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1  Aquabats, Bouncing Souls, Horrorpops Clocks and a leopard chair. in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by linty on: December 23, 2005 12:31:57 PM
The idea came from Jezebelfreek, with the clocks she made. I loved the idea, however, I thought all of the black didn't seem to balance out the value. So, here are the Christmas presents I made my friends. (I made a bunch of them, but these ones I loved the most.) These were all painted with acrylic then sprayed with a matte finish. The clock pieces I just took out of clocks from the 99 cent only store, my favorite place.

Aquabats for my great friend, Amanda. I originally made her something different, but we were going to see the Aquabats, so I wanted them to sign it for her.



The Bouncing Souls clock was for my boyfriend, Tony. Since it turned out so great, I told him this is the one thing I get back when we break up. (Not very optimistic, but I just think its amazing.) The Horrorpops is for my friend Kendra. It just seemed like an awesome thing to paint. (Don't worry, I put another coat of white paint where it looks kind of orange before she got it.)



This chair I just picked up at a thrift store for 5 bucks. It was tan and really dusty. I sewed the leopard on the canvas (not an easy job) and painted the black with acrylic. I spray painted the frame blue. I love it!



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2  50's ottoman... now gorgeous? in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by linty on: October 15, 2005 03:10:50 PM
So I picked this up at a thrift store, $3. Assuming it was from the 50's (since they had that weird plastic fabric back then on everything) I had to get it. However, it only looked good from far away.

BEFORE




So I made a nice cover from a big blue dress and sleeves from a shirt.

AFTER




Think its any better?
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3  Rockabilly Bathing suit? *Semi Tutorial* in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by linty on: May 26, 2005 09:58:05 PM
yea.. didn't know what to call this, but that name seems to fit. I just thought of this idea today, so I had to put it to work.

I found this fabric at wal-mart for a dollar a yard a bit ago, so I got 2 yards... yes, it is the strechy swim suit fabric, and yes, it does suck when you sew it. I had to go along the seams twice so the stiches would actually work.

I'm trying my best at a tutorial for this... normally when I have an idea, I just go for it.. and dont' really make notes, let alone pictures.... but I did try, so bear with me. Smiley



Start out with cutting the shapes for the bikini top.. i just kinda looked at an old one I had and went with it.

There are four of them.. its easier to have a seam inside out... than to the back.. if that makes sense.. because this fabric is very crappy and doesnt like to have nice seams.



After those pieces, I made a long piece that goes under those, and ties in the back. (sorry, forgot a picture of this.)

Here's the finished product:


Then, you can go onto the bottoms... sadly, these were the hardest part, and I didn't take any pictures at all. For these I just cut apart an old pair of shorts I had, then used them as a pattern. (yes I cheated.. im sorry  Undecided

Finished:




Here's the whole suit.. sorry if the picture isn't too great.



Hope I helped you a bit, if you feel like making your own bathing suit for the summer. Cheesy
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4  Reservoir Dogs shirt and tiger jeans? in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by linty on: April 11, 2005 09:24:51 PM
this weekend I was bored.. so I changed some pants. I ripped off the ugly pockets and put on some tiger fabric.. that wasn't enough, so i painted over the ugly yellow and orange seams with black. Going even further into boredom, I painted around the waist some tiger stripes.. Result:





I'm not sure if I completely like them yet.. but I wore them today and got some cool compliments. (Excuse the huge butt shot, and weird way I was standing  Grin)


So, shirt. Reservoir Dogs, a big favorite. The picture (which I just stenciled with acryllic paint) didn't turn out quite as planned, but I still really like it.

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5  Lotsa reconstructions: Cramps, Clash, Dead Milkmen...... in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by linty on: March 16, 2005 09:09:52 PM
Aright, I've made a few new shirts lately.... just some ideas for you kids. If you want to know how I did something on them, let me know. Cheesy


this is a black shirt, a huge striped shirt, and a Tiger Army patch (actually, it was cut off a badly altered shirt)




Dead Milkmen drawing on shirt (with sharpie) and sleeves from a huge ninja turtles shirt.


this was an awesome polka dot robe my friend had... i altered it for her to wear to the aquabats show this friday!



cramps shirt i think i have reconstructed way too many times... i hope this time is the last..... althought i dont like the straps, i just tried to make them wide enough to pass school dress code   Undecided





the front was a child's medical gown (yes sounds gross... but i got it for 50 cents at a thrift store) the back was one of those stupid girly shirts with the sayings on it.. i think this one said 'drama queen' in the dairy queen logo...






Clash shirt and a green shirt. the back is the green part also... (yea, and i didnt like my face in this picture)


(sorry for the boob shot.. i was trying to show it closer.)
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6  Archie Comic bag in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by linty on: February 06, 2005 11:43:40 AM
I made this yesterday out of cardboard and fabric. I decoupaged pictures from Archie comics onto the cardboard and hot glued the fabric. I am hoping that once I add a strap I can use it for school.



Front



Inside



Close up
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7  Old Lady Jacket = Love. in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by linty on: February 04, 2005 10:20:35 PM
Got this jacket at Value Village for free (ok, I asked if everyone.. meaning my friends, had a quarter.. it was 2 bucks.) Its a preatty weird fitting jacket, and looked odd especially because it was so plain. So, here you go.. I just fixed it up a bit..

I just cut the hearts and uesd a pretty wide, thick stich. It tuened out pretty good though, for something so easy.








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8  Johnny Rotten reconstructed shirt. in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by linty on: January 08, 2005 05:52:53 PM
someone (Petrifiera, I think) made an AFI shirt like this.. so that's where I got the idea from. Kinda just to show you how simple and awesome it looks. (because I finally got a goood camera)













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9  Re: Who Likes Bright Eyes *Stencils* *if I'm doing this right* in Stenciling: Discussion and Questions by linty on: July 21, 2004 03:21:16 AM
wow thanks! i love conor and bright eyes.  *wears bright eyes shirt* Smiley
linty, would you be able to get the stencil please?

Sadly, my friend didn't save that stencil, but I was bored, so I made one. Actually, I think this is the same picture she used. So, yea that's cool. Hope you like.


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10  checkered messanger bag in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by linty on: July 04, 2004 10:48:28 PM
i made this bag out of old black dickies pants (for the lining) and a yard of checkered fabric... the things like the strap, the sippers and the latch on it, so the flap stays closed.. came from another messanger bag my sister had that had ripped.. so i basically took all the goods off it.. (sorry about the crappy pictures)
 
front, with the flap closed...



the inside is just black, so i didnt think i needed a picture.. but where the flap lifts up i put a few pockets in it


in the back i put a zipper.. just for more storage, possibly a few notebooks.. i also put a zipper on the side for some pens...


haha yes, i am going to attempt to use this for school.. i really hope it stays together... well, tell me what you think?
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