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1  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Re: Pokemon Hoodie: Zubat on: November 03, 2011 01:59:46 PM
thank you! Smiley
it was a lot of fun. XD
I had a similar problem when figuring out my own pokemon, but once you can get a design down it can be pretty easy.
With this particular one, I had no idea what she wanted me to do until she finally started working on it herself. Once she had things cut out and could explain her ideas, it was pretty easy. Smiley
2  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Pokemon Hoodie: Zubat on: October 27, 2011 01:11:48 PM
This is a hoodie that I helped my sister to make for her to wear to a convention. The group theme was pokemon, so she chose to make a Zubat hoodie. It was really cute, and kinda fun to work on. Smiley

That is my older sister modeling our work. Smiley

We used a store-bought hoodie for this because she didn't want to do a lot of extra work. She did the cutting for everything [the wings and the ears], and she had me do the sewing. The ears are from the same material as the hoodie [she had bought a second hoodie to use for that and if extra was needed], though the inserts are fleece. It was kind of a butt to sew on straight, but luckily the decided to cooperate and stuck on there good. The Wings are a whole different material, that was nice and soft. It was a lot of fabric [two layers of the dark blue with purple fleece in between.], and is held on with straps and ribbons. I will say, I wasn't there when the straps were being made, so credit for that goes to her work friend, who had brought her sewing machine over for the weekend].
The ears are hand-sewn onto the hood, while everything on the wings was machine-sewn. It must have been interesting seeing me try to maneuver all that fabric when sewing, but it got done and I'm happy with it. I thought that hemming the strips in the wings would be difficult, but it was surprisingly easy. I remember being so proud of myself when I finished it, because I was able to do it in one go instead of seam-ripping or keeping it a mess like I thought I would have to do.
She was really happy with it, and had a lot of fun wearing it, so that's awesome.  Smiley You can't tell in this picture, but she was wearing vampire teeth to go along with the bat theme. [3 pairs of fangs, but that doesn't matter. XD] She did the make-up herself.
I love this hoodie, and I'm happy that she totally loved it too. It would make a great Halloween costume as well, if she wanted to use it for that. Simple and Cute. Smiley
3  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Re: Pokemon Hoodie: Kangaskhan! on: October 27, 2011 08:17:22 AM
hey! XD
Thanks, it went over kind of well, I think. I wasn't recognized much, but it was still fun. Smiley
4  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Pokemon Hoodie: Kangaskhan! on: October 23, 2011 05:06:08 PM
My convention group was doing a pokemon hoodie theme this year [it's the first time we have a theme, actually], and I was deemed the costume director because, well, I was the only one with sewing ability, and it was my idea for hoodies in the first place. I had helped with making a lot of the hoodies in the group, which were store-bought hoodies with details added, but I wanted to make mine myself.
 I chose Kangaskhan because, well, I wanted to make the pouch. I loved the idea of a kangaroo pouch instead of a normal hoodie pocket, so yeah, that got me hooked. It was originally going to have long sleeves and maybe a tail and some of the rough spots, but I don't always think things all the way through and didn't have enough fabric when I got to making the sleeves.
~my original design:


I am also not very patient, and I had a lot of issues with sewing order. I made the main part of the shirt first, then went back and added the belly piece, and then the pocket. [see the issue here?] My older sister, who is much more crafty than I am, kept telling me to go back and put elastic in the pouch, but due to my impatient-ness, I refused to seem rip anything once I thought it was done. that is also why the pouch is crooked.
I was terribly afraid of the sleeves, because I was afraid of messing them up. [which I did end up doing] I didn't have many issues with the hood, except when getting the head plate on. It is lined, which I guess is what makes it kinda heavy, but I like the lined look better than the not. It came out cute, but I'm not so sure it can be recognized as a Kangaskhan. :/
~in progress shot, before sleeves and details.


~Finished! with the same kind of post as above, since Kangaskhan is a Prehistoric-Kangaroo looking thing.


~Back of the Head to see the head plate and ears. ignore my messy computer space.


~derpfaceand front of the hood. The ears really look like elf ears. XD


~with makeshift baby I didn't have the time/ skills to make a kangaskhan baby, so I just took the snorlax beaniebaby that we've had forever and made it my adopted baby.


~Close-upof the pouch and the snorlax that lives there.


I used this hoodie tutorial by gnacissej for the basics, and just edited it up along the way to get what I want. The whole thing is made of fleece, with wires in the ears to make them stick up. It is both hand- and machine-sewn, and was a couple of weeks full of work. [probably because of all the other stuff I had to do at the same time, but ah, it was done in time]
enjoy? Smiley
>and sorry for my long-winded-ness. I have so much to say when I show off what I make, walls of words are created. XD<
5  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: I'm Gonna be a Tiny King! Tiny Simba Plush on: October 23, 2011 04:20:15 PM
Oh he is just so cute! ~
Now I want one... but I wouldn't have anywhere to put it. Smiley
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Nightmare Before Christmas, Pink Floyd.. oh my! on: October 23, 2011 04:12:03 PM
I am in love with the NBC shirt. <3
the contrast between the yellow and purple is just a-mazing. Cheesy
the style almost reminds me of the queen of hearts. [like if it were black, white, and red] Smiley
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Tutorial: Men's t shirts into cowl neck dress on: October 23, 2011 12:50:46 PM
I absolutely love this dress. Smiley
I may make it myself someday, if I get off my rear and get to sewing. XD
Very simple and clever design, good job!
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: hoodie + tutorial [image heavy] on: August 26, 2011 07:01:55 PM
I love love LOVE this! It makes making hoodies really simple!
I'm using this tutorial for the project I'm working on now [or parts of it], and it's been super simple for me to understand it.
thanks bunches! Cheesy
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