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31  Wal-Mart Recon in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by tattooed_jen_ell on: July 31, 2007 06:48:11 AM
I don't know if this is exactly a recon...but I found this cool purse in walmart for $5. The only type of strap it had on it was a small wrist chain, so it was more of a clutch and not exactly my style. I like to throw it over my shoulder and go. I don't want to juggle my purse among other things while I am digging through sale racks. Here is the original:

So...with some pleather eyelet tape and red satin ribbon I added a shoulder strap. The bag had a zipper that went down the sides and under bottom with two zipper pulls on each end that had big rings and I used those to attach the strap like so.

Here is the full on finished thing:

Each end of the strap is machine sewn together and hidden on the underside of the eyelet tape. Now I just have to swap purses out and actually use it.
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32  Two T Recons in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by tattooed_jen_ell on: July 31, 2007 06:35:22 AM
Here is the first one. This was a tunic t that I never wore. The neck was funny and just not flattering. Here's a close up of the design.

I turned it into this halter using some fabric from another t that just so happened to match and my favorite A&E halter as my pattern. I couldn't get a good picture of it on me since I was being nice and not torturing my boyfriend by making him take a picture. The bottom is loose, flowy and comfy.

The next is my Jem shirt. I have had this for 2 or 3 years and could probably count on one hand how many times I wore it. I had already cut the neck out to make it more 80's and cute, but that just wasn't enough.

Here is a close up of the design.

...and using a plain back t i came up with this.

I might wind up doing something else with it...I don't know.

These were my first 2 recons using  a sewing machine. I have some t's I made into dresses. As soon as I get pics I will post. Laying them on the bed won't do them justice.
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