I started this on a whim the night before Michael died, and only just finished 2 weeks ago. It became more emotional (I've been a HUGE Michael fan for 10 years-I don't think I'll ever be over his death) than I ever would've wanted. I had absolutely no idea what I was doing and I kept breaking my glass while I was cutting it, so it looks hella wonky and uneven. But my mum's glass grinder was calling my name and I couldn't say no. I knew how to solder from silversmithing classes I had taken, so I figured it was close enough to stained glass making that I wouldn't end up killing myself! The background glass was a horrible choice. I went to the shop looking for pretty, and thought nothing of practicality. It was only after I had broken half of my sheet of glass that I realized it'd probably look better if I lined up the marbling.
But, for my first time, with pretty much no prior knowledge, not knowing what the hell I was doing, I think it turned out...decent (okay, and a bit embarrassing) At least you can tell who it's meant to be!
(sorry about the camera phone pic. They're green w/ red, and red w/ green)
I made these tonight for my 2 puppies. It was really easy and I think they turned out cute. The cuff is made of of some weird faux fur, the paw is fleece, and the pads are felt. They're about the same size as normal stockings.
I want to put their names(Nikki and Kody) on them but I don't know if it would clutter them or not. Any suggestions? Hope you like.
I'm sure this has been asked before, but the search doesn't seem to like me tonight, but I was wondering...what type of dress styles flatter "larger" girls? Personally, I'm short-5'2. Large chested-DD. And chubby in the tummy (thank you, ovary disease). Because of my love for the rather retro-50's-rockabilly anything, I've tried a few halter dress patterns, but I'm either making it wrong or that style isn't flattering. It makes my slight lack of waist all funky lookin'. Long story short (too late), any ideas, y'all?
So, I really want to make a motorcycle jacket type thing, but I'm not all too good at making patterns from scratch. So I was wondering, would it work to just slighty modify a peacoat pattern? You know, just put a zipper in instead of the buttons. There's a peacoat pattern I think would work well, but I don't want to shell out $20 for it to just screw up.
So, I bought this really awesome neon leopard print fabric from Joann's a few months ago, but I have absolutely no idea what to do with it.
It's sort of a canvas type (it was in the outdoor fabric part) but it's sort of...more soft than normal canvas. More cabable of being clothes, I guess...if that makes sense. Anyway, I've wanted to make a skirt out of it, but since I only look decent in circle skirts, I've put it off. It doesn't seem like it'd flow well enough to be one. SO, finally my question. What kind of skirts (or anything else: dresses, shirts. I have enough of it) would work for this type of material? I don't want it to rot away in my fabric stash.
*sorry if the picture's big. Photobucket is a douche*
This skirt, though only a plain circle skirt, is one of my favorites. I love fishies. It was a pain, however. I do my measurements all mathematically, but circle skirt waistbands always end up being too large on me. I have no idea why. There was going to be orange tulle instead of the lace, but it wouldn't sew right, and I'm too dense to figure out how to make it not fray. So I went with this lace trim we had laying around. After 2 failed attempts (ended up too short) and 3 bottles of old 70s fabric dye, I FINALLY got that. And I <3 it.
As with all my clothes, they're not crooked; I am.
It was worth it. I got many compliments at the fashion square yesterday.
Comments? Criticism? Advice on how to hem/sew tulle?
My first patterned skirt. It fits wonky; I think because the pattern calls for the skirt to sit at your natural waist, and I wear my skirts at my hips, because I lack greatly in the waist area. It's a little big in the back, but it ended up costing only $1.50, so I can't complain.
It's not crooked..I am. It's also not see-through. That's just an unfortunate spot for a shadow to appear.
I got bored again tonight. I orginally used the spider fabric to make a dress, but didn't take into account that my bust size isn't even on the Junior sized patterns. So, it didn't fit and I had all this awesome fabric left over. The red is some scraps I had from my days silk screening Jack White's face onto pillows.
The lining is just orange satiny stuff that's a bitch to sew.
I like it a lot better than other purses I've made. Any comments? I'd love to know y'all's opinions.
It's insanely comfortable, and it's still a little loose. I had to alter it into a sort of 3/4 circle and even after that I had to cut it down quite a bit. I also found out that invisible zippers will be the death of me.