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41  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Prom Dresses. on: June 27, 2010 04:29:42 PM
For Prom this year I made 3 dresses.  However only 2 of them were actually worn for prom.  I have pictures of 2 of the dresses, mine and my sister's.  I like them.. I made mine in January or February, and I had to redo it because I didn't like the skirt.

This was how it looked originally, but I ended up not liking the skirt portion of it, so I ripped that off and made a circle skirt which ended up being a little short (mid thigh) and spun out really well and if I did spin at prom it would expose my nether regions to my entire graduation class (not cool)

Front and back from when I was showing it on dailybooth

and a picture from the day of.

This dress caused me a lot of stress.  It was annoying because the skirt is 2 circle skirts that were cut into quarters then sewed together alternating colours.  The top of the dress is actually made from the same pattern as my dress, except I had made it in the colour blocks that were requested by my sister in her design.  The straps and bottom binding are blue satin blanket binding, and the belt she made herself out of purple fabric that we had left over from dresses I made last june for my friend's prom dress that I never got pictures of and didn't get to post, some lace hemming tape (I think) from the dollar store and is held together with safety pins (she made it herself).  I spent a total of $2 on my dress, the fabric I got for christmas and I had the silver ribbon on hand the only thing I had to buy was the zipper.  My sister's dress cost her about $10.  She got everything but the zipper and binding from the remnants bin at the fabric store.  Everyone was pretty amazed at how little we actually spent on our prom dresses.

My Sister's dress and her date.  I made her date's tie as well.
42  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Recent Projects, 2 of a lot (i'm on a roll) on: January 24, 2010 09:27:34 AM
I was at fabricland with my friend and sister yesterday. I was there just to get a zipper to finish my prom dress that i started really early this year (it's not until late June, but it's finished). I had gotten red sorta stretchy fabric and red lace fabric from my aunt for christmas and wanted to make a dress out of it. I have some left over for a skirt my sister wants too. ok back to the fabricland story (I get off topic really easily) I was paying by debit and I didn't want to just use it for $1.60 (plus I wasn't sure if I could without extra charges) so my sister and friend went searching through the fabric for dress ideas (basically making togas out of everything they could find)  They ended up getting their hands on the remnants bin and I started to go through it as well.  I found some cute naughty and nice stretch knit (about a yard of it) for 90 cents (pictures later) yellow spandex or lycra (not quite sure) it has sea shells and is like argyle print ($3), and yellow puppies and kitties printed cotton with blue circles ($3.25).  I wasn't quite sure what I was going to do with all this fabric but I wanted it, so I bought this stuff, my sister bought some ugly fabric (my friend did the same) for $2 I believe they got spandex type fabric, and they wanted skirts. one I finished no pictures yet. I made the puppies and kitties fabric into pyjama pants that ended up too short in the back, I didn't compensate for my bum in the pattern that I drafted. The photos I'm posting now are my prom dress and the pyjama pants.

so Pictures

This was before I put the zipper on.  I drafted this pattern myself.

I fixed the pants by adding a 6 inch waistband then folding it over to make it 3 inches in the front and then about 2 in the back to make a really wide and weird casing/waistband for the pants and put little buttonholes for the drawstring. the drawstring is pink bias tape that I had from the dollarstore. I think these are the best pants I've had for under $5 Smiley  The pants are wrinkled in the pictures because i finished them at 4am, put them on and went to sleep in them. they are really comfortable. drafting the pattern, sewing, ironing and finishing too 4 hours, including getting distracted.

C&C is appreciated Smiley
43  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Tiger Hat on: December 22, 2009 03:08:49 PM
I haven't posted anything i've made recently. that's sad Sad
I found a pattern for a fleece hat somewhere on here. i can't remember where though.
I had extra fleece left over from halloween. (I made a naruto costume for a friend which i'll probably post sometime soon, even though it's been forever since halloween)
So I had a lot of orange, so I knew It was going to be an orange hat with kitty ears, but I had black in the ears. when I had the hat cut out, i wanted to add black stripes. So it looks like a Tiger/Tigger hat Smiley

And Now Pictures!!!

Hat on

The Front and top

The Back

The inside Tongue
44  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Purple Prom dress #2 well prom type.. w/pics on: June 04, 2009 11:21:40 PM
This is the second dress i made since Sunday, and it's really pretty. It's made of this purple material, i'm not entirely sure what type it is... I think it's cotton/polyester or something like that. It's shiny and changes colour in the light, and is soft on the inside.

This dress was made with the left overs from the first prom dress i made on sunday which i will probably be posting about in the next few weeks.  This dress has faux corset lacing along the front of the bodice in red ribbon and a corset lacing closure on the back in purple ribbon and miniature key rings. i am too cheap to go to michael's and buy d rings that are either too big or too expensive.  So i spent a good 2 and a half hours sewing the 19 keyrings onto the back of the dress by hand and the rest of the dress is done by machine except for the bow attachment.  i am actually thinking of changing it to something else though...  There is a little pink diary lock that i painted pink with nail polish and the 2 keys that go with it sewn onto the waistline of the dress on the left side, the lock is broken and will never open lol.

I really like this dress and i have worn it in public already, although that was when it had tulle which i ended up taking out because it made the dress too bulky i guess.  The dress took, in total, 6-7 hours to complete. Fortunately for me, this dress looks way better on me than it does on jaq/Jack (the manniquin).. finally ^_^

Anyway enough rambling, on with the pictures.

Action shot

Thanks for looking
C&C are welcome ^_^
45  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Spinny Skirt and White Dress on: May 02, 2009 04:31:32 PM
I wanted to make an outfit for my school's trip to Stratford and decided, since i had gotten like 20 pounds of fabric from my nana, and I had nothing extremely dressy that i liked, I would make something.

I took some really cute pale yellow and brown polka dotted fabric and used this tutorial http://www.urbanthreads.com/pages?id=312

I sewed it with white thread because i'm a loser and i don't have yellow but it all works right?
I used a silvery blue ribbon on the bottom hem and top stitched all the seams down. its lined with black fabric, although i might replace it at some point...
anyway pictures for this:

close up of the fabric

Action Shot

This is the dress i made that my sister designed.
It was part of the 20 pounds of fabric, pretty white eyelet fabric, lined with white shiny cotton. We used a green zipper i salvaged from a jumper that we had when we were 10 or 12. we put yellow ribbon on the bottom to avoid hemming Tongue there's elastic at the top of the bodice to help keep it from falling because we borrowed the bodice from the purple dress I posted ages ago. the pattern is Simplicity 2892, although idk if they still make it Tongue the skirt was a circle skirt instead of the 4 piece skirt that is the original pattern. And there is a scrap piece of lace that my sister found at my nana's house, and it was just long enough to go across the top from armpit to armpit i think. anyway.. Pictures:

And it's Spinny - Action Shot

Thanks for looking ^_^
C&C is welcome
46  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Cartoon You. on: April 19, 2009 05:08:14 PM
I recently learned how to make vector point portraits in school and decided to use that at home.  The pictures look really cool and the progression is Kyle an 8 year old boy, me, Myles Dyer (youtuber) and my friend jessii.

My little brother Kyle



Jessii (I got really lazy with the background)

C&&C are appreciated
47  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Hello Kitty, PUT SOME CLOTHES ON! on: April 02, 2009 07:51:09 PM
so my sister bought a Build-a-bear Hello Kitty a while ago, and refused to buy it clothes. 2 main reasons
#1 They cost more than most of the clothes we own that are people sized... &
#2 I can make perfectly good clothes for her.

Anyway, I figured that i would put it in Clothing recon, because the hoodie is made from a shirt i got when i was like 6 and the skirt is the bottom of a pant leg of an old pair of jeans.

I was experimenting with the serger that I am borrowing from the school, so I made her a rainbow stripey hoodie and a Skirt.

Pictures galore ^_^

hood up - front view

Hood up - back view

Hood down - back view

taking a rest after a photoshoot. standing is hard when your feet are round ^_^

thanks for looking
48  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Skills Project -- What I never learned in school on: March 31, 2009 07:56:25 PM
I never learned how to draft a pattern in school, or how to use pattern blocks, or how to use a serger, but i managed to do all of it in about 7 hours.

I went to the Board wide Skills Canada competition for my school and ended up winning gold.

Although this isn't the best thing i have made, considering that it was only the second time i had done inset sleeves (first time was the practice) and I didn't learn half the things i needed to know for the competition.
this is the practice shirt that i made

The requirements for the top were no longer than 6 inches below the belly button unless asymetrical, set in sleeves, no ribbon, lace or other like notions, only buttons and different coloured thread, no collar but neckline must be lined and have interfacing, top must be unlined, has darts (maybe other manipulations like pleats), must use a 7 inch zipper and can not look like a dress. which stunts my creativity greatly. partially because i hate doing sleeves and i prefer longer tops, and dress like shirts.

anyway. I think it's ugly because of the fabric and the design that fails epically.

49  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Shadow Bunny on: February 12, 2009 07:22:10 PM
I decided to make my boyfriend a gift for valentines day for 3 reasons
#1. I found halloween felt in my closet -- lol
#2. I Have no money to buy him something
#3. I was really bored and it took me 2 hours to make it Smiley

I used this pattern from a book on soft toys. the toy is called the white rabbit.
Here's the pattern pieces:
Removed copyrighted pattern - jungrrl
The original pattern is 2 squares per inch. you can make it larger if you want to.

Here are the photos of the bunny i named Shadow.

His ears are really big Smiley

I also put a heart sticker on his butt Tongue

50  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / A Fuzzy Pink Peanut?? WHAT?! on: February 09, 2009 08:48:12 PM
So I had this obnoxious sparkly pink fuzzy yarn that i had lying around for the past year or so.
Finally i pulled it out of my closet along with my pattern book binder and found this one really old pattern for a loopy bear. I started off following the pattern but then decided against it because i hate crochet patterns for some reason. I just end up doing my own thing anyway. Smiley

So i first made a tube like thing and tapered it a bit at the top for the body and neck, made a weighted bag for the ass so he could at least attempt to sit, and stuffed him with scrap fabric. then i made his head and stuffed and closed that off. I made ears out of little circles and crocheted those to the top of the head and made the nose in the same fashion (he was originally supposed to have purple fuzzy eyes, but i put the first purple eye in the middle of the head and was like meh purple nose. then i added variegated yarn circles for the eyes (the only things sewn onto the bear) and made small tubes for the arms and legs that were also crocheted onto the body.

His Name is Peanut/ Beanie. depending on who you ask.
I call him peanut but my boyfriend has named him beanie. because apparently he was supposed to be a peanut.

The reason for the purple fuzzy scarf is that the neck wasn't as defined so i gave him a scarf Smiley He took a total of 2 hours. I made him in one sitting.

Here he is sitting up (thanks to the beads in his bum)

Close Ups of the Face

Me and Peanut/Beanie

thanks for looking   Grin
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