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Bad News- I didn't get a scholarship to Costume College :( Well there is always next year!


Good News- My Discared to Divine outfit made it into the Live Auction and Runway Show!!!
They called and talked it over with me, and it sounds like they want me to be in some sort of runway vignette with the Model before they start walking. Their is going to be a voice over of my inspiration (Which I need to write) And the the Live Auction! I am so nervous, and oddly ecstatic to watch people bid on something I made.

Also, this came up with one of my friends last night; apparently a few people had thought I was getting paid to participate, or that their was a cash prize of some sort. The role of the designers/makers in Discared to Divine is strictly Pro-Bono, all money goes towards The St. Vincent DuPaul Society, and the homeless population Of the SF Bay Area. All the materials I used (With the exception of a zipper and a yard of wool) Were given to me by D2D or Apparel Arts.

This is not to say I don't *feel* paid. I get an official press release/award for D2D for my portfolio stating I won the Jury Award for Best Women's Day Dress. My outfit is going to be displayed at a major museum, and walk down a runway in front of the Who's Who of SF. Their is also still the possibility I will win the People's Choice award (from the preview night, April 15th) and be featured in a news article like some past designers have been.

All of that put together, I think for a budding designer is much better payment than any money could have been.
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Sorry for all the "For Sale" spam lately Guys, I had wanted to condense it more but all the LJ s*#^& forced me to break the posts into smaller groups or they wouldn't post at all. (9 total when I had wanted 3)
The good news is that with all the sales and the money I had saved already I am about %50 to my goal for a Car down payment, YIPPIE :D

Fabric:
Big Cuts:http: /http://izodiea.livejournal.com/43725.html
Medium Cuts: http://izodiea.livejournal.com/43383.html
Scraps: http://izodiea.livejournal.com/43103.html
Supplies:
Books: http://izodiea.livejournal.com/44223.html
Antiques, Notions and Patterns: http://izodiea.livejournal.com/
Kitchen Sink: http://izodiea.livejournal.com/43918.html
Wearables:
Costumes: http://izodiea.livejournal.com/44890.html
Clothes: http://izodiea.livejournal.com/45066.html
Accessories: http://izodiea.livejournal.com/45539.html

Can anyone suggest any websites or boards that might be interested? Any help towards getting my myself to school is greatly appreciated :)
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Virtual Stash Sale -Accessories-
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Under the cut you will find Vintage hats, new hats, Calashes, Ninja Masks, Parlets, wigs, shoes, mitts, bum pads and more! The price points and quantity vary so please read the item description carefully.

Pictures, Info and Prices )
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Virtual Stash Sale -Clothes-
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Under the cut you will find 70's jumpers, capes, coats, dresses, and T-shirts
The price points and sizes vary so please read the item description carefully.

Pictures, Info and Prices )
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Virtual Stash Sale -Costumes-
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Under the cut you will find Corsets, bustle gowns and jackets, and dresses. The price points and Sizes vary so please read the item description carefully.

Pictures, Info and Prices )

Success!

Apr. 4th, 2011 09:41 pm
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YES! I am almost done! No more endless knot tying, no more scary gussets! All I have left to do is buy some boning and trouble shoot a few wrinkles (Pics on me under the cut, I would love some input!)

More! )
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Virtual Stash Sale -Supplies-
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Under the cut you will find antiques lace, handkerchiefs, patterns, buttons, and miscellaneous sewing related paraphernalia. The price points and quantity vary so please read the item description carefully.

Pictures, Info and Prices )
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Virtual Stash Sale -Supplies-
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Under the cut you will find books; as many as livejournal would let me cram in one entry.

Pictures, Info and Prices )
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Virtual Stash Sale -Supplies-
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Under the cut you will find medals, a serger, pin cushions, and the kitchen sink. The price points and quantity vary so please read the item description carefully.

Pictures, Info and Prices )
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Virtual Stash Sale -Fabric-
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Under the cut you will find brocades, jacquard, satin, voile,taffeta, dupioni, linens, mesh, embroidered net, swiss dott, kimono silk, chiffon, and lace. The price points and quantity vary so please read the item description carefully.

Pictures, Info and Prices )
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Virtual Stash Sale -Fabric-
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Under the cut you will find Leather, dupioni, denium, plaid, poka-dot,stripes, wetlook stretch, linen, crepe, taffeta, and voile . The price points and quantity vary so please read the item description carefully.

Pictures, Info and Prices )
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Virtual Stash Sale -Fabric-
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Under the cut you will find Dupioni, leather, knits, fur, satin, tulle voile and suiting. The price points and quantity vary so please read the item description carefully.

Pictures, Info and Prices )
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So since I am moving to LA for school soon, I really need to downsize my life significantly. I am currently aiming for purging 1/2 of my stuff. I also need to save/earn money because S&#!t cars are expensive!

As soon as I get home I plan to continue sorting through and photographing things to sell.
Right now I have patterns, pelts, fabrics, garments, beads, feathers, lace, costumes, shoes, hats, leather, books, and more. All most everything costume related.

I was also thinking I could offer some services?
1- Custom corsets
2- custom measurements slopers- pants, skirt, body, sleeve, bodice
For people local to the bay area I could fit/measure them myself, or non-locals I could mail off the pattern (Cheaper option) and they could check the fit themselves. I know having my own slopers has been nice, I figure other sewers might love them as well. Priced $50-100 depending on type/delivery.


and now I will go back to calculating interest rates on car loans...SUPER FUN...not.
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All the little quilted boxes make my OCD monster very happy. It felt like it took forever, but I am almost 100% done with the quilting. Next up is sewing in the bust gussets, sandwhich the two layers together, adding in the busk, and grommets. I also need to buy some boning. I am in the home stretch at least!

Process )
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Or as finished as they are going to be, I had continued lacing fail and for the sake of my sanity called uncle. More on that, as well as more pictures under the Cut )
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corset

Quite a lot of progress on my quilted corset! (I'v been sick, so sitting and sewing has been nice and relaxing) The strength layer is all sewn, and the fashion layer is all prepped for quilting. Before I progress anymore though, I have to actually decide how I want to do it...

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Despite being sick I had a really wonderful time down in LA this weekend. I went to the FIDM debut fashion show both nights. On the second night the other scholarship winners and I were presented with little glass star statues by Nick Verreos! I also got to see the Ghetty, and the FIDM Movie Costume Exhibit. I will post some pictures later. My camera died pretty early on, so I need to get some from my friends.

The last day we were lucky to make it out of LA before the storm got too bad. A few hours after we left the friend I was staying with was stranded at her apartment because the street had flooded (2 feet of water!!!) and the power went out for 12 hours. Who builds a city without street drains?!
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portfolio,book binding

For my portfolio class we were given a budget and told to go buy a nice portfolio to use during our class presentations, and keep for job interviews. I went to the store (Flax in SF is AMAZING, but $$!) and saw that they only had one style of portfolio that would work for our type of projects. It came in bamboo ($130) brown wood ($130) metal ($100) and white and black plastic ($80). Honestly I was kinda Meh about them. They were pretty, but really $$. Also, I had a feeling that everyone one in my class would buy one...and that kinda defeats the point of having an eye-catching and interesting portfolio.

Long story short, I decided to make one. I looked on ebay and eventually found a suitable book that had a vertical layout and was 13x19". My projects are tabloid size 11x17" so that gave me a nice border. Later on my teacher assigned we have a smaller companion book (8.5x11 printouts) of our fabric, merchandising plans, support and research materials. The two books combined cost me about $60, $50 of which was my budget.

Process )
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I had another workshop with Candance Kling though GBACG last Saturday. This time we focused on trims and details made with ribbon (last time was fabric) A lot of the Techniques we used cross over, so they are nice companion classes. These were my two favorite samples:




The colorful one makes me think of an angry sea cucumber :)
I also asked Candace to sign my copy of her book, so now it is extra special!
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corset,spoonbuskcorset,spoonbusk
So as a little graduation present I decided to Bite the bullet and buy a spoonbusk. I have always really loved them, but they have always seemed unjustifiable cost-wise. Serendipitous to this decision was someone posting a link on corsetmakers for busks for $25!!! With shipping it was still half of what the local stores I found wanted.

I am going to use it for a Victorian corset I mock-uped a while ago, but put aside to work on the 1840's corset. The mock-up had some mixed results, so once I get the mental energy I will start to work on it again.

Mock-up and Eyecandy )
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My Amazingly talented friend and collaborator [livejournal.com profile] akikotree has finished her senior thesis!!! She created 26 pages, each one with a letter of the English alphabet and a historical person whose name starts with that letter. She is hoping to eventually have it published as a childrens book. I know I am definitely buying a copy for my nieces!

Many more pictures (In progress and the Gallery show) can be seen in her post here: http://akikotree.livejournal.com/25070.html?view=89582#t89582

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