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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Pattern matching help for super-cute dress?? on: March 30, 2008 12:00:37 AM
For at least one of my formals (the Kiwi equivalent of prom) this year, I'm planning on makng a dress similar to this:

I plan on it being pretty much the same, except without the puntucks and rick-rack on the bodice. So, does anyone know of any patterns with a similar shaped bodice? Or any patterns that are similar in general?
If you can help, I'll be forever in your debt. Thank you in advance!
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Belle & Sebastian, skeletons and dancing dogs (a fair few pictures). on: March 20, 2007 09:39:16 PM
Hello world of Craftster!

I used to be madcore active here, but I took a very long break. I'M BACK! BAM!

Crafting escapades over the past few months:

Here we have a pilot's thumb, wrecked as he did homeward come. I mean, a wall hanging pattern that I bought last halloween and made into a skirt.

Aaaaaand I made a skirt a little shorter than the above one from this fabric:

It's vintage, 1930's reproduction fabric. I got less than a meter of if and had to be super careful.

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaand, my Belle & Sebastian tshirt. The tshirt is from a little boys clothing store (there are advantages to being tiny!) and the print is one of their old tour posters that I altered slightly and made an iron-on with.

The iron-on, however, sucked ass, and has cracked and flaked after 2 wears.

Iiiiii also made this skirt:

from some really grossly awesome fabric I got for $2/meter. THERE GOES MY CAMERA AGAIN. It's so modern it hurts. Ow.

Here we have (sadly) the only half-decent photo I can find of the black pinafore dress I made:

(And my super rad pink skinny jeans!)

SO YEAH. There's more that I am too lazy to photograph/upload. Next on the menu is many stencilled/screened tshirts. Give me ideas!

3  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Help! Vintage jewelry site? on: November 06, 2006 08:32:53 PM
This isn't a link but a question.

I used to be a regular on a jewelry site of some sort... it sold charms and beads and jewelry that was all vintage/retro, and they had a huge selection. And the page was all cool and brightly coloured. One of the necklaces was on the cover of some magazine.The person who owned it opened a real-life store too, and there were photos of it on the website. Ahh. This is killing me! Sorry for being so vague.

Surely someone knows??
Thank you in advance.
4  CITY GUIDES FOR CRAFTSTERS / NEW ZEALAND / Scene-y charms/beads? on: October 06, 2006 05:18:40 PM
That's a weird title. And it doesn't really explain anything. But, anyway,

I'm looking for somewhere (hopefully in NZ) where I can buy charms and beads to make some of that annoying jewelry that 'scene/emo' kids wear overseas. Like, hot pink guns and coloured skulls and stars and hearts and robots and bows and so forth. Don't ask me why I want them so much, 'cause I'm really not 'scene' at all. But I just do. I've been to all the bead shops in Christchurch and can't find any.

So, does anyone know of any online stores based in NZ/that will actually ship to NZ with awesome junk like that?

Thanks in advance, lovers.
5  CITY GUIDES FOR CRAFTSTERS / AUSTRALIA / Cotton flats in AU? on: September 11, 2006 12:31:41 PM
Hey there Aussies,

I live in NZ, but am going the regular yearly visit to Australia in two weeks. I've been looking for canvas/cotton flats like these http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/shopping/product/detailmain.jsp?itemID=11398&itemType=PRODUCT&iMainCat=121&iSubCat=124&iProductID=11398to paint on for forever, but I can't find any in NZ. So, does anyone know of any in the Brisbane/Gold Coast area (cheapish, if possible)? I would love you forever if you could.

Thanks 545487454893978 times in advance!
6  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / My chucks are better than yours (CAMWHORE) on: March 19, 2006 08:43:12 PM
What do you get when you combine five hyperactive teenage girls, these plain shoes...

(the green and white ones)

a new 12-pack of Sharpies and a helluvuhlotta bubblecup...


You get these, my friend.

You know you love them.

During'd! Dresden Dolls lyric'd!

Crotch shot'd!

Yes, that's Pikachu.

Close up of such witty phrases as 'Pants Party' and 'I <3 Beards'

And, yes, that is Jesus's green house. No offense meant.

I have one happy tongue and one emo tongue.

7  California / California: Central / Santa Barbara shopping on: February 23, 2006 12:52:47 AM

I know this really isn't craft related, but I can't think of anywhere else to go to for help.

I live in NZ, my dad lives in Fiji, and now he's off to LA for a few weeks for business. I've written him a list of stuff from (and with aid of their websites) various shops, but I really need to know of the wherabouts of some of these shops. Could anyone give me vague directions (the kind he could tell a taxi driver) to a Delias in Santa Barbara?

I'm also on the lookout for any stripey/dotty tights or nylons or whatever you guys call them. Once again, vague directions or pricing would be awesomely awesome.

Thanks a billion in advance, crafty girls and guys.
8  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Where to find vintage-y keys on: February 21, 2006 09:27:52 PM
Recently, I've developed a crazy obsession with keys. Why? Dude, I have no idea. But I need more. Namely vintage looking ones like these...

(picture stolen from https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=26507.20 )

Now, does anyone know any websites from which I could get me some like that?

Thanks times a million in advance,
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Panama Scarf Skirt on: December 12, 2005 07:29:25 PM
Today I went to a great thrift store, and for $5 got all the silk scarves that I could ever want, including a rather large souvenir one from Panama. It's just a 'meh' square skirt with a tee waistband. It's for days-on-which-it-is-too-hot-to-wear-anything-decent and/or lazing-around-the-pool-in-Fiji,


(Yep, I'm aware of the fact that I'm modelling it with jeans and dotty socks, but I couldn't be bothered changing and it's so cold.)

And this psychadelic picture... I took it wile I was spinning, and it makes me feel ill.


I plan on making another, but the scarf is from Malaysia, and pink, yellow and green. Same weird pictures, but in pink, green and yellow. H4wt.

Ok, I think I've fixed the pictures. Is it OK with everyone if I delete their posts regarding the lack of pictures?

10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Crazy insaney-o skirt on: November 19, 2005 08:13:59 PM
Well today my friend Hana and I were all 'we're at the mall', and then we went into this shop that was all 'I'm expensive' and we found this skirt that was all 'wow!' so I was all 'I could make that.'

So I did. Ish.

It's some old pillowcases, sheets, slips and tshirts mushed into something resembling a skirt. The trims are... trims, I guess. The photo is crap, but it goes like this : mint green tshirt stuff with some print on, blue lace, red and white stripey pillowcase with a little dinosaur button (that's the blob), rainbow stripey elastic trim, flowery sheet fabric, green ricrac (you can't even see it!) blue slip, green ribbon, black and white dotty scarf.

(Craftster's picture hosting is spasming for me, so I am using a pic from mystylediary)


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