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Working on the LND Peacock mockup & figuring out a dual corset zipper back, the best of both worlds… But laborious! I’ll offer this on future commissions but naturally it’ll add to the price because of labor. Worth every penny IMO! ✨💙💡❓💬 what’s your favorite costume or sewing hack??? I want to learn more! 💬❓💡💙✨ #bodice #mockup #muslin #corsetry #corset #experimenting #zipper #lifehacks #costumehacks #sewing #costumery #costume #design #fashion #pattern #patternmaking #lacing #unique #cosplay #diy #enchantedsea #loveneverdies #peacockdress #inprogress #behindthescenes

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I can finally hem the skirt of my Sailor Jupiter outfit!

I posted about a month ago about my hemming problem. I originally put in a zipper that ended at the hip roll (last year) , which was not very functional. I couldn’t get the body suit onto my mannequin to hem my skirt which was related to the fact that my zipper was too short!

Thankfully, I really hate cutting out extra fabric in the case I may need it later; well I needed it later! I let out extra fabric from my skirt as well as the panties to make room from the zipper. The hip roll seam was centered in the back which also worked to my benefit.

I’ve been so focused on getting the majority of my outfit finished for this Friday I haven’t been posting much of the process. At some point in the future I plan on creating a “how to insert zippers properly into stretchy fabric” tutorial-ish thing, which is the process I had to use to properly insert this zipper!

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November 11 2017

I sewed up some zipper bags for my skate tools and first aid stuff.. Learning to sew zipper bags got me too excited! I got a team mate to pick me up a bag of zippers, and sewed up 8 more bags. For what you say?! I really don’t know. You can never have enough zip bags I suppose. Haha

Zipper-dee-doo-da! Easy Zipper Tutorial

Recently a friend came to me, troll-speckled fabric in hand, asking me for a lesson on making circle skirts. 

While I will get to posting that eventually, for now I used our lesson to get photos for (in my opinion) the easiest way to install a zipper.

First, increase the stitch length to the highest setting on your sewing machine, and without backstitching, straight stitch the pieces together where the zipper will go with a 1.5cm seam allowance. 

This keeps the fabric in place and the long stitches are easy to take out in the end.

Iron the fabric open and pin the zipper right-side down with the zip lining up with the join of the fabric.

Using a zipper foot, sewing on the zipper with the short side of the zipper foot following the zip using a normal stitch length, straight stitch, and backstitching at both ends.

The hardest part is moving the zipper itself around when it gets in the way, just wiggle it around, take a deep breath and you will be fine.

Finally, take out the long temporary stitches from before to reveal your lovely zipper!

For a first zipper, she did spectacularly! Here is the gorgeous troll-tastic skirt :)

P.S. New drinking game: take a shot for every time I typed “zip” or “zipper”

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✨I bought those two DIY kit this afternoon. When I saw them I just fell in love with them! I simply decorated the pencil case with a piece of the blue and white fabric (I sewed it on because I didn’t have fabric glue ) and then I drew some cute arrows on it with sharpies. The design is very simple but I think it turned out really cute :3 and it was really easy to do :3 you should definitely
try it ! ✨

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How to tie a Half Hitch knots - ZIPPER BRACELET in Macrame.
in this Zipper bracelet is used Half Hitch knot or oldest name - Basket Stitch. They can be used as part of plant hangers, or to make belts, bracelets, and other items. This is very easy to make (: can be used as a friendship bracelet and good for beginners :)

DIY 10 pencil cases ! Again some handmade gifts ideas for you guys! Soooo exited for Christmas!
http://www.buzzfeed.com/pippa/back-to-school-pencil-cases?sub=2562977_1563223&s=mobile#1563223

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My handmade vest with a World/Inferno backpatch is my pride and joy ♡

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D.I.Y. FRUIT PENCIL CASES  🍉🍑

Store your markers, erasers, and pens in a juicy new pencil bag this up coming school year! Just check out this D.I.Y. video to see how its made! ツ

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What you need:

  • Plastic folder
  • Glue
  • Shoelaces (or old T-shirt) 
  • Zipper