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1  My Formal (Prom) Dress in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by courtsi on: February 02, 2010 06:24:17 AM
It has taken me a while to get around to posting this, but anyway. This is the dress I made for my high school formal that was held at a local hotel on the 19th of November last year. It is (very) loosely based on Vogue 8360. I made the scoop in the back a lot deeper and added a little sparkle (Diamantes and Red and clear Swarovski crystals). I was forced to add the bow after the last red zip that was available in my town broke on me, I ended up using buttons as a replacement. There was some kind of problem with a supplier and there were no zips anywhere... I also altered the bodice so it fit my bust better.

It took me about 12 hours in total, and was finished about an hour before the actual formal (I know I left it late..).

All up the dress cost me around $AU60 (including pattern, love sales), the sparkles $AU40.

This was on the night. Please excuse how horrid I look, I was real stressed after a 20 minute nail appointment lasted 2 hours.. I was late for everything including my formal Sad.




Close-up of back.

Close up of bodice, kind-of.

Any comments or criticism are welcome.

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2  Not so plain and boring Volleys. [Pic heavy] in Shoes: Completed Projects by courtsi on: January 24, 2009 02:44:14 AM
Skip the blurb if you want.

I went and got my new Volleys for school from BigW. Usually I get my friends to write all over them. I decided that was getting a bit boring and now that all the Juniors at school have written on their shoes it is no longer unique. It is my last year of high school. I needed unique. I needed something that was me. Walking through work, I found metallic and sparkle fabric paint and voila! The new fangdangle not so plain and boring volleys were born. I really am very proud of them, I am also quite surprised how well they turned out.

Sorry about the long blurb, here are the pics:

Without shoelaces.

Outside of left shoe.

Outside of right shoe.

Rather iffy picture of the insides.

With shoelaces.

Artsy fartsy photo 'cos I can.

If anyone is interested in more pictures take a look herehere: http://s233.photobucket.com/albums/ee147/miss_limp-a-lot/Craftster%20pics/ (Sorry about the messy link, I am not too sure how to do the hyperlink thing)

Any comments, good or bad, are appreciated.

I hope you like them,
Court.  Cheesy
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3  Newspaper and Balloon garments. in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by courtsi on: November 30, 2008 05:23:00 AM
These were also both entries in the Angel Flight Teen Trendsetter competition I entered, it is the first year it has run and it was for charity which made it even better.

I made a Newspaper dress and matching hat that got first and a garment from 260q balloons (those ones you can make animals from)

The newspaper one:

The huuuuuuge hat on my head.

On my dodgy old dress form.

On my model on stage.

I just scrumpled and stuck all the newspaper together to make the dress after I formed a "lining" using duct tape and newspaper. The hat is made from dowel wood, cardboard and newspaper (of course). It was almost a disaster. It is really rainy and humid here and my duct tape shrunk my dress so it was too small for my model. She insisted on wearing it we ended up having to tape her boobs so they were smaller and flatter so we could get the dress on and off her.

The Balloon one:

I have no idea what's with my face but I was adding balloons to it.

Almost done.

On stage.

I basically wrapped the balloons around her strategically. She had a little red balloon dog on a leash that you can't see in the photos.

I hope you like them, any comments or criticism is greatly appreciated.

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4  My version of IamTheShlebster's Painted Chiffon Dress and a skirt. [Pic heavy] in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by courtsi on: November 30, 2008 05:06:38 AM
These were both entries in the Angel Flight Teen Trendsetter competition I entered, it is the first year it has run and it was for charity which made it even better. Smiley

I won the trendy daywear category with a dress I made for my Home Ec assignment. I was inspired by IamTheShelbster's Painted Chiffon Glamorous Dress (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=69344.0)

I made it from a 50% silk 50% cotton blend fabric.

I randomly painted the dye on the fabric and then randomly painted gold fabric paint all over it.

Some photos of the making of it:

I have some showing how I did the bodice (I think) and skirt and all somewhere if anyone is interested.

Photos from the show:

And I also entered an extrememly simple skirt I made quite a while ago.

Together on stage:

Me with my sash and tiara and all:

I hope you like it, any comments or criticism is appreciated. Cheesy

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5  Macro: Pool in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by courtsi on: May 10, 2008 03:42:31 AM

My Macro entry. I had a few to choose from, this was my favourite due to the colours. I love colour. NO editing whatsoever the resizing.

Comments/Criticism please.

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6  Ring pull (poptab) halter top. in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by courtsi on: April 18, 2008 03:21:40 AM
Hey there!

This is another one of my entries that I entered into the Fashion Bash with.
This one is the poptab halter top. It took 3 months to weave and about 800-1000 ringpulls/poptabs.

Laureny in her mega muscle pose..

Me, partially done and not done up right.

There is a group photo at https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=240859.0 if you are interested.

I also have progress photos if anyone is interested in seeing them.

I am adding a skirt piece to it for entry into the Apex Australia Teen Fashion Awards.

Comments and criticism welcome.  Smiley

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7  Starbursts- Jacket and skirt-ish thing. -- Kinda image heavy.. in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by courtsi on: April 18, 2008 02:31:12 AM
Hey everyone!
First of all, sorry I haven't posted or even been online for aaaaggggeees but I was preparing for my first fashion show-- The $100,000 NOMA Fashion Bash 2008 (www.fashionbash.com.au). This is the starburst collection I entered.

I am very proud of this. My best friend and I entered this collection together. In the jacket alone there is about 1000 wrappers.. in total I think my friends (and teachers..) ate about 30-40 bags of them..

Jake, my male model, wore the jacket, dunlop volleys (non-lace ups) with starbursts decoupaged to the front top bit of them, hat with a starburst band, a pair of pants I made and dyed and a blingage lolly necklace thingo.
Vikki, my female model, wore the skirt thingy, a resin bead necklace, starburst bag, starburst shoes and had a rather large lollypop. Unfortunately I don't have any of Vikki's outfit on its own, she lives about 2.5 hours away from here.

This is Jake-- it was almost complete, just needed the lining and the weird foldy thing.

Zoe (my best friend) Wearing the jacket just after we finished it.

Me wearing the jacket just after we finished it-- yeah I look preg but no I am not.

This was the group photo.-- Laureny, Jake, Vikki and Brianne.

Comments and criticism welcome!

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8  New Funky Heart Dress in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by courtsi on: September 27, 2007 07:09:42 AM
Heeydeewhoo everyone!
This is my most recent sewing project. It is a dress made from some funky multi coloured heart fabric. It is the first piece of clothing I have completed by following a purchased pattern and I am quite proud of it. But I was considering making a tiny bit shorter (prob only about 1/2 an inch to and inch), what do you think?

Now to the pictures -

Side-ish view.

Front, please excuse my pink bandage.. Embarrassed


Comments and criticism welcome,
Courtsi.  Cheesy
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9  Rolled Magazine Bead Neckalce in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by courtsi on: May 06, 2007 10:06:06 PM
This is the necklace that goes with my overalls

On me without overalls:

On me with overalls:

Ooo dang, ignore the off sideyness of the longest bit Embarrassed

courtsi Cheesy
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10  Woven Magazine Overalls (lots of piccas) in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by courtsi on: May 06, 2007 10:00:32 PM
A couple of weeks ago I started this topic-
I couldn't quite figure out the bodice piece for the dress so I changed my idea to a bib&skirt (aka skirt overalls).
I think it worked quite well.
I wanted to post piccas of me wearing it on the runway but, the day before my knee gave way (already have an injury Cry) while stepping out of a bus and i scored a huge gravel rash looking thing from the road, so instead mum took photos of me wearing it at home.

So now after a short life story here are the piccs:

Whole Pic, modelled by my door:

Close up of bib:

Close up of skirt:

Close up of strap contraption (I have no clue what it is actually called):

Close up of head band:

Full outfit (excluding headband) worn by me:

Hope you like  Grin

courtsi Cheesy
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