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1  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Squid Pants on: October 13, 2008 08:04:39 PM
I just got a new sewing machine for my birthday and I finally got a chance to sit down and crank out some pants. I get really disapointed about the lack of cute boys clothes, girls get frills and ruffles and sparkles and boys get nothing. So I made some embellished cut boys pants. I made my own pattern by tracing a pair of my sons pants.

I used a freezer paper stencil to put the squid on these

My SO thinks these look a little girly, honestly I don't think they are that girly. The circles are reverse appliqued.

I'll try to get some action shots in the morning, the kiddo is fast asleep, I just couldn't wait to show them off!
2  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Completed Projects / raw mohair to fluffy clouds of lovelyness on: September 27, 2008 05:32:29 PM
I picked up 3 pounds of raw mohair at the Common Ground Fair last weekend and I've been working on washing and dyeing it, heres a little of what I've got done so far

thats about a third of what I've got done and I still have a huge bag of raw mohair waiting for me.
3  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / mmmmm...mohair! on: September 27, 2008 05:27:01 PM
well I missed fiber friday, again Roll Eyes so here is some gorgous mohair i got at the Common Ground Fair last weekend, it is mixed with white merino for contrast

the pics are a wee bit blurry, but you can see the wonderful colours
4  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / pretty pretty parasol! on: March 02, 2006 03:00:58 PM
after months of waiting the dollar store finally had the little kid umbrellas back so i bought one and made this pretty little thing

and an action shot

and another action shot so you can see the inside

(thats my bf being silly)

you dont really get the colour from the pictures, it is acctually a kind of cream colour, very vintage feeling.
it was really easy to make, i just took the original fabric off, made pattern peices from it and sewed it together with lace on the edges.  the toughest part was sewing the little end do-hickies that attach to the ribs, it was kinda tedious. but totally worth it, coz i now have a cute parasol.
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / it was supposed to be a hoodie... on: January 13, 2006 12:55:14 AM
today i decided to make a black hoodie. so i got some black sweatshirt fabric and set to work.  i drafted a pattern from a hoodie i love dearly(got it for christmas, and have basicly not taken it off since) and quickly realized that i was not going to have enough fabric to make a hood.  hence the funky collar.  i also discoverd that i have lost my zipper foot, so the zipper is all wonky, but i enjoy it immensly( ever since finishing it about ten minutes ago)

me wearing it, before i put in the pockets

my bed wearing it, after sewing on the pockets. I think the lace really adds to it. 

so, whaddaya think?
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / sundress with tutorial! on: March 27, 2005 11:55:04 AM
Last night I got the urge to make somthing, so I whipped up this adorable sundress out of strawberry shortcake fabric.

The pattern is very simple, just get measurements for your bust, your waist and how long you want it to be then take a piece of newspaper and make this shape with your measurments

cut three peices like that, then cut a fourth piece an inch to an inch and a half wider(this is the back), don't forget to add seam allowences(its better that it be too big than too small)  Sew the four panels together, and add a zipper on the back.  Then either get some help or use a dress form to tailor the top so it fits you better. Hem it up, add some straps and voila, pretty sundress! horray!
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Matching Suit and Dress for Prom on: March 21, 2005 12:26:37 PM
So I've got this spectacular idea for prom this year.  I'm going to make a suit for Teh Boy and a dress for me that matches. One ickle-bitty problem, I need a good suit pattern(which I will be altering slightly), and to make it more complicated I want something with a naru collar,because they are awesome and totally underused(a naru collar, btw, is one of those collars that kind of sticks up, rather than the usual sort that folds down and is triangular. I'm not sure if that made sense, I wish I had a picture).
If I manage to make it we are going to look superrad. Black suit, blue shirt, black skinny tie on Teh Boy, black princess seam dress with off the shoulder puffy sleeves, corset type lacing(mostly decorative) on the front and subtle ruffles on me. 
I *will* be making the dress regardless, but the suit...
ah well, next weekend Teh Boy and I are going shopping(this I have decided) and hopefully a suit pattern will surface.
Have any of you made a suit before? What pattern did you use? Am I getting in over my head?
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