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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Pikachu Commision on: November 20, 2009 08:15:45 PM
I made a pikachu hoodie for a friend! It took me about 2 days, but it was on/off sewing. Smiley
I feel good using my sewing bones again.
She requested it to be long to mid-thigh, tighter at the thigh, really big in general, and huge hood! I'm happy she loves it!!! <3
Everything was made out of fleece, and I used cable ties in the tail to help it stand up and out! You can wiggle it. There are minor mistakes that annoy me a bit, but overall I'm very happy with it.


Front


Back


Big hood upclose


Back (being worn)


Side (being worn)

Pikapikapika~! <3
Thanks for viewing.
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: What you guys have all been waiting for- - - on: October 08, 2008 04:18:33 PM
I'm sorry everyone! >_<;
I deleted my whole photobucket and I forgot that I had this tutorial on it, so I don't have it anymore. Sad
So if anyone happened to save it, could yall please post it?

I'm so sorry again.
Most likely during winter break, if no one saved it, I'll write another one and include pictures instead of drawings.
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Making Your Own Corset? on: May 24, 2007 03:41:55 PM
I did all of yall's suggestions and also wore the corset for only 2 hours on top of a tank top.
Everything was peachy, but I still recieved indentions on my skin. Sad

Oh well- it's good enough!
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Making Your Own Corset? on: May 23, 2007 02:00:00 PM
I did have lining, but it was flimsy muslim.  Undecided
Haha I was on the verge on throwing my corset away because I thought I screwed up horribly!
Thanks you guys for your info. Smiley

I'll try it out right now!
I'll report back in a couple of hours!
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Making Your Own Corset? on: May 23, 2007 12:21:49 AM
Lol I feel silly now.  Embarrassed
I probably have laced it too tight, didn't wear something under, AND wore it for a long time.

I'll try these suggestions and give my corset a second go!

Yeah, and I might have added too much cable ties. I put 2 in each pocket thing because 1 seemed too flimsy. I'll keep that in mind IF I make another one. xD
This one took forever. D:
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Making Your Own Corset? on: May 20, 2007 08:48:09 PM


I finished my corset and wore it to prom. It was absolutely killing me by the end of the night. When I took it off, I had indention of lines going down my body from the cable ties and 2 bruises on my underbust area near the sides.
I used the popular tutorial on craftsters and intead of the milk cartons, I used cable ties with 2 on each side of the seams.

I'm not too sure what I did wrong.

I really do want to use a corset, but not something that would do that to me. >_<;
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: I finished my first dress! A lot of images! on: March 28, 2007 06:40:23 PM
I'm pretty sure this isn't in the comments already posted, if it is, I'm sorry~

How many layers did your petticoat have, and what kind of tulle is it? I've attempted making a petticoat before, and it just came out awful, so I prefer asking XD I'm making my dress with the same amount of flare as you, so I figure using whatever you used will make it pretty!
(I know, I should just buy the petticoat... it's not that I'm too cheap...but I just don't want to wait for it to be shipped here! lol!)

edit - (aaand I just realized I revived a 9 month old thread... sorry x.x!)

It's all cool. I check Craftsters often. Grin
The petticoat is just made out of regular netting like the ones you see over prom dresses (some people call it tulle), but I think it'll be better if you use something stiffer because after a couple of months now, mine is starting to get flat.
My petticoat has 4 layers. Smiley
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: What you guys have all been waiting for- - - on: February 17, 2007 05:59:40 PM
i really want to make this dress... I need a new dress for this thing in mid-April.  Do you think I'll have enough time?

Lol.  Don't know if it's a stupid question... how long do you think it would take the average person to make?  I'm not asking because I'm lazy (which I am), but I have no sewing skills whatsoever.  I mean, I sew ribbons onto my pointe shoes and have made some felt dolls but that's all hand-sewing.

My mom has taken some sewing classes and she did make a couple of dresses for me back when I was in middle school.  I told her this afternoon that I wanted to make this dress and her reply was "dresses are not easy to make".  Well, that and the fact that I have an attention span of a two year old.  Seriously.  I have two bags of flat marbles for when I was going to make marble magnets (I made a complete total of one), several bolts of yarn for my knitting phase (it took me 9 months to finish a scarf because I was too lazy to knit more than just a few rows at a time) and a bag full of felt for my felt toys phase.

So I have a feeling that I'll end up giving up before too long.  I do want to try it, though, because sometimes the satisfaction in making something (even if it doesn't turn out the way you want) is good enough.

Question - would it be possible to NOT have a zipper?  Maybe use some fabric with stretchiness or have like a ribbon tie?  Again, I have no sewing skills so I don't even know if it would be possible... Maybe I'll go the lazy route and use velcro  Cheesy

And also, is there a specific type of fabric that this dress would work well on?  I was thinking of a knit type fabric (I don't know what it's called, but it's like t-shirt material in stretchiness, but thicker/more durable).

I just hope it doesn't get too complicated or take too long, because I have a tendency to start projects and not finish them.  Or get so impatient that I rush to finish it just to get it done, and it ends up not the way I wanted.  And then I say "see, I knew it was too difficult!".

This dress took me about 1-2 days (because I was rushing to finish it for a dinner party that never happened). I'm not sure about other people though. ^_^;;

If you had elastic thread, then you can do shirring so you can get in and out of the dress. You can type shirring tutorial on the craftsters search box and there's other threads that teach you how to do it. Smiley
If you do shirrring, I would suggest you to make the back a long enough for you to easy get in and out of, then shir only the back.
If you want to make the entire dress of the the stretch fabric, I'm not too sure if that'll be stretchy enough because this dress has to be fitted to the waist, so the dress would have to go over the bust. I, personally, have not seen fabric that would allow that much stretch unless its spandex.

I think this dress would be best with cotton (what I used) because it is easy to sew and quite durable. Smiley

Don't give up! You can do it!

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Has anyone had a problem w/ the dress bunching up in the back? I know it's b/c of my curves. I'm trying to figure out how to make it not bunch and twist funny. Helps??
It might be the fabric you used- I'm not too sure because I'm pretty flat all the way around. xD; I hope someone else can help you answer this question. Smiley

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I'm totally making this dress! The only problem is i have an hourglass figure - 34D on top and I train my waist! Does anyone have any tips/ideas on how I can make it fit a bit better?

I was thinking i can measure over bust and under bust, then shift some of the inches round to the front of the side panels. Does that make sense? Thats the only thing I can think of really!

xxx
Yeah, I understand what you're saying. I think that's a wonderful idea. Smiley
I guess either that or change the front panel itself. I'm not sure which one is better. xD;
I wish I would help you with your curve problem, but atlas, I don't have that issue. Smiley

Good luck with your dress though! Cheesy
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: its pink, its camo.... its a corset!! on: January 23, 2007 03:31:49 PM
That is wonderful! Smiley
By the way it looks, you only did 2 layers of fabric?
That is a very smart idea xD;
I tried to do 4 layers (2 for pocketing the boning and 2 for outer) and I ended up breaking several of needles.

Would you recommend me to do 2 layers instead?
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: "Neapolitan Ice Cream" Mod 60s-inspired dress on: January 17, 2007 11:27:11 PM
The dress is awesome and you look absolutely gorgeous! Smiley
I would have never thought of that color combination.


Off-topic, but where did you buy your stockings? I've been wanting something like that for so long! Smiley
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