Dec 11, 2014

I Made a Dress + Skirt

I made this dress and skirt a while ago but I totally forgot to make a blog post about it. I'm doing it now because I want to document/remember all the stuff I made (sewed) myself. Sorry for the not-so-great cell phone pictures. I never got around to taking 'proper' pictures and now it's December and there really isn't any time for that now... or daylight. Haha. Anyways, lets talk about this yellow dress first...
So this dress. It's actually a thrifted bed sheet I found months ago. I'll admit, Its probably not the best material for clothing but I just had to make it into something. I had a lot available so I decided to make a dress, making this dress #3!! Still learning what works for my body, I'm having a hard time with the top part. The middle waist line band... always ends up being very high in the front and low in the back. Can't seem to make it even all around. I blame the boobs!

This isn't a dress I would wear every day...so, like the Care Bear dress, I'll be wearing this one to conventions or possibly for future Zombie Walks.
Look at my cute skirt! Just some regular grey/brown fabric I bought a while ago to practice making skirts and tops. I need to wear this skirt more this winter. I always forget how comfortable it is. I bought a very stretchy elastic band to use for this and it is a little too stretchy. And I made this one a bit too long but it still works (I think). But next skirt I'm hoping to make it a proper length, use less elastic and maybe use a brighter colour?
I welcome any sewing tips/tricks! I have a lot to learn. :]

Dec 9, 2014

Windsor Christmas Comic Con 2014

This past weekend we sold at the Christmas Comic Con in Windsor. This was our second convention in Windsor and our second ever, Christmas/winter convention. Truthfully I wasn't feeling up to all the traveling I had to do and the only other winter convention we went to was kind of a bust. So, I didn't really know what to expect.

Getting to the train station was awful but at least I was in business class on the way there. I had lots of room and ended up just sleeping the whole way. The convention itself was actually very good. It was run by the same people that did the Super Summer Comic Con, but in a different location. I liked this one better than their summer one. It seemed better organized and felt more like I was at a convention, instead of a small art/craft show.

The day went well. It started off good and was busy right off the bat but obviously slowed down throughout the day. This is a convention that I really liked but I'm not 100% sure if we'll both be coming back to sell at this one next year. It costs a lot to travel all the way out there so we shall have to see.

Dec 3, 2014

Tribal Deer

It's finally done. Almost a year later and it is done! I posted a WIP shot of this guy back in Jan! It doesn't take me that long to make one of these in Photoshop...maybe a couple of months but never a year. I think I just got busy and forgot that I had this one just sitting on my desktop, waiting to be finished. The sad thing is when I opened it up to finish this, this past weekend it was like, 90% done. Anyways eventually there will be prints of this guy available in my shop! :]

As usual, below there are a few close ups of the Tribal Deer...
I was thinking since the Tribal Sloth is one of my best sellers, I may make another one, but in Photoshop. This way it'll look/be a bit different than the one I have available right now.
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