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Topic: Leather jacket, Slippers, Robe, Cloak, Hat, Glittens, Scarf! Morbidly pic obese.  (Read 1875 times)
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Iokina
« on: January 05, 2012 01:55:16 AM »

I went a little crazy for Christmas this year! (and this isn't all of it!)

I thought about posting these separate but didn't want to seem like an attention whore!

I'm a costume tech for my university's theater department as well as a few other odd design jobs. I don't have any real 'training' besides working and my own practice. My boss gave me the keys to shop (only two blocks from my house!) and shop + winter break = sewpalooza! I made all of the following in the 2 weeks leading up to Christmas:

Winter Set

For my mom, free because all materials were scraps from costume shop. No patterns.










My mom and I going to Christmas Eve service!

Cloak

For my brother, who never leaves the house. Free, everything found in shop. No pattern.








There's crushed velvet in the hood! <3

Freudian Slippers (and robe)
For my dad, the psychologist. Get it?
Slippers were $9 for soles, no pattern. Robe was about $15 for fabric but I already had it so it was sort of free. pattern was a 70's dressing gown, single-sized, 12 inches too small. Grading grading grading!


The guts! The sole is made out of grippy fabric, leather, memory foam insoles from amazon, two layers of batting, and an Ultrasuede-like material. No pattern.


(the insert in the one slipper is after he wore them for like a week...he has uneven legs so he always puts those in one of his shoes)



(He's wearing this a little strangely....the cuffs aren't meant to be rolled, there is supposed to be a belt, and the lapel is a little off. Oh well!



Leather Jacket
Also for my mom. Bought 50sq ft of garment leather. Never worked with leather before! Made it in two days, so it's sadly imperfect. The hem is wonky and I need to go back through with an even stronger needle to fix some skipped stitches. $155 for leather, found lining and zipper. I heavily edited a pattern for this one.



Hand-embroidered my mom's name....hand embroidering leather is just a dumb idea!

You can see the most annoying skipped stitch - at the collar. My machine was just not having it! Also, check out the dotted line pattern next to the seams. I ran it through without thread to create that tiny detail on all the seams!


That's all for now - until I get pictures of my boyfriend's shirt, vest, and tie!
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« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2012 05:21:16 AM »

wow, all of these are amazing!
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« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2012 06:05:48 AM »

wow!
You are the clothing whisperer, to make so many things without a pattern, and everything is just awesome!
Mad skills!
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« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2012 06:49:41 AM »

excellent!! you are truly amazing!
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« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2012 07:28:23 AM »

I absolutely love these pieces! Especially the set you made for your mom (love the ruffle you did in the middle of the scarf)! You are amazing my dear!
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« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2012 08:22:45 AM »

I looked at your pictures before I read this:

I'm a costume tech for my university's theater department
but it makes sense! Everything looks really well made! Great job!


I thought about posting these separate but didn't want to seem like an attention whore!

Nah! Don't worry about that! They're all pretty different and awesome in their own right anyway! Smiley
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Iokina
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2012 10:31:59 PM »

wow, all of these are amazing!
Aww, thanks so much!
wow!
You are the clothing whisperer, to make so many things without a pattern, and everything is just awesome!
Mad skills!
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Oh goodness, I don't know about clothing whisperer, but maybe some day! Thanks so much! I really appreciate it!
excellent!! you are truly amazing!
Oh gosh, thanks!
I absolutely love these pieces! Especially the set you made for your mom (love the ruffle you did in the middle of the scarf)! You are amazing my dear!
I was pretty proud of the scarf, myself...The freedom of not needing it to 'fit' was just a great break from everything else! Thanks so much!!
I looked at your pictures before I read this:

I'm a costume tech for my university's theater department
but it makes sense! Everything looks really well made! Great job!


I thought about posting these separate but didn't want to seem like an attention whore!

Nah! Don't worry about that! They're all pretty different and awesome in their own right anyway! Smiley

Well I really do appreciate it, thanks so much for such a sweet comment!
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« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2012 02:17:27 PM »

While highly impressed with all of the sewing, I am super impressed with the leather work and the shoe making.

Tell people you make shoes and watch their heads go BOOM. Quite funny really.  Cheesy

Great work, all of it.
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Elphelba
« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2012 04:54:32 PM »

Nice job. Everything looks really neat and professional. I really like the scarf. Ruffles are always a good thing!
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Stop being so damned positive. Staring at the sun only blinds some one. By only looking at the positive, you miss an entire beautiful world of shadows and colors. Don't be overly negative, be realistic. The world is so much more complex and beautiful that way.
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