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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Tablecloth Tunic! on: November 26, 2007 08:22:30 PM
Whoops, I posted this on my blog/flickr a few weeks ago, but neglected to post in here on my precious craftster! There isn't much to say about this, it's really very, very simple.  It's a basic T-tunic (http://www.dagorhir.com/HowTo/DagorhirTunic.htm) made from an old table cloth and 4 old napkins (thank you grandma!). I wish I'd taken a before picture, but now it's way too late!!  The tablecloth makes up the upper part, and the 4 napkins are cut and arranged to make the skirt area.  The neck in faced with matching raw silk, but this can really be anything so long as the drape matches the body fabric.

I encourage you all to try making something like this, it's so easy! I usually don't think tent-like things are flattering on most body shapes but throw a belt on that sucker and see how pretty it looks!

2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / My version of the skully fake isle hat: now with earflaps! on: November 06, 2007 11:33:20 AM
After seeing this: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=202337.0 post, I had to make my own.  I am stash busting right now, and had the self striping yarn (Paintbox 3, Spring Moss) leftover from some other projects. The cream yarn in encore. I got a bright idea to knit sweaters for my bro +husband, then realized I had no interest in knitting a giant sweater for either of them, so now I'm knitting hats out of all of that.

Anyway, the hat is this hat from magknits:  http://www.magknits.com/Nov06/patterns/fakeisle.htm with this: http://www.supermitten.com/images/SkullCharts.gif to replace the middle pattern.

As for the earflaps, I just picked up 18 stitches, and knitted the chart (3 stiches of seed on either side) and decreased a bit when I got done with the chart. If anyone is dying to know details I'm sure I could write down specifically what I did.  Anywhos here's the pics!




3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Rainbow Shirt! on: October 23, 2007 02:06:00 PM
Hello! It's been a while since I've posted anything new, and this is my first time on this board!!

This is a shirt I made last night, it's so bright I'm in love!!  I have had this rainbow ribbed knit for nigh on 8 years now, which should prove to my husband why you should NEVER throw anything, especially fabric, out Wink  The sleeves and pocket are from an old sweater that I got when I went thrifting in Chicago, it was only 10 cents! The red band, back, and trim are from a vest I found here for 3 bucks.  The pattern is from a shirt that got wrecked in the wash, so I used it as a basically template. It was so fun to make, I hope I have enough to make one more!!!



 Let me know what you think!
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / New Happy Summertime Fun Dress! on: August 19, 2007 03:22:33 PM
I can't ever show up to a wedding in a non-handmade dress, let alone one that I've already worn. So it true Tess fashion I made this in Thursday for my sisters wedding on Saturday.  The fabric is from a good flickr friend of mine, she found it at a flea market I'm certain. I found the white with red polka dot fabric at joann's for a hem and straps, sorry I don't have a detailed picture.  I can't remember what pattern number this was, but if someone wants to make it I'll do my best to figure it out!!



What do you think?
5  UNITED STATES / North Carolina / Any NC Craftsters going to Burning Man?? Do you need a ride back? on: August 16, 2007 02:48:50 PM
Hey NC ladies and gents! I was wondering if any NC'er were going to be at Burning man, and if so, do you need a ride back? I am on vacation on the west coast, and got a last minute offer to go to burning man.  I can't give you a ride there, unfortunately as I am already in UT.  If you'd like to carpool back, I have room for a bit of gear, but not a huge amount unfortunately.  It should only be about 1.5 days of driving, and we can stop if you feel like it.  If a pretty agreeable person to be around, and I'm also not an axe-murderer if that was a concern.  I have a Prius, so gas should be less than 100 bucks.  If you are interested, please pm me and we can work out details!!

If you are going, but don't need a ride, please post so we can get a count of how many peeps are going to be there, and maybe we can arrange to get together!

Anyway, peace out!
6  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Tree Wall Hanging on: June 01, 2007 11:22:29 AM
Over a year ago now, I got this amazing quilt from gingerquilts in a swap: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=95757.0 A few months ago, I made this (and some other things) for someone who got flaked on in the tree swap!

It is inspired by, but not identical at all.  I drew the tree freehand from a 20 by 20 pixel (tiny!) celtic tree image I found, it was so little I ended up bs'ing a lot of it Smiley  The background I made using a waving lines piecing tutorial that I can't find for the life of me.  After I pieced the background, I fused the tree to it and zigzagged around, then I did the rough stitching on the seams on the quilt, and bound it off! I did the edges of the quilt a little wobbly to mimic the background, I'm not sure i I like it or not...but all in all I am super pleased with how this came out! I saved the cuttings of the wonderunder so I could make one for myself Smiley


7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / New Summer Halter Dress! on: May 29, 2007 01:00:36 PM
I just made another summer dress, what do you think? It's from McCalls 3584. It was very easy, but I don't plan on making it again for 2 reasons. 1.  There are 3 pleats on the bodice area that serve to make my breasts look larger than I want them to. 2.  The halter gives me a headache.  I love how it looks, though, so I think I'm going to try a halter looking front for my next project, but a different back.  I need to get cranking on more summer dresses, it's getting hotter and hotter....

8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / My new Batik Summer Dress! on: May 20, 2007 06:23:55 PM
About 1 millions years ago I did a fabric swap, and i received some great African batiks from Lothruin.  I wasn't quite sure what to do with them, I needed something that used the fabric well, and used what little I had! I finally found the perfect pattern, Butterick 5028.  I didn't quite have enough to make the skirt long enough, so I added the contrast border. I used the green for bodice lining, which meant that I didn't have enough to make a contrast waistband Smiley

The only modifications to the pattern other than the contrast border was to adjust the back v to make it fit better, then I tacked it down so it wouldn't gape open and it allows me to wear a bra Smiley  As far as fit goes, it fits very well, and I am going to make it about with some brown linen!




Let me know what you think!
9  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / My first ever quilt, now with more ballerina kitten power! on: April 05, 2007 02:24:13 PM
Hello! I just finished my very first quilt! It's from a Pepper Cory pattern, but I don't really know who she is. I got the pattern during my area's quilt shop hop, you know, one block and each shop.  It was super easy, it was full of tricks and techniques to make it look fancy, but it was secretly extremely easy! All the fabric is stash fabric, yay for stash busting!

The full quilt:



The corner:


The center:

Then ballernia kitten!


Thanks for looking! It's kinda puckery, I washed since it's getting donated and didn't want any suprises!
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Aprons, aprons, aprons-Very Image Heavy! on: March 02, 2007 09:10:54 AM
I went a little crazy a few weeks ago and made 9 aprons all in a row! That was the easy part, the hard part was figuring out (and getting the motivation) to photograph them! Let me know what you think! They tie at the neck, and the back, and have patch pockets.








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