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1  Patchwork dress with lace-up back in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by seventhseeker on: August 13, 2010 10:10:03 AM
I'm really proud of this dress. I don't usually buy fabric from the store (as opposed to salvaging thrifted clothes) but I have to admit it's a little easier.





I used two yards of fabric, a length of cord I had lying around, and some lace at the bottom.



This is the back!



And this is the blue fabric, it's not actually solid, but my pictures don't show the print very well.

Thanks for looking!
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2  Another pillowcase skirt in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by seventhseeker on: August 03, 2010 01:19:26 PM
With pleats and lining this time Shocked



Side zipper... Not my neatest ever, but shh.



The pillowcase fabric was pretty see-through, so I added a lining. The fabric looks like this:



Close up of the print:

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3  My power metal dress in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by seventhseeker on: July 15, 2010 04:16:18 PM
I don't know if anyone here is into the band Power Quest, but my boyfriend gave me a couple band shirts that were way too big for me to wear. So I made a dress out of them!









Yes, pretty cheesy artwork.. But they're a cheesy band. Cheesy The text on the back says Neverworld: Beyond the blue horizon.
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4  A top from a dress in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by seventhseeker on: June 23, 2010 02:14:26 PM
Made from one huge ol' shapeless dress...





I learned shirring, woooo!

And here's a closer view of the neckline, which is bordered by some lace from my grandma's stash.



I like it. Cheesy
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5  55-cent skirt in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by seventhseeker on: June 04, 2010 12:55:04 PM


Made from two pillowcases, 55 cents total at the thrift store (got the zipper there too).

Darts could look a little better, but whatever, I'm happy with it!

This was my first time using a zipper on a piece of clothing! I practiced like three times before I sewed it on. I'm so proud. I'm in love with the shape of the zipper pull too. Tongue





Thanks for looking!
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6  Apron top from pillowcases in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by seventhseeker on: June 03, 2010 10:58:35 AM
I love these things, and I finally made one of my own. It was surprisingly simple. Materials were two thrifted pillowcases and a length of storebought cord. Total cost: $1.50. Cheesy

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7  Re: Recycled patchwork backpack in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by seventhseeker on: May 12, 2010 04:13:27 PM
Thanks, everybody.  Smiley

Did you use a pattern?

I didn't use a pattern. I basically laid out all the patches in a shape like this:



Then I sewed the two sides together to make a basic bag with a flap. Then I lined it and just made strips of patches for the straps.
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8  Recycled patchwork backpack in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by seventhseeker on: May 12, 2010 03:03:32 PM


A birthday present for my then-boyfriend. All the patches are from thrifted corduroy pants. I took the straps and plastic buckle parts from an old backpack.





A closer view of the front ^



Secret pocket! And my first zipper...



This was the lining. XD

Thanks for looking!
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9  Tiered patchwork skirt in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by seventhseeker on: April 12, 2010 03:22:52 PM
This was my entry for a recycled fashion contest on campus. It's made from scrap fabric, mainly old t-shirts. I forgot the exact number of squares, but it's at least 200. They took approximately forever to gather and sew.



There were only three entries in my age group... and sadly, the other two tied for the winner. Tongue Oh well, I'm still proud of it.

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10  First post. Pillowcase top! in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by seventhseeker on: May 15, 2009 07:49:50 PM
So for my first pillowcase project that wasn't a skirt, I followed one of the tutorials in this book: http://www.amazon.com/Craft-Challenge-Dozens-Repurpose-Pillowcase/dp/1600594026/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1242441632&sr=1-1

I picked up this pillowcase from a thrift store yesterday, 'cause I like the lacy part at the bottom, and today I got to work. For now I'm using a shoelace to hold it up.

Now pictures. The color's a little plain, so I might end up dyeing it.



Alternate view... mirror style.


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