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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / dresses made my way...(lots of pics) on: October 21, 2007 11:57:16 PM
ok, so my mom got all this fabric that seems to come from the 80s and we didnt know what to do, so after a while of thinking i came up with these dresses.

At first i thought of making swimsuits...b/c the fabric i think was meant for that! either way, i took some 3XL and 4XL men's tshirts that i got for a dollar each and used them for the solid fabric.

So here they are:


This one is a very bright lime green and black design, very 80s/90s geometriclike designs. The skirt is a men's tshirt.




This one is just a striped black and pink fabric. the waist area was cut out of an old skirt which is dark blue.




This one is an aqua and black colored fabric with some sort of leopard looking design. The top was a regular tshirt i had but i like the boat neck, so i used it for this.




The brown one is completely made out of a tshirt. the black (top) is from an old tshirt i used to wear and the pocket fabric came in the bulk of fabric my mother got.




Let me know what you guys think.  Smiley
2  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Discussion and Questions / too much stain remover ruined my jacket on: September 10, 2007 12:59:59 AM
hello craftsters i have come across a dilemma.

you know how shirts and jackets tend to get dirty from the crease on the collar? well i use some stain remover before washing, but one of my fav jackets seems to not have liked the remover because it now looks like i put bleach on the collar and even some part of the lapel.

i have been thinking about how to repair the jacket. it is made out of cordurouy.

i thought about taking off the collar and maybe covering it with some other fabric, but i am not sure.

any ideas? suggestions in how to fix my jacket?

thanks in advance.  Smiley
3  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / any cucumber recipes? on: August 27, 2007 02:04:48 PM
hello there.
i am wondering if anybody knows some cool cucumber recipes? something that could even involve cooking would be great.

any suggestions are welcome


thanks
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / My 1st recon-skirt to dress on: July 05, 2007 10:18:43 PM
ok, so i have no experience in reconstructing clothing, but a while ago i bought this skirt and it was a little loose in the waist and didnt look right on me. i've had it for 2 yrs and never wore and now looking for summer clothes i thought about making it a dress or tunic. not much sewing involved in this and i am likely to wear it now, which is the point.

i just added some straps from an old silver bra and put a hook and eye, so it doesnt open on me. it looked like a maternity dress, so i found a vintage gray belt in my mom's closet.

before-


before- on me


after






very simple work, but i like my new short summer dress.

what do u think?  Huh
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