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1  First try at a fascinator in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by Sarah_ on: September 13, 2010 01:26:47 PM
So I got a new glue gun that I really like and I wanted to use it for something. Also I was browsing Craftster and I wanted something to post, haha. Fascinators are really straightforward. It turned out kind of crappy and I don't have much decorating it, but it does its job.



Sorry for the stupid face. Thanks for looking.
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2  Ruffly Zebra Skirt to...Ruffly Zebra Purse! in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by Sarah_ on: April 16, 2010 05:17:13 PM
Hallo. Had a skirt I never wore 'cause it was a lot shorter than I fancy on myself. Hemmed up the bottom, removed the zipper and sewed up the space where it used to be. Then I added some simple straps. Ta-da!

Before:



After:



If you're a chubby bunny like me, this will make a big purse.

Tried to get an action shot but it just wasn't working today. Thanks for looking!
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3  $5 gingham dress to skirt and top combo (img fat) in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by Sarah_ on: November 08, 2009 09:45:07 PM
I bought a dress for five dollars because I liked the fabric but basically nothing else. The skirt was too short and poofed where I didn't want it.


As an added note, the dress is extremely busty and I haven't decided how I want to fix it yet, so please bear with the photos.





Before:
(Sorry, I don't have a full length mirror or anyone to take photographs of me.)




First I separated the top and the bottom, like so:


Then I took an old tank I didn't like and attached it to the top, thusly:


After I'd done that, I started screaming because the tank was much larger than the gingham bit and I had already pinned it and had to resize first, shown here:


After:



Quite a simple recon but it took me forever and it's all wonky under the tits 'cause I cut it funny. I think i'll cover up where I've sewn with some lace or something.
Anyway, thanks for looking.
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4  Green Skull Tote in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by Sarah_ on: August 24, 2009 02:46:01 AM
So I made this purse. It took me way longer than it should've and I didn't take the time to hem everything properly so it's a big ragged on the inside but other than that I like it.



Haven't ironed the straps yet so they look poofy. I just wanted it done, haha. First proper purse. I like totes.

Thanks for looking.
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5  What should I do with my ceramic head? in Pottery, Ceramics, etc: Discussion and Questions by Sarah_ on: August 20, 2009 11:58:43 PM
I was bored one day in ceramics and made a face. When it was done I used a sponge to paint a greenish tinge to him to make him look sort of moldy, but now I don't like it. I would gladly keep it as a paperweight but I don't know how to paint him.

Anyone got any ideas of what they'd do? (Warning: He's really ugly and poorly made.)





I was thinking of painting him with neon green and turning him into a zombie but I'm not sure.
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6  Jazzed Up Black Tank (AKA, the De-Skankifyer) in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by Sarah_ on: August 14, 2009 03:01:38 AM
So I've had this tank for forever and I never wore it because the v was built so low that my boobs would regularly fall out of it, and anyway the boobie holder area was too small. I got around to adding a little bit in between the square and putting some ruffle on top.

It's really not much, but I'm sort of proud of it 'cause my clothing sewing skills aren't too good. Also, I figure what the heck-maybe someone will be inspired by it and make their own from scratch or something, instead of reconning.

Enough jabber, here are the pictures.


That's it after I put the bit in between the V.


Then I added some lace on top.

Sorry they're sideways. And also, I must not have stretched the fabric tight enough in the middle because there are those little wrinkles if I don't pull it up occasionally.
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7  Hawaiian-Esque Wedding Dress (Image Chubby) in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by Sarah_ on: June 25, 2009 11:04:58 PM
My mom's getting married and her theme is Hawaii. She said wear anything you like so long as it's Hawaiian print.
I am shaped weird. Stuff does not fit, and I am also adamant about never wearing anything that makes me look plumper than I really am. These two things make it extremely difficult for me to pick clothing at the store.
So I decided to make one.

My granny picked out the print and I was really scared because it's white first of all, and second it's got a huge print. Both bad things for people who want to look slimmer.
Anyway enough jabber. We both worked on this, and she did the hard parts like the zipper and the back because we lost the back piece pattern and had to improvise. I did a lot of ironing, but I figure since I did part of it that it still counts.

I used New Look 6557, view B. The bust folds over in the middle like a wraparound and there's a waist bit and then the skirt. I don't know lingo.

Enough jabber.

***WARNING. I LOOK CUTE IN THIS SO I VOGUED IN THE MIRROR MYSPACE STYLE. SRRY***



^ It goes out that far on both sides but I was holding the camera so...



^ Trying to show length.



Anyway thanks for looking.
PS I've been crying my brains out over MJ so you can't say bad stuff about my hair. It's the rules.

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8  Failed Dye Job-but maybe I should keep it? in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by Sarah_ on: June 23, 2009 01:45:33 AM
So I tried and failed to dye a bunch of things black. Three of the things look exactly the same as they did before except sort of dirty, but the other two underwent interesting changes.
A white button up blouse I bought turned this weird periwinkle color:



and a bright orange-ish red sweater turned this maroon color:



(The buttons are the original color of the sweater).

I wear almost exclusively black, but I found these colors rather interesting.

What say you? Should I redye them and hope for black or should I leave them be?
PS what'd I do wrong? I used Rit if that helps, in a bucket and I stirred the whole thing with my hands for an hour. You do not want to know what they look like right now.

Thanks in advance.
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