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Yukiclothing.com is finally up and running (again)

After much fiddling around with different settings the last couple of days, yukiclothing.com is finally up and running again! And this time it is set to be my primary domain which means you will be directed here if you visit my wordpress site. Hopefully these changes will have a positive effect on how Google index the blog :)

It recently came to my attention that readers who aren’t logged in to wordpress are shown some random ads here and there. I’ve taken care of that issue as well so please enjoy YukiClothing – now free of ads!


Wedding Dress – Almost Finished!

Almost finished!

Almost finished!

Again, quite a lot has happened since my last wedding dress update. Researching and buying my new sewing machine took a considerable amount of time but I’ve still managed to do quite a bit of work on the dress.

  • Hand sewed the rest of the neckline
  • Fixed some seams in the draping in the front that I wasn’t satisfied with
  • Attaching the last two layers of the skirt
  • Hand sewed the two upper skirt layers to the zipper
  • Closed each skirt with a french seam below the zipper
  • Made the waistband and attached it to the dress with a few stitches here and there.
  • Cut off some excess fabric at the bottom
Detailed view of the inside of the neckline. Notice the two seams needed to keep it in check.

Detailed view of the inside of the neckline. Notice the two seams needed to keep it in check.

To finish the neckline, I basically had to hand sew it twice. The first seam was needed to force the silk chiffon to simply stay in place. Since I wanted the “zig-zag” pattern to be prominent, I had to stretch the fabric around the edge before securing it. The tension then caused the neckline to tilt out from the body. The tilting was fixed by stretching the fabric even further and then securing it with the second seam.

Attaching the last to layers and sewing them to the zipper wasn’t very hard, only time-consuming :) One interesting detail worth mentioning was the french seam below the zipper. It was a bit tricky and required a bit of hand sewing closest to the zipper but the result was pretty nice. Think I’m gonna post a guide on that when I can prepare some clear how-to pictures.

Now all that’s left to do is hand sewing the bottom hem. Just 9m to go, then it’s completely finished :D

Last but not least, the back of the dress!

Last but not least, the back of the dress!


Hen night

Last weekend, my friends dressed me up and dragged me out for an amazing hen night :) For those of you who couldn’t make it, here’s a picture of me as a… ninja princess!

I was given a quest worthy of a real hero! The local park was infested with evil balloons that threatened the peaceful life of the citizens.  Equipped with my epic wooden sword of righteousness, I was to head out and take out the evildoers. It was a tough quest but in the end I stood victorious and the city lived to see another morning.

Damn I’m so inconspicuous with my tiara :D


The beginning

What better to celebrate the first post in my blog than presenting the newest addition to the family? Meet Jenny, my new dressform! One might think that she’s a bit shy and doesn’t fancy being naked but that’s not really the case (a bra but no undies, what is this? Duckburg?). No the fact is, she’s a bit upset about the size of her breasts and I don’t what her to go through plastic surgery so I let her borrow one of my bras. (Oh, and the thing at her waist line is one of my current projects. It’ll be a nice steampunk inspired skirt when it’s finished)

I’ve only had Jenny for about 2 weeks and so far I’m quite happy with her. If you disregard the boob issue, she’s really adjustable (~36-42) and that range should be good enough for both me and my friends. Could I change something, I think it would be the amount of padding. At the moment I need to stick in the needles sideways. It would be pretty neat to be able to just shove needles in her like she’s some voodoo-doll. This girl needs more body fat!

Jenny the dressform