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1  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / GALLERY Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan on: May 16, 2012 01:21:03 PM

Original Thread:   https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=407565.0

Here is our gallery for fantastic Wheel of time inspired fabulousness!

1. Vecrutzi
2. SiakelA
3. AlphaBrett
4. Makaylalee
5. camezzo
6. OrangeKnickers
7. bobbinalong
8. Alchamy513
9. zigg13pra


Sent Received Sent & Received Feedback Left Contact Me Immediately!

SiakelA<--> AlphaBrett  <--> camezzo
OrangeKnickers <--> zigg13pra
Vecrutzi <--> Alchamy513
Makaylalee <--> bobbinalong
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Virgo and a pair of sexy sweaters! *Pic Heavy* on: April 25, 2012 09:05:06 PM
Hi guys!

I'm just finishing up my second year at fashion college in Toronto, and I thought I'd share some of the things I've been working on!

Craftster has been such a fun time, and has inspired me to keep sewing and creating even when I was exhausted, so I'm putting these up as a thank you, for all the support of the fantastic people on this forum Smiley

This was a project for a knitwear class, we had a week to be taught how to sew skirt/sweats/sweater or whatever it was, design our own interpretation of it, and hand a completed garment, pattern and technical sketch in the next week! Phew!

My lovely model is wearing a pair of biker shorts I also made underneath, since it really is a shirt. The fabric is a loose knit sweater fabric, with a gold thread running through.

This next one was also a knitwear project, where we had to make a boat neck sweater.

There are also small gold studs along the front neck and the cuff in place of buttons. And then the real drama is in the back!

A nice big cowl with gold chains strung across it! This is my personal favorite knitwear project, I wear it all the time, and it fits me, even though I'm double the size of my model! (She's a 6, I'm a 12)

This next one was for a contest I did at the start of school. 12 students were given the twelve signs of the zodiac, and we had to design and create an outfit with a $300 gift card from Fabricland.

This is Virgo!

All the skirt pieces were cut individually from a combination of organza, lace, tulle and chiffon; which were then hemmed and joined into the corset along with a super poufy petticoat. There are also inset bra-cups, because my runway model was lacking in the breast department.  It also had a bolero that went with it:

The jacket is essentially a bolero, with a giant ruffle.
If you really like it, and want to see the runway shots at the contest, or some of the other entries, you can go here:   http://www.catwalkcure.ca/photogalleries/pbalinksi.html

It's a slideshow on the companies website Smiley

Everything in this post was designed, drafted and sewn by me, so please ask my permission if you want to reproduce any of my work, and please don't sell copies of my garments.

If anybody would like to know how I did a specific thing, or a close-up of any details, I can add them in. Smiley
3  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan Swap (Su april 23-May 4 send by June 4) on: April 23, 2012 03:46:46 PM

Swap name: Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Vecrutzi
Sign-up date range: April 23-May 4 2012
Date to send item by: June 4 2012

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): 25, if more Alchamy513 will Co-organize

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO
If so, which country?

Additional Age requirement? No

Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: YES
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES
- Is at least 18 years old: YES

Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES/NO
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES/NO
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES/NO
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES/NO
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES/NO
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old: YES/NO
- If within the US, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES/NO
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES/NO

Details of swap:

Previous Swap: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=352618.0
Previous Swap Gallery:  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=357367.msg4185704#msg4185704

Welcome back to the wonderful world of the Wheel of Time! Robert Jordan's fabulous series is considered one of the best fantasy series ever written- for good reason. The depth of his characters is amazing, as are the descriptions of places and objects so real, sometimes I'm surprised they don't really exist!

This swap is for all those who wish to have a little piece of Robert Jordan's world at home!

Please post in this thread with progress at least once a week, and PM me if you're going to be going on vacation or something that will make you unavailable for part of this swap.

This will be a 4 or 6 point swap.
(We had some people who wanted a smaller, and some a larger package)
Please specify on your questionnaire which you want to do, or if you're ok with either.

By Points
-Large = 3 Points
-Medium = 2 Points
-Small = 1 Point

By Time
-Large = 3 or more hours
-Medium = 2 or more hours
-Small = 2 or less hours

By Size
-Large = A shawl, a shirt, a skirt, a set of jewelry with four to five items, a purse
-Medium = one single necklace or bracelet, a scarf
-Small = Earrings, stickers, wallets, pouches, bookmarks

By Price
-Large = $30 or more
-Medium = $10-$30 dollars
-Small = $10 or less

If you want to participate, information to send to Vecrutzi:

Name of swap: Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan
Craftster username
Email address
Your real name
Mailing address including the country
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
Confirm that are at least 16 years old or, if not, that you have moderator approval(YES/NO)

Feel free to explain as much as you want for these questions!

Favourite Characters?
Least Favourite?

Favourite Ajah?
Least Favourite?

Favourite country/city/place/institution? (ex. Black tower, The Blight, Caemlyn, Tower of Ghenji)
Least favourite?

Favourite race/culture? (ex. Aiel, Sea Folk)
Least favourite?

Favourite items?
Least favourite?

Favourite Imagery/Ideas?

What book have you read up to? (So we don't spoil it for you!)

Anything specific you really really want to receive?
Anything you really do not want to receive?

Favorite/Least Favorite colors

What crafts do you do?

What crafts do you admire/ would like to receive?

Do you have a pinterest/wist or other inspiration board? (List it here)

Any allergies?
Allergens in your home?

Anything else to tell the organizer or your partner?

Once completed, PM your finished questionnaire to Vecrutzi, with a Subject of WoT Questionnaire.
Through-out this swap, please make your subject titles informative! (ex. WoT Question, WoT sent)

Also, remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find other rules about participating in a swap.


1. Vecrutzi
2. SiakelA
3. AlphaBrett
4. Makaylalee
5. camezzo
6. OrangeKnickers
7. bobbinalong
8. Alchamy513
9. zigg13pra


Sent Received Sent & Received Feedback Left Contact Me Immediately!

SiakelA<--> AlphaBrett  <--> camezzo
OrangeKnickers <--> zigg13pra
Vecrutzi <--> Alchamy513
Makaylalee <--> bobbinalong

We have a Gallery!
4  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan Swap? on: January 02, 2012 04:25:28 PM

I was wondering if there would be any interest in doing a swap based on the book series The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan?

Point Values optional, depending on how much interest there is and how much everyone has time for!

If there is interest, this will be my first time as swap organizer, so any suggestions at all would be fantastic, or if anyone would like to help me organize.

I'm in Canada, we can make this Canada, North America or International. I don't know how popular this fantastic series is elsewhere!
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Fashion University Application Photoshoot! *Picture chubby* on: March 19, 2010 08:14:06 PM
Alright! So I've not really posted much before, but let's get right into it. I'm applying for the fall semester at Ryerson University in Toronto, so these are the dresses I sent to them in my application in February (yikes took me long enough!)

This first one is my own design, done from a basic pattern block.

And yes, this photoshoot was done outside, standing on a skating rink and snow, at -20 plus windchill. yay Canadian winters!

Very titanic-esque I've been told.

This gives you a better idea of the godets inserted to make the skirt more full. A two foot train is hard to add when you've never done it, and don't have any guides to go from.

The real drama of this piece is the back, or lack there of. I had fun shaping it, but I'm happy with how it turned out.

On to the next piece. This pattern is entirely self drafted, made straight from my measurements. the seams point dramatically down from the waist to the hips, with a front pleat and contoured bodice. Lovely burgundy damask. Let me know if anyone wants the pattern?

And here's the bodice. It doesn't wrinkle, it was just hard to sit right off a body.

Last but not least, this was also an art project. I hand bleached the brick design into some broadcloth, then made the stencils and painted those on with a lightweight acrylic. I then splattered neon colours all over it. This is definately one of my more dramatic pieces.

And the outside shot.

The stencils are of a bandana wearing teddy bear, and my name, Kat, if you were wondering.

Thanks for looking, C&C always appreciated!

6  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Blue Satin Masquerade on: November 03, 2009 06:13:20 PM
So! Halloween costume, 2009, here goes.

I decided I wanted to be a character from a masquerade ball. Think secret princess that sneaks off every night to go dancing with her sweetheart. So I decided I had to have a floorlength ballgown, complete with princess points over the hands and a sweetheart neckline.

This pattern was created entirely by me, so if you want it, I can always add a tute. The skirt was simply 2 metres of the blue satin, gathered. it closes by a zipper and hook and eye up the back. took about 4 metres total.

And without further ado, onto the pictures.

Full costume, I did not make the cloak, but I did make the mask.

Without the cloak. I promise I don`t look this silly usually. There are darts up the front, back and from the sides of the bosom.

The sleeves, closeup. Some really complicated facings and attachment techniques to get this effect, but I`m pleased with it.

And the wrist side of the sleeves.

And lastly my mask. Blue satin on one side, and black wool from another project on the other. ribbon closure. And it`s honestly not that wonky, it was hard to photograph. Also, the fuzzy appearance is from the black wool on the other side.

Thanks for looking, C&C welcome. Again, I`ll post a pattern if anyone would like it.

*HELP* When I tried to rotate pictures, it would rotate the frame dimensions, but not the picture. So my sideways long pic would become tall, but the image would stay sideways. any ideas how to fix that?*
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