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« on: June 14, 2004 09:47:57 PM »

Hi all,
Everyone's projects are so inspirational! After a hiatus from DIY and crafting, i jumped back in with some odds and ends:
1) A bucket bag from a recyled mailer
2) a duct tape and coffee bag wallet and
3) an old Ann Taylor skirt which i reconstructed to fit on my hips and added rick-rack and a daisy.

At first I was comfortable with the tape and glue thing, but now I'm taking a sewing class and re-learning how to sew. My last sewing class was in high school and I finally traded in my old Singer after a series of freak accidents... it's  a long story. Anyway, i'm having a blast. Currently I'm making a skirt from a pattern, but really love reconstructing things in the in-between.

Here's a look at the first attempts!

http://tinyurl.com/2l6n7

Mary
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« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2004 10:20:58 PM »

nice work, and hello!

fat rick-rack as a hemline is a really good idea!
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« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2004 11:01:34 PM »

that skirt is genius. do you have a tutorial?
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mary
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2004 08:19:45 PM »

Thanks for the comments.

No picture tutorial on the skirt, but for lowering the waist, I simply removed the zipper and cut the waistband out at the interfacing. I found some hemming tape, sewed it to the right side of the skirt and pressed it over onto the wrongside of the waistband.  I cut the zipper to the new length and installed it. Voila! It fit exactly where i wanted it to fall on my hips. I hand-sewed the rick-rack around the hem. Time-consuming but fun in that zen sorta way. The daisy was an iron-on applique.

My next project is to rough up a prim white cotton blouse.

mary
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