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1  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Temperley London A/W 12/13 Inspired Bow Belt (With Tutorial Link) on: November 25, 2012 12:49:43 PM
Hi, I haven't posted in a while, because I'm usually too lazy to upload photos here, but I
thought I should share this one, because I've been wearing this belt almost every day since I made it and I
love it more than my remaining 50 belts together. Also, I managed to make it out of scraps of materials I had
at home, but even if you have to buy them, it's gonna be probably something around 5 USD or less, so it's
really cheap. I made the fastening in the front (which is very convenient), but covered by the bow, so it
doesn't show.
The tutorial can be found here - it's too many photos for me to re-write the tutorial here, so I hope linking to
my blog is OK:

So, what do you think?  Wink

2  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Copyright and this kind of stuff on: December 25, 2011 12:17:53 PM

I'll be moving to a new crafting blog soon and I've had a dilemma about some tutorials I've been making so far.

Of course, if I "invent" a tutorial and post it, it's my right to do so. But so far, I've done 3 things I'm not so sure about.

1) I see a pretty dress in a magazine and I make a very, very similar one. I think it should be OK to post a picture of the dress, stating the inspiration, and, is it OK to upload a picture from the magazine, with writing the source as well?

2) The very same situation as (1), but I also make a tutorial how to make this XY-inspired dress. Is that still OK?

3) I have a commercial pattern in a language that most of my readers don't understand and I make a tutorial with my own "how to" pictures and instructions, but I also upload the pattern.

I kinda think that 1 and 2 should be OK (I'm not making money of it and it's not exact replicas, and as for posting pictures, I quote the source), and with 3, I should only upload the instruction I made, and say "buy the pattern here" I guess... What are your thoughts on this? Both law-wise and just general "crafting ethic" wise?

3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Embroidered skirt on: November 13, 2010 04:21:13 PM
For some reason I'm really lazy to take nice pictures and post here on craftster (and I don't really like double-posting, since I already put most of my stuff on my blog...). But anyway, I can't sleep right now and I have a skirt that I just recently made (and am proud of).

I used an old denim fabric mum gave me, some lining I found in my collection, the same goes for the lace. And I stole my mum's cool sewing machine for the embroidered bottom. Honestly, I thought the embroidery would kill me. Even though the machine did 99% of the work for me, I still had to keep the fabric even and cutting the little curves on the very bottom made my hands ache. I wore it once to a meet-up, but then I realized I messed up the zipper a bit and right now it sits in a drawer, waiting for me to re-sew it. I was originally inspired by a Liz Lisa skirt, but the outcome is totally different  Grin.

I'm just finishing another skirt (have you noticed how difficult it is to BUY a nice skirt at a regular shop? I can't get any I'd like!), so hopefully I'll post it soon...
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Everyone is sick of lolita, I know... autumn/winter clothes on: November 25, 2009 10:39:56 AM
I'm not in an incredibly talkative mood, so I won't bother you with too much stuff to read  Grin

1) Wine red velvet skirt and pelerine
- cotton velvet, cluny lace, cotton/PES trim handsewn cotton velvet applique
- I made the skirt tighter, but I guess I shouldn't have ruffled the waist, I should have made it from panels like the blue one for better shape

2) Light blue set - dress, headbows, hat, pochette
- corduroy, cluny lace, cotton/PES trim and a lot of work!

3) My personal fave, the dark green sleeveless dress
- corduroy (I like it on lolita) and hours of ruffling and making pintucks

4) Classic/pirate-y corset waisted skirt
- printed cotton, the corset waist is shirred in the back, fully lined and partially boned

5) Blue velvet skirt and white blouse (I made the blouse ages ago but never posted it  Grin)
-blue velvet cotton, probably the easiest piece to make

The lovely model is one "local" lolita roaming internet as Taraen, the photographer is my dear Asinx (http://asinx.euweb.cz/gallery.html)

Thanks for viewing, concrit <3
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Steampunk/Victorian/Lolita/Underwear - madness you can't resist (picture heavy) on: June 17, 2009 10:08:20 AM
I made this outfit primarily for my theatre performance, but at least the loli-esque variations I'll be wearing in real life too. Since my very good friend is an amazing photographer (http://nwo18.deviantart.com/), we made a little photoshot in my house. Well, the house is not mine, but whatever.
Skirt, bloomers, blouse, corset, choker and tricorn are handmade by me, I sincerely hope the gears on the corset were my own idea, but I might have seen it somewhere, forgotten the fact and then come up with it again without remembering I already saw it.
Even though my plan was to really put a lot of work into it and be really really careful, precise, etc., in the end my dad made the eyelets around midnight, while I was sewing the bloomers, and around 4a.m. I was sewing the gears. s for the gears, I spent a whole weekend cutting the clockwork apart, polishing them... And the tricorn is a second go, the first one, I tried to sew it af first, looked horrible, so I glued it together instead (love glue).

6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Himegyaru inspired dresses on: May 16, 2009 06:11:53 AM
A while ago I decided to make some hime dresses, and I wanted to go more for the onee-look, so I more or less put together two of their dresses to make one. It has pleated knee-length skirt, princess bodice and... how to call it? something like assymetrical ruffle around the decolt with a bow.

It was AFTER I took these pics that I found out I can actually do the right hime hairdo too even on my short hair, so I know I'm not really a perfect himegyaru example on those photos.

And the second one turned out less hime than I expected it to, it makes nice body shape but I don't know if I'll ever wear it:
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Liz Lisa inspired dress, cut sew with flowers and panties ;-) on: January 02, 2009 09:04:59 AM
So I finally made some new things (after I found myself spending whole winter break watching anime, listening to music and generally doing nothing productive TT_TT) and guess what! They're not lolita XD.

So first are these blurry pics (hate my camera) of a winter dress I made after eyeing Liz Lisa's page. I swear they look cuter with my wonderful boots that have the same pink shade as the pattern and have a brown/cream fur on top of them, but mommy would kill me if I walked in them inside and there's no way I'd take the pics outside since it's minus 10C here. I used a pattern from old German Pramo for ball dancing courses dress and I modified it A LOT. Which girl on a ball wants to look like an old virgin? I had to make them smaller (it was apparently different 38), shorter, I modified the sleeves and also the back part. But I think they came out not that bad, I needed something more or less chic but still acceptable for less formal occasions.

Second is this top. This time it's just a slightly modified Burda pattern. I used very stretchy fabric that cost me like 0.50 cent since the print is actually trashy. The flower appliques were meant to be Kanzashi but after a few attempts I gave up and did this weird hybrid instead. Mum said it reminded her of Japanese quilt but I dunno Grin

The detail on the flowers (not on my breasts XD Grin)

And third are panties (don't worry, nothing erotic, it's modelled by my chair... well, that's maybe even more perverted than wearing them in the pic myself XD). And I decided I'm not going to buy them anymore because they're so easy to make, it's the best way how to use scraps of knit fabric, they're cheap, they fit and I can make them in my fave style. Not to mention all the panties you can get here are from fabric containing maybe 10% of cotton and the rest is some horrible synthetic who-knows-what. All I had to do was to cut the fabric according to a fitting store-bought panties and sew for... one hour? Maybe a bit less than two.


8  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Vampire Knight themed cell phone charms with detailed, time consuming tutorial! on: August 27, 2008 07:51:34 AM
My friend who can't live without VK (just as me) is going to study abroad for areally long time and I wanted to make her a farewell gift - so I came up with the idea of making two VK themed cell phone charms for each of us. Here's the tutorial!: Smiley

PC printer
very thick paper (1mm thick), 7x8cm
Fimo (or another similar thing)
paper for pattern
sharp knife
some pad (plastic would be best)
black and silver acrylic paint
30 cm of silver chain
1 cell phone pendant

3 wires with loops

clear lacquer
1 swarovski stone (optional)
decoupage glue
very strong glue
rolling pin

1) Print and cut your favorite Vk pictures, you'll need 4 in two pairs. I made them 3.5x2cm and 3.8x2cm large

2) Cut 4 rectangles from the thick paper of the same measurements as the pics are (3.5x2 and 3.8x2 or whatever else you like).

3) Glue the pics onto the rectangles using the decoupage glue

4) Put the strong glue on the wrong sides of the rectangles and put the wires on it as shown.

5) Sandwich the wire between the rectangles, fix with pegs and let it dry.

Meanwhile it dries you'll make the Cross/Rose pendant.

6) Make two patterns: 2x2 cm bigger and 1.5x1.5 smaller. Mark the middle of each side of them. Roll the fimo out so that it'll be like 3 mm thick. Cut out one bigger and one smaller square using the patterns.

7) Put the wire into the bigger square as shown in the pic. DON'T LAY IT ON THE TOP, YOU HAVE TO SKICK IT INSIDE!

Cool Make small marks in the middles of the sides.

9) Cut small triangles on the sides of the marks so that you'll get a cross as shown in the pic.

10) Make thin cylinders from the fimo.

11) Make the lining of the "squares" using the cylinders. Don't forget that you have to make the inner square inside the smaller square so that the edges won't reach the sides but they'll end a bit before they'd reach the square's edge... Hope the pic's more undestandable Undecided

12) Put the squares together as shown:

Skip the blue steps if you don't want to have the crosses with Swarovski gems.

12a) Take a Swarovski gem that doesn't have flat back. Use the one for Rings and other metalwork.

12b) Put it in the middle and press carefully.

12c) Then take it just as carefully out. You do this because you need to bake it with the hole in which you'll put the gem afterwards,

13) Put it in the oven and bake (or do whatever the instructions on the material say)

Meanwhile it's baked or dries or does whatever else, you'll paint and polish the rectangles.

14) Paint the edges of the rectangles so that the paper won't be visible (now it's 3.5x2x0.2) and make a frame if you want to.

15) Then polish one side and the edges and let it dry.

Meanwhile it dries finish the crosses

16) Paint it with black and let it dry.

17) Paint it with silver and when it dries take some of the silver paint off.

18) Make the patina with black paint and tissue (I used black nail polish cuz I didn't have black acrylic paint). And let it dry.

18a) Glue the gems on.

19) Polish the edges and the upper side of the pendant.

Meanwhile it dries finish the rectangles.

20) Polish the down side and repeat the polishing one more time.

21) Prepare the cell phone charm and three pieces of the chain. Don't forget to close your eyes when you cut the chain. Make three different length.

22) Put the chains onto the pendant - longer, shortest, longest.

23) Put the three charms on the chains. The longest for the one with the wire on the edge, the shortest for the cross and the longer for the woth the wire in the middle of the side.

Don't use to sell stuff.

9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Classic lolita OP and classic/punk JSK with pics! on: August 26, 2008 09:32:35 AM
Hi hi, I made plenty of dresses during the summer so I finally found some time to upload some pics Wink.
The pattern is based on Gosurori's patterns but I modified it a lot.

And sorry, too lazy to upload pics here so here's the link for the red tartan JSK:
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Sweet lolita headdress on: June 09, 2008 12:18:58 AM
Hi, I made this one for sale in egl community sales - however, I had problems with displaying the pictures so it didn't sell (yeah, who would buy something that he can't see) so I have to wait some time before posting it again... and I wondered if you think it's good enough to be sold there? You know, the rules are quite strict (for the material etc.). Also, do you think that 10USD without shipping is good price? Thanks for comments.
Material: cotton, cotton laces, cotton/polyester braiding, cotton ribon

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