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21  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Sewists/Yarnies vs Papercrafters Rnd 2 Gallery on: April 13, 2011 07:55:25 AM
Here it is, the Gallery for Sewists/Yarnies Vs Papercrafters Rnd 2



Link to original thread http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=374961.0

Partners Sent Received Contact me asap In contact sending late

CptnDenim - Simply Fabulous
Spidermom - Sewarty ANGEL FOUND SEWARTY FLAKED
Imera - Mink_Bikini
Mimiw - Brackish Potato
Zigg13pra- Sonjaboo
Zigg 13pra - abachii ANGEL FOUND ABACHII FLAKED
squire_inaria - Amymarie78
plaidpineapple - Leslieshappyheart (Pp.apple rec)
plaid pineapple - Slingmomma ANGEL FOUND SLINGMOMMA FLAKED
Slingmomma - Lellibo ANGEL FOUND SLINGMOMMA FLAKED
Stickerchic87 - Miss Barbara
Stickerchic87  - August Bell
22  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Test page halterneck on: March 25, 2011 05:23:05 PM
I loved the fabric on this top, but man was it ugggllly before I got my scissors out. I based the idea on a silk cami I thrifted and made a fold over cuff at the top for some interest.

I totally used the fabric with the grain going the wrong way but it worked because I added some elastic to the bottom so that gave it some shape.

Hope you like, p.s I think this is it for today, 3 projects and a tutorial uploaded, phewee time to have a lay down!  Grin





Unloved before shot   Sad

Feel free to drop by my blog for more refashions  Wink
23  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / 70's tie to Oversize flower Brooch on: March 25, 2011 12:14:55 PM
It's the first time I've posted an accessory and it occurred to me that I have no idea where they should go so apologies if this is in the wrong place  Shocked

I had seen something similair on Etsy but I cannot find the link to share unfortunately, basically the concept is using the twist and turn method of making flowers but using a mens tie, it's the perfect shape (you start at the small end) and once you're done just make a few tacking stitches to keep it altogether.

I love oversized accessories and this seemed like the perfect tie for the job and only cost me a buck!


Would love to hear what you think  Grin
24  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / 70's Mumu to flutter sleeve dress on: March 25, 2011 12:09:30 PM
I'd had this in my stash for ages but only recently I had a few ideas on how to make it over, again it's part of my refashion series called Hand-Me-Down Horrors where I take unloved clothing and (fingers crossed) make it good.





So I hacked off the sleeves, shortened it a ton, added a button front closure to make themost of the vertical stripes in the bust area and made some flutter sleeves from the old sleeves, oh and the button loops came from the bottom of the old sleeves so even less work for me to do!

Unloved before shot

Hope you like it, feel free to check out my blog for other refashions and some tutorials too.
25  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Tutorial Long sleeved to Bow sleeve Tee on: March 25, 2011 12:03:12 PM
If you've ever checked out my blog you'll know I love to change things up,  my Hand-Me-Down Horror series has been all about buying yucky or just plain boring clothes and making them into something I'd be proud to wear. Hack off those sleeves, raise that hemline and bob's your uncle a cute custom piece, for pittence.

Excuse the large photos I have no idea how to make them a more reasonable size and please be kind I've never posted a tutorial on Craftster but I've used loads so I'm paying back some crafty love this year  Wink


So without further ado get your sewing needles and thread out and sharpen up those scissors!

Before, a plain long sleeve Tee from Old Navy, that cost me a wopping $2.60 sorry no uncut pic but you know what it looks like I'm sure.


1. Hack off those sleeves, keeping the cut line as neat as possible, then turn the sleeves inside out.

2. Next cut off the cuff again nice and straight, then cut off the stitching (serged seam) keep this as straight and neat as possible and keep everything. This photo I took after I had opened the sleeve up (by cutting the sewn edge off)


This is what you'll end up with, don't throw anything out, nothing goes to waste on this project.

 Next you'll be making the bows, out of the sleeves (I know, genius right!)


3. Start at the bottom cuff end of the sleeve and slowly pinch your way up, it's a very informal pleat, just basically grabbing finger fulls of the sleeve all the way up until you get to the top and have the entire sleeve pinched between index finger and thumb.

Whole sleeve pinched together

4. Next take the cut off sleeve cuff and wrap it around the middle of the bunched up sleeve, I fanned the sleeve out a little so you can see what it's starting to look like.

5. Keep wrapping the cuff edge around until it's tight and the sleeve is unlikely to fall out.

 6. You've just made yourself a cute bow out of a sleeve, now to repeat the process until you have two.

There's a distinct (to me anyway) top and bottom to the bows, the top of the bow will be the rounded edge of the sleeve cap (the top part) just keep this in mind when you come to sew them on.

7. Next we're finishing off the neckline, and for this we're using the two long pieces you have left over from the sleeves, I only kept one so I just sewed the serged piece to the front and it looked fine but if you want to have matching front and back to the tee just continue sewing around the neck.

8. I just used a simple in and out 'running stitch'  for the neckline, making sure to line up the serged piece with the neckline edge to make sure it's even.
The finished neck edge, it looks great doesn't it and to think it's just a piece of t-shirt scrap!

9. Next take the bow and making sure the top shorter edge is facing the neck edge line the middle of the bow up with the shoulder seam and simply stitch through the centre of the bow all the way through the t-shirt, I went all the way around the centre piece to make sure it was secure.

That's it, if you want to be extra fancy you could add a few stitches to the bow edges to keep it from flapping around but I've found I didn't need to do this and the bows stayed put. I also left the sleeve edge unturned, you could always turn it under and stitch, personally I liked the raw edge.
So there you are, it shouldn't take longer than an hour even for newbies to hand sewing so even us naptime crafters can make a cute new addition to our wardrobes.

If you like this feel free to check out my blog for more refashion tutorials.






26  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Sewists/Yarnies Vs Papercrafters Round 2 - S/up CLOSED Sendout 2 May on: March 07, 2011 12:48:43 PM


Roll up Roll up for the 2nd round of Sewists/Yarnies v's Papercrafters

Swap name: Sewists/Yarnies v's Papercrafters Round 2
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Mink_Bikini
Co-organizer:
Sign-up date range: March 7-28 2011
Partners will be assigned and pm'd on: March 29th
Date to send item by: 2nd May 2011

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): No.

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO
If so, which country? N/A

Additional Age requirement? No.

Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: YES
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES
- Is at least 18 years old: YES

Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old: YES
- If within the US, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES/NO
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES/NO


Details of swap:

Time to pair up with a Papercrafter/Yarnie/Sewist and swap something you can do for something you would love to own. We all have our talents and this swap is about busting out our skills in our chosen craft. This is not the swap for you if you're looking to try something new. As people sign up they will be listed as either Paper/Sew/Yarnie so we can keep track of how many of each category we have.

Last round we had inter group partners, this time it's strictly Sewists/Yarnies being paired up with Papercrafters, too much of a headache to pair people up within their groups, it's another swap altogether  Wink

Crafting Requirements:
Since each of the crafts differ greatly there will be a basic requirement of one Medium and 2 Smalls and it's up to you to confer with your partner as to the level of spoilage  you have time/money/supplies for

For those who need a refresher, here's the Craftster guide to what constitutes each size:

By Time

-Medium = 2 or more hours
-Small = 2 or less hours

By Size
-Medium = one single necklace or bracelet, a scarf
-Small = Earrings, stickers, wallets, pouches, bookmarks

By Price
-Medium = $10-$30 dollars
-Small = $10 or less

Check out the Gallery from Round 1
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=362919.new#new - GALLERY


Communication Requirements:

Checking in on the swap thread at least once a week is required so we know you're still around and crafting!  A quick note saying that you're still working is sufficient.

If you want to participate, PM the following information to the organizer (Mink_Bikini):

Please supply as much info as you can, the better supplied we are with your likes and dislikes, the better we can pair you with your perfect(ish)partner

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: Sewists/Yarnies v's Papercrafters
Craftster username: Round 2
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address including the country:
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
Confirm that are at least 16 years old or, if not, that you have moderator approval(YES/NO):

What is your chosen craft: Yarn/Sewist/Paper
In this craft would you consider yourself a: Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced
Which craft would you like to be paired up with:
Would you agree to be part of a round robin (still only sending to one partner) should there be an odd number of participants.

List 10 items you would be willing to make your partner:
List 10 items you would love to receive: (Please include a mix of Mediums/Smalls)
Do you have a wist/blog/Etsy Favourites your partner could stalk?

What things would you not like to make?
Is there anything you do not want to receive?
What are your favorite colors/patterns?
What are your least favorite colors/patterns?
Are there any supplies you would not like your partner to use (e.g type of yarn/paper product/fabric)
Are there allergies in your home?
Are there allergens in your home?
Can you take pictures before you send and post pictures when you receive?
Is there anything else that you'd like your partner to know? (Children, SOs, other preferences, etc.)

IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO ORGANIZER VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE.;

Team Sewists/Yarnies

1. Mink_Bikini (Sewist)
2. Sewarty (Sewist)
3. Lellibo (Yarnie)
4. Leslieshappyheart (Sewist)
5. AugustBell (Yarnie)
6. Zigg13pra (Sewist)
7. Mimiw (Sewist)
8. Squire_inaria (Sewist/poppet maker) 2 partners
9. abachii (Sewist)
10. slingmomma (Sewist) 2 partners
11. CptnDenim (Yarnie)
12. Miss Barbara (Yarnie)

Team Papercraft

1. Spidermom (Paper)
2. Brackish Potato (Paper)
3. plaidpineapple (Paper) 2 Partners
4. SimplyFabulous! (Paper)
5. SonjaBoo (Paper)
6. Zigg13pra (Paper) 2 Partners
7. StickerChic87 (Paper)2 partners
8. imera (Paper)
9. amymarie78 (Paper)


Partners
CptnDenim - Simply Fabulous
Spidermom - Sewarty
Imera - Mink_Bikini
Mimiw - Brackish Potato
Zigg13pra- Sonjaboo
Zigg 13pra - abachii
squire_inaria - Amymarie78
plaidpineapple - Leslieshappyheart
plaid pineapple - Slingmomma
Slingmomma - Lellibo
Stickerchic87 - Miss Barbara
Stickerchic87 - August Bell


GALLERY http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=378217.0
27  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Nigerian Dress skirt to Tropical sundress on: March 04, 2011 12:36:46 PM
If you hadn't seen this already in the super ugly to super awesome contest here goes:

I managed to find a matching suit in this print, the top was even more hideous, a scalloped edged puffy sleeved number, but I just used the ankle length poufy skirt for the dress though, it cost me a $1 a piece cool huh?

I used a tute from Burdastyle (and on here too I think)   http://www.burdastyle.com/patterns/contour-bust-dress-and-tute


The brooch is also made from thrifted items, I bought a bag load of ugly and tried out a couple of ideas before deciding on this one.




Here's the ugly before shot, I wish I'd got my husband to take a photo of me in this because it was hilarious on!


Love to hear what you think, more info on my refashion blog
http://rubymurraysmusings.blogspot.com/2011/01/hand-me-down-horror-12-pass-dutch-baby.html

28  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Pleated skirt recon on: March 04, 2011 12:30:26 PM
I've been changing up a ton of yucky clothing recently I've had lots of stuff stashed away and as part of my Hand-Me-Down Horror series on my blog, I've been storming through the huge pile with scissors in hand making one cute (I hope!) dress/top/skirt after another.

It's -40 with the windchill here today so I keep myself sane by sewing completely impractical Summer clothing, roll on Summer!  Grin

Here is a pleated skirt I changed into a V neck dress using Burdastyles Tara pattern http://www.burdastyle.com/patterns/tara





Looks a little poofy in the 2nd pic but it's not when it's on... I promise!

Before shot (Urrrgh)

Hope you like, more info on my refashion blog.
http://rubymurraysmusings.blogspot.com/2011/01/hand-me-down-horror-10-zigga-zig-ahhh.html
29  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 59 ENTRIES / Nigerian Dress skirt to cutesy Sun dress on: February 07, 2011 07:40:00 PM
I managed to find a matching suit in this print, the top was even more hideous, a scalloped edged puffy sleeved number, but I just used the ankle length poufy skirt for the dress though, it cost me a $1 a piece cool huh?

I used a tute from Burdastyle (and on here too I think)   http://www.burdastyle.com/patterns/contour-bust-dress-and-tute





The brooch is also made from thrifted items, I bought a bag load of ugly and tried out a couple of ideas before deciding on this one.



Here's the ugly before shot, I wish I'd got my husband to take a photo of me in this because it was hilarious on!


Hope you like.
30  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Sewists/Yarnies V's Papercrafters Round 2? on: February 05, 2011 05:36:03 PM
(Copied from Round 1) Time to pair up with a Papercrafter/Yarnie/Sewist and swap something you can do for something you would love to own. We all have our talents and this swap is about busting out our skills in our chosen craft. This is not the swap for you if you're looking to try something new. As people sign up they will be listed as either Paper/Sew/Yarnie so we can keep track of how many of each category we have.

Crafting Requirements:
Since each of the crafts differ greatly there will be a basic requirement of one Medium and 2 Smalls and it's up to you to confer with your partner as to the level of spoilage  you have time/money/supplies for

This round I won't be pairing up people within the groups so if you're a Sewist looking for a Yarnie or vice versa then this isn't the swap for you, it just made life more difficult last round that's all Wink

Gallery for Round 1: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=362919.new#new

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