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1  CANADA / British Columbia / Re: Vancouver Fabric Stores on: April 23, 2011 11:57:45 AM
I loooove the Sally Ann at 12th, was gonna go there today actually!
Yesterday I was at the VV on Victoria and it had an obscene amount of patterns from what seemed like every decade 60s and up.  I got one for "maternity" tops but are just babydoll dresses by today's standards.
Also went to Dressew after my last post and they had current Burda patterns!  Nothing really caught my eye enough to pick one up though.  Since they're known for their horrible service I advise going before noon, might have been a fluke but the few employees that helped me were beyond sweet. 
2  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Upholstered Bohemian Trunk on: April 22, 2011 03:13:44 PM
I am so incredibly jealous of that trunk in the first place let alone after the recon!  Also, spray adhesive is one of the best things eveeeeerrrr!!!
3  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Suitcase Table on: April 22, 2011 03:10:00 PM
I ended up lurking the Lark & Lola site from this and loooooove it!  I also found a free black suitcase (!!) and took it for the purpose of making it into a table to put my turntable in.  Turned (puns) out that the suitcase was about an inch too small for it! Cry

I like that you made an all-white table to use for Wii related storage!
4  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Re: rock our with your lady-Spock out! on: April 19, 2011 09:47:54 PM
awe thanks everyone!  *blush*
I went to makeup school so I hoped I'd at least get that part right, haha!  And I'm a redhead, that's a tiny wig, but used to idolize the fictional characters of Enid and Daria in my teens (actually I was Daria for Halloween the year before!).  I encourage you all to make your own and share them! 

Trekkies do it in the final frontier  Wink
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: single sleeved black velvet LBD on: April 17, 2011 05:23:21 PM
Awe shucks, thanks!  I don't think we have Joanne's Fabrics in this crazy land of Canada, I just go to the local fabric haven called Dressew.  It has the cheapest, most random sewing related items everrrr!
6  CANADA / British Columbia / Re: Vancouver Fabric Stores on: April 15, 2011 11:46:57 PM
I hope this thread isn't too dead?

I've only been to Dressew in the few years I've been here and have no idea where to but patterns from!  I rarely use them and it's just not the same to buy them online and print them out.   I know there's a newer boutique style store at Fraser & 15th that has rad/harder to find patterns that are pricier but I want the good ol' Simplicity and Burda kind.  Or if you know of any thrift stores that have used and vintage ones that would be even better!

xoxo
7  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Re: rock our with your lady-Spock out! on: April 15, 2011 10:43:28 PM
Thanks!  I totally did, you can kind of tell in the first pic.  I might just make more of them to put on everything else I own, haha.  Trek yerself before you wreck yerself!
8  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / rock our with your lady-Spock out! on: April 15, 2011 10:22:13 PM
So technically I made this for Halloween but really, I'd wear it every day if I could.  Or if there were a convention in town any time soon!
The shirt came from a little thrift store that also had the exact same sparkly gold binding I needed for the sleeves!  Had to make it fit first and cropped the sleeves a little.  The badge was black denim I drew out then painted and the black collar came off of one of my oversized Trek t-shirts that I was going to alter anyways.





Geek love.
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / single sleeved black velvet LBD on: April 15, 2011 10:12:55 PM
So I realize that our staff Christmas party dresses were all posted long ago but I've been m.i.a. from around here for a long time and haven't made much else lately.
Basically if I sew something it's because I'm obsessively picky and can't find exactly what I'm looking for.  This was originally going to be long sleeved with a scooped back but I knew I'd be sweating balls by the end of the night.  Bought some kraft paper and traced a long t-shirt and the sleeve of another one and just kinda made it up as I went.  Didn't get enough pictures though (ignore the stupid faces...).
The inspiration came from listening to too much Nick Cave and 45 Grave all winter while not being able to really afford anything from the Urban Outfitters website.  This also cost me less than $20 including the applique and over a meter of fabric leftover. 




sequinariffic!
10  NEEDLEWORK / Sublime Stitching Embroidery / Re: Mermaid Tote-bag on: October 11, 2009 09:12:23 PM
I agree, the choice of stitching (and the work!) is superb!  Do you find it harder or easier to embroider on canvas?  I just picked up some totes and have only worked on t-shirts or soft fabric before and don't know what I'm getting into.  Smiley
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