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DIY: Scarves That Detect When You’re Loved One is Near

Mr. ArduinoFun has posted a really great tutorial for the electronic seamstress on Instructables. The concept, based Ethan Dicks from theFusefactory.org's emergent Sheep Sculpture project, is a scarf that detects when you are near your loved one.

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DIY: Make A Fashionable iPOD Controlling Evening Dress

I am loving this sexy silk dress from Aniomagic. Not only is it pretty, but just a swing of the train controls a hidden iPod. It may look hard to make, but it's EASY! Aniomagic sells everything and has the directions up on their site and on instructables. Go ahead and turn that LBD into the next glamtronic super machine!

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Mommy Cast Interviews Alison Lewis about Switch Craft

I had a chance to talk to Paige from MommyCast.com about the innovative projects from SwitchCraft and iHeartSwitch. You can watch our chat in the video below. (Hint: Don't miss bloopers at the end!)

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Lighted Wedding Dress

Photography by Michael SinterniklaasPhotography by Michael Sinterniklaas

Aloha! I am posting from the beautiful island of Kauai today where I am celebrating the wedding of my friends Julia Howe and Dekker Dryer. Julia came to me a few months ago and asked me to design her wedding dress with one special feature, it had to light up. Of course, I jumped at the chance to make a lighed wedding dress!

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Rihanna Shows off her Laser Shoulder Pads at the 2009 AMA's

What goes with an outfit made out of white leather straps? Laser shooting shoulder pads, of course!

If you missed Rihanna's performance of "Wait Your Turn" at the 2009 AMA's you can see the video on YouTube.

Photo via: SingersRoom

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The road to collaborative fashion design

Tonight at 6.30 PM EST Benedikta and Nora of BurdaStyle.com are giving a talk in the “Networked Design” Series at Parsons, organized by the ASS Graphic Design department. The talk will be on “The road to collaborative fashion design." Don't miss it! If your not able to pass by? Watch the live stream of the event.

Find out more information here

BurdaStyle is a stylish open source community website with free fashion patterns, examples, and contests for people who sew. There is a very supportive member community and for inspiration be sure to see the member uploaded photos.

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DIY: Light Up Dandelion Costume as seen on Martha Stewart Show!

(Above: My dog, Mojo, wearing the dandelion costume!)

Before you start, you need to know where to get the fiber optics.

You can find fiber optics in lamps like this one on Amazon, or this ready made decorating light kit, or you can buy a spool from a supplier like JFMagic.com.

[NOTE: If you buy the ready made light kit you can skip how to make a fiber optic bundle, because its done for you. Just know that you'll need to cut your red and black wires and reconnect them later.]

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Reflective Lace for Stylish Cyclists and Road Warriors

You can look good and be safe with Reflective Lace by Elena Corchero of Lost Values. This is lace "for the fashion conscious cyclist who wants to be seen as well as noticed!"

Like it? You can purchase this lovely safety notion at her online store for £22.00. 

Via: Craftzine

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Reader Project: Tom Biro's Gadget Gloves

I found Tom's project on Flickr by total accident. Apparently, he was sent the link on how to make the gadget gloves and made two pairs for Christmas last year.

Tom ran into a bit of a snare with the sewing. This is because it is harder to sew a perfect straight line when you have knited gloves. With knitted gloves you can do a series of knots to make a little ball of thread at the end of your finger instead of the straight stitches suggested in the tutorial. 

Great job Tom. I know you have some thread left over, so get to making some for this year too! 

 

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Project Runway becomes Wii Game

 

'Project Runway' will become a Wii game. "Atari Inc. is developing a video game based on the popular reality TV
fashion competition. The game, set for release next year, will cast players as aspiring fashion designers tasked with creating designs and outfitting models. 

Gamers will then be able to showcase their virtual fashions while walking down a catwalk using the Wii Balance Board controller. "

A major video gaming company working with fashion is not necessarily news; there are many games with fashion design such as Sims and Second Life and who doesn't love Sorority Life on Facebook? However, taking on the fashion powerhouse that is Project Runway is something altogether different. I look forward to seeing this project unfold, more to come...

- Via Associated Press and Project Rungay on Facebook

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