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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Homecoming Dress! on: September 22, 2009 03:12:59 PM
Ehh, I guess I just have this weird thing where I associate elastic waist bands with my Grandmother's jeans... And I know it's weird, because most of my shorts have elastic waist bands. It's just me being a brat and saying "I don't wanna!" Oh well.

I like the idea of the snaps, I may do that! And I'm not worried about it slipping down, I would just rather have it in one piece because, as I said, I'm a brat. And a little particular/obnoxious about this.

I'm not sure if I have time for a zipper is the thing, but I may end up going out really quickly the day of or something to get one.

Thanks for all the suggestions!!!
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Homecoming Dress! on: September 20, 2009 01:04:22 PM
Hey people! My homecoming is in a week, and I started my dress yesterday. Ha. Procrastinator. Anyways, I am making it pretty simple, but I'm having a bit of trouble. The top will be like a corset but with no boning, and it will lace up the back. That part I'm fine with. The only place I'm having trouble is the skirt. I don't want to have a zipper, so my question is this:

How can I make the skirt attach to the corset so that I can get in and out of it easily?

I mean, I'm really thin, but I want the skirt to sort of poof out from where it's attached to the corset. So I know I'm going to gather the skirt at the top. But if it's a dress, I'm just worried about being able to get in the corset and skirt... If I'm unclear please let me know!
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: My "big girl" Cheytown Dress! on: May 21, 2009 07:51:28 PM
Thanks! I'm not too crazy about the bottom of the back where it has a sharp drop or whatever, but I'm much too lazy to change anything now... Smiley
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / My "big girl" Cheytown Dress! on: May 17, 2009 09:23:37 AM
Well, I have been in love with the original "Big Girl Cheytown Dress" for a while, and I have been wanting to make my own version since I saw that topic posted. Unfortunately, my sewing machine is broken. So when I got to take home my friends sewing machine for a school project (we're making a quilt for our "Final Conference"... it's really neat! I'll post pictures when it' finished), I knew I wanted to make it. So I went in my Dad's closet, found a shirt I really liked, and cut it up without his knowing. I really liked the dress that gatling gun had made, but I wanted a strapless beachy dress, more of a cover-up. And now for my almost final product!

The Front...

And Again...

And Wha-BAM! The back.


As you can see, I opted for strapless, and I made it sort of an empire mini dress. I love it! Now I just have to sew up the last side. Tell me what you think!
5  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Art Journal/Life Book/Visual Journal/Altered Journal Thing on: February 16, 2009 12:41:53 PM
Ok, so I have been admiring Suzi Blu for months and months, watching her videos on youtube and trying several "playshop" ideas on my sketch paper, but I always wanted a journal to try them in. I finally got a pretty good one at Borders, even if it's more landscape-y than I would have liked. It's very... rectangular. Anyways, that's not the point. The point is, I finally started it, and I have the first two pages done. I was wondering if anyone has any ideas for me. I showed my Mother, and she got excited, but I don't really trust her opinion, because she HAS to like it. Anyways, here are the sub-par pictures:


http://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=220726&ppuser=71446
Sorry for the blurriness... This is my first ever attempt at one of these, so obviously they aren't that great. But I like them. Smiley


http://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=220727&ppuser=71446
A close-up of the picture in the picture, my Dad and I from about seven years ago.



http://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=220728&ppuser=71446
Second Page. I burned some old cards that I liked, wrote a journal entry, and cut up a transparency. I then used Brads to make it a pocket. Also, my ticket to "Confessions of a Shopaholic".


http://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=220729&ppuser=71446
Oh my Damn. It's a pocket.
6  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: altered book, first pages, the intuitive approach on: December 04, 2008 02:32:15 PM
Holy crap! That's sparkly! And really pink!

It's really cool, I've always wanted to make an altered book. I've been "studying" (which consists of stalking crafters on craftster whose books I really admire and googling pictures and techniques constantly) for weeks, and I plan to make my very best friend one for Christmas.

I love it. Can't wait to see more from you!
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: 2 t's into 2 new t's on: August 22, 2008 10:34:33 AM
Just that the shirt changes are a bit to drastic for me.
8  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Bunches and bunches of collages... on: June 07, 2008 12:24:32 PM
Can I have one? Heehee.
9  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Turtle Messanger Bag on: May 27, 2008 03:46:13 PM
What did you make it out of?!?
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: the "big girl"cheytown dress! (picture fat) on: May 27, 2008 03:38:49 PM
I like the black thread with it, better than red! If only my sewing machine hadn't broken... *sigh*
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