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1  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions / Big bag with Laptop bit for uni on: February 10, 2012 03:17:34 AM
Hi all,

I'm trying to work out how to make something similar to the picture I've drawn (linked below). My laptop is 26x38cm and would be in a padded flappy bit at the back of the bag (if that makes sense, it is the dotted line thing in the picture), it weighs about 1.5kgs (if that). I'd need to get a small A4 binder into the bag, a small pencil case, water bottle and my wallet. The bit at the front would be pleated or gathered, I've never had much luck guessing that stuff myself.

Basic pattern shapes would be a great help, I simply cannot visualise it, I'm hoping some other lovely crafty person can. I'm guessing a seperate rectangle above the gathered bit at the front. I think I'd like the bottom to be rounded/curved, but am not sure what the base piece would be like/ if there is a base piece. I wouldn't bother gathering or pleating the back of the bag.


Any help is greatly appreciated!  Smiley
2  NEWS AND DISCUSSION ABOUT CRAFTSTER / Craftster Itself / What timezone does Craftster run in? on: April 06, 2010 06:10:43 AM

This may have been answered somewhere, I am not too sure, I searched but couldn't find anything. What timezone does Craftster run in? I am in GMT+10 and was interested in entering the latest Craftster challenge, but have only signed in today and spotted it..

Thanks in advance,
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / My Formal (Prom) Dress 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.

4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / What is this called? on: June 06, 2009 07:52:12 AM
Hey everyone,

I was doodling the other day and came up with this: http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee147/miss_limp-a-lot/Craftster%20pics/DRESS.jpg

I really want to make something as similar as possible. My only problem is, I have no idea how to acheive a bodice like that. Can anyone give me a name, some helpful pointers or maybe a link to somewhere that could help?

Also, I am looking to enter it into a local competition along with some of my wearable art. I plan to make it from satin and chiffon, do you think it would be more daywear or evening/formal wear?

Any help or opinions at all are greatly appreciated!

5  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / Not so plain and boring Volleys. [Pic heavy] 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
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Newspaper and Balloon garments. 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.

7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / My version of IamTheShlebster's Painted Chiffon Dress and a skirt. [Pic heavy] 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

8  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Macro: Pool 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.

9  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Knee brace + Up and Coming winter = help please? on: April 30, 2008 02:18:52 AM
I was hoping you could help me, possibly?
This is my situation I suppose you could say:
I have a knee injury 2.5 years now and since physio isn't working I am stuck in a brace, Mid thigh to mid calf I am stuck wearing short shorts and with winter coming fast here in Australia I am getting a little chilly..
Does anybody have any ideas on how i could keep warm(er) with this brace in mind?

Any help is greatly appreciated,
Thank-you in advance,
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Ring pull (poptab) halter top. 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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