Saturday, July 24, 2010

How to make Kigurumi

Hi ladies!

Remeber YEARS ago I said I would get around to making a how to make a Kigurumi

Yeah... like... GANGURO days??

It has been years now! But even though it may not be popular street wear anymore... nor should it have been in the first place! It would be great for lounging around at home or for a fun when staying over your friend's house!

So sitting here tonight, I remembered that I was going to show you how to make one. I made a batch of 6 children size ones for a play. They were all sheep and cow ones! I couldn't do a video on that because then none of you grown up girls would have been able to fit the measurements! And I think the mums would have felt weird about me filming too haha!!

ANYWAY! Gosh I type too much!

I found this GREAT video on youtube on how to make them!

So, I won't be making my video on this since there is no point having two videos with the exact same techniques haha!! Besides, I think these girls did really well and deserve more views for their hard work!

Here are the links!

Part 1


This is the end result from their video:

Looks like they're professionally made, huh?

Oh! And the great thing about this is its hard to mess up! Because it doesn't have to be fitting, it is baggy and loose. So even if you make a mistake, it would be hard to spot!

Good luck!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Making a Scrunchy Belt and a little bitch session

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Just a quick note if you want to save when making this.

As you all may know, I have been fairly irritated and annoyed with my local fabric store. It is one of those major retailers and suppliers of crafting and sewing stuff, so everyone goes there to buy stuff and they jack up the prices so ridiculously because people don't know where else to go that is a cheaper option.

If I wanted a cheaper option, I'd have to drive an hour to a massive warehouse-kind-of place run by Vietnamese people. Which I actually would rather do that now.

Yes, bitch bitch blah blah.

To my point.

Lets compare prices of this major store to this run-down cheapo Asian store (in terms of making a belt):

Major Store
Fabric $10 per meter
Thick elastic $12 per meter
Clasp $9 each
Total: $31

Asian Store
Fabric $6 per meter
Thick elastic $7 per meter
Clasp $4 each
Total: $17

Wow, I am really disappointed in major retailers. Greedy people.

The thing about the Asian store is you have to be very stern with them. Because their prices are so low, they try to make you buy more than you actually need.

The little Vietnamese lady was really trying to make me buy more elastic. I told her I knew what I was doing but she really insisted I buy more and gave really lame reasons.

But even if I did buy those few extra centimeters, my total still would not have added up to that ridiculous amount from the major store!

To think I almost spent $30 to MAKE my own belt when I could just buy it!!

(Mind you, I made two belts with all I bought from the Asian store, so $8.50 each!!)

Isn't the point of making your own clothes and accessories meant to be because it is cheaper than buying from store?

I don't know, I feel like I'm beginning a campaign to lower prices in fabric stores to encourage more creativity and individuality.

Haha... sewing... homemade... now I sound like a hippie.

Anyway, my point is, research before you buy.

Look up your phone book and see what other stores are around and go and have a look to see if they're cheaper.

Good luck and happy hunting!