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211  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: first post evar. plaid jacket on: January 26, 2008 08:49:36 AM
That looks great. Shocked
I love your comments about Coldwater Creek. It's so true. The quality is wonderful and some of the fabrics are so tempting but the styles! Oy! I feel like I'm being tricked into dressing like an old lady!
The covered buttons will be darling. I love your baby-doll pleats so I'd forgo the welt pockets for now, too distracting, and opt for putting pockets with light weight fabric into the side seams.
Rock on, Sista!
212  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Oatmeal daniela on: January 25, 2008 08:43:04 PM
Absolutely brilliant! I'm making one tomorrow!
213  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Oh No Please! Not another Hoodie! on: January 25, 2008 05:18:28 PM
Hey y'all,
If you seriously want to know how I got to have this fabola job just send me a pm and I'll gladly tell it all to you.
xo
214  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: old guy sweater into a hat on: January 25, 2008 04:31:27 PM
The brim is a GREAT original twist. Love it Cheesy
215  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: A shirt from well... a shirt on: January 25, 2008 08:48:11 AM
Thanks for your comments, everyone.
I cut the sleeves off and cut up the sides of the original shirt. Then I just laid it flat and used the body of the shirt as if it were yardage, lining up the neckline of the pattern piece with the button placket. I slid the sleeve pattern piece down the shirt sleeve to the place where the width was right and cut the new sleeve top there so it would fit in the new shoulder. After I put the front of the shirt together, I cut the back piece to match the length of the front (shorter than the pattern indicated) so I could use the original shirt hem.
Hope this helps. Let me know if you have any more questions. Smiley
P.S. Don't forget to eliminate the seam allowances where you won't be needing them. In this case: the sleeve seam and the center front where a facing would have gone.
216  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / A shirt from well... a shirt on: January 25, 2008 07:53:55 AM
Not a lot of explanation needed here, I imagine. I used a pattern (Simplicity 5479 from 2003) and incorporated some elements of the original men's dress shirt into the new one (placket, hem, cuffs...). Kinda fun. I'm looking forward to really going nuts with the concept but this was just kind of a slap-it-together endevor. Wink

before:


after:


detail:

217  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Oh No Please! Not another Hoodie! on: January 25, 2008 07:29:17 AM
Thanks Ribble-icious,
I just took an old pull-over sweatshirt and used it as a pattern adding about an inch and a half to the back. I lined up the front edges because I used the skirt hem for that side. I would have added fabric there, too, obviously, if I'd needed to hem it.



If you look at the side view picture with the hood up (above) you'll see there is a gusset at the bottom front of the hood. That's because it didn't reach center front as it should have. Next time I'll measure the neck opening first and pivot the bottom of the hood pattern back enough so the hood reaches all the way around to the center front. Love learning from those mistakes!
218  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Oh No Please! Not another Hoodie! on: January 24, 2008 08:26:05 PM
Oh good! I just bought 50 old ties on eBay! And I have just got to see what a "toothbrush bracelet" looks like. I'm crackin' up over here Cheesy
Thanks!
219  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Oh No Please! Not another Hoodie! on: January 24, 2008 07:51:17 PM
Yes, it's another hoodie. Inspired by MEZZI'S FABULOUS HOODIE TUTORIAL

So this is what's up. I'm a fiber arts teacher at an elementary school. I teach knitting, crochet, spinning, embroidery, sewing, etc, to 1st through 8th graders. I'm getting ready to teach a Reconstructed Clothing class to my 8th graders and I'm ridiculously excited about it, so I'm coming up with some before/after samples to get their creative juices flowing. If any of your have some ideas that might appeal the that age group (I'm almost 50) I'd love some guidance.

I have no idea if this is even cute but here it is:

before stuff


and after:




(Please don't tell me the "Gotcha+" is some house-brand of Wal-Mart Tongue)
220  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Waste-not bubble dress and skirt on: January 24, 2008 04:36:53 PM
pipsqueakpirate,
The band around the bottom is just slightly bigger around than the band around the top. I gathered up the bottom of the skirt to fit the width of the band and sewed it together. Since the skirt is flared it gives it the bubblyness. Let me know if you need a better explanation. Thanks for the feedback, Everyone. Smiley   
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