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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Stripey Dress on: May 19, 2013 05:12:07 AM
Hiya I sorta winged the pattern although I knew I roughly wanted to make it like another dress I had.
The cloth is a light smooth cotton... so its not stretchy... but
Still too scared to attempt zips again yet, so it has an elastic waistband.

I searched how to make a curved neckline stay flat and I finally got it right!

The skirt part is just a gathered slight A line... I custom fit the neck line by using a thread to scrunch up the middle and tried until it fitted hehe.





2  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / Denim shoes on: October 26, 2010 09:35:09 AM

One of my shoes's top layer pretty much disintegrated, so I underwent the task of covering the entire surface with fabric. P.s. I did submit this to ecouterre... so no panicing about ripoffs or what not.

Staring out: the bare shoe... with the top layer all peeled off , some naturally, the rest I helped it along by hand...


Next brain storming with ideas!


Decided I didn't like that enough to wear it, so thought up another. Here is the step where I start masking tape stuff in place so I have an anchor while I sew.


The curved needle is perfect for this task!!!


More sewing:


Placing the toecap:


Placing the zip(as decoration):


Final product!!!:
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Tunic to dress, dress to skirt, and a tube to halter dress on: September 22, 2010 04:53:37 AM
I made a tunic into a dress, it was all blue at first, then i cut up the middle part and added the white part in from another skirt I got tired of wearing hehe.



This was a short tube dress, hit my legs at a not so flattering height, so I added the cream coloured part on the bottom and also a halter neck so it will stay up!



And also I cut up a denim dress to salvage the chest area to use as the waist for a denim skirt instead. The denim dress's denim was not enough so I bought more denim to sew the bottom on
4  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Mini leather bag with a lace ribbon to close it on: August 17, 2010 09:21:15 AM
My first leather bag. I got two A4 pieces of scrap from ebay because I thought that would be the bare minimum to make something and it was.



I had a rough idea and did a simple mock up with construction paper. After that I just went ahead and winged it. I did all leather sewing by hand with an awl and a piece of cardboard. I used cotton covered polyester thread, meant for quilting because it was the biggest one I could find. I think I need to get a proper thread for leather next time round.

I first did sewed the leather part inside out.
http://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=383322&cat=500&ppuser=83942


Then I sewed the insides from a stiff satiny material I got on clearance sometime back. I winged it again and it turned out a big bigger than the outside, especially when I was sewing. I guess this is a hazard I'll have to make it a lil smaller next time, but better than too small no?
http://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=383323&cat=500&ppuser=83942



I combined both parts together, then decided that I couldn't take the stress of figuring out magnetic closures, so I cut a piece of lace and used it to wrap around the bag as a closure.
I also added a small piece of cloth that I could clip an existing bag strap onto.
http://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=383324&cat=500&ppuser=83942


Here are some details in the construction phase
http://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=383325&cat=500&ppuser=83942



More views of the finished product

Ribbon to the side, for when the bag can be opened
http://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=383326&cat=500&ppuser=83942


Ribbon across the bag, as a closure
http://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=383328&cat=500&ppuser=83942


Side view
http://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=383329&cat=500&ppuser=83942


Inside view
http://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=383330&cat=500&ppuser=83942
5  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Baby set on: March 28, 2010 09:27:15 AM
I made a pair of booties, mittens and cap for my friends baby! All free hand, the booties were inspired by all the sneaker style booties I saw around!
6  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / Decorate flats with cloth! on: January 11, 2010 04:14:41 AM
I just found these cotton flats from rubi and got an idea that maybe they would take to some sewing, so I tried my hand at it and it worked! I wore it out for a whole day and nothing broke or fell off SmileySmiley




Also I had these other flats that I had decorated earlier on, the stickered bits started to pop up and make lots of wierd noises so I didn't want them anymore. I tore them off and sewed on a piece of houndstooth cloth!

The older decoration:


The new one!
7  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Ruffly lacy bag on: January 07, 2010 05:05:43 AM
Made this bag for a friend Cheesy
Just winged the pattern. Made mistakes and it turned out smaller than I expected hehe.



8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Embroidery Transplant on: May 10, 2009 06:30:53 AM
As per my previous thread in discussion, I have finally completed the (moving of the) embroidery over to the plain white dress
discussion thread:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=259842.msg2908554#msg2908554

(note: yeah, I haven't fixed that black shirt yet)

I decided to remove the sleeves and lengthen the dress as well for good measure, so here it is with me wearing it
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Dress for a wedding dinner on: May 03, 2009 08:07:50 AM
Made this dress to wear to a wedding dinner. I added a zip and found out that I didn't need to open the zip to put it on. Still very happy with the zip results. Friend suggested using masking tape to tape the zip in place before I tacked it because the silky material was too slippery to even tack properly. That was a great tip!!! (even if I don't really use the zip lol.)

Its made from two fabrics, one is a print on black fabric the other is just plain black. I was inspired by all the handkerchief, scarf and colour blocking styles going down the runways like a couple seasons back.



10  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Crochet Cake slice on: February 01, 2009 05:37:09 AM
Can't help trying my hand at these things... I've been very inspired by the multiple food-a-likes whether in plush, clay or crochet form. So here's my take on the cake slice:
p.s. this was entirely winged as usual, no patterns used or created...


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