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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / My first clothing item. Summer dress. Don't laugh!! on: July 12, 2009 03:57:47 PM
So, this weekend I decided to get back to sewing, and make my very first clothing item.. took me about 6 hours yesterday, and an hour today..but here it is! my very first creation!!
I didn't use any patterns.. my dress started out as a rectangle, then got taken in until it fit right.

excuse the crappiness of the photos. self timer + crappy lighting = crappy photos..

now excuse the messy hair and the never ending hips..

and this is an attempt at the close up of the front.. I faked some darting cuz I don't know how to do it properly..it's kind of crooked, but oh well

that was a lot of pics.. anyways! I'm very very happy that my first clothing item turned out actually wearable!

comments and criticism appreciated of course!
2  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / hanging organizer thingy! on: January 18, 2009 04:39:20 PM
HI! I've been gone for a while now (school is keeping me busy), but I made this over the xmas break!

it goes with my wall  Cheesy

made promises to myself about staying neat and organized (which I bet won't last long), but that was a start!

the bottom part is split into 3 parts, middle split into 4, and top split into 6..
I got the idea from a tutorial somewhere, but I can't find the link now..

any criticism? Cheesy

3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / help with recon-ing a tshirt (not sure what it's called) on: April 19, 2008 03:52:54 PM
so I have a huge 'school ambassador' tshirt (we talk to prospective students and try to trick them into coming to our university Grin)..
It says small on the label, but I'd say it's a women's large or something(I'm a small/XS)..
so anyways..we have to wear those tshirts a few times a year for actual events, and I like wearing it randomly cause I lurve my university! Grin

So I wanted to recon it and make it a lil prettier so I can wear it on days other than the events and the screw-it-im-only-going-to-school-doesn't-matter-how-i-look days..
so I wanted to turn it into something like this (except i'm making a two-thirds sleeve):

what I was wondeering about, is how u do the bottom part..cuz the stretchy part is supposed to be smaller than the rest of the tshirt so there'll be the slightly droopy kind of look..but how do u sew something on something that's not as wide!

if u have any clue what I'm talking about..help? Grin
4  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / one day, they'll know about it's heart.. on: April 18, 2008 07:42:41 PM
ok so first things first, i'll show the painting!
WARNING: I'm not by any means any sort of artist, and I SUCK at painting/drawing..but it's a quick fast cheap way to get my feelings out in some sort of way..
painted with dollar store acrylic paint on dollar store canvas..used sharpies for spots..and all covered with a layer of glossy-ish mod podge..
on to the pic..

now the back story..it's long and I'm rambling..but that's what i do! Roll Eyes and to be honest I sort need to rant a lil  Embarrassed
the summary: the robot is me..doing what i'm told and not thinking for myself..as my family  made me/want me to be..but I also have a heart..hidden most of the time..but i open up and show it whenever I can..the dark mess is the effect of my family, coming at me from every direction trying to close up on me..and the lil white corner is my way out..and 'one day' ill get to go out through that white corner and show the whole world that I'm not rlly a robot!

the details u should prolly skip:
I come from a family who keeps telling me that they're the ONLY people who are gonna ever love me unconditionally.....     as long as I follow our 'culture and traditions'..and as long as it's not a choice between me and my brother (u know..the boy)..cuz he's a 'man' and he knows more (we're comparing between a 22 yr old guy with a highschool diploma..not going to any sort of school..doesn't work..and gets my parents to pay his 1500+ credit card bills every month..and an 18 yr old girl in her 2nd yr of engineering, with 'field-related' jobs all yr round, pays for her own tuition and all)
I'm also not allowed to do anything..dating is a big NO! especially if I'm dating a 'white boy' who doesn't believe in 'our' (translate : their) religion. I'm also not allowed to move out, or stand up for myself against my brother, or have any opinion rlly about anything.. and if I do any of that stuff, I'm not there daughter anymore!(to put it simply).. unconditional..heh
so..that's my lil family..and how it is..which is represented there by the dark purple/black mess coming at me from almost every direction..
so to live my life happily and to stay with my awesome bf of a yr and a half (that they know nothing about) I'm going to have to run away and disappear and hope they never find me(if I don't wanna get hurt)..at some point..when I'm ready.. which is the lil corner that the big mess didn't get to (yet?)..
so there I'm the robot..not thinking for myself..and doing  only what i'm told (which is what my family is doing to me)..but the robot has a heart..even if it's hidden..and it opens up to show it's heart whenever it could.. and "one day" it'll get out of there and show the whole world that it's not rlly a robot..
and 'one day' is very appropriate since it's rlly like a trademark to the conversatoins I have with my bf Roll Eyes "one day we'll get to do this" or "dont worry..one day you'll get out of there"..

u r prolly not reading anymore..but ..THANKS! for letting me rant and let it out  Smiley
5  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions / tampon holder question! on: March 29, 2008 03:48:05 PM
I'm making a tampon/pads holder for a friend, it's simple enough to make but I have one problem!
I don't use tampons, never did, so I rlly do NOT know how wide to make the tampon gaps! I looked up a tutorial hoping I'll find that in there..but of course it's assumed you'll know how big to make the lil pockets for the tampons..except..i never used on so I REALLY do not know..

any help?
6  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Discussion and Questions / help with notebook text block on: March 20, 2008 08:19:07 PM
I'm trying to make a notebook thingy..and i thought at first to print out decorated paper..that didnt turn out very pretty..so I was wondering if I can buy those text blocks from somewhere? or am I supposed to make them somehow?!

thank you Smiley
7  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Discussion and Questions / what kind of shirts? on: March 01, 2008 07:00:18 PM
ok so I decided to take up stenciling..I wanna do a t shirt..I don't have any shirts that i can use so I'm wondering where people buy their shirts! thought i'll check ameircan apparel, but they have like a gazillion different models and I have no clue what would look good..

I'm around 5'6"..considered 'petite'..B cups boobage so pretty small..yet have a lil tiny belly that I'm sorta conscious of..so with combination of the small boobs and the lil belly, I like shirts that are a lil on the loose side on the belly area, but a lil on the tight side on the chest area..just a lil though..

enough blabbing! any suggestions?

thanks a lot! Cheesy
8  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / nintendo ds cozy! (first sewing post!) [Image happy] on: February 23, 2008 06:14:03 PM
New to sewing! keep that in mind! Tongue
That's the third thing I've ever sewn!I made curtains yesterday..waiting to put them up so I can take pics and post them..and made a purse before but it's sooo hideous!
So I got a nintendo DS..and I'm sooooooo worried about scratching it..So decided I'll make a case for it!

It turned out TOTALLY different than what I planned...I screwed up sewing the lining to the other fabric..so the finishing ended up really horrible..planned on doing a lil zipper so I can put games in it..didn't work..and the ribbon was a last minute thing after I decided that it's going wrong already so i shouldn't learn making buttonholes! also decided against learning to make a lil applique(cause I have 3 midterms this week and i should be studying! Grin)
It fiits perfectly though! don't have to worry about the ds falling out if i was too lazy to tie the ribbon..and don't have to struggle to get it out!

anyways..on to the pics!(excluding the pics where you can see the horrible finishing  Wink)

I'm in love with this fabric!!!

all kinds of critisicm welcomed..I'm new to sewing so I would like to know what I'm doing wrong  Smiley
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / fabric stores in canada? on: February 19, 2008 06:25:09 PM
I don't know if this is the right spot..but here goes..

Me lives in the middle of suburbia in ontario, canada right now. Only been here for about a year and a half now..basically since I started university..
anyways..I'm new to sewing so was looking around to find fabric stores..found fabricland and had quite some fun there except I thought most of the stuff were pretty expensive..especially since I'm a beginner so the stuff I'll do with it won't be that great.

also checked the local walmart..was pretty disappointing..

so anybody knows any other places in canada where people can buy fabrics for a reasonable price?? big stores though so I can find it around..

sadly we don't have joann's Cry

thank yaaaaaaaaaaaaa! Cheesy
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