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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Too short jeans jacket...not short anymore on: April 05, 2006 08:05:18 AM

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Excuse the PJ's and the "I just got up and haven't washed" look.  Kiss
                       
The jacket was bought by my Dad who doesn't realize that a girl with wide hips and a bigger butt should not wear short jackets.  He bought me a short leather bomber jacket also.  Undecided I had the material left over from a baby carrier I made. So this is what I decided to do. I lengthened it with strips on the bottom, made a new collar and applicayed patches of nifty scenes from the fabric over the pockets and on the back. The collar is not messed up, I just didn't lay down right.

It's a bit on the funky side. I really wish I would have thought to ruffle the bottom layers because they hug my hips and butt in a funny way. Actually, I think I'm going to take off the very bottom layer, maybe that will help? Or just shorten the bottom layer? The jacket is also a new dark blue color and I think it would go with the cowboy stuff better if it was a little distressed. What do you all think I should do to it?

hehehe...you can see the halter dress I posted earlier hanging in the background...
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Sizing UP a leather coat??? And tinting it??? on: April 02, 2006 03:02:00 PM
I have a long terracotta orangy leather jacket I love but it is too small. It was actually too small when I bought it at a church sale when I, myself, was a lot smaller.  It was too cool and too good of a price to pass up...I'm a sucker. Not only is it too small around but the sleeves are too tight and too short (why the hell did I buy the jacket again?) Huh So, I've already thought of strategically adding gussets to it. Anyone have anymore ideas? What type of fabric would you use?  Since I paid very little for it, it is going to be a fun experiment! I just need some ideas. Also, anyone know if you can tint leather with anything? I'd like the color to be slightly more red than orange. Thanks!
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Silk skirt into a halter dress on: April 01, 2006 08:25:19 PM

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I made this dress out of a long rawish silk skirt. The silk was too wonderful to pass up eventhough the skirt was unflattering on me. I don't have a before picture, it was just a long really full skirt. I need to loose 15-20 lbs (damn kids) before I would feel comfortable in this in public. I have a picture of the back, but a halter back does not flatter a chubby back so I'm not going to post it  Embarrassed The back naturally slopes into a nice curve. I think I need straps across my back to break up the expanse.  I don't have enough material to lengthen the straps Sad I still love this dress. The gathering on the boobs really enhance that area  Wink much needed since those parts got deflated after the kids.

I'm thinking I might need to take some of the fullness out of the skirt so my bottom half doesn't look so poofy. I'll wait to do that until after I lose some weight. Then I'll need to take it in! I'm also thinking about putting a ribbon around the waist where that fold is in the picture (the middle of the waist piece). I can't really rip the fold out and it looks kind of cool in person but a ribbon might look better/more intentional.

Ideas?

4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / One sweater= sweater boots and 80's toddler outfit! on: March 07, 2006 07:45:54 PM
I wanted to make the boots because it was such a neat idea. I used the cutting off sleeves method. I had the whole body of the sweater left, well is was a middi sweater so not that much material. I decded to make 2 yearr old DD some leg warmers to match me. Then I thought a skirt would be cute. Then a top... I have no material left! Actually I have 2 small pieces I had to cut out of the top to make it fit her right. She's going to wear it to grandmas tomorrow with tights and a long sleeved onsie under it...too cute!

BTW, this is my first recon and my first post. Please excuse my fat legs, I guess I pulled my pj bottoms up a little too far  Undecided...


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