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201  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Variation on "Hurry Up" dress...actually a jumper ("contraption" pic added) on: February 18, 2008 04:45:04 PM
So along the lines of this dress...

This isn't actually a flannel shirt, just heavy cotton with a pretty loose weave.


Instead of using the whole sleeve and gathering it for the bodice, I just used half and kept it flat:


I liked it this way but then got obsessed (in the middle of the night, as usual) with getting some blue onto it...don't ask me why, but I like it Smiley


The ruffle on the bottom is attached and the way I made it go up the front, I think, truly qualifies as a contraption! I probably should have just made a separate skirt. Oh well.
The contraption:
202  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Biker Babe Shirt on: February 18, 2008 11:00:42 AM
I'm actually going to my first rally in Texas in June! So excited!!


That is so great! I just looked at your profile...are you riding there from Santa Fe? That will be so beautiful. (my best friend lives in Santa Fe, I love it there).
What do you ride?
203  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Hot Dish! [Shirtless Cowboy Edition]-UPDATED on: February 18, 2008 09:14:42 AM
Attitude is everything, Honey, and I'm likin' yours Wink
Love your stuff.
204  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Cropped hoodie and denim skirt on: February 17, 2008 04:31:05 PM
Well done, and they look fantastic on you!
205  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: So simple yet I'm just tickled with this sweater...Tutorial added per reques on: February 17, 2008 12:30:16 PM
Thanks, Shroomama! I've been out in my studio all morning and just stopped for lunch... I'm "scary-hungry" as we call it around here Wink Your kind words make me want to get back out there!
206  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Biker Babe Shirt on: February 17, 2008 10:11:34 AM
The fact that you took a significant event in your life and turned it into a useful and appreciated gift for someone so significant in your life is pretty damn inspiring! 
I really appreciate the thoughtful way you put that. Thank you, MistressT.

I love the embroidery, especially for your hair and the bike details. 
Ya, I got a kick out of concentrating on the details like my V-Twin engine, the cut of the pipes, and the braided cables (kind of hard to see here). Thanks!

Drive carefully!!!
Thanks kahlan, "keep the rubber side down!"
207  NEEDLEWORK / Sublime Stitching Embroidery / Re: Days of the Week Tea Towels on: February 17, 2008 09:44:38 AM
Way too darn frickin' cute! I love them! (blatant rip-off in my future Wink)
208  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Biker Babe Shirt on: February 17, 2008 09:38:31 AM
My husband has been riding motorcycles for about 40 years. Last year I surprised him and learned how to ride myself. He was ecstatic Shocked He told me that he wanted to get a tee shirt printed with the sentiment expressed on the shirt below. (the B-word being the understood term among bikers for the person who rides on the back).

Well, I did him one better! My daughter took a few pictures of me on my bike and I blew them up on a photocopier. Then I drew over the copy with an iron-on transfer pencil (with a few enhancements) and transfered my design to muslin. After I finished embroidering I used Wonder Under and a zig-zag stitch to put it on to a nice black shirt. I gave it to him for Christmas and he absolutely loves it.

I had so much fun doing the embroidery. It had been years since I'd done any. What a wonderfully satisfying craft! Glad I have a place to share cuz I'm pretty darn proud of it Grin


209  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Of Montreal shirt, reconstructed on: February 17, 2008 08:34:14 AM
 Grin Hee Hee, What a happy accident!
210  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Shirt just in time for Valentine's on: February 15, 2008 07:15:21 AM
This is adorable. You deserve a ton of credit for originality. The tie around the bottom gives it that little something extra! It works great. Congratulations Grin
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