New Stuff

All findable here >.>  For whatever reason the Flickr account is being odd. (And I’ve had quite enough with technology being difficult for today)

The bags happen from 2 tshirt sleeves.  One main center space with 5 smaller inside pockets around the outside.  Since many of the newer designs don’t use the sleeves there has been a growing pile on my sewing shelf.  I may add a longer strap to a few and we’ll see how they stand up to more rigorous use.  So far the average bag holds quite a bit.  The larger capable of holding a DS, 2 decks of cards, lip gloss, a couple of pens, spare girl necessities {not pictured}, keys, a full set of dice, some change, card case, and set of necessary id things.       o.o

 

 

 

I don’t know that making bags is going to be a permanent addition to the store, but perhaps if this wild hair continues to uncoil in the sewing room there will be a few to come through.  They’re still in the testing phase though, so it will be several weeks of hard wear before we know if they pass.  For this I have given one to my sister to stuff with things and carry around, I will do the same, and might keep some small knitting projects in it for a few weeks. (I’ve a composition class this fall, and the professor’s format lends itself well to small project time. =^.^=)

There’s also this dress:

 

I do wish I’d made the skirt a bit fuller, but perhaps that can be saved for shirts with smaller art.  In order to get the astronaut to sit properly without the paint rumpling it fits a bit snug.  I feel like I should dye it maybe a lavender?

I should go back to fighting with Zune now.  I should update my new phone (windows7) from my laptop (also windows7) but microsoft security essentials seems to believe that part of the exe from microsoft for zune is malware o.O  And even with admin overrides and yelling at it to stop being stupid and update already it’s blinking at me again.  We shall see.

~TY

=^.^=

(LLAP) The Ellusive Comfy yet Shaped Hoodie

I didn’t get good shots of all the steps, but I’ll update to include shots of other projects as soon as they happen. =)  Really not sure why this week has been so terrible for photos.  It might be the crazy cold.  But anyway >.>

For anyone who doesn’t already know, Leonard Nimoy has an Etsy.  I know right!  And among the printed t-shirts was a rather simple one that really just makes me happy.  Explaining it is difficult.

What was even more difficult was settling on what project would shape itself best from the 2XL shirt I suddenly found I had >.>Luckily, I found myself with a dead hoodie.  One with enough fabric resilience left to turn into a decent pattern (with a few alterations).

First: Off with the arms! And the shoulder part.  I assume someday in the nearish future I’ll figure out a good use for the shoulder bits.. and something other than hats to make from the sleeves. Hopefully. Then in a rather unorthodox move slice the sides right off.  It was the easiest, most painless way to get the front and back to be separate pieces of fabric while keeping them as even as possible.

Then separating the front and back, I laid out the pattern pieces and decided where the LLAP should be.  The Front! vs Back! argument lasted for most of the day, but the kitchen got clean so it was a win.

The distance between the shirt’s neckline and the printing meant that if I left the top as it was, it would be shorter than I wanted, AND the LLAP would be hidden by the hood..  =P  Luckily, there was enough fabric from one of the sides to make and adjustment I think solves that.Jo-Anne’s perilously close to my current apartment was having a sale on cotton knits.  The black fabric I used for the sleeves, sides, and hood is all a more open waffle knit.  A bit stretchier, and a bit warmer than typical t-shirt fabric.  So, this hoodie ends up being a little heavier/warmer than the typical “girl” sized hoodie.  Some of which are lighter than some of my most aged of loved cotton shirts, but with a pocket.   The front is the same shape and length that the back is, the hood little more than a pair of flatish half moons stitched up the back (a google search for “hood patterns” yields many workable ideas, though this project doesn’t need extra for a neck covering.  Simply slicing that shape off the pattern though is basically what I did here), and the sleeves are a wider raglan (less bunching).

The hood I may shorten, and I’ll have to play with pocket placement.  Though the neckline of the t-shirt may become the pocket edges >.>

And as always the test run will have to be worn, washed many times, fiddled with, adjusted, and remade with less swearing before it hits my Etsy store.  I will of course let you know how that goes.

~TY

=^.^=

A little smallish.. =^.^=

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And by smallish.. I mean when I have another shirt start out the same size this one did, it’s going up as an xsmall..  =P   but man I love this shirt so much I’m gonna wear it anyway.

=^.^=

~TY

FLICKR

To consolidate a bit -> http://www.flickr.com/photos/theyarnmaiden/ =^.^= Though I’ll keep posting here, as soon as there is more to.. post. Algebra is really kicking my butt, but at least I’ve only a few papers due as well.. could be much worse.

~TY

>.> <.< omgwtf it's mid May already??!? /facepalm

Well. The rundown for sights and looking forwards to from PAXEast, have been overshadowed mostly by work… and waiting for my APB beta invite.. Sadly, doesn’t seem like I’ll get my hands on it until after it’s really for sale and such. But I will!!

On the T-Shirt front! Many ideas swimming in my head at the moment, after an unexpected hasty relocation.. the sewing room is still status:shambles.. However! This Saturday looks to be an excellent day for butchering up another soft fun one to add to the summer wardrobe. =^.^= Also on the horizon: the nerdiest wedding dress almost ever, and accompanying “tail”coat. Ruminate on that for a bit. It may not mean, what you think it means.

~TYM out for now, back real fricken soon. =^.^=

“Wednesday the Cat” Dress!

This shirt, another Beatonna turned out super comfy. =^.^=

The t-shirt deconstructions are helping settle my mind I think.  I get to rip them apart and mash them around until they go from some giant boxy thing which made me feel frumpy no matter how much I loved the shirt to being something downright fun.  Fun to make and fun to wear.  They also help me slowly be less and less afraid of trying things.  We’ll see how far that goes >.>

The steps this time:

#1 Off with the neck!

#2 Away with the sleeves! (but carefully.. they’ll be useful later.. /mysterious)

#3 Placing Wednesday.. A little to the left?

#4 No! My other left! (hehe)

#5 What to do with the extra cotton? Gather it to the back! =D   (room to sit is nice)

#6 Ribbon the edges to hold it all together.

#7 Remember there are sleeves in that scrap pile? Well.. there’s one less now! (Even better than remembering to eat leftovers.  I still haven’t figured out why white styrofoam containers seem to be an invisibility field.. but maaaan I’m terrible at actually eating them.)

#8 Why a pocket tho?

Well.. I hate having to tote around a giant bag (or even a not so giant one..) just for my ds.   =^.^=

Ben Franklin’s Reminder (aka Sun~dress of Awesome)

**hyperlink your way to greatness**

Beer is proof that we shouldn’t worry so much, and should take more time to just fly kites.

(among other things)

=^.^=

Special thanks to the wonderful Jeffrey @ Topatoco.com who made sure I was indeed who I think I am, and did actually want to have my own Ben Franklin flying a kite on a giant boy shaped t~shirt.

AND the fabulous Kate Beaton, without whom the charming reminder running off around the hip of my new favorite sundress wouldn’t exist in this awesome way.  Let alone be on a t~shirt for me to deconstruct.

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