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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Maxi Dress Mission - Dress 2 - Purple Maxi on: April 22, 2011 06:07:40 PM
I have started a Maxi-Mission.  I want to wear nothing but maxi dresses this summer.. I've got a lot of sewing in my future.

I based this dress off one I saw on Urbanoutfitters.com that was roughly 250$.  Here's a link to it: http://images.urbanoutfitters.com/is/image/UrbanOutfitters/18862417_036_b?$detailmain$

It's a bit more distressed looking and obviously the holes cut into it, I am thinking about doing that but don't want to perhaps ruin the dress.  Opinions and comments on this would be great.

Front:


Back - I tied the racerback with a tiny piece of scrap fabric, I think it looks pretty neat like this so I may sew it into place.


Again, comments on going for the more distressed look would be greatly appreciated!
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Maxi Dress Mission - Dress 1 - Tribal Maxi on: April 22, 2011 05:59:38 PM
I recently picked sewing back up, after a year or so break.  I fell in love with maxi dresses because they are so simple to throw on and you're ready with a couple accessories.  I have so many clothes that it often takes me forever to match a top with bottoms, thus why maxi dresses make my routine much quicker haha. 

I have started a Maxi-Mission.  I want to wear nothing but maxi dresses this summer.. I've got a lot of sewing in my future.

Front:


Back:


Thanks for looking!  Comments and critiques welcome.
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Backless Formal Dress Questions on: January 23, 2009 06:22:03 PM
I am in love with this dress:



But I am baffled on how to go about making it.  The front seems simple enough, but how would you make the back straps?  Would it have to be an elastic type of material so it stays up? Could I maybe use hook and eyes somehow?  Also, do you think it would need a zipper.  Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated, I'm at a loss here! 
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Drab to Fab Fedora on: September 21, 2008 07:28:40 PM
Very simple project.  I bought an extremely boring Fedora at K-mart tonight for only 10$ believe it or not.  It was too dull for my style, so I had to revamp it.  It came with a very cheesy faux leather trim.  I ripped the old trim off (it was hot glued...) and added a bright blue trim with a matching bow, accented with a decorative button. 

Finished product:


Before trim:


Macro for fun:
5  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Cheezit Pillow Cases on: September 21, 2008 12:35:03 PM
I've seen a couple of Cheezit projects around the internet.  A friend of mine is addicted to Cheezits, so naturally I had to make him these for his new house! 

(Note: These were made for HIS pillows, not mine.  The only pillow I have that somewhat fits into the case is round, hence the weird shape.)

Pillow:


Stuffed and un-stuffed cases:


I blanket stitched around the edges, to give the look of the indents that are on actual Cheezits, same number of them too!


6  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Hugh Laurie (House M.D.) on: September 20, 2008 08:11:24 PM
I am secretly in love with Hugh Laurie.  Not only Hugh Laurie, but his character in House MD, Dr. Gregory House.  I started this painting a while ago, and just got around to finishing it.  It's acrylics on a canvas I stretched myself which is about 5ftx4ft.  I'm not sure if I'm too happy with this project.  I've been working on it for so long, that I can't tell if it actually looks like him or not.  I would love to hear everyone's opinions/comments/critiques. 

Finished:



In progress:



Ruler for size:


and a picture of the man himself, for reference:
7  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Shoe paintings and more! on: July 14, 2008 12:47:43 PM
I love shoes.  I have wayy too many shoes, and decided I needed even More shoes in the form of paintings to hang on my walls!

Nike sneaker:


Shoe with the painting:


Zebra print pump (with glitter!):


And a couple of random paintings I've done:




The texture on these are really neat when you touch them:



8  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Nintendo Coasters on: July 14, 2008 12:40:10 PM
I saw artoo1121's post ( http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=206297.0 ) and decided I haaaaddd to make myself some!  I didn't have as much of a variety of colors as artoo1121's boyfriend did, so I had to make do with what I had.  Results (I still have to add corkboard to the bottoms so they are waterproof):

Mario and a red turtle shell:


Mushrooms of course:


Question box and Bob-omb:


some other random things I made along the way (don't feel like making a new post)


9  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Simple Glittery Cupcakes on: April 15, 2008 04:48:18 PM
These aren't really 'fine art' but I don't know where else to put them.  I got the miniature canvases at Pearl Paint supply store.  The 'sprinkles' have glitter on them.  Enjoy!



and for size reference (came out a little blurry):

10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Green Corduroy Pants on: April 15, 2008 04:16:39 PM
I got a pair of Green Corduroy pants from a local thrift shop, but they were a few sizes too big.  But I had to buy them anyways!  A couple months later, I finally got around to making them fit.

Before:





After:



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