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21  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: Post your photography in here :D on: August 27, 2008 12:30:52 AM
This is my favourite recent photo - it was from a free fair we went to, and they had displays of arms and armour through history (I know, geek-tastic), which culminated in two full scale battles at the end - one of the American Civil War and one of WW2. I took this during the Civil War re-enactment from a nearby hill, and then arsed with the saturation and curves afterwards for a more vintagey effect (we had some rare English sun at the time which was throwing off my lighting totally).

I also have a couple of shots of medieval gothic armour on my flickr page for any fellow history nerds  Cheesy
22  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / 3 new tops! on: May 27, 2008 01:44:02 PM
I've been sewing like a madwoman lately. That is, a madwoman who has a full time job and is getting married very soon. So really I've just been sewing a bit, but still a lot more than normal.

Anyhoo, these are my 3 latest creations, the first one is for mememe ( Cheesy) and the other two are to sell. All made from scratch with my own patterns and all-new materials. As you may notice if you are eagle-eyed, I'm still playing with the button placement on the first one (am v indecisive). I can't even decide if I want buttons on there at all! I think I do, though.

23  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Green polka dots - old top and rubbish knit no more! on: May 21, 2008 01:57:20 PM
Next question:  Grin are the buttons functional, or just for looks?

They're just for looks on this one, but there's absolutely no reason you couldn't make them functional if you wanted! You'd just need to make the button bands a little bit wider, and probably use interfacing for reinforcement. Smiley
24  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Green polka dots - old top and rubbish knit no more! on: May 20, 2008 11:50:09 PM
Did you take it in at all?  It looks somewhat fitted on the dressform.

Nope. It is actually supposed to be fitted, it's just because it's so stretchy that when it's not on a person or form it looks all droopy and sad. It needs a bit of womanliness to fill it out! Sadly I've got a bit of a scrawn factor, so I'll probably try and sell it.
25  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Green polka dots - old top and rubbish knit no more! on: May 20, 2008 02:41:27 PM
I think green is probably my favourite colour. So sometimes I pick things up in sales that are green, but also pretty ugly. Like this sweater. Much work needed, I think!

Enlisting the help of an old polka dot top that was just never the right shape and a handful of mismatched vintage buttons, I gave it a bit of a makeover. Now it looks like this!

The stitching has wrinkled a bit cause the knit is REALLY stretchy, but I'm ok with it. Kind of adds to the effect, I think  Cheesy
26  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Dandelion Macros on: May 20, 2008 12:19:51 AM
I know everyone's taking pictures of dandelions at this time of year. Well, so am I. Here's what I came up with:

I'm using the last one as my desktop picture at work at the mo (I work in a design studio so have a mahoosive screen) and I love it!  Cheesy
27  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Man shirt to girl shirt! on: May 13, 2008 12:33:09 PM
Thanks for all your comments  Cheesy

I don't think it'll be possible to post a tutorial because a lot of it uses a commercial pattern, and I don't know how that sits with the copyright issue. I wouldn't be comfortable risking it, anyway. Sorry!
28  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Man shirt to girl shirt! on: May 11, 2008 09:03:36 AM
This started life as a man's shirt, but it was from a cheapy shop, so the fit wasn't brilliant, and it was quickly cast off by other half right into my clothes magpie grasp! Yay!

I loved the print on the fabric, but mansize I am not, and so I set about girlifying it. It's a mixture of a heavily altered Simplicity 3777 and a large amount of winging. It's not 100% finished, as you can probably see with the pins, cause I can't decide if I want 2 buttons on the underbust band, or just one. I was too excited not to post it though  Cheesy

And here's a (shoddy) before pic:

29  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: Post your photography in here :D on: May 06, 2008 04:55:18 AM
So as me and the boy are slight history geeks, we went to a knights' tournament at the weekend, and I tried to get some shots of the jousting. It wasn't the greatest of weather (being stupid England), so they look a bit mean and moody, but this one that I got just as the blue knight was celebrating his win is my favourite!

It's a shame the castle in the background doesn't look a bit more... castley? Not to worry Smiley

30  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / Re: My brown and green invites! on: April 03, 2008 10:30:07 AM
The flower brushes are from here, for those of you wanting them Smiley
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