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41  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: book lamp (IMAGE HEAVY) on: July 25, 2012 05:22:48 PM
As a devoted reader and book-owner, often my first reaction to something like this is "Nooo! That poor book!" However, that looks so amazing. Now I want to go get a really blah book from the thrift store and turn it into something like that. And I don't even have a lamp it would work on.
42  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Free Jeans into Doormat on: July 25, 2012 05:17:26 PM
Very cool. I did a hotpad one like that because I got frustrated with the braiding process, but that makes me want to give it another go and make a larger one.
43  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Superman Dress! on: July 17, 2012 01:17:44 PM
This is probably, so far, my favourite dress of the stuff I've been sewing recently. It's McCall's M6504, with a few modifications. I skipped the sleeve pleats, shortened the neckline a bit (I don't mind cleavage, but there is such a thing as too much), and added pockets in the side seams. I finished the hem with bias binding. I love the way it's put together with gores--it fits really comfortably and the style works well on me. I'm planning another dress in the same pattern, with different sleeves, actually, and then my sister-in-law wants me to make her one (I'm bartering the dress for some of their homemade beer).

I found the fabric at Fabricland when I was searching for Avengers fabric. Sadly, my choices were only Batman or Superman, so I went with Superman comic-print, because the colours were better. Then I inadvertently wore the dress to a fancy restaurant (when you're told the dinner's at a park and they don't elaborate, surely you can't be expected to infer that it's at the fancy restaurant in the park?).

44  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Knitting Gothic Dress on: July 15, 2012 10:35:18 PM
This pattern is McCall's M5619; I made it out of a cotton fabric that one of my friends alerted me to. She made knitting project bags out of it, and when she gave me one, I said, "I should make a dress out of this!" So I did. Then I wore it to church.



I did the short sleeve version, added pockets, and took in the bustline a little bit (I'm a size 14 for nearly all proportions except the distance between my shoulders and bust, which is shorter than the patterns think it ought to be). This is my first dress in a long time, and my dress completely unaided. My grandmother taught me to sew, and she usually did the interfacing bits--I don't remember doing much of it. But now I can.

Oh, and if anyone's curious, the shawl I'm wearing in the picture is "Miralda's Shawl," pattern by Nancy Bush, from Knitted Lace of Estonia. It's in my projects on Ravelry (where I'm Winnifred17), if you're interested.
45  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: apocalypse dress ( and new feather extensions ) on: July 15, 2012 10:35:05 PM
I really love that style, with layered fabrics, but haven't been brave enough to give it a go. Yours is so interesting and pretty.
46  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Tardis Tshirt! on: July 15, 2012 10:32:58 PM
SO cool!
47  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Tea stained lace atlas dress on: July 15, 2012 10:31:53 PM
I read somewhere that tea-staining makes fabrics darken slightly with age--have you found that, or does the staining grow lighter with light-exposure? I've been wanting to try this with some white fabric I have around but haven't been sure about it.
48  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Recycled silk woven tee on: July 15, 2012 10:25:27 PM
Beautiful shirt, and the fit is lovely.
49  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: care bear dress and petticoat (image heavy) on: July 15, 2012 10:23:36 PM
Awesomely and absurdly adorable (how much alliteration can I pack in here?)
50  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Mushroom skirt! on: July 15, 2012 10:22:20 PM
Fun! Love the fabric!
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