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1  Goth style mens waistcoat in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by cyberology on: March 23, 2008 08:42:00 AM
My bf's had a pair of pinstripe velvet trousers by Lip Service for a couple of years and this Christmas just gone I was completely stumped as to what to get him as a present, but suddenly I was struck by inspiration!
I have a large quantity of pinstripe velvet that I bought years ago for making some tailcoats (which I've still not got round to doing!) and I knew I probably had enough spare yardage to make something smallish......

and so my bf got a brand new waistcoat for his Christmas present;

The collar and the back is made from black duchess bridal satin, which was bought by mistake but actually worked quite well on the waistcoat.

You can't see the fob watch pocket in the photos but that's what he's stuck his thumb into on the second pic  Grin

When I was discussing the design with him I gave him a choice of three different closure designs for the front; a traditional button up, a more steampunk side closure using dog clips or the more industrial plastic clips and webbing, which is what he went for.

He absolutely loves it- he even wore whilst doing the washing up last night!

Thanks for looking.
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2  Monster Fur Dragon in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by cyberology on: September 25, 2007 03:35:10 AM
I've just realised that I've been on Craftster for a couple or years now and I've never actually posted one of the items I've made!  Shocked The only time my stuff has turned up is in swap galleries.

I mostly make clothing but back in November last year my bf's older brother and his family were visiting from Singapore for an early Christmas. They have a little girl and boy so we both made a soft toy each as Christmas presents, and the dragon below is the toy I made for my bf's nephew;

The monster fur is from a huge stash I impulsively bought from Ebay many years ago, and I've still got about five metres of it to use up. The pattern for the dragon was one I found on the Internet. I don't have the URL for it bookmarked but if you Google for 'dragon pattern' you should find it pretty quickly. Because I was making this for a fairly young child I decided to embroider the eyes on, rather than use plastic eyes.

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3  Looking for a rare fabric in Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions by cyberology on: August 01, 2007 06:23:29 PM
I hope someone can help me!

I've been searching for an iridescent PVC (vinyl) fabric for years that's in a couple of clothing items I own but with no luck so far. An example of it can be seen with this corset top I own which is pictured below;

The material is rough, like a plastic coated cotton twill or similar and changes between blue and purple. I'd dearly love to buy some of this to make several items of clothing. Can anyone help me, either with letting me know where I can get some or letting me know if it's known by a specific name that may be more useful for Googling?

I live in the UK but I'll happily buy from suppliers from other countries as I often do so anyway.

Thanks for your time!
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4  Trapdoor (UK children's TV) swap in New Swap Theme Ideas by cyberology on: October 02, 2006 09:32:44 AM
I was wondering if anyone would be interested in a swap based on the old Trapdoor children's TV series. I've seen it mentioned on here but not an actual swap based on it.

For more info on Trapdoor-

I am happy to organise this.

Any takers?
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5  Re: Show off your hair! And questions about hair styles! in Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions by cyberology on: December 29, 2005 10:25:32 AM
Okay,this is going to be a long post with quite a few pics.Apologies in advance!

I haven't seen much fake hair in this thread so I hope it's okay to post mine.Most of these hairstyles were in my hair for several months.

This is the oldest pic of the set,being several years ago.It's a combination of my natural hair dyed pink and black,plus a wool and dread hairpiece.

This is the first time I had dread extensions in.They're mostly red with a fringe of black to match the underlying colour of my hair.On the red dreads I hid the braiding of my natural hair along the dread by wrapping that part of the dread with wool in the same color.

Here's me with white dread extensions.The ginger coloured bits are where I was lazy and hadn't covered the braiding with wool.

And just for a laugh-this is what my hair looks like just after I've taken all the dread extensions out!

One of my roving hairpieces I made during the summer.

I also have a full head of black/blue with white tips roving dreads which I had in my head when I went for the interview for my current dayjob at a school,which just goes to prove that you can get decent jobs with wierd hair.Unfortunately I don't have any decent pics of them currently but some of the kids at work know me as 'that lady that had hair like Sonic the Hedgehog'  Shocked

And finally-here's a pic of me from a couple of weeks ago after I'd been to the hairdresser to get it trimmed as it was getting too long to put in my extensions.

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6  Re: H.P. Lovecraft Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by cyberology on: December 21, 2005 12:13:44 PM
I recieved my package from Sew Pixie yesterday morning and it was chock full of goodies!

Here's the whole package;

My chosen story was 'At the Mountains of Madness' so both of the bags commeorate the 1930's Miskatonic University Expedition.

And here are some close-ups;

The Miskatonic University Logo

Lovely tin with a picture of Cthuhlu and a quote from 'At The Mountains of Madness'.

Cute Cthuhlu plushie pin

Inside the tin was a Lovecraft fridge magnet poetry set which swiftly ended up on the fridge!

And here's my attempt at a little Lovecraftian poetry  Shocked

Heh,as my digicam is so poor I think I'll save you the eyestrain of trying to read that!-

"Deep in the writhing pit of space,Nyarlathotep recited,
a voice that seeping,insane and of chaos,
crept from ancient,green R'lyeh.
And mad shoggoth scream."

Thank you so much,Sew Pixie,you're a star!

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7  Re: Subculture Swap 2 in The Swap Gallery by cyberology on: October 16, 2005 12:25:43 PM
And here's the skull bead rosary I made for Munchie;

I don't know what I've done with the pic I took of the bag,it's not on camera or my computer,so you'll all have to wait till Munchie has a spare moment to take and post a photo of it.Sorry! Cry
Basically it was a large slouch bag made from a very soft black pleather with an exterior pocket made of a spider web printed velvet,which in turn was covered by a pleather flap that had a gothic cross cut into it that was backed by another piece of the spiderweb velvet.
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8  Re: Subculture Swap 2 in The Swap Gallery by cyberology on: October 14, 2005 11:16:55 AM
Munchie recieved my goodies and gave me the go-ahead to post the pics I took of the items.I haven't transferred the photos of the bag and the necklace onto my computer yet so they'll have to wait until tomorrow but here's the front and back cover of the mix CD I sent;

Unfortunately my colour printer's on the blink so Munchie only got black and white printouts for her CD Sad
As you can probably guess the subculture I crafted for was Goth Grin

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