I got these really cool Mexican Loteria cards (those bingo cards with the cool art, and they have little pictures of stuff like "el borracho" and "la dama"), but I don't have any cool ideas of stuff to do with them. Does anyone have any suggestions?
I just got a new penpal, and I need some ideas of easy stuff to make to send her. I had some ideas, but a couple fell through, as I have limited funds, so I need a couple more. What have you guys sent in the past, or do you have any ideas?
I have used iron-ons for years, and they normally turn out well. Recently, I bought a pack of Avery transfers, like I usually do, and I got a couple of tshirts in a package from Family Dollar, which I usually don't. There's a new one in our tiny town. Anyhow, I washed/dried the shirts, then put the transfer on. I let it cool for a while, then put it in the washing machine/dryer so I could wear it.
When I took it out of the washing machine, the iron-on image was DESTROYED!!!! I can wear the shirt to bed, so its not a total loss, but man, it looks like a hurricane threw up on it. Maybe it's because of the cheap t-shirts? Maybe the cruddy material didn't hold the iron-on?
I've been sick lately and pretty much bed and couch ridden, and that gets very old, so I thought I would sew to keep my mind off of how bad I felt. All of them have zippers in the back. I used New Look pattern 6345. I got it at Wal-Mart for $2.74. I was supposed to use eyes and hooks, but I don't like those, so I didn't, and the zipper works just as well on its own.
This skirt I actually made last week, before I got sick. I got the fabric at Wal-Mart in the clearance bin. I don't know why my navel looks so icky here. It's not that gross, I promise.
I had a really cute White Stripes tshirt that I wore once and it shrank when I washed it, and was too short. I don't like tummy bearing shirts. I was driving in the Houston sun and thought about going swimming. I came up with an idea to make a cool new swimsuit top.
Here is the tshirt before. I pulled it down right before I took this photo so it wouldn't show my well-endowed tummy.
I made these capri pants a couple of months ago. This was my first trouser reconstruction, so um, it's kinda crappy, but I like it. I saw some really cute pants similar to these at Wet Seal, but in my opinion, their regular prices are far too outrageous. Plus, they only had larger sizes and the pants didn't have belt loops. Here is my version that I think turned out even better than the ones in the store.
Basically, I took a pair of my grandfather's old dress pants that were too small for him. He's had these things since before I was born, and I'm 28. I cut the waistband off and made long stitches with bright yellow embroidery thread all around.
Here is a closeup of the cuff. It is a bit crooked, actually, but I kinda like it that way. It gives them character. And they are supposed to be freyed. I cut the bottoms of the legs off and resewed them to make the cuffs. I cut the part of the leg that I cut off so that I could make a thick cuff at the bottom and sew it on. I sewed them on with regular thread and made long stitches with yellow embroidery thread.
I know that there are thousands upon thousands of skirt posts, but I'm gonna add to the list. I made three skirts and wanted to post them. A girl can NEVER have too many skirts, especially in Texas where it gets 2,598,745 degrees in the summer.
This is my first attempt at a pillowcase skirt. This is a very old pillowcase and I will probably go straight to hell for cutting it up, as it's been in the family for a couple of generations, but hell, no one was using it, and my granny said I could cut it up so I did. The problem I had with it was that it would fit fine around my waist, but not around my legs and booty, so I had to take some material from another pillowcase of the same color and add about an inch to the side. This made it WAAAY too big in the waist, so I'm working on that. I really love the detail at the bottom. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v181/TheWrongGirl/TheWrongGirl/Pillowcaseskirt.jpg
I am a complete crack smoker. I had my photos for my adaptable shoes on photobucket, hosted there, and for some reason, I deleted them. So, of course, they aren't here anymore. I got a couple of messages requesting that I put them back up, so here they are:
I went shoe shopping recently with my friend and saw the cutest shoes! They were flat round toed shoes that are so popular now, and they had a cute little button at the top outside of each shoe. They were about $35, but I'm really frugal, and can't justify paying that much for a pair of shoes unless they are REALLY something. I was really tempted, but then realized that I only have one outfit that would go with the shoes. While I think matching is overrated, my job doesn't, and so I have to match. Bleh.
I started thinking and decided I could make my own shoes like that, AND make it so that I could change the button. I went to Payless and got a pair of flat black round toed shoes.