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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Blood splatter[not real] print dress. on: November 11, 2005 04:50:54 PM
I got an interesting blood splatter print dress at Salvation Army.  Sorry, I forgot to take a before picture.  It was a long straight muu muu looking dress.  I reconstructed it into a cute, shorter, tube dress.  On the back I didn't have quite enough fabric left so I made two plain red panels.  Thanks for looking!  

Here is is on me:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v495/theonlyvegas/Carissapictures061.jpg

Close up of the print:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v495/theonlyvegas/Carissapictures063.jpg

Front on hanger:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v495/theonlyvegas/Carissapictures064.jpg

Back on hanger:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v495/theonlyvegas/Carissapictures065.jpg
2  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Lots of pretty chain items! on: November 11, 2005 04:37:39 PM
Well I've been getting more and more into jewelry making lately.  I love finding jewelry at thrift shops and taking it apart and using the pieces.
Pins:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v495/theonlyvegas/Carissapictures058.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v495/theonlyvegas/Carissapictures053.jpg

This is made out of a rosary necklace:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v495/theonlyvegas/Carissapictures057.jpg

Made out of a vintage necklace and a new guitar pick:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v495/theonlyvegas/Carissapictures056.jpg

Made out of leftover Halloween fangs:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v495/theonlyvegas/Carissapictures055.jpg

Made from a found piece of a car:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v495/theonlyvegas/Carissapictures054.jpg

Thanks for looking!
3  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / I have a full body nude unitard-what should I be? on: October 17, 2005 01:38:26 PM
So I just purchased a nude full body [long sleeves, legs and all] unitard and now I'm trying to decide what to be for halloween using this.  I was thinking a pin up girl such as Bettie Page because I could wear lingerie and it wouldn't be revealing at all.  Does anyone else have any ideas??  Thanks for your help!
4  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Discussion and Questions / Can you dye fake fur? on: September 29, 2005 12:04:39 PM
HELP!  I purchased a fake fur shrug thing at Salvation Army a few weeks ago for $4.  It's off white and I would like to dye it a bright color such as teal or pink.  This is what the label says:  Dorama, orlon & dynel, clean by furrier method, a princeton fabric.  I was told at JoAnns that it wouldn't work.  I was just wondering if anyone on here had any ideas.  I guess I could spray paint it but then it would be all clumpy and stiff.  Thanks for your time. 
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / 80's prom dress into top on: April 27, 2005 07:17:20 AM
I got this awesome 1980's electric blue prom dress at Salvation Army.  It never really fit right and so I never wore it out.  So I decided to make it into a top and a skirt.  I made the top by combining a lace bustier from Salvation Army and the dress.  Here it is:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v495/theonlyvegas/anotherfront.jpg

Thanks for looking!
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / My bright green prom dress. on: April 27, 2005 07:13:59 AM
Hello craftsters!  I thought I would post this since so many of you are getting ready for prom.  My best friend made this dress in an hour or so with no pattern.  I'm a little bigger than I was three years ago...you know the freshman 15 or whatever..so it's being modeled by my dress form and doesn't look as nice as it would on a sexy lady.  The fabric is from JoAnns and cost about $1.50/yard.  
The top:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v495/theonlyvegas/toppgreen.jpg
The whole shabang:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v495/theonlyvegas/grennfull.jpg
The back:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v495/theonlyvegas/greenback.jpg
The wrap I made that I wore with it:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v495/theonlyvegas/scarff.jpg

Thanks for looking!

 
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / two wacky skirts on: March 26, 2005 06:53:51 PM
I made this first one from a sweater skirt and some pinkish fabric:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v495/theonlyvegas/prettyruffle.jpg

This second one was a plain black skirt that I sewed random fabric on:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v495/theonlyvegas/pinkblackbaby.jpg

Thanks for looking!
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Yeah Yeah Yeahs bustier top on: March 26, 2005 06:50:38 PM
Okay so this is the before:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v495/theonlyvegas/beforeyyy.jpg

It isn't the best sewing job but I love it anyways!  Here it is after:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v495/theonlyvegas/frontview.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v495/theonlyvegas/sideview.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v495/theonlyvegas/closeup.jpg

I also made a boob tube out of a mens XL tee shirt:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v495/theonlyvegas/brotherhood.jpg

Thanks for looking!  
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / 2 tee shirts and 1 skirt on: March 09, 2005 04:37:15 PM
Here are some things I reconstructed.  Sorry about the cheesy mirror pictures, next time I'll have someone else take pictures. Thanks for looking!

This was a mens XL muscle tank before.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v495/theonlyvegas/a9.jpg

This was a mens XXL tee shirt before.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v495/theonlyvegas/a8.jpg

And finally these were jeans that I made into a skirt then added rows of lace to the butt.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v495/theonlyvegas/a6.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v495/theonlyvegas/a7.jpg
10  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / rock n roll earrings on: March 09, 2005 04:30:05 PM
Here are five pairs of earrings I made out of chain, guitar picks, fake safty pins [I think they are for decor at baby showers.], little records, and a few other charms.  If you have any questions just ask.  Thanks for looking!

-Carissa

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v495/theonlyvegas/a5.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v495/theonlyvegas/a4.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v495/theonlyvegas/a3.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v495/theonlyvegas/a2.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v495/theonlyvegas/a25.jpg
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