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21  The Special Occassion-Free Little Black Dress in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by justinexcore on: January 28, 2006 12:44:24 AM
I wanted a little black dress that I can just romp around in, no special-occassion needed. I had the day off school today, so I decided to break in the serger that I got for Christmas.





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22  Heartattack! Nah, I was just yoking. in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by justinexcore on: August 31, 2005 11:47:37 PM
Oh boy, I am extremely lame tonight.

Youth Large t-shirt, buttons, red piping, red t-shirt, white fabric lying around. All yoke'd up. You know the drill.

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23  Re: Military Jacket'd! in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by justinexcore on: August 27, 2005 09:28:56 PM
That is insanely gorgeous.  you have no idea how much ienvy your skill and patience.  OH my.

Quite possibly THE best thing on craftster.

I would also like to know which materials you used and what patterns it is a moderation of.

Thank you! Smiley
The fabric is called "Dockers Twill". I used black cotton broadcloth with lots of interfacing on the collar and the cuffs, and the buttons are from Wal-Mart. It doesn't do up all the way in the front, just the bottom where I put a hook and eye.

The pattern that I modified was actually just your basic bodice of a dress (pic here), so in reality, you can take any bodice that you have lying around, add some princess seams to it, and you have your basic jacket bodice. The dress was 7889 Vogue (I found it at the thriftstore for 69 cents, ehehe). The bodice had the perfect length (just around the natural waist) and it also saved me the trouble of making up a collar pattern (although I had to make the collar smaller). I fixed it so it was less boxy, so it would have arm holes, and so it would have the corners on the front. I have a Gosu Rori (Gothic Lolita) japanese pattern book that I took the sleeves from (again, you can just take any sleeve patterns you have lying around and make it slightly larger for that princess-sleeve effect).

The lapels (for the buttons) are 1 1/2" wide (plus 1 cm seam allowance on both sides) and 5" tall (including seam allowance). I used the same lapel pattern for both the front and the shoulders of the jacket. The front facing and the back panels were all just hand-sketched until they looked right.

Picture of the pattern before cutting:

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24  Military Jacket'd! in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by justinexcore on: August 23, 2005 11:43:56 PM
This project took me a couple of weeeeeeks and drove me nearly insane. I made the patterns by altering various bodice and sleeve patterns that I had.

The stitching on the collar and the cuffs are actually the same color as the stitiching on the epaulets. My camera was being lame and stuff.
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25  Polkadotted 50's halter dress! in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by justinexcore on: July 28, 2005 12:51:02 AM
This week's sewing project was much more blistering than the last. I don't even remember last week's sewing project @_@

I started with this pattern, but the top ended up being way too big, so I scrapped it altogether and used the bodice of a vintage Simplicity pattern (which still ended up too big but was much easier to alter than its predecessor) and the skirt of another pattern.

My camera has trouble focusing :\ The belt is just a scrap that I put on (I have a black belt in keepin' it real!).
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26  Lace-up schoolgirl skirt (BATTLE ROYALE!) in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by justinexcore on: July 22, 2005 12:04:00 AM
I love Battle Royale too much, I think.

Three days in total spent on making a pattern for it, sewing (the sewing part was actually pretty minimal), spending hours ironing it in 30C weather (T_T), and hammering in the damn eyelets.

All well worth it (except I was stupid and forgot to buy the matching cord for the lace-up sides so I had to use some white bias tape I had lying around). I've been wanting one for aaaages and I couldn't find one online that was accurate enough, 'cause I'm anal for accuracy like that (plus it was a fun challenge, except for the risk of heat stroke).

So here be more pictures (my camera has a slight case of ADD so it has trouble focusing sometimes)!

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27  Gothic Lolita skirt (aka floofiest skirt ever) + skeleton shirt in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by justinexcore on: July 07, 2005 03:55:03 PM
This summer I plan on sewing one garment a week. Last week was the corset. This week, I made a replica of this skirt (since I didn't really have $100something dollars to throw around on pretty skirts Sad ). I ran out of fabric though (the whole thing took 2 and a half yards and has a circumference of almost 100 inches!), so I wasn't able to make a yoke.

And a long time ago, in mid June, I had nothing to wear for some year end awards thing at school, so I grabbed a large black t-shirt from my closet, resized it, added a banded bottom and puffed sleeves, and stencilled skeleton ribs on it.

An outfit photo just for the sake of it, haha:
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28  CORSET! featuring really large polkadots. in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by justinexcore on: June 30, 2005 10:29:04 AM


side flat

front flat

back flat

Just finished it yesterday to uh... celebrate the end of the 10th grade? Haha. I don't know. I plan to spend my whole summer vacation sewing my face off.

I used Simplicity 5006 but fixed it to add a lining. Plastic boning and grommets of doom.

The end.
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29  Re: Bunny-eared hoodie! in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by justinexcore on: May 24, 2005 08:46:52 PM
Haha, thanks guys!
Here's a pic of me with the hood on (excuse the blank expression, hahaha):

And to LaPrincapesaAlisia, a tutorial would be way too complicated! I suggest maybe just purchasing a hoodie pattern and just add lace trim on it and sketch out patterns for ears.
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30  Bunny-eared hoodie! in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by justinexcore on: May 23, 2005 09:05:45 AM
This is what computer deprivation can do to you!

Made from some thick jersey fabric ($2 per yard, holler!), yards upon yards of lace, bias tape and buttons. I modified some bodice patterns in the Gosu Rori 3 book and used an old hood pattern and added ears onto it. Buttonholes are a pain in the ass.

I leave you now with pictures!

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