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CLOTHING => Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Completed Projects => Topic started by: ambermi on December 21, 2008 10:00:06 PM



Title: UPDATE (W/ ACTION SHOT): It's a recession ya'll!!! ...Who needs CURTAINS anyway!
Post by: ambermi on December 21, 2008 10:00:06 PM
Sooooo... I can't afford to buy any fabric... but I NEEEEEED a new Christmas outfit!!! Time to cut up some old curtains!!! Imagine shiny black leggings, and short booties!! WHOOO WEEEEE!!! I'm EXCITED!!!

Onward with the pictures!!

I'll wear it like this with the belt:


But here it is anyway without the belt:


And a side view (I made the back of the bodice intentionally longer, and the zipper is on the other side):


And lastly, a close up of the bust edging and embroidery:


YAY!! :)

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Update 01/02/09 ACTION SHOT:

(BTW, I couldn't find my good strapless so it looks kinda wierd in the boobage area on this picture... BUT, with the correct bra it fits properly!)




Title: Re: It's a recession ya'll!!! ...Who needs CURTAINS anyway!!
Post by: roseangelhope on December 21, 2008 10:28:03 PM
That is just cute! I'm sure you will turn heads when you come into the party(ies)


Title: Re: It's a recession ya'll!!! ...Who needs CURTAINS anyway!!
Post by: sunshinekid on December 21, 2008 10:55:00 PM
this makes me want to go take my curtains down in the livingroom and see what i can make!!!
spectacular!! and i love how you can wear the belt with it too!!

<3


Title: Re: It's a recession ya'll!!! ...Who needs CURTAINS anyway!!
Post by: krafty119 on December 21, 2008 11:19:04 PM
Great job! and nice curtains!! :) If you happen to take a picture of the outfit together, you should update your post!

No one would ever know that didn't cost much to make. you made a cute top!



Title: Re: It's a recession ya'll!!! ...Who needs CURTAINS anyway!!
Post by: Cealy on December 22, 2008 04:41:02 AM
He he he he, I just said to my daughter a week ago while getting into the car and looking at the neighbour's window-"Those curtains would make cool tote bags!"

So, let's hope no one at the party bought the same curtains as you did or they will show up with something similar next year! lol

Great job and very cute!
C


Title: Re: It's a recession ya'll!!! ...Who needs CURTAINS anyway!!
Post by: Ludi on December 22, 2008 07:43:41 AM
Very pretty!




Title: Re: It's a recession ya'll!!! ...Who needs CURTAINS anyway!!
Post by: bananabanana on December 22, 2008 04:10:50 PM
You are very resourceful.
It reminds me of "the Sound of Music"
Lovely work.


Title: Re: It's a recession ya'll!!! ...Who needs CURTAINS anyway!!
Post by: mojo_hannah on December 22, 2008 06:59:38 PM
beautiful! imma make one like that for myself!
by the way you have GREAT taste in curtains!


Title: Re: It's a recession ya'll!!! ...Who needs CURTAINS anyway!!
Post by: wasabipeasrule on December 22, 2008 07:13:32 PM
I would never guess that was made out of curtains! Very nice.


Title: Re: It's a recession ya'll!!! ...Who needs CURTAINS anyway!!
Post by: craftewoman on December 22, 2008 08:34:04 PM
Oh! I really like this. I'd love a whole dress made out if that fabric. It's so cute. What a great idea.


Title: Re: It's a recession ya'll!!! ...Who needs CURTAINS anyway!!
Post by: patchyemm on December 22, 2008 11:03:51 PM
Great idea - that's gorgeous.  I love the fabric and the edging is lovely... bet it looks terrific on you!


Title: Re: It's a recession ya'll!!! ...Who needs CURTAINS anyway!!
Post by: lizefd on December 23, 2008 08:34:40 AM
it looks great. And you could make a handbag to match.


Title: Re: It's a recession ya'll!!! ...Who needs CURTAINS anyway!!
Post by: Hollistercobabe on December 23, 2008 09:07:52 AM
Very cool idea!


Title: Re: It's a recession ya'll!!! ...Who needs CURTAINS anyway!!
Post by: ambermi on December 23, 2008 05:17:25 PM
A MATCHING HANDBAG!!!! Why didnt I think of that?! ...Thank you all for commenting. I thought it was cute, but I wasn't sure if it was too eighties prom-ish!! Lol... after Christmas I'll update the post with some full outfit action shots... so if i dont talk to you before then, everybody have a very Merry Christmas!!!! :)


Title: Re: It's a recession ya'll!!! ...Who needs CURTAINS anyway!!
Post by: GiddyUpMunky on December 27, 2008 02:47:00 AM
You did a great job! I love it even more cuz using your curtains to make clothes is so Gone With the Wind (my favoritest movie ever!)


Title: Re: UPDATE (W/ ACTION SHOT): It's a recession ya'll!!! ...Who needs CURTAINS any
Post by: ambermi on January 02, 2009 09:07:28 PM
Sooooo... as it turns out, I didn't feel like wearing all the spanx and heels for christmas and I instead opted to go with pj's all day. I was gonna wear it for New Years... but I ended up not going out. Soooooooo... now I just have an awesomely cute outfit and nowhere to wear it to!! Anyhow, here is an actual pic of me in the giddup:



Title: Re: UPDATE (W/ ACTION SHOT): It's a recession ya'll!!! ...Who needs CURTAINS anyway!
Post by: fairweatherknitter on January 03, 2009 08:35:17 AM
Your outfit is so pretty!  I love that blouse! Its VERY flattering!
Too bad you havent worn it out yet!  When you do get ready for the compliments!  :)


Title: Re: UPDATE (W/ ACTION SHOT): It's a recession ya'll!!! ...Who needs CURTAINS anyway!
Post by: filthyCHARM on January 03, 2009 09:35:22 PM
Wow. That is so creative and cute!


Title: Re: UPDATE (W/ ACTION SHOT): It's a recession ya'll!!! ...Who needs CURTAINS anyway!
Post by: Imsleepy on January 04, 2009 12:08:00 AM
I just LOVE that shirt.. and to be totally honest, it looks even better ON YOU than on the form!  It's very flattering.. and the way you did the bust edging, it's just gorgeous!   


Title: Re: UPDATE (W/ ACTION SHOT): It's a recession ya'll!!! ...Who needs CURTAINS any
Post by: ambermi on January 04, 2009 12:45:11 PM
Wow. That is so creative and cute!


I got your first post?! WOW!! :) I'm honored. "I'd like to thank all the little people I stepped on to get here..." KIDDING!! lol...


Title: Re: UPDATE (W/ ACTION SHOT): It's a recession ya'll!!! ...Who needs CURTAINS any
Post by: ambermi on January 04, 2009 12:46:03 PM
Your outfit is so pretty!  I love that blouse! Its VERY flattering!
Too bad you havent worn it out yet!  When you do get ready for the compliments!  :)

It totally hides ALL the gut!!


Title: Re: UPDATE (W/ ACTION SHOT): It's a recession ya'll!!! ...Who needs CURTAINS any
Post by: ambermi on January 04, 2009 12:48:05 PM
I just LOVE that shirt.. and to be totally honest, it looks even better ON YOU than on the form!  It's very flattering.. and the way you did the bust edging, it's just gorgeous!   

Thanks... But I can't take all the credit for the edging... It was already like that for the BOTTOM of the curtain!! ...and since I HATE (ab-so-lutely-friggin-HAAATE) finishing edges, it seemed like the obvious choice for me. :)


Title: Re: UPDATE (W/ ACTION SHOT): It's a recession ya'll!!! ...Who needs CURTAINS anyway!
Post by: sweets4ever on January 08, 2009 08:04:45 PM
Congrats!!

Craftster Best of 2008 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?action=bestof2008)!



Title: Re: UPDATE (W/ ACTION SHOT): It's a recession ya'll!!! ...Who needs CURTAINS any
Post by: ambermi on January 09, 2009 10:06:10 PM
Congrats!!

Craftster Best of 2008 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?action=bestof2008)!

<img src="https://www.craftster.org/member_projects/sweets4ever/2008trophy.jpg">

Ooookay... LIKE... OMG!!! I TOTALLY THOUGHT THIS WAS A JOKE... HOW COOL!!! That TOTALLY made my day!!! ;)


Title: Re: UPDATE (W/ ACTION SHOT): It's a recession ya'll!!! ...Who needs CURTAINS anyway!
Post by: sweets4ever on January 09, 2009 10:08:35 PM
Aww!  Yay!!


Title: Re: UPDATE (W/ ACTION SHOT): It's a recession ya'll!!! ...Who needs CURTAINS any
Post by: Imsleepy on January 10, 2009 07:00:14 PM
Thanks... But I can't take all the credit for the edging...
ohhhhh but yes you can!  You chose to use the fabric that way!  You may not have done the edge stitching itself.. but you put that edging upside down so it was the top edge!  It was a creative process, and you made choices along the way.  Those choices were fabulous! 
Congrats on the Best Of 2008!  You sooo deserve it!


Title: Re: UPDATE (W/ ACTION SHOT): It's a recession ya'll!!! ...Who needs CURTAINS anyway!
Post by: karentopaz on January 15, 2009 09:34:26 AM
This is incredibly cute. I love your "fabric." 

I enjoy using curtains as well because of the built-in embroidery.  I've used lace curtains for projects as well.


Title: Re: UPDATE (W/ ACTION SHOT): It's a recession ya'll!!! ...Who needs CURTAINS anyway!
Post by: craftydebs on February 08, 2009 12:52:06 PM
Just beautiful, I love it!


Title: Re: UPDATE (W/ ACTION SHOT): It's a recession ya'll!!! ...Who needs CURTAINS anyway!
Post by: bhffavordiva on February 19, 2009 05:37:54 AM
This is really slick!!! I love this!! It's an awesome thing when you can make use of what you have or create things out of the norm.


Title: Re: UPDATE (W/ ACTION SHOT): It's a recession ya'll!!! ...Who needs CURTAINS anyway!
Post by: MamaCass on March 02, 2009 02:51:09 PM
Super cute!! Great job, I never would have guessed this adorable top used to be a curtain! Love it!


Title: Re: UPDATE (W/ ACTION SHOT): It's a recession ya'll!!! ...Who needs CURTAINS any
Post by: Pi314 on March 02, 2009 05:48:55 PM
omg looks even better on than the mannequin!
(and how many times do you ever really say that?)

you have the body of a goddess!
looks hot!
 :)


Title: Re: UPDATE (W/ ACTION SHOT): It's a recession ya'll!!! ...Who needs CURTAINS any
Post by: ambermi on March 06, 2009 05:26:18 AM
omg looks even better on than the mannequin!
(and how many times do you ever really say that?)

you have the body of a goddess!
looks hot!
 :)


Thanks! But a GODDESS?! I think not. LOL!!! I just know how to tuck and hide everything really well.  ;)

Putting the belt right there under your boobage makes me seem smaller cause it's the smallest part of me, and tricks you into thinking that's my waist. And all my gut fat is pretty much hidden under the flare of the shirt. So see... it's allllllllll smoke and mirrors!! :)


Title: Re: UPDATE (W/ ACTION SHOT): It's a recession ya'll!!! ...Who needs CURTAINS anyway!
Post by: madeupnorth on March 20, 2009 11:54:08 AM
wow, love this! great fabric, great shape.


Title: Re: UPDATE (W/ ACTION SHOT): It's a recession ya'll!!! ...Who needs CURTAINS anyway!
Post by: seattlemeg on March 22, 2009 08:04:56 PM
wow, how talented, that is so cute! ;D


Title: Re: UPDATE (W/ ACTION SHOT): It's a recession ya'll!!! ...Who needs CURTAINS anyway!
Post by: alvan on March 28, 2009 10:57:08 PM
Very nice and the belt is like the dot over the i (I dont know if you have that expression in English, but it means that it just makes the outfit perfekt)


Title: Re: UPDATE (W/ ACTION SHOT): It's a recession ya'll!!! ...Who needs CURTAINS anyway!
Post by: purefairydust on March 29, 2009 10:58:05 AM
I think this is a wonder top. The black and white will go with so many things. It is great for anytime of the year. Spring with a light jacket and as summer top wonderful for a night out on the town or even a family get together. You were very creative with the way you used the scallop edging, and it gave that professional look to it.


Title: Re: UPDATE (W/ ACTION SHOT): It's a recession ya'll!!! ...Who needs CURTAINS anyway!
Post by: PixieSkull on March 29, 2009 08:20:42 PM
Ooh, I love that fabric. So cute!


Title: Re: UPDATE (W/ ACTION SHOT): It's a recession ya'll!!! ...Who needs CURTAINS anyway!
Post by: jeannebaby1 on March 30, 2009 07:41:05 PM
Too cute, I love your new top. I'd so do the same thing but don't even have any curtains that look half way cute. Nice work.


Title: Re: UPDATE (W/ ACTION SHOT): It's a recession ya'll!!! ...Who needs CURTAINS anyway!
Post by: sunflowerchild on March 31, 2009 10:46:22 PM
Hi! I'm new. Just wanted to say how beautiful your top turned out! Bravo! I too, love taking things and repurposing them to make something totally new and unique out of them. I once made this really cute purse out of a tiered valance by flipping it upside down and using the tiers as pockets; stitching them to form two pockets on the front and two on the back and put a bottom in it and added long straps. I gave it to my mom for her birthday last year and she loved it! Your top has definitely given me some ideas....I just wonder if I can pull it off. My valances are looking mighty pretty right now! 


Title: Re: UPDATE (W/ ACTION SHOT): It's a recession ya'll!!! ...Who needs CURTAINS anyway!
Post by: Ms. Rosie on April 01, 2009 06:04:36 AM
Very cute!  Nice work!


Title: Re: UPDATE (W/ ACTION SHOT): It's a recession ya'll!!! ...Who needs CURTAINS anyway!
Post by: whitters on April 04, 2009 06:51:35 PM
I think we need a tutorial!

Absolutely gorgeous!


Title: Re: UPDATE (W/ ACTION SHOT): It's a recession ya'll!!! ...Who needs CURTAINS anyway!
Post by: AK907craftster on May 01, 2009 10:18:06 AM
This is awesome! You look super hot in it too ;) Love it! I cant believe that fabric came from curtains, its so cute.


Title: Re: UPDATE (W/ ACTION SHOT): It's a recession ya'll!!! ...Who needs CURTAINS anyway!
Post by: puff_O_O on May 02, 2009 09:57:54 AM
very cute fabric! I never would have guessed they were from curtains!!

Tres Chic!


Title: Re: UPDATE (W/ ACTION SHOT): It's a recession ya'll!!! ...Who needs CURTAINS anyway!
Post by: Stars_Fire_17 on May 18, 2009 12:02:44 PM
That really pretty and it looks expensive :D


Title: Re: UPDATE (W/ ACTION SHOT): It's a recession ya'll!!! ...Who needs CURTAINS anyway!
Post by: brokenporcelaindoll on June 20, 2009 01:40:48 PM
I love this!  You always make the most gorgeous things


Title: Re: UPDATE (W/ ACTION SHOT): It's a recession ya'll!!! ...Who needs CURTAINS anyway!
Post by: eza_darl on June 25, 2009 10:55:09 PM
ohhh I LOVE THIS ... it is really flattering ... i want one .. i need more flattering clothes ... i have my fave going out clothes tht look good n  stuff ... but i feel like i'm wearing them so much tht ppl think i dont have many clothes lol ... when in fact my wardrobe is over flowing n drawers are struggeling to close lol

so ne ways how did u make this ?? did u use a bought pattern ? designed it urself ? if you could a tute ... even a basic one would be fan-tabouls :) :)

did i mention I LOVE IT

fan fan tastic work :) :) :)


Title: Re: UPDATE (W/ ACTION SHOT): It's a recession ya'll!!! ...Who needs CURTAINS anyway!
Post by: Sarah_ on June 26, 2009 12:31:26 AM
This is so amazingly adorable.


Title: Re: UPDATE (W/ ACTION SHOT): It's a recession ya'll!!! ...Who needs CURTAINS anyway!
Post by: beth8144 on July 19, 2009 09:31:04 AM
I didnt see if this was from a pattern or if you made it from your head. This is just lovely, I want one.


Title: Re: UPDATE (W/ ACTION SHOT): It's a recession ya'll!!! ...Who needs CURTAINS anyway!
Post by: ashley053091 on August 09, 2009 09:21:01 PM
AH!! I love this! It is so cute!


Title: Re: UPDATE (W/ ACTION SHOT): It's a recession ya'll!!! ...Who needs CURTAINS anyway!
Post by: Psycho Sue on August 20, 2009 05:57:04 AM
omg..super cute!


Title: Re: UPDATE (W/ ACTION SHOT): It's a recession ya'll!!! ...Who needs CURTAINS any
Post by: fc4real on August 21, 2009 11:39:08 PM
This so very totally rocks! Awesome job, looks great one you:D


Title: Re: UPDATE (W/ ACTION SHOT): It's a recession ya'll!!! ...Who needs CURTAINS anyway!
Post by: TheDIYninja on September 02, 2009 09:18:00 AM
oh snap, frickity frack.. im speechless and a little jealous! I LOVE IT


Title: Re: UPDATE (W/ ACTION SHOT): It's a recession ya'll!!! ...Who needs CURTAINS anyway!
Post by: Battleshipbettie on September 02, 2009 09:19:34 AM
this is so pretty!