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1  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Discussion and Questions / How to make gigantic floofy drawstring pants on: December 24, 2006 10:37:30 AM
I'm thinking about doing a cosplay of Vivi from Final Fantasy 9. He has really, really puffy pants. I'm thinking of even doing them bloomer-like with elastic at the ankles to accentuate the poofy.

http://kristel.homestead.com/files/vivi.jpg

Can anyone reccomend a pattern or how to change a pattern so I can get me some poofy pants? Smiley Thank you!
2  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / Converses reconstructed into slip ons on: December 19, 2006 02:33:32 PM
I hate throwing away my old Converses. They always carry so many memories. These are from the 8th grade. Notice all the painting and the Sharpie on the sides.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v94/shrinkwrap/P7120021.jpg

Since they had bunches of holes in them and were otherwise unfit to actually wear, I decided to tear them up and make them into something new- slip ons.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v94/shrinkwrap/PC190006.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v94/shrinkwrap/PC190008.jpg

They're constructed entirely with hot glue, though, so I don't know how they'll hold up. We'll see; I'm wearing them out tonight.
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / How to make a petticoat? on: January 23, 2005 07:35:41 PM
I'm making an EGL costume for an anime convention and it most definitely requires  a very full petticoat.
I've googled "make crinoline petticoat" over and over, but I can't find any tutorials. And I don't wanna buy one because they are either too expensive or only in non-plus sizes. Would any of you be able to help me?

Much thanks in advance,
Shrink
4  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Pokemon card purse^^ on: September 06, 2004 01:08:57 PM
Yay. This bag was made from duct tape, laminate paper, and exactly 22 Pokemon cards.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v94/shrinkwrap/oneside.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v94/shrinkwrap/otherside.jpg

It closes with a small binder clip because I couldn't find anything else.

Comments, please.
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / t-shirt into "fabulized" button up which reminds me of some disco thing. on: August 25, 2004 05:38:52 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v94/shrinkwrap/P8250113.jpg
This shirt looks huge on my table, man. It's like...humongus. And I can't spell that word.

I sort of ripped this idea off of Petrifiera's kickass awesome shirt...
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=11897.0

Hers is awesome-fabulous, mine's kind of colorful gay guy fabulous. And the shirt I took the collar and buttons off of either looked like a disco club floor or a blue brick wall.
(O_o)

And the shirt is from a performing group I'm in called People International, Inc. (PII)
And since I just told you that, I'm going to plug it.:p

www.peopleinternational.org

There's a picture of me on there somewhere looking all fat at age twelve. (>.<)
But anyway, we're ALWAYS looking for new members! We're friendly. We won't bite, I promise.<3
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / black and navy blue boatneck Hanson teeshirt ^^ (Yes, Hanson still exists.^^) on: August 14, 2004 02:06:18 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v94/shrinkwrap/hansonshirt.jpg

OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!111111111111111111111 ITZZ HANSON OMG OMGZZZ!!!11

Okay, now that that's over, I'll talk about my shirt. I think this one's one of the most complicated that I've done. It started as a t-shirt in 2001 that I got from my first Hanson concert. I was significantly larger at that time and this was the only design I liked. At that time, I could fit snugly into an XL, but the shirt is a L. So about a month after the concert it was turned into a pillowcase in my room. The bottom was open, secured with some string tied around the longer bottom part.

Today, I found the pillowcase again and thought it would be cute as a boatneck...so I cut open the top and cut a slit through the middle and sewed that up and I cut armholes. The sleeves are from a torn up Simple Plan t-shirt that I got back when I actually liked Simple Plan. (Finally put it to a good use.^^) So, I sewed those on, blah blah... So yeah. My Hanson t-shirt pillowcase thing got a sleeve transplant and some extra stuff taken off. Yay.

I think I'll wear it to their concert this month.^__^

Comments, please.^^
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / hippie/punky flare jeans with Dir en grey lyrics on: August 09, 2004 12:38:38 PM
<img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v94/shrinkwrap/dirpants1.jpg">

I've had these pants for a *really* long time. I think I've had them for about 5 years now... and before I did anything, they were *so* dorky and plain. They still have an elastic band waist without a zipper and all, but at least now they have more flair. ^_^
And I can just wear a skirt over it so no one will know I'm wearing dorky 5th grader jeans.

<img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v94/shrinkwrap/dirpants2.jpg">

Heh, the lyrics are....profane and obscure-like so I just won't wear them on the days that I have Japanese class. (heh)

<img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v94/shrinkwrap/dirpants3.jpg">

And there's a pink spider climbing out of the knee hole. ^_^ Yay.

Comments?
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / old jeans into long rainbowy skirt with a rhinestone star^^ on: August 06, 2004 06:55:32 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v94/shrinkwrap/P8060090.jpg
The rainbow part is from a pillowcase I got at a thrift store for no more than a quarter. Grin

I'm not exactly sure I like this skirt. O_O It pooched out in the front at first because I sewed it wrong but then I "fixed" it and now it has this weird stitchy thing down the front that you can't see in the pic.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v94/shrinkwrap/P8060088.jpg
That's the front, on. It looks weird because of the angle I took it. It's a mirror pic -_-
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v94/shrinkwrap/P8060089.jpg
My butt.

Comments? Questions? Angry mobbing? Type away.^^

9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Japanese pink spider tank top on: August 03, 2004 07:09:12 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v94/shrinkwrap/shirt1.jpg

I made this tank top today. It was made from a white t-shirt with the top part cut off, and the straps are the sides of bandannas sewed together. It was fairly easy to make.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v94/shrinkwrap/spidert.jpg

In Japanese, it says "pinku supaida" and in the bubble "tsubasa ga hoshii"

Translated into English, it reads "Pink spider" and "I want wings" (lyrics from a Japanese song)

Feedback please^^


10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / new person...with some...uh, stuff. on: July 13, 2004 06:33:08 PM
Hello. I'm Sara. whee. I've been doing recons for a while, and I just did some...

http://img31.photobucket.com/albums/v94/shrinkwrap/okaymodified.jpg

Don't mind the weird screwy looking fak southpark-like face and chocobo battle cry or the nintendo behind me...ehehe...

The shirt says "Hey!" under my hair where you can't see... it's lyrics from a song called Celebration by the band X-Japan... And the three pictures are: one of the lead guitarist hide dressed up as a witch; the drummer/pianist/pretty man/genius guy Yoshiki; and the whole band on the bottom. I tried to put hide-sama in the middle at first, then I found out I was horribly off-center so I just staggered the rest of the pictures... I ironed them on through the technology of iron-on paper... the pictures have some "hey, your printer is running out of ink"-lines but it looks okay, I guess. And the writing is pink fabric paint.

It was a girly tee at first but due to my evil, evil arm flabness being too large for the sleeves, I had to replace the sleeves with sleeves from a white t-shirt that was attacked in some non-sleeve places by our washer. I'll probably end up legnthening the sleeves because they are way too short. Should I continue them in white or black, or something completely different? Tell me. Please. ^_^ Yoroshiku. *bow*

The skirt used to be a really long old lady jean skirt from Goodwill so I turned it into a punky-like shorter skirt with plaid things ripped from a really small skirt from Goodwill. *nod* Oh, and I put a zipper on the side, and when I unzip it it isn't fingertip legnth. *gasp* I'm so inappropriate.^^ I don't like showing my knees, but I think it's fun to wear non-fingertip legnth things just so I can think I'm a badass, so I found this little loophole.

Sorry to ramble.

And I want feedback, please. Dozo yoroshiku! (-_-) *bow, bow*
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