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1  Re: Oh, Geppetto: I want to be a *real* craftster! in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by Lola_In_Slacks on: January 06, 2007 01:56:37 AM

I'm sorry about taking so long to post a reply. I really appreciate all the comments/compliments.

I'm glad you all like my room so much -- I'm actually pretty proud of it. The good thing about living in the middle of nowhere is that rent is dirt cheap. This photo was taken in my 500 square foot living room, which has 10 foot ceilings and is entirely this colour red. It took 3 days to paint. Yeesh. Nightmare... But now I can boast about it. Hee hee!

Rockiegirl: The pattern for this shirt is "Simplicity NewLook - 6562"   -  and  -  I've posted some closeups of the front and back, as requested:

The deer head is basically a fake taxidermy. It's moulded over a real taxidermy form, but just with felt and not, um... deer. I purchased it from my good friend Amalie Atkins who works as an artist here in Saskatoon. The show that this piece was from also featured a mounted bear head and a boar head, but it was mostly different animal masks.

She's probably one of my biggest inspirations for sewing, and if you guys are interested, (although it's not from the same show) I found a couple more of photos her art online HERE and HERE.  I also posted a shirt she custom-made for me last winter -- it's constructed out of super thick tensor bandages and old lady sweaters:

Thanks for looking!

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2  Black Polo/Bubble Skirt - Girl needs some advice. in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by Lola_In_Slacks on: January 06, 2007 12:59:32 AM

So here's the skinny: This shirt fit me perfectly when I was 4 inches shorter and 40 pounds heavier. I performed a simple reconstruction, and now it fits me perfectly. BUT obviously, it's a little short.

My father tells me that it looks good and that I can "get away with it", and my boyfriend actually likes it; but I can't tell if it's super sleazy or not, and I'm afraid of muffin tops.

I bought a cheap bubble skirt at the dread old navy, which fit me in the change room, and fits me right after I've washed it - but after about five minutes of wear it always gets really floppy. I thought it might look good if I sewed it onto the bottom of the shirt but I'm not sure if this is flattering on me either.

(In this photo I've hiked up the skirt to where it would be sitting if I sewed the bottom of the waistband onto the bottom of the shirt. I haven't sewn it on yet, though - it's just overlapped at the moment.)

You cannot trust boys for this sort of thing. I need some honest opinions from you crafty girls. Here are all the photos of it. Is the original sweet or slutty? Do the ruffles on the bottom look dowdy or delightful

What should I do?
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3  Re: i skinned a tiger in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by Lola_In_Slacks on: January 03, 2007 08:22:15 PM

  Nice! Very "markthecobrasnake".

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4  I want to be a *real* craftster! (blue top and deer head) Photo-Heavy UPDATE p.2 in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by Lola_In_Slacks on: December 30, 2006 10:29:06 PM
Not terribly spectacular or anything... My stitching is quite shoddy, but I like the look of lousy stitches. Am I crazy, or does anyone else here share the same opinion?

For some reason -no matter what setting I use- my camera doesn't know what colour my shirt is. The last two are the most accurate, colour wise (and if the photos aren't working, or you want to see an enormous version, or something, check out my flickr page).

Expert (and non-expert) craftsters: Tell me what you think!

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