All posts from August, 2015

What Kawaii Stuff is in a Harajuku Fashionista’s Bag? (Video)

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

What kawaii stuff is in HARAJUKU FASHIONISTAS’ BAGS? | 原宿のファショニスタたちの鞄の中にどんな可愛い物があるの?

How to Sew a Kawaii Wa Lolita Yukata DIY Tutorial (Video)

Monday, August 24th, 2015

Kawaii DIY-How to Sew A Fancy Lolita Kimono/Yukata for Special Occasions

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Fantastical Fabulous Unicorn Fabric for Crafts & Sewing

Sunday, August 23rd, 2015

Ok so you probably already know that I have been sewing a lot lately… so browsing fabric is something I have been doing of late as well~  And is probably the easiest place to search for unique stuff!  On a whim I happened to find some FANTASTICAL MAGICAL fabric with unicorns on it, and then I realized that they have an ENTIRE CATEGORY on the subject, so HERE ARE SOME OF MY FINDINGS!!

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Timeless Treasures Unicorn Sky Fabric

This reminds me of the book covers from fantasy series that I would get
from Scholastic book fairs in the 90s.

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Michael Miller Unicorn Princess Unicorn Frolic Opal Fabric

More whimsical and cute, these pudgy ponies come on a couple
of different background colors!

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Timeless Treasures Glitter Unicorns Multi Fabric

Did you hear that??  GLITTER!!!
Glittery fabric is 300x better than regular fabric!
And ohhh my gosh I love the pastel colors in this one,
and all of that artsy foliage and background work.

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Michael Miller Princess Charming Unicorn Town Brite Fabric

This one is cute!!! and!!! colorful!!! and!!! fun!!!
Haha I just fell in love with all of the polka dots and
fancy little castle spires!

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Heather Ross Far Far Away Unicorn Blue Fabric

This brings to mind a famous unicorn tapestry, the Hunt of the Unicorn.
It features a unicorn sitting similarly to the one
laying down in the middle of this fabric!
So, this fabric would make a cool project for an art history buff
that is also a unicorn fan~

Creamy Mami Cosplay Makeup Tutorial with Male Idol Model Ryouhei (Video)

Saturday, August 22nd, 2015

Male Creamy Mami COSPLAY MAKEUP TUTORIAL by Japanese Crossdressing RYOHEI |メガマソ涼平のクリーミーマミコスプレメイク

Pink Princess Bunny Plush and Pattern!

Friday, August 21st, 2015

This past week, I sewed a pretty pink princess bunny plush for myself!  I really haven’t made a plush for myself in ages~
She is covered in glittery fabric (the pink inside her ears & the cupcake print for her dress are coated with glitter) and lots of lace, pretty trailing ribbons and pink flowers!

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Here is the pattern I followed to make this, a reprint of a vintage sewing pattern!:

simplicity 2595 vintage bunny angel

Simplicity 2595 Vintage Angel Bunny Plush Sewing Pattern

However, I did not follow the last steps of the pattern 100%…
I did my own thing for the bunny’s pinafore rather than using eyelet lace,
and I did not give her angel wings…

Now I shall share some process pics!

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Laying out the pieces and just getting started~
These are all on white fabric, but you can see the pink ear piece
I already cut out on the left

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Getting ready to start sewing is always so exciting!

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Here is the bunny body mostly sewn up, but not stuffed yet!

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The bunny is looking slightly less dumb but its arms are still unstuffed
and it looks SO DOOFY.  I put extra weight into its butt and feet
with weighted stuffing pellets~
A plush Harvest Moon chick is helping to support it to sit up.

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Here is the face embroidered with sweet pink eyes and ribbons and flowers
over her ears!  I think this is the first pic where you can actually tell
that the pink fabric is sparkly.

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With the bunny’s body done, it’s time to make a cupcake dress!

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There are soooo many small, meticulous stitches required to make clothes for plushes…
making those sleeves was super hard. ; ^;

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The main dress is finished!  This bunny is a good model.
I also skipped several steps involving making a slip and petticoat netting
for under the dress.  That skirt is sooooo ruffly (it’s only slightly under
the amount of fabric I would use to make a skirt for myself!)
so I did not think the extra volume was needed.

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More small, tedious sewing for the bodice of the pinafore.

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At this point, I started straying from the pattern’s instructions and
started doing my own thing, adding lace and decorations where I liked~

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And she is done!  Manymany hours went into this project,
but I’m so happy to have such a pretty, sparkly bunny princess
who is covered in cupcakes and ribbons and flowers.

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I’m really happy with her!
If I wanted to, I could even make new dresses for her~
But, I think I will take a break from making tiny sleeve stitches for a while!