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1  NEWS AND DISCUSSION ABOUT CRAFTSTER / LIMBO / Mass Effect N7 Dress on: February 23, 2017 02:03:15 PM
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So, I decided it was time to make something ME themed. I couldnt decide for a while what I wanted to make and then the idea for this dress just kind of popped in my mind. I wanted to make something that would be recognizable by Mass Effect fans but not costume-y so I can wear it out. I'm sure after my first playthrough Ill be making something to wear thats Andromeda inspired too.

The pattern I used was a custom design with custom measurements from BootstrapFashion. It fit perfectly except for needing to slightly shorten the straps but that's pretty normal for me even with custom patterns. I the black and white are suiting fabrics and the red is actually a silky thing I found in the remnants bin. It was super annoying to work with but it was the exact color I needed and it was super cheap so I went with it. The patch came from PaperPlanesCosplay on Etsy.

2  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / First Quilt! on: January 24, 2017 11:22:02 AM
Like the title says this is the first quilt I've ever made. I usually make clothes and bags but I wanted to try something different for a change. Here are a couple pictures of the finished project (which has already been claimed by Vici Grin)

3  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects / Poochon Pillow on: November 02, 2016 02:06:32 PM
I have a little four pound poochon (toy poodle/bichon mix) and she loves pillows. I stumbled across this fabric at Joann and I had to get it since the dog in the print looks so much like her! I made the pillow pretty quickly and she seems to really like it.
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Cherry Skirt on: October 07, 2016 11:18:46 AM
I found this in the remnant bin at JoAnn (it was .93 yards) and figured it would be enough to make a skirt if I cut it in half and attached it so I'd have double the length. I ended up using the entire piece and pleated it to fit my waist. I'll definitely be keeping an eye out for more almost-a-yard pieces of fabric since it's such a fun and easy project to do.


5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Empire Waist Empire Skirt on: June 25, 2016 02:47:29 PM
I have a ton of Star Wars fabrics in my stash and I finally got around to using one of them! All the white parts glow in the dark Grin I didn't use a pattern, I just kind of winged it.

6  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Harley Quinn Cosplay on: May 18, 2016 04:07:22 PM
Motor City Comic Con was this past weekend and I went dressed as Harley Quinn. The skirt is a self drafted pattern and the top is a VERY heavily modified version of a vintage crop top pattern. The arm bands are made from a belt that I cut up and sewed together. I probably spent about 30 hours working on this since I went through many different attempts at the top before I got it right (this may be the most unforgiving fabric I've ever used).

7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Star Wars Bomber Jacket on: March 16, 2016 04:52:05 PM
I'm a huge Star Wars geek so when I found these awesome velcro patches online I knew I had to make something with them. They glow in the dark too! Anyway, I go thrifting a lot and when I came across this leather jacket, I knew what had to be done Grin I bought the patches and hand stitched them to the sleeves.

Holy crap...what I thought was going to be a quick project ended up taking me three days. Sewing through velcro as well as leather is really hard on the hands Angry I'm extremely happy with how it turned out but no more hand stitching for me for a while unless it's something super easy Cool





Here's a picture of the jacket before I washed and sewed the patches to it
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Spring Pleated Skirt on: March 10, 2016 03:01:25 PM
I bought this fabric over the winter and I've been saving it for a cute little spring skirt. I didn't really have a pattern in mind when I bought it so I spent a lot of time trying out different shapes and sizes of pleats until I found something I liked. Somehow I miscalculated some of my measurements though and I ended up cutting off too much of what I thought was extra fabric! I thought it was ruined so I went back to the store to see if I could get another yard and start over but they were all out Cry Now that I knew this was all I had to work with I was determined to try to piece it back together somehow and salvage this skirt. I ended up tacking on some of the extra I cut off and hid the extra seam in one of the pleats. I felt like I had to have a Make it Work moment and I'm glad I did because I'm really happy with how it turned out. Grin Next time though, I'll listen to the old adage, "Measure twice, cut once"!



9  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Gathering Leaves Shawl on: August 12, 2015 04:27:42 PM
I crocheted this back in 2010 but I never posted it here. I still wear this shawl in the spring/fall and I've taken good care of it so it's still in decent shape. It took a few months from start to finish. The hardest part was the brown edging. I had to do each row individually until I was past the regular pattern in green. SO MANY ENDS TO WEAVE! In the end though I think it was worth all the extra effort since I'm happy with the result.  

10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Simple Summer Skirt on: July 05, 2015 09:40:05 AM
I had this pretty summery fabric so I made myself a little skirt. It was super simple to make, I didn't use a pattern or anything. I just cut the piece and attached the elastic. Nothing better than a project that comes together in an hour Cheesy

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