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1  Latest creations in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by Jokke on: July 07, 2008 11:44:32 AM
So for some reason my life is like this: plenty of time - gets nothing done. Works a lot, have foreigners in the house, needs to clean up, and have like a million things to do - gets everything done. yes, sometimes stress is just helping out : )

Over the last couple of days I have been doing this:

(look at my arms, not the lame-ass pose)
I cannot wear pretty dresses without sleeves because people tend to pay more attention to my arms than to the dress.. and me!


a shrug! (or whatever you would call it)
I would never ear it without anything underneath.

sleeve detail:

and another one!
(I am so sorry that you have to look at my bra... and my fat)

I thought about spicing it up with some bottons or bows, but I got so angry with the knit fabric... it feels like stretch until you sow something with it, then it becomes completely stiff.

I also did this shirt, because I loved the fabric (free fabric is the best fabric)


I came by a second hand, and the lady offered me an excellent prize on this curtain, I fell in love with the lace, and made a dress. I think it makes my ass look huge, but I love it (the skirt, not my behind being enlarged)

it is made of three layers, first tulle, then black fabric and then the lace x3

I am a sucker for bows and lace an ribbon : )~

I almost forgot! there is more! I am going to camp next week, and my team (15 kids in the age of 6 - 14) is going to wear these wests. it is sort of a long story why we decided that our team should be a "motorcycle club" but it is going to be fun : )

I made 17 west with the same stencil on the back.... siiiiiigh.....

the children are going to wear this:

the teamleaders are going to wear this:

Thanks for looking!
this is what you do not see! the ugliness behind it all :
My Mess!

I hope you will have an excellent summer : )
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2  we all live in a yellow summery dress.....yellow summery dress...(WARNING: pigs) in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by Jokke on: May 23, 2008 04:02:47 AM

Yes I am posing I know... and I am sorry, but it just makes it look better ; )

Its pretty obvious I guess... I had a Shirt and a curtain. I cut the sleeves off the Tee, and used them for the upper part. The rest was attached with the curtain on top of it.
Then I took a long ribbon and sewed it on all the way front and back.

Thanks for looking, and please do not be shy to ask, because I am not shy to answar : )
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3  a curtain a pair of pants and baby blue ribbon in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by Jokke on: March 14, 2008 03:47:40 PM
had a pair of oversized leggins and a lot of those "half" curtains laying around, and suddenly I could just picture it as a dress.

sorry for the lame into-a-mirror pics, had no other option. stupid camera has no self-timer.

pants... "leggins"


I cut op the inside seem of the leggins. (Yes, the leggins are the black stuff that hangs from my boobs)
(don't judge my bellyfat please >_<

was playing with the thought of making it into a blouse...

then I sow (sewed??) the leggins inner seems, so that it made kind of a pencil skirt. Took a bit of the length off. Took the elastic off (pushes the fat between my arms and my bust out -  in an unflattering way).
The hard thing was to sew the curtain on. I only sewed it along the edges of the dress, and aroud the zigzag on the back. basicaly its all held up by the blue ribbon.

OMG my thieghs >_<

The Back

worn with pants

Playing ---

My sister said something nice to me, for the first time in years, when she saw this dress. She looked at me and bursted "How sweet!" because of the baby-blue ribbon. Okey so shes got horrible taste, and shes in her early teens, but it still made me feel so great that I thought you guys should see this. I hope I inspire you.. Or that you at least had fun looking : )
sorry for the grammar. I'm sooo tired.

have a crafty day Cheesy
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4  the cardboardboxes you would normaly throw away + gold in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by Jokke on: January 26, 2008 03:42:43 AM
This is a pretty old idea, when I was younger we used to make these out of match-boxes. my barbiedolls used to have interior made this way : )

what I did:
I found these things(shoe boxes and the like, tape and spraypaint)

Arranged the boxes, and taped them together

-...And spraypainted it(I wanted to do a colage, but I lacked basic things)

The product I

did all of this, but with different boxes. I used 3 boxes of toffifee, a box of choklates, a box from something my parrents had shared and a tiny box from some china I got for christmas.

wow I didn't realize how bad I am at spraypainting.

I was fun, and it helped me calm down after i had had a dream about suddently having 3 piercings in my lip that refused to heal... stupid subconciusness.

I hope I haven't wasted your time : )
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5  Pearls and ruffles in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by Jokke on: November 09, 2007 07:00:10 AM
Someone threw out some clothes and my mum showed it to me before she send it to the red cross. There was this plain and boring green skirt that fitted me really well. It was in my closset collecting dust until last week when I was sketching skirts and found out that there was hope for it!

Here is basicly what I did ( I know you people, you dont read, you look Wink


1) I cut the skirt in the shape I wanted and sewed along the edges.
2) I made ruffles of old curtains.
3) The skirt had two layers, so it was easy to sew the ruffles onto the first layer (which I hadn't been cutting in)
4) finished result, ready to be prettied up with pearls.


Back (never mind the lovehandles >_<

I added this lace thingy that I have cut off a really ugly blouse about a month ago and pearls ofcourse Smiley

A guy at school told me it looked like I had put on a gigant penis, so I redid the front.

No English is not my first langue, please dont get aggresive when you read my misspellings and grammarmistakes.

♥ Thank you ♥
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6  tute 2 in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by Jokke on: June 05, 2006 05:55:53 PM
I read your reply and thought that i could do that ^^ this is really fun, so I made another tute (oh yes I have a life, but right now its Holiday... and I have nothing to do)

This one's about how to manipulate more than one picture.

the pictures that are involved is:

- and some wings I found on dolzmania.com^

First I cut out myself from the pic with the "polygonal lasso tool"
it works this way:
drag the lasso tool around. Now a broken line will appear. If you press "delete" the inside will disappear/go white. you can use the brush to help in difficult places. When everything around the thing that has to be cut out is white you take the crop tool and drag it in a square around the object and doubleklick.

Just in case you are wondering:

if you don't have a lasotool then keep the button where it should have been press down until a menu appear. Now click on the lasso tool : )

I did the same thing with the books.

then I took the picture of me and pressed "Ctrl" and "A" then everything got merged
then I pressed "Ctrl C" to copy the whole thing
then I switched over to the picture of the bookshelf and pressed "Ctrl V" to paste me in.
When I am in the background layer and I paste something into it, a new layer with the copied picture will appear

then I took the magicwand tool and clicked on the white stuff (stay in the new layer) and pressed "delete" now theres only me, and not white stuff around me or anything.
Then I made me smaller with the move tool (above magicwand in the toolbar) by dragging the picture "in" from the edges.
Then I moved me to the spot where I was supposed to be (under the books)

Then I took the wings from dollzmania and treated them just like I treated myself (except for the cutting, there was nothing to cut) and placed them on my back.

I also made a crown for little-me and colored my legwarmer.. it looks better now; I think.

there are so many possibilities...

I'm a superhero!

for the edges; use "smudge" or "blur" it will make it look more real.
layers can be flattened in "layers" and "flatten layers" but if its flat you can no longer move components freely : (
expect to spend quite a lot of time on making it look real.
photoshop has a lot of shapes (in the shape tool)

I hope its  helping and I'm looking forward to see YOUR results : )
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7  tute in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by Jokke on: June 05, 2006 03:31:14 PM
Okey so I will try to make a tute for ONE of the things you can use layers for.. this would be the "painting your own hair... in photoshop.." that you have done and posted.

first of all:

and then..

The yellow arow: this is your new layer. If you paint or paste things into this layer you will be able to hide it or delete it from the result, just by klicking on the eye (on the other side of the tool bar..)
the red arrow: create a new layer.
the green arrow:   delete a layer. If you delete the layer you delete everything in it.

These are just the few bottons you'll have interest in, you can play with them and the rest and find out what they are for. (that makes it easyer to get to know them)

This is where we'll start:

then I klicked the "new layer" botton and a new layer appeared ( : D!!)
then I painted my hair:

red arrow: i have set the new layer on "normal" if I scrool down in this "menu" the color will appear differently... like here:

red arrow: now I have set it on "hue" and now I could almost believe my hair was actually bluish...but theres a LOT more ...

These are all the same picture, the same color over it but a different style..

my best advice to you is to keep playing with it and exploring the many bottons.. Nothing will eksplode just klick on ALL the bottons you want.. that was how I learned to use this FABULES programe...

If you have any more questions then just ask me : ) I love that I can help (atleast I hope it helped XD) .

If you doubbleklick in the gray arrea the "open" folder will appear.
if you press "ctrl" and "N" a new 'paper' will appear
"Ctrl" and "Z" means 'step bacward'

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8  Re: long glowes thingy in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by Jokke on: May 30, 2006 02:12:37 PM
They are made of fake-leather... From a pair of fake-leather pants : )

okey I made a tutorial...but I'm a first-timer, I hope its useable. And I hope theres not too many misspellings xD

I believe you could do the same thing with an old pair of jeans.

Let me see some results if anyone actually does this : D!!
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9  Re: First Stab in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by Jokke on: May 30, 2006 12:53:41 AM
I learned to sew on paper first. My teacher had a piece of paper with black spots in lines, and then she told me to sew along i (without string in the maschine) and then when I had learned to somehow do this proporly she gave me a real piece of fabric and told me the different options of sewing this together (front against front and so on) then we started sewing after instructions. That must be my advice to you, if you're not comfortable with your maschine; sew in paper. When you have gotten comfortable; find a magazine or a book with instructions and patterns (is that the propper word?) for something "real". The best way to learn is to do things where your sure what you are doing, and it sure makes it hella lot easier when theres a picture of how the result should be!

I made you some sewing-paper ^_^! okey its not dots, but it will give you the idea (actually lines are better...)

this is the easy one.

this is a little bit harder.

and this was just for fun

I really hope I have helped you.. if not, then well... then I hope you will become friends with your new sewing maschine anyhow ^^
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10  Re: Old clothes + Jokke + sewingmashine + cam = picture heavy post :P! in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by Jokke on: February 19, 2006 06:37:39 AM
I believe this is what you mean with pattern Smiley?

its those dolls that can be sepperated on the middle and then inside theres another one just like it just smaller...

If I didnt answared your quwstion then feel free to hit me with a Pm Smiley
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