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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Black Gown from a dream (image heavy) on: September 02, 2008 01:04:24 PM
A friends friend came to me a while back, saying how she heard i was a seamstress, and asking if i would make her a dress. naturally i said sure, bring me a sketch or pictures of what she wanted it to look like, and I would estimate a price.

This is the final project, its made out of Tessa Sating and I'm guessing bridal chiffon. The chiffon... as always was a pain to sew... I always say never again to it... but i always end up doing just this one LAST project... *sigh* I'm doomed to chiffon forever i guess

The Specifics are as Follows:
-3/4 circle skirt of black Tessa sating with chiffon panel overlays.
-Fitted bodice of Tessa sating overlayed with chiffon and embroidered with Greek Squares at the neck and the waist
-Sleeves are fitted to the elbow and flair out below the elbow and gathered, but can be un-gathered to cover the wrist. Embroidered with same Greek squares allong bicep and elbow edges
-Back laces up with a 2" gap

The Embroidery details

Back Dress

2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Red and Black party dress! on: April 04, 2008 02:03:29 PM
I made this for a semi formal fund raiser that I went to, for the Women In Need store. I didn't want to wear something i already owned, so I made it.

I used some old fabric i had bought at a new years sale at Fabric Land. a sheer black stretchy fabric, with starkly red vine patterns. the under layer was a wine red taffeta i bought from Capital iron on their discount table... and the Black lining.. well i talked my mom into buying it for me... Tongue the straps and lacing are a 2" wide black ribbon, which i just folded to the width i wanted... (go figure, the fabric store runs out of the ribbon width i wanted in black... had every other colour but black...)

The back has a invisible zipper, the sides have faux lacing. the top is a deep cut V with a halter top. the skirt is a multi layered handkerchief style.

After fighting with the bodice, it is a size too small for me in the chest..

And the action shot, with one of my dates
3  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Haloween Costume 2007 on: April 04, 2008 12:35:48 PM
I wasn't sure what I wanted to be for Halloween that year. i had an idea for the Male envisioned of an evil female cleric.... well dint really turn out.. but hey! still a good costume.

The black dress is made of an old value village costume, with the shoulders cut off and the front make into a keyhole neckline. It had slits up each leg that go to the upper thigh. The sleeves have a slight flair at the elbow, and drape down.

The waist cincher has hook and eye's up the center front, and laces up the side, its made of red satin, and lined with the same fabric. It has boning up each seam to hold the shape

I wore fishnets and knee high leather boots to  finish off the costume...

I only have the one picture. Sad
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / First time T shirt Re vamps! on: April 04, 2008 12:24:59 PM
What does everyone do when they cant sleep at night? They cut up their T shirts!

I've had theses T's for a few years now, and never really liked wearing normal close collared T's.

this one says its kinda cute how dumb you are. I cut the neckline, removed the sleeves, and took a 4 inch section out of the center back, making the tie's with the excess fabric. I cut holes every inch or so allong the cut sides of the center back, and laced it up!

I've had quite a few compliments about this one from people.... a bit breezy up the back though

This one says "some girls are born lucky, their called Canadian" It's my Canada day shirt, Hope it doesn't offend anyone... :S
I cut one inch from each side of the shirt, and cut holes for lacing. I cut the sleeves off and remove shoulder from left shoulder to right underarm and cut off bottom hem to make the lacing's.

Behold the Clutter that is my room!
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / White Linnen under dress on: April 04, 2008 12:11:01 PM
Made for my SCA costumes, its made as close to historically possible as i could, using a pattern that replicates the medieval pattern style.

the whole body and most of the sleeves are made from one piece of fabric, I added another piece of fabric to each sleeve, to make them long enough to reach the wrist. with the excess fabric i added two gores per sides on the skirt, to make it nice and full. I top stitched all the seam allowances by hand, using gold thread... Realizing after that i really suck at hand sewing.

6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / White Warrior(image heavy) on: April 04, 2008 12:04:35 PM
I was given a picture for the costume that my photographer wanted me to make for one of his models. I was allowed to use my imagination for the front of the outfit, as long as I showed him a sketch first.

I cut up a kids t shirt, and slashed with with a seak knife to get the rips and tears, making it look liek she ran through some thorn bush.

The harness is made of leather from a thrift store skirt, sew together then riveted. I sewed the buckles on, and punched the holes for the buckle pins.

The arm straps are held together by a band on the inside of the bicep. and then buckle closed on the outside of the arm

The wrist warmers are left over pieces of the shirt

The pants are thrift store Jeans, once again i used my steak knives to make the claw marks on the thigh, and some minor scratches. I wore down the waistband, knees, and all seams with a metal rasp.

I haven't had a chance to make it look dirty yet
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Seasamie St. Hoodie on: April 04, 2008 11:26:34 AM
I made this for a friend for his Christmas gift.

I used an old Seasamie st pillow case that i have had since i was a kid, and appliqud the characters on to a plain black hoodie. Not very complicated... but look cool..

He loves it allot! His some keeps trying to snitch it from him too... Tongue

8  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Wrist warmers, (first knitting project) on: January 27, 2008 02:32:15 PM
Well i bought on impulse a ball of camo yarn, and my friend tought me how to Purl. I had only known how to Knit before...  a friend sudgested that I make wrist warmes, so ive made one so far!


9  COOKING / Dessert / Tim Hortons Gingerbread house! on: December 30, 2007 05:18:01 PM
After considerable structural difficulties, i came up with this flat roofed gingerbread house... I hadn't cooked the gingerbread long enough i guess... oh well Next year i guess

10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Last Minut Green T Tunic on: December 28, 2007 03:38:06 PM
Made this for a friend, for him to wear to a SCA event last summer(2007)

He reminds me of Peter pan!

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