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11  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Strapless to Striped Prom Dress on: April 27, 2010 03:21:51 AM
So I decided to try to make my daughters dress this time. With her in school and working and me waiting til the last minute to decide how I was going to do it, ( I like to change my mind every 5 minutes Undecided) I ended up doing the whole thing the day before Prom and then hurry up and fit it like an hour before they left for the evening. I also decided that his tie needed to match since he is the one who loves Hot Pink. LOL
So I started with this dress she had hanging in her closet that was a handme down from a friend.

Close up of before dress...
  
And the after photos....

Of course it had to be a rainy day for Prom.....


This is the dress that was the inspiration for the final product unfortunetly I didn't get the skirt part done. They were both happy with the outcome and got lots of comments on the dress and the tie. Everyone wanted to know where they found a tie to match and were surprized when she told them her mom made it. They said "Wow Cool!" I guess that's the best compliment a mom can ask for when teenagers think something is Cool!
12  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: ugly XL thrift shoppe polo=killer skirt!!! on: July 06, 2009 06:32:10 AM
I agree. Too much pattern for a shirt. Just enough pattern for the skirt. Very cute. A nice coral (or is it orange?) color halter top might be nice.
13  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Re-re-constructed Jeans on: February 17, 2009 02:18:33 AM
Much cuter as shorts! But then again I'm not much for capris myself.
14  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / backsack on: February 04, 2009 05:42:16 AM
My son needed a backsack to carry his wrestling gear in. The one he had (cheap feebie from a ballgame this summer) was a little too small for all the gear (shoes, knee pads, headgear...etc.) and was starting to fall apart. I found the fabric at joann's in the remnant bin. The fabric was heavy enough ( trouser type) that I didn't have to line it so I just zigzagged the raw edges. $3-$4 dollars total for the whole bag, rather than $15 the school wanted for one, and he'll be able to find his faster in the huge pile of bags after practice or meets. The bag measures 18"w x 22"h.

bag stuffed with wrestling gear.

bag  cinched up.

close up of skully fabric (the skulls were shiny sorry for the blurr)

He thought it was pretty neat. (aww... SaWeet! actually) Cool
15  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Fedoras + Feathers on: December 30, 2008 02:46:23 AM
These are sweeet! I would love to be able to make something like this. Not that I would wear one but they are really neat. Great work! did you use a pattern or just make it up on your own?
16  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Fish Bone Messenger on: November 03, 2008 12:37:56 AM
Thanks,
I found the fish pic on the web, blew it up and used freezer paper to make a stencil and painted it on. 
17  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Fish Bone Messenger on: November 02, 2008 12:20:55 PM
So I made this bag for my 14yr old son. He's into skulls which most teenagers are around here, and since our last name is "Fish" I used fish bones for the front. I took bits and pieces from his old backpack and the rest is just scraps I had. At least everyone will know who's bag it is. It's "Fishy's".
Well on to the pics hope ya like.
Pockets under the flap
inside pockets taken from the inside of the backpack.
Last one to show size and close up of fish.
18  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / My Big/Little "Monster" on: November 02, 2008 11:11:50 AM
Here is my Monster. I got the idea while sitting in my breakroom at work. A couple of the guys drink these things every night. My 14yr old also likes them but I don't like him to drink them. All I did was buy 2 small hula hoops grabbed a couple of large pieces of cardboard for the can top from work, 3yrds of black material from wally world, duct tape, a roll of silver wrapping paper to cover the cardboard and neon green and yellow paint for the M and pop top. I didn't get all of the details I would have liked to have gotten done before the big night but I didn't start it until Halloween morning. My son loved it and he got alot of comments when he went out that night. On to the pics.



19  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: My New Favorite Pattern on: August 30, 2008 04:16:32 AM
OMG!  Shocked
That second bag looks just like the wallpaper that was on the living room walls of the 1st little house I was renting right out of high school in the 80's. Imagine this pattern on all four walls with rusty orange shag carpet.
It looks soooooo much better as a bag.

20  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Chocolate & Cream Prototype on: August 30, 2008 03:58:10 AM
Yes the angle is the key for a wider bottom, and narrow top. I love this pattern because you can alter it so easily. Just by changing where you place the straps you have a totally different style bag. Just use you imagination. (mine is going bonkers while my shoulder is healing, shh... don't tell my DR. that I'm trying to sew all ready!) Lips sealed
Ha! just now typing this reply I got a new idea on how to alter the pattern for a totally new bag.
I smell a new prototype!
Hint: I'm thinking gathers
 
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