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1  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Need a bobbin and case for vintage husqvarna sewing machine! model Cl 21 on: June 30, 2010 12:23:17 PM
I wasn't really sure where to put this, so if this belongs somewhere else, feel free, of course, to move it! Smiley

I found this beautiful old husqvarna in the dumpster at my apartment complex (hurrah for dumpster diving!) and it runs beautifully, even though it looks like it's been through hell.  It even has a working lightbulb intact!  I cannot find anything online, and am wondering (as they surely cannot manufacture these parts any longer) if anyone knows where I might be able to find a part?  Or perhaps if anyone has an old machine for scrapping?  Thanks so much!

Emily A. Long
2  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Wilco Screenprint & Hstens Oversized Pillowcase, Boho Slouchy-bag on: May 07, 2010 02:44:53 AM

I made this springy bag yesterday, wanting to use one of many screenprints I have lying around waiting to be made into something useful.  I didn't want it to look tacky, just sewing a screenprint on something, so I tried to incorporate it so it looked more deliberate.  Thanks for looking! 
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Recreated Clothing! on: April 28, 2010 07:33:56 AM
A tunic made from old curtains and a vest I altered that came from ZARA

A jeans vest made from an old pair of jeans, a silk shirt made from a night-gown, and a necklace made out of two old necklaces and a lone earring

A vest made from old curtains and jeans, and a crop-top (?) made from an old dress (also, same necklace as before)

A dress from Ginatricot, that I dyed and printed with potato-prints, a lace bolero made from an old table-cloth, and a necklace made from pearls and wire

A shirt made from an old large tee (inspired by one I saw in Gossip Girl) and necklace made from wooden beads

A shirt made from lace, bolero out of various cloth pieces, necklace and belt constructed by me, jeans altered from pants

A shirt made from size 44 button-down (inspired by one in a magazine) bag by me, and shorts altered by me

Tunic altered by me, necklace by me

Shirt and skirt by me

Shirt made from sweater and pajama shirt

Dress from lace and curtains

Shirt from old drapes, necklace of string and beads

Shirt by me (my grandmother made the owl-necklace;))

Shirt and text by me

Shirt altered and dyed by me and necklace by me

Shirts by me (The Runaway American Dream)  Skirt by me

And a bonus slouchy-bag made from an oversized Hstens pillowcase and an original screenprint!

(pictured: linn lundgren, emily long)
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Red Draped-Bust Tank on: April 21, 2007 04:57:17 PM
Battle of the Bands is next weekend and I wanted
something new and red to support my [dear] brother's
band called Red Hot Pefection.  

This is what I came up with.  It's from 3 different coloured red
shirts.  I double layered the chest area so it could be worn without
a bra.  I later discovered that it was a terrible idea and it
would be very dangerous to wear such a loose fitting shirt
without something under it.

front view: (please excuse the messy room and hair)

The sides of the chest area are cinched as is the center.  The dark
red band continues to a back and then goes down in a triangle
(hard to explain  Huh)

Thanks so much for looking!
Enjoy your day/evening  Smiley

5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / wilco AND bust [made by my mother] on: January 01, 2007 04:54:28 PM
if you go early to a wilco concert and watch all the people,
you see a lot of guys with those flannel plaid shirts.  so i was trying
to think of some way to make it more feminine that would look
somewhat classy at the same time.  my mother volunteered to
sew this corset. it is a pattern (mccalls possibly, not sure) that we lengthened one inch.  
in any case, here's the photo:Smiley
[it's not really gapey, i just missed a hook]
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / super-easy scrap skirt>>pix! on: October 15, 2006 10:04:14 AM
i had these old icky yoga pants were wayyyy too short.
so, i cut off the waist band and used some old scraps to make a skirt.  
there's an old dress, old ties, ex's old shirt, and some leftovers from other projects.  
it was really easy, and pretty fast to make.
which is good for me, because i'm kind of impatient when it comes
to sewing clothes Cheesy
now i just have to think of something to go under it so i'm not showing off my panties when i walk in the wind   Tongue
back(sorry its so dark. blah)

thanks for lookin  Wink
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / i like watching the puddles gather rain. . . beegirl tutu on: August 21, 2006 08:56:46 AM
i was having a rough week, and wanted to take part in some much needed therapeutic sewing, and what's cheerier than a poofy yellow tutu?  i felt a lot like the beegirl from blind melon's "no rain" video, so i put on some tights and put yellow ribbons on my shoes, like the little girl's tap shoes.  i sewed some ribbon on a black shirt in the same kind of loop as the beegirl also but that part isn't very exciting. Smiley


thanks for looking XD
8  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / collage && scratchboard on: June 02, 2006 02:51:16 PM
the lighting is pretty funky on this one.
not sure why.
i started it back in the fall.  to make a long story short, i heard the song change ((which is what the lyrics are from)) and felt pretty gosh darn inspired.  
i wish i could have made it turn out more collagey and less choppy. but it wasn't very planned out, so there you go. Tongue

this was made on a scratchboard, which (if you don't already know) is basically white paper with india ink on top so when you scratch, the white shows through.  it was hell to make because you can't erase.  it's hard to get used to at first. the nose on the guy got pretty messed up due to excessive scratching in that area. whoops Embarrassed
it was cool to see the process nonetheless.

thanks for checking it outttt :]
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / eyelet halter and jean skirt image obese on: May 28, 2006 03:14:02 PM
[[sorry if its hard to see, its over a white tank]]

front with marilyn monroe type straps

front with twisted straps




fin Smiley
thanks so much for looking!

10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / painted tees[[pic heavy perhaps?]] on: April 15, 2006 09:43:23 AM
i needed an excuse to procrastinate, and painting teeshirts sounded like a good plan Smiley
this one looks a little abstract, but after a while, you might be able to see the pic Tongue  i just always adored this shot in elephant((and just that film in general)) so this is what happened. . .the paint didn't hold up so well even though i ironed and added that stuff that makes it good for fabric.


so i decided i needed a shannon hoon shirt since there are absolutely NONE out there[?!] and it might be nice to wear to his vigil. . .the paint definitely didn't wash nicely on this one.  it bled a lot and the neck looks kind of creepy.
sorry about the weird angles. Undecided

and then a weezer shirt.  i was really bummed when target didn't have the shirts they advertised for Sad so i made my own.  the paint held up fairly well, but its a tad cracky.


for all of these i used light tees so i could trace over things i printed.  the elephant one was really difficult to trace because the light wasnt so good, so i just tried to freehand.  which probably explains why you can't tell what it is Tongue

but it was a lot of fun, and if anyone has advice on how to make the paint hold up a little better, that would be much appreciated.

thanks for looking Cheesy

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