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1  Quick sketch of eyes in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by hejin on: December 13, 2009 05:14:40 PM
Random sketch.

The photo.

I'm gonna keep practicing... there is so much to drawing eyes!
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2  Cross stitch portrait in monochrome in Needlework: Completed Projects by hejin on: December 25, 2008 05:32:29 PM
Technically, 15 colours, though. It's a portrait of my sister and her son, who turned one on Christmas Eve.

Original photo

In progress:

Started in April, took intermittent breaks, and finished last week. Software used was PC Stitch. I only used the trial software, so I print-screened the cross stitch pattern and pieced it together in Photoshop.
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3  Eschew skinny jeans: welcome the wide leg! in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by hejin on: April 03, 2008 07:54:37 AM
These are my first ever pair of pants, and I used the pattern from here.

It fits quite well on my arse, though I was suffering from wedgie problems because I shortened the crotch area by an inch. I managed to fix it somehow, and there you have it; great pants to jump and kick around in!

My first ever non-patch pocket.

Gratuitious butt shot!

What say you? Cheesy
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4  Silky, stripey green dress with sash/belt/scarf; with link to free pattern in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by hejin on: March 26, 2008 08:05:59 AM
I used the free Anda pattern from Burdastyle, which you can find over here. However, I didn't end the drawstring casing because I wanted more freedom with styles, so I made a sash with the leftover fabric and started tying myself up!

The sash..

And I love the way the stripes align, even though it wasn't intentional. Cheesy
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5  Twee rose print dress into racy racerback! in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by hejin on: February 23, 2008 02:55:27 AM
I had this twee rose print dress from when I was twelve years old. Amazingly, I can still fit into it.

I saw that it had a lot of potential, so I decided to do get cracking on how to jazz it up.

The armholes and chest area were straining. Ah, it feels good to be more of a woman!

So this is the end result!

A halter neckline...

A racerback...

Close up of the racerback.

And I can wear it now! Cheesy
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6  Cheery yellow tulip-shaped skirt! in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by hejin on: February 21, 2008 07:06:44 AM
I made this skirt out of some bright yellow fabric from the remnant bin!

I added a trouser zip on the outside to add some pizazz.

Close up of the zip and the pleating I did on the waistband.

I'm wearing it with a corset here. I can't really figure out what else I can pair it with... Suggestions?

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7  Grecian-esque dress with lots and lots of pleats! in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by hejin on: December 23, 2007 04:13:27 AM
I made this as I went along, no pattern or body measurements. I just sort of held things up to my body and see how they'd look. I couldn't sleep last night and thought of making something... I had intended to make this dress more grungy, but it came out looking feminine instead. On to the pictures now!

Loads and loads of pleating goodness!

Full length...

The back's kinda shoddy, cos I was trying to use up scrap fabric and I didn't have enough to pleat the back too. I did add this corset detail thing though.

The corset detail thing.

I haven't hemmed the dress yet.. was much too excited!
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8  How should I funkify these half pleather half tweed pants? in Clothing: Discussion and Questions by hejin on: December 21, 2007 06:04:09 AM
I have these pair of pants I bought on the cheap, simply because they look like they got so much potential. However, they are tweed in front and PVC on the back, high-waisted and boot-legged.

Whatever should I do with them? Make them skinny? Attempt to lower the waist? Or butcher the monstrosity and use the tweed and pleather to make something else? Don't let these go to waste!
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9  Should I topstitch my knife pleats on a skirt, or just use a yoke? in Clothing: Discussion and Questions by hejin on: November 30, 2007 08:29:28 PM
I cannot decide between the three styles.

I'm making a pleated skirt out of a cotton drill for my friend as a birthday present, but I don't have her measurements. However, dozens of shopping trips has led me to find out that we both wear the same size at shops, so I'll just be using my measurements. Which style do you think would be better?

The problem I have with topstitching the pleats is that I'm a bit put off by the idea of having to taper the pleats a little, so that they'll fit both the lower waist and the hips. Can you give me advice please? Smiley
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10  Monochromatic plaid pleated Japanese school girl skirt in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by hejin on: November 28, 2007 01:11:07 AM

I spent loads of time aligning the pleats to the plaid pattern, only to have the sewing part screw it up. I also added a lining, because the linen fabric was scratchy. Turning the lining inside out for the yoke part was a pain in the ass. It's considered too long for a Jap school skirt, but I think it's alright.

Oh, I also edgestitched the pleats, to give a crisp edge, and so I don't have to spend hours ironing the pleats before I wear them.
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