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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: jeans refashion on: March 12, 2012 06:23:54 AM
I love those! I wonder what overdying blue denim jeans would look like?

mhhh the dye kind of destroys the structure of the jeans fabric... if you don't  mind the effect or that's your aim, I guess it could look pretty neat.
I also wanted to try an ombre dying effect with a pair of blue jeans!
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / jeans refashion on: February 17, 2012 05:21:30 AM
A few weeks ago my mom gave me an old pair of her jeans, asking if I can make up something new or reuse it. I didn't know what to do with it so I laid it aside.
Last week I finally had the idea:

It was very wide so I at first made a skinny jeans out of it, which isn't that much sorcery. Just sew the legs thighter.
The jeans had a light beige colour (sorry no "before" photo), so I could have dyed it in any colour.
I actually wanted to dye it a bordeaux red, but then went for a dark pink dye.


Only one thing botherd me...
During the dying phase, which takes about an hour, you have to turn the fabric several times. As I did, but there were still some spots where the fabric didn't take on the dye.
I didn't think that looked bad either, I just wanted it to be a little bit more symmetrical, because it only happened on one leg.

So I got some bleach and a spray bottle and this is the final result:


3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / striped hoodie on: February 04, 2012 07:43:56 AM
I finally finished my hoodie!
Well, I'm really satisfied with the finished hoodie. There are still some mistakes but I like it Smiley
I made it with those really wide sleeves because it's my favourite shirt/hoodie pattern. It's really comfy to wear and suits me well I guess. Also it's easy to sew because you'll have only two parts to sew together and not attach sleeves.
Plus I of course added a button border and a hood.
The fabric is really comfy, also on the inside it is lined with a very soft layer. So it's perfect for those cold days, but you can also wear it as a summer jacket!





4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Peter Pan Collars on: January 31, 2012 10:27:21 AM
I made some peter Pan Collars, which are flippable, so you can wear them from both sides and also size adjustable Smiley
hope you like them~










5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: dress from old shirt on: September 28, 2011 03:47:02 AM
Wow, I love the purple and black together. What kind of fabric is the skirt part?

just a normal cotton/polyester fabric with less lycra so it doesn't stretch Smiley
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / dress from old shirt on: July 31, 2011 05:07:40 AM

got a bunch of old shirts, so I decided to make a dress out of one I really liked the print.
the shirt was way too big, so I used an other shirt to get the pattern that fits me.

I added a waistband and a skirt made of new fabric.






I thought that a normal seam would look quite boring so I added a smoke to it


7  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / stenciled bag on: March 29, 2010 04:54:24 AM



I've ever been fascinated by Andy Warhol and most likely Edie Sedgwick since I saw the movie "Factory Girl".
So I decided to stencil that bag. for that I sew a piece of fabric nearly the same shape and size as the front side of the bag (I know it doesn't fit perfectly but I don't really care)... and I painted over it with white acrylic because I didn't like the colour.
then stenciled on it with black acrylic and stichted it onto the bag.
the stencil itself's from normal, maybe a little bit stronger plastic foil.

8  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: TUTORIAL: Straight Sided Triangular Cosmetic Bag on: December 20, 2009 05:38:59 AM
thank you for this neat tutorial. was really easy for me sewing that even though I've never sewn a zipper before~yay!
made mine for a friend's birthday. hope she likes it Smiley

9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / recon shirt on: December 06, 2009 11:13:38 AM


made out of a plain white shirt . widened the collar and placed that flannel fabric (was a flannel shirt before) behind it. also sew along the sleeves so they stay turned inside out.
10  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / simple robot tote~ on: December 05, 2009 01:07:49 PM
just made this tote for a friend as christmas present. the robot's of felt, eyes are small black pearls.
inside red fabric used to be a shirt, and outside a linen.



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