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11  BRICK: A dress in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by justinexcore on: June 10, 2007 01:59:00 PM
My sewing class got copious amounts of free fabric, so I snagged some brick red interlock and made a dress. Woo for free dress!

It was very simple to make. I basically just took a simple tanktop pattern, edited the neckline, slashed the front in half to add the panel for the faux buttons, gathered a rectangle that was twice the length of my waist for the skirt, and added a removable sash. It has hidden pockets as well.
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12  Prom Dress. Also known as "SATAN." //EDITED in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by justinexcore on: March 25, 2007 12:16:44 AM

The back's still undone because I was doing the zipper tonight and went, "Damn, I need a black zipper." And I didn't have a black zipper at hand. What do you think? White zipper or black zipper? Also, it's only basted on, hence the messiness.

This was the initial inspiration, and I modified this pattern to make it. It took me pretty much all of my spring break.

I shall post pics of me in it after my grad day... which isn't until May 17th, haha.

Here's a photo from my grad night. Better late than never, I guess. Oh, and I went with a white invisible zipper, which worked out fantastically.

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13  S-S-S-Sailor Shortssssss in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by justinexcore on: November 04, 2006 12:23:09 AM
I finally finished the pair of shorts that I designed and drafted for my sewing class. Everyone else was making hoodies, so I'm like, "I think I'll make shorts this term. Just 'cause."

I used denim with a slight stretch and fabric buttons. Homg, they are seriously my life. I think I'll make it an inch or two shorter, though, since it's high-waisted. I was going to add bound pockets at the back, but I got lazy.

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14  Peterpan collar + ruffled sleeves + fabric buttons + polkadots. in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by justinexcore on: August 26, 2006 12:39:45 AM

This is my first blouse. I've made patterns for dresses, skirts and knit shirts, but this is the first time I've successfully drafted a blouse that I actually finished. The sleeves and the collar pattern were also drafted by me. Took a while to get everything right. I think I did about 3 mock-ups because the fabric was from when I went to the Philippines a year ago and I only had about a yard or so of it, so I didn't want to mess it up.

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15  First Purse EVER (Marc Jacobs Stam-inspired, img heavy) in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by justinexcore on: August 10, 2006 09:41:39 PM
So a few days ago, I got this at the thriftstore:

And I am very much in love with this bag by Marc Jacobs, but I don't have $1200 to spend on a bag and besides, I already bought a knockoff from Aldo (which is getting pretty roughed up, so imagine that on a $1200 bag :|). So I decided, hey, what the heck, let's try and recreate it.

So about a yard of cotton broadcloth, fusable fleece, lining, zippers, and pin-pricked fingers later (oh, and the purse-making kit, which comes with the hardware and a pattern), I present you with this (I am going to heighten the suspense and show you the process  Wink ):

Quilting one way...

Then the other...

Twin-needles are so badass.

There is a reason why Marc Jacobs decided to make a Stam BAG and not a Stam DRESS:

Combine that with the lining and this awesome contraption:

And you finally end up with this:

The inside with enough pockets to hold my life stuff:

As you can see here, I got lazy and instead of handsewing the part that attached the purse to the hardware, I used the sewing machine. I'm going to pretend that I don't see it and you guys will do the same  Wink I plan on handsewing it some other time. How the purse works is that there are channels at the top of the purse, and you insert those two [ rods through them, then attach them to that bear trap-looking thing, and thus you have a purse. It's not a direct copy of the Stam, but I am planning on buying a gold chain to use as a strap.

This was a first for many things for me: a purse (I'm around the Clothing forums a lot Lips sealed ), quilting, and zipper pockets. To be honest, I'm not sure when I'll do my next, since I think I did a lot more seam-ripping than actual sewing for this one Cheesy

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16  "Justine, you can fit your head through those armholes... in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by justinexcore on: July 20, 2006 10:06:52 PM
... and your whole life in that pocket."

I am crazy over these kind of tops. This is the second one I made that has a similar style (huge neck, sleeveless). I don't know what they are called. But I shall coin a term yet, I will.

Fabric is stretchy jersey knit, pattern made by me, etc. etc.

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17  The Babydoll Pinafore of Love (literally) in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by justinexcore on: July 16, 2006 11:20:42 PM



On my headless self wearing a bulky slip:

This was for some livejournal Project Runway thing. We had to make a summer dress, except when I looked at my fabric stash, I had nothing but dark and/or non-matching fabrics, so I just took a gargantuan men's shirt and an old, fug shirt. I stencilled the hearts on said fug shirt, made the patterns, etc. It turned out okay, could've been better (the front could've been gathered like the front, I could've used some more fabric so that it flared out more, etc.).
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18  The Sundress of Ultimate...ness. in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by justinexcore on: June 14, 2006 10:08:39 PM
Last minute sewing + finals week defiinetely don't mix, yo. But this was due tomorrow and after many many many many many many hours o' slaving:

Designed and 90% drafted by yours truly (save for the bodice block that I pretty much 99% butchered). The skirt is capable of being a lot poofier, but sadly I don't have a petticoat. Maybe I should invest in one. Or make one. Haha.

ps: Invisible zippers = tool of devil.
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19  Kangaroo pockets? Check. Oversized neckline? Check. in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by justinexcore on: April 30, 2006 10:23:34 PM
XXL plain men's shirt into...

I took the original ribbed collar of the shirt and used it to make bands for the kangaroo pockets. The rest is design history. And hurrah for useless buttons.

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20  The Bubble Dress in Denial in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by justinexcore on: March 16, 2006 11:16:01 PM
I've been sewing today and yesterday because I had to hand something in, for I slack off in my textiles class (it's hard to get any work done when the other girls at your table only talk about meeting their trashiness quota and how big their boyfriends' penises are).

I want to call it a lantern dress, because it technically isn't a bubble dress because of the band at the bottom and it gives off more of a lantern shape. Plus, I'm not a big fan of bubble hems. It has pockets and the straps are braided. Not really the best sewing job ever and I don't know how I feel about it yet, but the sewing itch was really bad and I had been playing around with the design since January (seriously, I think I'd done frillions of sketches). Pattern made by me.
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