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Topic: If you ain't got elegance... goodwill style!  (Read 13410 times)
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« on: June 28, 2005 07:59:33 PM »

I loved this challenge!  I hit the Goodwill on fifty percent off day and filled my basket.

http://members.cox.net/bsalgat/goodwill%20challenge%20before

This is what I started with:
A full length skirt that hit the tops of my feet (I think it was supposed to be mid-calf but I have stumpy legs)  $2.50
A medium sized cable knit sweater 50%cotton/50%viscose  $2.50
Great sexy shoes that actually fit me (rare in thrift shops)  $2.00
A man's extra large t-shirt  $1.00
Total:  $8.00

The sweater got unravelled.

http://members.cox.net/bsalgat/goodwill%20challenge%20sweater%20to%20yarn

I used about one and a half of these balls of yarn to crochet a tank top.  The skirt had to be hemmed about five inches, and now that I'm seeing these pictures I'm thinking I could go another inch or two.  I used the t-shirt to line the tank top.  The shoes weren't changed at all, but they're totally cute and sexy, so they belong to the outfit.   Smiley

http://members.cox.net/bsalgat/goodwill%20challenge%20full%20length

I might make a shrug to go with it since I have tons of the yarn left.

Here's a close up of the lace pattern:

http://members.cox.net/bsalgat/goodwill%20challenge%20extreme%20closeup

Things I would do differently?
I would change the shape to add a bit more coverage to la cleavage.
I'd start a lot sooner so I wouldn't have to spend a day straight crocheting to hit the deadline.   Cheesy
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And I don't look good in leggings.

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« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2005 08:13:06 PM »

Wow, that's really neat. I'm impressed that you had the patience to unravel the thrift shop sweater! I tried that once, and had to stop when I couldn't breath anymore.. I really like the crocheted design, and the skirt and shoes look great with it. Fantastic!
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« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2005 08:27:43 PM »

Beppy, this is truly AMAZING! 
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« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2005 08:35:29 PM »

Props to you for unraveling the sweater and re knitting it.. Looks great!
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« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2005 10:31:44 PM »

oh Beppy that is too cute! awesome idea to unravel the sweater.  Grin
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« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2005 01:41:30 PM »

great outfit!
and those shoes... what a find, they look brand-new.  I wish we had shoes like that for prices like that in the charity shops I know!
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« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2005 02:56:41 PM »

ooh  Shocked  you sure do have patience!! really cute finished project...the shoes totally make the outfit!
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« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2005 04:08:51 PM »

Way to recycle!  It looks great.
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« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2005 05:27:13 PM »

WOW i am impressed  GREAT JOB!!!!
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« Reply #9 on: June 30, 2005 09:56:12 AM »

Thanks you guys!  I'm glad you like it.  It was a lot of fun to do.  I can't wait till the next challenge!
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And I don't look good in leggings.

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Lurkers and commentors welcome.
Lots of crocheting and sewing and knitting!  Pretty much my life for your consumption.
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