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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Bleaching help on: June 21, 2010 06:40:31 PM
I've got a pair of denim shorts that I'm trying to bleach.

The first round, I did about half a cup of bleach in a sink full of water. I left the shorts for half an hour, came back, and...nothing happened.

I ran them through the washer and dryer after that.

The second time, I moved to a giant bowl outside (to avoid the fumes), added more bleach, left them for half an hour, and they were still the same colour.

And now they're in the third round, I've filled a bucket almost to the top with water and added an entire (small) container of bleach. They've been in for half an hour.

Nothing. Is. Happening.

Are my jeans un-bleachable? I'm using Clorox, if it matters.
2  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / My first quilt! (Image chubby) on: June 04, 2010 11:07:51 AM
This quilt is NOTHING compared to the beautiful quilts that are on here, but it's my first one, and I really like it, even though the edges aren't quite straight and it's not nearly perfect.

I made this for my boyfriend. I worked on it in short bursts, so it's taken me AGES to finally finish it.

Here's the full quilt -


The block in the center is made of t-shirts. =D


Here's a close-up of the Beatles shirt that's the focus of the t-shirt block -


Here's some of the pattern on the green printed fabric -


The stitching on the back of the quilt (the blue fabric is flannel - so cuddly!)


And, finally, the strawberries in the bottom-right corner -


Let me know what you guys think!
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Egyptian skirt on: March 07, 2010 04:05:19 PM
So, this skirt was so scary to make. I used fabric that my uncle got me from Egypt. I kept this fabric in my room for a couple of years, scared to cut it up or ruin it. I finally got my nerve up today, and made a simple skirt, one I was sure I couldn't mess up. I absolutely love it - it twirls so well! But I need to wear something under it, because the fabric is really sheer - I'm thinking black leggings.

This fabric was hard to sew, by the way. It's stretchy AND slippery, so...that was fun.

Anyway, I REALLY love it.



(Sorry for the link, I can't get images to work right now)
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Lots of recons, mostly shirts to...stuff! on: January 18, 2010 01:38:40 PM
Hooookay. It's been a long time since I posted anything, so enjoy a barrage of images!

So, let's start with Halloween. I turned a green T-shirt into...this! The hat was the hood of an old sweatshirt, and the ''feather'' was a bit of a red knit sweater. The belt is the bottom band of a tank top, and the sword was the back cover of an old sketchbook.



For the next one, I tried making a nightshirt with the yellow flannel, but it was too poofy, then when I took it in it looked like a bubble-hem kinda thing, which wasn't what I was going for. So I had to take a break from sewing and do chores, and in the middle of folding laundry, I came across the purple shirt. That shirt was too small in the shoulders, so I cut the top of it off, addded the bodice and sidepanels, and...ta da! The bodice gave me a hard time 'cause my chest is flat, but I like it anyway.





This top was just a plain t-shirt that I did the knitty-front thing on.


This sweater was originally an odd, light blue color, so I tried dying it black. I like this color better than black, I think.


And, lastly, another hat I made. I may have posted this before, but I loves it so. It was originally a flannel button-up (the grey), and a green jersey top.


5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Kitteh ears! on: October 19, 2009 08:19:45 PM
My hat was inspired by this post - http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=319985.0

I altered it a little, and didn't use the pattern she provides - I just traced an old hood and added little flappy things to the front. The grey was an old sweater (don't use a knit/stretch fabric like I did. Please, trust me on this), and the lining was some plaid flannel from one of my dad's old button-ups.

6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Pretty spiffy hat on: July 14, 2009 11:23:31 PM
I made me a hat. It started off life as a huge flannel button-down from my dad. Not sure if I like it, but it was fun to make. I might add some kind of a brim to it, but I'm not quite sure how. Any tips would be lovely.



7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / My first dress on: July 14, 2009 01:09:09 PM
So, Craftsters, I need your opinions on something. I made a dress. I like it a lot, except for the top where the straps attach. Do you have any suggestions for ways I could make it look better?

Edit - I forgot to add that this is a recon, made from a skirt, a sweater, and a tank top.





Thank you, Craftsters!
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Perhaps the strangest skirt ever on: June 26, 2009 05:05:24 PM
Okay. So. I got bored, and I had time on my hands. A lot of time. The skirt involved handsewing 60+ pieces onto the waistband of an old dress. The skirt itself started life off as 5 old t-shirts, a pillowcase, about 2 yards of teal fabric, and the waistband of a dress that was totally icky-looking.

The funny part? I doubt I'll ever wear it out. I'm looking for opinions, really, so comment, please.

Also, if anyone wants to know how to make this oddity, I wouldn't be against putting up a tute.


Just me standing. Sorry for the shorts.


And the twirliness. Sorry for shorts again, but I kind of needed them.
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Bondage straps on: June 08, 2009 02:49:04 PM
I decided that I wanted some nice bondage straps, but I'm short on money. So I made them. Out of duct tape.

10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Skirty goodness. on: May 31, 2009 10:07:18 AM
So, this skirt was inspired by one posted on, like, page 150. Seriously, it was way back there.

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