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1  Dragon Doudou's in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by Davinia on: January 04, 2010 11:13:50 AM
I don't know what they are called in English. But we call these doudou's

They are little blankets with a high cuddliness factor. Usually with an option to attach a pacifier.

on to the pictures:

They are presents for resp. a colleague's new baby and my best friends new baby

Once they are born they will be embroidered with the name and birthdate and then they are done.

They are made of some velvety fabric (nice and soft) and a sleek fabric to counter. Both wings and blanket are stuffed with fiberfill. They are machine washable at high temperature (for hygiene) and the wings make crackling sounds like a potato-chips bag for extra fun.
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2  Samsung Star corset case in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by Davinia on: January 01, 2010 04:53:11 AM
Two days ago I got a really cute Samsung star (phone) and so I had no choice but to make a cute new case.

And this is the result.

It's inspired by the corsetty iPhone case by Urban Threads only mine has no lace or embroidery (sadly I don't own an embroiderer (yet)), but a velcro closure instead. I hate thinking that my phone could fall out, I know myself... and the clumsy me that I am.


This is a first draft, and I already know that more of these are gonna follow. Changes I will make certainly include:
- smaller and more grommets
- smaller ribbon
- different sorts of closures

Any comments are welcome
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3  Simply baggie in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by Davinia on: November 08, 2009 11:15:16 AM
Today i drew and made this new bag.

It has a divider in the middle that is also another compartment with a zipper.
It also features an extra compartment in the front that closes with a magnetic button. But I tried to let it NOT stand out by matching the pattern.

The whole thing closes with (yet another) zipper.

I'm thinking of ways to make it more interesting, but so far I'm not inspired.

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4  a simple vest in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by Davinia on: November 08, 2009 01:12:12 AM
This was my first commission of "normal" work Cheesy And I was pretty nervous if it would be ok with my buyer, but she was thrilled!

It took me one afternoon to finish, but I had made the mock up (self drawn pattern) earlier in the year.
I must add; my client is slightly slimmer then my mannequin.

On to the piccies:

I just love these buttons.... and these are the last of them Cry



And my little label:

For a while I was undecided about adding topstiching, but I thought my finishings were nice (fully lined) and neat and I didn't think this piece needed topstiching.

What do you think?
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5  Re: Queen of light (pic obese) in Costumes: Completed Projects by Davinia on: September 09, 2009 11:51:18 PM
Sorry, I need to show 1 more picture, full-view, with collar and then I won't bother you guys anymore:

btw, I now have a DeviantAccount where my other pics can be found: http://daviania.deviantart.com
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6  Re: HOW TO make a standup collar??? in Clothing: Discussion and Questions by Davinia on: September 05, 2009 01:04:02 PM
Ok, here we go... my afternoon of collar-making

I started with the suggestion above

Shape 1:

Shape 1, with a few darts:

This was beginning to look more like it, but of course, with the darts the length wasn't sufficient anymore and also I thought it was a little too high. So I made a second version with 32 cm of "dart-room" extra.

Shape 2:
Forgot to take photo before pleating, but basically, less tall than the other one and 92 cm wide.

with darts:

Finished collar:
* with 9 darts, alternating heights
* boning in between all darts (so 8 of them), the front 2 also with irontread
* boning all across the top

types of boning:
green: nylon boning
blue: bendable iron thread
red: dart

Now just the finishing touches remain, I'll show the whole thing in a new thread in about 2 weeks (after I have actionshots)
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7  Re: HOW TO make a standup collar??? in Clothing: Discussion and Questions by Davinia on: September 04, 2009 12:57:44 PM
I would like to see what you want exactly.
This is the drawing that inspired it all:

So the collar should be something like this, but detachable
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8  HOW TO make a standup collar??? in Clothing: Discussion and Questions by Davinia on: September 02, 2009 10:52:56 AM

I've been busy with a new project and I'm 1 step away from being finished. I want to add a big standing collar to this cape:


Can anyone give me an idea of the basic shape I need for this?
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9  Re: Making Your Own Corset? in Clothing: Discussion and Questions by Davinia on: March 12, 2009 04:56:05 AM
About pattern matching:
My last corset had a pretty elaborate pattern in it.

And it was super simple to match (all the way round)

- I just figured out what part I wanted to be in the middle.
- Folded the fabric in half at that exact point. (grainline as a fixed parameter of course, very important)
- Layed the pattern pieces as close together as possible in the right order and right sides up.

and tada... easy as that

On the subject of big busts (Yeah, another G over here). I so recognise the back problem issue. But I have one big problem with wearing corsets. I can't sit in them! (the overbusts buckle, the underbusts are just uncomfortable)
Am I doing something wrong in my corsetbuilding or will this problem be solved by using metal boning?

On the subject of fabrics for corsets:
I love using curtainfabrics Cheesy They are very sturdy, come in nice patterns and are always non-stretch... just perfect!
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10  My Elf fantasy (Haarzuilens 2009) costume, Finished!!! including wings in Costumes: Completed Projects by Davinia on: March 10, 2009 03:01:56 AM
Finally my costume for the new Elf fantasy fair is ready. Every piece of it is handmade by me (exept for the ears Tongue).

It consists of:
- petticoat
- underskirt
- off-shoulder chemise
- overskirt
- corset (waistreduction)
- wings
- pouch
- utility-baggie (for my latex ears and make-up)

Without further ado, the pictures:

Back - close up of wings:

Peek-a-boo look at satin underskirt and pouch:

Sidelook of wings:

Utility-bag (Great tutorial by: queenofdiy):

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