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21  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Ruffles make me hot, part two on: August 20, 2009 05:35:20 PM
Tee-shirt recon using this tute!

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=47558.0

Not too hard to make!  really fun!  in the pictures it looks lopsided, but it isn't really, just the way I was wearing it!







Comments and questions always appreciated!
22  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Unveiling of my first Corset! yeah, it's fanware on: July 26, 2009 11:24:00 AM


For anyone who wants to tackle a corset, it really isn't that hard and of the most fun I've had making a garment!

Used a pattern and cheated a little bit, no grommets, used lacing tape, next one, and there will be a next one will have grommets!

I don't look too bad for a girl with a broken collar bone and torn tricept...... fell off my bike when I was almost done making the corset, had to do all the binding with one arm.





TML detail  Smiley



Inside and Outside!




And for anyone who is going to make one, and for fun, the most important part of the whole process...........the mock up!



23  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / What to do with Sarongs you never wear? on: July 12, 2009 01:54:35 PM
Use the sarongs as fabric and turn it into a summer dress! (used some pattern piece from McCalls 4444)
This is actually a repost from http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=312710.0

But I figured this baby deserved to be in recons!  Hopefully this will inspire some people to pull out the old sarongs that are usually left at the bottom of the closet!

I kept the fringe from one sarong (the other was plain black) and used it at the top of the dress and the bottom to make it a little bit more fun



24  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / McCalls 4444 two ways! on: July 11, 2009 01:30:38 PM
In keeping with my previous themes here is the maple leafs gown I made using the McCall's 4444 pattern, the only modification I made was a bit longer skirt and yes, I did wear it to a game!



I added a removable number onto the back.........



Here it is full length




And here is one I made that could go in the recons because I made it out of two old sarongs and used inspiration from another thread and made the back tie using a halter instead of the back straps, it was MUCH easier to make this way!





Comments and Questions welcome!

25  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / My First Ever Bag!! Using Tutorial! on: June 08, 2009 06:40:31 PM
This is my first bag project and I'm thrilled with how it turned out!  I used this tutotial, but had to teach myself how to put in the inside zip pocket and I used a hidden magnetic snap!  I also did the front decoration and piping.

This is the tutorial I used, it's AMAZING for anyone who wants a great messenger bag, with front, back and inside pockets!

http://pinoyinoz.blogspot.com/2008/07/tutorial-messenger-bag-with-zip-top.html













Thanks for looking!
26  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Dress Form Cost on: May 24, 2009 07:42:00 AM
I am considering buying a vintage dressform, this adjustable one would cover my size perfectly.
Is this a fair price?

(60$ - Acme L&M adjustable dress form)
http://hamilton.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and-sell-clothing-womens-other-Dress-Form-W0QQAdIdZ129962312
27  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / 2 A-line jackets/sweaters made from tute! :) on: May 18, 2009 12:35:42 PM
inspiration from this tute....
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=276242.0

first one was made from leftover material and a proto-type to make sure i got the sizing and style right






I looooooooove the button, walmart special


and the real jacket i want to make.  It's really warm because i fully lined it with fleece (outside layer is a fleece/flannel type of material)

It's backwards to the other one, because i made the lining first and forgot to flip it!  oppps...





it looks really finished inside because i made the lining about 4 inches longer everywhere, then i just folded it over the front and zigzag stitched it on around the bottom, sleeves, zipper area etc.

Really easy and I think cool looking jacket if anyone wants to give it a try the tute is really straightforward!

28  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / XL T-shirt to Teddy, my first recon! ***NOW WITH TUTORIAL*** on: May 18, 2009 12:26:25 PM
My first recon design.  I even drew out the pattern for it! But overall pretty easy to make, the blue was just a scrap of polyester fabric that i had hanging around..

I'm very happy with how it turned out though!


tee-shirt I used


A couple front views



and the back, since none of the fabric had much stretch i had to make a way to loosen it a bit.....



It was really striaght forward to make, but I did keep the dimensions of the pattern pieces i used if anyone is interested!

Comments or Questions welcomed Smiley

************************TUTORIAL*****************************
this is my first one, so I hope it flows ok, let me know if you're unsure of anything

For the pieces you can modify to your size.

My band and body pieces are 30 cm around at the top, because thats ~ how wide I am around directly under my bust.

My bra size is a smallish C cup, so you can make the triangles bigger or smaller based on your cup size.

For the width around the bottom I just kinda guessed, I found  a flowy shirt that fit me well and used the circumference of it to determine how much my pieces would flare.  So again these can be modified to your liking.

For the lining of the triangles I didn't measure, but just used scrap pieces



29  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / My Burlesque Inspired Top! on: April 30, 2009 06:10:10 AM
So I was reading this thread and immediately went out and bought, black, pink, frills and lace! Until I realized I haven't been a member long enough to participate!

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=302012.0

So I used to for something for me with this Tutorial as an inspiration....

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=29243.0

However the fabric has almost no stretch, I wanted extreme lace and lining, so it's a little bit more complicated including a zipper almost all the way down the non-laced side!





I'm considering straps, but I'm not sure, it stays up without them!

Let me know what you think!
I'm learning slowly! I did poke myself a lot and make a lot of mistakes making this one!
30  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Tank Top with some modifications on: April 26, 2009 01:42:16 PM
So I'm new to the forum and fairly new to sewing.  I have tons of scraps of fabric and decided to make my first top with no pattern!  The leopard print is actually from an old pillow case...

It didn't turn out exactly as I hoped though!

This is what I came out with....


I was going for this type of neckline.... as you can see I failed....


I wanted to do something fun so I made a braided strap and back neckline...



And finally.... since the shirt turned out pretty scandalous I figured I might as well go with it, this is a technique I saw on a shirt at Guess and just copied it....  Can do a quick Tutorial if anyone was interested and doesn't know how, it's pretty easy and I think it would look cool down the side of a shirt or down sleeves or something......




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