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« on: December 01, 2007 09:43:28 AM »

 Smiley Hello !

      I had a lot of fun with this challenge ...the day after it was announced I had already gotten my "UGLY" item..

Main Ugly - Horrid unflattering 80s emerald green  taffeta Formal dress - cost + 3.99
Ugly accents - odd scrunchy olive green taffeta -cost 7.00 for 7 yards ( I used about 1 and half )
and Mystery accents - lil boys old camo pants , small camo scrap and torn up army hat - cost 1$ ( 1 dollar for everything you can stuff in a bag sale ...

so there were my ingredients and for only 12 $

so here are the before pics


so first thing when I got home from the thrift store ..i think " how can I combine these 2 fabrics .. without looking like a leprechaun "?? then It hit me camo  ( camo has emerald and olive ! yay !) .. and since I had those few camo items on hand from a sale this summer I thought it just might work ...and quite frankly I am super Happy with the results....

so with out further ado ..
 My finished Masterpiece...-( I was able to make/reconstruct an entire outfit..
                                       skirt,corset,hat ,chocker and glove-lettes)

The corset laces twice in the front for "decoration " and once in the back for "function " .. it also has  2 rows of pipping in front and 8!!! bones in the back for structure..

the skirt has 4 layers and features those lil waist size adjusters from ( army pants)on either side to let you adjust the fit .. plus I think it really drives home the " G.I. Jayne" theme ...

these 3 show a good close up of the neck chocker and hat ( the hat had originally had the bill chewed off ) by rats yuk!)  so I removed the old bill cleaned the hat and then recreated the bill by cutting the general shape out of an old (sprint) box .. I then simply covered it with the 2 green fabric emerald on top olive on bottom .. top stitched the rows and reattached it ...

and since the whole outfit is separates here is the top worn with jeans for a less" dramatic" everyday look ...

and here are a few " making of " shots...

outfit laid out on the floor

and reconstruction of the hat ...

thanks so much for looking and good luck to anyone entering the challenge I cant wait to see everyones projects !

Have a great day

( I also made the ear rings .. just for fun )

p.s. I got more pics if you need to see them LOL  j/k I know its pic heavy..already.

p.p.s. all the guns and weapons are of course  PLASTIC TOYS  ... Grin no need to be afraid  Cheesy

« Last Edit: December 01, 2007 09:45:02 AM by violentjayne » THIS ROCKS   Logged

« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2007 09:49:06 AM »

Sooo many pics!! But soooooooooooooooo cooooooooool!  When I grow up I wanna be like Jayne! This TOTALLY ROCKS.  Words are few, awe aplenty though!  I love the corset and the fact you can wear it with jeans too.

« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2007 09:51:43 AM »

Um, that is so totally awesome! I love it. I also super love your craft tattoo!

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« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2007 09:57:01 AM »

Wow! You rock that outfit like there's no tomorrow. I'm absolutely in love with it!
What an astounding improvement from the hideously frumpy old dress. YOU'RE AMAZING!! Cheesy
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2007 09:57:30 AM »

Wow that's amazing!
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« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2007 10:01:36 AM »

I love the outfit!!

« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2007 10:09:49 AM »

this is one of the most amazing reconstructions ive ever seen!! soooo awesome!
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« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2007 10:12:16 AM »

I knew yours would be clothing and it would be jaw dropping!  GREAT job!  I love what you've done with this challenge!

When life gives you lemons, make cocktails! Grin
« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2007 10:15:35 AM »

I love this!

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« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2007 10:23:23 AM »

Anyone who could turn that dress to that amazing outfit has got great skills! I am very happy I saw this. I absolutely love it and am in awe. ^.^
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