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301  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Dorothy costume dress. I dont think we re in Kansas any more ! on: April 09, 2007 03:29:22 PM
Hi Everyone,
    Iv had this idea for a Dorothy ( Wizard of Oz) dress in my head for a while , I really wanted to make it for the Jan. clothing challenge - clothing inspired be a movie ... But I neither had the time or any gingham fabric . So ofcorse like a week after the challenge was over I found some awesome blue gingham - flannel .. with Ants on it ! yeah ! when my B.F. and I saw it we both said it had to be the Dorothy costume .. so I bought the rest of what they had ( which wasn't all that much - but just enough) Any way I really like how it came out .. I didn't really use a pattern the top was modified from a corset pattern iv used before and the skirt part I just made on my own then attached them It was my b.F.s idea to use the piping and I am so glad he thought of it .. I was a little scared to use it but it was actually really easy ... The corset is boned Grin Cheesy ! in the Back .. yeah ! for me , it was my first time adding boning and it worked out really well... for the boning itself I use industrial plastic zip ties .. they are perfect for boning .. (I have pics if any one wants to see) and I have like a zillion more  Grin I used 2 bones per side in the back .. I didn't bone the front cuz lets face it I dint need anything squishing my boobs down  Embarrassed lol ...The skirt is 2 layers and the top is lined with white flannel ...Also I get to wear it with my Awesome !!! Ruby Slippers ! Grin Cheesy... So here it is ....

















Thanks so much for looking and sorry for the excess of pics .. if there are too many ill take some off Embarrassed I'm just really exited and I want everyone to get a really good look at it ..Please ! leave me some feed back I need comments  Wink

Have a great day
 Jayne
302  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Silky, satin , shear and lace on: March 27, 2007 06:04:56 PM
Hello,

    Every since I Made my last black polka dot fairy outfit https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=155196.0 Ive been obsessed with making more.....So here is the red version .. I also made a cool matching top ... ( but it turned out to big for me ). So Ill probablr give it away... So tell me what you think .

The matching top first ...



And the fairy skirt






I ran into a great deal on lace and shear curtains so ill be making quite a few more versions of this Wink Grin

As always thanks for taking the time to look !
 Have a great night
Jayne Wink

P.S. I get my new sewing collage Tattoo  TOMAROW  !!  Grin Cheesy Wink Smiley
I am so exited !!!!!!!!!
303  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / checkers and late anti-valentines skirt on: March 07, 2007 01:55:54 PM
Hello,

I got the greatest thing from hobby lobby - a bolt of trim 11yards long for like 8 $ I got the white , so i can dye it to what ever color I need ... this Is the first project Iv made with it .. using it as plain white.. there will be lots more to come with this trim .. so if any one has any Ideas for uses let my know  Wink

Side one checker board pattern Im most likely going to add a patch of a desighn I made when I get some more printer ink ...


close up


And side 2 , its Anti-Valentines because it has singles ads with little hearts circiling the "good ones" I also might take red marker and x out some of them  Cheesy Wink the "bad dates " he he
( iv used this fabric before & still have more  : Grin)



its hard to tell where the zip is in thees pics because ...Oh Yes... I finally made my own seam binding out of the same fabric  Smiley Wink Cheesy Grin!! yea ! Im happy that it actually worked out

Thanks for looking and as always I do love comments Wink

Have a great Night
Jayne
304  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Batman hoodie w/huge sleeves (first hoodie recon) on: March 06, 2007 08:54:52 PM
Hello everyone,
    Well I finally got around to reconing a hoodie , I had a bag of clothes given to me and in it was this plain black hoodie with weird mishaped sleeves . and also a small child's Batman shirt.. so with those to items and a little help from my old pal the scrap bin I came up with this ( its for my sis in law) she is way smaller than me but she likes here clothes really big and baggy so I made this with major huge long sleeves that cuff so she can wear them however she wants ...the sleevs are lined with a yellow and white ..flannel with the scarry warning ( not for use in childrens sleep wear ) so I hope she dosnt burst into flames while wearing this  Shocked





the best part the bat ears


I really hope she likes it !
thanks for looking and please let me know what you guys think !
also should I add another front pocket over the black one ( outta the same fabric as the sleeves ? and should I line the hood with the matching fabric aswell ?
 Have a great day !
Jayne
305  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Poka Dot Fairy ! THE PIX are FIXED!! ( well i added links) on: February 27, 2007 05:38:48 AM
I exceeded my photo bucket bandwidth .. but my pix will be active again on the 8th of march  Smiley

ok I added some links for now cuz I couldnt wait that long  Wink

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/157/405266798_a343e7bf52.jpg?v=0
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/139/405266800_679020d2eb.jpg?v=0
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/162/405266793_04ce5af2b3.jpg?v=0
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/135/405263543_5c594ebbfc.jpg?v=0
Hello everyone,
     A while ago I made a scary fairy mini dress .. and someone made a suggestion that I make a Fairy Prom Dress or gown ... Well Its quite late for me to be going to prom  Wink lol But I decided Id make one any way.. Just to wear when ever I feel like it  Grin ...
So I had alot of shear fabric that Ive been hanging on to for years and recently when I got my hands on some pokadots shear fabric it all came together plus when my sis saw it she agreed it needed to be a long flowy skirt thing ...

So heres what I came up with



















The skirt is 4 layers , 2 of shear black , 1 of pokadot, and 1  shiny metallic over layer . I wore it with a silky slip underneath , but it wasn't really necessary ....unless you are standing in front of a super bright light .. but it does also make it a lil warmer than just the shear fabric itself ...
Please let me know what you think ( I'm really pretty proud of this one ) So I hope everyone else likes it as much as i do ... It was quite easy to make and ill probably be making a few more versions now ( when i get the materials)

Thanks so much for looking , And I apologize for the excess of pics .. ( but I like them all and couldn't decide witch ones I wanted to post Wink

Have a great day
Jayne

P.s. I didn't do it intentionally , but after i was finished I thought it looked alot like the prom dress Bianca Stratford ( Larissa Olnik) wore to the prom in the movie "10 things I hate about you" Hers was pink ... but other than the color  (and the top ) I think they are pretty similar I tried to find a pic from the movie to post for a comparison .. but I couldn't find one ( oh well no big deal ) Wink
306  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Recovered Urban Camo Amp ..( My BF 's project ) on: February 25, 2007 06:32:20 PM
 Hello ,
   My BoyFriend has had this Orange and gray camo fabric for longer than we have been together  ( and thats 6 years) so for this whole time he wouldn't let me use it because he said he was gonna recover his amp In it ... Well The other day he actually did .. I think it turned out really good ! He Just took the whole thing apart and wrapped it in the fabric and attached it to the inside with duct tape .. then He reassembled the whole thing and  here it is .... Grin

Ignore the messy room ...




It used to look just like the one on the bottom


close ups




Thanks for looking and please give him lots of comments ! Grin Wink Cheesy

Have a great night  Smiley
Jayne
307  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / 2. new skirts ... well 4. new skirts , I guess on: February 14, 2007 05:04:56 PM
Hello ,
 This first skirt ..I really like but it did turn out riskily short... I had intended to sandwich A tulle pleated ruffle between the red and black , but I just didn't think i had enough .. so I went with the " micro mini " I made it from 99 cent bandannas so I guess I can always get a few more and make one with tulle when I get some more. So here we go ...

Side 1.






Side 2


The next one I know Ill never wear .. but I'm sure someone will....
I had originally got then strawberry shortcake Fabric .. to make something for my 7year old cousin , but after an accidental miss measure .. I couldn't use it for here and this was the usable amount left, plus I had this great trim that i knew would work really good with it .. so I decided to do a kind of lolita-ish mini ...

Side one "Strawberry Short Skirt"









And here is Side 2 P.P.G.




Thanks so much for looking , ( I hope all this pink and purple lately doesn't "tarnish" my "image") Wink lol .. I just really need to use up all of that Ginormous Power puff sheet  Wink

Have a great night and Happy Valentines to everyone
Jayne
308  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Can some one please help me find fabric like this ? on: February 14, 2007 01:59:32 PM
Hello,
 My lil sis .. is really into..theses purses made with crazy wild fabric... but they are highly overpriced at near 160$... if i can get my hands on some similar fabric I'm gonna make her one ... So here are the "inspiration purses]


 I don't need the exact fabric although that would be awesome ... Just something with the same general feel ..the more weird and seemingly random design the better... So if anyone knows of any places that might sell this kinda fabric please please give my a link ... thanks so much for your time and help

Have a great day
Jayne
309  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / sickeningly sweet , yet kinda cute ? skirt on: February 12, 2007 11:48:26 AM
Hi,
 So this skirt is way ! too girly for my but I made it anyway just for fun .. I got a great Power puff Girls sheet and pillow case from the TS for 50 cents  Grin and when I seen it I knew I had to put it with this super soft silky satiny lavender fabric I got from the scrap bin... Now if any of you know me you know I am not A fan of pastells ... so Ill probably end up selling this ....But I still wanted to show you guys first just for fun  Wink

Side one power puff girls with bubbely lavender ruffle ( I gotta say this skirt is so comfy because of the silky inside)
modeled by the always lovely ShwanHilda !



(he he i look like a pissed off 4 year old Angry)

closer view


back


Now side 2 The pure lavender side

The poofy ness kinda reminds me of bloomers Grin

back


and the side view


thanks for looking and please please tell me what you guys think of this one

 have a great day !
Jayne
310  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Even more reversable pleats !...This time with pic tute (pics are fixed now) on: February 12, 2007 10:28:32 AM
Hello everyone !

    First off I gotta say .... I am so happy to be back ! , I had to have some wiring repaired in my kitchen and was with out the innernet for almost 3 weeks . I was having major craftster withdraw.

   So surprise surprise I made another reversable pleated skirt .. But this time i took picks along the way  and made a sorta tute .. In case any one was interested.. Cheesy

i got 2 really great sheets at the thrift store one is Goosebumps and the other is outerspace.. For like maby 3 bucks all together  Wink

so here we go first I just cut out a basic miniskirt shape but just a wee bit short . Do this out of both fabrics then pin and stitch



Then insert the to "miniskirts " into one another pretty sides together

.. Then pin and stitch  when you are done you will end up with something like this


Tuck in to get both sides lined up then iron it and do a top stitch


Then add your zipper the best way you know how and youll have something like this a super too short mini


then you cut a super long strip ( I'm sure there is some sorta calculation on how to get the right amount of fabric but I'm not a math genius so i just say at least 5 times longer than the bottom of the mini part make one outta each fabric make a tube flip it and the trim it with seam binding or lace that way when you sit down you don't see too much of the reverse fabric peaking outta the pleats .. you just see a nice trim that matches both sides


then make your pleated strip ... just use a ruler to tuck the pleats what ever size you choose and iron and pin th fabric as you go



you will end up with this

finally decide which direction you want to put the ruffle one side will need trim to hide the seam and one side will not ... sew together and TA ! DA !









I'm not wearing it with the greatest shirt in these pics ... so try to imagine it with something cuter  Wink

As always thank you so much for looking ! Id love to hear what you think .

Have a great day ! Grin
Jayne


edit : with the help of a fellow craftster
Cheebz
Da Beeb

That's really fun.

The basic math for knife pleats (the kind yo uhave) is 1.5 times the width of the pleat multiplied by the lenth of the area being pleated.

So if I have a 36" hem and I want 1" pleats, I need 54" of fabric.

For box pleats it is twice the width of the pleat so 72" of fabric for the example above unless you feel like cheating to save fabric (which I do often).
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