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1  Simple summer dress in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by Purrrna on: July 29, 2014 12:12:15 AM
It's very hot right now, at least in Finlands scale. I needed something cool but legs-covering, since I had a new tattoo made last week and it can't be in direct sunlight. So here it is, my new maxidress:



As a pattern for the dress I used an old top, and the fullwidht of the fabric is folded to the waist. Super easy, super comfortable. Smiley

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2  "Claire Underwood"-inpired dress from mens trousers. in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by Purrrna on: April 27, 2014 04:30:35 AM
I like to reconstruct things into something very different of what they've been before. Here, I used a pair on mens trousers which I found (unused, tags attached) from the second hand store. The material of the trousers was good, and the color is elegant deep blue. I've made a similar dress before, but I made some alterations to the pattern, and added sleeves. The sleeves need a bit mending still, but at the time dress is wearable. Though, I'm very pleased of the result! Heres the pics:





And here is some pics of the inside of the dress:

From back

and front:


As you see, I left the original pocets in their places, and the size&washing instructions-tags too. Smiley Only the zipper and buckram are new and bought. Smiley

Thanks for watching, please tell your opinion!
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3  Summer dresses! in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by Purrrna on: June 18, 2013 10:21:59 AM
Here's a couple of my recent sewing projects...



This was a reconstruction of a fleamarket-find Smiley It cost me 3, and I love the colours! Smiley



This is made with pattern no 112 from Burda 2/13. Love it!



This is actually not a dress, just a square of sheer farbric with a hole and some ribbons Cheesy Perfect for those steaming hot days...

More pics and stuff you'll find from my blog: http://www.senkuteet.blogspot.fi/2013/06/kirppiskauhtanasta-kevyeksi-kesamekoksi.html
In Finnish only, sorry!
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4  Spring jacket from old leatherjacket and a new curtain! in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by Purrrna on: March 17, 2013 01:33:58 AM
So, I had this old leather jacket that I bought from the fleamarket vouple years ago. It fitted me well, but it made me look like a Gestapo agent, because of the leather... I didn't use it much.

One day I was bored. Then it came to me; I should take the jacket apart, not surely knowing what to do with it Cheesy So I did, and it layed in pieces in the dresser where I store my fabrics and projects for couple of weeks.

Day before yesterday, I was at the generalstore, and saw curtains on sale. There was one with a quite cute desing so I bought it. And on my way home, I got the idea of making a jacket out of it, with the pattern made from the leatherjacket.

So here it is!


I had to do some alterations to the pattern, making it more simple. It has a padded lining that came from the leather jacket, I only made it little shorter. I left also the original tag on it, it's a fun detail Smiley


Also the buttons were from the old jacket


Here's a detail on the sleeve


C&C are welcome! Smiley
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5  Saving the scratched couch! in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by Purrrna on: November 27, 2012 11:25:20 AM
My cats... They love our sofa! That's unfortunate, since the sofa was quite expensive and they've done some ugly things to it in a relatively short time.

Since we have renewed our livingroom, I got tired of the rugged-lookin couch. I had to do something.
 
Here it is, a close-up of the arm, it was way more shredded than it looks:


And here, in it's new glory!


It kinda reminds me of a Cadillac, and I love it! <3 Simple, yet effective Smiley
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6  A new cover for old footstool. in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by Purrrna on: August 21, 2011 08:09:18 AM
We had this ugly as hell matress-footstool-thingy (does that make sense?) and our three cats did terrible things to its cover. (In the pic is one of the suspects, Mato.) You can see the vomit-like colour and texture from the 80's. *shivers*


But, becaude it's a must-have at our place (spare bed u know) I decided that I won't throw it out the balcony. So, it waited like 6 months naked on our floor, collected a huge amount of cathair every week and I lost my sanity vacuuming-cleaning it. I almost gave up. Then I realized, it needs a cover that doesn't collect all the cathair from entire apartment and is cool-looking too. And the result is;


Faux leather! This is soooo easy to clean, I don't have to vacuum-clean it, just wipe it with a cleaningcloth! I added a metal-zipper so it can be easily removed when we need the sparebed. Smiley

Thanks for looking, c&c are welcome!
And sorry again about the bad grammar...
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7  Skirt from old jeans in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by Purrrna on: March 20, 2011 03:40:34 AM
Hi, a new member here! I've been reading Craftster for some time, and now it is time for my first post! Smiley

So, I had three pairs of old, worn out jeans, in somewhat matching colors. I decided to give them a new life as a skirt, and here is the result:



Sorry about the poor pic, but hope you get something out of it. The skirt is made out of eight pieces, and because demin is quite stiff, it doesn't need a tulleskirt or anything under it to be puffy. The waist is made out of 3 cm wide elastic band, in this pic it's under the belt. I also put  satin bias tape on the hem, I hate to turn and sew hem...
I really like the way it turned out, and wear it constantly!

Tell me what you think about it! Smiley

ps. sorry if my english is poor, it's not my first language.

(edit: coming up better pics soon)
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