So, last year I made myself a bookbag for school. It was disproportionate, hastily made, and kind of ugly. Sadly I didn't like it enough for pictures, so you just try to picture an ugly, crap-made bag. I was discouraged, but used it for about six months before it started to fall apart. . Still, I liked having a bag I made, and using a retail backpack made me feel boring.
Fate smiled on me, and my clone-bag started tearing on the bottom. Terrified of it ripping and all of my stuff falling down the stairs during passing-time rush.. I set about making BAG THE II!
The back: (Straps read: LIZMAT and Liz Mat Sews, in a blatant tribute to MEEEE)
(IT COULD EAT YOU FOR BREAKFAST!)
Oblig. Action Shoooot:
Needless to say, I'm really proud. I didn't know I could produce such a quality product.. like, I rocked my own pants off. I don't mean to seem too into myself.. but it's a really huuge accomplishment for me. (Also everyone talks about it at school, and that is what matters in life)
I found out about three weeks ago that I needed to put together a portfolio for a Nat'l Portfolio Review day at MCAD, so I've spent the past 18 days or so sewing almost nonstop, to throw together something for feedback.
But I must be needy, because I want my fellow craftsters' feedback as well. Please give me any comments/criticisms for the portfolio. I'll only post pieces I haven't posted on here before, and of course any advice would be helpful (translation: tear me to pieces and make me cry, because I want to improve!)
So yesterday I went on a biking-escapade with my cycling buddy and we stopped at a kitschy antique store "cellar door," where I picked up this amazing fabric for $2, it's some sort of weird, old-lady texture that if I knew more about fabric i could tell you about.
later that night:
(whoo, it's been a long time, I almost forgot how to incorporate images into forum posts.)
Hey guys sorry for the delayyyed response, the party was actually on Saturday and a pretty good success. My goal was for fifty people in attendance, and we got fifty exactly paying to get in, although I did charge the people in sewing club also (only two actually showed up to set up, and one came later, so i didnt feel too bad about it). A lot of people left in the first hour, because I didn't get things started for too long, I overestimated the margin I should leave to let people show up, but once things got started it definitely started getting better.
I did the bitchy and most cost-effecient way to get food, had people bring it, and I think that we had enough to keep people satisfied. Soda was for the most part fifty cents, and we brought in six dollars due to lots of people just stealing the cans. Overall though, at four dollars a ticket, we earned $206!! If you add that to the 60/70 dollars left from our last fundraiser, we are pretty darn close to getting a serger!
Anyway, pictures from the event, if you're interested?
Homemade dress, Cyber-Flapper
Mine! Homemade costume, Velma
My Co-President, and Mystery-Solving Partner in her (also homemade) Daphne costume
Homemade Katz costume (From Courage the Cowardly Dog)
homecoming dress, made without a pattern with the design made up as I go. Mostly for to see if i could pull off a bodice without a pattern (not the greatest fabric to test on, but im sure if i chose a better one i could've finessed it without the gathered neckline)
I found some carrot fabric at hancocks on sale for cheap, that I absolutely had to have. So i bought a yard or two or three (cant rememember), and I've already made absolutely the most amazing bag out of it (which I may or may not have posted), and tonight instead of doing my homework or sleeping or anything, I made a pair of blue underpanties and this skirt! Fabulous!
If I had any answers I'd give them, but alas, all I have are questions (really just a need for opinions.)
I'm thinking of cutting my hair short again (oh no, reposting a picture! It's actually like, a page back, but I'm reposting it with a new question. Hope it's okay with everybody)
BUT! I want to add in bits of green along my "bangs" (whatever you want to call that hair on my forehead that results from my side part), but not along my entire head...
(sorry for the weird photoshopped colors, I just kinda painted them in.) (that's not me)
Is this advisable? How much would it cost if I got it cut at cost cutters (ten dollar haircut)? regis(twenty dollar haircut)? inspirations salon(thirty-five dollar haircut)? Do most hair places have green dye? Plz advise?
man, i'm stuck. I love how my hair does this flip out at the end when it's the length it is now, which it wont do when its short, but i adore my hair short. I am definitely getting my hair cut before school (its crooked right now, my last haircut was a waste of money and time.. whatever).
Should I just trim it or cut it down? Here's the story of my hair....
My hair long, in pigtails, beginning of last summer. I wore pigtails just about every day for a long time because i disliked my hair, once again, whatever. I loved my pigtails.
here's the before picture for my fourth of july 06 haircut
and heres the after
and heres about where it is now:
it's a tad longer and a bit flippier on the ends. Quite a bit flippier, actually.