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1  uno mas giant zipper in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by thetheLizard on: February 06, 2009 03:10:02 PM
this one is on a duffle bag.. it's not quite as nice as my super-hot backpickle but i'm pretty partial to it.

the inspiration came from this $33 american apparel duffle:

PS Apologies for the dumb mirror picture i was pressed for time

PS (previous PS stands for pre-script...  ummmm)

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2  Crowning accomplishment of my sewing career + GIANT ZIPPER! in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by thetheLizard on: February 04, 2009 05:08:54 PM
So, last year I made myself a bookbag for school. It was disproportionate, hastily made, and kind of ugly. Sadly I didn't like it enough for pictures, so you just try to picture an ugly, crap-made bag. I was discouraged, but used it for about six months before it started to fall apart. Sad Sad . Still, I liked having a bag I made, and using a retail backpack made me feel boring. 

Fate smiled on me, and my clone-bag started tearing on the bottom. Terrified of it ripping and all of my stuff falling down the stairs during passing-time rush.. I set about making BAG THE II!

The bag:

The back: (Straps read: LIZMAT and Liz Mat Sews, in a blatant tribute to MEEEE)

The Pockets:

The Big:

The Zipper:


Oblig. Action Shoooot:

Needless to say, I'm really proud. I didn't know I could produce such a quality product.. like, I rocked my own pants off. I don't mean to seem too into myself.. but it's a really huuge accomplishment for me. (Also everyone talks about it at school, and that is what matters in life)

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3  a month of sewin' --> many pictures in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by thetheLizard on: November 03, 2008 08:13:17 PM
I found out about three weeks ago that I needed to put together a portfolio for a Nat'l Portfolio Review day at MCAD, so I've spent the past 18 days or so sewing almost nonstop, to throw together something for feedback.

But I must be needy, because I want my fellow craftsters' feedback as well. Please give me any comments/criticisms for the portfolio. I'll only post pieces I haven't posted on here before, and of course any advice would be helpful (translation: tear me to pieces and make me cry, because I want to improve!)

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4  "it's hippie-chic!" $2 dress in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by thetheLizard on: June 14, 2008 10:56:08 AM
((silly quote is from a friend.))

So yesterday I went on a biking-escapade with my cycling buddy and we stopped at a kitschy antique store "cellar door," where I picked up this amazing fabric for $2, it's some sort of weird, old-lady texture that if I knew more about fabric i could tell you about.


later that night:

(whoo, it's been a long time, I almost forgot how to incorporate images into forum posts.)

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5  Re: i'm in a pickle: feeding unknown.. Updated with results and Gajiluns of pics in Recipes and Cooking Tips by thetheLizard on: October 24, 2007 05:59:45 PM
Hey guys sorry for the delayyyed response, the party was actually on Saturday and a pretty good success. My goal was for fifty people in attendance, and we got fifty exactly paying to get in, although I did charge the people in sewing club also (only two actually showed up to set up, and one came later, so i didnt feel too bad about it). A lot of people left in the first hour, because I didn't get things started for too long, I overestimated the margin I should leave to let people show up, but once things got started it definitely started getting better.

I did the bitchy and most cost-effecient way to get food, had people bring it, and I think that we had enough to keep people satisfied. Soda was for the most part fifty cents, and we brought in six dollars due to lots of people just stealing the cans. Overall though, at four dollars a ticket, we earned $206!! If you add that to the 60/70 dollars left from our last fundraiser, we are pretty darn close to getting a serger!

Anyway, pictures from the event, if you're interested?

Homemade dress, Cyber-Flapper

Mine! Homemade costume, Velma

My Co-President, and Mystery-Solving Partner in her (also homemade) Daphne costume

Homemade Katz costume (From Courage the Cowardly Dog)

best costume award goes to shiny-pants-tron

Fallacious Zymurgists

The Happy Chromosomes

party party
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6  so shiny! in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by thetheLizard on: October 18, 2007 09:45:32 PM
homecoming dress, made without a pattern with the design made up as I go. Mostly for to see if i could pull off a bodice without a pattern (not the greatest fabric to test on, but im sure if i chose a better one i could've finessed it without the gathered neckline)

not much else to say.

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7  Carrots > You in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by thetheLizard on: October 16, 2007 08:48:48 PM
I found some carrot fabric at hancocks on sale for cheap, that I absolutely had to have. So i bought a yard or two or three (cant rememember), and I've already made absolutely the most amazing bag out of it (which I may or may not have posted), and tonight instead of doing my homework or sleeping or anything, I made a pair of blue underpanties and this skirt! Fabulous!

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8  Re: Questions About Hairstyles! in Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions by thetheLizard on: August 10, 2007 10:42:15 PM
If I had any answers I'd give them, but alas, all I have are questions (really just a need for opinions.)

I'm thinking of cutting my hair short again (oh no, reposting a picture! It's actually like, a page back, but I'm reposting it with a new question. Hope it's okay with everybody)

(that's me)

BUT! I want to add in bits of green along my "bangs" (whatever you want to call that hair on my forehead that results from my side part), but not along my entire head...

like this:

(sorry for the weird photoshopped colors, I just kinda painted them in.)
(that's not me)

Is this advisable? How much would it cost if I got it cut at cost cutters (ten dollar haircut)? regis(twenty dollar haircut)? inspirations salon(thirty-five dollar haircut)? Do most hair places have green dye? Plz advise?

: (
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9  Re: Questions About Hairstyles! in Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions by thetheLizard on: August 07, 2007 09:53:04 PM
man, i'm stuck. I love how my hair does this flip out at the end when it's the length it is now, which it wont do when its short, but i adore my hair short. I am definitely getting my hair cut before school (its crooked right now, my last haircut was a waste of money and time.. whatever).

Should I just trim it or cut it down? Here's the story of my hair....

My hair long, in pigtails, beginning of last summer. I wore pigtails just about every day for a long time because i disliked my hair, once again, whatever. I loved my pigtails.

here's the before picture for my fourth of july 06 haircut

and heres the after

and heres about where it is now:

it's a tad longer and a bit flippier on the ends. Quite a bit flippier, actually.

Should I cut it or keep it?
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10  honk honk beep beep (my favorite dress if I were eight) in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by thetheLizard on: August 03, 2007 02:34:05 PM
(and it's still my favorite even though i'm not)

(there's still debate about whether or not I will change the bodice to be less crooked and more boob-obvious, or keep it less about the boobs and try to de-wonk it out in some other form.)

((before it was gathered in a band all the way to the seam, now it's not. I might put it back, if you can imagine that. sorry no pics of it before))
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