I don't think this dress requires a lot of explanation. I made it with a McCall's pattern (I don't remember the pattern number) with some variations. It was supposed to be about knee-length, but I decided that I won't have too many occasions in life where it is appropriate to wear a floor-length red silk dress, so I might as well take advantage of this one . Also, I accidentally added a little wrinkly bit on the sash part, which I then ended up really liking, so I kept it. Oh, and I don't have any pictures of the back, but I crossed the straps. On to the awkward preprom pictures .
Wow! Yay brains! I'd be interested to see what you do to make it into a necklace. Also, what made you choose that view of the brain? I like it, just wondered
Well, I had this idea (that I still might do) of coloring it in using a pretty-looking PET scan of activity in the underside of the brain. I can't decide whether I still want to do that or want to leave it plain. What do you guys think?
Because I'm a (not so) closeted nerd, I have a total fascination with the brain, how it works, etc. So, this is an embroidery that I did that will eventually be part of a piece of jewelry. Because it's going to be on a necklace, it had to be pretty small, which was hard for me because this is only the second real embroidery project that I've ever done, so I had some trouble with the details. However, I am happy with the results and can't wait for my supplies to arrive in the mail to make it into a pendant.
And now, on to my one picture that I was able to take before my camera ran out of batteries. The picture is with a dime for size reference.
So ever since I made a little fortune cookie out of Sculpey, I've been a little obsessed with the shape. I don't know why, but I just think that they're the cutest things ever! Anyway, I decided to branch out and try using felt to make it, originally intending to make a little plushie thing. Instead, I decided to make a little purse. This one doesn't really hold that much, because it's very small, but it's enough to hold a little spare change for the laundromat/parking meter/etc. I was trying to come up with what to embroider for the end of the fortune (I was going to do lucky numbers) when I thought of that game of adding "in bed" to the end of any fortune cookie fortune. If you've never tried it, do it sometime. Instant comedy. Anyway, so because I have the sense of humor of a thirteen-year old boy, I decided to embroider "in bed" onto the end of the fortune sheet. OK, enough talk. Here are some pictures.
^with my hand for scale
^close-up of the fortune
^trying to show the houndstooth lining (scraps from the dress that I'm working on)
As always, any comments would be appreciated. Thanks for looking!