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1  Work to play, and a $1 shirt recon as well in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by Gwenlet on: September 26, 2008 10:01:37 PM
I had to wear a shapeless t-shirt and conservative jeans to the restaurant where I used to work.

Not flattering, but the jeans are well-made and comfortable, and the shirts (I had a white one and a grey one) had some amazing graphics, so I refashioned all of it. The two shirts are modeled off shirts from Built by Wendy: So You. The pattern for the grey one came out extremely well, but I think if I use the tank again, I'll modify the neck a little and make it a size down.

And,  $1 vintage shirt with too-short sleeves went from this became a better fitted version with 3/4 length banded sleeves:

More pictures (details, backs) and more explanations are on my blog. Thanks for looking, and thanks for always being inspirational!
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2  I made a sparkly laptop case! Or: my laptop now has a puffer jacket in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by Gwenlet on: September 26, 2008 07:43:35 PM
Since I just spent quite a bit of money on a laptop, I didn't really want to spend gads more on a case... so I made one! I used a stretchy fabric that was marked for halloween at the fabric store, and it's pretty padded (though I'm not about to drop it to test the shock absorption). The zipper wasn't too insanely difficult to attach, I saved loads of money, and I'm pretty happy with it:

Thanks for looking! Comments are always appreciated, and details on construction are on the blog.
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3  First few recons in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by Gwenlet on: August 14, 2008 04:14:09 PM
This was a $1 men's rugby shirt. Now it's my most comfortable tank.

This was a shirt dress, and my first experience with fabric covered buttons.

There was enough leftover for a headband.

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4  First few projects from scratch! in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by Gwenlet on: August 12, 2008 09:31:50 PM
I've only just started sewing, but I've banged out a few tops by drafting some patterns based on  some shirts I really like. This blue top was the first thing I made, and I'm really happy with it.

I really like epaulets, and this seemed like the perfect opportunity:

These jeans were recon'd from a pair of jeans I haven't worn since highschool, but since the top is from scratch, I'm just putting that here so that I don't post the same picture twice two different threads. I put rather drapey sleeves on this top (hard to see in the pics)

so I put this scroungy braid around the collar to make it a bit less elegant.

Thanks for looking!
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