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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / world's comfiest prom dress (made of t-shirts) on: May 31, 2009 05:32:54 AM
This year I decided to make all my own formals, but after making a nice homecoming dress I got bored and wanted something a little less traditional.
A couple of years ago I saw a t shirt wedding gown in a craft book and promptly forgot about it, untill I saw this: http://www.stylehive.com/bookmark/tshirt-ball-gown-522617
I instantly fell in love it, (who wouldn't?) but it costs a lot of money I don't have and fits a body that's a far cry from my own.

so I drafted my first pattern and came up with my own version:


That gives you an idea of the whole dress, but the bodice is a little wrinkled. I have hideous posture.


back lace-up detail (the ribbon says happy birthday on it..this is what happens when you live in an area with but one craft shop)


bettter picture of the bodice

The theme was masquerade, or something like that, which we translated to mean over the top sunglasses. I do not know how we arrived at that conclusion. It may have something to do with the fact that we are awesome.

Also, I feel obligated to mention the gloves were actually 1920s gloves. (eep!)

the end.
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / I'm no angel (victoria secret top- HELP VERY MUCH NEEDED) on: September 18, 2008 12:37:12 PM
So here's the thing:
I love this shirt


And I would very much like to wear it to homecoming, which is on...ohhh...october fourth. (Isn't it great how I give myself all this time to work with? not?)

And I haven't the slightest idea how to make it.
So if you happen to be one of those brilliant people who can look at a picture of a shirt and then break down detailed instructions for how to make said shirt, now would be a fantastic time to excersize this ability. (and if you do, I can personally guarantee you a gatrillion good karma points) (okay, so technically I don't have the power to bestow karma points. But I'm sure whoever is in charge of this will happily give you some)

ANY AND ALL HELP WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECHIATED.
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / my hips are being RETARDED, pleeeeeease somebody help me. on: October 29, 2007 11:50:30 PM
here is the first dress I have ever made, ever.
loosely based off of a dress I saw on this site, can't remember which though.

Obviously, the problem here is that IT LOOKS LIKE CRAP.
It's just that  I've been very blessed in the hip area and less blessed in the boob department [see? doesn't that sound so much better than I'M A FREAKING PEAR? it does, don't it?] and this style looks like crap on me. oh well, can't be helped.
Here's the real problem: this was actually just the mock-up. I've got some lovely silky black fabric I wanted to use for the real dress. Thing is, I no longer want to make this dress because now I know how bad it will look. So does anyone have an idea for another style/pattern I can use that will look good on my body type?
any help is apprechiated. seriously. any help. I'm really stuck here.
cheers!
4  EUROPE / GERMANY / Stuttgart thrift/craft shops! on: October 02, 2007 11:43:23 PM
Guten Morgen!
[sorry kids, that's about as far as my German goes right now..please excuse my american ignorance  Grin ]

I'm moving to Stuttgart this summer..Does anyone know of any thrift shops or crafting stores in the area?

thhhhanks.
5  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / clown-vomit coloured head belt on: October 02, 2007 05:52:02 AM

I have a sneaking suspicion that there is an actual name for such a headband,  but I'll admit I have no idea what it is. So I have dubbed it a headbelt, because it vaguely reminds me of something rainbow brite would wear.

tada!

tada again!

I think I got the idea to make this off of craftster, but obviously it didn't go so well.

No idea what the yarn is called, it's made of half a skein of whatever my friend sent me. (oh, the woes of not having a fabric/craft store in the whole darn country) I'm calling it clown vomit, because...well it looks like clown vomit to me. Not that I have a clue of what clown vomit looks like.
Erm..no pattern either, which is why it looks so wonky. But then, that may have something to do with the fact that I was watching a talk show with Paris Hilton at the time. It's rather hard to concentrate on crocheting and whatnot while yelling "PARIS YOU LYING FOOL! MY MOTHER HAS NICER CHEEKBONES THAN YOU DO!" at the same time.

well...kudos if you made it through my rambling babble.
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Threadless T to hoodie on: October 02, 2007 05:35:17 AM
Well, I suppose technically it's not a hoodie, as it has neither pockets nor zipper..which would make it something more along the lines of "hooded shirt"..but let's face it: hoodie has such a nice ring to it.

So the story behind this is, I found out we're moving out of the desert and into Germany next summer.
My first reaction to this was not "oooooh goodie, CULTURE!" but "ooooh goodie, I CAN WEAR HOODIES AGAIN!"

Anyways, a few weeks later I was browsing on threadless and fell deeply, madly and passionantly in love with this  design: http://www.threadless.com/product/810/Living_In_Harmony.But instead of forking over the FOURTY BUCKS *gasp* for the hoodie, I bought the shirt on sale, and then in true crafting fashion, made one myself.
tada!

the sleeves I did too, they're the sleeves of a white long sleeved shirt I hacked off and tie-dyed.

lovely shot of the huuuuuuge hood.

you like?
7  CRAFTING FOR GOOD AND NOT EVIL / Crafty Charitable/Social Causes / aby blankets for Bots on: September 19, 2007 09:36:38 AM
Hey fellow Crafters, greetings from sunny Botswana!

I have come to ask for your help.

See, a couple weeks ago I donated some baby blankets to the maternity ward of the local hospital for a Personal Progress project (personal progress, by the way, is a program in my church: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints).
What I saw there shocked me.
8  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Losing my marbles over this darn necklace! on: May 08, 2007 01:48:39 PM
So here's the thing:
I really really really really want to make a long necklace out of marble beads. Not a necklace with a marble pendant, mind, but the whole thing to be made out of marbles.
My original idea was just to drill holes through the marbles, but two exploded marbles and a ban from the power tools later, I'm back where I started from.
From there I decided that maybe I could wrap them in some kind of material and tie the ends with ribbon. You know those necklaces that were really in style last year? Pearl-type beads wrapped in lace or netting or somthing like that and tied with ribbon? I mean one of those. But unlike with those, I still want to be able to see the pretty swirly glass inside of the marble. So I thought I could do it with saran wrap. However, the amount of saran wrap it takes to safely hold the darn thing together is still too much to see the marble, and therefor defeating the whole point of the saran wrap.
Now I can only think of doing pendant-like wire wrapping only on every single one of them (and we're talking like, fifty marbles here) it would take forever and use waaay more wire than my allowance can make up for.

Basically, I've pretty much come to the end of my rope here. ANY ideas would be apprechiated, as well as tips on what I possibly did wrong(?)

Thanks!
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