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1  CROCHET / Projects from The Happy Hooker by Debbie Stoller / Seija question - changing colours on: August 13, 2012 04:38:46 AM
Hey, I'm pretty new to crochet, figured HH was a good place to start! I am expecting my first baby in December and want to get some things crafted up before then. Seija looks pretty easy, can't go wrong with a big pile of dc, eh! The only issue I have is when changing colours. I've never really gotten it. The pattern says to fasten off and join next colour. Should I be finishing with a sl st then crocheting into the top of the last complete stitch with the new colour? Or should it be like the tapestry crochet that Stoller describes at. The start, where you just crochet over the long tail of the first colour? Any advice appreciated! The pictures in the book and here are so neat and flat, but the miniature sample I made didn't look so neat at all!
2  CLOTHING / Designer Clothing Homage / DKNY Scarf Blouse - help on: April 10, 2012 03:23:17 PM
I want to make this top. I'm thinking some big scarves, two holes for arms and I'm happy?! Maybe scoop the neckline a bit so it's not too slouchy around the neck, and possibly curve the hem up from the front corners, so the back isn't as long?

http://www.my-wardrobe.com/dkny/ivory-black-sleeveless-scarf-cozy-blouse-833675
3  U.K. AND IRELAND / IRELAND / Stitches Be Crazy - craft classes and more on: December 16, 2011 02:26:40 PM
Hi,

We teach various craft classes, sewing, hat and fascinator making, corsets, and more. Check out our website here where you can sign up to our newsletter, and find us on Facebook for instant updates and upcoming classes!
4  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / what?! an earring frame?! on: August 19, 2010 02:04:48 PM
a project that has been done countless times, but i wanted to share anyway  Tongue


5  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / corset boots on: July 15, 2010 01:36:25 PM
i found these amazing boots in a thrift store for 3, only i couldn't get them to close over my calves - a regular problem i come across, does anyone else find that?! anyway, i couldn't bear to let their platformy goodness go so i bought and little cutting, binding and eyelet-ing later, i have boots that corset at the back!  Grin
i'm MC'ing two burlesque shows this weekend - i have footwear sorted anyway!





i can't decide between rat-tail lacing or ribbon!





6  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / aayla secura - twi'lek jedi on: November 01, 2009 03:48:02 PM
Inspired by my love of Star Wars and Saturn's post http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=48539.0

I made the head piece, belt and crop top - all from fake leather. Boots, leggings and modified shirt were my own. Lightsabre borrowed from a little brother who is as equally Star Wars obsessive.  Grin

I've only got two pre-going-out pics - hopefully some better ones will roll in in the next few days.

posing in the hall, with mr. pumpkin sneakily checking me out, lol



posing with the bro

7  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Discussion and Questions / which wash cycle for procion mx dye? on: September 17, 2008 01:31:55 PM
Hi,

I'm dyeing a pair of jeans this evening using a procion mx dye. Just wondering if anyone knows which cycle I should run when putting the jeans into the washing machine? I know the normal cycle is around 2hours, but my machine has a program set for 30Celsius that takes about 40 minutes - will this do just as well? Is the machine cycle part of the process simply to wash the excess dye and dye-bath-water out of the jeans?

Thanks,

Shelly
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / gold raw silk dress on: May 18, 2008 07:35:25 AM
I'm at the end of my first year of a fashion design course, and for our exhibition we had to design, draft and construct a dress. I took Ancient Egypt as my influence, and came up with this...

It's unpressed and on a wonky slanty mannequin in these photos, but our opening night is on Tuesday, so hopefully I'll get better photos then.  Smiley

Flash


No flash


Do you like?  Smiley
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Native American inspired half-bodice thingy :) on: May 02, 2008 02:18:03 PM
Hello Craftsterites  Smiley

I mostly lurk here, and this is my first time posting a project. I made this for my combined materials module in colege. Taking inspiration from Native American breastplates, I drafted a half-bodice - I'm sure the real word is escaping me... bustier? corset? anyway... - and cut it out of plain ol' calico. I painted the panels, embroidered the eagle motif on and couched feathers and beads on too. A few eyelets hammered into the side back panels, leather thong laced through, and it was done. I kinda got sick of the sight of it, as I was only working on in during class time, so it took weeks and weeks - for such a small garment! However, on my day off yesterday, I took the finger out and got it finished - am now feeling a slight glow of acheivement.  Cheesy


Front


Back


Fuzzy close up of front panels


Prerequisite dodgy action shot  Grin


Reckon I'll pass the module if I present this?  Huh


Gah, forgot first time round I hadn't posted enough to be able to post photos!
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