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341  sickeningly sweet , yet kinda cute ? skirt in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by violentjayne on: February 12, 2007 11:48:26 AM
 So this skirt is way ! too girly for my but I made it anyway just for fun .. I got a great Power puff Girls sheet and pillow case from the TS for 50 cents  Grin and when I seen it I knew I had to put it with this super soft silky satiny lavender fabric I got from the scrap bin... Now if any of you know me you know I am not A fan of pastells ... so Ill probably end up selling this ....But I still wanted to show you guys first just for fun  Wink

Side one power puff girls with bubbely lavender ruffle ( I gotta say this skirt is so comfy because of the silky inside)
modeled by the always lovely ShwanHilda !

(he he i look like a pissed off 4 year old Angry)

closer view


Now side 2 The pure lavender side

The poofy ness kinda reminds me of bloomers Grin


and the side view

thanks for looking and please please tell me what you guys think of this one

 have a great day !
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342  Even more reversable pleats !...This time with pic tute (pics are fixed now) in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by violentjayne on: February 12, 2007 10:28:32 AM
Hello everyone !

    First off I gotta say .... I am so happy to be back ! , I had to have some wiring repaired in my kitchen and was with out the innernet for almost 3 weeks . I was having major craftster withdraw.

   So surprise surprise I made another reversable pleated skirt .. But this time i took picks along the way  and made a sorta tute .. In case any one was interested.. Cheesy

i got 2 really great sheets at the thrift store one is Goosebumps and the other is outerspace.. For like maby 3 bucks all together  Wink

so here we go first I just cut out a basic miniskirt shape but just a wee bit short . Do this out of both fabrics then pin and stitch

Then insert the to "miniskirts " into one another pretty sides together

.. Then pin and stitch  when you are done you will end up with something like this

Tuck in to get both sides lined up then iron it and do a top stitch

Then add your zipper the best way you know how and youll have something like this a super too short mini

then you cut a super long strip ( I'm sure there is some sorta calculation on how to get the right amount of fabric but I'm not a math genius so i just say at least 5 times longer than the bottom of the mini part make one outta each fabric make a tube flip it and the trim it with seam binding or lace that way when you sit down you don't see too much of the reverse fabric peaking outta the pleats .. you just see a nice trim that matches both sides

then make your pleated strip ... just use a ruler to tuck the pleats what ever size you choose and iron and pin th fabric as you go

you will end up with this

finally decide which direction you want to put the ruffle one side will need trim to hide the seam and one side will not ... sew together and TA ! DA !

I'm not wearing it with the greatest shirt in these pics ... so try to imagine it with something cuter  Wink

As always thank you so much for looking ! Id love to hear what you think .

Have a great day ! Grin

edit : with the help of a fellow craftster
Da Beeb

That's really fun.

The basic math for knife pleats (the kind yo uhave) is 1.5 times the width of the pleat multiplied by the lenth of the area being pleated.

So if I have a 36" hem and I want 1" pleats, I need 54" of fabric.

For box pleats it is twice the width of the pleat so 72" of fabric for the example above unless you feel like cheating to save fabric (which I do often).
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343  Re: More reversable pleats w/ red on red SPARKELY plaid in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by violentjayne on: January 19, 2007 09:33:15 AM
But how ...perfect it all turned out! I would LOVE to have a skirt like that.

What is seam binder?

First off let me say thanks again to everyone  Grin... as for seam binding ... its really just a long strip os fabric that has been pre cut then folded and ironed  ( its kinda hard to explain ... but on "my skirt" its the red trim stuff on the bottom ... it comes pre packaged in a veriety of different colors ect ... and Im in love with it lately .. its so much easier than doing a regular hem and it looks so neat and professional ... its usually about 1.50$ to 2.00$ and I think comes in legnths of 3 yards a peice ... here is a pic of some  opend up so you can see what I mean ....

opened up ( im kinda tucking my finger behind one of the folds so you can see it better

And heres how you use it .. you just sandwich your raw redges between the fold /pin/stitch and there you have it

Ok so i hope that made since and helped ... sorry for my exessively long explaination ..... Im so bad at explaining something without actually being able to jsut demonstrate it  Embarrassed so I hope the pics helped ...

Thanx and have a great day
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344  More reversable pleats w/ red on red SPARKELY plaid in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by violentjayne on: January 18, 2007 06:03:00 PM

   I am so Happy to be finished with this skirt ! It turned out alright but on the way just about anything that could go wrong with it did ... heres the story ...I was pretty happy with my blue fire pleated skirt and I figured Id make another ... well I had gotten some red on red sparkly plaid after Christmas for like 75 cents ( I think it was meant for like a table cloth or maby like a tree skirt or something ...)any way I also had some Spiderman fabric my sis gave my for Christmas .. so thats the 2 fabrics I started out using and the skirt was meant to look like this

Spider Man side ...

plaid sparkle side

BUT as I often do I underestimated the amount of spider man fabric I would need or over estimated the amount I had ... either way as you could tell my ruffle was way to short to go around... so I got to One wal-mart Angry  they are completely out of Spidey fabric all together ... I got to the other wal-mart Angry They have 2 types but not the one i need .. so I buy a few yards of the other 2 kinds to bring home and decide what to do ....One is cool but way darker than the existing ruffle... and the other is the right colors but is intended to be a Pillow i.e. panels.. Any way you can see here what i mean

So I decided to go with the pillow panels And take apart the existing top/waist piece and use it for more ruffle Shocked  and I like the way it turned out ... but the drama wasn't over there then I had to make yet another trip to wal-mart to get more seam binding .. then Didnt have any good black and has to use this horrid cheap kind that literally broke every 4 or 5 stitches ....Talk about a NIGHTMARE Angry

Any way I made it through so here is the final product

Spidey Side

the side panels lined up to make a little triangle ( i was pretty pleased with that ...

red on red srarkely the pics dont do the sparkle justice

Close up of the zipper .. I didn't want a zipper right through Spideys head , but all the zippers I have are ginormous so I tucked it between the 2 layers and only used the little bit necessary for getting in and out of the skirt .... I think it turned out pretty good...

in this pic I'm pointing to how far the zipper is "sandwiched"

Thanks so much for looking ...As always I love to hear what you think...

Have a great day ( and sorry this post was so pic heavy/rambley)
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345  My Boyfriends first sewing project ever (rockabilly wrist cuffs) in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by violentjayne on: January 15, 2007 02:11:58 AM
Hello everyone ,
 I'm so exited about this post  Grin.... The other morning I was watching some craft shows on HGTV and my boyfriend was being forced to watch too Wink But amazingly something caught his attention some rockabilly wrist cuffs made from left over jean..He really like them and said I should make him some ... so when he jumped in the shower I whipped one up for him ... I don't know if it was the fact that he seen it could be made so quick or the fact that it was a GUY who made one on the show .... but he asked me to show him how to use the machine so he could make some too .....

so here they are ... the first one is the one I made him the second one "Frankenstine " He did 95 % himself the only part I did was the circular patch ... He would have done that part too if it were square but the circle was intimidating him ( it was his very first time using a sewing machine at all ) ... But he did sew the 2 pieces of denim together and put in the snaps in and everything by him self....Please please comment ... I really want him to sew more ! Grin

 the raw edges are on purpose to add the the manly look .... But it is  2 pieces sewn together for back to back for more stability

I think he did a wonderfull job ! I'm so proud of him ! Grin Cheesy

Thanks for looking ,
Have a great day
Jayne (and Rodney)
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346  Re: The Waitress Dress! in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by violentjayne on: January 12, 2007 09:35:31 PM
wow very cute .. looks like you posted this awhile .. I hadnt seen it till now ... but I made a waitress dress a while ago too .. mine was a recon using a mens button up for the colar and buttons [IMG]http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g295/violentjayne/HPIM0770.jpg[/IMG
If you wanna see ... they are quite similar in a way . I guess you know whats they say about great minds..... any way fab. Job ! I love it !
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347  Re: ELVIS Corset ! ( now with bonus Pic of Bruce Campbell ! in post ) ! in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by violentjayne on: January 10, 2007 11:46:09 AM
did you use a pattern for this?
i heard simplicity 5006 was good
but i looove this corset
so if u used a pattern could you please tell me what was
or a tutorial
thank ya:)

first off thanks Cheesy As for the pattern/tute ... this it the best way I can think to describe it .... I while back I made this reversable corset using newlook # 6480

I didn't fallow any directions just used it as a guide to cut the pieces ... the pattern called for 5 segments on the right and 5 on the left ... I cut it down to 4 on each side because 5 would have wrapped all the way closed ( kinda defeating the idea of a corset )...And I I still didn't get much of a opening in the back as you can see here

So for Elvis , I didn't wanna Picasso him all up by cutting him into 8 segments .. so I just folded the other Animaniacs/TMNT corset in half and drew around each half .. allowing a little seam allowance ...Thus reducing the pattern from 8 cuts ( pres side )if its reversable ).. to 2 cuts per side.. as for the Checks i Added them to the top and bottom of the Elvis fabric  Before I even drew up the pattern because i knew that Elvis alone would be a way to short corset ( i guess with out the checks I could have made him a waist cincher .. ( but any way )....I also took out a Half inch or so on each side to increase the space in the back ...I really hope this was understandable .. If you have any questions or something I put doesn't make since .. feel free to PM me .

Also if you look in the last pic wear the corset is spread out on the floor you can see the basic shape... just imagine that shape only in half and there are your 2 sides..as for the reversible ness my main reason for doing it is, its so much easier than trying to hem the top and bottom ect ... because once you sew the front to back and flip it right side out .. there are no visible seams to deal with and  like I always say if you gotta line something any way you may as well get a 2 for 1 .. Grin right ? .. oh and for the lacing I just used a heavy duty canvas grommet tape ... so I didn't have to place each one individually... If you make one please post ! Id love to see Grin

Thanks Again to EVERYONE  for the super nice comments !
You guys are awesome !
Have a wonderful day ! Grin

P.S Due to my flat chestedly ness Im thinking of adding like a removable strap kinda halter like that would just button on with some awesome checkered buttons my bf got me ... you know to help keep it from slipping down ... what do you guys think ? ? ? ? ?
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348  Re: ELVIS Corset ! in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by violentjayne on: January 08, 2007 01:27:43 PM
violentjayne is, as always, my hero.  i love this.  the back is very, VERY sexy.  also, Bruce campbell equals very yes.

First off thanks for the compliments and second off thanks for the perfect segway into showing off my pic of me and Bruce campbell....
So here we go .....

Sorry for the crappiness of the photo I had to scan it from my scrap book....This was at a book signing..Thats my little bro in the chair next to me ... Man you can tell this pic is old ... Just look at my arm ( hardly any Tattoos) This was like 4 or 5 years ago .. I was like 21  Grin  And of course The probably one chance I have to be photographed with someone as awesome as Bruce Campbell and I got my eyes closed ! Angry And I always thought my arm looks like a wet noodle in the pic to  Cheesy... Any way He was very cool and very funny .. It was great to meet him !

P.S. " Avon " is a local theater ( an old timey one ) And its Haunted too !
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349  Re: fuzzy computer cover in Completed Projects by violentjayne on: January 08, 2007 04:14:56 AM
Very cool ! wanna know the weird thing  look at my monitor as im looking at your post ! he he  Grin

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350  ELVIS Corset ! ( now with bonus Pic of Bruce Campbell ! in post ) ! in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by violentjayne on: January 08, 2007 02:56:28 AM
Hello ,
    Well I went to wall mart today and as always looked int he scrap bin and This time i found A mystery packet it was 75 cents and all I could see was a little bit of green and the paper said 1 of 4 pictures cut short ... what?? well 75 cents means I gotta have it , now if for nothing else to pacify my curiosity  ....  Well when I got it to the car I was very happy to find it was Elvis and having Just watched Bubba Ho-Tep Again the other night I was In an Elvisy mood Anyway  Grin So yay for me !.... There wasn't much to work with and like the package had said It was 4 different black and white photos of Elvis and I don't know what kinda crack the girl who cut it was on but Cut short was a major understatement .... Basically I had 2 salvageable pics of Elvis luckily in my to favorite colors green and orange ! So I added some black and white checked fabric and heres what i came up with

 ( I dont know why I look so lopsided in this pic Embarrassed.)

The back ... I altered a pattern I had used before so it went from being 8 segments to 2 .... Do you think i need to add more of the checkers to make the back come together more .. I mean does the gap look to big ? .. or is it ok ?

I didn't use any boning ... BUT I think I'm gonna take out the bottom seam and add some as soon as I get some plastic ...

And as usuall Its reversable ... but I didn't feel like trying to lace it again all by myself ...

The grometty piece in the middle is part of an old belt.. I just thought it looked good ...

As Always thank you so much for looking and Id love to hear what you think !

Have a great night
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