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171  Flip Flops and Picture Frame by dooney in Craftster Craft Challenges by dooney on: June 01, 2005 10:31:56 AM
before:

kids' flip flops, hawaiian lei, clear picture frame, and word beads. i was going to use the sand too, but decided not to.
after:

the words say "wild about sun" and the kids are alex and robyn. they're playing in my backyard.
the word beads are attached to the picture frame on one side only and pulled tight behind the upright flip flop, so you can take them off and re-arrange the beads to say anything you want.

i forgot to take a picture of what inspired this. i live above one of those kitschy downtown shops, and there was a porcelain version of this. kind of ugly in my opinion, but it had potential. i like my version.
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172  vintage b/w material halter in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by dooney on: May 25, 2005 09:59:08 AM
i'm not happy with it, but it looks pretty til i put it on. i need to take in the sides before the back will lace properly when it's on. right now the sides just pull together and it's ugly. and since the back won't lace tight, it doesn't support my boobs and they fall under the seam. i meant to have the lacing farther apart, but the way i sewed it took a lot of the material between the lacing away.
front:

back:

on:

in the last picture i'm holding the back tighter because it's too loose.

i am frustrated with it and ready to throw it away, but the material is from my great-grandma, and i want to make it work because it's special. i know i need thicker straps, the thin stuff was all i had at the time.

i was worried about it fraying, so there are no exposed edges anywhere. i don't have a serger, which would have made this 10x easier, but oh well  Undecided
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173  Happy birthday husband! in Stenciling: Completed Projects by dooney on: May 23, 2005 01:55:49 PM
I bought my husband a video game for his birthday because that's what he wanted. But I always make something personal, so I made him this:

it looks awful in the picture, I don't know why. In real life it's great. There is no fading around the design, it was a flash reaction, I think.

there's a close up of the gryphon. He likes those. It looks like a little red is showing through on the flank, but I looked real close on the shirt itself and it looks fine. *shrug* stupid camera.
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174  I love my owl belt! in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by dooney on: May 16, 2005 07:28:47 AM
It's hard as heck to take pictures of yourself wearing a belt.




I bought the pink webbing and owl acetate ribbon and the metal ends from les bon ribbon and the buckle from an army surplus website. It took me 10 minutes to make and looks more professional than some I bought from expensive stores.

Lately I've been loving the owls. I bought a tank top that said "Up owl night, sleep owl day."
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175  tank with side slits (my favorite so far) in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by dooney on: May 13, 2005 11:42:42 AM

close up of the slit in the side:


sorry about all my tank tops... i'm still afraid to try sleeves!
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176  My version of t-shirt underwear in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by dooney on: May 02, 2005 09:38:31 AM
No underwear modeling for me. I'm not as brave as some of you. Also, my husband said no. Grin

back:

front:

the bow is a drawstring. It goes all the way through the string.
I made it completely out of the t-shirt. No elastic or other waistband. the hem of the shirt is now the part that goes around the legs. I just stretched it as I sewed, and made sure the t-shirt didn't stretch while I was sewing.
And the "string" (the part that goes around the waist) is made from folding a 2-in wide strip of shirt twice to make binding.
I'm very happy with them!
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177  flirty tied-straps tank top in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by dooney on: April 29, 2005 11:35:36 AM
I got a cute t-shirt from Japan a few years ago, and like all my whites, it got stains in the pits. I used to wear it under a floppy light blue zip hoodie to hide them, but I wanted to be able to wear it alone again (plus it's sort of a guinea pig for another recon I'm afraid to try). So I made this:

Here's the shoulder tie:

The back looks just like the front except without the picture.
I used a package of double-fold fleece blanket binding for the trim. It was the easiest thing I've ever made. It looks terrible up close because I wasn't careful and I was distracted because my husband wasn't home when he said he'd be.
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178  Re: raWr! monster pants! tutorial! in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by dooney on: April 28, 2005 07:33:32 AM


I made the eyes with two big googlies, some felt, and a pin I yanked off a craft project mom and I did for a YMCA kids' thing.
I think I'm going to make different sets of eyes to go with how I'm feeling. Like angry eyes, crazy spiral-y eyes, etc.
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179  Re: raWr! monster pants! tutorial! in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by dooney on: April 21, 2005 01:52:39 PM

     
had to upload to craftster cause i exceeded my bandwidth at geocities.
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180  raWr! monster pants! tutorial! in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by dooney on: April 21, 2005 12:06:57 PM
My favorite jeans got a hole in the knee, and I didn't fix it right away, so it got worse and worse until it was all the way across the knee, almost from seam to seam. I didn't want it to keep getting worse, and I didn't want to recon my jeans into a skirt or anything else. They fit so perfectly! So...



http://geocities.com/dooneyfrenzy/craftster/pantsfar.txt
Now I have monster pants.
http://geocities.com/dooneyfrenzy/craftster/pantsclose.txt
And here's how to do it:
http://geocities.com/dooneyfrenzy/craftster/tutorials/mptuta.txt
http://geocities.com/dooneyfrenzy/craftster/tutorials/mptutb.txt
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