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21  Re: Gadriel from Constantine in Designer Clothing Homage by ikillbarbies on: June 05, 2005 11:14:12 AM
This is the best pic I've found, actually the only one of that outfit, and I looked ALOT.  It looks she has two tops, a wife beater and the top of another beater.

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22  Re: 4 new shirts (more later) in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by ikillbarbies on: May 28, 2005 07:43:11 PM
Here's the much promised update:


MeshHotAir was done completely by hand when I was living in the dorms and didn't have a machine.




PirateYum! is gathered at the top and has grommets in the sleeves.  The grommets are alternated black and white.  You can only see the white ones in the photo, the black ones blend into the shirt.

 


I just realized that I didn't take a close-up of the shirt, but it's pretty straightfoward.  The shirt was a men's button down turned into a haltertop.  The skirt was a shirt that my roomate found in the laundry room (sorry to whoever owned it!) and is called fcukbtut.  It was my first skirt.

   


Thanks for all the wonderful comments.  The ones I posted today were done without patterns.  I continued with the strange names, it's kinda fun.
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23  7 new shirts and 1 skirt (updated on pg2) in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by ikillbarbies on: May 24, 2005 10:17:53 PM
I thought it would be smart for me to just keep all of my reconstructions together, in one thread.  I'm not posting everything at once because I have dial-up and feel bad for everyone else that has it.  I'm going to try to wait to post more until it's onto page 2 (if it even gets that far), so I won't have too make pics per page.

That said, here's the first four reconstructions:

RedPlaidStar:
Formerly my much bigger brother's.  Took in the sides, back, shortened, and added darts.  Fishnet sleeves with plaid armbands above the elbows, black lace cuffs.


TinkTank
Two shirts into one. (The center panel is blue with a glittery Tink, the rest is a light gray)


Roxydtank:
Completely ripped off from Diesel.  It was a lightweight sweatshirt (thanks Emily!).  It's great for hot days, or over bikinis. Can you believe they were charging $80 for this?
 

And the one I finished tonight:
Cueball5:
Tank top with wide straps, darts and mesh back.
   

By the time I finished with Cueball5, my pattern looked like this:

At least I know that it works now!

Like I said before, I'll post more when this thread reaches page 2 (crossing my fingers)

Questions? Comments? Smiley Smiley
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24  Re: 20's gown; pattern and dress from scratch in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by ikillbarbies on: May 22, 2005 10:44:33 AM
Wooh!  New photos!

2 of someone in the dress:
First is my sister, modeling for my portfolio:


And me, the night I (almost) finished the costume (note the missing zipper):


And some work in progress photos:

The muslin lining of the bodice:


The bodice:


Draping the sleeves to make a pattern:


The gathering process.  5 yards of fabric condensed to less than 2 ft.  Half of it has been attached here:


The dress minus the sleeves, straps and centerpiece:


You can see the drawing that I based the dress on in a few of the pictures.  That was my only image of the dress, I made the patterns from that drawing.  I wish I still had it. Sad
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25  Super Mario Mural! Now with Pics and VIDEO! in Interior Decorating: Completed Projects by ikillbarbies on: May 09, 2005 08:41:04 PM
NEW! I added the video to YouTube.  You can all see the entire process here: http://youtube.com/watch?v=ujly3afmjdA

I made this for my video project (at least that was my excuse).  I did the entire thing in 3 days, one for priming and two for painting.  I spraypainted the entire thing using tape to mark off areas.  I video taped the entire process, so I can post some of the in progress photos if you are curious.

Some photos are stills from my video, so they aren't digital camera sharp.











I think the brick is my favorite, kinda Mondrian-like. (sorry, been studying art history all night for my final)

Here are the various stages of work.  I used tiny pics because I usually have dial-up and I feel for all you out there like me.  I can post bigger ones if necessary or desired.  I kept most of the mural covered while I was working on it, because I didn't want to give away the suprise ending for the video (and they were suprised!).

Priming the wall (very important!):


First layer for the brick floor (cream); already taped off the black outline for the pipe (half covered):


Taping off the black area for the brick (tedious as hell):


Spraying the pipe and brick black:


Spraying the pipe light green:


Already taped and now spraying the pipe dark green:


Drawn, taped and now spraying Mario brown:


Taped and now spraying Mario red (and getting my caffiene fix--very vital to the process):


The stages not seen are me drawing out Mario, taping off all the areas, spraying the brick red, and then a light spraying of brown over it, and spraying the cream layer of Mario.

I've been toying with the idea of streaming my video online, but I'm not sure how and not sure if I want to...anyone have experience with this?

Questions? Comments?
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26  My Treasure Chest (commonly known as a beer fridge) in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by ikillbarbies on: April 19, 2005 08:02:12 AM
I saw someone asking about decorating fridges.  I wanted to show off my fridge from when I lived in a dorm, you know the tiny 18" tall ones?  I now have access to a real fridge, so this one has become my livingroom beer fridge.  My friends all love it, and not just because of what's in it.

I used Kryolan spraypaint (flat black and semi-gloss white), gold acrylic, small gems and a stencil.  It used to be fake brown wood, so this is a huge improvement.

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27  20's gown; pattern and dress from scratch; Now w/new pics on page 2! in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by ikillbarbies on: April 17, 2005 05:49:47 PM
I've been meaning to post this forever.  I made it in Fall '03 for a costuming class.  It took atleast 2 months to finish.  I found a sketch of this dress in a Sears catalog from the '20's and created it from that.  I drafted all of the patterns (or draped, in the case of the sleeves).  When I made it, the dress fit me perfectly.  Unfortunetly I've lost a lot of weight since then, so I can't fit it anymore Sad.  I have pictures of my sister wearing it that I took for my portfolio, but I now can't find.  I will update with those pictures when I find them.  The dress is probably a size 8/9 and cost $70 in materials.

Viola!



The full view:


Close-up of bodice:


The sleeves can be worn tossed over the shoulder or hanging down around the arm.  There are spaghetti straps, although the bodice is tight enough that they aren't really neccessary.
I have pictures of it in progress, which I can post for the curious, if desired.

Questions?  Comments?  I can always use an ego boost Smiley

Edited because I don't proof my posts.  Now there are 3 different images.
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28  Shadowboxed Keys (Wall Art) in Interior Decorating: Completed Projects by ikillbarbies on: January 22, 2005 10:39:24 PM
I'm really excited about this project.  My mom was cleaning her house and found keys from <i>her</i> grandmother's house.  They were all labeled in my great-grandmother's handwriting (mostly suitcase keys). My mom gave them to me to do something with, but I decided to put them together to give back to her, because I know how much she treasures anything from her grandmother.

Without the frame:


With the shadowbox:
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29  Where the Wild Snowboards Are in Stenciling: Completed Projects by ikillbarbies on: January 22, 2005 10:15:58 PM
Introducing my personalized snowboard:




I love how it looks like he's dancing on the edge of my board.
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30  Left Foot Green! Twister Clock in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by ikillbarbies on: January 06, 2005 06:12:38 PM
I just finished this like 5 minutes ago and had to share because I was so excited about it.  It's pretty simple, I kept the spinner for the hour hand and added a minute hand.  Now I just need to hang this above my bed  Wink



I'm on a roll with clocks, this is my third.  You can see my book clock at: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=20621.0
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