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1  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Trashy romance novel tote bags on: July 08, 2010 04:24:06 AM
Thanks for inspiration from barbolot's wallet tutorial http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=167691.0 and Leila at Bookshelves of Doom http://www.etsy.com/shop/bookshelvesofdoom?ref=top_trail!!!
I was desperate for gift ideas for three friends I'm seeing tomorrow, and after seeing barbolot's tutorial, I decided to run to the library sale for a bag of romance novels for a buck. I couldn't find any vinyl in my limited time frame, but used clear contact paper, which worked perfectly and may even have been easier to work with. I tucked the books I tore the covers from into the bags as an extra treat. After about 4 hours of mad cutting and sewing, they're ready, and just in time. Whew! I can't wait to give these gifts!

Close-up of my favorite:
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: The Prom Dress... It's Prombelievable! ... Sorry, it couldn't be helped... on: June 16, 2010 04:45:09 AM
That is some amazing work - congratulations on finishing it, and good luck in the contest!
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Purple jersey dress on: June 16, 2010 04:44:11 AM
Thank you, thank you! I think it was more about stuborn-ness than patience--I just couldn't let that pattern get the better of me!
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Purple jersey dress on: June 15, 2010 05:09:59 AM
Having ignored most warnings about using knit fabrics, I decided to try making a summer dress with jersey fabric as my second major clothing project. I did choose what seemed to be a more stable type of knit - interlock - which wasn't too hard to work with, but it did make the project somewhat bulkier than intended. I used Simplicity 3503, view D.
I wish that I had taken pictures all along, because this ended up being somewhat of an epic project. I had decided that I wanted shoulder straps rather than a halter, but aside from that, followed the pattern as written. After reading reviews on patternreview.com, I followed suggestions to use a smaller size than called for on the pattern, which was a good thing--I still had to trim down the width of the skirt.
When I was finished, the midriff band ended up looking bulky and unflattering. I was disappointed, but decided to take the midriff out and try turning it into an empire waist, simply attaching the skirt to the bodice. That just looked like a sack, so I did a little gathering here and there, till I thought it looked okay as basted. When I sewed it up on the machine, though, all of my gathers got pressed out, and we're back to wearing a knit sack.
At that point, I was nearly ready to give up, but decided that what the dress needed was something in the middle to give it more definition. I picked up one of the midriff pieces, folded it in half, and made it into a band to put over the seam between the bodice and skirt. The first attempt failed (I didn't measure carefully and cut the band too short.) Luckily, I had a second piece to work with, and with careful measuring and pinning, I think I salvaged the dress from the scrap pile.
Please let me know what you think. This is my first attempt at altering a pattern, so comments and advice are welcome!



Original pattern:
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Art Deco Tunic *5 images on: June 09, 2010 05:01:13 PM
I love the bow in the back - very simple and pretty. Nice work!
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: tshirt scarves on: April 29, 2010 08:31:51 AM
Thanks so much for posting - this inspired me to pull out a bunch of old t-shirts and make these with two 7th grade girls I mentor at our local school. They pronounced it "awesome" and went back to class wearing their new creations! Fun, easy, and quick--it was a perfect project, and they liked it so much they were talking about making more from old t's at home  Smiley
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: vintage pillowcase to nightie & pantie set. sweet! on: April 24, 2010 03:28:55 PM
Fabulous! I have some pillowcases that have been hanging around, waiting for the right project--I think I found it!
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Too easy summer dress (my first tutorial) on: April 23, 2010 04:49:10 AM
So pretty! I just might have to make one (or several) of these =) Thanks for the tute!
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Do *all* home schoolers wear clown dresses to prom? **FORMAL PIC OBESE on: April 18, 2010 11:55:11 AM
Incredible! Awesome dress, and you look fantastic in it.
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: My first dress!! on: April 18, 2010 11:40:54 AM
Thank you!  Smiley
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