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21  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Sweatpants/hoodie material Question on: December 13, 2009 10:31:28 AM
sweet thanks!! Cheesy
-des
22  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Sweatpants/hoodie material Question on: December 12, 2009 08:58:05 PM
Alright I am going to attempt to make something similar to the American Apparel hoodie dress:
http://www.blogcdn.com/www.styledash.com/media/2008/01/americanapparel_hoodiedress.jpg

However, what exactly is the fabric called or what should I look for that is similar to fabric used for sweat clothes?
And can I just order this fabric? I plan to use a old hoodie to make the dress, but if more fabric is needed it would nice to know where I can find some Smiley

Also, as far as making the dress, my body is nothing like the American Apparel model. I have wider hips and a wide waist, my boobs are pretty big, so I'm not sure how to approach cutting the fabric. Should I try for a more empire waist look or a box? if anyone has any suggestions I would greatly appreciate it, thanks!
23  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / TRIPLE! reconstructed t-shirt (now w/toddler pants) on: September 18, 2009 10:55:06 PM
*updated*
I'm not sure how this came about but I finally had the idea of combining these pants from my childhood and this reconstructed shirt. Smiley I'm pretty stoked because I didn't wear the original reconstructed shirt as much before...but i think i definitely will now! haha Cheesy
Before



After


(there's holes along the collar from the original reconstruction)



*original post*

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=217820.msg2343491#msg2343491
24  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Summer-long Project (lots of pictures) on: September 09, 2009 10:45:36 PM
yeah i wouldn't mind for some of them. most of them i used existing tutorials and modified them. but I think i can create a list and a couple of tutorials Smiley
-des
25  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Summer-long Project (lots of pictures) *some tutorial links added* on: September 09, 2009 10:11:04 PM
For this summer I was selected to be in my school's summer arts festival. I chose to promote clothing reconstruction. I wanted to highlight all the different designs and things one can do with clothing, so I used only old clothing for the project: some I brought from home and some I had donated to me.

A majority of the pieces featured I did over the summer (the ones with 'before and after' pictures) while the others I either completed before the project or I completed during the project.

I also wanted to pay homage to craftster.org and its awesome crafter community, so I decided to have the exhibit be entirely online for everyone to see Smiley

http://www.dartmouth.edu/~lhc/events/2009/desiree.html


Although I am happy that the exhibit was successful and I really challenged myself in creating these pieces, I am not entirely satisfied with the way the pieces were presented. Not to say I don't like the website idea, I'm totally cool with that, its just that not all the pictures/pieces did not make the website for whatever reason. So, I would like to show the other pieces and more of the others that were limited on the website. I also have a couple of pieces I made after the project was over, anywho enjoy!! and keep on crafting!!!! Cheesy





Before (originally, I tried making a shirt with both these but they ended up in different projects, the shirt became...well a shirt Tongue and the button up became a skirt Smiley ):

the other shirt i used for the "zapatista girl shirt":

After:


Detail of skirt:


Before:

After:


Before: (shirt used to have graphic on front of shirt)

After: (graphic on back! lol)

(my first time using the button maker!!! Cheesy )


Before:

After:


Before:

After:



Before:

After (it has a diagonal design):




Things I Made After the Project
Before:

After:

(rest assured that is me Tongue lol i look like a skater Tongue lol Smiley )

Before:

After:


Thanks for viewing!


Links to tutorials
Here's the tutorials I used for some of the pieces, but I mainly used them as a guide and then modified them as I went....

1st Shirt (dark blue and light blue shirt):
http://www.cutoutandkeep.net/projects/fitted_tee_to_a_crazy_chic_top

No Doubt Shirt:
http://www.cutoutandkeep.net/projects/reclaimed_tshirt

Horrorpops Cardigan:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=207527.0

I'll try to make some tutorials for the others later, but for now here's a few Smiley  Enjoy!



26  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Spaceman Hoodie! on: July 05, 2009 02:14:43 PM
ahh!! so cool!  Grin the tutorial is also great! Cheesy lol i love that girl's earrings (didn't catch her name  Embarrassed )!!! i love to make a pair like that!! >_< but great job!
-des
27  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Rainbow Zipper Pencil Case and T-shirt Mini-Art Case on: June 21, 2009 05:24:52 AM
So...this was my FIRST time making both of these but I somehow did it. lol and i'm even more excited since I also made them for a couple of friends who recently graduated Smiley i hope they like them!

(cross section of zippers)

(one side of pencil case)

(other side Tongue)
i used various colored zippers and part of a four bag (yes, i said flour bag. lol) i may of broken a needle to complete this but i'm happy it turned out well Cheesy
inspiration: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=232838.0

the art-case was made from t-shirts and a piece of canvas (to provide a base)

this was challenging but also very rewarding...i'm so happy it turned out LOOKING like an art-case. lol oh, and this is a project featured in The Bigass Book of Crafts.
-des
28  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / Reconstructed Cons on: June 21, 2009 05:09:05 AM
Here's a pair of converse i redid for a friend fro graduation Smiley i sent them this past week...i hope she likes them!  Grin



there were some holes in the canvas so I sewed and hot glued some patches lol Smiley
-des
29  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Skinny Jeans, "No Doubt" shirt, heart apron on: June 21, 2009 05:03:44 AM
*my initial pictures weren't showing up so i changed*
I have finally tried to make my own skinny jeans from old ones and also reconned a shirt from the No Doubt concert I went to Smiley I also made my FIRST apron from a pillowcase for my friend's graduation, enjoy!
before:

(forgot to take a picture before but here's one when I was going through the process)
after:


before:

after:


before:

after:


heart apron:

(the heart is a pocket :3)


tutorials i used:
skinny jeans: http://www.cutoutandkeep.net/projects/skinny_jeans_2_2_2
shirt: http://www.cutoutandkeep.net/projects/reclaimed_tshirt
-des
30  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Operation! and Froot Loops hoodies on: March 06, 2009 12:17:52 AM
Cheesy great job!
-des
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