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« on: July 02, 2004 07:46:11 PM »

I have a 10-day window for the whole year to use my sewing machine, so I have been making a ton of stuff. I can draw diagrams/patterns for any of these if desired.

Many of the tops I made look similar, here is a halter I made from a GIANT shirt I got at the opening of the apple store in Chicago, there's a bit of lace added:

http://people.fas.harvard.edu/~mfrommer/pics/crafty/appletop.jpg

The neck part is skinny elastic. Here's another action shot, I got this fabric at Vogue and it is lined with the lining of an old skirt:

http://people.fas.harvard.edu/~mfrommer/pics/crafty/azntop.jpg

The back of that one is different from the others, it is backless with elastic (the other ones have a regular full fabric back)

http://people.fas.harvard.edu/~mfrommer/pics/crafty/azntopback.jpg

Here are some other tops in the same style. A hello kitty one that I made from a TINY shirt so I had to make the back part bigger:

http://people.fas.harvard.edu/~mfrommer/pics/crafty/hellokittytop.jpg

A huge shirt I got for being on the exec board:

http://people.fas.harvard.edu/~mfrommer/pics/crafty/CSAtop.jpg

A dorm t-shirt:

http://people.fas.harvard.edu/~mfrommer/pics/crafty/mowertop.jpg

A different halter style for my dorm T-shirt, I added some lace and a white faux-layering layer because I messed up the pattern and it was really low-cut:

http://people.fas.harvard.edu/~mfrommer/pics/crafty/eliottop.jpg

Then there are skirts that are from old T-shirts and store-bought lace. This is in action shot of a pink one:

http://people.fas.harvard.edu/~mfrommer/pics/crafty/pinkskirt.jpg

Same style, different colors, and kind of too big for me Sad

http://people.fas.harvard.edu/~mfrommer/pics/crafty/redblackskirt.jpg

This pic is kind of blurry, but it's the same style, with pink tulle under it:

http://people.fas.harvard.edu/~mfrommer/pics/crafty/pinkblackskirt.jpg

Here's another style. The polka-dot fabric is from a large shirt I thrifted:

http://people.fas.harvard.edu/~mfrommer/pics/crafty/BWSkirt.jpg

This crappy pic is a denim skirt I made from some jeans that were too small for me. The sewing is on the outside to emphasize the reconstructed feel:

http://people.fas.harvard.edu/~mfrommer/pics/crafty/denimskirt.jpg

Here is a close-up of the ribbon ruching on the sides of the waistband. There is also ruching like this on the pink and red/black skirts:

http://people.fas.harvard.edu/~mfrommer/pics/crafty/ruching.jpg

Here is a metallic pink denim skirt in the same style, these were my favorite pants until I grew out of them:

http://people.fas.harvard.edu/~mfrommer/pics/crafty/pinkdenimskirt.jpg

Hope you enjoyed em! The materials for each item cost about $1.00
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« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2004 08:06:14 PM »

i adore all your stuff, esp. the skirts. the black and red lacey one is gorgeous! what size is it? anything that doesn't fit you could probably sell. awesome, AWESOME job. did you use patterns?
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« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2004 08:16:56 PM »

i adore all your stuff, esp. the skirts. the black and red lacey one is gorgeous! what size is it? anything that doesn't fit you could probably sell. awesome, AWESOME job. did you use patterns?

I am about size 2-4, I am guessing the skirt is about a 5. It fits on my hips, but it's really loose.

I didn't use bought patterns, I made my own from a skirt and tank top I bought. I am gonna whip up some diagrams.
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« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2004 08:31:10 PM »

Thoes skirts are sooooo cute! I really like the red one and the polka dot one! I DEFINATLEY think that you should make a toutorial! That would be awesome!
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« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2004 08:40:37 PM »

Wow, you've been busy!  I love, love love halter tops, and yours are no exception!  I especially like the Eliot House one.  And the skirts are very cute, too.  Good job!
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« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2004 08:42:38 PM »

This is a huge and poorly drawn image but I had to fit in everything!



#1 is for the halters. I made them all with two layers of fabric. I think this is the best way because it's nice to have thicker fabric and the edges all look good. The red lines are where you should sew first, right sides together! The front and back will kind of be pockets with the sides still unsewn. Here is where you should add ribbon or lace or whatever to the front, so the edges will get pulled into the side seams.

Then turn inside out and sew (right sides in!) to the back

The elastic-back version is a little tricky because I found it hard to get the elastic to line up vertically.

#2 is for the denim skirts. I used those funny shaped pieces 8 for a skirt, sewed em all together into their own skirt shape, then attached the waistband. The waistband was a double layer tube. You can cut off the bottom of a small t-shirt if it fits your waist.

An easy way to get the waistband on is to leave the main skirt part right side out, and then turn the waistband right side IN and slide the waistband over the skirt. Then you can sew along the top.

#3 is for the puffy lace skirts. I used large squares (I basically cut the sleeves and collar off of t-shirts). with a SMALL hole in the middle and a small "channel" to the middle hole. The hole needs to be WAY smaller than you think. The circumference of TWO of the hole should equal your waist size.

You need 2 of those square things. The straight edges of the "channel" get sewn together and the two holes make one hole. Is this confusing? I can draw it out better.

For the lace, I just put it on top of the t-shirt material and treated it as one piece of fabric. I attached the waistband using the same method as #2.
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« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2004 09:46:45 PM »

Those are reallly really cute. I really like the pink skirt, kinda looks like a ballerina. lol. And why can you only use your sewing machine for 10 days?  Huh
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« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2004 09:57:12 PM »

I am going back to school at the end of next week because I am working there during the summer. This is my only time home, because I'm not coming back before classes start in the fall!
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« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2004 01:45:28 AM »

they are lovely! a dollar each? thats awesome!
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« Reply #9 on: July 03, 2004 06:44:29 AM »

Those are all amazing, especially the skirts! I love the black and pinkish one.
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