A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Craftster is for freely sharing how to make things! Don't post pics of things you sell in hopes of getting some sales or we'll have to bust out the LIMBO stick on you! Wink
Total Members: 296,399
Currently Running With Scissors:
765 Guests and 33 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

  Show Images
Pages: [1]
1  A gathered skirt from T-shirts, and a pixie skirt from a scarf. in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by MomInBlack on: February 13, 2010 09:24:14 PM
I have completed 2 new skirts, both refashions.

The first is a 2-tier gathered skirt made out of 3 black T-shirts. Whenever I hear that someone is cleaning out their closet, I'm there asking, "can I please go through your clothes before you throw them out? Please?!" Which is followed by a confused look and a "uh, ok." So, three black t-shirts that were most likely never worn (due to ugly graphics, etc.) were saved from the landfill and transformed into this beautiful skirt:


The waistband is made from new jersey knit. The bow is made from seam tape that was a scrap from my late grandmother's stash- which would have never been used as seam tape.

The bottom tier has sheer panels that are also from previously used fabric. The sheer panels gives the skirt a nice "peek-a-boo" effect, while still being completely modest.
The second skirt I made, a pixie skirt, started out as a scarf. It is a knit jersey. Some girl left it in my step-brothers' room, but he doesn't know which girl it was. "I'll take that!"
I added some lace going down the side, and some butt ruffles! What could make a pixie skirt better, except butt ruffles?

What do you think?
Report to moderator  THIS ROCKS  
2  Vintage Pink Floyd Shirt: From huge to wearable in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by MomInBlack on: December 09, 2009 01:40:50 PM
This is my very first T-Shirt recon. I started working on it months ago, but I put it in the closet after I ran into some trouble making it. I found it the other day and thought I would give it another go, and this is what I ended up with:



The pictures were taken by someone who couldn't take a picture to save their life, so I apologize for the terrible quality. The white parts that  you see are recycled thermal. I puffed the sleeves and added pockets to the shirt, because shirts with pockets are awesome!

On a side note: I hate how band t-shirts for women are made. They are entirely to short, and I have a pretty short torso, so I can only imagine how much it must suck for you modest, taller girls.

C&C are appreciated.
Report to moderator  THIS ROCKS  
3  Wrap Pants Recon'd from too small sheets in Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects by MomInBlack on: May 24, 2009 01:25:47 PM
Hello there!

I was inspired by Pretty Pistols wrap pants tutorial (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=305086.0) to make make some wrap pants for my daughter out of bedsheets that don't fit our bed!

They were very simple to make and didn't take me very long to finish. I actually messed up on the measurement and made the crotch too small at first, so I had to go back and adjust it and it was very easy to do unlike a traditional pant pattern. (Don't ask me how i know!  Embarrassed ) That got me thinking about how easily these pants can be adjusted for her as she grows, so I left a huge "hem" so that the pant legs can be lengthened in the future.


Pants hanging up:


Side view:


Action shot of baby getting into grandma's sewing stash:


Front view from under table:


She wore these for her daddy's birthday, and the general consensus from the family was they make her look like a samurai!  Grin

Thanks for looking!
Report to moderator  THIS ROCKS  
Pages: [1]


only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
How to Create the January Jones Makeup Look
How to Get Rid of Dark Under Eye Circles
Bottom of the Jar Beauty Tips
Spring 2013 Fashion and Beauty Survival Guide
How to Face Paint to Support Your College Basketball Team
Latest Blog Articles
DIY Summer
Craft Challenge 101 Announced - Stash Buster
July 8, 2014 Featured Projects

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.