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1  Re: The Mysterious Galliano Pirate Jacket - Help Me Decipher It or Sew-Along! in Clothing Sewalongs by N30Nb100d on: February 12, 2014 10:12:01 AM
I don't know if anyone who was around in this thread a couple years ago still uses the site, but just in case... I finally used the pattern for this! Thanks again to the person who sent it to me (I'm sorry, I've lost track of who it was  Undecided )

I didn't really follow instructions or use all the pieces, and I definitely wasn't going to set the massive amount of snaps it needed, so it's all a bit different, but here it is:

If anyone's interested in more photos/info, there's some on my blog:
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2  Re: Fun fur animal hat with ears (with tutorial) in Costumes: Completed Projects by N30Nb100d on: December 16, 2012 07:47:55 AM
I finished another one of these yesterday.

One of the ears is floppier than the other, so they look uneven, but after re-doing it like 3 times I resigned to this.
Having a floppy ear is part of an animal's charm anyways, right?  Tongue

The fur is left over from this outfit, so I can have a hat to wear with it.

Thanks again for sharing the pattern! It's an awesome base to go off of (I've made some changes to it, but they're not obvious)
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3  Pink Vinyl Skirt in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by N30Nb100d on: May 30, 2012 08:35:42 PM
It's been quite a while since I posted anything, but here's a skirt I completed today. It was a pretty quick and straightforward project - two layers of vinyl cut like a circle skirt using my hip measurement for the inner circle, edged in bias binding, and a jersey waistband. I can do a tutorial if anyone is interested  Smiley

I've seen photos of these skirts before and figured I'd try making one of my own after I found this great translucent pink vinyl for $1.99 a yard.

The two circles laid out, ready for a waistband, which proved to be a little difficult to sew on because of how much less flexible than fabric the vinyl is and because I was too lazy to put tissue paper under it so it would feed well Tongue

There's a little more info on my blog (mainly a story about using dry erase markers on vinyl): http://as-i-sew.blogspot.com/2012/05/turns-out-frosted-pink-vinyl-and-dry.html

As usual, thanks for looking! All comments, questions, critiques are welcome.
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4  Re: Sheer blouse and polka dot circle skirt in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by N30Nb100d on: March 05, 2012 06:28:44 PM
That would be great!  I'd love to see another pic.  I like the idea of a circle skirt but never attempted making one for the same reason - that it needed a petticoat.

Here's a photo as promised  Smiley
I am wearing a relatively narrow slip to keep the skirt from being see-though but no petticoat.

I think circle skirts look great without petticoats too, I just like wearing petticoats Tongue
If you look at the hem of it like this, you can see how some parts hang lower than others - that's because it stretched on the bias, so watch out for that if you make one (it's best if you can let the skirt hang for a day then mark the hem while it's on a person or form so it hangs stretched). I think you should totally try making one if you like the idea!
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5  Re: Fun fur animal hat with ears (with tutorial) in Costumes: Completed Projects by N30Nb100d on: February 14, 2012 06:52:01 PM
I finally got around to making one of these, with a couple little changes - smaller along the top, no extra fur in the ears, and different "pom poms." It's lined in fleece and I just used iron on interfacing inside the ears for stiffness (ironed onto the fleece). Thanks again for the tutorial!

To anyone having trouble sewing the ears on with all that fur: I noticed it got a bit easier when I switched to a curved needle.

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6  Female Satyr/Faun (image heavy) in Halloween Costumes by N30Nb100d on: October 31, 2011 12:23:16 PM
So, I know many people have made this costume in the past (and mine is definitely inspired by those), but I've wanted one of my own for a while now. Well, here it is! It was quite an experience to make and I wish I had started earlier than I did because there was several late nights involved.

The pieces I made are the horns, top, legs, and shoe covers. The necklace was one I owned.

I used a pair of leggings as a base and hand sewed carved upholstery foam to them while worn, plus added fiber fill to the butt area (that was an interesting time haha). Then I taped up one leg to use for a pattern (idea for tape from http://www.komickrazi.com/costumes/tut3.html). Each leg ended up being 9 pattern pieces once I cut the tape apart.

The horns were stuffed fabric, tied up with thread, and wired so I could pose them and attach them to a headband. I love how they came out.

The only part I'm not totally happy with is the hooves. I didn't have the correct materials and didn't manage to make them cloven, but hey, better than just wearing the shoes.

The tail was definitely one of my favorite parts, and I kept getting compliments on my butt  Roll Eyes

I wanted the top to have as few seams as possible, as if I made it roughly from materials I could find in the woods. It worked out almost exactly like I wanted, so I was quite happy with that.

Thanks for looking! Comments, critique, questions are all welcome  Smiley

PS. So many awesome costumes already posted this year!
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7  Sims 2 Cosplay ("kimono" dress, plumbobs, thought bubble) in Costumes: Completed Projects by N30Nb100d on: September 16, 2011 10:04:06 AM
For a local convention this summer my best friend and I dressed as sims from Sims 2. I've seen lots of sims costumes before but they're often plain clothes with a plumbob, so we wanted to do outfits that were recognizable as being directly from the game.

I made all parts of my outfit except for the shoes. It includes a dress, obi, leg warmers, and the jewelry.

This is the game version for reference (link for the sake of space):

I was quite excited about how well the gradient came out on the obi. I hand dyed yellow fabric with orange dye. This part of the costume gave me some trouble... I had made the obi one way, hated it, ripped it all apart and remade it so it's put together like a tsuke obi.

Something that bothered me the whole time I was working on the dress was that the wrap goes the wrong way for a kimono even though it is clearly modeled after one... I almost switched it, but I'm a stickler for costume accuracy and was already making some compromises.

For the plumbobs I used a template from here: http://simsgalore.co.uk/7994/create-your-own-plumbob/
I printed several templates on cardstock, glued them together, attached to headbands with wire, and finally painted.

For the thought bubble, I digitally traced the bubble and symbols from screenshots, printed them, and hand painted in the colors (except the alien head which has gray paper glued on). The symbols are on velcro so we could change them out during the day.

Finally, time for some action shots! If you want to know more about my friend's costume, here's that thread: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=387572.msg4585639#msg4585639

Thanks for looking! C & C, questions, etc. are all appreciated  Smiley
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8  Sheer blouse and polka dot circle skirt in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by N30Nb100d on: August 26, 2011 02:04:45 PM
When I saw both of these fabrics at the store I had to have them. I knew right away I wanted a circle skirt from the yellow with white polka-dots, but I was a little stumped on the white fabric at first (which is sheer and has little polka-dots that are even more see-through). I decided on a blouse, then got stuck on the collar until my mother suggested I make it tie, and if I remember right, I saw someone wearing a similar collar on Project Runway Cheesy
I used this tutorial for the skirt: http://katiekadiddlehopper.blogspot.com/2009/04/circle-skirt-how-to.html
and New Look 6599 for the blouse, though with a lot of alterations - I changed all the darts to princess seams, did plain sleeve ruffles instead of cuffs, got rid of the yoke, made it close all the way up, and drafted the new collar.
The entire blouse is french seamed, including the armholes.
I was determined to use pearl buttons on it, and after some helpful advice here https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=388329.0, figured out an arrangement that worked. Thanks again to those who helped out!
The skirt hem isn't as even as I would like, but after re-cutting it several times, I decided it would just keep stretching out on the bias and end up longer in some spots (from waist to hem) no matter what.

You can better see the sheerness/dots here, I am wearing a camisole underneath in all the photos.

The skirt has a side zip and fabric covered button, that I tried to pattern match to the waistband...it worked alright. I tried to match the side seams as well and the only place that didn't work was over the zipper.

and here I am showing off my dancing skills Tongue I made the organza petticoats a while ago to wear with these sorts of skirts, and the bloomers as well.

all comments, suggestions, questions, etc. welcome! Thanks for looking  Smiley
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9  Retro polka-dot dress in Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Completed Projects by N30Nb100d on: August 25, 2011 05:26:14 PM
One of my friends really likes pinup/retro dresses, so when we were trying to come up with a Christmas present from me to her, I suggested I make one. It took a looong time, with lots of little problems along the way, but I finally got it together for some photos the other day.

I couldn't find a suitable pattern so I made a sloper for her and went from there. I think it worked out okay - except it took lots of fittings and when we put it on for the photos, the dress was way too big in the back waist even though it fit last fitting. Oh well, I'll fix it some day.

It is a halter top, with a separate red tie belt, lined and lightly boned bodice (except the two front seams), and a circle skirt (maybe it's 3/4 circle...). I also made a light petticoat to go with it.

Alright, enough of that, on to the pics! (I played hair stylist, makeup artist, and photographer as well, so any comments/suggestions about those are also welcome)

(not the best photo, but the best one I have showing how the halter curves)

bodice lining:

and one more from the photoshoot for fun  Smiley

Thanks for looking!
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10  Re: are these buttons too small for this blouse? in Clothing: Discussion and Questions by N30Nb100d on: August 14, 2011 05:12:18 PM
I tried a couple other arrangements after reading your comments. I do think it looks better with more (leaning towards 7 or 8 buttons now), but I'm still not sure.

The blouse is adorable though! What pattern did you use?

Thanks! The pattern is a very heavily altered New Look 6599 view D - darts changed to princess seams, no sleeve cuffs, no yoke, buttons all the way to the top, and a collar I drafted.
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