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1  Odd Couple: Furby and AstroBoy in Halloween Costumes by iggy.boy on: November 01, 2010 07:24:55 PM

In between finishing my boss' collection, sewing a wedding dress, and other custom orders, I managed to whip up these costumes for my BF and I. Of course, our only action shots would be photo-bombed by booze.

I was originally going to be the Captain Olimar (complete with Pikmins) I've been trying to be for the fourth year in a row, but time yet again put it off. I considered not dressing up this year because of my busy schedule until I saw this post https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=355981.0 by user JessMeg I knew I just had to be a Furby.

12 hours later, I came up with this.

http://bit.ly/ckD0SK Click for larger image.

It's basically a shirt pattern with ears sewn onto a raglan sleeve. I mostly used fur, foam sheets, and Liquid Nails adhesive. Fully lined with a zipper so it's super comfy, minus the glue fumes you inhale as you put it on. I used Styrofoam balls for the eyes and mouth and covered it with craft foam. Eyelashes and sensor are made of card stock. The iris is iron-on transfer over plain white knit fabric stretched over the Styrofoam balls.

The family dog got to it an hour before I had to wear it so I had to replace eyelashes and patch up the mouth which he chewed on. Super Glue to the rescue. I'm also usually thrifty, but I only had two days to whip this up so I ended up spending quite a lot than I intended. $20 for fur and lining, $20 on the foam and glue, and $10 for a package of iron-on transfer.

My BF wanted to be AstroBoy, but I refused to let him walk around in underwear and some boots. So his costume is derived off the new movie made up of a shirt, pants, and a leather armor. The shirt and pants are corded along with some coverstitch details. The armor (not pictured) is enclosed by hidden snaps in the back and it's basically a normal bodice with modified sleeves that are top-stitched on top of the bodice rather than into the bodice. It also has some pretty nice details that the picture doesn't reveal.

I actually finished this in August since he knew from last year that he wanted to be AstroBoy. A yard of leather of each color equals up to $18. The shirt and pants fabric I got from a remnants store adjacent to a large fabric store that charges $2 per pound. A snap kit for $8 and some red lace for his shoes for a dollar. So his costume cost less than $30.

Thanks for looking guys and it's nice to be back on Craftster! Cheesy

EDIT: From my friend's camera.

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2  Layered Cardigan? in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by iggy.boy on: August 31, 2009 09:32:57 PM

I decided to stay around after work on Saturday to check out an art gallery show a few studios down and came up with this. I was originally playing with scraps until I realized I was wearing an over sized golf shirt with short shorts to an event (So. Cal. has been having mountain fires so temperatures come in 3 digits.) I dressed it up a bit with a 45 minute cardigan. The purple shirt is a defect sample I sewed up for the designer I work for which is just a simple sleeveless-tee.

Detail shot? It's basically a cardigan bodice with a facing underneath that it is also sewn along on the arm, shoulder, and side seams. I coverstitched tape all along the edges and neck line and did a bad hem job.

And this is what I was playing around with before I decided to sew something up. No cutting, no sewing, just pins and scraps. It was fun draping it, and I bet it'd be fun making it... in the near future I hope.

Well, thanks for looking! Have a nice day!

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3  Recycled Garments, Quilt, and Scarf! in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by iggy.boy on: May 24, 2009 12:48:24 PM
So my school had it's international day and the Apparel department decided to do a recycled themed fashion show. You either had to use eco-friendly fabrics or recycled/deconstructed materials. Everybody else used old garments and I chose to do old upholstery and drapery.

Everybody called it granny chic. And if you haven't guessed, Leanne Marshall was an inspiration for my garments! Smiley

I call this "Dew" and everything is made out of drapery fabrics. The top and the cowl came from ugly curtains. The top was the most time consuming of all. It had 36 contrasting gores that you can't even see (the pattern's really interesting too!) and took me a whole day pressing each and every one of them. The skirt is made out of heavy wool drapery and was the fastest to whip up. It's lined with the same gray fabric I used for the top. The cowl is just a pleated rectangle wrapped around the neck.

I got the inspiration to do something along the lines of Leanne Marshall's collection when I draped old pillowcases on the mannequin. The corners pointed out and made this flowy movement so I drafted the pattern and off I went. The skirt is made out of old slip covers and throw pillows that had my nose stuffy for the rest of the week from all the dust that came out when ripping seams apart. It's fully lined and closed with invisible zipper. The top is made out of linen upholstery. The neck is a cowl that can be closed with a button. And yes, I rushed the zipper on this one. When you're working on something for so long, you tend to not give a damn about it anymore.

The only picture without the cowl since she wore it for the rest of the day haha.

I won 1st Place! Smiley

Here are some of my classmate's work.

The girl in the middle designed the one on the right and someone else designed what she's wearing (which is a tree dress made out of rice sacks and scrap quilting squares.)

The girl in the middle designed hers and the girl on the left's outfits made out of old clothes.

Also, since our teacher is retiring this year, we as a class decided to make her a retirement quilt. We didn't quite finish the whole thing, but at least we had something to present the day of.

We were originally gonna use all silks, but we scratched that off. The middle part took the longest. We beaded the peacocks and backstitched the bark on the tree.

Lastly, when we were presented the recycled idea, I started to finger knit these spaghetti straps into those chain linked scarves that Yokoo does on Etsy.

I never finished it.  Grin

That's all! Thanks for looking.

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4  Summer cowls? in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by iggy.boy on: April 07, 2009 02:40:43 PM
I made these shirts a few weeks ago. I received an awesome angel package from ptarmic wumpus (That needs to be checked out since the swap literally ended weeks ago.) today so I decided to take pictures of these shirts as well. By the way, the link is here. https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=291772.30

Anyway - this one is a grungy shirt with a deep cowl, dropped shoulder, loose fit and fitted sleeves. I wanted to play around with different fits in the same garment and came up with this. It also has a large asymmetrical pocket that's sewn very low.

This one is not so summery. I purposely made this cowl to hide a haircut accident in the back. The lady who was cutting my hair slipped and buzzed part of my hair so I was forced to get a shorter and awkward haircut. I've been wearing hats for 3 weeks and this one helped for a day or two.

It's a sleeveless shirt. (The first garment I made off of my sloper.) It has a hoodie pocket with facing like the sleeves. The cowl has two components. The under cowl has batting for stabilization. The top cowl is double the width of the under cowl thus giving it a ruched effect. The finger knit scarf is similar to the one I did a few months ago, but instead of 7.5 yards of continuous scarf, I knitted different lengths ranging from 6 to 18 inches and I just connected them at the ends.

That's all! Thanks for looking!

p.s. Big ups to whoever can guess where I got the bug eyes from. Smiley
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5  Re: Couture Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by iggy.boy on: April 07, 2009 02:39:06 PM
My angel package has arrived and it's beyond marvelous!

So ptarmic wumpus gets 10 gold stars for design and craftsmanship. I'm in awe! She made me a gauberdine jacket with meticulous seams and piping. It's lightweight denim with silk bias accents. It's perfect for the summer! She also made the hat out of Harris Tweed. I've hyped myself too much that I ran out of things to say about this awesome package. So here are more pictures!

Thanks again, Nikki! Smiley

By the way, I believe she has a picture of the pattern she based the jacket off of. So she might post a picture of that. And I hope you guys don't mind that I hyperlinked this thread to a recent post I made. More people needs to compliment this talented lady!
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6  Re: IKEA Malma Mirror Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by iggy.boy on: March 26, 2009 06:39:55 PM
So I finally got my mirror!

Thank you so much, Wendy! I can't believe how much effort and time is put into my mirror. And not to mention, it looks awesome on my wall!

Yay, steampunk! Once again, thank you so much! I hope you like my mirror.

p.s. I laughed out loud about the whole state looking like a flea market yet there's none.

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7  Re: Couture Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by iggy.boy on: March 11, 2009 07:12:49 AM
Hey, there! oneredboot told me that elmpixie has received about a week ago, so here's a few pictures I took prior to sending. Of course, we'd love to see it on her as well. Wink

Boxy top with huge collar detail and a simple D-ring belt.

Knit tunic with a belt from a fun kit and rolled hem scarf.

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8  Re: MMORPG Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by iggy.boy on: February 28, 2009 11:36:53 PM
Yay! So I finally received my package from my partner GabsMadBlonde and it's the coolest thing!

I open the package to find a chest with a decoupaged map of Azeroth!

Time to loot!

Inside are these TINY keychains. I especially have no idea how she made the mana bottle looking keychain that has a hearthstone and jade (?) in them. I also got this plasticky WoW keychain that I guess was made out of shrinky dinks? I could be wrong...

And here's the chest propped open by my lip chap.

Thanks so much for the package, partner! It felt relieving not to feel so guilty as I do in dungeons when I open chests. lol
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9  Nautical Ropes Scarf + Swap Items in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by iggy.boy on: February 05, 2009 03:43:59 AM
If you're elmpixie, do not read on.

So a few weeks ago, I decided to jump on the finger knit wagon and made this. I used three spools of cotton yarn at the same time. I called them intestines (because they look like it) up until I wore it at a party and someone commented on how they look like nautical ropes, so they're now known as that. It's 7.5 yards long, by the way. I'm also growing my hair out and in any cases of hair growing, it's the least flattering stage of the process so I've been wearing these turbans which are basically circle scarves wrapped around. The one pictured is one of my early ones. I have a few I need to post.


Just because I can't wait to show our gallery, here's what I made for elmpixie in the Couture Swap.

She wanted Free People/UO-esque clothes so I went to the tunic path.

Pink one is made of cotton and has a LARGE collar detail that if worn, looks like a rose bud. The light blue braid is finger knit fabric I cut into strips. The belt is just a strip of fabric with D rings.

The black one is knit with a wide neck line. The scarf I don't want to let go of. It's layered stretched knit with rolled hem.  The belt I also made with this fun little kit.

That is all, folks! I've been busy and been doing a few swaps here and there that I haven't made for myself. A lot of projects soon. Have a nice day!
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10  Re: Cowl Swap Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by iggy.boy on: December 31, 2008 07:21:32 PM
I received from i_am_138 today! Here are her excellent boy crafts! Smiley

Say hello to Mr. Lazy Eye Rabbit! From top counter clock wise; a knit stretch with leathery-spandex and swirly fur detail, another cowl with same details as the first only with the same fabric, and a beanie that matches the first cowl's detail.

Detail shot!

These are definitely some awesome cowls. I'm especially fond of the fabric you used, so perfect! Thanks a lot, Alexzandra! I hope you like yours. Smiley

And just because I'd like to think I'm one of the last ones to post this year, see you guys next year! (I love saying that. I can't wait to see my friends tomorrow and tell them how long it's been. haha) Hope everyone has/had a Happy and Safe New Year!
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