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1  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: GuitarHero playing Ostrich (picture insane)! on: July 22, 2008 08:20:25 PM
I am so thrilled about all the positive response! Thank you very much. I have no doubts that my sister won't love it now. And indeed, I love all the accessories as well. I wanted it to look authentic, so I'm glad it came accross well.

But this won't be the last of it. I plan on making myself a RockBand playing Cockatoo! >.<
I can't wait until I have time to make this!
2  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / GuitarHero playing Ostrich (picture insane)!*edit* on: July 21, 2008 09:41:46 PM
My sister has quite an obsession with ostriches and RockBand (then again, who wouldn't?) and I've searched high and low to find anything ostrich for her birthday, but a regular plush toy just didn't seem to cut it. I've always wanted to work with felt and admired Loveandasandwich's work for a long time, as well as wanted to give my sister an unforgettable gift, which lead me to make this awesome guy. He turned out just as good, if not better than I anticipated. I made him come to life from a simplistic drawing that I came up with. I hope you love him.




Rockin out on his Fender Strat




Check out the cute tail

Sick sunglasses

Zipper detail

Fender Strat

Fender Strat

Fender detail

Accessories

Everybody needs flipflops

Comments and criticism always appreciated ^_^

*edit*
Yesterday was my sister's birthday and she very much loved my gift, unfortunately for everyone else ^.^ But I'm glad that it was a big hit. I just wanted to share a few finishing touches that I added to her gift. I made up my own little product name. It's called "Shit your pants productions". This all came about while making the ostrich and myself telling my mom that "she better shit her pants when she sees this" so I found it to be very fitting. Hope you find it as comical as me, my mom and my sister did.




Thank you so much for all the great feedback. My sister even wants me to make her another one next year! >.<
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Fashion show creations! *Edit* Babydoll dress with added tutorial! on: October 03, 2007 07:09:39 AM
Thank you guys for the lovely comments. Sorry it's taken me so long to read/reply to them. The babydoll is indeed made out of crepe back satin, which ended up being a pretty good fabric to work with. The bottom of the dress is actually the same material that I folded up to finish. I'm glad you guys appreciate my gathers! Believe me, it was A LOT of pinning and repinning.. it took me hours to get it right. The gathers for the bust were done by hand in orders to make it look the way I wanted them to. Patience is a vertue!
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Fashion show creations! *Edit* Babydoll dress with added tutorial! on: May 20, 2007 09:58:00 AM
Hello everyone! I hope you take the time and enjoy my lovely creations that were made for my high school fashion show that was organized by me!

Firstly, here is the babydoll dress that I made from SCRATCH! I must say I even surprised myself! I came up with this concept by myself, and recreated it wonderfully with the help on my lovely dressform, Tailor! (I envisionned this to make my own prom dress)



Secondly, this is a top that, once again, I designed and created from scratch. This also was evisionned as I was pinning the material on my dressform.


Thirdly, this is a recon (I know, in the wrong forum, but it was made along with the others for my fashion show). I took a cardigan and added other fabric that I bought to sintch it in at the waist and the arms. I rather liked the finish product.


And last but not least, the blazer I made for myself. I have to say that I LOVE it. I made it from a men's oversized purple button up shirt. I was happy at how this got modified so much.


Here are some pictures of my fashion show. They probably show the best of the outfits.




If you guys were wondering, the theme was Moulin Rouge!
I know I didn't elaborate on many things, but if you have questions feel free to ask! I'd be happy to answer them.
Thanks for looking!

*Edit*
Thank you for the much appreaciated compliments! After a little bit of doodling, I came up with this tutorial. I hope it's clear enough, however if you have any questions don't hesitate to ask!

1. Cut out a pattern piece, making sure that fits your bust measurements correctly with a seam allowance on all sides. (Wrap the pattern piece around yourself. Are your breasts aligned with the cup shape? Is it centered? Does the piece have enough seam allowance on the ends?...These are questions you should ask yourself  to make sure that the piece is well fitted).
Cut 2 pieces of your pattern piece out.

2. With right side together, stitch along the top of your pieces. (At this step you could sew your straps into this seam to avoid having to sew them on last, this makes for a neater finish).
Clip curves. Turn your pieces right side out and press.

3. Cut out a piece that consists of the bottom of the dress. Just remember that the top of this piece should double the bottom part of your bust piece. There has to be enough fabric to make the pleats with. A pattern piece isnt really required for this, however, if it helps go for it. I just measured out the length I wanted directly on the fabric with fabric chalk. You can also make the hem of your dress different than mine, I just decided I liked the look of it being shorter in front and longer in the back.

4. Lay out you fabric in a large space. Now comes the time consuming part of making the dress. With right sides of both pieces together, pin your pleats in place. It took me a lot of trial and error before getting this part how I wanted. (I found that my dress form helped me out tremendously. If you dont own one, I suggest draping it on yourself with the help of someone to make sure the pleats looks good and fall right before sewing it in place).
Sew along the pleats, sewing both pieces together.

5. Hand sew the pleats in the middle of the bust piece. (You can machine sew this part if youd like, I found doing it by hand to be much easier, and gets a better result). Pass the needle threw several times to assure itll hold.

6. Turn your fabric under at the back and sew your zipper in. (I hate zippers!)

7. Where the zipper ends, close the rest of the fabric with a normal seam down to the bottom of the dress.

8. Hem the bottom of the dress. Press.
Add straps (I chose to make mine adjustable). And if you have a serger (which I would die to have!), finish all raw inside edges.
And VOIL! A lovely babydoll dress, perfect for any occasion!
5  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Pirate Wench - yarrrr. on: November 01, 2006 02:49:46 PM
Thanks everyone for the comments.

evolpixie: I know what you meen. I still wanted to be a bit of a temptress, but I opted for something a little more appropriate. But the cleavage is still there Tongue and I wore fishnets. Besides, it had to be school-appropriate as well.

seamonkeychik: The vinyl I used is basically the stuff you normally find placemats made out of. It's stiffer than table cloth vinyl. I found it in a regular fabric store on huge rolls. They are actually a variety of amusing patterns (like ice cream and fruits). The main reason I bought it was to make a belt. It's great stuff to work with

(Oh I also won 2nd place at school for our Halloween fashion show!)
6  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Pirate Wench - yarrrr. on: October 31, 2006 01:57:12 PM
Here is my Pirate Wench costume. I bought every piece second hand and modified them to be more pirate-y like. So this was mostly a big reconstruction.





*Update*

Fashion show (Me [2nd place], Borat[3rd place], Pinocchio [1st place] and the Mario brothers [tied for second])

Unfortunatly I don't have picture of the process, but I will go step by step. The skirt was a kids dress that I modified to fit me. I added gathers and excess fabric to amplify the buns. the shirt was a hideous blouse that I reconstructed to fit and I made the corset from scratch out of scrap vinyl. The coat stayed pretty untouched but I did gather it in the back to show off my bum. Add a second-hand hat (with added bow) and gloves, and you have a lovely little wench! Hope you like it!

In case the pics don't work (I've been having problems)
http://www.picturetrail.com/gallery/view?p=999&gid=13492758&uid=7047243&members=1
http://www.picturetrail.com/gallery/view?&p=999&uid=7047243&gid=13492758&imgid=200733762&offset=0
http://www.picturetrail.com/gallery/view?&p=999&uid=7047243&gid=13492758&imgid=201392694&offset=0
7  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / Re: The N t-shirt [First Shirt Stencil!!] on: August 23, 2005 09:40:55 PM
Great job! I, myself, am a HUGE fan of Degrassi and Radio Free Roscoe. Let me tell you that those shows are addictive! I don't get the-n where I live though, so I have to watch RFR on Family and I don't think Degrassi gets played *tear*. Anyways, love the shirt!
8  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions / Re: Earlobe Stretching on: August 11, 2005 06:30:37 PM
CatyX, I recommend that you go one size at a time for any stretching you do. It's a lot easier and will cause no rips in your holes, which otherwise could happen if you try going too big, too fast. The smallest tunnels you can get are 8g but you can't see through them very much (my sister had them). I found that the best gauge to have tunnels at was 2g because that's when you could really see right through and you could still put other earrings, like dangly ones, through. I hope it helps.

Oh and if you do attempt to upgrade more than a gauge at a time, use some lube like vaseline! It is a god! (I was stubborn and did it more than a gauge at a time, it causes lots of pain and bleed. I was lying on the floor, making wind for my ears with my hands on either side because I tried to shove the 0g in. It wasn't such a bright idea, and my friend was laughing at me, lol)
9  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Valentine's Day / Re: I love you in different languages on: August 09, 2005 06:50:51 PM
"Ti amo" is "I love you" in Italian, and in French, "je t'aime" is more accurate than "je t'adore". Hope it helps!
10  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions / Re: Earlobe Stretching on: July 31, 2005 05:56:28 PM
Your very welcome cheesedip . People tell me all the time that they're worried about what my ears are going to look like when I'm older. But you live in the present, not the future, so in 20years I'll deal with it, not now. I'm glad it helped!
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