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« on: July 04, 2007 01:44:16 PM »

So i had this skirt that was plaid and had a banded waist. the waist sat up a little past my waist, because I am long-waisted and it was a small size for me. picture of the waist button and preventing my breathing:

and unbuttoned where i get my breathe back.

So i was sitting there looking at this skirt figuring out what to do... then i found this little black top. would have fit nice, if only the overside 3/4 sleeves hadn't existed and the shirt hadn't been so short.
 So i decided maybe I would cut off the sleeves of the shirt, making it a tank top. then i cut off the waist of the skirt and sewed the tank top to the skirt:

everyone else on craftster complains about their stupid facial expressions so I decided to give myself a reason to complain =-p.

Then i decided to use the nice hemmed waist band and put it to use! I wrapped the waistband around my upper arm (the shredded/cut side closer to my shoulders) to measure. luckily, i had enough waistband to do both arms. I sewed on the sleeved, and ebcause of the hemmed band, i could make holes and sew on buttons to make button-cuff puffy sleeves.

here's the finished project in a lame action shot.

sucky photographer + sucky phone cam= sucky pics. but that's alright. you get the idea.

tell me what you think =D

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« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2007 02:00:02 PM »

How cute! Definitely a successful recon. Very nice.

« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2007 02:08:00 PM »

That's so cute! Totally something I'd wear, too.

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« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2007 03:36:49 PM »

that is just too cool! Cheesy

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« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2007 06:34:50 PM »

Cute Smiley And nice touch with sleeves!  Great idea Wink

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« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2007 09:57:54 AM »

Cute idea--looks great!
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« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2007 11:15:44 AM »

thats cool. plaid and black goes really well together! schweet.

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« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2007 12:09:23 PM »

hehe in the last pick you almost look like you're missing a leg...

but the dress is super cute and suits you really well Smiley
« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2007 03:56:36 PM »

I bow to your sewing skills. Not just you being able to sew and have things come out in a straight line ... but the more important part - at the beginning - of being able TO SEE how things might fit together.

I have a very, very large pile of clothes which are all "off" in a minor detail or two (skirts or pants too tight, shirts that are too short, etc. etc.), but I do not have *an eye* about how to alter them.
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« Reply #9 on: July 05, 2007 04:08:24 PM »

i love it! very cool idea!
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