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1  frankenskirt! in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by swirlygrrl on: January 02, 2008 04:36:00 PM
This is by far the coolest thing I've ever sewn!  Grin

My awesome bf suggested that I make this out of his camos, even though he loved wearing them. I made the patches by running fabric taped to cardstock through my printer.

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2  monster poi! in Completed Projects by swirlygrrl on: January 02, 2008 03:14:18 PM
Hi everyone!  Meet Thing One and Thing Two.  Thing one has the barbershop quartet mustache.  Thing Two is sporting an odd sort of mohawk. Smiley

If you don't know what poi are, they are various objects dangling from string or chain of some sort, used to spin while dancing or just moving around.  Some of them have flags, some glow, some are on fire.  These are fuzzy!

They were a bit labor intensive, mainly because it is HARD AS HELL to cut a tennis ball with dull scissors and a pair of wire-clippers.  Lips sealed  Neither is it easy to rip the fuzzy stuff off the ball to get a template for the fur.  I only got it done because I tend to get obsessed easily.  Cheesy





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3  synthetic dreads in Completed Projects by swirlygrrl on: July 16, 2007 09:21:44 PM
I've been wanting to try this forever, but it seemed overwhelming for some reason.  Then the other night I found some really clear instructions and decided to give it a go.

I've done two of them so far.  I only have to do about 48 more!  Cheesy  It's incredibly time consuming, but super easy.

Here's the result:


When I'm done, they'll look something like these:
http://quinnster.fqdn.net/
http://mysite.wanadoo-members.co.uk/AndrogynitY/gallery/dreads/glitter12.jpg

 Grin

If anyone is interested, I can post links to the instructions.
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4  This has got to be the easiest recon EVER! (bag made from kid's overalls) in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by swirlygrrl on: July 08, 2007 08:04:13 PM
I saw this great tutorial here: http://www.craftbits.com/viewProject.do?projectID=881
I thought it was so freakin' cute and unbelievably easy! So I went to the Salvation Army store and spent $2-3 for a super cute frog jumper.

So here is the result:




(if the pics don't show up, try these links)

http://images.tribe.net/tribe/upload/photo/24b/4fe/24b4fee6-d37f-4029-9019-00ec5881812c
http://images.tribe.net/tribe/upload/photo/fd0/bdb/fd0bdb6f-f174-4770-9592-ef329caa980a

It took all of about 5 minutes to make.   I love instant gratification! Grin
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5  corduroy dead pants (steal your drum) in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by swirlygrrl on: June 03, 2007 09:57:26 AM
I just finished these pants.  I made them for my boyfriend.  I'm not sure he's ever going to take them off. lol. 










He's a drummer, so he asked me if I could do a steal your face applique with a drum in it.  This is only the second time I've ever done applique (the moon dress I posted before was the first).  It didn't come out quite like I was hoping.  The circle was a bitch and ended up slightly off, and I wanted to applique the drum and skull instead of drawing them, but by the time I got the circle and the skull on, I was done. ugh.  I'm trying the freezer paper method next time.  The pin and turn under as you go method sucks.

Anyway, I'm thrilled with the overall result, but more importantly, he is.    I think he's out running around the neighborhood showing them off.  Cheesy
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6  Re: my bellydancing outfit in Costumes: Completed Projects by swirlygrrl on: June 01, 2007 11:08:02 PM
 Grin  Thanks!  I don't have much occasion to dress up lately.  Sad  I have a few pics from a while back,though none with the outfit in question.
(sorry, the pics are a little large)







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7  my bellydancing outfit in Costumes: Completed Projects by swirlygrrl on: June 01, 2007 09:23:27 PM
I made the belt and the pants a while back.  The pants are fun to walk around in and SUPER comfy.



Here's the top:


Normally the cleavage would be a bit masked with tons of necklaces. Cheesy
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8  moon dress in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by swirlygrrl on: June 01, 2007 09:19:11 PM
Hi everyone!  This is my first time posting a project.  I'm really excited, because it was the first time I've made something without a pattern.  I wore it for the first time today, and I've gotten a ton of compliments on it.  Grin

I used the tute, so kindly provided by weeza here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=92679.0
(Thank you, weeza!  You freakin' ROCK!)

After most of an evening, a lot of cursing and more ripping than I care to recall, here is the finished product:







The only thing that I'm not totally thrilled with is the bust darts, but I know what I did wrong, so next time they'll be better.  Smiley

If anyone wants to give it a go, I'll be happy to answer questions about it.
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