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QueenofSporks
« on: April 17, 2006 08:52:28 PM »

Sometime last week I remembered that I did bring my sewing machine to college, and I in fact know how to use it. Who would have figured?

I go to a science and technology school (Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Go geeks! er...) so unfortunately there is little outlet for my random fits of craftiness. I dragged my roommate to Joann's a few times this week (she is not a happy camper. There's only so many hours she can spend looking at the pattern catalogues before she tries to murder me) and these are the fruits of neurotic 3am sewing.

It holds mentioning that I rarely sew before 11pm, and keep going until around 4 am. This results in many sewing mishaps, such as SEWING THINGS INSIDE OUT. My seam-ripper and I are getting to know each other very well. We're almost on a first-name basis.

The first thing I did was take this big sweatshirt I have and alter it to be smaller.

Original sweatshirt and model sweatshirt:



Excuse the crappy image quality. I don't know why my camera all of a sudden hates me.

New, smaller sweatshirt held by a friend (you get a cookie if you know what artist is on the sweatshirt).



I made this skirt using a pattern. If I knew where the envelope was, I'd tell you what number. I like it, but I wish it was more foofy.



I really like the fabric, I got it on clearance at Joann's. Here's a close-up:



I made this skirt by altering the above skirt pattern. I am ashamed to admit it took me longer to turn the drawstring than it did to sew the entire skirt.



I used Simplicity pattern 5003 to make this tank top. Unfortunately, the pattern is irrational. Much altering ensued, and I turned it into a halter top and put a zipper in.



Laptop case for my roommate (erm. Not clothing, but sewed?)




Sewing in the velcro was a lot more painful than I remembered it being. It kept breaking the thread and covered the needle in adhesive. It was at this point that I realized that I didn't have a single new machine needle. Eep.

Aaaand, for your amusement, this is where I sew. I sit on the floor, cross-legged, and press the foot with my knee. Yeah. Don't ask.



My mommy would be so proud of the state of my room. Shhh, dresser drawers make excellent shelves.

So this has been keeping me busy in the middle of the night. When I'm not writing lab reports or chasing horseshoe crabs around.



Laura

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« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2006 08:58:13 PM »

Love the skirt! If you find the pattern # let me know   Wink

And your sewing 'desk' is awesome...oh, dorm life, haha.

And just so you know you're pics are working...they are just links. Or at least they were for me, but my computer has been all crazy all night...

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QueenofSporks
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2006 09:03:47 PM »

Oh, curses.

I think it's better, now.
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« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2006 09:09:36 PM »

thats hilarious. you sew with your knee! haha. good job!
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« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2006 09:12:09 PM »

Found the envelope. The first skirt is "New Look" 6495.

If you do make it, keep in mind they consider the skirt to sit at your natural waist, which no one does, so keep that in mind when you cut the pattern.
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« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2006 09:15:43 PM »

 Cheesy your room looks like mine, although i have an extra desk so i don't have to sit on the floor to sew... hmm i think this is an excellent time to sew that sundress i wanted... right before finals  Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2006 09:28:39 PM »


New, smaller sweatshirt held by a friend (you get a cookie if you know what artist is on the sweatshirt).


oh, oh, is it keith haring? i love his style. and i love cooookies! i also really love the pink flower fabric. nice bargain find!
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« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2006 09:31:39 PM »


New, smaller sweatshirt held by a friend (you get a cookie if you know what artist is on the sweatshirt).


oh, oh, is it keith haring? i love his style. and i love cooookies! i also really love the pink flower fabric. nice bargain find!

::hands cookie::

I have a giant poster of his "Retrospect, 1989" on my wall.
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« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2006 09:45:20 PM »

Your clothes are so cute.  I too just remembered my sewing machine last week.  And because my room looks like yours, i have to sew in the floor, but luckily the sewing machcine my dad bought for me has this start stop button so you can do everything without a foot pedal.  It is the most amazing button, i will never buy a machine without one. 
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« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2006 10:11:48 PM »

GAH! I love Keith Haring! He is my idol...and I also love the fabric and the stuff you made! Those are so cute!

P.S. I too sit on the floor, and sometimes use my knee....but lately I've been using my elbow......Even more confusing than using a knee.....
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