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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: All that baggy sweater needs is some ARMPITS - a simple resize on: January 20, 2010 08:51:45 PM
Yay! I'm so glad others are excited about trying this project.  I wanted to post it because I was super hesitant about cutting into sweaters as well and couldn't find many other people that had done it.  Have confidence people!  Its alot easier than I imagined!
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / All that baggy sweater needs is some ARMPITS - a simple resize on: January 20, 2010 10:35:49 AM
I live in Chicago - this winter I'm avoiding the use of public trans as much as possible and so have been enduring the cold even more than usual.  I need more sweaters.  I can't afford those pretty sweaters at urban outfitters and though I looove knitting that much nice yarn adds up to a pretty penny and I could mess it up pretty easily.  A local thrift store has 3 for $1.00 sales on certain tags every Sunday and there are tons of pretty sweaters in the mens section but of course they are all huge.  Many aren't even huge - but the armpits are down at my waist - what gives?!  Solution?  A simple resize!  Its a scary idea to cut that knit.. but really its no more difficult than a t-shirt resize.  Just throw your sewing machine onto a zigzag stitch and proceed as normal - VOILA!

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Before:


For this one I cut right up the sides and made new arm holes entirely but some sweaters have that baseball tee tyle cut and you have to proceed with a bit more caution but its totally do-able.  Just practice on the less awesome ones in case Wink
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Grease Stained shirt --> Bleached Masterpiece on: March 23, 2008 10:16:52 AM
I did the front first and let it sit for about 10 minutes then i flipped it over and did the other side and huge it on a hanger for about 30min i think.. then I washed it in the tub a bit as i wanted to wash it with a regulr load without bleaching everything else Wink

As far as the scarf tie.. i just did the regular bandana fold in half triangle down wrap to the front and then puffed it about haha.
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Grease Stained shirt --> Bleached Masterpiece on: March 20, 2008 09:52:04 AM
Thanks!  Its pretty much my favorite shirt right now.  I just want to bleach the hell out of everything.. haha
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Grease Stained shirt --> Bleached Masterpiece on: March 17, 2008 06:57:04 PM
I didn't even make a solution, jsut took a spray pump and stuck it right into the bleach container! hahaha.  But yeah, pretty much just the same as the video.
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Grease Stained shirt --> Bleached Masterpiece on: March 17, 2008 04:52:29 PM
http://sarahcrump.wordpress.com/2008/03/16/weiners-everywhere/
oh they're available!
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Grease Stained shirt --> Bleached Masterpiece on: March 16, 2008 08:17:11 PM

(excuse my funny pose I was testing for a photoshoot in which a dachshund would be held)

That shirt! I made it Friday night and I love it. Its an american apparel shirt I got a grease stain on so I stole the bleach shirt idea from my ex-roommate Paul Nelson and used a method similar to the "punk rock tie-dying" found in this video http://www.youtube.com/v/6tl7EldysVE&hl=en

Do it! SO EASY! SO FUN!
8  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Screen Printing: Completed Projects / Re: Ascension - One of my screen prints of last semester on: February 22, 2007 03:56:16 PM
wow that's so impressive!
i looove your style of design.
i'm taking screen printing starting in march and i'm soo excited.. my work has been soo ametur hour thus far.  i'm no designer but i hope that the class pushes me to attempt to do things outside of basic clipart.  yours is sooo lovely! 
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: she's a 50's housewife, i'm a desert tapestry...or something to that effect. on: January 25, 2007 12:10:48 AM
so i just couldn't dare to beg for a full blown tutorial, but i'm' really in love with that 2nd dress!  I'm going to have to try and copy it for myself.. any tips on where to start ot pitfalls to lok for?  I haven't been able to get it out of my head since i first saw it darn you!
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Sweater + SKATE WITH ME reconstruction on: January 21, 2007 10:11:32 PM
thanks for all the compliments guys!  i really like it but i can't wear it out cause i don't think it looks good on me hahah  Roll Eyes

and to Alana, I'm actully in school for photography and just did a quickie setup with my kit in my basement, two lights with umbrellas Wink
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