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1  Christina Aguilera hoody in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by Maraluce.Murder on: October 21, 2008 01:23:34 AM
I haven't been on Craftster for far too long Shocked
So long that I just tried to post pictures with the <img src> tag and was surprised when it didn't work xD

Anyway, this is my favourite of my latest creations. I wanted to post some more, but everything else pales in comparison Tongue

It's made from a small (!) CA shirt, black lycra, stretchy leopard print cotton jersey, some lace, black bias band and some felt (for the ears). It's sooooo comfortable. I'm really proud of it ^^ Especially since it was the first time I made a scoopneck and pockets like this.

The front:

The side: (here you can see the cat ears!)

Better view of the pocket:

Detail shot:

I made a modified pattern for it myself and had to improvise a bit. It wasn't supposed to be three-paneled, but otherwise it wouldn't fit. I had to get the side panels out of the back of the shirt.
The top part wasn't supposed to be black either, but I accidentally cut the front too low. I'm really glad I made those mistakes though. Now it looks even cooler than in my head!
And because the whole thing was so leopardy, I couldn't resist adding cat ears to the hood Tongue

Sorry for the sucky lighting, but it was still dark outside and I was impatient Tongue

Thanks for looking!
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2  Bloomers and old corset in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by Maraluce.Murder on: August 14, 2008 12:16:35 PM
And just an excuse to show off my awesome outfit xD


Excuse the fuzzyness.


I wore this at Summer Darkness ("underground lifestyle event") last week. I just loved parading around in it xD
It was kinda inspired by Emilie Autumn. Bloomers are soooo comfortable ^^ I drafted a pattern myself; it needs to be modified a bit, but last week I didn't have time to make another pair. Made with black silk, black elastic, pink elastic lace, some more pink lace and scraps from the corset (for the heart).

I made the corset last year for a ball gown. Used the pattern Truly Victorian 110 (1886). I highly recommend it Smiley It's easy to follow and the actual corset is really flattering. Especially if your a bit flat in the chest area *cough*
I made it with four  layers instead of two; two layers of very sturdy lining, one layer of pink and one layer of black spiderweb. For the boning I used the spiral steel ones (7 mm). They are the absolute best. So that lovely corset can effortlessly take in four or five inches. I love corsets Tongue

Thanks for looking!
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3  Dumbledore's Army hoody in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by Maraluce.Murder on: July 28, 2008 12:49:49 PM
First thing sewn with my new serger Smiley
My God, I love that thing.

It's also my first hoody. Made a pattern for it myself. I'm soooo proud of it ^^
It's the most professional looking thing I've ever made Smiley
I'll refrain from writing one of those incredibly long stories this time xD

Made from a Dumbledore's Army shirt (duh), black lycra (my new favourite fabric ever ever ever), grey knit fabric with polkadots and some lace.


The front. The sleeves are actually the same length, I just must've forgotten/neglected to pull everything straight.

The back.

Detail of the back print. And it's supposed to be crooked Tongue

Little pocket detail.

A tag. I made a tag! And learned the valuable lesson of not attaching it as very last.

Thanks for looking! I love comments Smiley
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4  Wednesday 13 dress! in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by Maraluce.Murder on: May 24, 2008 10:24:44 AM
From a large Wednesday 13 shirt. Spectacular, I know xD
Oh, and I got the red fabric from a Hell Bunny skirt I never wore and had dissected.

It wasn't hard to make at all, once I had figured out a pattern. At first the back part was too big ("I" and "want" were on separate lines), so I had to cut all of the words out and sew them on the back of another piece of fabric. That turned out really good. And I had lots of fun with the eyelets xD I recently bought a Crop-A-Dile which I had been dying to test it out and this was the perfect opportunity! I love that thing Tongue Speaking of, the four extra eyelets weren't intentional xD I just ran out of ribbon.

I think it turned out pretty good. Except the white strip at the top.
It was so stupid; first I had made that part out of the red tartaney fabric and the straps out of the white fabric and it looked awesome and was completely finished on Thursday and I thought: "Wow, for the first time I won't have to rush my outfit the morning before the thing." (I was going to my fourth W13 concert the next day and wanted to wear it then)

BUT. I had overlooked one teensy little detail. THE RED FABRIC DIDN'T STRETCH. So after I had forced myself in it, I came to the sad conclusion that the top part was wayyyy too tight and looked like crap. Then, about an hour before I had intended to leave, I had to neatly get that part off and make a new one out of fabric that did stretch. Which is why it's so crooked now Tongue

It didn't look so bad when I had it on though. In fact, it was a perfect fit Smiley I don't know why it looks so big on my dress form. It's my size. And I got lots of compliments on it ^^ Shame I didn't see Wednesday himself after the concert this time...

Ahem, anyway. Here's a virtual cookie if you actually read all of that xD
I tend to ramble with these things.

On with the pictures!



(The white square with the star is a pocket. I can get so annoyed at pocket-less clothes, especially at concerts)


So, what do you think? As people who are not Wednesday 13 fans who can't sew themselves Tongue
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5  Little card notebook in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by Maraluce.Murder on: April 28, 2008 11:09:45 AM
I'm sure this has been done before (and with better looking cards Tongue), but I had to share anyway.

Made with two 7-ens, regular printing paper and colored printing paper.

I mainly made this to try coptic stitching. It was a lot easier than it looked Tongue. And it's my new favourite way to make books ^^

The front:

The side:

Just for fun (rainbow!):
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6  My first properly bound journal! (5 pics) in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General by Maraluce.Murder on: April 28, 2008 10:53:48 AM
Loosely based on this lovely tutorial: http://curiouslycrafty.wordpress.com/tutorials/

I used regular cardboard from useless boxes, printing paper, black satin, lacy black fabric, white ribbon, white lace and scrapbook paper.

I think it turned out pretty okay. But somehow I screwed up the actual binding and the stack of paper got all crooked. The lace on the cover also ended up a little crooked Tongue The cover has two layers of fabric, satin and some lacey stuff. I was planning on just using satin, but it looked so weird and empty (and not black enough xD) so I sewed some cool lacey spiderweb fabric on top of it.

The front:

The bottom (here you can see how crooked the paper is):

The back (don't mind the weird stitching Tongue):

Close-up of the fabric (spiderweb!):

The endpaper:

The little label says "Property of Maraluce Murder. If anyone other than Maraluce looks in this without her permission, she'll personally stab your eyes out." Yup.

What do you think? Smiley
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