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Topic: Turkish Vest & Belt made of Can Tabs for Bellydancing!! (pic bloated)  (Read 7838 times)
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mieljolie
« Reply #20 on: November 11, 2009 09:00:31 AM »

No problem.  Thanks, thefett!  

If you like, you can vote for my outfit in Craftster's Halloween Costume Contest.

Or, on Greenwalla's "Green Your Halloween" Contest
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thefett
« Reply #21 on: November 11, 2009 09:17:33 AM »

Your links didn't work but no worries, I already have a greenwala account - you've got my vote! Check out my entries in the Eco-Geek (spaceship) and Eco-Chic (pop-tab clothing) there if you like.
Cheers,
Rob
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mieljolie
« Reply #22 on: November 11, 2009 09:42:25 AM »

Okay.  Links should be fixed and working.  Not sure what happened there.

...Check out my entries in the Eco-Geek (spaceship) and Eco-Chic (pop-tab clothing) there if you like.
Cheers,
Rob

Wow, Rob!  That spaceship is (pardon the cheezy pun) out of this world!  Very cool and thrifty!  Assemblage is one of my favorite art forms.  And the "tabistry" clothing are truly Eco-Chic!!  A bit skimpy for someone like me, but very sexy!  Definite winners in my book.  I'd like to feature your outfits on my tabistry blog.  Maybe it will help promote the votes.
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spicyvegetarian
« Reply #23 on: March 29, 2010 06:35:49 AM »

This is the coolest thing since sliced bread! It looks great on you!
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« Reply #24 on: March 29, 2010 04:12:33 PM »

Wow this is so cool! You should do a tutoral on how to make this kind of stuff lol!
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mieljolie
« Reply #25 on: March 29, 2010 04:20:43 PM »

Thanks!  Actually, Daughter_of_Apollo, I have made a tutorial.  Smiley

It's on Etsy at:  http://www.etsy.com/shop/mieljolie

After many request, I finally finished a tutorial for the basics as well as patterns/instructions for my Turkish-style Vest and Hats.
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puglyugly
« Reply #26 on: March 30, 2010 11:58:56 AM »

I didn't a similar technique and then made it a Mardi Love fringe belt style. I use a single layer of the tabs. I like the way the top is accessorized with different colors of yarn. Did you line it?
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mieljolie
« Reply #27 on: March 30, 2010 02:09:18 PM »

Hi Pugly!  Do you have pics of your work?  Sounds cool.  I've ben wanting to attempt another 2 piece belt.  I'm still playing with tassels and fringe.  I made tassels from poly rope (last image of post).  And recently, added fringe to the belt shown in pic 7 down for a party we went to.  I used some burgundy chenille yarn that I had left over from my hair falls.  I may leave it on, but need more yarn to make it look better.  There's a pic of it with this sparse fringe on my craft blog at the bottom of the page.

As for the vest/belt, I didn't feel the necessity to line them.  Though, I'm sure it would improve the appearance of the inside.  I wear them over clothes, and with the fabric weave the tabs never really come into contact with my skin, anyway.  Or, they can be really cold to the touch at first.
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« Reply #28 on: April 03, 2010 09:38:06 PM »

what did you use to lace the tabs together, I'm trying to do this now too and I learned the hard way that yarn doesn't work
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mieljolie
« Reply #29 on: April 04, 2010 05:13:08 PM »

what did you use to lace the tabs together, I'm trying to do this now too and I learned the hard way that yarn doesn't work

Yarn is tough to work with.  I have had more success with it by twisting several strand together to make it thicker and stronger.  For the vest/belt set, I used fabric strips for the body and at least 4 twisted strands of yarn for the edging.  Finely knit fabrics work great.  I've also had some success with shoelaces and 1/4 - 3/4 inch ribbons.  Be wary of possible snagging, though.
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