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BURNING MAN 2013

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Highlights from Burning Man 2013, mostly featuring stuff I made. Dana got on my case about posting pictures, so these are for her!

Hobo Death in random pants, made by Julianne

Jason’s long-time friend HOBO DEATH was really excited to get these leggings I made.

Starstuff Express, made by Julianne

The Starstuff Express is made from a 1982 Schwinn Collegiate.

A selection of glasses, made by Julianne

A selection of glasses I brought to the playa (this is not the full collection).

Jason's zipper mask, made by Julianne

My husband wearing his zipper mask.

zipper dust masks, Burning Man 2013, made by Julianne

I loved meeting clients on the playa!

 

Barbie bikini, made by Julianne

When I stepped onto the platform “Barbie Girl” started playing. I had walked off the art car to go see some friends in Black Rock Year Book.

Kayla sunset, made by Julianne

I gave Kayla the teal velvet bikini top that morning, and then we went on a ladies-only art car cruise (with mimosas!)

 There are lots more pictures to see!

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neon onesie, made by Julianne

My husband designed this neon fleece onesie and I sewed it up.

Goldfish on a rocketship, Burning Man 2013, made by Julianne

Goldfish on a rocketship

Goldfish on a rocketship, Burning Man 2013, made by Julianne

Goldfish on a rocketship

Gearhead

“Gearhead” was one of my favorite art pieces at Burning Man. The Sensatron is hiding behind the rocketship.

genie pants, Burning Man 2013, made by Julianne

Jason’s genie pants, sitting in the Sensatron driver’s seat

Which reminds me, one evening I was standing by Disorient as the lamplighters passed by. One lady shouted out “Hey Julianne! Come here!” She recognized me from my website! I didn’t know Melissa, but she had used my genie pants tutorial to make her own pair of pants. Another friend wound up meeting her a few days later. It was one of the coolest moments. Hi Melissa!

bodysuits, made by Julianne

Cosmo and I love our aqua bodysuits (mine is metallic and self-made)

Starstuff pendulum, made by Julianne

This pendulum was surrounded by large magnets in the ground, so you would be pulled back and forth. (picture from Maria Fomich)

zipper masks at Burning Man, made by Julianne

So many zipper dust masks in our camp! (photo by Jason)

Starstuff, made by Julianne

Squirt squirt!
(photo by Patrick Roddie)

Spiral crown and zipper mask, made by Julianne

Spiral crown and zipper mask
(photo by Patrick Roddie)

spiral galaxy cape, Burning Man 2013, made by Julianne

spiral galaxy cape

Disco Duck and Sensatron, made by Julianne

Disco Duck and Sensatron at the Man Burn

Sensatron, made by Julianne

Sitting on the Sensatron, waiting for the Man to burn, wearing my aqua bodysuit again (photo by Jason Siadek)

I’m so glad that there were so many great photographers out there. Thank you for documenting part of the experience!

Hopefully, at some point I’ll take more detailed shots of individual pieces. I just did not feel like posing for pictures most of the time when I was actually on the playa. It happens every year.

 

 

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ROYAL CUSTOM SEAT COVER

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I’m stash-busting my drafted posts, so even those this project is from 2010 it’s still new to you! And also, I still really like this design.

I really enjoyed doing this seat cover for a client of Villy Customs. Ms. Regan Carlile was so specific as to what she wanted that I knew if I could deliver she’d be pleased as pie. My favorite part was that she requested “cognac” colored siding… Cognac colored lycra?! What’s not to love?

custom bike seat cover, made by Julianne

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I even got some gold and brown elastic for the underside of the cover.

Fleetwood did a great job making another beautiful cruiser, and I’m glad to be a part of this project.

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CARD HOLDERS AND UPDATES

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This past weekend I went to Sew LA‘s party for Gertie‘s Guide to Sewing book. It was nice to chat with like-minded sewing ladies, and I certainly enjoyed the homemade cherry pie and rum punch!

Julianne and Gertie signed Gertie book

Of course, Gertie was perfectly charming! She signed my book, and even kept my Sharpie. Technically it was my husband’s Sharpie, so it’s all good. (He is looking over my shoulder as I type this).

Also this weekend, Craftster announced their Best Projects of 2012, and my rainbow wedding boots were chosen! I can’t wait to share the rest of the wedding clothes with everyone; I’m just dragging my feet on organizing all the photos.

I’ve been working on lots of small projects lately, and I don’t really feel like patching holes makes for an interesting blog post. But I did spend several days making all these card holders for Villy Customs. The idea is that when passers-by admire the awesome cruiser they can help themselves to a business card.

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vinyl card holders, made by Julianne

I made 50 total! The vinyl packs attach to the spokes with elastic and velcro, which is easy to use and durable for rides. I’ve been testing the design out on my own bike. It’s a more sophisticated version of putting baseball cards in your spokes!

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VITAMIN SHOPPE BIKE

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I’ve been working with Fleetwood at Villy Customs for a couple years now, helping to make his custom cruisers a little more specialized! The bikes are always so gorgeous, and it’s been great to be a part of his company’s growth. I make so many covers for him that I usually don’t post, but I thought this bike for Vitamin Shoppe was worth sharing.

vitaminshoppe

vitamin shoppe custom bike

That headbadge is gorgeous! And I love the yellow tires. Bet you want your own custom bike now!

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FLEUR DE LOVE BIKE SEAT COVERS

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I made this post back in March of 2011! The only reason I can imagine that it wasn’t published is because I was waiting for Maria to actually get her seat, and then it just kinda got lost. But it still counts as something I made!

I decided one day to make a new seat cover for my friend Maria, and then I decided to make a new one for myself, and then I figured that while I was at it I might as well make a third, so voila!

Fleur de love seat cover Fleur de love Maria detail

I originally came up with this design on the first seat cover I ever made, which was sadly stolen along with the bike it was on last summer. This rendition was enhanced by the liberal application of red and pink glitter, just on the heart, which involved planning out the order of the layers very carefully, and I just love the way it turned out.

Fleur de love seat detail Fleur de love seat cover

Maria’s went off to New Orleans for her birthday, albeit 2 weeks late. She loaned us her bright green cruiser for a couple weeks while we were in town, so I kept her bike in mind while working on her cover. I’m riding around on the cover with the teal sides, and it’s just perfect for my bike. The seat with the blue sides was available in my Etsy shop.

I know that fleur de lis aren’t very popular out here in Los Angeles, but I enjoy the connection I still get to my city by painting our symbol.


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ELECTRIC CANDY

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As awesome as this top looks on me, I actually designed it for a flamboyant gay man wearing fur boots at a rave.

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THIS SHIRT WAS MADE FOR A RAVE!

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Now when I brought it to work Jordan told me she could see 13 year old girls buying it at the mall, but that’s fine too.

This fabric is so cool! Neon pink mesh with more stretch than you know what to do with, elastic trim at the neck, arm, and bottom, topped off by a bright gold zipper! I’m wearing a tank top for the pictures, but it looks especially awesome with nothing underneath. It’s pure psychedelic psex! You can find it in my Etsy shop.

On a personal note, I’m getting a little batty with all this awesome sewing. I can’t look at a fabric without seeing leggings, and between designing, cutting, sewing, photographing, and posting all of these beautiful things I love to make I haven’t had time to make a single thing for myself, and less than 2 months till the burn! Not that I’m complaining, because I really love what I’m doing, but at some point I need to make a costume for myself!

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