20/05/14 Sewing

Making-it-May

A while back I saw a girl on the tube with an amazing outfit using traditional African print fabric, I was sad I wasn’t as cool as her, so I got home and started hunting for some wax print fabric. I am not very good, right now, at knowing the different types of fabric, but I bought three different styles and just went with the “I’ll see how it goes when I do it”.

I chose to use the same pattern I’ve used before the Misses’ Dress and a new slightly more challenging pattern, the Leanne Marshall Skirt.

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(Sorry dress pics are from the iPhone)

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I think that, generally, it came out really well. I created my own neckline because I felt the pattern was quite busy to have no boob area. I added in some black inner pockets, which is a nice contrast to the dress. And whilst out drinking some cocktails the other night, I had a compliment from a girl saying she loved the design, MASSIVE confidence boost!

And finally the skirt, which I think came out really well, but I’m not sure that the style suits my body type, but hey, I made it so I am sure as hell am going to wear it!

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And finally, a while back I made a dress with some super cute mushroom fabric, but it was a bit of a disaster. The fabric is really soft, almost silky, so really unmanageable and I bought the wrong style of interfacing to help stiffen it. So it’s really flow-y which is lovely but one teeny gust of wind and it’s HELLO KNICKERS! So I need to make some adjustments. But I paired it with my retro underskirt and a giant red belt.

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25/04/13 Craft , Plush , Sewing

Squishy Giant Plush War Tourist

Squishy Giant Plush War Tourist

Just before ToyCon UK the super talented Holly (A Little Stranger) and I did our very first collaboration together on a GIANT plush War Tourist. The resin War Tourist is a collaboration between Planet Domu and rundmb which you can buy here. It was an awesome project to work on, and I learnt SO much from Holly. 
The one of a kind, handmade GIANT plush war tourists are a whopping 18 inches across and squishy super soft and ready to cuddle. We have made just one in each colour – purple or grey.
Each is made from highest quality plush fabric with a soft velvety feel, and features a rotating head for maximum fun.

They are going on sale via the Planet Domu Shop and are available now.

Ps. they give very lovely hugs.

Lx

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