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1  Too-short lace-trimmed dress into skirt! in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by archimedes on: June 30, 2012 11:54:40 AM
So one day a few years back I was at a thrift shop when I found the neatest little dress. It was kind of short on me, but I liked the colour of the skirt, and it was cheap, so I bought it, thinking I could lengthen the skirt a little.
Then it sat in my closet. For three years.
Last week I finally bought enough lace to wrap around the bottom of the skirt, so I decided to finish up the dress. It looked like this (excuse the pyjamas):



But after trying it on again, I realized that the top of the dress really just didn't look right. So after some thought, I ripped the seams from the bodice and decided to make it a skirt. The dress already had a waistband complete with ties, so all I had to struggle with was shortening the zipper a little, but it actually wasn't so bad! And now I have this wonderful skirt to wear! (Those little things sticking out the bottom are just the ties on the back):



Sidenote: I definitely need to practice sewing more. My seams were always slightly crooked. Undecided

Thanks for looking! Comments/critiques always appreciated!
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2  Portal Cake Sign Cross Stitch in Needlework: Completed Projects by archimedes on: May 17, 2011 03:28:47 PM
*insert cake joke here*
Lately, I've been slightly obsessed with Portal (probably since Portal 2 came out). One of my friends also plays it, so for his birthday I cross stitched him the cake sign (I plan to make myself the turret one soon...).



I wish I'd gotten a picture after I actually put it on its backing, but sadly this is the only picture I have of the final version. He loved it, though. Smiley
Thanks for looking!
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3  Bread clip earrings?! in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by archimedes on: May 23, 2010 02:58:36 PM
Yes, bread clips!





I really love these, they're fun to make (and easy, too).
I used one bread clip, six beads, a couple of inches of sturdy wire, hook earrings, and some needle-nosed pliers.
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4  Booty Bag! Made from old jeans and a t-shirt in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by archimedes on: May 23, 2010 02:50:13 PM
I was bored one day and was surfing tutorials when I found one for a booty-bag on about.com. I followed it roughly, but after a while just did my own thing (I can't find the link right now, but it should still be out there somewhere). I don't have a sewing machine, so this bag took much longer than it should have since it was handsewn. In the end, I came up with this:
Front


Back


Lining


I wanted it lined, so I used an old t-shirt and just saved the sleeve to make a pocket on the inside of the bag, to hold small/easily breakable valuables. Or gum packages.  Cheesy

Comments/crits appreciated

~archimedes
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