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« on: July 07, 2010 06:30:51 PM »

So i decided on the first day of entries that this challenge would be my first craftster challenge and my first craftster post.  But boy did I wait til nearly the last minute.  



I live on an island so it was hard to find a sheet that I could use that wasn't wretched or cost hundreds of dollars so...I ended up with this:

It is a plaid flannel top sheet that I found for only three dollars among all the faded, bleach stained sheets at our very tiny hospital thrift shop.  

I put together shorts, a swim suit, and a skirt.  I have only ever made skirts and done hems before this challenge so I decided to really branch out with the shorts and swimsuit.  I didn't use any patterns I just kinda went at the sheet with scissors and an idea.  

On to the photos:



Swimsuit: Kinda reminds me of burberry's print; I used some red scrap fabric I had for the ties and the liner.
This was a lot easier to put together than I even thought possible.  


Shorts:Ta front closure and banded cuffs and waist.

Side View: to give you an idea of how bloomer-y they are.


And Finally the Skirt: It is very full and has slash pockets on either side made with the red fabric that trimmed the swimsuit.  It is super comfy and also has a tab closure but on the side.  

Thanks to my boyfriend for taking the shots for me while we were at the beach (he is that other shadow).  

Hope you like it.

C & C welcome Smiley


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« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2010 06:41:47 PM »

Oh Gosh!
Everything is soooo cute!
I cannot believe that you didn't use a pattern on the bathing suit! If your first Craftster post is this good, I cannot wait to see what else you come up with!
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« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2010 06:53:52 PM »

Great job!

That skirt adorable!
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« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2010 06:54:59 PM »

Wow! This was going to be my first post/challenge also, but it was mostly a fail.  I also tried to make shorts without a pattern and just couldn't get it right.  You did fantastic, and everything looks great!
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« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2010 07:09:22 PM »

I love that fabric... and i totally want that bikini! Thanks for sharing and amazing work.
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« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2010 07:13:30 PM »

holy bathing suit and matching cover ups!  Sweeeet!!
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« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2010 11:45:07 PM »

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« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2010 02:17:55 AM »

I love everything you've done with this super sheet - but the shorts are my absolute favourite!! Kudos x
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« Reply #8 on: July 08, 2010 07:44:57 AM »

Cute! I especially like how the skirt turned out.
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« Reply #9 on: July 08, 2010 09:34:59 AM »

you did an absolutely amazing job on everything!  Grin its all soo cute!!
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« Reply #10 on: July 08, 2010 10:24:33 AM »

Wow I love it!  the bathing suit is AMAZING and I would love to wear that skirt to work!
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« Reply #11 on: July 08, 2010 02:14:36 PM »

Aww! I.LOVE.THOSE.BLOOMERS!!! Way to go! Cheesy
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« Reply #12 on: July 08, 2010 02:34:45 PM »

Oh my.





Wow. Honestly, amazing. You make it look effortless!
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« Reply #13 on: July 08, 2010 04:58:19 PM »

First of all - and I don't want this misunderstood in any way, but it just has to be said - I would KILL for a body like yours!!  Second, I am amazed at so many things about this - that you didn't use a pattern, that you've only ever hemmed and made skirts before this, and that it turned out so darn perfectly!!  You are talented.  Like, a lot.    Grin

Also, I thought the shorts were cute but the bathing suit was my absolute favorite part...until I saw the skirt and went bananas for it.  This is an awesome project!
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« Reply #14 on: July 09, 2010 11:11:44 AM »

So cute!!  I love the swim suit and skirt the best - you did a great job! Can you actually swim in it or is it more of a sun bathing suit?  Either way, it rocks.
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« Reply #15 on: July 09, 2010 11:40:27 AM »

That bathing suit is too cute, and the short and skirt cover-ups totally remind me of vintage wear. Great sheet work!
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« Reply #16 on: July 09, 2010 01:12:16 PM »

I WANT those shorts!! I am actually in love with them  Cheesy
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« Reply #17 on: July 09, 2010 09:58:32 PM »

I really like the top of the bikini and the skirt!
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« Reply #18 on: July 11, 2010 05:38:51 AM »

Thanks for all the lovely comments.  I did wear the skirt to work and people loved it.  Also, perhaps if I have time  Iwill do the shorts again and take photos of the process so that there can be a tute.  Then everyone can have great bloomer shorts!
Thanks for all the encouragement.  I can't wait to post more things.
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« Reply #19 on: July 27, 2010 05:04:11 PM »

Love the whole ensemble!  Nice choice making lotsa small pieces.  I especially love the shorts.  However did you figure them out without a pattern?  Whenever I try to fit something well around the bum in non-stretchy fabric I end up failing miserably.  Maybe it's just my bum!
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« Reply #20 on: August 09, 2010 04:56:47 PM »

That looks sooooo amazing! Nice work!
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