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Topic: Tramp Stamps, Bela Lugosi, and the Shirt of Too Much-ness (pic obese)  (Read 1831 times)
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« on: October 29, 2006 08:03:05 AM »

While procrastinating on my Project Runway Challenge garments, I've done a lot of reconstructions.  And I thought I would share with the rest of the class. 

First, the Tramp Stamp shirt:



Looks relatively classy, but then...



The classic butterfly on lower back (fake) tattoo!  I love it.  I don't know why.

The lace came from this project:





which was a maxidress I turned into a minidress.  I still have a crapload of lace leftover.

Oh, oh, and then there's this one:





because I have a fetish for spraying my bela lugosi stencil on to ribbed material, just as I did with this one:





which, if it had a middle name (to paraphrase Michael Kors), it would be "too much".  Graffiti and stencils and black roses and irregular stitching, oh my!

I think that's most of the new ones that I've made.  As I said, I've been doing a LOT of procrastinating.  A lot.  And with NaNoWriMo coming up around the corner, there's only more procrastinating to do...
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« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2006 08:09:20 AM »

I love the lacy mini-dress, what all did you do to it? It is super cute. I also love your stencil.
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« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2006 08:27:05 AM »

The lacy mini-dress was more work than I thought it would be, actually. 

The original dress looked a lot like this: 



Very high neck, long sleeves,solid waistband, and very, very, very long.  The first thing I had to do was take the zipper out so I could remove the waistband, so I could attach the skirt to the bodice in more of an empire waist style.  Then I pinned it back together, put it on the mannequin, and decided where to crop the skirt and trim the neckline (I kept the collar bit so I can make a yoke if I want to later on).  That being done, I did a little bit of machine sewing to get the hem on the lining where I wanted, and a LOT of handsewing to hem the lace. 

I thought the sleeves would be easy - I could just crop them underneath the first ruffle, hem it up, and be done.  However, the ruffles had been sewn on in an odd sort of spiral shape, so the back was much longer than the front and the seam wouldn't match up at all.  So I got to cut the whole thing off and reattach the ruffle.  When that was finally done, I put the zipper back in.  Actually, I lost the original zipper, so I had to dig up another one.  It took a little time to get it in right.  But it was worth it, in the end.

And now I have half a yard of lace for other projects, should I want it.  I also have half a yard of easily meltable lining fabric, which probably won't get used for anything.
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« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2006 08:36:24 AM »

me and my bf love hte bela stenciled ones ... very cool!
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« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2006 11:38:06 AM »

I love the white and purple dress, you did a beautiful job on it.

Gotta love Lugosi.

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