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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: in the beginning, He created a mountain, trees, and a midget... on: May 26, 2006 06:57:14 PM
Oh my gosh.  That's amazing.  I have a friend who's obsessed with the FSM, and that would be an AWESOME present for him.  May I request a pattern?

To me it looks kinda like i-cord sewn together in a spaghetti-like fashion.  With pom-poms and eyes.  Am I right?  Or close to it?
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Recons... math geeks and pretty pann! on: April 08, 2006 12:55:11 PM
Thanks for the comments, everyone!
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Satin & Chiffon, Brown & Pink on: April 08, 2006 12:52:42 PM
Ooh, I love it.  Totally a skirt that I would wear.  Not a skirt I'd try to make... sewing chiffon scares me.  But fantastic job!
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: The Gackt Jacket (a LOT of pictures!) on: April 08, 2006 12:49:38 PM
Haha, so many replies!  Thank you all so much!

Shocked Shocked Shocked okay - so this is just awesome.  Did you happen to line it?  I aspire to creating cool motorcycle coats like this for the dh, myself and a pint sized one for The Bean.  You are my inspiration Smiley Kiss

I lined it in black, with two pockets in the side seams.  The lining took all of 20 minutes to make, but sewing it in was horrible... I handstitched some of it.  Hurray, I inspired you!  What a nice feeling, hehe.

gackt!! -drools- mm moonchild was a good movie, and it only helped that both hyde and gackt were in it Smiley nice job on the jacket! -wants one-  Cool
Ah yes, twice the beautiful hotness.  Personally, I love Hyde a bit more, but Gackt is wonderful as well.  If I were to dress up as hyde I'd need a furry hat! ^_^

Thanks so SO much for all the comments, and don't forget that nice little "This Rocks" button... hehe.  Now go make your own Gackt jacket!
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: cherry pleats on: April 03, 2006 03:31:05 PM
Cute skirt!  I have that same fabric, I used it to make a mini-blazer.
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / The Gackt Jacket (a LOT of pictures!) on: April 03, 2006 02:53:03 PM
This is undoubtedly the most complicated sewing project I've ever undertaken in my life... but I finished it!  I actually made this for a Christmas present... just never posted it. 

When I saw the movie Moon Child, I noticed an incredibly awesome jacket worn by one of the main characters (Gackt is the actor, he's actually a Japanese singer).  Here's a picture of the actual jacket:

I watched the movie with a few of my friends as well as my boyfriend, who had seen the movie before and LOVES the jacket.  As I was thinking of Christmas presents for various people, I got the insane idea to make the jacket.  I don't know what I was smoking, but somehow I thought I could do it.

So, with the help of laine hammy's mother, who was a tailor, I drew up a basic design, found a base pattern (which was actually for some fleece hoodie, but somehow we altered it), and started the jacket.  But there was one problem-- my sewing machine would not sew the vinyl.

I had to borrow a friend's machine, which worked, but in the final stages of sewing it started to cop out on me.  Oh well, as long as it finished.  This project was incredibly difficult, as I had never sewn with vinyl before or made anything like this, not to mention keeping it a secret was HARD!

Oh, and random advice for anyone who wants to sew with vinyl: use painter's tape (the blue kind) to hold things in place.  It's fun to rip off the vinyl, the first few times... by the end I was picking out little blue bits from under the stitches with tweezers.  If you have trouble feeding the vinyl through the machine, put a piece of tissue paper on top.  It'll sew much smoother, and it's even easier/more fun to rip out than the tape!

So anyway, here it is, on the ground first, then on me, then on him:

(the shirt he's wearing was made by laine hammy, and she made him model it too)

Well, he loved it, and I'm very very proud of it (though I can point out every single mistake... eek!).  It was SO hard to make, but I loved it anyway.  One thing, though-- I am SICK of blue tape!
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Recons... math geeks and pretty pann! on: April 03, 2006 02:18:51 PM
Well, it's been ages since I last posted here, I've just been too lazy to upload pictures and post.  Here are a few recons I've done, mostly old shirts and such.  Enjoy!

This was an old Mu Alpha Theta (Math honors society, yes I'm a geek AND I'm asian) shirt that was long sleeved and generally ugly.  The collar's a bit messed up since I didn't face it or even use two layers of cloth, but I'm going to fix it.

It's hard to take pictures of the back.

This was made out of a long black pann skirt and some wal-mart trim.  Whee!

Well, I've made more shirts since then, but I either don't have pictures or they're not completely finished.  So I'll leave you with these, hope you liked them!
8  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: the colosseum! on: April 03, 2006 02:01:37 PM
You are SUCH a dork, but I have to admit it's cool.  You should crochet little gladiators, or put lego people in it.  I think they make horses for lego people.

Ahhh it's really cool, but it made a good nun outfit/skirt, too.
9  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Valentine's Day / Re: I love you in different languages on: February 07, 2006 06:56:29 PM
In the matter of Japanese....

"Aishiteru" isn't really used very commonly (other than deep love songs and cheesy bad anime).  It's more common to hear "daisuki," which means "I like you a lot" (literally big like).  But the Japanese don't really express love in such a deep way, so daisuki makes more sense.

And I'm happy to see Korean was one of the first languages posted!   Wink  The way it was written was a little rough and not correctly placed... paint is so unforgiving!  I'd type it up but my Korean font isn't working.  Oh well.
10  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: two pretty, lacyish scarves on: December 30, 2005 06:59:09 PM
It's a JoAnn brand yarn... JoAnn Sensations.  Sensations is the line... there are different varieties.  I think you might've used Angel Hair or something, but I don't remember.

http://www.joann.com/catalog.jhtml;$sessionid$QUCP0CIAAEHE4P4SY5NBHOR50LD3OEPO?CATID=110288 shows the different varieties of Sensations.
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