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11  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Tattered Ragdoll Dress on: July 04, 2010 10:25:14 AM
Oh my goodness. Words cannot describe how much I love this. This Gibbous thing is SO inspiring, i never knew there was a name for it! I'm going to try making some clothing like it myself =D Thanks for being such an inspiration <3
12  FIBER ARTS / Weaving: Completed Projects / Re: Dollar Store Loom on: July 04, 2010 10:12:32 AM
Holy cow this is amazing!!
13  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Ophelia 'Wearable Art' Dress (Image heavy!) on: July 04, 2010 10:10:15 AM
So, for my fibers class we had to create a "cloth of honor". Basically, a wall hanging meant to honor a person or guest of honor.

I didn't want to make something flat. and boring.

so i overachieved and made a dress, inteded to honor the character of "Ophelia" from hamlet. Definately pushed the limits of the assignment xD

About the dress:

The dress is made out of hand dyed and bleached muslin, plain green satin, hand dyed print cotton, and tulle.The top half was created by dying a flower-printed cotton using a two-color shibori technique. It was draped on a maniquine i made to fit me, and then the waistband was attatched. The waistband is made of green satin, and has vines embroidered on it in silver threads. The skirt was made out of five yards of muslin, all hand dyed, first a full dye of blues and greens, then a dye in blue to create a ripple effect, then more shibori tye dyes in blue and green, then finally spray bleached whilst hanging in folds to create drips. Then the whole thing was pleated and attched to the waistband. The skirt was then slashed into multiple strips, then i used a cheesegrater to fray and distress all the ends. I then added poofs and strips of tulle. The dress is open in the back. It buttons in the back at the waist, and has a gray ribbon stretching across the shoulders in back. The whole thing was then dyed in a vat of green dye to help create a more uniform look.

Edit: Yay I can post images now!

14  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: What's going on with my zipper? on: December 21, 2008 11:40:35 AM
you can try that also, but the thing that comes to my mind is, that the fabric and the zipper have been fed to the machine at different speed. for instance, if you've pulled the fabric or something. is it possible to take the zipper off and then hand sew it back on? that would tell you if the problem is the stiffness or just the speed-thing. (this is the usual answer to zipper-problems.)

Well it's not so much like one fabric is buckling and the other isn't; it's more like the zipper is bending outwards in places and taking the fabric with it; if that makes sense? I'll go take photos XD
15  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / What's going on with my zipper? on: December 20, 2008 10:21:17 PM
I don't even know; well actually I have an idea.

I'm making a christmas dress, and I made the whole dress out of lining, and then plan on sewing on taffetta "shingles" of fabric. Problem is, when I sewed the stiff zipper onto the lining, the zipper likes to do this weird buckley thing; it sticks out in random parts, if that makes sense. I think it's because the zipper is much stiffer than the fabric; and I'm not sure the best solution to my problem - something to do with interfacing perhaps?

Anyway, any help would be greatly appreciated!
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