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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Cardboard Suit! on: November 19, 2008 07:17:35 PM
Helloooo! I haven't posted here in a while. School has been keeping me busy for sure. My first semester of college is almost over!

But anyway....

For one of my classes our assignment was to make a "cardboard persona" and wear the outfit of our persona out in public. My chosen persona was an 80s business woman. This suit and accessories took around 3.5 weeks to make, but I'm happy with how it turned out!

On to the pictures.

Check out all of the pictures on my flickr --> http://www.flickr.com/photos/shanice/


2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Making a back zip into a side zip? on: August 09, 2008 08:16:36 PM
I was hoping someone here would know how to take a pattern that is made to have a zipper up the back and modify it so that the zipper on put in on the side. I am making a dress in which the bodice is made up of a few panels that are sewn together with the back two panels left open so you can install a zipper there. Here is a picture of the pattern so you can get a better idea.

Should I just sew the back seam up and leave a side seam open? This was my original plan, because I figured the extra seam allowance put on the back would transfer to the side panels.

Help please! haha

3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Colorblock tank dress/shirt! on: July 08, 2008 10:05:35 PM
Ok. So, I was watching tv one night, and this dress just kinda popped into my head. I made a quick sketch and a few days later, here it is! This dress is kinda made from remnants. The rose fabric is scraps from my weaved dress that I posted earlier in the year, the purple is fabric I got on the cheap from the remnant bin at Jo-Anns, and the grey used to be a dress that I got at the Goodwill. Ok, I know it doesn't look like a dress in these pics, but that's because it serves double duty. It can be both a casual top and a figure-baring party dress! I have NO CLUE where I'm going to wear this hahaha. Ah, well.

Stop, picture time.

taggggg you're it.

thanks for looking!

(link: http://www.flickr.com/photos/shanice/sets/72157600415745593/ cuz flickr says so!)
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / The AMAZING FLYING $0.50 DRESS! on: June 12, 2008 05:59:18 PM
Ok, so it doesn't fly. I thought it needed an extravagant title. I got the fabric from the thrift store on the cheap. I thought it was only enough to make a shirt, but turned out that I was able to make this dress. I'm loving ruffles these days...hence the madness on the front. Enough talking, picture time!

Thanks for looking!

5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Retro- style bathing suit *NOW WITH mini TUTORIAL* on: May 27, 2008 03:42:02 PM
Soooo, this is a piece that went into my entrance portfolio for art school. The title pretty much says it all; it's a retro inspired suit made with spandex.


Thanks to my friend Caitlin for taking these :]


I'll lay it out in steps, I'm not to great at explaining things.

1. Cut one of the front and back. Bust cups are not attached yet.

2. Take the pattern for the front, and cut another one, but straight across this time, no leg holes. Be sure to put enough seam allowance on the bottom of this piece so that you can put elastic on it.

3. Ok, this might get tricky, but this is the way I did it. I cut the modesty panel just long enough so that when I sewed up the side seams, I would have enough fabric on the leg holes to put in the elastic. So, but the modesty panel on top of the front and sew it to the back. After you put elastic on the leg holes, this is how the side will look.

4. Attach bust cups and back elastic and you're done!

And this concludes my first tut! Haha.

*ps. don't use for commercial purposes. Thanks! :]*
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Not another PROM DRESS post... on: May 18, 2008 08:30:44 AM
Yeah sooooo my prom was last night and I made my dress. I was sewing things up until the last minute (I feel like everyone on this site that made their dress says this...). You can't really see them, but there are pleats on the bodice and the skirt.

Check my flickr ( http://www.flickr.com/photos/shanice/ ) for (2) more pics.

Thanks for looking!

7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Elizabethan- Inspired English Project +4 pics on: April 16, 2008 08:01:03 PM
Sooooo...I know there are some Ren Faire buffs here, so don't judge me on the accuracy of this costume!  Smiley

As the title suggests, this is an english project. Our task was to create an art piece based on Elizabethan poetry. The two poems I used were "The Passionate Shepherd to His Love" by Christopher Marlowe and "To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time" by Robert Herrick.

Now, the pictures.

Check my flickr ( http://www.flickr.com/photos/shanice/sets/72157600415745593/ ) for full views (I mean, if you want to!)


**edit** I forgot to add that it's not finished...as you can see, it's missing a sleeve! I was just anxious to post it.
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / I need help! Winter Knit.1 Chunky Cowl on: January 12, 2008 07:02:39 PM
For all of you that have seen the "Chunky Cowl" in the latest issue of Vogue Knitting's KNIT.1, I need your help.

In the instructions, it says to cast on 11 stitches. Then, it tells you to cast on 5 sts at the beginning and end of each row for 6 rows! How do you cast on afte you've already started?

Here's a link to the chart:

9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Shirt + Jeans. I'm bored. on: January 05, 2008 08:17:36 PM
I just felt like posting these because I'm bored. I made the shirt and the jeans. Do you think these are too boring? I think they're kinda plain.


10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / "Draped" Dress!!! on: December 21, 2007 06:40:48 PM
I call this the draped dress because I figured most of it out on the dressform. Over the past few months, I've been working on my entrance portfolio for college applications, and this is one of the pieces that's going into it! It's made out of a mauve rayon jersey and it's super stretchy. Enjoy!

Thanks for looking!

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