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1  Re: Shirt-dress...I choose you!!! in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by Hyrulehippie on: August 07, 2007 11:12:00 AM
Okay...I know I should have done this digitally...but I just switched over from windows xp to ubuntu linux. Grin I'm stickin' it to da man. :p anyway, I haven't properly calibrated my drawing tablet so...yeah, you guys get index cards.  Kiss

This is really more of a measuring/drafting guide than anything, so I didn't include much assembly help...I guess I'll take pics when I do my next one...or something.

anyway, excuse my bad handwriting and scribbles. Here goes...

get yourself a tape measure, ruler, and a calculator...yes...math.


Oh, and big paper is good as well. I used a huge drawing pad this time, but I've also been known to use doctor exam table paper cover thingies. My mom used to have a home practice, so we still have some rolls. ^_____^ it has giraffes and elephants on it. waaaaai!!!

Measure yourself in the following places. PLEASE add some ease and seam allowance. You can do this either after you measure and before dividing or on paper afterwards.

for the front, you can either cut it large or use a different piece of fabric for the button thing (placket?...)

make sure the skirt matches up with the bottom of the shirt. It can be a little big, since pleats add interest...yeah...interest... :p if you DO have pleats, do them in the front, this way you can dart the back after you do some fitting.

okay, this isn't nearly as complicated as my scribbling indicates...I just couldn't decide whether to say to cut the sleeve as 2 on a fold, or 2 flat. That's what I get for using pen. Do whichever you like, I s'pose. >_____<;;;;

I just put that there because I had an extra side of an index card...^______^;;;;

so ya...my first tutorial attempt...ho yes...Next time, though, I'll definitely have the new driver for my tablet. T__T;;
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2  Shirt-dress...I choose you!!! tutorial-ish drafting/measuring guide on page 2 in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by Hyrulehippie on: August 05, 2007 03:09:10 PM
I found the most kickass pokemon sheet in my local thrift store and decided that I MUST HAVE IT. so I did.

I kinda looked at it for a few days whilst I made myself some pants for which I'll make a different post later.

I'd been wanting a shirtdress for a loooong time. I've been meaning to make one since january, but didn't see any patterns I really liked, and they were all ultra expensive. uncool, pattern companies, uncool.

so I'm boycotting! This summer I've been making my OWN damn patterns...that's right, take that. So I whipped one up yesterday and tossed a dress together. All I had to do this morning was put darts in and hem. Even though I'll be 20 in a month, my mumsy still makes me go to bed. o__0;;;;

so behold, here's the pokemon shirtdress of doom!

general sass-tastic pose. grawr

closer to show the oversized, loli-rific collar and poofy cap sleeves. I blinked.

and my mom wanted me to hold a tomato and look at it. I'm just so deep, am I not?

I'm wearing a petticoat under it, since I wanted a nice, full skirt. One could easily make a more narrow one. Actually, I plan to do so when I make my next one. Maybe even a pencil skirt for a change of pace.

If anyone wants guidelines for making one, I could definitely help. *pleased with self*

(lets hope these images work properly...they so aren't in my preview...ah...boo, just try the links, then whilst I'm fixing it)

ETA- I hath defeated the evilness that is photobucket! huzzah!
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3  Dreadlawk Fauxhawk in Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects by Hyrulehippie on: June 20, 2007 10:05:20 PM
Mohawks look dreadful on me... ^__~

wahaha I'm so punny. o__0;;;

anyways. I hadn't done anything fun with my dreads for quite a while...so lately i've been ridiculously bored.

I'd planned to tie ribbons in them, so I gave them a thorough washing and tea rinse..which was lovely, by the way. I loves me dr. bronners.  Kiss

But if any of you ladies/gents have dreads, you'll know how gross it is when your damp hair traps all the heat and humidity in. *DEATH*

way too hot to deal with that foolishness. (indeed, I DID say foolishness)

ugh, so I started to tie my hair up in itself and played with it until I got to this. I had fun, and now I have a great hot-weather, funky hairstyle!




okay, so here we are with the piccies!

first, my best shot, taken when I was finally un-lazy enough to take out my tripod...the best view I could get of myself...to show it's not just a strange bump on my head whilst seeing my face...

Next, the cliche, "i'm oh-so-original and exciting" pose.

Oh, and here's my hair in a couple of its other forms.

down, a bit too close-up...ah well. also ignore the awkward position of my nose ring....it pisses me off every time I look at this photo! AAAAAAAAARGH.


and side-bun-whatever

okay, that sucked quite a bit, but I hope you could get some idea of how my hair is when it's down. It varies from chin-length in the front to below-shoulder all the way in the back...I still have no idea how that happened...ah well

I'm so excited! I mean, it's holding up well! these pics are from today, 3 days after putting my hair up!

I don't really have anybody to bask with...I sent the boyfriend a pic and he says that he thinks I'm beautiful no matter what I have exploding from my head.  Tongue

My head will be exploding like this pretty often, so he'll get used to it. ^o^
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4  Rules are made to be broken... (now with otakon pics) in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by Hyrulehippie on: August 01, 2006 08:27:08 PM
...like having a corset in a loli outfit.

Okay, here's the deal. I'm going to Otakon this friday and saturday. (for those sad souls who dunno what that is, google it. tis an anime convention <3<3<3) I love cosplaying, but it's difficult for me. It's the only time I would really like to be thinner and lighter >__<;;;, as there are no large, black anime women I know of, I'm giving up and doing a generic punk lolita style outfit (of course, I could always go as the 5th member of Paradise Kiss, but I'd have to make some sort of sign >__< I'm not willing to do that ^__^;;; ) . Anyway, I came up with this. I made the skirt, corset, and petti, but not the shirt...I may make one though...
(the bathroom was the only place I could hang my poor, unfinished form...but I gave her a neck and stand for the picture, she'd be very upset if everyone on craftster knew she was neckstand-less...shhhh)

...and check out my hot eyelets. They weren't strong enough originally, (tore my test fabric to shreds)so I stitched over them for strength. Those things took forever and taught me the the value of a thimble (which, of course, I couldn't find when I needed it *tears* too bad I didn't take any pics of my bruised fingers)

Those of you who are familiar with loli are probably cringing at my rule-bending. "GAAAH" you say, "loli are innocent and do not wear their undies on the outside" and to that I have a couple responses.

1. I'm much too large to wear those boxy, girly tops some loli wear. I'd look like a potato T__T;;;;
2.I love corsets and wanted an excuse to make one (plus I killed some scissors on the steel boning, so I might as well wear it .__.;;;
3.Its punkloli, so I'm a rebel anyway, rawr!
4. The loli police will never be able to catch me ^____^

I doubt any of you were actually thinking that before I decided to draw attention to myself...I'm just making myself feel better...anyways, I'm rambling...

I'm wearing that spiked collar/choker with it, along with some awesome swirly tights and low, borderline orthopedic dress shoes ~__~.  I also made this hat, that I loved at first, but hate now....Ignore the fact that I look like I smell something bad...I dunno what was happening o___O

If I don't wear this, what should I do with my hair?  My dreads are curl-able if need be, and I can do pretty much anything save those wimpy little clips .__.;;; my babies have no mercy.

Anyways! Thanks for listening to my rant! Any advice is appreciated and I'll post pics of me at the con asap!

NEW- (just pretend you care T__T;;;;; )

Waaai otakon was awesome! so much, in fact, that all I have is two crappy shots to show >__< ah well. here they are.

this is for the full look with hair and whatnot (my curling iron died on me *tears* so i just did my generic "i have to look halfway cute" hair .__.;;; ) anyways, I look really squished and uncomfortable....I'm much better behind a camera than in front of one ~__~

and this other one shows more how it actually looked, but I hated my face in this, so i chopped it off...only in photoshop, I assure you. . Boo to my flat petti...where has your poof gone?

I'm pretty proud, my corset did really well. I could lace it pretty tight, and got a couple inches reduction at my waist, so I'm thinking of making an underbust one so it doesn't squish my bust-al area as well...also since I'm short, it'll work a little better... I also had a problem with the boning poking out the bottom when I laced too tight, I would have loved to go tighter, since the boning made my posture awesome-tastic...ah well, next time i'll know to cover the edges with something...anyone know how to make steel boning less pointy  Q__Q it hurts.

anyways, I had fun, and loved wearing it. I'll definitely make up excuses to wear that corset, ^__^ not that i don't dress loli-ish all the time anyway, but it was still fun to go all out.
I got a bunch of compliments and a couple pictures, even though I wasn't in an actual costume. *pleased with self* gah, I'm rambling again. I hope this post broke my lurking streak of about two years, I think...so I'll be posting needlessly from now on u__u
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5  Re: it takes courage...(image heavy/really long first post) in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by Hyrulehippie on: May 05, 2005 05:09:18 PM
ugh, AOL is also owned by satan! grr >__< I just lost like, half my post...but i'll continue ranting here, since i'm not too great with posting yet.

I'm a little rushed, so i won't be so long-winded anymore

pink/brown striped shirt. any ideas for closure? (held together by safety pins, since button holes won't work with the fabric...how about hooks and eyes?

blue/brown cord bag for school since a different one fell apart due to unfinished seams (STUPID). check out the tie!

jeans i made last weekend out of denim. white stitching, better fit. gotta love my foot-on-desk action! ho yes!

and most recently (due to an attack of senioritis...graduation is sooooo close! Q__Q but not if i fail all my classes because of my sewing...) an experiment with the same denim from the jeans and bleach. i had soooo much fun

thanks everyone for all your time!
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6  it takes courage...(image heavy/really long first post) in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by Hyrulehippie on: May 05, 2005 04:57:14 PM
...to be a camera hoe!  Grin

hey ^__^! I've been lurking on craftster pretty much for the entirety of this year >__<;; I've just now gotten up the confidence in my sewing skills to show off some stuff i've made so far. Some i refuse to wear in public(first dress...ugh .__. BAD fabric choice!=bad fit=not wearing), and others are dirty so i can't post them right now (cordurouy and denim jacket).
I've been sewing seriously since january, and i'm not sure if i'm at the point i should be at. I don't have any other newbie sewers around to gauge myself against, so could someone give me an idea of how i'm doing? Some of these are bags, but i thought i should keep all of this together, since i'm putting up so much anyway...

so here it is, in chronological order.

March 2005.
        Watermelon bag (made from a craftster tutorial. yaaay!) for my friend's 18th birthday out of red and green denim. My first bag *PRIDE*
and the happy recipient

fastforward to april, past a not-so-successful pair of blue cord pants (booo simplicity! i think simplicity is either owned by satan, or i'm really slow. the directions don't make much sense at all, and the patterns are made of tissue paper. ick), and some other stuff i don't remember at the moment.

Using a kwik sew pattern (I'll find the # if anyone wants, it was soooo easy! kwik sew rocks) i made some brown cordurouy jeans. I followed the sizing on the pattern, but they ended up huge, note the tie as a belt.(actually, i ONLY wear ties as belts...i can find them to match everything!) phht, i've since learned to not listen to pattern companies so much.

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