Posts Tagged ‘lime green’

been in a bit of a sewing frenzy this week of vacation. i was totally supposed to do homework much of those hours of creating. oh, well. i did manage to combine both of those in this dress. i was irresponsibly going to make it anyway, but then i thought that if i tweaked my original vague idea a bit to make it more 20’s (dropped waist, knee length skirt part) it would not only be cuter, but could also be used for school (:
for culture studies we have to make a ‘modern impression’ of basically every different period since the ancient greek. this can consist of a drawing, related pictures of modern clothes, fabric swatches, even a whole self-made piece of clothing, as long as it’s related to that period. if we do make clothing, we also have to show our process. so i took pictures in-between & thought you might be interested to see that too.

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i hadn’t made a dress like this before, so i had to draw a new pattern. at school i learned to draw fitted dress patterns in your chosen measurements from scratch. i could already draw my own patterns of course, but i had always worked from out something existing.

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then i gathered materials, determined what would look good with the main fabric. in the end i nixed the ribbon.

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started sewing with the gussets.

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after i had put together the top part i checked on my dressform if the fit was right.

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continued sewing. here the lining.

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serged.

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gathered the skirt part after i had sewn the layers together. then i just went on sewing without pictures.

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last fit check.

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& finished it all off. it only doesn’t have a zipper yet, i forgot to buy that. hope you enjoyed the little insight in my process!
i really love how it turned out <(^-^)> i made it for my shop, but i kind of really want to keep it.

some detail shots:

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i also made a pair of bloomers since my last post. i didn’t really have anything specific for it in mind. i’ll probably just keep it. it would look lovely with my gibbous dress. it would also add a bit of variety to my almost strictly black/pink/purple/red/white wardrobe. jesus christ, i’m sick of all that neon pink. which fills about three quarters of my closet.
anyway.

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just to show the detail on the heart:

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i sort of machine embroidered a spiderweb on it. it was a hell of a job.

thanks for looking!

spontaneous etsy feature!

all from fellow craftanon street team members. enjoy!

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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.

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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.

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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 :]

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

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thanks for looking!

finally, finally, finally done with these. i actually finished the first one last weekend, but i wanted to post them at the same time. i’ve never taken so long over two t-shirt reconstructions before! oh, school. the course i’m following this year really isn’t the same walk in the park as my previous one. but back to the clothes:

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made from a marilyn manson t-shirt, green (uv reactive!) fishnet fabric, purple knit fabric, turquoise polka dot cotton & some turquoise ribbon. as often, i only had a vague idea of what i’d do & mostly improvised.

i wanted to make a racerback tank. but it wouldn’t fit with the graphics. sooooo, i added some extra fabric at the top for the front. & my amazing lime green fishnet fabric was begging me to be used, so i decided to use that for the back & cut out the text & sew it on that. i hand-sewed every word! because i was afraid my sewing machine would totally stretch it out of proportion. i trimmed it with purple & topped it off with a little turquoise bow.

i really like that combination of colours. they’re much brighter in real life (: if only i could keep this…

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made from a chemlab t-shirt, gray polka dot fabric, black eyelet tape, gray lace, pink stretch lace & some pink ribbon.

the t-shirt was too small & the graphics too high for most things, so i decided to make a halter top with side-panels. i thought the gray polka dot fabric was a good fit for it. it was looking pretty naked, so i added some black eyelet tape to the sides. & of course i needed to add a little colour :p i had bought that amazing pink lace off of amy a few months ago & have been dying to use it. so i finally did! lastly, i added some gray lace to the top & a nice pink bow.

these are for mulysa again. i really hope she likes what i’ve done!