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1  Re: cut slashed rib effect shirt? in Clothing: Discussion and Questions by auroraskye on: October 02, 2008 09:37:35 PM
So easy. I don't know how to explain it better than looking at the picture.

Mark a strip down the center. don't cut all the way to the top or bottom. Then cut out sections from there, wide or narrow as you want. Now you have a bunch of little fingers from the sides of the tee shirt facing toward the back of the tee shirt. Attach them. Throw a couple stiches in there. A finer single knit tee shirt will work best for this so that it curls onto itself like that. You want something that will stretch out a bit.

Here's the world's worst and quickest (like 2 mins) paint drawing.

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2  Greatest Haul O' Fabric EVER!!! And Vintage Patterns!! in Clothing: Discussion and Questions by auroraskye on: April 18, 2008 02:25:23 PM
Thought you guys would understand my glee on this..

I am a fashion design major, and at school they had a give away of a ton of fabric today with a donation of five bucks you could take what you wanted! So here's what I got.. Sadly the pics don't do it all justice but lol no time to take individual pics of it all! Vintage patterns too!!

including links to larger images in case you want to see the fabric in more detail..






Vintage patterns! WOOHOO!! Most of them are TINY but at least one or two are my size.. yay. The black and white rolls are elastic.





Too bad I will be far too busy the next two weeks with school (agggggggh death and agony!!!) to enjoy it.

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3  Re: Fashion Doodling Anyone? in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by auroraskye on: April 15, 2008 10:52:29 AM
A few from lately.. not great but I'm working on it.

Sailor Girl Pin Up:
Colored Pencil..

Lady Liberty Pin Up:
Colored Pencil..

Ballet Bride:
Yeah, it was my first attempt to really do a whole sketch with water colors and I suck at watercolors in a bad way. I have the master set of Prismacolor markers coming to me this week and I am sooooooo excited. Meep!

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4  Black cincher/underbust corset from my own pattern.. first one! :) Yay! in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by auroraskye on: April 09, 2008 11:11:40 AM
I am so pleased.. This is my first corsety type thing ever and I am quite happy with how it turned out. I made it in only about 9 hrs from nothing to finished.

I started with a basic torso block/sloper and I had to bring the size in considerably and I had to extend the hips out, and I picked my length, and went from there.. It is three layers, two of black cotton from the quilting section and then the outside layer which is just polyester but I love it. Black eyelet tape to save time versus inserting grommets, and hook and eye closures in the front. It has plastic boning purchased from Hancock..

I love how it fits and it's comfy but still gives me that 'corset' feeling. I am really happy with how fast I whipped it out!

I made it to wear to the ren faire this weekend, and now it's time to make my hubby a shirt and make myself a skirt as well.. Back to work.

Larger picture: http://www.auroraskye.com/LJ/cincher1sm.jpg

Larger picture: http://www.auroraskye.com/LJ/cincher2sm.jpg

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5  Re: Fashion Doodling Anyone? in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by auroraskye on: March 13, 2008 05:32:08 PM
finally time to post one.. Smiley Cheesy

My sketch and my ugly colored version in Photoshop so that people know what the colors look like. This is a quickie, and honestly we're just now getting to how to draw nice looking clothing in my sketch class. I don't claim to be any good at drawing..

It's a wedding dress.. In case it isn't obvious by the long veil.. Tongue
Pencil drawing: (click to make it bigger)

Colored version: (click to make it bigger)

To describe it:
The brown parts are leather, the corset is very soft leather, obviously the upper bodice and the under skirt are lace.. Not sure what I'd want on the outer skirt yet. Back I am envisioning bustled, haven't drawn it out yet. Brass rings and buckles accenting the leather strips on the gloves. Don't miss the little bloomers poking out there!

anyhow.. I will have lots more to post soon.. Hope you like it.. Smiley
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6  Re: Post your photography in here :D in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by auroraskye on: February 21, 2008 03:51:40 PM
I thought I'd include some of mine.. I hope they aren't too large.. Not sure what the rules are.. Okay edit to say.. they look pixelated since they're 800 px and I guess Craftster is auto resizing them? So, if you right click and go to 'view image' you can see the whole thing without it being mushed up!

One of my fave maternity photos that I've done.. pregnant women are gorgeous!

Blue eyes..

Probably not the best, but the Dallas skyline..

One of my cats, Mina, in her Ikea cat house!

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7  Re: Hello, can anyone explain to me this neckline? please? in Clothing: Discussion and Questions by auroraskye on: November 20, 2007 08:29:21 PM
Actually, not to be rude, but none of them are sweetheart necklines, except perhaps the color block one, which may be a slight sweetheart. Sweetheart necklines look like the top of a heart like this:

Personally I would say the black one you're asking about falls into the square neckline category, and she's just got it cut at an angle. As far as how she did it, it looks like she cut the body across and away from the top of the shirt with the sleeves on it, and then cut around the back of the neck and out into that flared square shape, and hemmed/altered/whatever the body and then sewed them back together.. Smiley It's a nice look, I do agree.
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8  A Drawing of my Grandmother. in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by auroraskye on: November 04, 2007 08:20:39 PM
I am required to take drawing 101 (well you know..) for my degree in Fashion design, and I always claim I cannot draw.. But I have now accomplished my greatest drawing ever. It's a picture of my grandmother based on a photo taken on my wedding day. I just wanted to share since, like I said, it's the best thing I have ever, and probably will ever do.

It's charcoal on cold pressed illustration board 15 by 20.

Original Photo:

Thanks for looking Smiley
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9  Pink dress and red skirt in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by auroraskye on: October 28, 2007 11:03:02 AM
I am currently studying for a BA in fashion design so, in our sewing class we are following patterns just to practice technique, and here are our first two projects.

Skirt - Simplicity 4283

I have to say, I really picked a bad fabric for this. It's a stretch poplin and the drape is so wrong for the shape of this skirt. But I love the color! I think it will look really cute with a petticoat under it and a corset on top.. Smiley So it will be good club wear. I may add more lace (like that around the bottom of the yoke) to the bottom of the skirt, I haven't decided.

Dress - Simplicity 4014

I love this fabric. But it was really hard to sew! The color is so yummy. The photos make it look super puckery at the seams ,and I will say it is a tiny bit puckery but meep, the photos make it look terrible. The fabric drapes so beautifully and I love how it feels just moving around in it, super slinky. I had to take in the top of the dress about an inch on each side!! Everyone in the class ended up taking in the top, or most people anyhow, the pattern is cut kind of weird. Supposedly for an average of a B-cup but it seems way too large for that Smiley

I got the fabric on the clearance aisle and right beside it was a PERFECTLY MATCHING gray and pink plaid!! So I bought it to make a matching coat that is included in the pattern as well. I don't know when I'm going to have time, but someday I am.

Anyhow, that's all for now. Smiley Next we're making some god awful pants in class, so I doubt I'll be posting images of those. :p
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10  Huge shirt into cute comfy tank.. with surprise! :) in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by auroraskye on: October 27, 2007 01:30:25 PM
Okay, I ravaged my husbands old tee shirt drawer and found a big stack of shirts from when he was under the very mistaken idea he was like.. an XXL.. (when he's like a M/L.. I just don't get it!). Anyhow, I found these comfy shirts that just were aching to be nice long tank tops.

This is a before shot, you can see huge shirt, and see the tank top which I modeled it after, since I love how it fits me.

Yay, this is the front of the finished tank top. I am too impatient to wait and have hubby take pics, so you get the myspace style pic. The fit is really good, and this honestly is after i wore this out to a haunted house last night (over a long sleeve black shirt), so the fabric doesn't really stretch and get all loose, stays nice and form fitting. You can see our ugly bathroom but we're in the middle of remodeling, so hey that's how it is.

Now for the little surprise.. Plain in the front (for now) ..and in the back..

I couldn't really get a decent photo of myself from the back, so this is what I took. Tongue I made this little patch from velvet and felt.

Close up of the patch. I tried to use the machine to do a zig zag and started on the nose as you can see, but it didn't want to work quite right.. so I hand stitched the rest and that looks much nicer anyhow. Despite the messed up mouth I think it's really cute.

I do plan on probably putting a little black velvet heart or maybe stacked black and red hearts down near the bottom of the front of the shirt.

I have some more shirts so I plan on making more tanks! Yay.

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