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11  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / lacey polka dotted skirt goodness! on: November 03, 2005 07:30:01 PM
I orginally made this skirt about 8 months ago...it was the first skirt I'd ever made so it was pretty wonky and had a lot of messups. For one, I lined it with fabric that was way too stiff so it stuck out like something from the Jetsons...two, it had some plastic black dots sewn to the hem as fringe and they were soooo cute but it just weighed the skirt down and made a lot of noise when I walked...third, I had no idea how to insert a waistband and that just worked out horribly!

So this really cute messed up skirt has been hanging in my closet since. I wanted to just make another one but now I can't find this fabric ANYWHERE...so I decided the whole thing had to be reconstructed. It was a major pain to rip out all the seams (I had a lot of them and they were tiny) but I finally got this thing put back together the right way.



I replaced the plastic dot fringe on the bottom with black lace...I had to put some black lace under the waistband to cover up where I had to rip the seams out from the old waistband. I think it turned out nicely, and you can't tell it was ever messed up.



Here's a detailed photo of the waistband and the white tulle gathered underneath.

I wish I had thought to take a picture of the original version. It really didn't look bad unless you looked closely at the seams but man, this is an improvement! I love it...wish it wasn't so damn cold outside now or I'd wear it everywhere!
12  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / I'll admit this is not entirely original... on: September 22, 2005 10:54:58 PM
...I got the idea from the great Supayana. Her stuff has really inspired my to re-vamp my wardrobe. I have all these old shirts I never wear, so I've started the process of ripping them apart and reconstructing them into something much more interesting and wearable. Here's the result of my first project:

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a264/feedthesquirrels/greenshirt.jpg

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a264/feedthesquirrels/greenshirt3.jpg

The scarfesque thing I made was fraying, even after I hemmed it...so after these pics were taken I wound up sewing the width of the scarf together. I think it actually looks better now that it's not so wide.

Oh and please excuse the way I look here...my hair needs dying badly and I took these pics at 2am yesterday morning *L*
13  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / Venture Brothers reconstructed striped tank top on: May 31, 2005 09:51:16 PM


I was going through all these old clothes with my mom today, and came across this really old striped short sleeve shirt. So I made it into a tank top and decided to proclaim my silly fangirlness with a Venture Brothers stencil. I usually use transfer pens (which are awesome) but I was out of ink, so this is my first actual stencil project. The white paint on the top layer bled a lot b/c I didn't blot my sponge before applying...so I had to do a LOT of touching up. But it turned out rather nicely, I think...still waiting for the paint to dry so I can actually try it on.

Go team Venture indeed!
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