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21  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Polymer Clay Bride of Frankenstein Mask: Wearable, Vegan Materials, Handmade on: October 12, 2012 02:10:52 PM
So cute and instantly recognizable. Loving the colors you've used, too. So very kitsch.

You should give her big bristly top lashes Cheesy
22  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Sick & Twisted: Blood Tubing Bracelet w/ Leather & Human Tooth (replica) on: October 11, 2012 07:50:49 PM
SUCH a cool idea! The small amount of blood in the tube really allows you to see it, and the leather wrapped around it is a perfect accent. You were very smart with the decisions you made while making this.

And that tooth looks incredibly real  Lips sealed
23  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Galaxy Print Conductor's Cap on: October 10, 2012 08:40:36 AM
Oooh love it!  Grin How difficult was it to sew through the plastic brim? Or did you actually punch some holes through it first to make it a little easier?

It wasn't difficult at all, actually. Those containers are sturdy enough for the brim of a hat but flexible and soft enough to sew through with no problem. I did break a needle while working on this, but that's because I was pushing instead of guiding it through the machine.

I used this technique on another project posted here on Craftster
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=404045.0
24  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Galaxy Print Hat (REDO!) on: October 10, 2012 07:08:04 AM
This was posted before but since then I've remade the hat and tweaked a few things!


   

The brim was made by tracing the shape of a store-bought hat's brim onto a large empty plastic food container, cutting it out, sheathing it in fabric, then sewing through the plastic. The rest of the hat was so simple to put together and took no time at all; just two rectangles sewn end to end, a circle, and a thin strip to go around the bottom edge of the cap. The underside of the brim and the inner band are made from polyester satin, which lines/protects the parts of the hat actually touching your head and gives everything some inner support.



25  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Completed Projects / Sheer Star Print Chiffon Skirt on: September 27, 2012 12:58:32 AM

Came across this incredible sheer silk chiffon (which is IDENTICAL to the fabric Dolce & Gabbana used for their fall '11 collection) online for $10 a yard. Needed it in my life, but was pretty broke at the time so I only got two yards. A skirt seemed like the best use of the limited yardage I had so I went with a simple mullet style skirt.

It's basically two pieces stitched together with the top folded over to make a channel for elastic cord and a hem along the bottom. The finishing is not done the correct way for this type of fabric but I didn't have a zigzag stitch plate for my machine so all I did was fold the fabric over and straight-stitch a hem.
 
   
26  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Large Black Gem Necklace on: September 20, 2012 05:31:16 PM




This necklace started out as the stretchy gem bracelet also in the picture. Found it on eBay for under $2.00, so I got two. Since wearing two of them at the same time wasn't looking right I figured I could use the gems in some other way. Add some leftover gold-plated chain and a closure (bought in bulk from an Etsy supplier) and this was the result.



27  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / wire wrapped purple glass on: September 10, 2012 11:06:23 PM


This necklace started out as a choker found in a thrift shop. It was beautiful to start with but I'm not much into choker style necklaces anymore.

Found some gorgeous tumbled glass beads in the fabric store (which I instinctively snatched up without knowing what I was going to do with them) add some 20g gold-tone wire and you get this. The jump rings between the glass pieces were also made from that same wire.

32"   

and yeah, it's f#%&ing heavy!



28  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Completed Projects / Re: Satin and Lace Bra on: September 10, 2012 03:20:44 AM
Thanks everyone. This is the first undergarment I've tried to make, so hearing good feedback is encouraging.

I made the pattern from looking at patterns online of 3 piece cups and bullet bras. Once I got an idea of how the pieces should look and fit together I just kind of free handed the pattern and made a mock up. From that mockup you can see what needs changing to get the right shape. It took a bit of trial-and-error, but eventually I was able to get what I was looking for, then just pulled it apart and traced the pattern.
29  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Completed Projects / Satin and Lace Bra on: July 11, 2012 12:13:44 AM
I have very...*ahem*, specific needs when it comes to undergarments, and finding something that fulfills those needs while looking snazzy is pretty hard. That's why I finally got fed up with looking and made my own.



It's made from satin as well as a layer of black lace over skin-tone jersey. The straps were purchased pre-made from a craft store.
(the seams are looking kind of wonky and wrinkled because the cups haven't been stuffed yet)


Progress shot about halfway through


mockup made for drafting the pattern
30  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Satin Turban Headband on: July 10, 2012 05:13:41 PM
I was inspired after finding this incredible satin houndstooth in the remnants bin (for under $5.00!)



It was very simple to put together. You can probably understand the process just by looking at it.



BTW, this totally doesn't feel like the right place for this because most of the things in this section are actual garments and not accessories, but  Huh

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