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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Origami bird and blossom! on: September 18, 2007 04:32:48 PM
Oooh, I'm digging the origami elephant and crane ideas. A turtle too! Well, I'm off to buy some blank t-shirts on Thursday so I might have to use them.

And cajunclover, unfortunately yes it was already that shape. I'm horrendously lacking in the sewing skills department. It's probably something I should look into, actually. Maybe I'll buy a pattern and some cheap fabric whilst I'm buying t-shirts.
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Origami bird and blossom! on: September 18, 2007 07:58:58 AM
Thank you all very much!

Yup, I freehanded it and I used 'Encre Pigment Ink Zig Textile Markers' (I think, I'm not a fabric pen expert) which are double-ended, one with a big nib and the other with a finer nib. I got them from my local art shop. They are pretty expensive (2 quid a pop) but worth it as I reckon they'll last me a good while.
I heat sealed them by just ironing over it for a few minutes and it's sealed well as my mate has washed the t-shirt with no problems.

I would submit it to Threadless but I'm pretty such it has to be a digitally-designed image and I'm hopeless with Photoshop...

I quite like the origami idea so I might try a few more shirts with various origami animals on. Any thoughts?
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Red Ant Dress on: September 18, 2007 02:35:51 AM
The fabric is genius! And I love the detail around the waist too.
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Origami bird and blossom! on: September 18, 2007 02:34:52 AM
I hope this is the right category to stick this in!

Basically, I made this t-shirt for my mate's birthday. I bought a plain Topshop t-shirt and then drew a design of my own making on it with fabric pens. I decided to do this particular design because she loves all things Japanese!

The whole thing.

The origami bird.

Blossom detail.

5  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / Re: Whaam! on: September 18, 2007 02:29:34 AM
Cheers guys!

In response to your questions:

They should withstand reasonably well to getting wet as I've ironed the canvas and sealed the ink in but I wouldn't recommend wearing them on a very wet day (which I wouldn't anyway because they're canvas and my feet would get wet). I can't tell you exactly, however, as I gave them away to a friend.

No, I didn't use a stencil, I just copied them freehand. It was easier than I expected, actually. And having fabric pens with fine nibs helped enormously.

I've got a few more pairs of canvas shoes (not exactly in the same style- these ones have rubber toe caps) that I want to decorate so if any of you lovely people have any ideas of designs/pieces of art/comic books I could draw on them, I would very much appreciate it.
6  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / Whaam! on: September 17, 2007 03:19:13 PM
I created these shoes out of some charity shop plain white canvas shoes I bought for two quid then fabric penned. I ironed them to seal the ink (which was a pain!) and then sealed it with some shoe spray I bought from a shoe shop.
The picture on them is from 'Wham' by Roy Lichtenstein.

Here they are, minus their laces:

7  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Unrequited Love on: September 17, 2007 03:17:59 PM
Very cute indeed!
8  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / Re: I jumped on the shoe bandwagon...(img heavy) on: September 17, 2007 03:14:02 PM
The second ones are gorgeous! Kudos!
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: JOODITO more HIGH COLLARS ... and a hood. on: August 12, 2007 04:01:50 PM
Bloody brilliant.

'Nuff said.
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: First sewing project! Vintage dress! on: July 20, 2007 01:50:49 AM
Gorgeous! It looks lovely on you and the fit is really flattering.
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