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21  CLOTHING / Costumes: Discussion and Questions / Re: I'm the green fairy? Help! on: August 21, 2008 12:06:13 PM
Thank you for the input!  Do you thnk I can aid in closing that gap by letting some of the bunched up sequin fabric out, kinda extending the illusion that the corset is longer?  or, should i try to disguise the gap with more beaded fringe?
22  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Underbust corsets in indian fabrics -- pciture heavy! on: August 20, 2008 08:57:01 AM
those are simply breathtaking!
23  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Glow in the dark thread + blacklight? on: August 20, 2008 07:05:08 AM
The glow in the dark thread does flouresce under blacklight, but, not nearly as well as white thread can.  I have some at home I had grand plans for, but lost interest when I realized how weak the glow was (I'm used to working with the 14 hour glow paints) . 

The black light does charge the thread well to glow in the dark though...
24  CLOTHING / Costumes: Discussion and Questions / I'm the green fairy? Help! on: August 20, 2008 06:03:57 AM
ok, so last year I talked about making the Green fairy costume from Moulin Rouge, well, it came to fruition, I've already worn it to one convention, and came away with two costuming awards for it. But, I'm not happy with it yet, so its still majorly in progress.  I'm attending Dragoncon next week, and plan to bring it with me.
Keep in mind, this is all handstitched over found objects because I've never really learned how to sew, especially with a machine.  This was done over an existing corset I picked up off of ebay, and its paired with metallic lime green dancers booty shorts.

I've attached a 3/4 view of it on my jerry rigged dressform, yes there are lights in it, they are much more visible in person without the flash.  My question to all of you awesome craftsters, what else does it need?  I'm really not happy  with how it looks in the side view, there is  anoticeable gap of skin between the corset ending, and the shorts beginning... do you think I could disguise that with more beaded fringe? Or, should I let out some of the extra sequined fabric that I tucked under and stitched in place? ( I cut up two sequined tops to cover the corset, and didnt trim them to size)

 Kylie Minogue's corset was much longer bodied than mine... think it would look funny if I let the sequin fabric out a bit?

Also, I got a wild hair to add fiber optics into the wings, the fiber optics havent arrived yet, and it would mean a complete remaking of wings... think I should go that route or no?

here is the original w. cgi enhancements for comparison http://www.smh.com.au/ffximage/2005/05/18/kyliemoulinrouge_gallery__392x550.jpg


and here is a pic of the costume from the night it won, please ignore the goofy look, the woman caught me adjusting the wig, not to mention I was running a high fever for the 2nd day in a row.

Thank you in advance for constructive criticisms!
25  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Pushing Daisies with A gun Cozy and Olive's scarf on: June 24, 2008 06:20:23 AM
LOl but the scarf was cute, so i had to make it.  and I found my notes again for this project well, the gun cozy anyway, soo directions / pattern are coming soonish
26  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 27 ENTRIES / Re: Cherry Blossom Branch Lights - Updated w/process; tutorial to come... on: May 27, 2008 08:46:25 PM
thank you for the inspiration!  I picked up the cherry blossoms for about $4 at garden ridge, in the spring flowers section. 

now to find a pretty vase for them!
27  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 27 ENTRIES / Re: Cherry Blossom Branch Lights - Updated w/process; tutorial to come... on: May 27, 2008 06:43:50 AM
Thank you so much for posting this, I just finished wiring one up myself for a friend as  wedding gift, its beautiful

and lit

28  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Copyright violations - BBC gets gung-ho! on: May 14, 2008 12:27:01 PM
I was just getting ready to post about this!  I fail to see how this is a threat to their franchise
29  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: A holder for your cable needle while knitting on: May 14, 2008 11:50:26 AM
Very cool and clever idea, and probably much smarter than me jamming them in my hair between uses
30  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: What to do with this yarn? on: April 30, 2008 05:31:14 AM
I used the stuff to knit a blanket by carrying it alongside Lion Brand Homespun Acrylic, the jewel tones in both really complimented one another.   

just a warning knitted items from this are heavy, and the yarn is rather coarse until washed.  Also once washed it has a tendency to give almost an eyelash effect. 

After working with it, I would use it as accents on other pieces and not as the main "ingredient" in a piece.

That being said, I have seen some really cool tote bags made from the stuff.
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