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21  Organization VIII Axel coat in Costumes: Completed Projects by papilionette on: January 17, 2010 08:52:35 AM
Yesterday I finished making a Organization VIII coat for a friend of mine who wanted to cosplay Axel on a one day convention next week. We used this linkhttp://pics.livejournal.com/tallus_rip/pic/00003cef as a guidance line and even though at first it seemed a bit confusing it was quite an easy to follow pattern. Somehow I also measured everything right the first time, so I didn't have to alter it halfway making the coat.

Here are the pictures.

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22  Sugar Skull Slippers (Now with Tutorial and lots of pictures!) in Shoes: Completed Projects by papilionette on: October 03, 2009 10:49:06 AM
My feet were cold. And I had a lot of scraps, including a little piece of the sugar skull fabric designed by Alexander Henry. I all ready let some of it go to waste after using it for another project that failed... Epically.

I already seen this model of slippers before and I could buy the pattern on line. But I was a little low on money, so I decided to tackle it myself. And here is the endresult!

Because my sister had a hole in her sock I thought that would be a perfect excuse to make another pair of slippers and make a tutorial of the process.

This is what you need:
- A piece of fleece (i used an old fleece scarf)
- A piece of whatever kind of fabric you want to go on the outside. (this time I used a skull and roses Alexander Henry fabric
- A piece of canvas or another sturdy kind of fabric
- A piece of very ugly fabric or where you have to many fabric of for the patternpieces
- Scissors
- Pins (not on the picture)
- Chalk
- And a hmm.. thingie to correct wrongfully placed stitches.

Get your victim, whether it's to make slippers for them or help you make your own. You can do it on your own, it's just a little easier with a pair of extra hands in the beginning. See the hole in the sock?

Take out some of the pattern fabric and and trace around the foot, adding a centimeter or two around the foot and let your victim cut it out. (Yes, my model could use a pedicure Tongue)

Take another piece of the pattern fabric and wrap that around the outerside of your victim's foot. Make sure that you start at the heel and work your way to the toes. Make sure that the fabric covers at least 3 toes.

Trace the bottom with your chalk and cut it out.

Place it back on the victims foot, so you can determine the hole for your foot. My English doesn't seem to cut it, so please look at the next picture to see what I mean.

And cut it out.

Do the same for the innerside of your foot. Go from the heel to your big toe and cover at least 3 toes and determine the hole for your foot.

Now you have two overlapping patterns. Make sure that at the heel the centerline goes straight up and connects at both patterns.

Now you should have 3 patternpieces, like this. I marked them.

It doesn't really matter in what order you cut out the different kinds of fabric, but I'm starting with the fleece. Fold it over, so you have two layers of fabric on top of eachother and pin all the patternpieces on top of the fleece. (Note; you need to cut out the sole twice, so you will have four fleece soles. Keep that in mind as you lay out the patternpieces.) And cut them out with seam allowance. Then pin the solepattern back on the leftover fleece and cut it out.

Take your sturdy fabric and fold that also double, in the same way as the fleece. Pin on your sole pattern. (Just that one) And cut it out.  As I was making this tutorial, I found out that its comes out handy if you drew the outline of your sole pattern on the sturdy fabric, so you will know where to pin the rest of your slipper. I found out while pinning, so here's a pointer. You don't need that sole pattern anymore after that.

Now take your pretty fabric which will be the outer side of your slippers. Fold it over in the same fashion as the fleece and the sturdy fabric and pin on your leftover patternpieces. Make sure that bot of the pattern pieces are layed down with soleside down. So that if you have a pattern, it will not be upside down. Cut them out.

Now you should have the same patternpieces as I have on the picture above.

Pin everythin together in the right place. For the sole you should take 2 layers of fleece and 1 layer of the sturdy fabric and pin it together. Make sure that you have a left and a right foot. Take the pretty fabric and take a innerside piece and a outerside piece and pin them right sides together at the heel. Do the same for the fleece part.


And this is where you will end up with. 2 soles and 4 footwrappers Tongue 2 of the pretty fabric and two of the fleece.

Now take a pretty footwrapper and a fleece and pin it right sides together at the heel. Make sure that it's centered and that you don't pin soleside. You pin on the upperside of the patternpieces. (I hope that makes any sense.) And then pin the rest. Do the same for the other footwrappers.

And sew.

After you've sewn it, fold it over and pin again, so you can topstitch it for a clean look.

After topstitching, you can pin the sole sides and sew them or baste them to make the sewing later on easier.

Like so.

Drag you victim back and fit the footwrapper on your foot again. make sure which flap you want to go over which flap and pin it at the crossing. I thought it would make it easier to fit them inside out for some mysterious reason and ended up pinning them on the sole the other way around. So now my outer flap was covering the innerflap. You can judge for yourself which one you like more, but if you like the Sugar Skulls better, then the pictures are wrong.

Pin the footwrapper on the sole and sew. You can use a zigzag or lock to reinforce the connection between sole and footwrapper.

We're almost done. Let your victim or yourself fit the slipper again. Make sure it's comfortable and then add ribbons or elastic to finish your slippers. Or embellish them in which way you want them embellished.

And done. You may pat yourself on the back for all your hard work and the fact you deciphered this mysterious code which call itself tutorial.
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23  Harry Potter plushies in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by papilionette on: September 23, 2009 03:18:58 PM
I made these plushies for the Harry Potter Swap 6 for jigarkhwar

This is a Mandrake plushie!

A closeup of it's face.

And a Potter Pillow Pal
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24  Neville's Herbology Notebook in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General by papilionette on: September 23, 2009 03:13:06 PM
I made this for the Harry Potter Swap for jigarkhwar. It's a Herbology Notebook containing information about different herbs. I made a few illustrations for it and tried to arrange the information and pictures as fun as possible.

Here are a few pictures, because if I would every picture of it here, image obese would never be the same again. however in the Harry Potter Swap Gallery, jigarkhwar posted a link to more of her favourites.

This is the front of the book. the only thing I haven't handcrafted about the book was the attachment of the leather strap. my father did that for me, drilling the holes and attaching it with tiny screws and bolts.

This is one of the first pages. This was also the style that the whole book has.

This was an addition to the pages with information about Nettle. It's the history of Quidditch.

This was a picture accompanied with the specific species of sage that is burned like incense.

The pumpkin juice recipe that was featured with the pumpkin information.

The book also contained some dried samples like chamomile and nettle, among others and has room to add a lot of notes.

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25  Marauder's Map messenger bag in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by papilionette on: September 23, 2009 02:43:04 PM
Well, it might be obvious that I like the Marauder's Map.

This bag however I made for the Harry Potter Swap 6 for jigarkhwar.

The bag is lined with a quilting fabric I got on sale, because the craftingshop was stopping with quilting materials.
and the outer side of it is handdyed with coffee, tea and fabricpaint. Then the Map was drawn on with fabricmarkers.

This is the bag.

This is a close-up of the front.

And this is how it looks like when it's folded open.

And on the sides there were little footprints drawn on. But I forgot to take photo's of that.
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26  Re: Harry Potter Swap 6 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by papilionette on: September 22, 2009 09:36:50 AM
I received from the lovely Ariaya today!! And it is such a great package!

I'll start right away with the photo's and I got to warn you all, that I made a lot of pictures!

Here is me opening the package, my dad made a lot more picture, but I will spare you, because it has a lot of goofy faces on it and blurriness. Smiley

This is the picture of all the goodies, accompanied by a lovely card she wrote.

She sent me some Harry Potter Candy, because I cannot get anywhere near me and right after I've taken all the pictures, me and my family tried out the Bertie Bott's beans. I must say it was hilarious.

She also sent me my own quills! How cool is that! I really like them and I HAVE MY OWN QUILLS!! Rita Skeeter, move over!

I also Got a Gryffindor washcloth and a potionsbag! With handmade pumpkin soap! It smells so good, I can't wait to try it tonight!

And last, but certainly not least, a Slytherin Scarf!! I sure do like Gryffindor, but nothing beats Slytherin (well Gryffindor beats them a lot actually, come to think of it)

Oh and about the whole family trying the Bertie Bott's Beans, here is a picture of me just tasting a gravy flavored bean! (However Fish flavored was far worse, but luckily they didn't get a picture of that!)

Oh I really like my package, its so awesome! I'm feeling totally giddy. Truth to be told, I hadn't expected it so soon, so it was a complete surprise getting it in the mail today! Thank you Ariaya for being such a great swappartner!
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27  Back to school with a squid! in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by papilionette on: September 08, 2009 12:39:48 PM
You know when little sisters are stealing your bags to go to school? Then you have to make a cool new school bag, so they won't steal yours anymore.

Here is the finished result:

This is a closeup on the squid.

And a zipper from her old schoolbag that died after only two weeks and that one was storebought.

Hope you'll like it.
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28  Re: A Nightmare before Christmas Skirt. (picture heavy) in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by papilionette on: July 26, 2009 02:07:41 PM
Im staying at my dads house now, so I forgot that the skirt is at my own house.

But I did find a picture my dad made, when I was working on the skirt and thought of sharing it with you all.

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29  voodoo doll pincushion in Completed Projects by papilionette on: July 26, 2009 01:53:38 PM
Ive always wanted a voodoo doll Pincushion and now I made one.

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30  Marauder's Crochet Map in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by papilionette on: July 26, 2009 01:49:40 PM
I am absolutely in love with the Marauders map. I actually don't know why, but out of all Harry Potter related crafts, I've crafted things related to the Marauders Map the most.

And since I want to learn how to crochet, I needed a needle case for my crochet hooks. So instead of focusing on how to crochet something I made a needle roll. The fact it was based on the Marauder's Map has everything to do with my excitement for the Harry Potter Swap that is now open for entry. It's my first swap and all.

But without further ado, here are the somewhat crappy photo's..

This is the front.

Without the string.

Folded open.

I used a white cotton and dyed it with Tea and Coffee and then drew the Marauder's Map on by hand with a fabric marker.
It is quite small, so in comparison to the real Map there are somethings missing, but I still like it!
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