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« on: May 21, 2006 12:16:39 AM »

HI everyone, this is my first post, although I've been an avid DIY-er for years. I've been lurking for a while and finally decided to join. You all have inspired my so much!

Here's some things I've been up to lately:


My grandma gave me this HUGE light blue tee. I liked the design (It says something about environmental education, and I'm a big treehugger.) But it was... well look at it. Gross. So I turned it into...





It didn't turn out exactly like I wanted. I was trying to do that off-the-shoulder band top I've seen around here but I totally messed it up. the band was too loose and wouldn't stay on my shoulders and you could see my boobies.  Shocked  So I had to improvise. I pulled the fabric together at the front and cut two holes, pulled a band of leftover fabric through and tied it. I think it worked out okay. I like the cowl effect in the back. I'm wearing it right now, actually!

And now for the next one. I was a little apprehensive about this because the lighter red tee is my FAVORITE shirt. It's an Ani Difranco tee that I got at her concert a few years ago. But my grandma (I get a lot of clothes from my granny, hehe) had given me this huge ugly burgundy polo that I thought went well with the color of the Ani tee. Here they are in all their crimson glory:



I married them, and now they will live out their lives together as this spiffy shirt:








Basically I took the sleeves and collar from the polo and put them on the tee. I runched the sleeves and the seam connecting the sleeves and collar and also added the band at the bottom to give it a lil length. I love it!

I saved the best for last! Another grandma goodie, haha. I paired this ugly blue nightgown:



with the polo from the above shirt to make this!:





I lovelovelove it. It has ruffled sleeves, look!:



And little heart appliqus! The neckline was a bitch to do but I think it turned out well. I wore it to lunch today.

Well thanks for existing, Craftster! Hopefully I can hit up some yard sales tomorrow and find more clothes just waiting to be hacked up and show all you guys!



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« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2006 12:25:43 AM »

I especially love the married red shirts and the dress . . . ohemgee, the dress! It's so cute!

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« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2006 05:11:55 AM »

wow they all look great..... but i love the married shirts and dress!
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« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2006 06:20:53 AM »

Eep!
Your tops are so cool!
I especially love the two red tops
So pretty!
Well done!
And the dress looks gorgeous!
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« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2006 10:59:23 AM »

congrats they're all sooo pretty. neato ideas (haha helping me look at my old clothes in a new light  Shocked)
thanks for the inspiration!
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« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2006 11:26:30 AM »

The dress is gorgeous! I love them all.

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« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2006 02:36:29 PM »

I love the dress!
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« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2006 02:41:53 PM »

that dress is beautiful!!!!!!!
and yay! ani difranco!!! i want to be her when i grow up
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« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2006 04:48:49 PM »

Ahhhh!!  I am in super awe of your mad skillzzzz.  LOVE the dress.  LOVE the Ani shirt.  Boo media!  And it would be so hard for me to cut up my favourite shirt(s).  Whenever I think about it, all I can see is myself messing it up and being sad. Sad  They're all very nice!  Yay for you!
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« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2006 05:52:48 PM »

i lovelovelove that last one! you did such a good job on it. Annnnd...i love it (in case i forgot to mention that  Tongue)
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