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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: gypsy skirt to dress on: January 13, 2010 07:54:29 AM
first of all i love it and if you could post a tutorial i would love you forever.
secondly, i dont know if this sounds creepy but you totally have the back to wear backless shirts/dresses. some peope dont and they obviously dont know it haha

Aww thank you. But I have gained weight and I'm afraid I may no longer have the back to rock this dress. Hahaha
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: gypsy skirt to dress on: August 26, 2009 10:53:42 PM
More photos added.  Grin
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: gypsy skirt to dress on: August 26, 2009 08:59:02 PM



(I never really knew how the Infinity dress looked like. I was never interested in it because it called for stretchy fabric and my sewing machine, my Lorelai, cannot tackle stretchy fabric.)

And yeah, thanks for the nice comments. Cheesy
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: gypsy skirt to dress on: August 25, 2009 01:33:48 PM
Very beautiful. So is the top just two very long and wide rectangles sewn to the front slightly overlapping?

Yepyep, basically.

HERE IS A LINK TO THE MINI-TUTE, GUYS: http://boredandcrafty.com/index.php/2009/08/26/skirt-to-dress-mini-tutorial/

I'll post the photos here tomorrow 'coz I'm really really really sleepy right now.

And thanks for the nice comments. Smiley
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / gypsy skirt to dress on: August 25, 2009 05:17:01 AM
The plan was to make this:

Out of this:

An hour and a half later, I had this:

Another way to wear it:

I know this is just a simple recon, considering the many amazing things people here make, but I'm really happy with the result.



Photos of the Infinite-ness of the dress. Cheesy


Thanks to the lovely people who gave me the infinity dress idea. Cheesy


Here is a link to the mini-tutorial: http://boredandcrafty.com/index.php/2009/08/26/skirt-to-dress-mini-tutorial/

Thanks again Smiley
6  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / trendy charging station on: August 23, 2009 05:17:23 AM
Well, trendy because of the trendy floral fabric I used. Cheesy

I made a charging station because I don't like seeing wires sticking out of sockets.

Initial piece was this:


I padded the bottom with neoprene foam to keep our mobile phones scratch-free.

Thanks for looking! Smiley
7  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: how to make a piano shoulder bag on: August 23, 2009 05:09:48 AM
You're welcome guys. Smiley
8  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / how to make a piano shoulder bag on: August 22, 2009 11:08:52 AM

1. Black fabric (one measuring 12″ x 14″ and another that measures 8″ x 14″ For the sides, two that measures 14″ x 2″ and one measuring 12″ x 2″ for the bottom)

2. For the lining, cut two pieces measuring 12″ x 14″. For the sides, two that measures 14″ x 2″ and one measuring 12″ x 2″ for the bottom.

3. Black webbing for the straps (21″)

4. White fabric (measuring 4″ x 14″) for the white keys.

5. Ten rectangular pieces (.75″ x 2.5″) for the black keys.

6. Magnetic snap set.


1. Sew your white keys using black thread. Trace the white piece with black pen and sew over these markings. Do not worry because the pen marks will no longer be obvious after sewing.

2. Take your black keys and fold three sides. Then place them over the white keys. The narrow folded side should be positioned 2.5″ from one side of the white keys. The order is 2 black keys, one gap, 3 black keys, another gap, 2 black keys, a gap, and the last 3 black keys.

3. Sew the black keys onto the white keys. I find this to be the most tedious part. After this, you will be able to finish the whole bag in about half an hour.

4. Take your black 14″ x 8″ piece and place it on top of the white keys, right sides together. You will join the keys to the rest of the piano bag at this point.

5. Now the front part of the bag will already be complete. Attach the sides and  bottom to this piece to finish the outer part of your bag. Turn it inside out.

6. Take your straps and position them on the top part of the bag.

7. Attach magnetic snaps to your  lining. You may place a pocket as well.

8. Assemble the lining, leaving a gap at the bottom. Insert the outer part and sew together.

9. Pull the outer part through the gap of your lining.

10. Stitch the top part of your bag. Sew the gap of the lining. And youre done!

Congratulations, you just made a piano bag!

9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: reconstructed blouse to vest :D on: July 20, 2009 08:35:17 PM
Thanks guys!

The before blouse was really cute, yeah, but I was completely stumped as to what to wear it with. Haha. I am stylistically-challenged, I guess.
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / reconstructed blouse to vest :D on: July 20, 2009 09:41:02 AM
Have you ever bought something online only to discover that you don't know how to wear the item? Here is a classic example.

While I love the feet-friendly convenience of shopping online, there are still times when I end up with items that I never, for the life of me, know how to wear. One good example was this perfectly tailored rust blouse. It looked good online and it looked wonderful when a friend fit it when it arrived by mail. Unfortunately, I could not shake  the feeling that I looked like a teacher off to give a pop quiz when I wore it.  My nerdy glasses and standard messy bun did not help.

So I made a vest out of the blouse Cheesy



I used part of the sleeves to make the ribbon. I also added buttons for a pop of color.

More photos HERE (http://boredandcrafty.com/index.php/2009/07/19/new-old-vest/#more-1233) for my attempts at styling.

Thanks for looking!
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