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1  Vintage undies make good patterns... in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by bizooey on: August 15, 2011 02:51:50 PM
So the other day the ladies of my family and I went shopping on Ottawa St. in Hamilton (where all the best fabric shops are) and I ended up buying a LOT. We came across a vintage store that was selling underwear from the fifties that were in amazing shape and had a great classic cut. I bought a pair and used them as reference to make a crazy update of my own... and this is how they turned out! I'm rather pleased with the end result, these are so soft and comfortable. I must make some more!

Here are the reference panties:



And this is what I made:



The fabric I used was a super soft and stretchy lace end from Fabricland that I got for $3/metre. I have already made a pair of leggings from them last night and I am in love. The bow is something I whipped together out of some fluorescent orange lace I had laying around.

Say what you will about high-waisted underwear, but I think these are some pretty sexy granny panties.
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2  Re: Tapering Leather Pants: tips? :3 in Clothing: Discussion and Questions by bizooey on: October 31, 2010 12:41:25 PM
HEY GUYS it worked so perfectly! Cheesy
He wore the pants for a show as a part of his 80s metalhead costume and it was just beautiful. LOOK!

thanks you guys. :3
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3  Flared Jeans into skinny jeans with tute! EDIT: PLENTY OF PICS ALONG WITH STEPS! in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by bizooey on: October 28, 2006 02:26:26 PM
Now the trend these days are the skinny jeans. Now, the fit on these depends alot on how you want them to fit, but we will get to that later.
There's probably a quicker and better way, but I find this works just as well.

1. First off, take an old pair of flared jeans....ugh much? Next, turn them inside out.
This might sound weird, but it is VERY effective. Put them on!
Mark with a pen (or something) at where you want to start to thin out the legs.Make sure you are thinning out the legs where there is NO topstitching, or else your pants will NOT turn out!
(This will work best if you have jeans that actually FIT you in the first place  Cheesy)

2.

Now, take some pins and pin the flare away from the inside of the leg (or wherever there isn't any top stitching.) so that if you fold it back, it looks like the skinny leg you want.

3.

Next, carefully take off your jeans and lay them on a flat surface.
Take a ruler or a plastic quilting grid and mark a line down from the spot where you first marked, and down the trail of pins.
It should look like it is a diagonal line, going skinnier near the foot.
Reposition the pins so that they are nearer to the line you drew.

4.DO NOT CUT ANYTHING! If you need to pick out any stitches, you will be screwed.
Now starting from the original seam, sew down the side of the leg easing into your diagonal line.



Before you do your next leg, try them on to see how they fit.
The seam should look like this:



5. If they fit properly, cut off the excess flare and do the next leg.

6. Now at this point most of you will be like, "Kay, wtf, they have this stupid lump at the knee, like this:

DO NOT PANIC.Luckily you have a lovely girl who has experienced the same thing, and is here to help you out.

7. You have two options: Try on your jeans regularly and pin the lumpy side, or try them on inside-out and pin the lumpy side. The last way is the craziest yet easiest.



8. Next off, mark (I just used a pin) where you want to take in the lump. Don't be afraid to sew multiple seams in one area! It's all trial and error, and the ones you don't want will come out in the end.



9. Look! YOU FIXED THE LEG!


If you didn't, just repeat steps 7 and 8. Don't worry! You will get it! I myself had a little trouble! Wink

10. Now that you have fixed it, cut off the flare around 5/8" from the seam(s).


11. Just look at the difference!

All you have to do is repeat for the other legs and voila!


You get the point. Sweet jeans.
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4  Flared jeans into skinny jeans with tute! EDIT: PLENTY OF PICS ALONG WITH STEPS! in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by bizooey on: October 07, 2006 06:11:11 PM
Please feel free to discuss this project here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=129855.0 - jungrrl


Now the trend these days are the skinny jeans. Now, the fit on these depends alot on how you want them to fit, but we will get to that later.
There's probably a quicker and better way, but I find this works just as well.

1. First off, take an old pair of flared jeans....ugh much? Next, turn them inside out.
This might sound weird, but it is VERY effective. Put them on!
Mark with a pen (or something) at where you want to start to thin out the legs.Make sure you are thinning out the legs where there is NO topstitching, or else your pants will NOT turn out!
(This will work best if you have jeans that actually FIT you in the first place  Cheesy)

2.

Now, take some pins and pin the flare away from the inside of the leg (or wherever there isn't any top stitching.) so that if you fold it back, it looks like the skinny leg you want.

3.

Next, carefully take off your jeans and lay them on a flat surface.
Take a ruler or a plastic quilting grid and mark a line down from the spot where you first marked, and down the trail of pins.
It should look like it is a diagonal line, going skinnier near the foot.
Reposition the pins so that they are nearer to the line you drew.

4.DO NOT CUT ANYTHING! If you need to pick out any stitches, you will be screwed.
Now starting from the original seam, sew down the side of the leg easing into your diagonal line.



Before you do your next leg, try them on to see how they fit.
The seam should look like this:



5. If they fit properly, cut off the excess flare and do the next leg.

6. Now at this point most of you will be like, "Kay, wtf, they have this stupid lump at the knee, like this:

DO NOT PANIC.Luckily you have a lovely girl who has experienced the same thing, and is here to help you out.

7. You have two options: Try on your jeans regularly and pin the lumpy side, or try them on inside-out and pin the lumpy side. The last way is the craziest yet easiest.



8. Next off, mark (I just used a pin) where you want to take in the lump. Don't be afraid to sew multiple seams in one area! It's all trial and error, and the ones you don't want will come out in the end.



9. Look! YOU FIXED THE LEG!


If you didn't, just repeat steps 7 and 8. Don't worry! You will get it! I myself had a little trouble! Wink

10. Now that you have fixed it, cut off the flare around 5/8" from the seam(s).


11. Just look at the difference!

All you have to do is repeat for the other legs and voila!


You get the point. Sweet jeans.
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5  Super Random Halter-thing shirt!! BUT WAIT THERES MORE... in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by bizooey on: January 10, 2006 02:35:59 PM
okay. I have realized that I am trying too hard to be like a crazy designer girl when I'm only 13 when I see these amazing people making things when they're like 20. Sooooo yeah. But anyways:
I made a shirt out of like this crazy spandex stuff, and it turned out pretty cool. I used elastic for the strap and uhh thats about it. It was supposed to turn out like a sweet corset type thing, but uh, I'll stick to patterns for that. I kinda got lazy.
PICS!!


sorry bout the chest. just trying to show ya what it looks like ON something.


Also, I used a burda pattern to make this sweet tiger fur jacket, and I also made a really easy and neat tube dress/shirt, which looks awesome over jeans. ENJOY
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6  Old jeans + me = omgzz <3 in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by bizooey on: November 19, 2005 08:20:31 AM
Okay so I had some old jeans and I decided that I wanted to "funkify" them for my fashion show. So it was quite simple, I started by making them into capris, and then got my seam ripper and tore the life out of them. Then I had some metal studs and decided to make a question mark near the pocket, and I painted on some more question marks and stars on the other side. I like the way they turned out!! Cheesy
PICTURES!!! Grin




They are a bit big for me but hey they're still good.
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7  Winter Beercap Picture frame (with tutorial and pics!) in Winter Holidays by bizooey on: November 19, 2005 07:40:50 AM
I was just watching an episode of "Craft Corner Deathmatch" when I got super inspired to make something for the winter holidays. I was looking in my basement and I found all these beercaps and I really wanted to make something out of them! So I finally found something perfect - A plain wooden picture frame! Now, it would be pretty fun to just glue them on and just leave it, right? Well, you could if you wanted to. I just decided to take it a step further, I guess...
1. Glue on beercaps to frame with a hot glue gun (well duh.)

2. Take it outside and spraypaint it silver.

3. Paint on whatever you want onto the beercaps (you could even paint on your own fake beer names if you want!) in this case I did stars and snowflakes.

4. Let dry and give to co-workers or friends!

Please excuse my crappy job on painting, my brushes are not very good quality.... Undecided
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8  Shark Cake! My very first post :) in Dessert by bizooey on: November 19, 2005 06:01:44 AM
Well, it was my sister's birthday around a year ago (haha) and my mom and we found really cool recipe scans from a really old recipe book. The recipes were all about cutting out shapes in your cake to make them into animals!! Inspired by this, and knowing my sister's love of sharks, we decided to take the cake recipe for a fish and modify it to become a shark! All you need (if you're lazy like me lol) is cake mix, white icing, something to make an eye and fins(I used another tube of chocolate icing), a good knife, and blue and green food colouring. Cut out basic shapes of a fish (like an oval and triangles for the body and fins) after baking the cake. Then mix in a seperate bowl, a few drops of green and blue food colouring until you like it, and use the white icing for half of the cake! It's really easy and fun, and you can put any twists on it that you like! We put on additional coconut shavings with the vanilla on some parts of the fish!
(the cake looks messy in the pics hahaha...)


Enjoy!  Grin
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