Christmas Break

Hey, everyone!

Sorry I haven’t been around lately; I just wanted to let everyone know that I’m going on Christmas Break.  I should be back around the second week of January.  Stay updated!

— Allison

Update: Formal Prom Dress – Black Satin and Sparkles Dress

Here’s the semi-finished product of a project I’ve been working on for some time now.

This is the link to the original post on this dress: http://fireflycloset.com/formal-prom-dress-black-satin-and-sparkles-dress/

I’m not going to finish it completely until some time around May of 2015, because that’s when I’ll probably be wearing it and I want to make sure it fits right.  But I promised to keep you all updated, so here are a few pictures of how it’s gone!

Front:

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Side:

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Back:

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Top:

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Thanks to everyone who’s been following this project! I’ll put up pictures of the final thing when it’s finished.

— Alli

Ladies: Christmas Giveaway!

Hey, everyone!

So, I took a break over the weekend of Thanksgiving, and it stretched a bit longer than I meant it to.  I’ve been swamped! But I’m getting back underway and I should have some more updates to post in a day or two.  So sorry for leaving you all hanging!

On a different note, be sure to watch for my upcoming Christmas Giveaway!! This will be happening in about two weeks, with a name being drawn from my female subscribers for a chance to win this pair of elven ear cuffs!

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To the guys out there, I’m sorry I don’t have anything for you this year; I haven’t got this business up and running enough that I have anything to give to you.  But I’ll try my best to find something for you soon!

Please subscribe and stay updated!

Alli

 

UPDATE: The Red Crusaders – Silver Foam Armor (Women’s Breastplate)

Here’s a picture of the semi-finished armor! 😀 😀

This is the link to the previous post: http://fireflycloset.com/new-project-he-red-crusaders-silver-foam-armor-womens-breastplate/

It’s not quite finished, but the front was done and I just had to show you all.  It was so much fun to make, and turned out well for a first try!

(Both pictures are the same piece of armor; there was just different lighting in the two pictures.)

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— Allison

 

Formal Prom Dress – Black Satin and Sparkles Dress

So here’s a new project that I’ve got underway; making a knee-length formal dress.  It’s black.  It has an illusion top, a corset-style bodice with boning, and a short skirt, flared with tulle.

As always, here is the sketch I drew that I’m basing the project off of:

Front

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Back

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I may add black gemstones to the bodice, but we’ll see.  I’ll post more when it’s finished! Be sure to stay updated!

— Allison

UPDATE: Victorian Bolero – Red and Black Satin Bolero Shrug

So, as promised, here is the finished Victorian Bolero! I posted the idea on Firefly Closet a few days ago (here’s the link, if anyone missed it: http://fireflycloset.com/victorian-bolero-red-and-black-satin-bolero-shrug/ ) and I recently finished it.  There are a few mistakes, but for a first-try, it turned out very well.

$35.00 – price does not include the cost of shipping.

Here are some pictures.

Note: The black shirt I’m wearing beneath is not part of the actual bolero.

Here’s the front view; the bow is real.

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Here’s the side view…

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And the back view…

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And a close up of the sleeve cuff.  The buttons are fake, and the cuff hooks with two pairs of hook-and-eyes.

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And here are the original plans:

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Back –

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This project was so much fun! I hope to start another one soon; I’ll be sure to keep everyone updated with new developments!

New Project: The Red Crusaders – Silver foam armor (women’s breastplate)

Here’s a new project I’ve undertaken: making cosplay armor out of foam. It’s comfortable, light-weight, easy to wear, and it looks pretty realistic!

This time around, I’m making a woman’s breastplate.

Here are some of the supplies I used:

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 And here is the rough draft:

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I’ll update everyone on this project as soon as I get the chance! Stay posted!

— Allison

New Project: Victorian Bolero – Red and Black Satin Bolero Shrug

Here’s a pending design I’m going to start working on soon.  I’m going to make it from scrap fabric that I had lying around; we’ll see if I have enough to finish it!

Note: I’m not following a pattern.

Here’s the sketched idea I’ll be following –

Front:

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And finally, this is the pattern that inspired this jacket:

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I’ll keep everyone updated as the bolero progresses! I’ll be posting pictures as it goes along; be sure to follow it!

— Allison

Blue Fire – Blue and Silver Ear Cuffs

These stunning cuffs are both simple and beautiful, easy to wear and eye-catching.  The beads are an amazing shade of blue.

The cuff sits over your ear, secured by a wire that tucks under your ear lobe.  It can be pinched tighter or looser, depending on the size of your ear.

Note: Be careful not to bend the wire too much; it is wire, and it can break.

$25.00 – two cuffs included.  Price does not include shipping.

 

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Support – Dreaming Hobbit

Hey, everyone! I wanted to give a shout-out to my sister, Emily Tjaden, who’s been helping me with my website.  She’s a writer, and she has recently started her own website, “Dreaming Hobbit”, with tips and comments on writing.

http://dreaminghobbit.com/

Here’s the link.  If you have time and you’re interested in writing, would you check out her page and show her support? I’d suggest subscribing for more information!

— Allison