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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Necktie Party Dress! on: December 09, 2007 03:13:05 PM
Thanks guys! @ Tessie, I would actually love to see a necktie corset  Grin!
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: 2 x shrugs/boleros on: November 30, 2007 06:47:21 PM
Oh those are very cute! I usually don't like t-shirt boleros but I like these very much.
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Necktie Party Dress! on: November 30, 2007 06:42:09 PM
Thank you guys!
4  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Belated Halloween Goodness! on: November 30, 2007 06:41:36 PM
About a month before Halloween, a good friend of mine IMd me saying something like this  "i've decided i want to be juliet (angel costume from the baz luhrman version) for halloween. but all of the costumes suck. CAN YOU MAKE IT?" Of course I responded with a resounded "well, i guess i can try". So we went to the Goodwill to look for nightgowns or t shirts that could be reconstructed. We found a really good night gown to use for the skirt and got some t shirts for the top, but I decided to just use a wifebeater. I made her wings out of feathers, cardboard, ribbon, and tape. I decided that I wanted to be a faerie, and made my wings out of coat hangers and tights. The dress I bought at goodwill for $5, and the petticoat was my mothers.


Me on the left, my friend on the right. See the girl in the background? I made her shirt, it's a green tunic for her Maid Marion costume.


A close up of my wings.

A very happy Halloween indeed!
5  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Re: Xtreme newbie needs help!! on: November 30, 2007 06:21:04 PM
Welcome to Craftster! Well, whenever I sew t-shirts, I just use a regular stitch on medium tension and length- then again, I do that on almost everything I sew Smiley. I hear that using a zig-zag stitch is good because it allows more stretch in the fabric. I suggest that you take an old t shirt, or buy one at a thrift store, and just experiment with stitch styles, lengths, and tensions. It's really fun and pretty useful.

Also, for future reference (I know you're new, so don't worry about it too much) sewing questions should go in this category : http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?board=9.0 ^^
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Necktie Party Dress! on: November 30, 2007 06:15:35 PM
Hi guys!

I've had this idea for a while, at least since grade school, only until recently did I actually execute it. I took 18 of my dad's old ties (with his permission of course) and 2 of my friend's dad's ties (with his permission too), sewed them together, hemmed the top and added a halter neck (another tie). The thing in my right hand is a clutch. I wore this to an ex-friends bat mitzvah and for an English presentation - everyone loved it and I am so proud of it. It's my baby =^.^=  The shoes are from Urban Outfitters: http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/urban/catalog/productdetail.jsp;jsessionid=947919412929AE2248EFB7B5539B985F.app11-node8?itemdescription=true&itemCount=60&id=13226725&parentid=W_SHOES_HEELSWEDGES&sortProperties=+product.marketingPriority,-product.startDate&navCount=3&navAction=poppush&color=46

Pics!







This is also gonna be my yearbook picture Smiley

Also, I've entered this in a contest here, so please vote for me if you liked it! http://www.doesthislookstupid.com/outfit/vote/587 (Mods: I believe this is allowed, if not please remove the link/sentence)
7  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Purple Wrap on: May 14, 2007 04:08:04 AM
Very pretty! Using fabric softener sounds good, and also try putting it in the wash with a couple of tennis balls. That should help soften it up too.
8  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: world's easiest ipod cover. on: May 13, 2007 07:35:46 PM
I haven't seen it either! It's really modern and art-deco-y. Now, where to find some craft foam.....
9  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Orient Necklace - Lots O Pics! on: April 24, 2007 05:01:52 PM
Wow! I love it! I would totally buy it (like, I would buy it, I'm not just saying that)! I don't even care that it get's all twisty, it's gorgeous! (I didn't even notice untill you mentioned it). Are you sure you didn't twist it on purpose, so you can keep it yourself?  Wink
10  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Discussion and Questions / Re: Kitty Needs a home on: April 20, 2007 09:04:07 PM
Looks like a plan to me! Now you're giving me ideas to create a home(s) for my two furry balls of hell cats Grin
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