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11  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Vintage leather jacket -> Burning Man costume + process (super pic heavy)! on: August 23, 2010 03:38:20 PM
Hi all!

It's been forever (and I mean forever) since I posted here, but I still love this site Smiley
I decided last week to go to Burning Man for the first time (http://www.burningman.com/ for the unfamiliar), which is extremely last minute, but I have been in full-force craft mode, and I think I'll be ready by Monday!

I came here today to share my favorite outfit I have made so far (sorry in advance for the cell phone pics).

It started out as this $6 thrift store leather jacket:



And ended up like this:



For those who are interested, here's the in-between stuff!

I started by taking off the sleeves with a seam ripper:





Next, I cut out the lining:





Then I cut the body in half & cut off the button bands:





I took in the sides & set grommets down the front:





I cut a strip to use for lacing from the longest part of the sleeve, then cut off the collar & a little more of the shoulders:







And then the top was done!



Next, I made the belt by cutting out the pockets, and adding belt loops, then stringing them onto a super-distressed belt I got for $2:



Then I made the skirt, using the sleeves & the last panel left from the body (the back panel).

I slit the sleeves down the middle, then cut off the cuffs:







The I trimmed the edges:



I don't have any more progress pictures of the skirt, but basically I just sewed the sleeve panels together to make the back, and then attached them with elastic to the square panel I had to make the front & then added 2 darts to the back (I used elastic so that the skirt can be pulled on and off).

Here's some more angles:







And here's the leather I had left, just the cuffs, collar, and button bands. I used almost all of it!




Sorry if this was photo overload! I hope this post was enjoyable/informative, thanks for reading Smiley
12  CLOTHING / Clothing Sewalongs / Re: The Mysterious Galliano Pirate Jacket - Help Me Decipher It or Sew-Along! on: January 30, 2010 07:11:01 AM
OK, I am going to attempt this as well. I haven't sewn anything complicated from a pattern since my prom dress, but I am beyond inspired. Alright, time to go get started!
13  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Could this nasty curb chair be rescued? - A Cinderella Story. on: October 25, 2009 03:38:11 PM
Wow that is fab! You are an awesome friend!  Grin
14  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Re: Living Room Redone - LOTSA PICTURES! on: October 13, 2009 12:52:23 PM
Oh my gosh I love your house. That is all.
15  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Re: Low-budget Bathroom Makeover on: October 05, 2009 07:00:41 AM
Wow, that was $900 REALLY well spent... I have watched a TON of HGTV lately (temporarily unemployed and just bought a house that I haven't moved into yet  Tongue haha) and this reminds me of something the reno pros would do! I bet this raised the value of your home much more than $900... And you have a gorgeous bathroom to enjoy!  Cheesy
16  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / Re: Gotta Catch 'Em All! on: October 03, 2009 06:07:27 PM
Wow! These are really well done!  Cheesy
17  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Re: Complete Kitchen Makeover with Before & After Pics! on: October 02, 2009 10:03:53 AM
Love the green, and the backsplash is FAB! Fantastic job!  Grin
18  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Tri-beetle hat on: October 02, 2009 09:54:32 AM
SO AWESOME. I need to knit a dino hat now!!!  Grin
19  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Some cute rats on: October 02, 2009 09:39:17 AM
Aghhh I love them!! Rats are the cutest  Grin
20  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Busytown Birthday on: October 02, 2009 09:38:17 AM
You are such a cool mom! I love Richard Scary!!! I want one of those Lowly Worms  Cheesy
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