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1  here's a new shirt in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by piratestooge on: November 22, 2006 12:45:01 AM
so i haven't posted anything here since the summer, it seems like once school's in, i die when it comes to sewing anything, my apologies

but here is a new shirt to share, i look haggard but i've had a looong day


expect me back in a big way over winter break, i'm about to clean out my closet!!!

thanks for looking



and about the tutorials some of you asked for in previous postings, i will try to make some, but i stink at them and most of these were chances of luck, trial and error
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2  Re: flowery shirt thing re-do in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by piratestooge on: November 22, 2006 12:17:43 AM
ah sorry i like dissapeared off the internet for a while!
the shirt was very easy to make though if anyone is still interested in that.

basically what i did was get the reddish colored fabric, folded it in half and cut it in a shape kind of like


then i laid it on top of the shirt (which i also folded in half) and cut a piece out of the same shape

and then replaced it with the reddish colored part

only my red part was kind of bigger than the shirt so i did the ruffly/pleating thing
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3  shorts/pants Butterick B4522 in Sewing Pattern Reviews by piratestooge on: July 10, 2006 07:33:49 PM
this pattern is fast and easy just as it claims to be. i'd never made any pants/shorts/anything with a crotch before so i went out to get a pattern for it. I made view B, which are longer shorts, but since i'm a bit short, they came out looking more like the capris (view C).
this pattern is so easy to follow and does not take up that much time. You can make shorter shorts, longer ones, capris, or pants. I loooove this pattern. i must get more fabric to use it again!

photos:
front and back

on a person


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4  really old sheet to skirt in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by piratestooge on: July 10, 2006 07:24:42 PM
nothing innovative here. i forgot that i made dinner plans and had an urge to wear something "new" so out came some super old sheets my stepmom didn't really want anymore, and some t-shirt scraps for a stretchy waistband and poof! instant skirt, took about 20 minutes to make

the stitching is pretty crappy as i was in a bit of a rush, but i'm going to go back and do it properly later
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5  two simple shirts in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by piratestooge on: June 08, 2006 11:22:46 AM
i had two shirts that fit in a rather ugly looking way, so i threw them together in this lovely blue and yellow mix


and also, just a resize and a change to a v neckline on a Jens Lekman shirt


thats it for now, i've not been able to sew due to my house getting new flooring
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6  flowery shirt thing re-do in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by piratestooge on: May 21, 2006 02:40:32 PM
i made a shirt a long time ago out of some really old flowery fabric, and posted it in on this site. it looked like this:

well, i decided i could make it a little more interesting and a little more flattering, so i hacked it up again and added some bits from this ugly shirt i wore when i used to work at hallmark and now it looks like this:


and i like it a lot better
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7  Re: come one! come all! post pics of your tattoos! in Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects by piratestooge on: April 05, 2006 09:02:16 PM
hmmmm so i missed this topic by like a hundred years
but if anyone wants to see my tattoo, i'm rather fond of it

i really like the old fashiony looking ones
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8  yet another shirt + attempt at tutorial in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by piratestooge on: April 04, 2006 07:06:52 PM
for some reason, whenver it's time to get cracking on school, I sew instead. Over spring break, I'll probably make nothing
anyways, this'll probably be the last one for a while
I've had this shirt for ages, and I've always liked the sentiment of it, "stay true to the music, stay true to yourself"
so first, I just resized it
then like a year or so later I was like oooh i'll add fabric
but I wasn't exactly handy with sewing just yet and it didn't fit so lovely
i posted it on here when i made it too familiar?

well now it's been another yearish or so and i completely ripped it apart and started over, i think it is finally complete!
front:

back (the best part):

blurry pic of the logo (i was too lazy to take the shirt off and take a picture of it):


fun fun fun






mmmmk so i tried to make a tutorial. I'm sorry that it's probably not that good, i've never made one before, and i'm extra sorry that it took me five hundred years to make one, but now the semesters over so i've got more time to spare!

so what you want to do is essentially, just make a tube top with skinny straps on it that are farther apart than you would normally think is a good idea
and the fabric that you're going to use for the sleeves should really have a good stretch to it or i don't think this is going to work out very well, but anyways, add some sleeves on it.
then, you just bring the straps together and the opening in the back creates itself! sew a small part together and you have my shirt!

let me know if you've got any questions or if there's a good way i can make this more clear
and if you do make one, i want to see it!
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9  Re: a shirt in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by piratestooge on: April 02, 2006 08:12:05 PM
thanks!
so I ended up finishing something else later on today and I thought I'd save room and just lump it in this one as well
so here is my pirate ship shirt on a box (perhaps a box of treasure?):

the idea was a blend of shirts on this site, one that I bought last summer, and a dress I made a long time ago. The grey bit was a shirt that I basically ruined while painting my room and the rest is lovely other stretchy fun fabric.
here it is on myself in a crappy dirty mirror picture:

and here is a closer look at the pirate ship I carefully embroidered on it:


yo ho yo ho Wink
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10  a shirt + another one! in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by piratestooge on: April 02, 2006 02:39:29 PM
So my dad went to Colorado a few years back and brought back this shirt. It was all big and it had a touristy design on it, but it wasn't even the cute kind of lame touristy design that I ordinarily would quite enjoy. So I cut it out and just lumped a much prettier piece of fabric in there, resized, fiddled about with the sleeves, very simple
on a hanger:

on a me:

i tried to take a picture of the added fabric, but apparently, I've got the shakiest hands ever:


alas, no before pictures. It seems like everytime I take a before picture, it's a curse and the thing never comes out quite as nice

I'm in the middle of about two other things right now too, I have got to start actually finishing stuff
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