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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / here's a new shirt 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
2  CLOTHING / Sewing Pattern Reviews / shorts/pants Butterick B4522 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


3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / really old sheet to skirt 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
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / two simple shirts 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
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / flowery shirt thing re-do 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
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / yet another shirt + attempt at tutorial 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!
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / a shirt + another one! 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
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / a shirt, yay! on: January 17, 2006 05:02:57 PM
Alright, so I definitely did not get to do as much sewing over the break as I wanted to. But anyways, one thing I did do was cut up and re-sew this one shirt. It was basically a collared shirt that I had to buy to wear to this job that I quit. So I decided that since I don't really like collared shirts, I'd change the neck. I wanted it to be kind of loose looking, kind of like a scarf or something. I don't know if I like it a whole lot though, but it was a fun experiment. So here's some pictures, whoo hoo!
Basic Front View:

Closer look at the neck:

Side:


oh yes, and I forgot about this, but I also turned a pair of black pants that were ruined from the knee down into a skirt
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / just one simple shirt on: December 05, 2005 05:07:30 PM
well, I don't know if anyone remembers me. I used to post quite a bit more often, but apparently college (while way more fun) is a lot harder and sucks up more time. So I haven't really been able to sew a thing lately. However, I recently had some spare time, and to re-test the sewing waters, I cut up a free t-shirt because you never feel bad about ruining free things. It was rather large, rather yellow. I made it smaller and did black sleeves instead because I thought it would look just lovely
Front (looking weird and lumpy since it's on my bed):

Back (same problem):

On A Person (with stupid hair):
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / 2 Shirts on: August 16, 2005 09:43:50 PM
So I haven't really made anthing too terribly interesting, but I figured it's been months and months since I posted so why not?
Anyway, I had this t-shirt since freshman year and since then i've gotten very bored of it so I decided to change it a bit for a new freshman year (college!). And I saved the design because GIR is cute and I'm sure I can use him for another art project. I forgot to take a before picture but imagine this without the blue parts though because that's part of what i added in:

So then I took some fabric and then some other fabric and made it into this:

And here is what it looks like on a person who is wearing their ugly pajama pants as well!:

And here's a more detailed view of the lovely fabrics:


And then there's another shirt, which is equally dull and started out as one of those plain ones you but from the craft store to do crafts with. So I cut it a bit and added some little star sequiny things and added the wings on the back because I saw a tattoo like that and it was really cool but not permanent cool and one tattoo is enough for me as it is. So anyway this is my new shirt (PS I got a haircut in between taking pictures of these in case anyone cared):

Here's so you can see my wings!:

Details:



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