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1  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Tron Legacy - Quorra on: April 29, 2012 07:57:18 PM
Last year's Pax Prime here in Seattle, I made the Quorra's outfit. It was my first time using electrical in my costumes, and it was amazing! I had so much fun walking around and posing and taking pictures with people. Since the costume was so easy to recognized, it was encouraging to hear people calling out Quorra. Smiley

I used EL tape with a full on battery/driver pack. I wish I had better pictures of myself in the dark. Sorry for the blurry quality!

Here are some behind the scene goodness, LOL First mock up fit and the electrical diagram.

2  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Re: Venice is sinking! - my dress! on: April 28, 2012 10:22:40 PM
Finally sunny enough in Seattle to take some decent pictures Wink

3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / A Simple and Versatile Shrug Tutorial (image heavy!) on: February 27, 2012 08:18:44 PM
I had written this Tutorial a while back. I remember flipping through vintage fashion magazines and post cards, and seeing beautiful shrugs that creates volume and warmth.  This winter, I created a few for gift giving and myself. What better way to spread the love than to share the instruction!

You can dress up this Shrug with rhinestone pins or just leave the grosgrain ribbons for a casual look! Smiley The fabric I picked is a knit Boucle fabric. But any soft fabric will work very well.

Fabric and Trim
1 1/2" Yard of 45" wide main fabric
3 yards of ribbon, cut into half (2 - 90" long Ribbons)

pattern paper/drafting paper
fabric scissors / paper scissors
L square ruler
Measurement Tapes
Safety Pins
Pencils & Eraser
Straight ruler

Black Thread
Sewing machine
Serger - Optional, you can also Zigzag stitch the raw edges to prevent fraying

This pattern is super easy and simple. ready? it is a straight edged rectangle - That's right!
44" X 22" rectangle, with a folded side.
Seam allowance is 1" all around.

Sewing - step by step instruction is also illustrated with photos.
1, Cut pattern out accordingly
Close up of the Pattern:

2, Serge or Zigzag raw edges
3, fold back and Sew 1" along the 44" side

4, Leaving 5" gap and sew the sides together  with a 1" Seam allowance
5, Press open the seam allowance, and sew the seam allowance down to create a tunnel


6, Thread ribbon through the tunnel

It should look like this finished!

7, Stitch across the bottom of the sleeve opening.

8, Repeat step 4-6 on the other side.
9, Find the Center back neck as below. Add a 2" deep pleat at the center back Top.

4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Slinky Satin Robe on: February 27, 2012 07:38:34 PM
It looks awesome! silky fabrics are such divas.....

But i think you did a great job! i love that it is reversible. is the Pink side the same material type as the Paisley side?
5  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Re: Venice is sinking! - my dress! on: February 27, 2012 07:28:17 PM
I think the key was to over decorate for dramatic effects.

Dresses like these, I think you can put a boat on it and it will look right in place! I love to see what you have done. Wink
6  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Re: Mardi Gras Mask...recycled plastic! on: February 26, 2012 10:00:24 PM
wow, I hot glued a spatula wood handle to my mask and I thought I was brilliant.

This Rocks! Wink good job!
7  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Re: Angel Necklace on: February 26, 2012 09:43:04 PM
Its so beautiful and fragile looking. I love it. I am sure it is not fragile, but it feels so light and delicate.
8  UNITED STATES / Washington / Re: Fashion Design - Patternmaking - Sewing at The Urban Sewing Lounge Seattle 2011 on: February 26, 2012 09:07:37 PM
Hello! I would like to know how i can join you guys?

I have sent a few emails to the email address listed, but I have not heard back. Wink it is not urgent, but it would be fun to sew with other people. Wink
9  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / 4 hour body diet /slow carb diet recipes? on: February 26, 2012 08:49:53 PM
Hello everyone, my husband and I are trying out the 4Hour body diet. And so far we are doing well and lost a few pounds.

So I am looking for some low carb chicken recipes. We get Organic Chicken from Costco, so they taste pretty good by themselves with little seasoning. But after a few weeks, I am in dire need of new yummy recipes! Wink

any advice?
10  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Re: HELP! I am wanting to make my own Head veils, on: February 26, 2012 08:40:00 PM
thanks for the link  Smiley I have been looking for something to cover my hair in a upcoming SCA Event and this is a very good option!
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