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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Goth style mens waistcoat 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.
2  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Wire wrapping recommendations on: November 19, 2007 07:21:56 AM
After seeing this wonderful project-

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=202935.0

I would love to learn how to wire wrap as it's sparked some ideas for projects in my mind. Can anyone recommend any good books about this technique? I'm a quick learner and pick things up really easily, so books detailing more difficult techniques won't be a problem. I am a visual learner though so ideally something with lots of photos or diagrams would be best.

Thanks in advance!
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Ribbing? on: October 28, 2007 09:09:08 AM
I'm trying to find on Ebay some of the soft finely ribbed material used to finish off necklines on t-shirts. Is it known as ribbing, or is it called something else? I've searched using 'ribbing' but I just come up with the heavier, tubular knits that I usually see for stretchy cuffs.

I'm sure I've seen this subject being discussed before on here in the past, but Craftster search doesn't seem to want to play today, so I apologise for repeating a topic.
4  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Monster Fur Dragon 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.

Enjoy!
5  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Looking for a rare fabric 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!
6  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Classic British Kids TV Swap Gallery on: December 22, 2006 04:52:16 PM
Here you go,ladies, our own small but perfectly formed gallery for our own small but perfectly formed swap!
7  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Favorite Vampire Swap Gallery on: December 04, 2006 10:41:09 AM
Ok,ladies, here's the swap gallery.

I'm dying to see what you've made!
8  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Favorite Vampire Swap [SIGN-UPS CLOSED send out Dec 1st] on: October 15, 2006 08:00:38 AM
Swap name: Favorite Vampire swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Cyberology
Sign-up date range: 15th Oct- 1st Nov
Date to send item by: 1st Dec

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): No

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO

All ages allowed? Or 18+? All ages

Swap Organizer herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: NO
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES

Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES


Details of swap:

Who or what are your favorite vampires? Are you a Dracula devotee or an Angel admirer? Or do you have a sweet spot for the Malaysian Pennangalan or the Mexican Chupracabras? Whether fictional or folkloric this is the swap for you!
Swappees will be expected to craft a minimum of 1 time-consuming item, plus 2 small items.



If you want to participate, information to send to organizer:

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap
Craftster username
Email address
Your real name
Mailing address
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
List your favorite vampire(s)
What is it about these vampires that make them your favorite?
What type of crafts do you do?
What type of craft do you hope to receive?
Is there anything you don't want?
Favorite color(s)-
Allergies-
Do you wear jewelry- If so please give measurements
Would you enjoy receiving clothing? If so give measurements
Any other info you think would be helpful for your partner?



IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO ORGANIZER VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE(with the subject heading 'Favorite Vampire swap') AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE.


Also remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find out how to ship your item and other details about participating in a swap.

Please post a simple "I'm in" or similar in this thread. That way I'll be sure you get all updates on the thread.

Thanks and I look forward to a fangtastic (Cheesy )swap!

Swap partners

blue=sent
green=sent and recieved

Ratfiend<-->yarn_tart
d<-->Kaos
9  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Classic British Kids TV swap [SIGN-UPS CLOSED Send out 25th Nov] on: October 10, 2006 11:57:04 AM
Swap name: Classic British Kids TV swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Cyberology
Sign-up date range: 10th Oct- 25th Oct
Date to send item by: 25th Nov

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): No

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO

All ages allowed? Or 18+? All ages

Swap Organizer herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: NO
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES

Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES/
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES


Details of swap:

For this swap the definition of classic will mean anything pre-1995. The following website-http://www.sausagenet.co.uk/- is a great starting point for researching the programmes in this swap. Swappees will be expected to craft a minimum of 1 time-consuming item, plus 1 small item.



If you want to participate, information to send to organizer:

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap
Craftster username
Email address
Your real name
Mailing address
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
List two of your favorite kids tv shows
What type of crafts do you do?
What type of craft do you hope to receive?
Is there anything you don't want?
Favorite color(s)-
Allergies-
Do you wear jewelry- If so please give measurements
Would you enjoy receiving clothing? If so give measurements
Any other info you think would be helpful for your partner?



IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO ORGANIZER VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE(with the subject heading 'Classic British Kids TV swap') AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE.


Also remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find out how to ship your item and other details about participating in a swap.

Please post a simple "I'm in" or similar in this thread. That way I'll be sure you get all updates on the thread.

Thanks and I look forward to a great swap!

Swap partners

Safetyfox<-->bilblio

...

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10  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Trapdoor (UK children's TV) swap 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-
http://members.lycos.co.uk/globbits/

I am happy to organise this.

Any takers?
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