Posts Tagged ‘dress’

been a while since i did a simple t-shirt reconstruction. even with all the regular band shirts i still have. it’s not quite as epic as my recent scrap dress, but still pretty damn fabulous.


i feel like i’m always saying how i love the clothes i make so much. now i’m going to have to say it again. I LOVE THIS DRESS SO MUCH. it’s the tea. it gives it that amazing impossible-to-capture-properly antique look. & makes the fabrics look much better together.
not that i don’t love everything else about this dress.


& the back! i was actually really stuck with that, for a good three quarters of a day. i wanted to keep part of it open, but how? vivifromage eventually inspired this. she’s amazing with those details.


i also really like how the sleeve things turned out. as you can see, they’re ruffles all around the arm opening. with all those ruffles they feel like little wings.

i can’t wait to wear this when i see etid again this sunday! or, you know, just to see them again.

bonus, just for fun picture:


thanks for looking!


i wish i’d spent more time sewing this vacation.




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i bought a really warm oversized cardigan at we a while ago. & discovered just how awesome oversized things can be. & decided that i needed more. so i made this from a nice warm stripey fabric i had laying around. i wanted to keep it pure black & white at first, but later thought that it would look better with red, even though that made it slightly less versatile. i got the red fabric from an old shirt from my brother (: & painted the red border on the buttons myself. they only had black in that size at the fabric store.




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customized vintage cardigan. i’m not sure if it’s done yet. i actually wanted to make this less sweet and cute, but it ended up like unicorn vomit anyway. story of most of my designing life.
i also wanted to do more things i don’t usually do, which i think i did succeed in. the pockets i got from a vintage skirt i shortened. on the one i sewed pink roses & added little stems of braided ribbon & leaves of regular ribbon. on the other i made an abstract sort of sun with gold rope (left over from my old éowyn costume!). & i just had to somehow incorporate that embroidered duck in it. i embroidered it myself, when i was like ten. first i wanted it on the chest, but it would be too big. so i moved it to the back & added some frills around it. the light blue bows on the sleeve were a third row of frills, but that row looked awkward so i removed it.



work in progress. i want to decorate/destroy it more, but i’m not sure how yet. it’s just two identical (aside from the colour) shirts buttoned together. my brother’s. he just loves what i did to them. [/sarcasm]
i got the idea for this flipping through some diy book at the bookstore. it was the only project in it that caught my attention. so simple & so amazing. usually i would have been perfectly satisfied with the simple buttoned together thing. but as an artemis student, constantly urged by teachers to do things over & over & over better & better & better in different versions, i thought ‘awesome, but what more can i do with this?’ so i threw coffee & black ecoline over it. it’s much darker than it seems in the pictures. when it was dry i decorated the sleeves. & put it aside for a while.
i also found a different way to wear it:



only the back would need to be sculpted a little more. either way, i love how it drapes. & the surprise v-neck.
i think this could be really really amazing when it’s finished. it’s a whole new direction for me too, which is good. lately i can get really sick of all that neat, perfect, predictable cuteness.

this week another craftanon etsy street team edition. i think i’ll do these regularly, once a month or so. my fellow teammates are always churning out so much amazing stuff & i need to promote the team more anyway :p


these are, obviously, all from etsy. you can find more team members by searching for ‘craftanon team’ there.
be sure to check them all out! & heart them! & buy them!

it’s friday again! which is when i like to feature things from other diy-ers.
this week’s theme is the fifties. while there were many things wrong about that decade (uhm, sexism?), it did have fabulous style. i love the type of dresses from then.

all from etsy. hope you like what i picked! be sure to check them all out! & comment to let those people i featured know that others actually read my blog!


i made this yesterday. i love it so very much. i could wear it every day. it’s so cute & fruity & comfortable & flattering & has CANCER BATS on it <(^-^)> i usually don’t model clothes i don’t plan to sell myself, but my dressform really wouldn’t do this dress justice.


this is the first empire-waisted dress i’ve ever made out of a t-shirt. to me, it always seemed like such an obvious way to reconstruct a big ol’ t-shirt, which is why i always refused to do it. & also because these are very easy to get wrong. aesthetically, i mean. but then i saw this amazing hooded one & was inspired.


i bought that t-shirt at a cancer bats show on tuesday. i loved the colours of it. unfortunately i bought a medium (note to self: when planning to reconstruct it, ALWAYS buy the largest) & it didn’t quite have enough fabric in it for the part above the empire waist. that part is made out of four sleeves! two from other t-shirt remnants. it was a very tight fit, but i think it turned out well. & at the front i was able to use the sleeve parts to my advantage :]


i didn’t have to buy anything new to make this dress, which was awesome. have i mentioned how much i love it?


thanks for looking!

this week, all black & silver & gothy things! :] all from etsy. it was very hard to find good things that fit that criteria between all the badly unoriginal overdone crap that passes for goth nowadays. but those that are done right… goddamn can they be good.


click on those links! heart them! buy them! & make people happy!
remember that i can see exactly which links you clicked or didn’t on my lovely wordpress dashboard!

so, the day before yesterday i applied for membership of the craftanon etsy street team & i got accepted! which is awesome.

to celebrate (& do my part in spreading the word) i’ll feature products from other street team members, i haven’t featured before, this week.


it was VERY hard to choose what to feature, even with featuring more products than usual. i hope you like what i picked! & make sure to check them all out!

CraftAnon Etsy Street Team Member

Please visit these CraftAnon Etsy Street Team shops!


After Midnight Designs

Alarming Charms

aNGrYGiRL Gear

Bella Mia Beads

Black Kitten Accessories

Black Widow Clothing


Chyld’s Etsy Shop

Concertina’s Ami Army

Custom Cranium

Cutie Dynamite

Dame Named Redd Designs

Darling Niki

Dismantled Fashions

DiYScene For Charity

EyeScream Industries

Fabulously Fierce

Gothcupcake Creations

Headless Tess DIY

Heart Sized Crush


Inverness Studios

It’s A Swindle

Jen Ell’s Revenge


Killer Kitty Clothing


Kris Star Clothing

Lady Moon Designs

Mean Look


Night’s Requiem

Perfect Pins

Pet Zombie Creations

Platipuses DIY

Poisoned Creations

Poppy’s Wicked Garden

Psyco Hatress


Rocky The Zombie

Sisters of the Moon

Smarmy Clothes


Spooonfuls of Awesome

Synthetic Seduction



The Vintage Doctor

Things That Bling


Vicmes Diy Clothing and Accessories

Warning Label Creations

WickedBadNaughty Glass

Winter Lights Clothing

Worthy Soy Candles


(i’m not on that list yet though)