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LetterGhost
« on: November 17, 2007 03:49:11 PM »

Hello all, I am so excited about teaching myself to sew. I've had my mom's sewing machine on long-term loan for a while but I only just figured out a few weeks ago why it wasn't working for me (didn't know the presser foot lever existed. Seriously. Roll Eyes) But I've just been zooming along since then! So far I am restricting myself to stretchy fabrics because it seems way easier.

I'm a big fan of comics of all sorts, so I was super excited to find this cool Japanese T-shirt second-hand (I actually exclaimed, "Yoink!!" out loud as I grabbed it in the store). The shirt was too big for me, and I badly wanted it to be a dress. I took two other shirts that I never wore and threw this together. I'm so proud that it actually fits me, even more proud that it actually looks cool.

(I'm not photogenic but, since I personally prefer to see Craftsters enjoying their crafts, I'm sucking it up...)

(I'm wearing a long sleeve Tee under it. And apparently something unsettling is happening just off to my left. So bad at posing.)

Here's my half-mannequin Elizabeth wearing it. It looks better on her because she's, like, 36-20-34 with a 7-inch neck.

(And that's one of my helper-cats, the "good" helper who likes to curl up quietly on a pile of scraps and sleep beside the sewing machine.)

Close-up of awesome fabric. Little kids versus biker gang, apparently.

(That's the "bad" helper who likes to wrestle with clothes that I'm trying to pin and run off with the measuring tape. So cute though.)

This sweater is a combination of two Value Village items--the pink top I loved, but it was a bit too snug (it's a child's shirt.) The brown sweater was way too big.

On me


On the floor.

I didn't actually sew in the zipper, I just cut that whole strip off the other sweater.

Sorry about the ridiculously long post, can you tell I'm just super excited about sewing? It's so much easier to make clothes than I thought it would be!! Now, I just have to learn to read patterns...

thanks for looking!!
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goofipinay
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2007 04:30:31 PM »

I love the first one =]
It's great

the first thing I noticed is that your hair matched xD
but anyway, I like how it looks with the long sleeves underneath
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« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2007 04:36:09 PM »

for being new at sewing, you did an amazing job. Smiley I especially love the jacket. So smart!
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« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2007 04:43:34 PM »

"Here's my half-mannequin Elizabeth wearing it."
Oh yeah! Cheesy
(That's my name too >< but thankfully I'm not quite as disproportionate)

And I so love the second one - especially the pink bit! Cheesy
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julianapegas
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2007 04:48:05 PM »

God!!! I love the fabric *_*
By the way, this manga is called Dr. Slump, and is by Akira Toriyama. Try to read it if you can, it's really funny =]

I liked your solution for the pink and brown shirt... I think I'm going to copy this someday XD
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LetterGhost
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2007 05:29:33 PM »

thanks for the kind comments!!! Juliana, thanks for letting me know which manga the fabric is from! I thought that it looked a lot like Dragon Ball but I figured it was just another artist ripping off the style....shows what I know. I don't keep up with manga as much as I used to.
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« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2007 06:34:25 PM »

Very cool - keep on sewing, as I would love to see more of your stuff! Wink
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« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2007 09:02:40 PM »

you have no idea what i would do for a manga dress. what kind of comics do you read? heart it all by the way Smiley
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LetterGhost
« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2007 11:11:14 AM »

thank you! Yeah, that manga shirt was definitely my best thrift find! I also just found a gigantic old Ranma 1/2 T-shirt (yay!) that I bought years ago but stopped wearing because it's massive, so I'll be making myself another geeky dress soon-ish (also have a Wolverine T-shirt, oh and a Batman T, in my Value Village stash... I'm such a nerd). Cocomoo, I read all kinds of comics, though I haven't read many Japanese comics lately aside from Yoshihiro Tatsumi's, and I really only read superheroes when I'm feeling nostalgic. My fave type of comics are the Fantagraphics, Top Shelf, Pantheon, and Drawn & Quarterly graphic novels (favourite books are definitely Craig Thompson's Blankets, David B's Epileptic, and anything by Daniel Clowes.) I'm also working on my own graphic novel, to be put online soon, so keep an eye out for a link in my signature Wink
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julianapegas
« Reply #9 on: November 18, 2007 06:25:27 PM »

thanks for the kind comments!!! Juliana, thanks for letting me know which manga the fabric is from! I thought that it looked a lot like Dragon Ball but I figured it was just another artist ripping off the style....shows what I know. I don't keep up with manga as much as I used to.
Haha, it's normal to think that if you didn't know the series... rip-offs happen very often =P
Recently, a friend showed me a manga (and it wasn't even fan art!) that I could swear it was drawn by the same guy that draws One Piece >.<

I'm curious about the Ranma 1/2 dress =D

And good luck with your graphic novel ^^
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