So I'm back in the full swing of things and I've started by cleaning out my closet fabric....lol. I've made some as Christmas presents for my friends. So I figured it was a good time to start sharing my work again. My elbow feels better so I'm happy because of that change. A new year and new beginnings.... from old to new as I like to say. So I hope you like my work, again I post mostly for myself but if others would like to see I don't mind especially any feedback.
Sorry for the blurry pictures but these were the only one's I got. I got the fabric from Joann's. It was a really cute Geisha print I feel in love especially since my BFF loves Japanese Anime.


 
 
Staying away is hard but recommended healing for my elbow....I will post pics on my new apron adventures for mom stay tune...soon as this sling is off Thundercats are a go!!!!!
 
 
Thinking of projects to keep me busy when I came across this:http://www.jamiebutler.com/tutorials/bookbinding8.php


A tute for your own bound book....this would make a great present for a friend, or you can write a story for your kids....I will keep this in mind with the holidays coming up... :)  
 
 
I had previously mentioned I fractured my elbow and it still hurts. While I am in recovery I was fortunate enough to have my friend help me finish it to enjoy a night of mischief on Halloween. I am very happy with the end result..... It's lined with red taffeta a little nod to Disney's Snow White.
 
 
My friend wanted me to make her a black swan costume which I was more than happy to oblige.... Again this was pre-fracture so I just got pictures back....I used a New Look pattern for the corset and then I made a black no-sew tutu, followed by a another one made of wire which I added black feathers to imitate the swan....I tried to mimic Natalie Portman's costume and this is what I came up with....


 
 
So I had a little set back on this costume. I was almost done with it when I fractured my elbow which has prevented me from working on it.... so I decided to post what I've done so far and hopefully I'll be able to finish it before Halloween if not then I hope to have a little help.....
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This is the original costume which I was inspired by.....

 
 
I can't stand Kristen Stewart mainly because she can't act and always seems to have this displeased look on her face. Like being popular and having all that money is such a burden.... but I did like her costume in the film. It's something that I decided that I wanted to be...I love Snow White, (thankfully she didn't ruin her for me like she did other characters but I digress) So this weekend I decided to tackle
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I had my own vision of this costume but once again Simplicity comes through in a clutch.... I changed the colors but once I'm done I'll post my project up.

 
 
So digging through my junk I found pictures of Costumes of Halloween Past.... and I decided to share them with everyone....lol I hope you enjoy and get inspired....

Disney Esmeralda

Pirate Time~

 
 
So after submitting 1 of my 2 midterms I felt inspired to sew. And sew away I did.... I finished the coat which I'm very proud of. The pattern was great to work with and I have a dozen of other ideas I would like to modify this coat too. But other than that I can't wait to see my friend try it on. She chose this specify for her and any time I get to sew or dabble in fashion I'm first in line.

 
 
So my best friend Willow decided that this year she wanted a steampunk costume. Which I really love just this idea of Victorian Goth with a bit of sci fy added in what isn't there to love. I've been to a convention and some of these people do very lucrative costumes that would put me to shame....lol but after rummaging through Joanns $1 pattern sale she decided that this pattern would be the best for her.
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We liked the color scheme on the one of the right, so after some brainstorming we decided what pieces to keep and which one's to omit....so i just started today and I've finished the shell of the jacket. I figure that would be the hardest thing along side trying to finish my midterm oh woe is me....not enough hours in the day.