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Title: My Back to School Outfit!
Post by: Happyturtle on September 01, 2010 03:42:56 PM
This last month of summer, I was getting pretty bored, so I thought the perfect thing to do was this challenge. Whenever I thought of pencils, the first thing I thought of was a pencil skirt, and so I had to find a way to make a pencil skirt, out of pencils. What I ended up doing was making a base skirt out of newspaper, then using this insanely sticky foam tape stuff to stick the pencils to. When that took only a couple hours, (rather then days, which I as hopeing for) I had to branch out. I started was an old school style shirt to go with the skirt out of my old schoolwork, and melted some wax into frilly heart shaped molds, which I had way to much fun with, and now have a lifetime supply of heart shaped crayons. I used them for buttons and embellishments. I also used the pencil packaging to make a book bag by gluing it to an old somewhat broken binder, and the crayon boxes to make some spiffy little sandals.  also used the crayon paper to make a headband, and make a flower out of crayons. I hope you like it!
 :D
Also, I almost forgot, but I am gifting this to my mom, to inspire her future crafting. Thanks for looking!
















Title: Re: My Back to School Outfit!
Post by: kunoni on September 01, 2010 03:48:27 PM
AHH!
this rocks!


Title: Re: My Back to School Outfit!
Post by: DreamChild556 on September 01, 2010 04:19:56 PM
Wow. Just wow. At first I thought it was just the dress, and then you kept adding things that went with it. I am amazed! Excellent job on everything!


Title: Re: My Back to School Outfit!
Post by: arlene1960 on September 01, 2010 04:41:01 PM
I'm very impressed. 


Title: Re: My Back to School Outfit!
Post by: goddessgarb on September 01, 2010 05:17:16 PM
You are a PHENOM designer!  I'm in awe.  What do you do with it now?


Title: Re: My Back to School Outfit!
Post by: shan-E-bear on September 01, 2010 06:35:24 PM
Wow! I absolutely love the sandals... I think they're my favorite! and now you will always have a writing implement! :)


Title: Re: My Back to School Outfit!
Post by: PixieVal on September 01, 2010 07:13:04 PM
Rad! My favorite part is the headband!


Title: Re: My Back to School Outfit!
Post by: AngelKrafter on September 01, 2010 07:56:24 PM
This triple rocks!!! I just loved what you did with the pencils and crayons. I am not sure about sitting but standing that could be worn to a Halloween party or trick or treating. Very well made and that would be a winning design on Project Runway if they had to use school supplies.


Title: Re: My Back to School Outfit!
Post by: v3nu5 on September 01, 2010 09:43:26 PM
Super impressed with your post! This outfit is wonderful, creative, colorful and inspiring. We should teach school children that everything has more than one use. I can't say enough about how this is such a wonderful entry. Good luck to you, you deserve the votes.  ;D


Title: Re: My Back to School Outfit!
Post by: Stevethegirl on September 01, 2010 10:09:56 PM
Rocks! I think my favorite's the headband...Oh, or the shoes! :3


Title: Re: My Back to School Outfit!
Post by: Trekky on September 02, 2010 05:17:35 AM
Very cool.  I love the pencil skirt, though I'm not sure about sitting down in it!


Title: Re: My Back to School Outfit!
Post by: goldsheepbowl on September 02, 2010 07:05:47 AM
that's just so awesome!!!
It's made all the more perfect by the fact you even made the shoes and hairband! ;D


Title: Re: My Back to School Outfit!
Post by: Brackish Potato on September 02, 2010 07:56:30 AM
Wow! So creative! I love that headband and I'm just amazed by the tailoring on the shirt!


Title: Re: My Back to School Outfit!
Post by: Fontiua on September 02, 2010 08:08:13 AM
OMG! Awesome


Title: Re: My Back to School Outfit!
Post by: mandodeb on September 02, 2010 12:16:18 PM
I love the pencil skirt! 


Title: Re: My Back to School Outfit!
Post by: Stars_Fire_17 on September 02, 2010 02:17:53 PM
aww thats cute


Title: Re: My Back to School Outfit!
Post by: gurchroot on September 02, 2010 03:07:03 PM
I want the shoes!!


Title: Re: My Back to School Outfit!
Post by: Nicoleeoliee_4_Life on September 02, 2010 04:13:33 PM
 :D
That's EXACTLY what I was gonna do!!! :P but...sadly, I had a couple custom orders of stuff I had to make, and summer reading projects on top of that. So I couldn't  :(

But you totally rocked this challenge!!!  Love it!


Title: Re: My Back to School Outfit!
Post by: whatthepuck on September 02, 2010 04:53:29 PM
Awesome.


Title: Re: My Back to School Outfit!
Post by: KMOM13 on September 02, 2010 09:57:51 PM
Very clever and creative!


Title: Re: My Back to School Outfit!
Post by: mrsjimenez678 on September 03, 2010 03:06:49 AM
WOW!  this is really cool.  i can only imagine how many pencils i would need to go around my waist and hips.  LOL.  great job! 


Title: Re: My Back to School Outfit!
Post by: sugaree on September 03, 2010 07:22:38 AM
holy moly! 


Title: Re: My Back to School Outfit!
Post by: SoCraftyTal on September 03, 2010 10:13:38 AM
This is too cool! Love the shoes and bag!


Title: Re: My Back to School Outfit!
Post by: TheWomanMonster on September 03, 2010 12:31:44 PM
I would never have imagined anything like this.
So cool!
Pencil skirt made of pencils, I laughed out loud.


Title: Re: My Back to School Outfit!
Post by: KMOM13 on September 06, 2010 01:59:03 PM
This would be an awesome piece for a back-to-school magazine photo shoot. 


Title: Re: My Back to School Outfit!
Post by: tangerineshot on September 07, 2010 01:06:50 PM
love your take on a pencil skirt, the headband is darling  ;)


Title: Re: My Back to School Outfit!
Post by: ameliaface on September 07, 2010 03:41:04 PM
I love the crayon buttons :D

VERY well done  ;)


Title: Re: My Back to School Outfit!
Post by: cigarettesandvalentines on September 07, 2010 05:49:25 PM
this is absolutely ridiculous and i LOVE it! This Rocks times a million!


Title: Re: My Back to School Outfit!
Post by: koolaidria on September 08, 2010 04:51:19 PM
So adorable. I don't think fabric pencil skirts look good on many women. But holy moo you can wear an actual pencil skirt and look fabulous! Amazing work!


Title: Re: My Back to School Outfit!
Post by: whileitsraining on September 09, 2010 01:06:38 PM
WOW! I love how you even used the packages the pencils came in! Great design!


Title: Re: My Back to School Outfit!
Post by: Badgermole on September 12, 2010 01:48:52 PM
this is amazing! perfect back to school style! XD
it looks like a pain to move around in... but it's totally awesome all the same!


Title: Re: My Back to School Outfit!
Post by: Patto40 on September 15, 2010 10:08:05 PM
I want one :o
you're a winner......


Title: Re: My Back to School Outfit!
Post by: AngelKrafter on September 16, 2010 01:33:36 PM
Congrats on your winning project!!!!!!!! First time I saw it I knew you would win. It was close with the stain glass project.


Title: Re: My Back to School Outfit!
Post by: minxalee on September 18, 2010 07:13:20 PM
ridiculously cool!
 8)


Title: Re: My Back to School Outfit!
Post by: FawnRose on September 21, 2010 06:32:26 AM
this is why to cool! I love the skirt


Title: Re: My Back to School Outfit!
Post by: DreamyDahlia on September 22, 2010 10:13:05 AM
You sure get creative when you get bored! Love it.


Title: Re: My Back to School Outfit!
Post by: al_saxophone_2007 on September 23, 2010 03:29:02 PM
i love this project of yours! very unique! also, i was watching Ellen today, (sept. 23rd.)  and she had this "fashion show" with elementary age children on it, and wouldn't you know it, one of the girls had on a skirt made of pencils that was layed out the same way the bottom of your dress is! i thought it was so odd! you should check it out. it seems you have been an inspiration!


Title: Re: My Back to School Outfit!
Post by: CrazyEyeGlass on September 23, 2010 06:29:18 PM
Very very extremely cool!


Title: Re: My Back to School Outfit!
Post by: jackielantern on September 23, 2010 08:36:47 PM
This is so awesome! I especially love the sandals.


Title: Re: My Back to School Outfit!
Post by: marleymiss on October 02, 2010 01:14:12 PM
Oh my, you really went all out, and it shows! Awesome.


Title: Re: My Back to School Outfit!
Post by: textbooknarcissism on October 04, 2010 03:29:29 AM
A pencil skirt.....
I get it.

 :D