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1  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Cigarette Girl - Lots of firsts ... lots of pics! on: November 07, 2010 06:15:09 PM
My costume this year was inspired by this post, which is so amazing!  http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=357281.0

I've never made clothing before, except for aprons.  I made my own pattern for the bolero and I used a tutorial for the circle skirt.  Everything else I just kinda made up as I went!  I originally had plans to make a corset but that didn't pan out too well.  So please note that part is NOT made by me!





The hat:


I lined it:


Capelet/bolero/shrug:


Lace back:


The collar: (I ended up adding another layer of lace to this - no pic)


Puffy sleeves!


Lace "glovelets" ... these took sooo long!


My cigarette box, the lining is leopard although you can't see that Sad Difficult to see the fringe at the bottom also


Bitch fabric (Pleather?) I made the skirt out of:


Trim on the skirt ... 5 yards of it!


Obligatory twirl shot!


Happy Halloween!


There were so many incredible entries this year! SOOOO many! So much talent!

2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / 1st clothing clothing piece-velvety velour & lace capelet/shrug/bolero & 1st hat on: October 17, 2010 07:20:24 PM
I haven't posted a project in a while, and this is clothing... which except for aprons, I've never done!  I am working on a cigarette girl costume for halloween - so I will show you the hat as well, which is heavily inspired by http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=357281.0 which I still haven't commented on but I am going to right after this ... It's one of the most amazing things I've EVER seen on craftster, or the internet for that matter.  I bookmarked it and just never commented.  Maybe I was just speechless?  Anyway, two weeks ago, biting off waaaay more than I could chew, I took the pictures to Joann's and bought a bunch of different fabrics and some accroutrements at other stores and I was on my way.  This is where I am so far.  I have another top started, but I'm not happy with it... so I'll be starting that over.  Next I'll be working on the (circle) skirt, the glove-like things, the box that will hold my 72 boxes  Roll Eyes of candy cigarettes and other offerings and maybe some little straps to go over my ankles that will look like they're attached to my high heels.


This capelet/bolero/shrug is inspired by this http://www.burdastyle.com/projects/anouschka-capelet?image=1682 and I made the pattern myself - I layed newspaper down onto a button-down shirt I have and sorta traced the pieces and changed it a little  Smiley


Here's the back:


It has puffy sleeves which I <3!


The closure:

Thinking about adding another layer to the collar (of another lace that I have) more like the inspiration piece.  What do y'all think?

Here's the cigarette girl hat ... can't believe I actually made a hat.  Now I'm a Mad Hatter!  This is HEAVILY inspired by LaPetiteMenagerie's hat

I did not make the flower pin  Embarrassed

I lined it!  Smiley


Here is a pic of the fabric that I'm using for the skirt.  It's a sort of gunmetal silver pleather!  It's going to be a bitch to sew.    Roll Eyes  Any tips would be greatly appreciated!


I was also able to do all this with the help of my lovely assistant, pictured, Michelle2 - my dressform that my dear boyfriend helped me build last week with the help of this tutorial: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=275007.0  I love those tutorial lists!  I love craftster!!!

Sorry this was so wordy  Cheesy
3  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 50 ENTRIES / My Craftster Tribute Craft Apron on: May 09, 2010 02:09:07 PM
Hey everyone!  Here's my entry...I used all the little crafty characters...the glue guy is my favorite! 



Close up


Skully belt


Glue guy!


He could really use a nose powdering!   Smiley

Love you guys!
4  NEWS AND DISCUSSION ABOUT CRAFTSTER / Craftster Itself / We're almost to 200,000 members! on: May 07, 2010 08:48:46 PM
Been around these parts a while...lurked, joined (4 yrs ago) ... posted, participated, all that ... and now I've just been lurking - a LOT.  For a realllly long time.  Seriously, check my stats......  So I'm still here!  I should really get back into comments & feedback, showing people what I've made and doing more swaps!

Anyhoo, I've been watching the number of total members....we're verrrry close.  It makes me wonder two things - what number was I?  And do we have the ability to know how many of those people are REALLY here now?  Or am I just being silly Smiley
5  CRAFTING FOR GOOD AND NOT EVIL / Crafty Charitable/Social Causes / For a good cause: a recycled bag with a positive uplifting message... on: March 29, 2008 08:20:35 PM
I am hoping that someone will be interested to give me a bit of a push here.  I have some ideas, but I'm not very fond of them at this point.  I did post this already in the Bag area, but this area is deserving as well.

I work for a funeral home (a wonderful one, by the way) and when our families leave us, they are given a large Burgundy shopping bag with our name and logo on it, which could be reusable, but it's not really something you would save.  It can be recycled.  The bag usually contains their register book, prayer cards, death certificates, etc. 

Here's what my boss says:

"We are going to design a new tote/bag to use for promotional materials, urns, etc  The bag will be sold at any of our promotional events, and given to our families after a funeral.  I want the bag to be sort of hip and trendy, unlike most funeral merchandise.  It may be made of green materials and be something that would be used over and over.  For each bag sold or given away we will make a monetary donation to Good Grief.  I want the bag to be uplifting with some sort of symbolism, for example a stylized dove to represent peace, or a funky tree to represent life.  The symbol will be on one side and our logo and, with permission, Good Griefs logo on the other.  I want to add a positive message along with the image to the tote bag.  The uplifting message might be something like endeavor to persevere, or carry on 

What I am going to do is mock up the different designs.  I am going to bring his idea to life on one of them.  I drew a dove that I think fits the bill and I am going to pair it with the tree of life (with roots)  One of the messages I am thinking of is 'Celebrate Life'.

PS Good Grief is an organization that we work with that helps children who have lost parents.
6  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions / For a good cause: a recycled bag with a positive uplifting message... on: March 29, 2008 07:39:29 PM
I am hoping that someone will be interested to give me a bit of a push here.  I have some ideas, but I'm not very fond of them at this point.

I work for a funeral home (a wonderful one, by the way) and when our families leave us, they are given a large Burgundy shopping bag with our name and logo on it, which could be reusable, but it's not really something you would save.  It can be recycled.  The bag usually contains their register book, prayer cards, death certificates, etc. 

Here's what my boss says:

"We are going to design a new tote/bag to use for promotional materials, urns, etc  The bag will be sold at any of our promotional events, and given to our families after a funeral.  I want the bag to be sort of hip and trendy, unlike most funeral merchandise.  It may be made of green materials and be something that would be used over and over.  For each bag sold or given away we will make a monetary donation to Good Grief.  I want the bag to be uplifting with some sort of symbolism, for example a stylized dove to represent peace, or a funky tree to represent life.  The symbol will be on one side and our logo and, with permission, Good Griefs logo on the other.  I want to add a positive message along with the image to the tote bag.  The uplifting message might be something like endeavor to persevere, or carry on 


What I am going to do is mock up the different designs.  I am going to bring his idea to life on one of them.  I drew a dove that I think fits the bill and I am going to pair it with the tree of life (with roots)  One of the messages I am thinking of is 'Celebrate Life'.

PS Good Grief is an organization that we work with that helps children who have lost parents.
7  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Racky gone wild, a swap project gone wrong don't worry the replacement kicks ass on: March 23, 2008 05:12:20 PM
I am putting this under completed projects because my part is complete! 

I was making a swap item, something from Superhooker's wists (don't worry-she knows!) An Urban Outfitters item by designer Eleanor grosch....which is no longer available!

I've sewn a bunch, made a few nice stuffies and pillows...but I've never done anything quite like this sort of patchwork kinda quilting!  You'll see.   But he's so cute despite.

I am still sending him along, complete with remaining fabric that I didn't use in the replacement swap item!  Which yes, kicks ass!

As far as I got:



The making of a pattern!  From the tiniest little pic, like 1" x 1"!



All the pieces are cut out (using UN-disappearing purple ink), except the Black - break out the 15 cent Dritz Tailors' chalk baby!





Here he is at his cutest:



Right before it all went downhill, it was looking pretty good!



Thanks for looking!
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / "Spring Is On It's Way" Aprons on: March 01, 2008 07:47:54 AM
Hello everyone!
First of all, I'd like to thank my hubby for modeling, and yes, I know the tulip apron is verrry wrinkly...oh well.

The tulip apron was my idea, but the birdie apron was inspired by craftster member Laurenhunt, who graciously granted me a blessing to post the apron.  She had used this design (created by her hubby) on her wedding invitations and for an apron in the "Worth your while apron swap".

On to the photos.....



Detail:





Detail:



Both are made with flannel, felt and ribbons.

As usual, comments appreciated!

Love you guys/gals!


9  NEWS AND DISCUSSION ABOUT CRAFTSTER / Craftster Itself / I love to wist, you love to wist, we all love to wist! on: February 10, 2008 02:57:34 PM
I was thinking about how much I love to look at other craftsters' wists for inspiration and thought it would be neat if we could just have a thread where everyone simply posts and has their wist link in their signature.  Is that a dumb idea, would it waste too much space???

Also, did you know that if you type wists.com/everyone/_____ <<<---insert tag there
into your browser, you can access a plethora of crafty ideas?  Such as:

tutorials
etsy
crafts
sewn

The list goes on and on.  It's soooo addicting!
10  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Misc. Gift Idea Brain Blockage / Thanks for your help! Elvis Fabric-Birthday Gift for Male Co-Worker IMG attached on: January 25, 2008 09:04:30 AM
So I work with this super sweet older gentleman who loves Elvis, oldies music, dark chocolate, cookies and ice cream...anyway...I want to give him a gift for his birthday.  I don't have a lot of money to spend, so I'm going to make him a mix CD and then I purchased a 1/2 of this fabric at Walmart for $2.22.  But I am at a loss of what to make that a man would like & use, so I was hoping my fellow craftsters could help me out...what do you think?  I would also be willing to add some more fabric in a coordinating color.  Thanks so much in advance!!! Love yas!

PS: That Black band seen at the bottom is not part of the fabric
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