Posts Tagged ‘black & white’

some of it anyway.

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i can’t make up my mind about these pants. i thought they’d be really cool, like marlene dietrich if she worked in the circus, but, i don’t know, something just seems off about them. particularly about the front. i LOVE how they look from the back & sides. maybe it’s just one of those things of high-waisted pants & i’m not used to it. maybe i did the pleats wrong. maybe my vision is warped. maybe it’s meant to be worn low on the waist by someone with very small hips. what do you think?
(& if you’re one of those small-hipped people who would love these pants, do send me a message)

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i mostly made this dress because i didn’t have anything suitable to wear to summer darkness. then i didn’t get it finished in time & i went in a goth uniform anyway. & eventually i did finish it. it’s very basic white & black & that’s exactly why i love it.

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i made this way back at the beginning of my vacation. it took me almost a week. the fabric i used is a bit too supple & slightly ruins the shape, but i really wanted to use it because of the pattern on it. the design could also use a little tweaking (next tailcoat). i still love it though (: if only i had clothes that went with this…

thanks for looking!

all for my shop! :]
though i’m seriously reconsidering that last one, heh.

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made from a muse t-shirt & this amazing striped fabric i never get around to using. the graphic on the shirt isn’t spectacular, but i thought it would go really well with that fabric, so i just had to buy it :p i really like how it turned out. though maybe the pocket openings would’ve looked better if i made them bigger.
& this is in a size medium :]

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look at me thinking like a capitalist xD
i love tnbc though & would never make anything purely for the sake of popularity. i had a very different idea in my head for this one, but because of the size of the graphic i had to improvise. my first improvised idea wouldn’t work either, because apparently you can’t cut a medium (or even a small!) top out of an extra large girl t-shirt, so i was forced to add side-panels. & then i got the ideas for corset lacing & stripes at the top. & because i can’t find striped knit fabric anywhere in this country, i had to make it myself from black & white knit fabric. it wasn’t half as obnoxious as i had expected it to be.

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i just finished this one today. it’s made from a t-shirt from the used, one of the most amazing ones i’ve ever seen. the collar didn’t turn out quite how i wanted (i wanted it super ruffly), but i would be able to live with that flaw. although. a paying customer might not. that & the fact that it fits me perfectly & i adore it anyway is making me doubt selling this. also, the used is one of my all-time favourite bands :p i don’t know, i guess i’ll mull it over the next few days. your opinion on this would be much appreciated. yes, you. & if you desperately need to have it for yourself, don’t hesitate to tell me :]

will list these sunday-ish.

i always overestimate my sewing speed. both of these took SO LONG. the first skirt i had worked on on & off since sunday. the second one i had finished cutting at around 10 am this morning & i optimistically thought that i could have it finished by 12. FAIL. it was almost 8 o’ clock at night when i finished it. & i had only taken breaks to eat & neurotically check my e-mail while switching music. what! i was working unusually fast & concentrated too. see how much attention i pay to my clothes?

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again, these look much more impressive on an actual person. they’re full circle skirts.

isn’t that rainbow plaid amazing? because of that fabric i wanted to keep this skirt on the simple side. it has an equally full red underskirt with a long row of gathered tulle at the bottom & red polka dot pockets! one on each side, with a bow & differently colored heart buttons. i wanted to give it pockets in the side seams, but only just remembered that when i had already serged both sides shut. this is a common occurrence. so many of my own skirts are pocketless for that same reason.

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i want to keep this one for myself! it’s just so full of awesomeness. varied polka dots, floral, ruffles, lots of bows, the timeless combination of black & white… & with this one i did remember to add the pockets in the side seams! it has a sewn-in full circle underskirt as well.
but alas, it’s much too big for me. i made something in a large for once! it’s about 38 inches around the top. i’m working on diversifying the sizes. & you know, my designs in general.

i’d love to hear some opinions before i list these. & thanks for looking! :]

oh, & i probably won’t be able to finish a friday features today. sorry! tomorrow?

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so, i started with this in april. but after i sewed all the panels together i wasn’t really sure what to do with it. & i couldn’t think of a way to keep the top part from stretching out & losing it’s shape. so i put it aside until i knew what to do with it.

yesterday i was determined to finish it. i STILL wasn’t sure what to do with it & spent the majority of the day staring at it & pondering my options. i wanted to do something with red sequins & red polka dot fabric, but no matter how i arranged it, it just didn’t look right. so i decided to keep it all black & white.

i chopped about 25 cm off, cut triangle inserts from that part & sewed them on all the different panels. then i added a polka dot bow, that i had found at the bottom of my sewing case, to the top & lace to keep it from stretching out & losing it’s shape. to top it off i added more lace at the bottom & hand-stitched a polka dot heart to it.

& yes, i made this to sell. i haven’t listed it yet, because i want to make some more stuff first so i can list more things at once. i’m aiming for this weekend.

what do you think? seriously, i want to know. & i KNOW a fair amount of people are reading this; not a day goes by that no one views this blog. surely you have an opinion.

EDIT: i just noticed that the total views of my blog are over a 1000. wow.

i’ve been so productive lately; it’s amazing.
i actually made these before the hoodie that i posted yesterday, but didn’t take any pictures until this morning.

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i want to keep them! especially the pinafore! it has polka dots & lace & SEQUINS & hearts & bows & lots of buttons & an amazing flattering silhouette… i think i’ll just make another one for myself :p in pink.
the pinafore reminds me of minnie mouse for some reason, so i decided to call it minnie :] & because the bloomers go so well with it, they’ll be mickey. naming clothes is fun!

i’m really starting to love bloomers of this length. they look so cute peeking out under short dresses. & they’re so comfortable! i really should make more bloomers for myself. i only have like, three pairs. & two to sleep in.

but now i have to go list these two in my stores & promote those stores like my life depends on it.

& i tried other expressions than my default cute half smile! :p made this little photoshoot a lot more fun.

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the vest is my favourite. it was really tedious to make. especially all those pockets. but it was totally worth it :] i love the crazy polka dot & stripe-ness. and the pockets! it has five! i’m so jealous of whoever buys this. i named it corey. why?! well, when i was making this i mostly listened to stone sour & slipknot & thought about how smart & awesome corey is & how much i loved him. then i had the inevitable thought: “i’ll name this vest corey!” so i did :p

the skirt is a lot simpler, but still awesome. and it actually has neatly finished edges! see, i can actually do those :p i just don’t like neatly finished edges as much. this one is called franny. i couldn’t really think of a name for this one, so i just took the one from one of my oldest friends. & it actually fits!

& i did NOT make the blouse, it’s just from american eagle.

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i actually made this quite a few months ago, but didn’t take proper pictures or put it for sale ’til now. the only reason i reconstructed this to sell was that my dad accidentally ordered two of those shirts, so i had one that i didn’t really do anything with. i think i’ll reconstruct more t-shirts to sell though, despite the many others who sell reconstructed t-shirts. but i haven’t come across any others in holland yet, so i might have a monopoly here :]

anyway, that’s all i have for you today. i rhymed! it’s not a lot, i know, but there’s more on the way! really. i still don’t know what to do with that swing dress, but i started with a polka dot pinafore yesterday & all i need to add are buttons & pockets. i hope mom can give me money for buttons… or hopefully i’ll sell something tonight :p because i’m broke! & it sucks.

oh! speaking of selling, i also have a shop on etsy now. (thanks mom!) it really was for the best.