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1  Re: Holographic jersey two-piece - grecian, ghostbusters inspired in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by NostromoDamus on: September 12, 2016 12:48:18 PM

More of an action / mirror shot, wore this to my sister's hen party
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2  Designing / slowly making my Weyland-Yutani Corp (alien) sweater in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by NostromoDamus on: March 28, 2016 11:18:35 AM
Hi all!

I wanted to show you a cool project I am working on at the moment. I was gifted a vintage knitting pattern book from 1984, in which contestants entered their patterns to win a competition to design Princess Diana a jumper.

I really liked a particular design because it had these military esque pads at the shoulders and elbows and an interesting embroidery technique. I would never wear the original pullover itself from the catalog:

I'd also been planning on knitting a sweater themed to my current obsession with the Alien franchise. I thought, I'd take this slightly military looking pattern, and twist it to have a Weyland-Yutani corp logo in the intarsia . However I didn't think the original black/orange/yellow colourway from the movies would particularly suit, then I saw Alien 3 with the muted colour schemes of the prison uniforms. I selected a dark brown for my edges and shoulder/ elbow pads, a light brown for the body and a near-black for the intarsia logo.

Some redrafting:

Starting (I was not reading the pattern right and then realised I had to double my DK strands! It looked so lacy and I had to frog a lot of it) :

Let me know what you think! It's a work in progress and I'm changing the design even now.
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3  Strappy clubwear halter +Zuul batwing disco top in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by NostromoDamus on: March 19, 2016 09:31:13 AM
Sneaky peeks!

Two samples for an upcoming label I'm working on. Can't wait to get all my designs sewn up!

Firstly I made this halter top from a sexy jersey. Princess seamed edges, fully lined. At top is an elastic cord halter through the eyelets. The back is three thick elastic straps. No action photos sorry!

And here's the Zuul top! I reinterpreted the famous Ghostbusters costume in a black holo jersey but kept the ethereal, sexy and sinister traits. I will make a matching tube skirt.

Thanks for looking!
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4  Pattern help - triangle sweater in Clothing: Discussion and Questions by NostromoDamus on: December 13, 2015 04:38:47 AM

I have seen this literally all over Pinterest and it is from a Russian site called secondstreet.ru . however my old ass computer cannot open the website for love nor money! too much script running on the page at once.

has anyone found the actual pattern for this ? :

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5  Impossible triangle pendant + chevron cut out ring (silversmithing) in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by NostromoDamus on: December 11, 2015 10:41:42 AM

Sorry, can't post pics yet as I've not hit the 10 post threshold. So here are some links to my first pieces that I made after I learned to silversmith. They're not amazing but I'm not gonna beat myself up over the quality of the first two things I ever made !

Okay -- this pendant was 3 layers of metal (brass/copper/silver) sweat soldered, and i ran the copper sheet through a roller with some netting material to make it textured:

And this ring was inspired by those chevron road signs that direct you off the motorway. I really liked Anya Hindmarch's collection of bags that featured road signs as motifs (also I love a girl racer look always!). I'm not pleased with the poor joining where the solder is, but I put that down to being impatient trying to hammer it to shape. I do love this piece and get a lot of compliments on it:

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6  Le Smoking cigarette sleeve sweater in Knitting: Completed Projects by NostromoDamus on: December 11, 2015 10:31:46 AM
Hello! first post! (although I had an account here as a pre-teen)

I finally finished this sweater after being off sick from work for a while. The yarn is a chunky merino / acrylic blend knitted on 6mm needles. These photos are pre-blocking -- it's laid out to dry at the moment so the sleeves should look a little less trumpet like . I went for some more muted colours for the "cigarette" so that it looks like a bit of an abstract ish 70s pattern as well. I am really happy with this piece but simultaneously I've learned a lot what NOT to do!

And a close up on that sleeve! should have been in stockinette like the body but i have a poor attention span so forgot and just did it in garter stitch. never mind!

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