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Kristin Vinson
Artist | Professional | Varied
United States
Tiny Kitty of DOOM
The Kitty Who Says "WOOF!"
CrystalKittyCat

My Etsy Shop: Faire Treasures

Current Residence: Grand Prairie, Texas
Favourite genre of music: Industrial, Ethereal
Favourite photographer: Julia Margaret Cameron
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It's been a couple years since I even submitted a journal entry, so here we go. I've had my coffee this morning, though I'm not sure it has kicked in yet.

This coming weekend is the opening of Sherwood Forest Faire's eighth season. I've been desperately making stock for the past two months to have enough for what I hope is the best sales season yet. New colors of Rogue Capes, new colors of pintuck taffeta Renaissance Skirts in limited runs, new Ladies Chemises, and a huge batch of Pirate Hair Jewels in the works. My hand is bruised from using my wire cutters on fifty strands of PHJs yesterday, and I really wish I had padded gloves to help me out today. My goal is one hundred strands new stock in total. I have a few leftover from last year's August batch, which should bring me up to around 130 strands available for faire.

On my list of things that I wanted to get made but didn't:
Velveteen Mini Cloaks
Short Capes in wool, brocade, and linen
Men's Shirts
Men's Pirate Vests
Fleece Long Cloaks
Tattered Cuffs

I'll try to upload some of the pictures I've been posting to Instagram lately onto here, to show some of the signage we made using a laser cnc machine. That thing is amazing, and saves me so much time from having to woodburn 30-ish signs by hand. Though I plan to take my camera with me out to Sherwood, I have no idea if I'll be up for or if I'll have the time to go around and take some pictures. Here's hoping! I'll cut off here, still so much to do.
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Black and Ivory Renaissance Chemise
Aha hah hah hah.... so I started these in 2011. It's probably best that I didn't actually finish them in 2011, or anytime until this year, when I finally took getting some women's style shirts into my stock dead seriously.

This is one of three of this type of chemise that I'll have available on Etsy, and at any events I vend at if they don't sell online first. The body of the chemise is made of black cotton gauze, while the sleeves are a tattered lightweight polyester. I could actually see through it to my arms while in the sunlight. The pattern that I based this on gave some very different construction methods from what I actually used, and I'm so glad I waited until I decided on the methods I would use on one of my other styles I've been working on this year. I applied those construction techniques here to create the casings for the elastic in the neckline, empire waist, and the wrists. Less material used, lower cost of materials, and less time spent on it means I can price it more reasonably than I was originally figuring.

My interior seams are all finished to have a long lasting garment. I felt like a crazy person trying to get the sleeves to have a french seam, the material just kept slipping around while I was working on it. Patience ftw, I took my time, ironed a lot, ironed more, and went much slower running it through my sewing machine. The sleeves came out great! So the sleeve seams and the side seams of the body are all french seamed, while the underarm seam is double straight stitched, then zig-zagged.

I keep calling these Zombie Pirate Chemises to my sister, but of course they don't have to be worn just with a zombie theme. Or pirate theme. There are a dozen combinations you could do, even including some awesome Steampunk Mummy Hunter. (Yes I'm copying this same description on all three of these. Because I have *not* had enough caffeine to function well today.)

Soon to be in my Etsy shop: www.etsy.com/shop/CrystalKitty…
Faire Treasures website: www.fairetreasures.com
Faire Treasures facebook: www.facebook.com/FaireTreasure…
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Red and Black Renaissance Chemise
Aha hah hah hah.... so I started these in 2011. It's probably best that I didn't actually finish them in 2011, or anytime until this year, when I finally took getting some women's style shirts into my stock dead seriously.

This is one of three of this type of chemise that I'll have available on Etsy, and at any events I vend at if they don't sell online first. The body of the chemise is made of black cotton gauze, while the sleeves are a tattered lightweight polyester. I could actually see through it to my arms while in the sunlight. The pattern that I based this on gave some very different construction methods from what I actually used, and I'm so glad I waited until I decided on the methods I would use on one of my other styles I've been working on this year. I applied those construction techniques here to create the casings for the elastic in the neckline, empire waist, and the wrists. Less material used, lower cost of materials, and less time spent on it means I can price it more reasonably than I was originally figuring.

My interior seams are all finished to have a long lasting garment. I felt like a crazy person trying to get the sleeves to have a french seam, the material just kept slipping around while I was working on it. Patience ftw, I took my time, ironed a lot, ironed more, and went much slower running it through my sewing machine. The sleeves came out great! So the sleeve seams and the side seams of the body are all french seamed, while the underarm seam is double straight stitched, then zig-zagged.

I keep calling these Zombie Pirate Chemises to my sister, but of course they don't have to be worn just with a zombie theme. Or pirate theme. There are a dozen combinations you could do, even including some Bloody Mary awesomeness. (Yes I'm copying this same description on all three of these. Because I have *not* had enough caffeine to function well today.)

Soon to be in my Etsy shop: www.etsy.com/shop/CrystalKitty…
Faire Treasures website: www.fairetreasures.com
Faire Treasures facebook: www.facebook.com/FaireTreasure…
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Black and Silver Renaissance Chemise
Aha hah hah hah.... so I started these in 2011. It's probably best that I didn't actually finish them in 2011, or anytime until this year, when I finally took getting some women's style shirts into my stock dead seriously.

This is one of three of this type of chemise that I'll have available on Etsy, and at any events I vend at if they don't sell online first. The body of the chemise is made of black cotton gauze, while the sleeves are a tattered lightweight polyester. I could actually see through it to my arms while in the sunlight. The pattern that I based this on gave some very different construction methods from what I actually used, and I'm so glad I waited until I decided on the methods I would use on one of my other styles I've been working on this year. I applied those construction techniques here to create the casings for the elastic in the neckline, empire waist, and the wrists. Less material used, lower cost of materials, and less time spent on it means I can price it more reasonably than I was originally figuring.

My interior seams are all finished to have a long lasting garment. I felt like a crazy person trying to get the sleeves to have a french seam, the material just kept slipping around while I was working on it. Patience ftw, I took my time, ironed a lot, ironed more, and went much slower running it through my sewing machine. The sleeves came out great! So the sleeve seams and the side seams of the body are all french seamed, while the underarm seam is double straight stitched, then zig-zagged.

I keep calling these Zombie Pirate Chemises to my sister, but of course they don't have to be worn just with a zombie theme. Or pirate theme. There are a dozen combinations you could do, even including some awesome Cybergoth awesomeness. Renaissance styled Borg? Anywho. (Yes I'm copying this same description on all three of these. Because I have *not* had enough caffeine to function well today.)

Soon to be in my Etsy shop: www.etsy.com/shop/CrystalKitty…
Faire Treasures website: www.fairetreasures.com
Faire Treasures facebook: www.facebook.com/FaireTreasure…
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Brown Taffeta Steampunk Ruffle Skirt
Made from two-tone brown taffeta and wonderfully swishy! The first two of these I've made have already been sold to friends, so it is currently a made to order item. Overall this skirt is 40 inches in length and has a drawstring waistband to cinch down to size. The hem measures over 25 feet, and this style can fit over a hoop skirt.

Available in my Etsy shop : www.etsy.com/listing/485066904…
Faire Treasures website : www.fairetreasures.com
Faire Treasures Facebook : www.facebook.com/FaireTreasure…
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kubeti Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2016
thank you for llama.
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CrystalKittyCat Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2016  Professional General Artist
You're welcome! :meow:
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Thank You so much for llama! :icondragonhug:
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CrystalKittyCat Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2016  Professional General Artist
You're welcome! :ahoy:
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horrorshowfreak Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks for the badge.
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CrystalKittyCat Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2016  Professional General Artist
Quite welcome! :ahoy:
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JessieLovestheStars Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks for the llama. :)
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CrystalKittyCat Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2016  Professional General Artist
You're welcome! :ahoy:
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