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21  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Outta This World on: July 27, 2006 06:52:41 AM
I haven't posted so long because I've been outta this world! (Laugh.) Cheesy It's really because I've have Craftster's ADD.

Shirt/Tunic I've been making.

Close up of bust.

Close up of ruffle.

Me wearing it with a denim skirt. I'm gonna have to shorten it a little because it doesn't quite fit over the butt, but that's the beauty of making your own clothes.  Grin

Why it's outta this world! I'm gonna get some more stars/planets fabric and make a twirly dress.
Comments/Critiscm welcome (preferably more of the former) Lahv you, boys and girls!
22  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 13 ENTRIES / A plain but ambitious girl. . . on: July 02, 2006 07:42:57 PM
"Has anyone seen a toad? Neville's lost one," she said. She had a bossy sort of voice, lots of bushy brown hair, and rather large front teeth.


Yes, I made a Hermione sock monkey! I love her and she definitely kicks butt!



I "invented" patterns for all her clothes but she has theHogwarts uniform shirt,  black pleated skirt, red and gold tie, and black Mary Janes (painted on.) Her wand is made from a characteristically crooked twig. Her robes even have the Gryffindor symbol on it . . .



I was going to paint it on, but I couldn't do anything that tiny, so I printed it and glued it on. I didn't have fabric for the tie, so I twisted red and yellow yarn together. It works.  I had to draw her eyes on as I couldn't find any good brown buttons, but she still looks okey-dokey! Shortcuts rock.
Anyway, she could have been better but I'm happy with her and I'm going to give her to Jeremy(my youth minister). He'll love her. Thanks for looking and remember:

"Are you sure that's a real spell?" said the girl "Well, it's not very good is it? I've tried a few simple spells just for practice and it's all worked for me. . ."
23  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Catholic Schoolgirl versus Heaven n' Heck - skirts on: June 17, 2006 09:19:05 PM
We went to JoAnn's and my sister picked up a plaid fabric bolt and proclaimed, "I want a uniform skirt!". I immediately thought pleats! We bought the fabric and I made a "uniform" skirt but instead of accordion pleats, I made inverted and a bow for extra girlie-ness!



I used two buttons and the bow as closures. Because I lost my button hole foot, I know, I did the buttons and button
holes by hand. Gaze upon their un-eveness!

And the Heaven n' Heck skirt, I just named it that to have a title. But it kinda reminds me of Gwen Stefani's L.A.M.B collection. . .

A closeup of fabric.


A closeup of skirt!
Well, g'bye now!
24  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Purple People Eater! on: June 15, 2006 04:25:53 PM
I don't really know where to post this. But I've seen duct tape dress forms here before, so I made one! In purple, my favorite color!

My purple body double!
It doesn't reach down my bum or anything, which I blame on my sister. She was the one wrapping me up and she's a lefty and 11 years old, so I blame it on her. Thank you, sis! But my mom and I bought a table leg from the hardware store as a base, because we thought it would hold it up, which it did until I stuffed it. *boo*. Does anyone have any ideas about how to make it stand up?

The base, which is lovely, but not stable! I might make another one in yellow. . .this one bugs me because of the stand thing. Just tell me how to fix it and next time I'll do better!
Comments/advice would be appreciated!
25  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Alice in Wonderland Pinafore *IMG heavy* on: June 01, 2006 11:37:35 AM
I made this as a graduation present for Brittany. Which is good because graduation was almost 2 weeks ago. I made it and decided it looked like Alice in Wonderland's apron but with both colors (blue and white) on one dress. Therefore, The Alice in Wonderland pinafore!

And what better way to rock an Alice in Wonderland pinafore than in white anklets and black Mary Janes?

My floor wearing it.

There's a bow on the bust.

However there are certain *mistakes* that come with making your own clothes. . .

None of the side seams match up.

My first zipper! It's a bit wonky too.

And there's absolutely no lining!
I'm a perfectionist so these things really bother me. But if Brittany still wants it, I'll let her have it.

Me being cute!

Action shot!
26  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Old dress, old shoes, homemade purse! on: March 26, 2006 07:18:14 PM
Band Banquet was Saturday! Think prom for underclassmen and band nerds. . .
I'm upset because I didn't get to finish my dress. . .lack of zippers. . .so I made myself a purse!

My finished purse!

Close up of top and button! The top is kinda ruffly because the fabric was kinda stretchy, but it's okay.

The lining. It's this brown, leafy cotton fabric.

A picture of me with my purse! I went for a very monochrome look. Old shoes, old dress, homemade purse! Grin
27  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / That 70's Show Extra Vest on: March 21, 2006 05:32:11 PM
I look like an extra from That 70's Show. It is what it is.

Me modeling it.

Me continuing to be a ham while showing you the back.

A closeup of my genius. It makes you really dizzy in the closeup. It was a purple with white polka dotted button down shirt. I just cut off the top because I wanted a halter vest. I might recon it more since I look so silly. Roll Eyes
Enjoy!
28  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Ahhh, the things we'll do for fabric. . . on: March 18, 2006 03:29:51 PM
So, I was searching my mother's give away pile and I saw these nice pinstriped pants. You can't give away nice pinstriped pants, so I snuck them into my room. They didn't quite fit right. Recon time!!!

From frumpy high-waisted pants to. . .

Gorgeous skirty glory!!! You can't really see the pinstripes, but they're silvery on black.
29  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / It's hard out here for a. . .er. . . dressmaker! on: March 15, 2006 10:13:11 AM
I started making a dress from the lining of an old dress. . .

The old dress and

The lining. It's such a pretty pink and I didn't want it hidden under all that black so I cut it out. But then I had a crafty moment after I finished the skirt. I have three different skirt options and I need help deciding. . .

Option 1 is my original option. But the tulle doesn't really show enough and it's not a poofy as I wanted so,

Option 2 is to let the tulle peek out in the front. I like this one the best, but if I do this one, I'll need black fabric for the underskirt. And finally,

Option 3 is to let the tulle be on the outside. This one's pretty, the dress is poofy enough, and the pink shows through fabulously, but I don't know if it really looks "right".
Comments are appreciated and sorry about the blurry pictures (I was taking them while standing on a chair.)!
30  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Old Barbies and Barbie Stuff on: March 08, 2006 01:59:54 PM
I swear I searched before I posted. . .
I have a bunch of old Barbies, which I still love, and don't want to throw away. My mom insists she will clean out my room if I ever leave. So, my question is, what can I do with 30+ Barbies that is cool and age appropriate?

I'm 15, btw. I just can't throw them out because a) I'm a pack rat and b) I want my future daughter to play with real Barbies and not Bratz.
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