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1  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Jellyfish Painted Clutch on: August 03, 2008 12:30:18 PM

Let me know what you think. :]
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / I haven't sewn for a while, so I figure I'd at least start up again by drawing. on: April 06, 2008 05:45:39 PM
I seem to have lost my passion for making clothes over a series of events, but now I am trying to regain it. I figured I could at least start by drawing on some clothing, so here you go. I don't know if any of you remember me. I used to make some crazy clothing haha. Hopefully I can get back to making clothes soon enough. Please tell me what you think! All done with fine point fabric markers. :]

3  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Just when I finally feel like sewing again. :[ Please help. on: January 27, 2008 05:53:04 PM
I have a White sewing machine that used to be my stepmom's. I haven't used it for a few months for lack of inspiration/laziness. Now that I finally feel like sewing something, it doesn't work! I've rethreaded it multiple times, taken out the bobbin, played with the tension, etc. etc., but still it is causing problems. It seems that when I start sewing, it's okay, but then all of a sudden the thread comes out of the needle, and the few stitches I made are lost and nothing is sewn. I don't know what is wrong with it. Can anyone help? I don't want to have to take it to a shop b/c I am soo broke right now, unless I really have to. Thanks for any help.
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / How to do menswear? on: January 10, 2008 08:43:49 AM
I haven't posted in Craftster in so long, I don't know if anyone remembers me haha.

Anyway, I reaaaally want to expand my skills and try out menswear. I'd love to be able to make clothes for my boyfriend. Over the summer, I went to school in the Philippines for sewing, fashion design, and patternmaking, so I know a good bit, but am still not sure how to go about doing menswear. I didn't stay long enough to be able to take the menswear course. :[

Do you guys have any tips? Book recommendations? I know guys don't really have curves, but I still want to make things tailored and very clean looking. Has anyone taking a class? How different is the patternmaking compared to womens wear? Obviously they wouldn't have bust darts, but where would their darts go?

Any help would be appreciated!
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Pandas honk; I honk. on: November 10, 2006 12:18:29 AM

Yaaaay. ^^ I'm ready for it to be cold now. I was reaaally needing something to keep me warm--I've been shivering like hell in my crappy layers of shirts and hoodies and cardigans. Now I have this! I took two vintage wool sweaters, cut them up, and now here it is! I got the panda sweater off of Ebay (♥), and the other one was a crazy super 80's black and white sweater I got from Goodwill, but I only took the heart patterned part from that and made part of the sleeves and hood from it. The hood is lined with white faux fur with a sweet musical print! Sooooo soft. I added a mesh yoke with flowers with cream lace detailing--hard to see, but it's there--I might take detailed pictures later, aaaaand took the button-up part of of an old sweater and attached it as my closure because I hate having to do buttons myself hahaha. :] The hoood is huuuuge. There's also lace detailing on the sleeves and it is banded with white knit fabric. I might add elbow patches...but there's already so much going on haha. Ooh, and I also need to add pockets...maybe heart pockets from white fleece. Something! :] Anyway, I loooove it, and I'm wearing it right now because it is so warm. ^^

Please don't ask for tutorials...I never make them. I don't have the time. Sorry, loves. ♥
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Who doesn't like pandas?! on: July 12, 2006 09:06:30 AM

So it's definitely been a while since I posted. I've made a few things, but this is the only one worth posting, I think. As you can see...pandas! I've developed this obsession with them. They're so adorable! I realized yesterday when I was about to get into my car that I had pandas everywhere. I had a panda plush on the dashboard of my car, a panda key chain, and I was wearing them too haha.

Anyway, this took me about 2 hours? Maybe? Something like that. I won the panda shirt on Ebay and cut it up, used up .000000001% of the horrendous amounts of fabric I have sitting around, and this is what happened. I gave it a kimono-styled collar, mesh flutter sleeves, pocket with mesh stitched heart detail, contrasting black/white front/back, banded bottom, and low scoop back. I hope you like it! I may end up selling it soon. MAYBE. I love it too much right now though. XD

The front.

The back.


Hopefully I'll be posting way more and breaking my lazy streak. XD
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / My Kimono-style First Dress! on: April 04, 2006 12:05:10 AM
I juuust got done with my spring break, but I was actually productive for once. It's been a while since I've posted anything. Anyway, I was really inspired by Kara Janx's kimono dress and wanted to make my own version of it. Here it is! I chose to just use my belts rather than sewing on the wrap belt. I might sew one on later though. Who knows.


With it open.

This is my first dress ever, and I am in love. I love wearing dresses now. ^^

Some of these will be up for sale on my site soon enough, I'm hoping. :]

Tell me what you think! Please don't ask for a tutorial because there's no way I have the time, plus this is how I make my money. Sorry!
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / I feel pretty. Oh so pretty. on: October 09, 2005 10:37:20 PM
Whoo. Here's a few things I've done for the past few months that I've been too lazy to post. XD


For the lace top, I used an XL lace button-up collared shirt I got from Goodwill and a plain white tee that I had resized and turned into an off shoulder top earlier. Now it is a blouse with a lace yoke w/ lace trim! I cut the collar off and sewed lace trim onto that. The yoke is as big at the back too, but I didn't take pictures. It also has a kangaroo lace pocket, but it's kind of hard to see in these pictures. :[

Outfit. :]

This is a super-longsleeve top I made out of pink striped t-shirt fabric. It's soooo comfy and the sleeves go several inches past my fingertips. :] Photoshop turned the quality all icky, but you get the idea.

I've jumped on the monster purse bandwagon. XD I found this fleece furry fabric at Wal-mart for $5 in the scrap pile, so I had to get it. I used the strap from one of my purses that I can take on and off, felt piece for the eyes and teeth, and scrap polka-dot t-shirt fabric for the bow and strap loops. This is my favorite purse...I kind of made it too small for all the crap I carry though. XD Whoops.


These are shirts that I experimented with over the summer. All handpainted with acrylic paint mixed with fabric medium.

This has butterflies and random swirls and other things. The silver paint is metallic! :O

Evil bunnies and things.

Skulls and bleeding action and other random things.

That's all for now.

♥ Maria.
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Random stitching, uncut threads, and this stuff called paint. on: June 30, 2005 06:21:50 AM


The front.
The back. Haha, self-promotion. ;]
Worn. These pictures don't do it justice, in my opinion.
The splatters.

$2.97 G+G/Rave tee. Resized for more fit (loosened though after taking on/off for work purposes). Random sewing/stitching and uncut threads. Handpainted.

It makes me happy. :]
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / It makes me feel tall. on: May 15, 2005 11:41:30 PM
Haha. Oh yes. Vertical stripes are my latest lustover. I made a new halter top w/ an interchangeable neckline. It basically cost me $1.00 at the most. Score! I never wear halter tops, but hey, it's summer haha. Made from clearance Wal-mart fabric...$1 a yard. Oh baby. Oh, and an O-ring. Yum.


Boob shot! Haha...it's a little sheer. Oops.

Yeah wtf lol.

Oh well. It makes me happy. Smiley
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