PM
My husband has been asking/begging for a Voyager jumpsuit for the past year and after finding a pattern created by Bad Wolf Costumes I decided to give it a go.

The jumpsuit is made of a poly gabardine (because my budget doesn't support wool gabardine) and the red yoke is poly poplin because that's all my local area had available in this color.

Pattern Link: badwolfcostumes.com
These two are serious costumers and the tutorial is 198 pages long but if you want a great pattern this is the one to get. They have serious research behind the design and construction for the hard core costumers out there.

Close up of the side. I hated working on the sleeves and getting the line up on the triangle point to not bunch up.

Thanks for looking!
5  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Princess Luna Plush on: November 11, 2014 05:52:15 PM

My friend Graverobbergirl got me a my little pony pattern for my birthday so after making myself a pony I have been making Christmas presents for a cousin of mine who happens to love Princess Luna.  While I love how she came out and I want one for myself I am probably never making her again because she was so much work.

For the wings I reinforced them with strips of boning since I didn't like how they looked stuffed. The stars are actually scrapbooking brads that I found cheap on eBay.

Pics before wings were attached for more detail:

She is made of felt and fleece and is over 13 inches tall.

The pattern for the body was created by Dolphinwing (I used the standard pony pattern) and can be purchased from her etsy store. She has a separate pattern specifically for the princess ponies that is different but I just made the wings larger and drafted the mane and tale patterns myself to save money since I already owned the standard pattern:

Thanks for looking!
6  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Of course you can have another cupcake! on: August 14, 2014 07:04:50 PM

My friend Graverobbergirl got me a my little pony pattern for my birthday so after making myself a super awesome Rainbow dash I had to make a trip to the store to pick up fabric to make a Pinkie Pie  Smiley She is going to be a Christmas present for my cousin and I have enough leftover fabric I might make another one. Its become a little plushy factory in our apartment. My husband says its creepy coming home to pony heads sitting on the desk since I hadn't finished the bodies yet.

Cutie Mark Close up

She is made of fleece and is about 11-12 inches tall.

The pattern was created by Dolphinwing and can be purchased from her etsy store here:

Thanks for looking!
7  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / I could clear this sky in ten seconds flat! on: August 13, 2014 04:36:13 AM

For my birthday my awesome friend graverobbergirl sent me the pattern and all the supplies to make my very own Rainbow Dash Plushy! It was so much fun getting a sewing kit for my birthday because I definitely enjoyed putting it together myself.

The pony is about 12 inches tall and is made from fleece.

The pattern was created by Dolphinwing and can be purchased from her etsy store here:

Thanks for looking!
8  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / TwoFlowers Luggage ATB on: February 04, 2014 02:51:59 PM
I recently participated in the ATB swap and my block originally had a very different inspiration but when the legs came they were two large to make it standing upright so I decided to craft a piece of luggage that was inspired in part by my love of The Colour Magic which features a magical piece of luggage with a mind of its own.

The luggage is covered in little maps that represent all the places its been, the places it wants to go and all the places it will go. Like I said it has a mind of its own  Wink

The top has a miniature album that opens up to keep track of your adventures.
9  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Sonic the Hedgehog Pixel Quilt on: November 24, 2013 08:27:00 AM
A Sonic the Hedgehog Pixel Quilt

This was a commissioned Christmas present for one of my cousins from Santa. I am so happy with how it came out. It ended up being so large though that I had trouble photographing it. It was going to be a twin size quilt and it ended up a queen size one so at least he can use it for years to come.

The pattern I created in case anyone else ever wants to try it. I ended up changing the brown fabric to a lighter yellow and I am glad I did because I like the result much better.

Thanks for looking!
10  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Mirror Mirror Snow White on: November 02, 2013 05:03:36 PM
 Snow would have to do what snow does best. Snow would have to fall.

Based on the movie Mirror Mirror with Lily Collins as Snow White I recreated her wedding dress which I have been dreaming about making and wearing ever since I saw it in theaters. I have literally spent two years gearing up to make this.

The dress is a modified version of the Simplicity pattern 1728. . The pattern instructions are literally full of my notes and comments as I worked out how to make the costume movie accurate. The bodice was the largest time consumer. The honeycomb smocking took weeks to finish and that was after having to learn how to smock in order to make this dress as accurate as possible. The pattern doesnt have the split skirt so I simply cut out two skirts with one being shorter. The flower trim on the top layer of the skirt is all handpainted.

The dress is made out of satin; the shear amount of fabric needed was insane. I had to get a large 6 hoop skirt in order for the skirt to hold its shape.

I decided to skip the wig and just dyed my hair black and since I couldnt find anything close to a movie accurate tiara I picked one that was affordable. Unsurprisingly their arent allot of replicas of a tiara that has over 77 carats and was worn by a real princess before appearing in the movie.

Overall it is definitely the largest project Ive ever tackled and I cant begin to describe how much fun it is to wear. Thanks for looking!

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