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Bao Yukata : Spring Dreams by taeliac Bao Yukata : Spring Dreams by taeliac
About two weeks ago, I found out about an awesome fabric printing service called FabricOnDemand.com, and wanted to try it out. And, of course, I can't just do something easy, no, that would make too much sense, so I decided to re-draft my Pipos Bao yukata pattern digitally (keeping it to the exact size was nigh impossible, but it worked after a while!) and then color the various pattern pieces in using Photoshop, and test it out!

So, basically, what this is is my Pipos kimono pattern that is printed right onto the fabric, pattern and all. Yep, that's right. All you do is cut out the outline, and, if the pattern isn't too dark (hence the white kimono base as a test) you'll even have your stitching line marked right on the cotton!

After it's cut out, you can kind of see the stitching line on the fabric (it's in a very light gray), and then you just make sure everything is lined up (this way, you know that the seam allowance is dead on if you just cut carefully along the outer line) and sew slightly inside of the seam line, to hide it!

How friggin' cool is that?

Is this something you'd be interested in, if you own larger BJD's or even something like American Girl dolls? Because I'd totally just love to make patterns, and design the fabric (so it's completely an original design!) and have it printed, and basically sell these as kits (in this case, including the various ribbons).

I'm trying my very best, for this pattern, at least, to keep it under $25 for the kits (out of cotton - I did get a sample made out of satin, too, that I'm waiting to sew together!) :D

I'm just looking for an excuse to make more doll patterns, can't you tell?

I hope you all love them! I will try to have this design in particular up in my Etsy store by the end of the weekend.

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2009 Taeliac Studio - BeAnime.com
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MagicBunni Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG, that Boa is gorgeous! I wish I had one!
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dollmaker88 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
that sounds so fricking cool.

i must check them out.
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taeliac Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Definitely do! Especially for doll-sized bits, it's really handy!
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Ringo-amai Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2009
Fabricondemand sounds like a dream come true! But how expensive is it?
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taeliac Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Well, not too bad, considering that it's custom printed :D Cotton is something like $18/yard when not on sale, and they go up from there...
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Ringo-amai Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2009
yesh... maybe i should get better at sewing... i've kind'a strayed from it for a few months and now i ruin everything...
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taeliac Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Aww... if it helps, I always go through those periods where everything seems to be a mess :hug: I just got over one of those, actually - just keep through it, or do something else arty for a while, and it does your brain wonders :hug:
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Ringo-amai Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2009
yep! I've been doing that for a while...
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Vashtastic Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009   Digital Artist
freaking awesome! and i looooooooove it! you need to make the face like a mask lol
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taeliac Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
:lmao: I really want to, I'm just too afraid to try to cast this guys face... I'm afraid either the silicone is going to leak all over (happens a lot lately!) or it'll damage it or something *whines*

I'm gonna try one of these days, though!~
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