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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Make a Corset Top Fit on: February 06, 2004 05:40:33 PM
my roommate recieved this beautiful victoria's secret corset top as a gift from her xbf.  although it was a size small, it was too large in the boobs and she never wore it.  i wanted to borrow it for my provincial halloween costume (think coppelia), but i am a whole size smaller than her.  of course it needed some changes.

here's what it looked like after modification:

its was super easy. i needed a roll of coordinating satin ribbon, a value bag of satin rosettes, and matching thread.  i pinned 2-inch intervals along the back bones of the corset top, then stitched on satin loops on the outside edge of the boning, making sure to fold in the ends so they wouldn't fray or weaken.  the stitching was then covered by stitching a rose on top.  when i was done, i laced it up with a piece long enough to dangle low when tied.  if i had beads, i would have strung them on the bottom.

my roomie was really happy, because now she can wear her top!  i imagine dark purple rosettes would look pretty hot on a black corset top with black lacing.  i'm planning on adding felt or satin flowers to my roomie's black skirt with snaps... that way she can change the colors around according to her outfit.

k bye!
2  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / quick valentines (and other easy paper crafts) on: February 06, 2004 05:00:36 PM
living away in the dorms, its really frustrating not to have anything crafty but scissors, paper, glue, and markers...  the nearest craft store is so very far away!  i've managed to busy myself with small crafts anyway.

last night i made some valentine note-holders with my origami calendar and some print outs of our favorite sexy men/boys.   if i had the resources, i'd be sewing felt or foam, but origami, stickers, and glitter gel pens work well too!  


i can't provide the origami instructions to making a heart, but have an alternative way of folding if you're interested: http://www.netguides.org.uk/guides/origami/heart.html

in case you're wondering who's on the door, elissa's valentine has viggo mortensen as aragorn, mr. ewan macgregor from big fish, and her bf.  my valentine has billy boyd as pippin took, rivers cuomo as his fine self, and daniel radcliffe as harry potter.  below them is wywo's very own andrew dan-jumbo, eclipsed by our floormate, ib.


anyone can do these paper projects too:

i did this window in a few minutes.  inner-city kids were coming in an hour to trick or treat at our residence hall and it was sorely undecorated.  pictures of floormates with batwings, cat ears, exposed brain matter and other haunted halloween motifs going on.  the caution tape was free because it was left unattended by maitenance.  the orange craft paper was a bad idea... but we were running out of time.

we cut up a million bats to hang form the ceiling and stick on the walls.  the scraps had bat windows in them, so we lay a contrasting color in the window and taped them over our flourescent lights... the lights were already capped and remained cool, so there was no fire hazard.  it was great ambience and would be fun to do for other holidays
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