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« on: June 20, 2010 04:53:08 PM »

RRR Challenge 1

Theme is Upcycled Clothing

The Rules:
- Create new clothing from old clothing or untraditional items. Or create something unexpected from old clothing!

-This challenge is open to all Craftster members.

-Each participant may enter one project, it may be a set or a single piece.

-It can be any style or made out of any material as long as it fits the theme

-It has to be a current piece. It can not be something that you have already made and posted.

-Post your craft during the period of June 21, 2010 to August 21, 2010

-Voting will be posted from August 22-28, 2010

-On August 29th a winner will be announced

How to post your project:
We are set up differently than other boards, so please pay special attention to this section even if you have participated in challenges before! Thank you!
-Please DO NOT post your completed project on this thread, please start a new thread the appropriate category folder such as Reconstructed Clothing, Toys, etc. If you are unsure what the most appropriate category would be for your item, shoot me a PM, and I'll help you figure it out!  Grin

-Post the link to your thread in this discussion, or send it to me in a PM, and I will update the list of entries!

-Name your project something memorable, starting with "RRR Challenge 1:"  This will help me later when it is moved to the archive folder

-Post pictures: from different angles and close-ups that help us see what you made clearly

-Post the story of your project, that could be your inspiration, how you made it, something to let us know how your project came to be.

-Please don't beg for votes.

And now the good part!  

The Prize:
The winner will have a choice of one of these books:
Sewing Green: 25 Projects Made with Repurposed and Organic Materials

Born Again Vintage: 25 Ways to Deconstruct, Reinvent, and Recycle your Wardrobe

CraftCycle: 100+ Earth Friendly Projects and Ideas for Everyday Living

Who's Your Dada?: Redefining the Doll Through Mixed Media


Any Questions? Feel Free to ask in this thread!


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« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2010 10:28:27 AM »

Ooo this is exciting! I'll have to look through my boxes of clothes to be upcycled.
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« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2010 04:05:20 PM »

what a great idea.will have to go searching for ideas thru my bags of old clothing
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« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2010 08:56:44 PM »

oh man I dreamed about this all night last night.
Although it is winter here my item will be for summer.....
I hope it turns out as cool as it did in my dream lol
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« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2010 08:58:21 PM »

Can't wait to see what everyone comes up with! Especially Tanza, now that you are having dreams about it! Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2010 02:44:49 AM »

my thinking cap is on!.......this is right up my alley.... I just hope I have time to get something done.....

hummmmmmmmm........ ..
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« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2010 09:00:03 AM »

I have a basket full of old clothes waiting to be upcycled. I may have to try my hand at this challenge.
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« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2010 01:28:26 AM »

Newbie question here (I'm still trying to figure out all the terminology....)
Rules say to make something out of " untraditional items" .
Would a duvet cover turned into skirt count, or do you mean make clothing out of something untraditional for instance door handles and packing tape?
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« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2010 06:04:49 AM »

 Cheesy  count me in...it'd been awhile since looking here, the voting was going on and I'd been saving materials from the trash bin for making another something...now that I know what the challenge turned out to be, I have another idea for this one...I usually save garments for making quilts and bags from, this will be a fun challenge!
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« Reply #9 on: June 24, 2010 06:54:28 AM »

Newbie question here (I'm still trying to figure out all the terminology....)
Rules say to make something out of " untraditional items" .
Would a duvet cover turned into skirt count, or do you mean make clothing out of something untraditional for instance door handles and packing tape?
I probably should reword that! Anything recreated, so a duvet cover into a skirt= great
door handles into a skirt= sounds painful, but if you want to wear it= great
2 yards of fabric from Joann's or the thrift store into a skirt= not following the rules.
Recreate.
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« Reply #10 on: June 25, 2010 03:48:36 AM »

i have my idea,using a piece of clothing for the main bulk of it,but can i add say fabric from a mozzie net to complete it
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« Reply #11 on: June 28, 2010 08:40:29 AM »

I'm counting myself in on this one! And the long posting period is fantastic! I just got myself a new sewing/craft room which is going to be more organized and a little more spacious than what I had previously. Now I have to dig through my bins and decide on what my submission will be (this step may take a month itself  Cheesy)!
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« Reply #12 on: June 28, 2010 08:47:34 AM »

Can we use a sheet and submit it to the monthly craftster challenge and here?
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« Reply #13 on: June 28, 2010 10:10:42 AM »

It can not be something that you have already made and posted, so that includes it can't have been posted on the main craftster challenge. However, if you still have sheets left, and inspiration, feel free to make another outfit from sheets to post over here!
Can't wait to see what you come up with!
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« Reply #14 on: July 01, 2010 06:43:19 PM »

Got my pieces cut up today....now to make quilt squares from the scrappies! Smiley
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« Reply #15 on: July 01, 2010 06:50:08 PM »

Kittymom13- How exciting!
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« Reply #16 on: July 05, 2010 07:29:46 PM »

Well, I have been absent for a Loooong time but this challenge looks like fun!  Providing my old sewing machine doesn't break, I am going for it!  Cheesy  Can't wait to see everyone's creations.   
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« Reply #17 on: July 05, 2010 07:31:10 PM »

I'm excited to see so many people interested, I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with!

We have our first entry too! Yay!
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« Reply #18 on: July 06, 2010 12:08:15 AM »

mine is cut out ready,now to get over this flu,so i can start sewing
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« Reply #19 on: July 07, 2010 07:46:13 AM »

I have some old t-shirts that are too big Yay! so I wanted to turn them into dresses for my 4 year old and 1 year old twins. This sounds like the perfect time to do that.
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« Reply #20 on: July 07, 2010 08:48:22 PM »

I upscaled something yesterday and I love it.
but it is not the original idea I was going with so I will wait and see how that turns out before I decide which one to post.
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« Reply #21 on: July 08, 2010 01:28:57 PM »

Heya everyone, I just had to update the rules a little bit, please check them out for clarification, but this is the part I changed.

"We are set up differently than other boards, so please pay special attention to this section even if you have participated in challenges before! Thank you!
-Please DO NOT post your completed project on this thread, please start a new thread the appropriate category folder such as Reconstructed Clothing, Toys, etc. If you are unsure what the most appropriate category would be for your item, shoot me a PM, and I'll help you figure it out! 

-Post the link to your thread in this discussion, or send it to me in a PM, and I will update the list of entries!"
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« Reply #22 on: July 08, 2010 09:35:16 PM »

I am getting very excited about this challenge. I have so many old t shirts that I don't wear anymore and don't want to throw them out. I think dresses yep I might have said that already but definitely dresses. I am joining the challenge woohoo.
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« Reply #23 on: July 13, 2010 10:39:02 AM »

This was a fun challenge! The link to my entry is here:

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=353694.msg4132858#msg4132858


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« Reply #24 on: July 15, 2010 05:10:31 AM »

I have 3 things now to enter......which to use though that's the challenge.

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« Reply #25 on: July 15, 2010 10:46:34 PM »

I want to make sure I got this right before I make and submit something.  Please tell me if any of the following are wrong.

1)We can take old clothing and make new clothing
2)We can take things such as sheets and make clothing
3)We can take fabric from the store and make clothing but not use a set pattern
4)We can take clothing and make other items such as toys or quilts.

I just wanted to clarify because it's all mixed up in my head.  although it's almost 1am so that could have something to do with it.
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« Reply #26 on: July 23, 2010 08:35:27 PM »

OMG! I'm so sorry I missed your questions until just now!
1. Yes!
2. Yes!
3. no- its all about reinventing something thats not meant for clothing.
4. Yes!
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« Reply #27 on: July 23, 2010 08:47:22 PM »

SWEET!!   I know exactly what I'm going to make!!
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« Reply #28 on: July 26, 2010 03:10:05 PM »

working on (what i think will be) my entry for this.... so far so good.... but it is totally hand sewn, so its slow goin'........ good thing I'm on vacation for 3 weeks and I have all the time in the world to sit around and stitch away.....
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« Reply #29 on: July 31, 2010 12:26:57 PM »

Woohoo! First Craftster challenge, I'm excited. Cheesy

Here's my entry:

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=355377.0
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« Reply #30 on: August 08, 2010 03:59:56 PM »

ooooh I have to enter this, firstly I'm a big fan of clothes (let's face it, it's pretty drafty without them  Wink) secondly I like the challenge of making something special from nothing much  Grin and thirdly I just finished off a project yesterday that I've had on my to do list for a while which ticks all these boxes.

Runs off to take photos  Grin
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« Reply #31 on: August 08, 2010 04:40:57 PM »

Only a couple weeks left! I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with!
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« Reply #32 on: August 10, 2010 03:21:45 AM »

I have photos of mine but I think I may retake them outside and get a better look.....

and add a little something to  it also.....
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« Reply #33 on: August 16, 2010 06:25:54 PM »

here's my entry.
I had to go with my original photos, cause I have the flu and it's to cold to retake photos.....

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=356808.0

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« Reply #34 on: August 16, 2010 08:53:18 PM »

Muahahaha, I saw this thread in the new projects thumbnail line-up ages ago and kept it in mind Cheesy The best part is I got to use my new dress form!

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=356822.0

I just finished it tonight, so I may be changing the photos by voting time (you know, outside, in decent lighting, on me Tongue).
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« Reply #35 on: August 16, 2010 09:43:12 PM »

Very awesome! I'm so excited to see more projects popping up!
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« Reply #36 on: August 17, 2010 12:07:28 PM »

I hope I did this right.

Here is the link to my post with pictures of a too cute but too small thrift store skirt that is turned into a purse.

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« Reply #37 on: August 20, 2010 08:24:26 AM »

Phew. Just arrived back from a lovely vacation yesterday, but still with a great plan for a project for this! The question is whether I'll be able to finish on time... and whether it will work out! Haha. I'm going to give it a shot.
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« Reply #38 on: August 21, 2010 01:29:18 AM »

here is the link to my entry

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=357187.0
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« Reply #39 on: August 21, 2010 08:38:49 AM »

Skids in on her knees with entry at last moment - Me, me, me I want to enter too  Grin

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=357197.msg4183874#msg4183874
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« Reply #40 on: August 21, 2010 09:21:10 AM »

I have no idea how I missed seeing this! I've been pretty much only recycling clothing lately. Will have to enter!
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« Reply #41 on: August 21, 2010 10:23:43 AM »

I finally got mine posted!
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?board=76.0

the photos are blurry Sad and it has been sent away, so I can't take any better ones.

I am not good at taking "in progress" photos, so that is something I will have to work on for future challenges and tutorials.
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« Reply #42 on: August 21, 2010 05:18:33 PM »

Ah rats, doesn't look like I'm going to make it. Considering I'm at work for another 45 minutes. Wink

What time does the entry period close? (Ha. I'm horribly last minute) 
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« Reply #43 on: August 21, 2010 05:20:53 PM »

It supposed to end at Midnight CST tonight, but it'll probably end sometime when I wake up tomorrow morning, because I won't be awake at midnight my time tonight. So about another 16 hours!
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« Reply #44 on: August 21, 2010 05:45:48 PM »

Please everyone, if you have created something for this challenge, make sure I have not missed you and have your item on the front page!!
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« Reply #45 on: August 21, 2010 06:09:18 PM »

Here's my entry:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=357219.0

This was so much fun! I think remaking clothing is going to become a regular thing with me.

Good Luck to everyone!
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Here's my project: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=357233.0
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