Montag, 27. Februar 2012

almost forgot...


20/02/2012 - 26/02/2012



I SAW:: more Doctor Who, since I've finally got a new DVD player
I HEARD :: more Doctor Who Soundtracks (I'm so addicted haha)
I READ :: trough "One Day"  (super boring!!) and started "Wildwood" (superawesomecutenessshit!)
I ATE ::  Tofu Stroganoff 
I DRANK :: David Rio Chai Tea
I THOUGHT :: my dissatisfaction with myself
I LIKED ::  the 2nd year anniversary
I DISLIKED :: to shift a meeting 
I PLANNED : a time span for my decision on future stuff
I BOUGHT :: lots of books at the book-fleemarket. six to be precise.


Mittwoch, 22. Februar 2012

sketches

so you remember those bags I painted and dip dyed?
I sold all but one, and they seemed quite popular, and also there were some people asking about making shirts with a similiar print.

sooo I got the chance to use a friend's screenprinting set and decided to print some shirts :) and yes, they will also be dip dyed to get the water effect!

Last week I worked on some sketches and also came up with the final print.



I liked the first sketches but then decided I need to draw a more close up version because otherwise the print will be kind of small,

so I made this one

 finished the line work in Photoshop, I wanted to keep it nice and simple


and I also made these to let you have a first glimpse of what the finished shirt will look like



there are still some things to be done, I need to decide on how many shirts I will print and which colours and so on.

Montag, 20. Februar 2012

Ahoi



13/02/2012-19/02/2012




I SAW::  the first two episodes of Torchwood
I HEARD :: the Doctor Who Soundtracks
I READ :: trough "Mockingjay" by Suzanne Collins and started "One Day" by David Nicholls
I ATE ::  bell pepper and mushroom stuffed kohlrabies
I DRANK :: apple and maple sirup tea
I THOUGHT :: this is the most serious decision ever
I LIKED :: getting stuff done
I DISLIKED :: some controversies
I PLANNED : some good things for next week and a trip to my bf
I BOUGHT :: nothing! 

Freitag, 17. Februar 2012

jeans refashion

A few weeks ago my mom gave me an old pair of her jeans, asking if I can make up something new or reuse it. I didn't know what to do with it so I laid it aside.
Last week I finally had the idea:

It was very wide so I at first made a skinny jeans out of it, which isn't that much sorcery. Just sew the legs thighter.
The jeans had a light beige colour (sorry no "before" photo, but colour chart below!), so I could have dyed it in any colour.
I actually wanted to dye it a bordeaux red, but then went for a dark pink dye, as you can see below.


Turns out I should have weighed the jeans fabric more carefully before dying. 
I then had a little too much fabric and too less colour, so the result was a washed out Magenta.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not mad about the result :) 

Only one thing botherd me...
During the dying phase, which takes about an hour, you have to turn the fabric several times. As I did, but there were still some spots where the fabric didn't take on the dye.
I didn't think that looked bad either, I just wanted it to be a little bit more symmetrical, because it only happened on one leg.

So I got some bleach and a spray bottle and this is the final result:




Tips for dying and bleaching:

- Always use rubber gloves, you don't want to have spots on your skin, and the bleach is corrosive!
- Also get a mouthpiece if you're sensitive
- Make sure to wash out all the colour or bleach carefully! 
- Machine wash the fabric afterwards (and here also a lot of colour will still wash out!)
- For dying: get a big metal or plastic bucket and a stick to stir it from time to time
- For bleaching: do it outside and grab a water tube or do it in the bath tub!

Montag, 13. Februar 2012

blue elder and cherry


06/02/2012 - 12/02/2012



I SAW:: The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy, twice. definitely one of my fav movies
I HEARD :: a lot of Florence and the machine
I READ :: trough "Catching Fire" and started "Mockingjay" by Suzanne Collins
I ATE ::  comfy food. made some chili and curry <3
I DRANK :: more tea, to keep my warm at -20°C 
I THOUGHT :: it costs a lot of conquest
I LIKED :: the jeans I dyed and bleached. photos will follow~
I DISLIKED :: the refusal
I PLANNED :: screenprinting some shirts
I BOUGHT :: 2 books, 2 vinyls and a hamburger phone at the fleemarket



Montag, 6. Februar 2012

at all hazards


30/01/2012 - 05/02/2012





I SAW :: Doctor Who with my mom, she didn't like it
I HEARD :: shuffle on my ipod. disliked almost everything and skipped. time to find something new.
I READ :: halfway trough the first Hunger Games book
I ATE ::  Roasted brussel sprouts
I DRANK :: lots of tea, to stay warm
I THOUGHT :: way too much. shut your brain and just do it! gnah.
I LIKED :: finishing my hoodie
I DISLIKED :: sewing a dress which then looked totally stupid on me. so no pictures!
I PLANNED :: to buy some new fabrics
I BOUGHT :: make up stuff, nail polish

Samstag, 4. Februar 2012

purple, gray, black - finished hoodie!

I finally finished my hoodie!
After, I guess, two weeks of back and forth and thinking about which buttons I should use/buy I decided for some I already had at home. I just didn't choose them in the first place because I thought they were too tiny. Turns out they're just fine. Also: who thought buttons would be that expensive? If I had to buy new ones they would have cost about 1,50 € each (!), and I needed 7 buttons...

Well, I'm really satisfied with the finished hoodie. There are still some mistakes but I like it :)
I made it with those really wide sleeves because it's my favourite shirt/hoodie pattern. It's really comfy to wear and suits me well I guess. Also it's easy to sew because you'll have only two parts to sew together and not attach sleeves.
Plus I of course added a button border and a hood.

The fabric is really comfy, also on the inside it is lined with a very soft layer. So it's perfect for those cold days, but you can also wear it as a summer jacket!

So here are the photos. click to enlarge~