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11  Mccalls 5138 Collared shirt! Thanks vinyl.glam! in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by Ladycakes on: August 24, 2008 11:42:12 PM
Thank you vinyl.glam for the help with this pattern! I love this fabric, and I wanted a collared shirt out of it with cute puffed sleeves. This pattern was quite easy to follow and works up really nicely, although sizing is wonky, as always. According to the pattern, I'm a size 24W, but I made a size 20 and it fits like a GLOVE!  Smiley Truly, I'm a 14/16 so I don't understand patterns. Without further adieu, and ignore my stupid face, figures that the pic that shows off the shirt best would be the one in which I look the dumbest:

It is made from a really light printed gauzy cotton print I'm in love with.

I think that the sleeves are too long, and when I make another one (out of this awesome light blue with tiny red polka dots!) I'm going to make them shorter and less poofy. But otherwise, I'm very pleased!
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12  Appliqued house pride tshirt! in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by Ladycakes on: August 24, 2008 11:36:47 PM
At my college, we are very prideful of our houses, since we don't have sororities, it's kind of that level of love.  Wink I appliqued a tshirt to wear to express my house love/pride/appreciation of our general wackiness. People who live in my house are called Lamos!  Grin


Back and back detail:

My mom thinks I'm going to get inundated with requests to make more- good thing they're pretty quick!
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13  Second recon for this skirt! Applique, ahoy! in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by Ladycakes on: August 24, 2008 11:33:17 PM
So I had a pair of cropped jeans from CostCo that were too small for me, and about a year ago I made them into a skirt. It fit really cute out of sheer luck, since I didn't try to shape it at all, and I wear it all the time. But I noticed last time I wore it that the seams were giving, causing little holes. So I thought to patch it, which I did, on the inside, and then thought that since I loved the look of appliqud stuff I should try it, since I was going to toss the skirt anyway if it went wrong. I have a ton of fabric scraps, so I went to town! Pics:

Skirt modeled by ottoman, front:

I pieced out the appliques and then used iron-on interfacing to stabilize them before I used a zigzag stitch to put them on the skirt. I also used some of my machine's embroidery stitches in green by the flowers as grass but it's not really visible.


A very important message, this year especially!

Modeled by me, front:


I'm glad to be getting some more time out of this skirt, and applique has become a new obsession, muahaha!
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14  Feminist-y quilted/appliqued laptop sleeve! in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by Ladycakes on: August 24, 2008 11:23:54 PM
So I was thinking about buying a little skin for my laptop to stop the cover scratching more. And I found out those are thirty dollars or more! So I said to myself, self, you sew! Self, you have a crapton of extra fabric hanging around, just make one! So I did- winging it. Unfortunately I didn't document the construction, but I'll summarize. It was really easy.

I have a Dell Inspiron E1505, so it's rather large, and I was scared to make one too small, so I cut out two rectangles each of my outer fabric (a quilter's cotton), my inner fabric (a fuzzy polyester), and quilt batting, each 3-4 inches bigger on either side than my laptop's measurements. I was taking no chances!  Wink I sewed the quilter's cotton to the interfacing, and then sewed that to the lining, right sides together, for both sides of the sleeve. I then quilted stripes onto them, which makes it easier to pin together, anyway. Trim as you go. Then I put those cotton sides together and sewed on three sides (the side I left clear was the one that already had a seam). Turn it inside out and ta da! It was huge for my laptop when I finished but making it smaller was easy. If you wanted you could get fancier so you don't have raw seam edges inside but they kind of cushion the sides and bottom of the computer so I left them. I then thought it was kind of plain so I appliqued (my new craft love!!!) a Venus symbol on it. Onto the pics!

The sleeve, sans computer:

Lining shot:

Computer in sleeve!:

All in all, I'm very satisfied, considering I winged it in a couple hours in the middle of the night!
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15  Re: Show Off Your Hair! in Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects by Ladycakes on: June 27, 2008 12:40:08 PM

My hair at the moment. It's never been longer than my shoulders, and whenever I let it grow long I don't feel like myself, but it changes a lot. Last semester alone it went from red and shoulder length to a chin length black bob to a sort of black Flock of Seagulls short do for Drag Ball to just a regular parted brown deal to a very short ash blonde (natural haircut!) almost buzzcut to its "natural state", short, red, and parted on the side.  Cheesy Pardon the face, my dog was doing something odd.
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16  necklaces from today: coral, sculpey, pride! in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by Ladycakes on: June 10, 2008 10:07:00 PM

I just love these chunky pieces of coral and I love the COLOR. At first it was just the three big pieces, but my mom pointed out that they looked mushed together and weren't being shown off well enough, so I tried contrasting pieces of turquoise (love the color combo!) but since this piece was more about the RED of the coral, I went with the red discs instead.

I made this little goddess figure out of Sculpey and silver wire after seeing Pinkleo's goddess doll (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=250773.0), she was originally intended to be a little statue for an altar, but apparently was more into becoming wearable art!

This is my subtle pride necklace! Pride is this weekend, and I wanted something that was a pride necklace but not Mardi Gras beads or freedom rings, something that was jewelry- the colors are a little off, the first stone is bright red coral, not pink!

Thanks so much  Cheesy
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17  bird earrings! in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by Ladycakes on: June 10, 2008 05:32:17 PM
Shrinky dinks- they're fun! These are inspired by all the crazy silhouettes I see happening on this board, and the chain that I got from Michael's that I LOVE!

Action shots:

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18  fun flowered skirt! first project post! in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by Ladycakes on: June 03, 2008 09:07:04 PM
I have finally gotten to summer- where I can craft to my heart's content without the pressure of college and the lack of space in my dorm room to hinder me! Anyway, this is the first garment I've done in a while that's not a costume, and that's for me. Massively easy and good pattern on sale at Joann's for 1$- Simplicity 4236, the fabric is a cotton I picked up on sale as well (2$ a yard! this was a 6$ skirt! since the ribbon and zipper were lying around). The only trouble I had was the verdamnt ribbon trim- a straight ribbon onto a curved skirt, blargh. But it looks nice. And I wore it to the Queer Documentary Film Festival and it was very light and airy and summery! Anyway, pics!:

The front! Excuse the belly Smiley

Lying flat- on top of the next fabric I'm making into this skirt! Muahaha!

Verdamnt ribbon!

Only the 2nd zipper I've done ever (I usually make costumes and like to cheat in lacing and buttons which I feel are more fun!) and quite proud of it.

So excited to finally post a project!
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