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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Little black lolita-inspired summer dress. on: July 05, 2009 04:21:37 PM
I was thinking Lydia from Beetlejuice on a summer picnic.

Its pretty, light black cotton with silver pinstripes. Lace sleeves and lace on the collar, with a little tie at the collar.

We used it in a photo shoot Smiley All photo credit to Mr. Jay London!!! <3








2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / U.R.A. fever, U.R.A. fever, you ain't born typical. (red dress.) on: June 11, 2009 12:33:08 PM
I'm back from the dead.

I sewed this in about a half hour. Its unfinished and raw and amazing and comfortable.



Boring, right?



V neck, American Apparel-style lazy sleeves.



And then I turn around!



Delicious.

Sorry for the Photobooth photos. Somebody stole my camera at a party I had. I hope they're proud of the clunky pink thing, that they dont have the USB cord for. Jerks.
3  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / A strange muppet-y chain scarf/necklace/thing. on: April 22, 2009 02:38:13 PM
I saw these floating around, and I was like, you know what, Kermit-colored yarn? Lets do this.





Was not actually delicious.



I'm a hand model.

So, I basically just chained 6, joined with a slip stitch, then half-double crocheted in the round until the link was around 8 inches long. Then I slip-stitched it together, and proceeded to do the same with about ten or eleven of those guys. I used worsted weight silk/wool blend + an H hook.

A quick project. Easy peasy. And really dynamic looking. My coworkers enjoyed it and I got a bunch of compliments on it at the weirdo head shop by work. (No, I did not buy a bong.)

4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / really really ridiculously shiny bathing suit. on: April 05, 2009 08:17:57 PM
'Cause I'm obnoxious, but I cant justify spending 80 bucks on a damn AA suit.

Instead I spent 7.

1/4 of a yard of this stuff + 1/4 of lining fabric later...oh and about six hours, we get this baby.

I feel like it should have a sound effect for the shiny.



Detail of front:



And the back of the top:



Got lazy and instead of shortening the back part (it was already serged to the lining) I just pleated it.

The bottoms are just boring side-tie ones. I didn't think anyone needed crotch/booty shots.
5  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Baby Showers And Gifts For New Babies / Help! Relatively quick ideas for a pregnant punk rock couple. on: October 28, 2008 01:21:56 PM
My friends are pregnant! Unfortunately I just got my invitation, and its on Saturday, the 8th of November.

Any ideas for handmade presents? I can sew clothing and bags and stuff very well, crochet pretty good/fast, and knit but only at a snails pace.

The parents have a lot of tattoos, they have pugs, and they're both second-gen Mexican. (That sounds weird)
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / 2 simple dresses, kimono inspired and houndstooth! on: January 21, 2008 11:29:33 PM
So I haven't been active on the clothing front lately. My friends all got pregnant. I've been baby blanketing, via crocheting. Its...more portable?

Anyway, the other week I stayed up way too late and ordered fabric in an insomnia-inspired haze. I bought this awesome print and made this awesome kimono-inspired dress. The fabric drapes beautifully. I just wish it was warm enough to wear without tights because I dont have any that coordinate properly with the dress...I do, however, own coordinating boots. Hooray!



And next up we have a houndstooth dress, being modeled sadly by my dress form that I hate.



I realize I should have modeled this one on myself, as the empire waist is very boob-friendly. I dont know if you can tell, but the sleeve balloon over the cuffs slightly. Its really pretty.
7  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Delightfully teal and brown brimmed beanie guy type thing deal. on: January 09, 2008 11:34:44 PM
Its 2:30 AM! I made a hat! It is this hat! http://www.steigerbeat.com/patternvb.html

It was quick and the pattern is really simple. Recommended.

I made it with Moda Dea Washable Wool in the teal color and the brown. Its really pretty and soft and has a beautiful slight sheen to it. Does it need buttons?




8  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Super-simple front-post dc cowl scarf. on: December 30, 2007 06:03:47 PM
I've been lusting over a cowl scarf forever, since the little dangly bits on my conventional scarves have been bugging the crap outta me, so I picked up a skein of Thick n Quick an a Q hook on Friday night. Two hours later I had this...



Woo woo blue steel anyone?



Closer.



The "front"



The "back".

I crocheted it in the round. This was my first time playing around with front-post dc and I kind of love it a lot. The texture it creates on both sides is just so pretty.

Its so smushy and lovely. I've been wearing it for the past few days nonstop. Apologizes for the iSight photos...I'm just really lazy.
9  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / We made a bunchies! on: December 23, 2007 11:03:57 PM
What is a bunchies? He's this guy: http://www.wildpixels.com/bunchies/ He's as old as the internet itself, or something.

Anyway, my boyfriend and I are weenies and one day, the summer before last, I was playing around with some green clay and decided to make him a present. I made the basic shape of him out of tin foil and used just one teeny block of Sculpey for the rest of him. He was baked, and I colored in his eyes with a Sharpie. I brought him over to give to my boyfriend and he decided he needed to be painted. We matched him as best we could and he became this guy:











Apologies for the less than stellar photo quality.
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / The glorious hip-shot winter coat of green corduroy and vintage buttons. on: November 02, 2007 11:45:38 PM
***Decent-er photos, I guess.***


 I went to the mall, the local fashionable places, and the vintage shop looking for a simple item: A mid-thigh length coat, preferably green, preferably wool.

Oh, and NOT four hundred dollars.

I guess I'm just too picky.

I said screw it, went to Jo-Anns the next day, found some corduroy (screw wool, I dont want to mess something up using wool) and some cute blue plaid flannel for lining.

I picked up a pattern but it was meh-ed right before entering the checkout. How hard could this be, I asked myself? I'm a pretty good seamstress. I dont usually use patterns. **Just to clarify, I didn't end up making anything like what the pattern looked like.**

Turns out it really wasn't hard at all. I even sucked it up and made buttonholes. I lined it in the most ass-backwards way possible (but it looks good) and the collar was a happy accident. The darts turned out fantastic and the pleats are my favorite part. The corduroy is rumpled but then again, so am I. The buttons are vintage leather square buttons that I found in my grandma's button box.

Without further ado, here it be:

















Built-in drama queen collar!
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