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1  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / Disney World Custome T-shirts on: August 29, 2017 04:24:38 AM
Somehow the magic of freezer paper has escaped me all these years. And the worst part is I have a cricut thats been sitting around all this time just waiting to cut out intricate stencils! I decided to make some new tshirts for our February trip to Disney World and these are the results.

I made the stencils using my cricut with silhouette images found through google searches

Via Bleach:







Using Tulip Fabric Colorshot: I have never used this before so my first one I went way too heavy on the paint but I was worried it wasnt showing up well enough.



Lesson Learned, these were made with less paint:





I actually purchased the Tulip Colorshot thinking it would be less messy than the bleach but I was really wrong on this. In the future I would stick to using bleach because its infinitely cheaper and actually less mess

Thanks for looking!
2  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Re: Tale as Old as Time on: August 02, 2017 04:40:06 AM
did you get your husband to dress up as the Beast/Prince?  Wink

My husband said no but our little Beast was happy to get right in the pictures Smiley He kept playing hide and seek under the dress while I was trying to photograph it

3  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Tale as Old as Time on: August 01, 2017 11:02:27 AM
Tale as Old as Time Ballgown
Total Investment: $25.00 & 1 used wedding dress (mine)
5 bottles Rit Dyemore in Daffodil Yellow   



For our 5th Anniversary my Husband and I decided to get dressed up and take new photos so I dragged my wedding dress out of storage. The problem was after what was I going to do with it? I decided to be brave and turn it into a costume and since I have been dreaming of having a Belle dress for ages it seemed the perfect alteration to make.

Original Dress:

Base Dress: This is the dress without a sash and after I cut off the train. The train actually came in really handy because this provided the fabric to make the off the shoulder sleeves on Belles dress and to add a corset back with modesty panel since it was too tight now.



Corset Back: When you need a few more inches in the top of a gown a corset back is your best friend. I removed the zipper and sewed in panels of corset loops made out of the dress train.



Off the Shoulder Sleeves: Thanks to the fabric from the train I was able to make them out of matching material.



Dying the Dress Yellow:
This was the most risky part of the whole project. Because the dress is 100% Polyester it required a special dye. Only try this if you will be ok with losing the dress and all the hard work youve put into altering it!

5 Bottles Rits DyeMoore Daffodil Yellow (designed for Polyester fabrics)

Wash the dress: To remove stains and residues that would prevent the dye from taking hold. I went to the Laundromat and shoved the dress in one of the jumbo washers.

Dying via the Tub method: Dump boiling water and dye in a large tub and let the dress soak for an hour. If necessary breathe into a paper bag to help ease the anxiety as you realize that if it fails you have wasted so much time and fabric.



Miraculously it is now yellow!!!!!


4  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / The King and His Hound dog on: November 03, 2016 07:15:32 PM
The King and His Hound dog
 
For Halloween my nephew was Elvis which is extremely appropriate since everyone calls him the King Smiley
 

 
My Puppy Phineas dressed up as his hound dog in a matching cape
You ain't nothin' but a hound dog, Cryin' all the time
 

 
Some more pictures of all my hard work. The outfit is made from Satin with over 130 gemstones hand sewed on. I used my embroidery machine to add the eagle and lettering details which helped make it pop. Its definitely one of my favorite projects!
 
Front:

 
Back (With and without cape):

 
Bell bottoms:

 
All together:

 
It was a lot of fun to make and I still have Elvis songs stuck in my head. Thanks for looking!
5  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / 1895 Victorian Dress (Simplicity 4156) on: September 18, 2016 01:18:55 PM
1895 Victorian Dress (Simplicity 4156)



Just finished this beauty for a couple to wear to a local convention. They are going as Sherlock Holmes and the Countess. I still have to make a mens frock coat to finish the ensemble Sad

Pattern: Sadly this puppy is out of print so it isn't cheap but the couple paid for it so it was fun getting to work with a pattern I would normally be too cheap to buy



I ended up altering the neck to be a split collar because the original which folds over and secures at the side of the neck felt too clunky and it was much easier to make it meet in the middle



These sleeves are evil and the pattern isn't the clearest on explaining the construction of the top of this dress. I'm still not sure I followed the instructions correctly in some instances but it came together anyway



Back:



The dress is made of satin and brocade. The brocade looks amazing but as always it frays terribly and was not the easiest to work with on the bodice.

The top closes via hooks and eyes. I hand sewed a strip of ribbon down the front since I was worried how they would hold up on the brocade fabric:





My assistant got in the photo Smiley



Thanks for looking!

I had a lot of help thanks to a blog post of someone who already made this costume and her dress looks amazing!
https://thepragmaticcostumer.wordpress.com/2014/04/03/mrs-mauve-makes-her-debut-my-completed-simplicity-4156-dress/

Her dress looks amazing!
6  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Harry Potter Holiday Swap Round 4 Gallery on: December 14, 2015 03:50:36 AM
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Dinkime: So glad both arrived! I know Reba had her other ornament broken; I am hoping supermutts' wasn't! 
Sadly I think that Ron's owl Errol was delivering the package because the Bertie Bots ornament didnt survive transport but the House crest ornament was so amazing that it more than made up for it.

patty_o_furniture I love your tree! The garland has to be my favorite part Smiley

The entire gallery is amazing and I love how many different types of ornaments people created.
7  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Harry Potter Holiday Swap Round 4 Gallery on: December 11, 2015 08:01:02 PM
Just received an awesome Hogwarts crest ornament from Dinkime



Now I don't have to be jealous of the one that itsmereba got Smiley Thank you Dinkime because I absolutely love it!
8  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Harry Potter Holiday 4 (Sign Ups: CLOSED; Sendouts Dec 9) on: December 02, 2015 09:09:16 AM
Sorry to hear that both Mistress Jennie and AugustBell have been sick especially around the Holidays  Cry

Really looking forward to seeing all the newly sent packages in the gallery!
9  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Minion Swap Gallery on: November 29, 2015 11:13:37 AM
Love the minion scrubie/loofah that is really cute. And the plushie looks so soft and cuddly. What a fun swap!
10  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Harry Potter Holiday Swap Round 4 Gallery on: November 25, 2015 03:54:07 AM
The snape tin is fantastic and I love the details carved into the egg ornament. They are definitely going to be an awesome addition to everyone's trees this year.
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