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1  Birdy in Needlework: Completed Projects by sazzyjay on: June 14, 2009 07:25:14 AM
A detailed picture of some embroidery i did on a dress i made. I love this little bird, i cant remember where i got image from though, its been saved on my computer for ages! I'm so happy with how this turned out! I love the colours i picked out and how well they go with the rest of the dress, i'mm so up for doing sommore embroidery now i'v finished college!

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2  Birdy bird tunic in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by sazzyjay on: June 11, 2009 03:52:32 PM
I made this today! I'm so in love with it! I'v been planning it all through the week, when i was supposed to be revising, and now i finally got to make it!
The day after my exams i made the pattern up and tested it out in some mega ugly fabric, then i went and bought the fabric yesterday, the green is cotton lawn and it really nice and floaty and the white is some quite thick linen.
I looove the little birdy, hes sooo cute,i cant rememeber where i got the pattern from but i'll try and find it. I think its makes a really cute little detail, i was going to put some of the leaves and flower patterns elsewhere iont he dress but i think i prefer it plain on reflection.

And a detail of little birdy

This was really quick and easy to make up, and im thrilled withthe result! I'd love to hear what people think Smiley
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3  Re: earring addiction swap GALLERY! in The Swap Gallery by sazzyjay on: May 31, 2009 09:46:50 AM
Everyones earrings are so cute so far! I hope Katara recives mine soon, i'm starting to get worried!

I have mine off all my partners now, and i'v worn all of them at least once already. I love earrings!

These off Katebug48, there so beautiful! I wore the blue ones last night for my birthday family gathering thing, everyone loved them!

And these of katara, i really like the blue ones and the fact that the lock and key ones dont match Smiley

Thanks guys!!
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4  Tote for Ems in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by sazzyjay on: May 17, 2009 08:26:38 AM
It was my friends 18th birthday on firday, i'v known her for about 15years now so i though i;d better make somthing nice! I got thisfabric off a woman who lives at the end of my street, she dint have any use for it and siad i could have it, its 100% linen and soo soo pretty!!! I loved working with it and i think this is the nicest bag i'v ever made, which is impressive, as i broke my foot in 2 places so had to use my left foot. using left foot is hard!! I kept trying to make it stop by lifing my fight foot and being confused about why it kept going...

In the bag i put some freddos, a pair of earrings, a purse, a headband, a broach on the outside and some meat. The meat cos she had a bbq last night, i ate loads of sausuages and some chicken kebabs and everone got really drunk and her mum rented out some sumo suits so we could have wrestles (well, i couldnt cos if the foot but the others did) And the night eneded in a blurr of wotsits and vomit. She loved the bag though!!
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5  A-Level textiles - Horror film inspiration (quite a few pics) in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by sazzyjay on: May 14, 2009 05:51:51 AM
For my A-level textile i had to create a garment based on the theme of fantasy meets fashin design. I chose horror films as my 'fantasy' (stretching the breif a little)  Now, being me, for some reason i thought it would be a good idea to deisgn an outfit with three parts to it... Fortunatly i really do enjoy sewing and did the majority of the work at home during the holidays!

I had to draft all the patterns from basic blocks. The easiest was the dress and the hardest was the corset, although the corset turned out to be the easiest to put together so its cool!

Okay so the three parts to the dress, First, a full length simple slip style dress, with big ruffles at the bottom, the ruffles didnt come out even nearly was ruffly as i wanted (i made a mistake in my pattern making or somthing) And i didnt have enough time/ fabric to re-do them. So they stay as they are, but try and imagine them mega ruffly Tongue

Next theres a shirt, made of sheer lace, that goes over the dress. The sleeves are ment to be really drapey to reflect a cape, standard wardrobe essentail for horror film baddies! And the big collars ment to look pretty evil as well!I finished the edges with a decorative embroidery stitch, but i dont have any close ups. Unfortunatly this is the only part of the project that does fit Sad

And last, going over both of the other items, is the corset, i love this fabric so much! I think its meant to be for curtains or somthing, but whateverm my use is way better Tongue This is my favorite part of the project, fits perfectly and my first time usong boning, i think is the most well made part of the thing!

And fanally some pics of the shole sha-bang. I did have some pic of it on the girl who wore it for the catwalk,. but i think mum somehow deleted them.. typical, she looked great in iit though!

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6  Re: earring addiction swap GALLERY! in The Swap Gallery by sazzyjay on: May 12, 2009 06:05:21 AM
I recived from Kitten Wrangler a few days ago, i love these earrings! My mum has her eye on them too, but i'm not letting her near the, she managed to loose one of my earrings last time i let her borrow!

Just look at the minatureness of the crochet! I could never do anything that small! I'v worn them twice already, they look really good with all my boring plain clothing, to brighten it up a bit Tongue

I sent mine off before i went for lunch this mornirng! They should be on their way soon!
Heres a pic of the packaging that i made from recylcled comics and magazines, hope my partners like whats inside! I feel like the only one to have made and recive studs!

Cant wait to get my other two packages, so exciting!
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7  Help making dress from sheer Matthen williamon fabric in Designer Clothing Homage by sazzyjay on: March 03, 2009 10:47:26 AM
I have been literally hiperventilating for the past half hour, theres a women who livess at the end of my street who offered to let me have a look through her fabric stash because she feels bad not using any of it. Very exciting at the best of times, but i found out that she knows this place where you can get the cut offs of designer fabrics from the collections, one day a yeah on discount. Anyway, along with alot of other beautiful quility fabric she gave me 3 meters of matthew williamson spring 2007 fabric... pure silk... beautiful print... i have never been so thankfull in my life, i cant belive she would give that away!

Anyway, now that i have the fabric i'm thinking this dress from the collection, the other in this fabric is too floaty and swishy for my taste but i think this is adorable!

So so cute! Any ideas on where to start? I'd say i was an intermediate level sewer so i might be able to (end up) makingmy own pattern for at least the top part if i cant find anything.
The fabric is really see through, i think i'll have to put another layer under it for it to be decent.

Any advice is appriciated!
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8  Flip top in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by sazzyjay on: March 01, 2009 08:48:40 AM
My mum is awesome! her and had went off to john lewis yesterday to buy kitchen gadgets and she picked up some really cute discount fabric for me as well! I really love the print and its nice and heavy, perfect for bags! I wanted to try out a new style, i'v seen bags with tops like this before but they always seem to be clutches.

It has two inside pockets as well, i'm well chuffed with how it came out, was my first go at the style, nice and easy! I think i'm going to put this on my folksy in a few days, i'v been making far to many bags latley!
I'd love to hear you thoughts on it!!
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9  Re: Clutch Handbag or Tote Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by sazzyjay on: February 25, 2009 11:45:39 AM
Woo! finally got round to taking some none fuzzy photos of my package of psyche!  I love my bag, its a prefect size to fit all my projects in so i can carry then around with me, and had handy pockets on the inside and a really cute button Smiley
Its also really comfortable to wear around Smiley

She also sent a little felt needle book, which is already in use and some canadian chocolate we dont have in england (very exciting for me!)

Yeah, no pics fo the chocolate, that got eaten pretty fast Tongue

Everyone else's stuff looks great! this was such a fun swap!
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10  Blue and orange in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by sazzyjay on: January 13, 2009 02:38:17 PM
Was just messing about this afternoon, wanted to make a bag that would go with my new high-waisted shorts. there denim with an orange belt. Going to use this out on my mates 18th, hopefully it will stand up to the test!

Its far from pefrect, need to mess aout with the pattern a bit to get it right, going to make some changes soon as i get my sewing machine fixed! Hope you enjoy!
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