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1  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Alice In Wonderland Swap? on: October 11, 2010 03:24:38 PM
Forgive me if this has already been suggested/done recently.. Just think it would be fun =)
2  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Gibbous inspired LACE dress/fairy costume (picture heavy!) on: July 13, 2010 02:24:00 PM
So, I was super inspired by all the gibbous stuff here, and wanted to try it out for myself!

One week and a lot of scraps later I came up with this dress. The photos i have are all from when I wore it to the renaissance festival as a fairy costume so they are terrrribad, but I'll try to get some nicer photo's on wednesday when I go back to my mums house!

Edit: New photos! They're on my (BRAND NEW IT JUST CAME THIS MORNING!! AND ALSO RED!!) dress form, because it takes me, quite literally, 20 minutes and my sister to get into this dress xD



Back (The straps turn into the lacing for the corseting, and there's a BIG LACE BOW to cover my bra!

Skirt and Bust Detail

The bust has tons of different fabrics sewn onto it, including lace and little flowers i cut out. It's also got hand beading on it =)

Photos of it in action at the Renaissance Fair:



My sister, mum, and mum's boyfriend also made/ rented in the dread pirate robert's case, their costumes xD

kinda bust detail:


I promise I'll get some nicer photos up asap, but i'm so excited to share this I just couldn't wait!
3  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!

4  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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