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11  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Clothing for Kuroyami on: February 07, 2010 02:20:29 PM
A friend of mine has her own souldoll and even though I think they are kind of creepy I did offer to make her some clothing. I llike to make clothing, so why not for her doll.

The pictures are somewhat dark, but that was because I just finished when it was already dark and she would leave with the set. So I tried to get some lighting from our lamp Tongue The vest and the pants are made of purple fabric that is a little bit shiny and looks black when you hold it differently. The blouse was made from white cotton, but was colored with coffee when we discovered that we only had enough of a yellowish button. The ruffle was made of cotton lace also dyed in coffee and has a little mother of pearl button.

This is the front with the shirt tucked in.

This is the front with shirt untucked. I like it better that way and the little thread you can still see on some of the edges were cut of after the making of these pictures.

And that's the back.  Personally I would have liked it better when the tails were somewhat longer, but still I like the set all together.
12  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Completed Projects / Plaid dress on: January 19, 2010 07:37:31 AM
Normally I like plaid.. on other people. I'm more of a 1 color gall. Black.. mostly. But when I saw this plaid fabric I was sold. I told myself that I bought it for my sister's promdress, but when it turned out that I needed at least 5 more meters of the fabric and that it was sold out, I could use it for myself again.

So I started folding. And folding.. And finally I started sewing al those folds. After sewing al those folds I made it formfitting and then I wanted to add some cute frumply sleeves. But then I discovered something that made me throw this dress in a corner and never finished until yesterday. It has been on the radiator for almost 3 months. It wasn't until my father asked me if he could throw it away that I started working on it again. And made a lacey vest to go with it.

This is the result.

I'm looking a little grumpy on this one, but around that time I was awake for almost 36 hours. I just wanted to sleep. Tongue

This is how the dress looks on top witout the vest. I made straps with some lace I had laying around.

And on the next two pictures you can see how I pleated everything and sewed it down.

Thanks for looking.

13  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Cid Highwind - Final fantasy. on: January 17, 2010 09:44:35 AM
This is a costume I made for a friend that he wore to the MCM London Expo last year.

I made the jacket, the pants and the white scarf.

He was very happy with it.
14  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Motor saddle on: January 17, 2010 09:20:00 AM
My father only drives a motorcycle, but it is an old one and he needed a new saddle cover. He first tried it himself with some black pleather. But looking back at it it was doomed to fail because the pleather was way to thin and the cats in the neighbourhood decided that they had a new scratchpole. So when I found some upholstery pleather in a remnantbin at a refurnisher, I decided to make a new one for him.

There are still some mistakes, but in the end I was pretty pleased with the outcome. And so was my father.

Pictures of the saddle back on the motorcycle will come later.
15  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Koi patch on: January 17, 2010 09:10:29 AM
This patch I made by sewing 5 layers of sheer white fabric on brightly colored felt. Then I sewed in the pattern of the koi and it's scales. And cut out the layers in between the sewinglines. In some places I cut out all the layers and in some places between 2 and 4 layers for the gradation of colors. I want to use it on something, but I haven't have any ideas yet.

16  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Organization VIII Axel coat 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.

17  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / Sugar Skull Slippers (Now with Tutorial and lots of pictures!) 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.
18  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Harry Potter plushies 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
19  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Neville's Herbology Notebook 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.

20  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Marauder's Map messenger bag 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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