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1  CLOTHING / Designer Clothing Homage / Re: Payless Maryjanes to MJ-inspired pumps. First post and slightly image-plump! on: March 20, 2009 01:27:40 PM
Aw, thanks y'all...I didn't realize that this got bumped!  Grin
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Halter+purple jewel tone+ gold belt=pretty evening dress on: March 04, 2009 02:05:38 PM
Cute! I love the color, and as yet another boobalicious gal, I also love the neckline and would totally wear it as is.  Smiley
3  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 36 ENTRIES / Re: Sweet Home Under White Clouds - The Virgin Prunes (Pic Heavy) on: March 02, 2009 02:27:45 PM
Just something in my eye, I swear...*sniff*
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Cincher on: October 17, 2008 09:03:34 AM
Aaaaaaa, I love the Converse!
5  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Re: You know you're a craftster when... (part THREE!) on: October 09, 2008 02:10:30 PM
Aaah, flamingo hats and scarves! Cute!

I don't know if anyone has mentioned this before, but YKYACW you go to a bridal shower and  feel bad for participating in the toilet paper wedding dress game because you completely take charge of the team and competition-wise, it's just such a bloody slaughter. I mean really, after making functional stuff from the grocery store, dollar store, felt, etc., making a dress out of toilet paper that only has to stay together for 5 minutes is nothing!  Especially with an infinity dress-style bodice. Grin
6  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 31 ENTRIES / Re: Kokopelli in the supermarket on: October 04, 2008 09:52:41 PM
Aaah, nifty! I would never have thought of scrubbing off the can printing.  Grin
7  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 31 ENTRIES / Re: Blue cupcake skirt (and accessories) on: October 04, 2008 09:49:46 PM
Thanks for the comments and sealant suggestions! I'll probably end up doing a bunch of test swatches to see what works while still maintaining as much of the loose sprinkle-y look as possible.
8  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 31 ENTRIES / Blue cupcake skirt (and accessories) on: October 04, 2008 06:31:09 PM
So I went to the Giant Eagle with the basic concept of this skirt in mind, fully intending to disregard the wisdom of, oh, the entire internets and attempt to dye a cotton laundry bag with Koolaid. Luckily, in the laundry section my attention strayed to...ironing board covers. Blue, cheap, and Omg Sparkly! Score. Overall, I spent darn near $15 bucks.
2 ironing board covers at $4.50: $9
2 containers of sprinkles/sugar at $1.99: $3.98
1 bag of candy necklaces: $1.79

To make the skirt, I ripped out the seam connecting the elastic to the actual cover:

And of course, removed the foam pad inside. Tada, sparkly blue fabric pieces:

To construct the skirt itself, I sewed the two ironing board covers together end to end, cut a piece off of the top lengthwise to make a waistband,  andchopped off the pointy bits at the end of each piece. Then I gathered the resulting rectangular piece, put on the waistband, and sewed up the side. Just a basic gathered skirt, really.

Then the fun part. I laid stencils on the skirt, spread fabric glue on, and sprinkled on the sprinkles!


I then made a straight freehand line with the glue and added the pink sugar. The result:

I also dipped the button in glue and sprinkles (yes, the zipper is visible on purpose!):

Complete:

Action shot:

But what to do with the leftover scraps of fabric and the candy necklaces I didn't use? Accessories, of course! A slouchy little purse with a giant freaking bow:

And candy beads strung onto memory wire, with the ends glued:

The whole thing:


Thanks for looking...the skirt is actually one of my favorite things that I've made, ever. I need to figure out how to best seal the sprinkles so I can wear it out at least once.




9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Dress for a wedding this weekend (as a guest)? on: September 25, 2008 12:43:01 PM
I have a wedding to go to on Saturday and just now started thinking about what to wear...great planning, right? Anyone have suggestions for cute dress patterns/tutes that could be finished by then with intermediate sewing skills? The wedding is at 5:30 in the evening, and is only slightly dressy.
Thanks!
 
10  CRAFTSTER CRAFT CHALLENGES / Craftster Craft Challenges / Re: Craft Challenge #31 - Supermarket Sacrilege - Due Oct 1 - Oct 5 2008 on: September 15, 2008 02:20:25 PM
ETA: Never mind, not relevant after all.  Grin
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