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roxxerz
« 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


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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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« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2008 03:46:50 PM »

i think the word you want is corset... but all apply.
i like it, it looks really intricate.
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« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2008 05:45:20 PM »

oh wow!! this is incredible! I didn't read the post properly the first time and thought it was suede leather! Reading back over your post, I am VERY IMPRESSED! Calico!!
You are gonna pass girl!
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« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2008 07:20:24 PM »

lovely.
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« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2008 08:26:36 PM »

I love Native American style stuff Smiley  Very awesome.
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« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2008 05:20:45 PM »

i love this !!!
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« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2008 06:58:03 PM »

Thats cool!
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« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2008 08:16:07 AM »

the calico we have here is dodgy and yelloish and sick looking.
how come yours looks so good?or is it because you painted it?it looks like leather.awesome!
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roxxerz
« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2008 04:58:10 PM »

adnalie, sounds like the same calico we have here - yellow and dodgy! But yes, the painting changed the texture of it. Once the paint had set, I scrunched the panels in my hands, and then ironed them out again, which gave it that leathery look... which was completely unintentional, but it fit in with the theme of the project! Yay!

You never mess up... you just find "design opportunities".  Grin
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