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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / nellie jane! working on a dummy without patterns on: December 17, 2004 04:13:12 PM
Hey Nellie Jane,

Well I dont know how to post a tut on it because I dont use patterns. (because I'm silly at using them and then it'll all turn into a big mess) So what I do and would recommend you is asking a friend to help you make the stickytape doll and dont use the thick gaffa tape, but the brown packaging tape, it's lighter and not so messysticky, the stuff that stays on your hands and needles.
Then when done check if the sizes are right and if not tie ribbons around waist or underbust to adjust. Oh and wear a push-up or at least a preformed bra and don't pull the tape too tightly across chest! hihihihi, yes Im so vain!! But you're going to wear bras underneath your clothing anyway, so leave space for it!
Then get some silk, if you're going to put 20 man/girlhours into the thing it might as well be expensive fabric!! 20 dollars for a bit a silk in comparison to 20x10 dollars an hour makes.. uhmm it worthwhile (or any other excuse you can tell your wallet)
for the top I only needed 50 cm I guess, but thats because I'm ultra good at using scrap bits. Check out my white chanel dress I only used 1 m x 1,50 m!
Then prick a shape on the middle of the doll and use a pendant mid centerline to see if both ends are even. So attach a piece of thread to midst of neck and a little weight on the other end or stick it to the bottom of the doll in the center as well. Now you can use a piece of thread to see if the left and right are even far from that centerline.

(hmm just thinking that I will make a little tut on this with little pics! And Ill post it later on craftster, since I should be studying right now!!)

Then just draw on a midline section so that you dont need to make any pleats in it, the V shaped thingies, or if you want to, put then in evenly on both sides. Then just make sure the bit is exactly the same on left and right and cut out. To prevent draying, immediately zigzag around all the edges of the piece youre done with. Then prick it back on the doll and start to the side of it. Prick down fabric to the doll so that you dont need to make any pleats, then when you need to, like in the waist, draw a line and cut out the fabric, then make a copy for the other side (left or right, make sure to mirror it!), zigzag and prick on doll, check if you put them on the right way, right side of fabric, same place left and right.

Then uhmm just keep going till youve had all th bits on there. And when putting it together, make sure to leave a little overlap and when sewing sew on the overlap, so dont leave a 1 cm seam and then when sewing seam 0.5 cm or 1,5 cm. At the back you just end where ever you want to put the zipper in, maybe underarm, but then your head needs to be able to come out as well, so youll need zipper or buttons there too. Sew it all together, put it back on the doll, check everything one more time, try it on yourself, check if the overlap or spcace for the zipper is the same, then put on doll again inside out and prick on the zipper, unzip, take off doll, sew, turn inside out, wear!!

Ill make pics and post later and Ill call it Hey Nellie Jane hhahaha, so you can look for it.. but just give me a few  weeks!


and there's the pattern and here's the dress I made with it!! It's a copy of the chanel dress

2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / silk+suede belt, silk+lace CHANEL dress and a woolen dress on: December 15, 2004 08:14:59 PM
Ah I am studying at home.. uhmm.. so I find lots of time to finish projects!
Had to post the chanel dress. It's not done yet, but I want to wear it tomorrow..
and the day after and just.. always! Maybe I'll even get married to wear it.. aaahh..

the rest of the pics is on there too. And the inspiration: a chanel dress

aaaaahhh!! sooooo pretty!!! drewll...
x L

3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / pussybow tops on: November 10, 2004 09:40:58 AM
Yay they are very easy to make!


I'll post the pattern later
4  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Future project : Digital camera case ixus 500 on: November 10, 2004 09:36:49 AM
Hmm ok so I've only finished the pattern and the sample yet,
but still I wanted to show it to you!! You can make and previes pics
without taking it out of the bag! Yay so even though I didnt study
one bit this has been a productive day.. tomorrow I'll study and
practise and clean my house etc..


The little flap protects the lens and I'll make a little snap or velcro closingthingy on it for the real version.
I'll make one for a casio exifilm too because I promised it to a friend that's going away to live in Rome..
boehoe! I made pics of front and back to, but you can imagine how that will look like by the top view
and the pics came out all uberflashed.. Oh and the little blue circle is over the on-off button, no
need to cut it out actually.. And you can also see that the eyelet where you can connect the cam with
a cord is exposed too.

x L
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / my fur jacket!! on: October 20, 2004 02:08:47 AM

I bought a mini fur jacket it fit me tightly but my belly was still bare and cold, so I bought
some suede and made it bigger, took me a long long while, but it's done now. The inside
is pure silk satin haaa expensive but lovelyyyy x L
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / some sexy tops on: August 13, 2004 09:36:05 AM
Just some pieces I had around. Could you please tell me which colors you would like these to be? Because I tend to make anything in pastel teints.. quite boring..


thanks x L
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / easy silk stola looks like chanel s/s 2004 on: July 15, 2004 05:13:19 AM
Haa so happy with myself. I've finally got some spare time to finish all the projects
that I wanted to do for ages and this is what this morning brought:

Or see all the pics at http://members.chello.nl/l.schade/stola.htm

Hmm very happy now! x L
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / really easy t-shirt transformation on: July 04, 2004 02:59:11 PM
Ok I just had a dull moment between studying and bed. So I thought of making a really easy T-shirt and I just had this little baby T-shirt I bought but it was just actually way too small for me. It was a shirt for a 10 yr old? Or 140 cm, which in Holland obviously is petite (as everyone here is at least 200 cm tall) so I'll share this tutorial with you all because it's just too darn simple and syupid I never tried it before.

you just cut along the hemlines and cut accross the sholder where clavicula and scapula are (the bones on either side where you want the hemline to be). I just kept them on for a nice unfinshed trim, then cut arms open and reattach.. uhmm could this be any easier?? You end up cutting a few little pieces of extra fabric off.
I took a little bit and folded it over the new hem from arm to body and stiched it up with zigzag and straight contrasting thread. But you could make the sleeves out of any other material, fabric, lace put together etc.

So now we can finally start wearing our favorite baby t-s again and steal them from little sisters, even brother.. I don't have any... But kiddy shirts are cute and reaaaaaaaally inexpensive as well!!!

x L
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / bikini from ex-lovers T-shirt on: May 05, 2004 07:26:09 AM
inspired by these pics from some mags:

I made this pattern: You should make them from strechy material, like old T-shirts (good idea to take that favorite T-shirt when you're breaking up and then run into HIM again wearing it as a sexy bikini :) Print out several times because the back (half of it actually) covers the front of the pants. Optional is the little hemline to add some extra form in the top part.
Just add a loop on the bottom side of the top part after that and same in the top part of the bottom, put some thread or elastic bands through and you're done.

For size: measure low waist, almost hip and print out so that 4 times the size of the print is a little less than that (you don't want it to drop off your ass right away)
Or just print out to cover one A4 and it should be ok.
side is side and x marks the crotch area.

and this is what it looks on me! Hmm this is almost x-rated isnt it.. well we're supposed to be all girls here and it's a grainy webcam pic anyway..

10  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / beaded pearl necklace on: May 05, 2004 01:15:11 AM
OK after working out how to knit/tie ? a pearl necklace for hours, here's the instructions for you to give your life a little glam easy and DY-ed (did yourself)

All you need is:
-pearls or other beads
-nice thick thread, you could use something more flashy than black ..
-some thin metal wire to act as a needle-thread-thing (sorry I'm Dutch) just fold a thin wire approx. 20 cm long in 2

Take 3 strands of thread, make a double knot and leave 10 cm free. Then put all the beads on the middle thread, using the wire thing. Then glide first pearl against knot, use wire thing to pull the 2 other threads through  one by one, then make a knot on and one underneath th center thread. Glide up the second pearl, etc.

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