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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Lucha/Wrestling mask pattern? on: April 20, 2008 03:29:48 PM
Thanks for showing the seams - I'll try to whip up my own lucha mask soon XD
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Lucha/Wrestling mask pattern? on: October 11, 2007 01:11:59 PM
I was looking for a pattern too! I want to make a black and gold one.
3  CLOTHING / Designer Clothing Homage / Re: Rojas Napoleon Hoodie dress/ Patricia Field Store...I made it! on: July 11, 2007 07:51:13 PM
SO CUTE! I'm so smitten with navy dresses with gold buttons n_n
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: sew-a-gogo [two babydoll dresses, one skirt & a plaid cloak] on: July 06, 2007 01:26:00 PM
cool! how did you make the 4x shirt a dress???  Huh it sounds so cool. what size did the dresses come out to be?

I'll make a tutorial in a bit [since I'll be making similar dresses in grey & red], but essentially, I cut the shirt so there's a top part of the dress [that fits over my boobs] and a bottom part for the skirt. I resized the top part, made smaller armholes, resized and attached the sleeves. I gathered the top of the skirt part of the shirt, so that it matches up with the bottom hem of the resized top part, and attach the skirt to the top. Easy peasy.

And my dress came out to be a S/M, however, the resulting size will depend on how small you resize the top part.
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: sew-a-gogo [two babydoll dresses, one skirt & a plaid cloak] on: July 05, 2007 09:15:34 AM
Aww, thank you for all of the lovely compliments <3
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: sew-a-gogo [two babydoll dresses, one skirt & a plaid cloak] on: July 04, 2007 09:48:09 PM
Thanks for the lovely compliments everyone <3

i'm loving it all, especially the chandelier skirt. i LOVE that fabric, where did you get it?

I got the fabric from The Fabric Place in Woburn, Massachusetts this past winter. The designer of the fabric is Michael Miller, and the fabric is called Lovely Lighting. I'm so glad that I finally figured out what to do with that fabric - I was so smitten with it when I saw it at the store!
7  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: shrinkydink pendants [kaiju big battel, chanel/alex+chloe, long blondes, etc on: July 04, 2007 09:17:40 PM
They come out mostly gloss with spots of a weird matte finish (when working with the clear stuff, haven't tried the opaque). I've tried them in our conventional and our toaster oven. Would you recommend going with a higher or lower temperature? Or does brand make a difference?

Ahh, I haven't tried out the clear ones - I only baked a few of the rough&ready ones for my friends [since I'm the only one at school with an oven since I live off-campus XD], and the main problem that I had was that bits of the embossing powder stuck onto the bottom of the shrinky. I think the best way to determine your oven's ideal temperature is to use some scrap pieces of your shrinkies, and bake them at a slightly higher, a slightly lower and at the reccommended temperature on the package. I use the standard Shrinky Dink paper [www.shrinkydinks.com], and 325 degrees has always worked for me, however, I've noticed that they come out nicer and flatter in my oven at home, than my oven at my apartment at school. Also, make sure that the piece of paper that you're putting the shrinky on while it bakes is flat - the spots could be a result of uneven baking.
8  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: shrinkydink pendants [kaiju big battel, chanel/alex+chloe, long blondes, etc on: July 04, 2007 09:00:58 PM
All of those are awesome! I've never had much luck with the shrink plastic myself  Cry. Somehow I always end up with a spotty finish. Since you're such a shrink plastic master, do you have any tips for me?

Hmm, how do you mean "spotty"? It could be a problem with the oven - some ovens need to be set slightly higher or lower, as the temperature can affect the outcome of the shrinkies. However, if you're talking about debris and bits of dirt on the shrinkies, I usually rinse my pre-baked shrinkies in water and dry them off before I put them in the oven, so that any bits of dust or dirt don't get stuck on them. I hope that helps!
9  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / shrinkydink pendants [kaiju big battel, chanel/alex+chloe, long blondes, etc] on: July 04, 2007 08:42:25 PM
So over the past few months,
I've been making some shrinkydink pendants and whatnot,
so I've finally decided to share my work!
[I've also included some pictures that I've taken as I was progressing on my pendants]

Louden Noxious necklaces:

post-cutting, pre-baking.
materials: white shrinky dink paper, xacto knife with various blades, fiskars precision scissors, holepunch.

post-baking! now it's 1/3 of its original size
[it's on a 1" grid cutting board, for measurement reference]

stuck some jump rings on the pendant and strung a chain through. instant class.

new Louden Noxious pendant!
by far, this is probably one of the hardest shrinkies to make, haha.
The o's look kind of funky, but this is just a close-up [you can't notice them when you're wearing it].

Other Kaiju Big Battel pendants, Chanel, etc:

working on the template for my Jingi necklace
materials: manila folder, exacto knife

Dr. Cube pendants, ready to be baked!

Cube & Coco - equally classy.
[Chanel designs stolen from <a href="http://www.alexandchloe.com">Alex + Chloe</a>]

2 Dr. Cubes [1 for KaijuKaitlen]
2 "Coco is Dead" designs from Alex + Chloe [the bleeding one is for レィちゃん]
1 "Never Knows Best" [from FLCL - a gift for ミミちゃん]
1 "flying fuck" [inspired by a necklace that I saw Mary Kate Olsen wearing - not big on the Olsens, but I love the necklace]
1 The Beav [It's going to be hard to wear this without people thinking that it's some vaginal nickname XD]
1 Jingi moustache necklace [I'm really proud of this design XD]

pre-baking [left = stencil, right = pre-baked shrinky]

brand new pendant inspired by The Long Blondes n_n
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / sew-a-gogo [two babydoll dresses, one skirt & a plaid cloak] on: July 04, 2007 08:02:13 PM
Hello lovelies,
I've been on a huge creative streak over the past couple of weeks,
so I decided to share what I've finished thus far!
enjoy n_n

finished projects:

navy babydoll dress with gold buttons
made from a 4XL t-shirt from Wal-mart n_n

fuchsia cowl-neck dress [much brighter IRL]
made out of jersey knit
freehanded the pattern

almost completed projects [they just need to be hemmed n_n;;]:

blue plaid cloak [& close-ups of collar]
the navy under-layer is just my babydoll dress underneath it
still needs to be hemmed, but I'm so proud of this.

my most recent project!
chandelier-print skirt [made from this tutorial]
photographed sans petticoat, so it doesn't drape so well on my dress form
but it drapes perfectly when worn.
perhaps I should just model all of my new clothes [eventually]
I still need to hem it, now that I've decided not to add lace to the bottom.
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