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11  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Stitch And BOTCH / my first circle skirt ::sigh:: on: August 09, 2005 04:11:15 PM
I was ready to take the plunge and try out my first clothing project. I figured 'circle skirts are easy! it's the perfect thing to start out with. no pattern, minimal sewing. this'll be great!'

now, I have a piece of fabric with a hole in it about 3 times bigger than my waist. wtf?!? I measured my waist. divided it by 4. folded the fabric twice (to make a square 1/4 the original size). measured a quarter circle that is 1/4 of my waist onto the proper corner. cut.

WHAT FRIGGIN' HAPPENED?!?!?!

 Angry Huh Cry

12  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / pseudo-corset lacing on: August 05, 2005 04:20:06 PM
okay, so I have a ribbed tank top that is just crying out for reconstuction. I bought a pack of eyelets and the things that you set them with(with the help of a hammer), and I just wanted to ask, how would I go about making the back corset-y? I've already read the tutorial about how to make a t-shirt corset, but I don't have a sewing machine and suck at hand-sewing Sad. would it work if I used iron-on stitchery to make the part where the eyelets are attached(by putting it inside the shirt in the part where I want the ribbon to be secured, folding over it and ironing, to make a part that sticks out), hammered the eyelets into it, and laced it up? I think that the iron-on stuff would act as interfacing, and make the fabric less stretchy, so there woudl be less of a chance of the eyelets popping out. am I way off, or would this work?

I'm sorry about being so unclear Sad

please help  me out  Embarrassed
13  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / red and black spiky duct tape bag!! on: August 04, 2005 04:18:45 PM
most of this was done while watching a clockwork orange (again) a few night ago, and I have to say, I am extremely happy with how it came out. (I guess ACO gets the craftiness going)
edit: thanks BananaAmbush for the idea and the tut!

back


front




inside


in action (excuse my ugliness and the fact that I look like I'm 12(I'm not!))




 Smiley
so.. yeah. comments?

14  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / accesories as self defense? on: August 04, 2005 04:11:48 PM
sure bet.

I got really bored last night and my dad's toolbox was lying beside me, and I saw a pack of finishing nails in it, and thought "...hey... these are sorta cool." plus I have a pic of bones delarge from the lower class brats (punk rock band) singing, and he's wearing a white wristband with what look sorta like nails in it and... okay enough rambling more pics

basically duct tape fabric 1 strip wide studded with nails







looking back, it reminds me more of something that the singer of gwar might wear and not LCB, but whatever. I think it's cool. I'm gonna make a matching collar, and try using different colors of tape and different nails. dad will sure be curious about where all his nails are going soon...  Grin

comments?
15  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Discussion and Questions / skeleton hand stencils on: August 02, 2005 04:18:43 PM
so, I've been obsessing over the misfits recently, and I was watching the video for dig up her bones and digging glenn's gloves when I thought, 'hey, I could do that!'
so, does anyone have skeleton hand stencils?
my backup plan is to use the stencil from that misfits shirt with the hands on the boobs,
http://www.allposters.com/-sp/Women-s-The-Misfits-Skeleton-Hands-Babydoll_i1122844_c44034_.htm<--like that, but they are too...squeezy. lol


so...yeah. help me out?
16  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions / record cover bags on: August 01, 2005 12:24:12 PM
okay, I recently made a record bag (inspired by dirt_made_my_lunch) (I'll post it when I make the strap Sad), and now I have 2 delicious record covers left over. I want to make a bag with one, but how would I go about it? I want to inflict at little damage as possible to it, it's from '77, I doubt that I can replace it if I fuck up Sad

help/tuts/advice/etc?
17  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / Andre the Giant has a posse! on: July 29, 2005 03:18:25 PM
... and I'm in it, I guess.

probably more like shepard fairey's posse.









stencilled onto an old red tank top that I found in my closet.

I am amazed at how clean the lines came out  Shocked Cool

I sprayed the stencil with spray adhesive on my porch and the glue and overspray picked up some dust so now I have andre stencilled in glue and dirt in front of my house. cool.




comments?
18  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / super long star earrings and multi-chain earrings with dangly b+w twirly things on: July 28, 2005 05:43:38 PM
there are made from 3 other pairs of earrings



me wearing them





my hand wearing them


this


plus this (one of the earrings is already dismantled in this picture)

equals this




[and yes, that's muchmoremusic and south park in the backgrounds on the tv. I'm a dork.]


19  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / baby shoes, spongebob, and hiligher yellow fabric?!? (image heavy) on: July 28, 2005 04:28:47 PM






these are the shoes, they're converse hitop style. they're for 9 month old babies, so they're really small. I got them for $.50 at a yard sale, and the only thing that I can think of is donating them to a charity





pirate spongebob!! I love this guy. this is the little one, I also have the meduim one(don't ask -_-). he's probably about the size of a hand (including his legs). all I can think of is hollowing him out and making a camera bag/wallet, but since I already have lots of different ideas for both, I don't want to hurt spongebob for that. Sad

also, I have about 3 meters of flourescent(sp.?), really really really freakin bright yellow fabric. I forgot what it's called, but it's heavier and coarser than cotton but still pretty thin (not sheer though). I want to make a skirt with it, but I'll stil have a bunch of leftover, so what can I do with it?

something is telling me that spengebob and the yellow fabric belong together. but how? a bag or something?

help me out  Sad
20  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / black and red duct tape camera bag!! on: July 28, 2005 02:55:59 PM
so, I just got my digital camera about a week ago, and I decided to make it a bag. after looking at all the amazing duct tape bags on craftster, I decided to give it a go.







it's made of bright red duct tape and black and red electrician tape for the bow and black part around the top. my camera is happy now. Grin

edit: I changed it around after I made the bow and I finally found the pictures. here it is now:





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