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1  Lady Gaga Pointed Shoulder Pattern/Technique in Clothing: Discussion and Questions by TheGoblinPrincess on: March 06, 2012 12:37:03 AM
For some reason, I can't get my head around how the pointed shoulder/puff sleeve look is achieved.


I want it to look like that. Anyone have any light to shed on the subject?
Love always,
Hayley Jane
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2  Patchwork Tinkerbell! Last minute costume success! in Halloween Costumes by TheGoblinPrincess on: October 30, 2010 09:38:33 PM
The last few days have found me obsessed with Tinkerbell, mainly because I am a faerie and have recently returned to blonde. I started planning a Tinkerbell burlesque number, which I am currently saving up to costume correctly.

So, I found these shoes.


Which I easily turned into perfect Tink shoes with the deconstruction of my white ostrich boa that I never use.


Well, I had a party to go to last night, and no costume.
So Tink obviously had to happen, not for use as a burlesque costume in the future, but just for now.

I didn't have a lot of green fabric in my stash, so I patchworked a bunch of various green/blue fabrics together and drafted a pattern.


The blue in the front is blue/green iridescent dupioni silk that my mother bought me for Christmas. The big green patch at my waist is from a pair of leggings I wrecked to get more green fabric. The leggings got turned into boyshorts to wear under this EXTREMELY SHORT dress and got cut into strips for the dangly bits at the bows and the straps. There's also some striped knit fabric gotten on sale at Joann's [because I ALWAYS buy black/white striped fabric when it's there because I can usually never find it], some multi-green/blue/brown stripes with gold lines in it, some green plaid, and some multi-colored batik with a green base.


The back is elasticated at the waist to make it easy to put on and ties on either side of the elastic to cinch it in like Tink's dress does. It's pretty much an apron with some shape and a skirt.

I really like the pattern- it was easy to make and didn't threaten to come off at all during the night. I think I might make a couple more to wear for festivals and to slip on after burlesque numbers. I could totally rock some garter straps where the skirt comes up at the front panel.

Love always,
Hayley Jane

P.S. Might put together a tutorial when/if I make another one. Anyone interested?
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3  Semi-But at Least More Complete Faerie Outfit in Costumes: Completed Projects by TheGoblinPrincess on: February 25, 2008 05:13:42 AM




So, I made the complete faerie outfit.  I need wings, some new tights, and maybe another layer of skirt.

The only things I didn't make are the necklace, the tights, the jingly armbands, and the boots.

What do you all think?

Love always,
Hayley Jane

P.S. OH GOD, THE SHEER AMOUNT OF TASSELS.
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4  Uber-colourful Faerie Top in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by TheGoblinPrincess on: February 18, 2008 06:03:22 PM
I've started my costume for the Spoutwood Farm Fairie Festival.

This is the beginning.

After fully finishing one bodice the other day and deciding it wasn't colourful enough, I drafted this pattern, made a muslin, and completely constructed, beaded, and lined today. So, I feel accomplished.

Yes, I know, it's quite revealing. Faeries were never known for their modesty..

Here are the pictures.
Sorry for the weird lighting and bad quality. I took them with my MacBook.
Front

"Look, Mom, no make-up!"


Talking on the phone to the boyfriend who lives 535 miles away from me...


Still talking, but now smiling...

Back

This picture took far too many tries to get right.

It's made of rainbow batik, and the appliques are all leaf shaped and of various fabrics, including; three different shades of green wool felt, green and blue velvet, several different colours of confetti dot, irridescent taffeta, and some other things. Then I beaded the crap out of it.

It also has asymmetrical lacing up the back.

Tell me what you think. I think it might need some fringe or something along the bottom.  Maybe some string of beads looping about.

Love always,
Hayley Jane


EDIT:
Better close-up.


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5  How to make Garter Belts.....TUTORIAL UP! in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by TheGoblinPrincess on: October 06, 2006 08:38:46 PM
Guess who figured out how to make custom lightweight garter belts?
ME.
Guess who's putting a tutorial together soon to show you all?
ME.

I'll change the topic to show when the tute is up, hope you guys are as freaking EXCITED as I am.

Love,
Hayley Jane

Garter Belt Tutorial

You will definitely need:
4 Snaps
Elastic or ribbon
Fabric
Pins (these are handy)

I used, but you dont have to:
Grommets
Hammer
Basket full of kittens (okay, these werent used, but they kept me company)

STEP ONE:
Measuring!  Youre kind of making your own patern here, so measuring is important.  Meaure around where you want the belt to start, where you want it to end, and how long it is between those two points.  Record these numbers.  Now, divide the first two numbers by four in order to make your pattern.

STEP TWO:
Fabric time!  Fold it in half length wise and then not-length wise.  Along the not-length wise folded edge, mark how long the garter belt is supposed to be.  At the top of that, mark your top-divided-by-four number, at the bottom do the bottom-divided-by-four number.  Connect said two points with a slightly curvy line, like you were doing the top of an A-line skirt. Cut this out, unfold. It should look like


That.  You will need four of these pieces.

STEP THREE:
Mark how the garter belt should be shaped.  Mine looked like this.

Cut two of the panels in half to make your back panel.  Notice how one of those is a half?

STEP FOUR:
Sew two halves to one long panel, and then two halves to one long panel, on the slightly curvy line that we made earlier.  This is basic, you should know how to do this.
OBLIGATORY SEWING MACHINE SHOT!

When youre done, you should have two things that look like this.


STEP FIVE:
You know that elastic?  Yeah, that comes in handy right about now.  Cut four pieces, two being how long you want in the front plus about an inch, two being how long you want in the back plus about an inch. This is my elastic.


STEP SIX:
Using you hottttt sewing/pinning skillz, pin them in like this, sandwiched between the two panels you just made.  Obviously the ones meant for the front would go along the long panel, and the ones meant for the back would go with the two halves.

Sorry for the blur, but you know what I mean.

STEP SEVEN:
Stitch along the bat-wing curvy panel, reinforcing the places where the elastic is. See here:
  Tuck the elastic insind the two panels, and stitch across the top.  Dont catch the elastic in that top seam, pins are helpful for this.
When youre done, and everything it turned all right-side-out, it should look like this.


STEP EIGHT:
Turn in or under the ends, and stitch. LIKE THIS!


STEP NINE:
Make four little tabs of fabric, like this.

Turn them right-side out, finish the edges, blah blah blah.  Fold them in half and stitch one on each end of elastic, right side out.  Reinforce the backs.

Then sew hald a snap on the inside of each half of the tab.


STEP TEN:
Finish the back however you wish, be it with ribbon, grommets, whatever, just so you can actualy put it on.
I used grommets.


Ta-da! Youre done.  Heres my garter belt in action.  Yes, I do have Hello Kitty hot pants on. I made them myself!


Sorry for the blur.

Oh, you dont know how to actually put it on?  One hald of the snap goes on one side of the tights, the other goes on the other half, snap them togethervoila!  This is not meant for heavy-duty socks or tights.  This is meant for hosiery, fishnets, etc.

If you have any questions, just ask!
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6  Broken Heart Finishing School Shrug in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by TheGoblinPrincess on: September 07, 2006 02:00:10 PM
Heyo, Craftsters!
I made this cute little shrug for absolutely no reason at all, may put this up in webshop when I finally get it up and running, just wondering what you all think.

It's made of cute tiny maroon and black check, with mottled gold felt accents.  The buttons are both antique (mismatched, of course!), with an elastic loop to close it.  The back applique is slightly puffy (yay, polyfil!)







Yes, I do overuse the grunge brush in PhotoShop.

Love,
Hayley Jane
AKA The Goblin Princess
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7  The Great Converse Adventure! in Shoes: Completed Projects by TheGoblinPrincess on: July 25, 2006 05:51:00 PM
Greetings, good people of craftster!
I'm Hayley Jane (aka the goblin princess), and I'm a musician/costumer/clothing designer.
I'm new here, this is my first ever post, and this is also my first ever shoe-painting experience.

Love always,
Hayley Jane
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