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1  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: NeedleBook Rd2 Swap - Gallery - SO 06/24 on: July 01, 2013 12:12:58 PM
Really great work everyone Smiley

noushi; I'm glad you liked it! I'm a bit sad though that the extra seemed to have disappeared during the long trip from DK to USA...

My package arrived already last week, but I was out of town and unable to pick it up before today. It was worth the wait though! Cheesy She went with pink which is my favorite color and added in an extra mason jar/pincushion/awesome thing which was filled with more pink buttons than I've seen in one place before. And the buttonhead pins. Don't even get me started on the buttonhead pins!

Thank you so much noushi! How did you know I needed a pincushion? How did you know I needed that pincushion?!
2  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Princess Dress on: June 25, 2013 08:47:03 AM

A while back I got invited to a princess party - meaning I received a calligraphed, wax-sealed beauty of an invitation through actual mail. Being absolutely serious about the princess thing I of course needed a dress. At first I was just going to use my prom dress which is also worthy of a princess, but then, a week before the actual event I figured, why not throw myself into making one of my own with the utter abandon of someone who's spent too much time studying and too little time crafting lately.

A trip to the thrift store got me a piece of mint linnen, a white sheet and two flowery candle thingies. I had a vision of a dress like the one Giselle sews out of curtains in Enchanted. A Burda magazine with a wedding special which provided me with the pattern and about 10 hours later I also had a dress.

It's fully lined in white, and as the white is a tiny bit see-through it's double layered in the part that is actually visible. I didn't have enough fabric to make the whole thing double-layered, but it also seemed unnecessary. It's got lace details at the neckline and down the front flaps, a pretty green ribbon finish and a flower arrangement that's attached with the help of a bobby pin. Also there's puffy sleeves (my new favorite thing to sew. They're sooo much easier than regular sleeves) and a hidden zipper.

All in all I'm ridiculously proud of this dress and especially of the craftmanship that went into it. There are no bulky areas or weirdnesses at all. I didn't even have to unravel anything! (This is a feat in itself)

In conclusion; I am a princess  Tongue

The materials

Front view

Back view

3  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: NeedleBook Swap - Rd2 - SO 06/24 on: June 24, 2013 04:55:01 AM
I received note that my package is at the post office! Due to the fact that I'm out of town for the week I won't be able to pick it up until Monday though Sad
4  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: NeedleBook Swap - Rd2 - SO 06/24 on: June 14, 2013 06:12:07 AM
Exam - Check!
Needlebook - Check!
Extra - Check!

Next step; Post office - I wonder if it's open on weekends?
5  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: NeedleBook Swap - Rd2 - SO 06/24 on: June 12, 2013 01:05:09 PM
I'm furiously studying for an exam in accounting which is this Friday. (It requires basic understanding of annual accounts. I have no understanding of this. At all. I am a law student, I understand laws.) But once that exam is over I think I'll award myself with a trip to the fabric store and then a luxurious afternoon of 0% studying and 100% crafting for this swap Smiley
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Stripy Summer on: June 09, 2013 06:13:45 AM
I wasn't sure whether this was a general or a reconstructed project, seeing as it is actually made from a set of linnens. But then, it's basically just a very large piece of fabric, so it might as well have been general. It's IKEA and the pattern was freehanded last night when I had the sudden urge to sew. It consists basically of squares with a big hole for the neck, so it was really simple.
I'm so happy the vertical stripe aligned so perfectly down the front. It has a similar stripe on the back that aligns just as well, though I suspect that it might be luck more than actual skill making that happen.

The relaxed way of wearing it

And the belted way

Thanks for looking!
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Making My First Bridal Gown (Wedding Day Photos Now Added!) on: June 09, 2013 06:07:02 AM
You are insane...ly awesome.
8  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: NeedleBook Swap - Rd2 - SO 06/24 on: June 05, 2013 04:17:25 AM
I have some thoughts formed up, now just to shop for supplies. (Or probably more accurately; shop my mother's stash:p)
9  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Braided Statement Necklace on: May 20, 2013 07:11:33 AM
Today was one of those days where I felt I just had to make some kind of project. Not a large one that'd take days, because my time is limited at the moment, but something easy and fun that would be done in an hour or so. And thus this necklace got created. I've got one similar made of braided chains which I love to wear to work, and it seemed natural to create something similar here. It took about an hour, some glue and different materials I had on hand and voila!

And wearing it:
10  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: NeedleBook Swap - Rd2 - SU 05/12-05/24 SO 06/24 on: May 14, 2013 01:29:22 AM
I need a needle book, because all I have right now is a piece of fabric, which I think was once part of a pair of pants...
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