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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Help me find this video? Please? on: December 12, 2012 07:32:56 PM
I've exhausted my google searches and I'm hoping some nice person out there can help me out.
The video is of a male on a stage giving a presentation to an audience. He uses a very long piece of red knit jersey to make a dress. He take circles the size of the model's bust and hips, traces these to random spots on the long piece of fabric. Then he cuts out the circles and connects them together to form a dress.

If I remember correctly, in addition to the circles he has a shape for the top of the dress that he traces and cuts out of the fabric, nothing much, mainly the neck and arm holes. Because of the untraditional construction, the result is kind of bulbous with folds, definitely more of an art piece.

Please help?
2  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Help pricing an Ashford Joy? on: June 29, 2011 10:29:05 AM
I am trying to sell my Ashford Joy locally so that I don't have to deal with shipping, so I put up a listing. Someone contacted me and was surprised how high I had it priced. Later I learned from her that there is a new and an old model. I had no idea that there were any changes as I have not kept up with the community. I think I bought it around 2007 and I'm pretty sure I paid around $600 for it new as it is a double treadle.

What changes have they made?
Am I allowed to ask for help pricing it?
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Help guessing my friend's size? on: June 09, 2010 07:13:50 PM
So my friend's boyfriend wants to give her something custom, but we don't have her exact size. I know she is a 36D, she has a tummy and not much of a butt, so more apple/top heavy. I am small(32A) and pearshaped, so I have trouble translating. He wants it to be a surprise, otherwise I'd just measure her.

4  CRAFTING FOR GOOD AND NOT EVIL / Crafty Charitable/Social Causes / Deadline May 2 - Osloom - Open Source Loom - Needs Donations on: April 28, 2010 02:37:13 PM
Hi, I just found out about this at one of my favorite blogs. I'm not a spammer and I am usually active in the clothing section of the Community.

This project needs donations and quick in order to become a reality and I figured craftsters would jump at the cause since the payback is instructions on how to build your own loom.

Again, this isn't spam, I'm not affiliated, I just like to support open source projects
5  FIBER ARTS / Weaving: Discussion and Questions / Osloom - Open Source Jacquard Loom - Needs Donations on: April 28, 2010 02:29:17 PM
Hi, I just found out about this at one of my favorite blogs. I'm not a spammer and I am usually active in the clothing section of the Community.

This project needs donations and quick in order to become a reality and I figured craftsters would jump at the cause since the payback is instructions on how to build your own loom.


Again, this isn't spam, I'm not affiliated, I just like to support open source projects.
6  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Discussion and Questions / Looking for a certain artist on: December 16, 2009 11:02:45 AM
So, I had a picture on my desktop a long time ago from a small artist and I can't remember their name and don't know how to find them. I think it was a guy. The style was sort of comic-y, but sketchy, almost like watercolors. I think there were works that were sketches as well as colored works. They had a warm feel on warm paper. It was exclusively portraits, with oversized heads. The picture in particular I remember had a boy and a girl both with brown hair under a black umbrella. If it wasn't a black umbrella, it may have been a red one. I think they boy may have been wearing a black hoodie, but it was cropped to mainly their faces. Black or dark brown outlines.
I think the sketches were on creme colored paper, not a harsh white.

If anyone knows what in the world I'm talking about it would be a great help.
7  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Cold Lunch Recipes? on: June 01, 2009 11:03:28 PM
So, I just started a new job and I'm used to bringing something to heat up for lunch. My new job has a refrigerator, but not a microwave, so I can't just bring a can of soup to heat up or a freezer meal. There are restaurants around, but it is cheaper to bring my lunch.

I am bringing a turkey wrap with bacon, lettuce, tomato, and avacado tomorrow, but I need more ideas. I want more than the typical pb&j or turkey and mayo sandwich ideas. I like chicken salad and tuna salad, but I really like variety.

I keep just being like "if I had a microwave, I could make x" I have to drive 35 mins to get there in the summer heat, so while I'm putting it in a lunch box, I don't want it to spoil really easily.
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / What are the flaps on trench coats for? on: February 09, 2009 06:04:10 PM
So I need a coat to wear around campus when it is windy and rainy. I also want something fashionable, so I went to buy a trench coat since it fits all of those requirements. Couldn't find one that I fell in love with so I thought about making one, but I can't find the right fabric, I would even do a laminated cotton, but can't find one I like.

So, what are those flaps for? on the trench coats I saw they were purely decorative, but in my mind they should be vents. Because logically a waterproof fabric would get sweaty and you would want vents. Were they originally vents and the cheap stores I was looking at found it easier to make them just decorative?

also, do any of you know where I could get waterproof apparel fabric? I've been thinking of a clear plastic mod looking raincoat, but would really like something classy.
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Eco-friendly Classic Dress: Bamboo Knit in 40s Style on: February 07, 2009 01:26:13 PM
So, usually I don't post things I've made, I'm just plain too lazy, but I was uploading some pictures for someone who was interested in seeing my work and I thought I might as well show it off to you guys, too.
I made this back in October for a fashion show/competition at my school with the theme sustainable design. It is made with a bamboo knit and is based on the 1940's since they were trying to use less fabric because resources were low since all the manufacturing was being used for stuff for the war. Although it is a modern twist since neither bamboo nor jersey was used in the '40's.
My model was very interesting to fit. She is petite and wears a 32D, so my first draft of the pattern was much too long, even though I had made room for her assets. I used a combination of draping and flat pattern manipulation.

I also made the hat thing. It is actually on a barrette, but it has tulle, purple feathers, plastic pearls, glitter, and 2 peacock feathers.

Now, I was just excited to see one of my pieces go down the runway. I was a junior in my first patternmaking class and we were still working on out basics. I was competing against seniors who had already had flat patternmaking and draping, so I didn't even expect to be in the top 5.

But I won!
I think the thing that made the judges like mine the best was marketability. It was something that could be mass produced, while many of the other contestants chose to "recycle" things. I did just put recycle in quotation marks, because while some girls repurposed old clothing into new garments, others used things like plastic bags ironed together and coffee filters. There is no way that the coffee filters or the plastic trash bags have been used, they are new and a waste of resources (esp plastic). Although, I was very surprised that a jacket made out of crown royal bags didn't make it to the top 5, it was amazing.
The prize was a professional dress form in a size 8 so that I can do more competition garments. Yay! Ha I was excited that the dress form actually had a butt.
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Clothing made out of stuffed animal skins? on: February 06, 2009 11:16:32 AM
I have to do an artsy type project for my fashion class. The project is called "crazy skirt" and it is to make us think outside of the box. I was thinking of using ripped apart stuffed animals, but I have a feeling it has been done before. The problem is, I can't find a picture to prove it has been done, but I don't want to do something that has already been done. When I search google all it comes up with is making clothes for stuffed animals, which isn't what I'm looking for.

I was actually inspired by this: (don't click if you are easily offended) http://boingboing.net/2009/01/25/speaker-system-built.html
To me I found this piece of art funny, but so many other people got outraged by it. I realized I wanted to do something artsy in the way that the piece evokes an emotion. I remembered how much it freaked people out in my art class when I skinned a furby for a found art project. There is just something about it that creeps people out.

The only rules for the project is that the model must be able to get in and out of the skirt and she must be able to walk down the runway. She doesn't need to be able to sit in it, it doesn't need to be laundered or any of those other things you consider when making clothes.

So, can anyone find me a picture of clothing made of stuffed animals or help me come up with other ideas I could use as a jumping off point?
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