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So, the Fashion Star pattern arrived, and I've made it up in some printed jersey from Dome Fabrics. This was a pretty simple shape, and the old Singer was surprisingly co-operative with the knit. The only problem is that due to the dip in the hem, it's possible to see the wrong side of the fabric, and this particular fabric was only printed on one side; but I think this might work quite well in a plain black or grey jersey as a sort of Comme Des Garcons-inspired thing.
moon_custafer: (Default)
So, the Fashion Star pattern arrived, and I've made it up in some printed jersey from Dome Fabrics. This was a pretty simple shape, and the old Singer was surprisingly co-operative with the knit. The only problem is that due to the dip in the hem, it's possible to see the wrong side of the fabric, and this particular fabric was only printed on one side; but I think this might work quite well in a plain black or grey jersey as a sort of Comme Des Garcons-inspired thing.

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Feb. 16th, 2012 08:09 pm
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I just spent at least forty minutes hot-gluing sisal rope to a foam-rubber ball. Suspect making display stands for hats will prove to be more labour-intensive than making the hats themselves. Meanwhile I haven't heard a peep from BotB, so this exercise is being conducted in a spirit of purest optimism.

Prep

Feb. 16th, 2012 08:09 pm
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I just spent at least forty minutes hot-gluing sisal rope to a foam-rubber ball. Suspect making display stands for hats will prove to be more labour-intensive than making the hats themselves. Meanwhile I haven't heard a peep from BotB, so this exercise is being conducted in a spirit of purest optimism.
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I made a dress today, after several weeks of planning it out in my head. I don't yet dare set in zippers, so I was going for a Claire McCardell-inspired "thing that pulls over your head and ties at the waist." A-line skirts are easy, but I need to work on fitting the bodice.

At some point I hope to get good enough to justify buying some really cool fabric off Spoonflower (or possibly designing my own fabric).
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Instead of trying to alter oversize t-shirts with nice prints on them, my new strategy is to cut the images from the shirt and sew them as patches onto t-shirts that actually fit to begin with; and then alter the necklines; and then go crazy with stencils and a bleach pen.
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Finished painting the heels of my shoes. Any ideas on what to use for a protective coating for sharpie and acrylic paints?
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This time out, I knit a somewaht larger mini-fez in green, then tortured it into a most un-fezlike shape before gussying it up with my last felt coaster and some ribbon. There are beads strung on the ribbon, but they don't really show up.

Geo-Bling

Jun. 16th, 2011 08:51 pm
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Father's Day gag gift complete. Inspired by a pendant I saw at kelpqueen's last New Year's party that said "FACULTY."
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More little hats. These didn't felt so well but I still went to town decorating them (it's what they're for, really).
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Via Knock-Off decor - Someone repainted and decorated a seagull figurine - it reminds me of more than just the Anthropologie knick-knack that inspired it....

O-kay....

May. 12th, 2011 09:06 pm
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Well. Hum.

The easter-egg dye experiment was not a great success. I probably should have read the tutorial all the way through before beginning - apparently with egg dye you have to leave the yarn in for *up to several hours* for the colour to take. I've been spoiled by Kool-Aid dyeing, where you dunk the yarn in and it literally sucks the colour out of the water instantly; and holds onto it for dear life. Now I've got stained hands, and a multi-coloured but pallid lace shawl.

I think I'll wait for it to dry, and then overdye it with Kool-Aid like nature intended.
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Still have the cold, but look what I made!

About a week too late for Yuri's night, I'm afraid. Still, in my future, humankind shall realize the ancient dream of traveling to space wearing ruffled mini-sundresses run up from scraps of novelty-print fabric on hand-cranked 1916 Singer sewing machines! Truly, it shall be a utopia.
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Annals of zany yet easily-copied runway fashion: Lego accessories

Now fighting urge to make hat out of peanut-butter jar lid, given that it's brightly-coloured plastic.

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