Quarterly Crafty Update.

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Wow, has it really been 3 months since my last “what I’ve made recently” update? Guess the holidays and new job really made the time fly o.O A hazy blue poet pullover. My fourth sweater and first one to venture into the sort of shaping I’d like to do more of. Bishop sleeves and a bit of a stand to the collar also make me happy. I might do a summer-weight version of this one of these days as well — it’s a versatile and wearable pattern base for all sorts of sleeve variations. A slouchy white alpaca winter hat …

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Costume Replay: Halloween 2004 as Hogwarts Prefects

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I first posted this back in 2004, then took it down when I went into hiatus for a few years. Figured I’d put it up again in the interests of a more complete costume memories section, since I’m going to be starting up with the business again. This was the one event that inspired all the robe-making costumey madness years ago, so it has a special place in my heart 🙂 Warning, very picture-heavy. — So last night (October 27, 2004) was UCLA’s annual All-Hill Halloween event. Basically, around 1700 kids from surrounding schools were bused here and trick-or-treated throughout …

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Hermione’s pink hoodie.

I promised videl_bishoujo that I’d post pictures of the Hermione hoodie that I got a couple years back from the official Japanese Harry Potter store. Because of the Japanese penchant for (and marketability of) film replicas with insanely accurate detailing (with accordingly higher prices), they were licensed to make many items from the movies that are not available in the US. The site doesn’t ship out the country, either, so those of us overseas who want items mostly have to wheedle and cajole friends into getting them for us 🙂 Here’s pictures of the garment in question as seen in …

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Fallen Angels “Emily” Jumper – 3/17/2007

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One of the classes I took last quarter — okay, okay, the ONLY class I took last quarter, since I got a bit overzealous with the dropping once midterms came around — was called Professional Practices for Fashion Design. In the typical class of this sort, one reads from a very dry textbook about industry history and standards, practices filling out lots of forms, and occasionally falls asleep. I know this because I registered and dropped this exact same course twice before in past terms due to how inanely useless it seemed. This particular time, however, it ended up being …

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