Am I the only one that loves miniskirts with all of their being and can't wear them? Every time I try to wear one the bottom seam in the back gets all distorted and starts to flip outwards. Is there any cure for the disproportionately big butt that is determined to eat all cute clothes? I was thinking maybe make that part really strong, like with interfacing maybe? this is really frustrating me, cause I have a lot of cute miniskirts that I just keep collecting and collecting and I feel uncomfortable wearing them.
Just posting a few of my stencil creations, new and old, that haven't gone up on craftster yet.
this was a $5 looong tshirt from Urban Planet, I stencilled a pic that I made from a photo of graffiti onto it, and hand sewed a ruffle of light purple tulle to the bottom. you can't tell from the pics, but Mary, Alice and the rabbit are actually dark purple, I made the paint color myself from 2 different purple fabric paints. I love it, it makes me feel pretty ^.^
the image isn't actually crooked, the stripes just curve more near the neckline so it looks that way.
Alice chasing the rabbit on the back.
this picture was taken pre-tulle, I was just so proud that I couldn't wait.
this shirt was ripped off from delia's, I messed around with the image until it lined up properly in PSP, and cut out every single heart. I think it was worth it. here's the original : http://store.delias.com/item.do?categoryID=463&itemID=45689&sizeFilter=&colorFilter=&brandFilter= I also mixed up glitter + normal fabric paint in red, black, green, really light gray, and light blue, for the cloud, rain, flower, skull and lightning, so they're all glittery and fabulous. the hearts are just plain red. oh yeah, and I sewed the lace into the neckline.
and then I added 2 hearts on the back.
this was a gorgeous black blazer-style fitted sweatshirt-fabric jacket that I loved the fit of but it said 'vintage' in bronze studs on the back.. ick. so I made 2 Leftover Crack patches; I hand sewed the front one down on only 3 sides so it would be a pocket, and the top is held on by a safety pin. it's my CRACK SMUGGLING POCKET! woot.
the back patch covers up the ugly huge old logo thing. it's just held on by studs and safety pins. it's messy around the edges on purpose.
Choking Victim hoody. nothing much to explain. this is old, so it's not as great quality as the rest, but come on. it's CV! who doesn't love them?
lamp post on an ugly old walmart girl's shirt that I found in my basement. I'm not too happy with this, I think I want to embroider around the lamp post in darker blue thread and then recon the shirt into something else. I dunno.
this was an ugly pair of jeans that I wore in grade 6. here's a before pic, when I started cutting them. they had slits at the bottom and 2 seams going accross each leg on both sides.. just look at the picture.
so I just cut below the first across-seam and above the second one on each leg. the first skirt is your typical jeans-to-mini, nothing special, except that I cheated and used the seam that was already there to make it look hemmed. I left it to fray a bit to make it look cooler. also pockets! the reason that I wanted to recon these jeans were the awesome zippered pockets. (the pockets don't usually show from under the bottom, I was standing funny.)
insert your own bubba sparxx quote here. the back doesn't really go that wavy, I was just standing weird.. it's hard to take a good picture of your own behind.
this is the second skirt, I love it a lot. it's made from the bottom of each pant leg. I based the style on those tripp skirts with the same zippered parts. photo in the process of sewing them together.
my pride and joy, pink minisweater thing from hideous pink tshirt. it had 2 layers in the front that made the v neck thing, and I used hot pink leopard velvet for the bottom band and sleeve bands. I gave it puffed sleeves and a little button thing on each sleeve. and I safety pinned on a Virus patch that I stencilled a long time ago. it's hot.
yes, I forgot to pull down the inside layer of fabric, so it looks weird.
the buttons on the sleeves match the leopard spots perfectly, it's awesome.
oh yeah, did I mention that EVERYTHING here is sewn by hand? yup yup.
I really want to make a shirt with the bee girl from Blind Melon's video No Rain, I've searched everywhere but I can't find a stencil, let alone a good enough picture to make into a stencil. can anyone please help?
this is my first sewing project, done without patterns, instructions, help or a sewing machine. yup, that's right, it's allll handsewn. and not that badly, IMHO. it's made from blue and white fabric with thin stripes and dark red fabric, both of which came from the remnant bin and cost about $1.50 (canadian) put together. the anchor is an applique cut from the red fabric, and it was probably the suckiest part to sew, since it's the only part with visible stitching so I actually had to sew it neatly . and I still have a lot of the red fabric, enough for another project.. yes I'm addicted already. technically, this isn't my first sewing project but my first completed project...there's a big difference. to be fair, I started this before half the posts here were sailor/pirate themed, so I didn't rip anyone off. it was originally supposed to be a pirate skirt but I thought that a skull applique would be too much if I added it, and it was 1:30 at night and I was tired. I came up with the idea and made the waistband over a month ago, then forgot about it, then picked it up a few days ago and actually started to work on it.
on my bed. I threw the blanket on without actually making it for this pic, that explains the bumps.
silliness in the mirror.
I apologise for the crappy pics, my camera hates life and is rebelling against me in funny ways, so the screen doesn't work and they turned out dark and ugly, making it necessary to fiddle with them in photoshop, hence the strange pinkness. /ramble
after getting extremely satisying results on my bright eyes shirt (*cough* http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=110408.0 *cough*), the stencilling fire has been rekindled. this is the first thing I've ever done as a custom order for someone else. and just to clarify, no, I don't listen to AFI. their oldoldold stuff rocks my socks, but anything after black sails is just.. no. *shudders thinking about miss murder*
closeup. stencilling on ribbed shirts is a bitch.
this is on the back under the collar.
and little birdies on the back bottom hem.
this top was done on impulse a while ago and I'm a bit iffy about it. if any of you lovely ladies (or lovely boys) can help out and tell me your opinion on whether it's wearable or not, I'd appreciate it. I think it's pretty cool, but at the same time.. I dunno.
ahem.. ignore the lacy underwear and sweatpants please...
and last but defiently not least, this is what I've done so far on my nine inch nails shirt. I'm only posting unfinished pics because I'm so excited about this shirt.
a very crappy photo to show placement. see those faint black lines? yeah, that's it.
cutting this was horrible but so, so worth it. OMG LOOK AT THE PIXELS!!!11eleventyone
New pics of the NIN shirt in all its completed glory found on page 2.
that's all. comments make me happy, so comment please! =]
This is my Bright Eyes shirt. I originally did the stencil in black but since the shirt is such a dark blue you couldn't see it at all. so instead of throwing a bipolar emo fit I sat down for about 2 hours patiently painting over it in silver glitter paint. End result, which I am completely in love with:
(the shirt is tied in the back in this photo, that's why it looks so short)
(no, I don't know why I'm holding the camera so weird.)
sexy glitter close-up action
the pictures don't do it justice.
stencil is made by me from a shirt on the saddle creek site. sorry conor, I love you (not in a fangirly way.. *shifty eyes*), but I just don't feel like paying more in s&h than the actual shirt costs. I haven't posted on craftster in a while. I've been in a bit of a rut lately and have not been up to crafting, just lurking on craftster and thinking 'I'll do it later". I promise to be more active.. (not that anyone cares). in exchange for the photo-y indie rock goodness I bring, I make a humble request: can anyone find the stencil of Courtney Love that was in stencilry for me? I've looked high and low and don't know why I can't find it. pretty please. comments, criticisms, whiny emo music apreesh/hatred welcome. =]
I'm sorry to post another request so soon but I really need a stencil of The Man In Black. I had a great idea for a shirt and I've searched craftster and looked on places like stencilry and I can't find any good ones. I need a stencil for a black shirt. please, someone help me out, I'm desperate!
I desperately want to make a shirt with lyrics from Johnny Cash's 'Sunday Mornin' Coming Down' song, and I need to find a good stencil/line image (i.e. coloring book style, not photograph style) of an abandoned city street, from the perspective of someone walking on the sidewalk. or anything similar. please help!