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11  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / pink slouchy bag. on: August 20, 2009 10:52:13 AM
i actually made this quite a while ago, but i haven't been on craftster for a few months & wanted to share it anyway, because i'm SO proud of it. it was so much work & took so long & turned out really well Smiley

only my second bag ever, by the way.

i drafted the pattern from an old h&m bag & added as much little compartments as i could, because i really hate bags with only one. it's the handiest bag i've ever had Cheesy i adore it.

i made it from faux leather, cotton for the lining & lots of zippers. i also added some old jewellery to the main zipper to glam it up, but unfortunately i lost that by now. i should really put something else in it's place...

anyway, i hope you like it & thanks for looking!
12  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / two t-shirt recons on: August 20, 2009 10:10:07 AM
yes, i am back. i made these for a trade (the girl i made them for already received & loved them!)
first time i made some things for someone i didn't already know! i was pretty excited Tongue & i'm really proud of how these turned out, especially the top.

made from a dresden dolls t-shirt, purple zebra lycra, lace, ribbon & some buttons.

made from a ramones t-shirt, lace, striped silk, red polka dot cotton, red sequins & a recycled black tutu.

i'd love to hear what you think of them! & thanks for looking Smiley
13  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / what i've been up to lately. on: August 20, 2009 09:21:56 AM
i know, i know, i haven't posted in FOREVER. actually, i haven't been on any forums at all the past few months. i haven't been sewing as much as i'd like to either.

but here are some of my recent favourite things Smiley

i love this dress so very much. especially the bright colours! & it was so easy & fun to make

it took me SO long to finish this. not because it was so hard, but after i sewed all the panels together i wasn't quite sure what else to do with it. & then i put it away & revisited it after a few months. i love how it turned out Smiley

made that skirt a while ago, but i just made that top on sunday. absolutely no forethought went into that top, i just took my favourite floral fabric & some matching pink & a long strand of sequins & improvised. & somehow that's how i make most of my best things xD

some detail shots:

another pinafore! i kinda love them. & the colours of this one are just amazing.

detail shot of the buttons:

that's it for now :p

i hope you like them! & thanks for looking Smiley
14  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / pinafore, bloomers, vest & a skirt (10 pics!) on: May 05, 2009 11:14:16 AM
first the pinafore:

i love this style so much ^^ it's so cute & flattering. & it has SEQUINS! i want to make more! i'm pretty sure i will just make more.
this really wasn't that hard to make. though the buttons & ruching were kind of annoying to do. does this remind you of minnie mouse too, or am i just crazy? Tongue

& the bloomers:

these are a bit longer than i usually make them & i'm really starting to like this length. bloomers like this look so adorable under dresses. i don't even know how i can stand all that cuteness Tongue
i wanted to do something different with these (other than the length) & hand-sewed some hearts on it. yes, that was inspired by emilie autumn. it's amazing how much hand-stitches add.

& the vest & skirt:

these are a bit older, but i just HAD to post them.
it's funny; i never used to like polka dots, hearts or bows, but now i use those things in almost everything i make Tongue

the vest took me pretty long to make, especially with all those pockets. it has five! under each flap & one on the inside. i love pockets. even the skirt has a pocket! hidden on the under layer.

& i can't think of anything else to say right now! if you want to see even more pictures, you can look in my blog.

thanks for looking! i'd love to hear your uncensored opinions on them Smiley
15  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / t-shirt into a dress & a men's hoody into a much cuter hoody on: May 04, 2009 01:00:09 PM
the dress barely counts as a reconstruction, but whatever.

made from a small girlie fit wednesday 13 t-shirt, white cotton, red polka dot cotton, spiderweb mesh from ebay & red fabric paint.

i had soooooo much fun with this ^^ especially with the paint splattering! i actually had to reverse the fabric, so the unsplattered side is on the outside, because i had accidentally used way too much paint :p
& i LOVE the combination of red splattered white fabric & red with white polka dots. this is really my new favourite dress. i can't wait for an excuse to wear it out!

by the way, i learned to do contour busts at www.whatthecraft.com. i really like those Smiley

& this hoody was made from a men's medium marilyn manson hoody, red sweatshirt fabric, a striped c&a shirt that i never wore & some lace.

i can't BELIEVE how many times i wore this before i finally reconstructed it.
this was pretty easy to do. i just made it about 10 sizes smaller, gave it long, partially puffed sleeves, a different & girly hood, decorated the pockets (that i couldn't really change anything about because of the graphics) with lace & gave it a striped waistband. my favourite part is the sleeves! they're so cute & different & comfortable.

thanks for looking! i'd love to hear what you think of them Smiley
16  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Pink, white and black all over. (warning: kind of a lot of pictures) on: April 15, 2009 02:51:10 PM
So, these aren't all that recent, but I've been dying to share them.

Especially this one:

That cardigan is my favourite thing I've ever made. It was soooooo much work. But I adore it Smiley It's somewhat inspired by Sofia Coppola's Marie Antoinette, gibbous and Lana Guerra. There are so many different things in it, it's ridiculous. Super comfy knit fabric, cotton, tulle, assorted buttons, lace, ribbon, silk, fishnet, zipper, decorative butterflies; I can barely remember it all Tongue

Detail shots!

And when I was finished, I couldn't resist making matching bloomers Tongue

I also made this:

Isn't it adorable?! I sure felt that way when I wore it Tongue Hence the Harajuku girl pose.
I looooooove how textured it is. It looks fairly simple viewed from a distance, but up close it has SO much detail. I really like sneaky clothes like that Tongue

Thanks for looking!
I'd love to know what you think about them Smiley
17  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Lots of t-shirt reconstructions! (actually, four) on: April 07, 2009 07:50:58 AM
This is my most recent one and second favourite:

It's so deliciously neon. The pink and green fabric actually hurt my eyes if I stare at it for too long Tongue I love it so much! ^^
It was really easy to make too. Just a bit tedious (the sleeves!).

I've actually never made an off-shoulder top before, but it turned out pretty good. Just a lot lower than I had intended Tongue Oh well.
It's still insanely comfortable Smiley

This is one of the most unoriginal things ever, but what the hell. I like it anyway Smiley
Oh yeah, and I learned how to make that bust at www.whatthecraft.com! I never really bothered with busts like that before.

And now my absolute favourite!

It took me forever to finish. But it was definitely worth it Smiley

The story behind it copied and pasted from my blog: (because I don't feel terribly talkative right now, but still want to say more about it Tongue)

OhmygodIlovethesepantssomuchyouhavenoidea. Even though it turned out freakishly high.

That poor Arch Enemy shirt has been sitting in my closet since last April. Then, in October, I was inspired to make pants from them. Or incorporate them into pants, whatever. While I was making them, I thought something like “Ha! Bet no one else has ever thought of incorporating the infamous Pure Fucking Metal t-shirt into pants before! I’m a genius!” But then (before I was finished) the new Arch Enemy DVD came out and lo and behold; Mrs. Gossow herself was parading around in white pants with the Pure, Fucking and Metal parts stuck on it. Thanks for stealing my thunder, dude.
I love that she’s creative with her clothes though. So many other metalheads, even the girls, just throw on some black/camo pants and an ill-fitting band t-shirt on and think it’s the coolest thing ever. All hail Angela!

Uhm, what was I talking about again? Oh yes. Pants. While I was drawing the pattern, I completely disregarded the fact that the main fabric didn’t stretch. So of course, when I tried it on, it was wayyyy too tight. I could barely pull it halfway up my thighs. It was very depressing. I banished it to the bottom section of my closet and didn’t touch it again until last Saturday night. Or rather, Sunday morning. As I tossed and turned, I began thinking of clothes I had yet to finish. Those pants came up. Suddenly, I had the idea to put a strip of black spandex in the middle. I couldn’t sleep anyway, so I got up and did exactly that. It fit like a glove! I was very pleased. Unfortunately, because of the extra fabric, it had also gotten a lot higher than I had intended. But I wear long tops all the time anyway, so I just left it. I think I’ll still add some belt loops. The waistband looks so naked.

Thanks for looking!
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