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11  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Crest on a school jacket... on: September 17, 2006 07:20:59 PM
Hi folks,

Anybody have an easy way to attatch a crest the pocket of a school jacket?  I really hate to hand sew it, and with the pocket, it won't fit on my machine.  I was thinking one of those chinsy hand-held battery powered things.  They look small enough to get in there.  So anyway, if anyone has ever performed this task and wants to share their secret...PLEASE!

12  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Tu-Tu much! on: August 19, 2006 03:25:11 PM
Here is my tu-tu.  My longings for the days when I was a ballerina caused me to create this.  Now while I'm doing housework, homework, rehearsing, whatever....I can be a ballerina, too!  It's shameful how I flounce around the house in this thing.

It's made with two layers of red tulle with one layer of moss colored tulle sandwiched in between. These were long rectangles. It is mounted on a belt from Goodwill.  I cut the tulle up to the belt into about 9 panels. This allows it the flare.
Here you go...

13  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Abstract-a-Cat on: August 19, 2006 03:12:23 PM
Here is my abstract-a-cat, sometimes called Abbey for short.  I gave one to my mom and she loved it so much, that I made a few more.  This is the second one I made and was adopted by me.

These guys are made completely out of leftover materials.  The tail was remnant from the edge of where I cut the cat from originally.

I based it on the meow monster here:

Here's mine:

The third one looks more like a scotty dog.
14  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / T-shirt recon for the rest of us... on: August 19, 2006 12:32:51 PM
I just got Generation T from the library and was disappointed to find that all the shirt ideas are made for girls who don't require BRAS!  Even when I lose weight, I still have great big gozongas.  What is a big girl to do?

I made one shirt straight from the book, measurements and all.  It fit alright, but barely.  My man LOVERD it, but I could never be seen in public that way.  I was ready to fall out of both sides!  I decided that everything in that book needs to modified for girls with any kind of curves at all.

Here is what happened when I modified #46 Cover Girl, starting on page 118.

The measuerments call for 9in across the bosom straps, then gather them 3 in.  I had to make mine 12 in. I still gathered them 3 in for a total of 9 in. bosom coverage.  But then, because my girls wanted to separate, I added a brooch in the center to pull them together a little.

The last adjustment I made was to cut the back into 3 tieing strips.  The book suggests one.  But with 3, you have one high enough to help hold yer tits and the other two assist in keeping the whole shirt from riding up on yer gut.

It is extremely comfortable and airy. 

You shouldn't much need a bra for this, but there is still the strain on the neck from the halter.  Nothing to be done about that. 

Anyway, good luck.  i hope this advise helps a few of you NOT waste t-shirts making stuff that's too small!
15  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / WARNING!!! Very Adult Material! on: August 06, 2006 04:50:41 PM
This is the PORN skirt!  It has been a topic of many a conversation.  Not to mention the men I have had humping my leg at bars....then apologizing and buying me a drink.  Hey that's one way to get free drinks!
Anyway, it was soooooo GRAPHIC that I blacked out all the penetration shots.  I hope that what I left is OKAY to have up here.  So anyway, the skirt is cut into panels as you can see. Then, those panels were sheeted with packing tape.  The panels were then assembled with more packing tape.  It has two snaps in the front.  They are standard leather snaps.  I had to reinforce that area with extra tape to be dense enough to hold the snaps.  But this sucker has stood up to MUCH abuse for over 4 years!!

Here is it, enjoy!

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16  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / A Pie in the FACE! on: August 06, 2006 04:28:45 PM
Talk about Stuffed food!  It's a PIE pillow.
My sketch comedy troupe, the Feral Chihuahuas, have a recurring sketch called Captain Obvious and Sarcastic Boy  They have an archnemesis called the OnomonoPIEist.  He speaks in onomonopias and pies people in the face.  In order to perform this and allow for PIEING, I had to make a reusable, non-messy PIE.  Here it is.  It's made from Brown felt, stretchy, red crushed velvet, and a pie tin. The pie itself is stuffed.  It's like a little pie pillow that you attatch to your hand! It is held together with a strip of elastic. The pieist slides his hand in between the back of the tin and the elastic, which is attatched to the pie inside the tin.  Yeah, we get to hit people in the face!


This is Captain Obvious and Sarcastic Boy

This the pie.

This is the pie in its two parts.

This is me getting pied....by myself!  Look Ma, NO mess!

17  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / MONSTER SHOES!! on: August 06, 2006 02:13:29 PM
I created these RED bat shoes for my friend Kat's 6-6-06 dress-up party.  I went as Satan's Slut while my man was....SATAN!  Anyway, these are the shoes I wore for that.  I call them MONSTER BAT SHOES!

Here are the before pics.  They look like tapestry or uphostery. YUCK!  But they were only $4 at Rugged Warehouse!

These are the afters!

The wings...

These are super-glued with red felt and black suede for the ears and wings. I tried a heavy duty fabric glue, and it wasn't ready to stand up to the test.  I think I spent more on GLUE than I did on fabric or the shoes themselves!

They ARE meant to be RED bats.  If you've ever seen one, they are absolutely beautiful.  They are rather important in Asian culture and supposed to be great Feng Shui.

Hope you like them!
18  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Warning ADULT!! Monkey and Vagina head on: August 06, 2006 01:56:04 PM
I am in a sketch comedy troupe where I do all the costumes and props.  Last week I created these for a show.  I figured I HAD to share them.

This is my Vagina head.  It represented God.

This is the monkey head. I like the shiney, red bowtie.

Let me know what you think!
19  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Which way do you drop trou? on: August 06, 2006 01:45:28 PM
I made these really cool Bali pants out of leftover skull material from other stuff.  They are unbeleivably comfortable.  I really wanted to show them off and praise all the tutorials that helped me.  They are easy to find.

Anyway, these pants beg the question....

Which way do YOU drop trou in these things?

I prefer to drop the back and leave the front tied.
20  UNITED STATES / North Carolina / Asheville Calling! on: July 05, 2006 01:24:42 PM
I am in Asheville and want to share what's here with anyone who might need to know.

-Greenlife has a craftfair EVERY saturday.  It's first come first serve and booths are limited. Call or email them for an application. Located on Merrimon Ave.

-Costume Shoppe has Make Me vintage fabrics (pricey) and they also hold clothing cratf fairs.  Check them out in person. Located on Haywood St. (not rd)

-Diggin' Art is out on the westside of town, located on Haywood Rd.  Fabulous vintage and store-made clothing.  Lots of fun. High Quality stuff.  Often sells locals handmade stuff.

-Also, at westside on Haywood St. is Delux.  Hot Vintage clothing!  Mostly girl stuff.  Not a WHOLE lot for boys, but what's there is good.  Fun household items, too.  Also, rather high quality goods.  Good T-shirt selection.

-One more for Haywood Rd. is Twice Round.  Vintage STUFF, lots of clothes.  Not always of the HIGHEST quality, but saves you in prices.

-Ragtime is located on E. Walnut St.  They have vintage clothing, but they also sell reconstructed clothing.  Really cool stuff. Extremely HIGH quality.  GREAT t-shirt selection.

-Rags Reborn is a recyled/reconstruction clothing store on Walnut St.  They make appointments to view your work and consider selling what you make.

-Honeypot is located on Lexinton Ave.  They have a section of reconstructed art clothing.  BUT they have only a few slots and a waiting list to get your art in. In other words, tough to get into.

-Hip Replacements on Lexintgton is another vintage store.  I often see what looks to be a local clothing artists stuff. I don't know how to get them to sell your goods there.

That's all I can think of of interst right now.  Hope this helps somebody.  If you have other suggestions, please add them!
Happy shopping!
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