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1  CLOTHING / Sewing Pattern Reviews / McCall's Costume M4622 Fairy, Bopeep on: November 04, 2005 02:49:02 PM
This pattern is soooo versitle- I used the fairy design to make a fire fairy costume, and what was wonderful was that the skirt was full enough that I was able to put tons of netting under it and poof it out.  So easy to follow, yet such cute results!  I skipped the lining part and just wore a leotard under mine.  And as you can see, I wore a red corsette over the bodice.

2  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / RAINBOW WINGS with tutorial! on: October 26, 2005 10:42:38 PM
Sorry the type is SO SMALL but I can't get my pic to be any bigger- photobucket keeps resizing it.  If you just right click and save the pics, then open them using windows picture and fax viewer, you can zoom in and read the writing better.

Ok, here are the wings I made for my Rainbow Brite fairy costume.  These took me forever and they aren't perfect, but I am done messing with them.

Materials you need:

-Pantyhose (I got queen size to make sure they were big enough),
-Wire (bought mine at Lowe's- you want it thick enough that it won't bend easily, thicker than a hanger)
-Needle-nose pliers and wire cutters
-Paper and pencil
-feathers and plastic jewels
-hot glue and superglue
-needle and thread (I used button/carpet thread)
-something to make straps from (ribbon or elastic...)
-trim if you want to edge your wings

You could also paint and jewel the back of the wings, but I'm too lazy.  I don't mind what shows through the back though.

Tada!!!  I really think I want to take off the ribons hanging down though.
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Napoleon Dynamite tee + stripey shirt= RAD for winter! on: October 22, 2005 12:01:55 PM
So, I'm not the biggest fan of this movie (even though I do live in Idaho.....shudder) but my sister loves it.  So they had a tee at Hot Topic with a Napoleon Dynamite theme, and since it's getting cold outside, I added sleeves and the bottom part froma thrift-store long-sleeved shirt to make it look layered, and because she likes longer shirts.  I'm going to give it to her for Christmas.  What do you think? Grin

4  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / converese SHOE into PURSE recon! on: October 20, 2005 08:37:38 AM
So I did this a while ago, but I found them while cleaning my room, so I decided to post.  Sorry so many posts in the last 2 days!  Anyway, I had bought this converse "pencil case" I think from like walmart or rite aid in high school and all I did was add straps to make it a purse.  You can see it's quite beat up by now, it got a lot of love. (luckily I found another one on ebay 2 years ago and keep it safe for when this one dies completely)

So I decided to try to make my own shoe purse.  Bought a little shoe at the thrift store and added a zipper to the side (just unlace the shoe and open it wide up to expose the side and make it easier to use a sewing machine).

Then I hand stiched through the new zipper hole (what a pain!!!) a circle of yellow fabric to shut the top and connect it to the toungue of the shoe.

Then I added straps at the back (convieniantly there was already a loop at the back of the shoe to attatch the straps) and through one of the lace holes.


Unfortunately I used quite a small shoe, and all my stuff wont fit in there!!! Grin
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / pOlKa DoT shirt--->tube top! (FINISHED with shrug!) on: October 19, 2005 01:01:54 PM
I took the buttons off of this (which I made from a long-sleeve polka dot shirt and the collar of another shirt)...

And fabric-glued jewels on to create this with my version of the no-sew shrug/bolero posted by lynzi

6  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / FINISHED Rainbow Brite Costume page 4 on: October 19, 2005 08:32:16 AM
Hey guys, this is my first post! Tongue  I wanted to be a sort of rainbow brite inspired fairy for Halloween, and so far I have the arm warmers and the skirt finished. 

The skirt was a blue cotton (I think cheerleader) skirt with built-in shorts I got at the thrift store.  I took out the original ties and put in rainbow star ribbon, took the ruffles off a curtain(?) I found at the thrift store and added them to the bottom, then tried to cover up bad-colored thread by fabric-glueing the star ribbon above the ruffles (which turned out not so professional, but I don't mind). 

The arm warmers were a short, fat rainbow shirt from the thrift store that had lost most of its stretch.  I cut it, added grommet tape, laced the same star ribbon through the grommets, and added white lace to the ends. 

For the rest of my costume, I have a blue tank top (not sure what to do to it), I need to make the wings, I bought thigh high rainbow stockings, a wig, and red sneakers to decorate.  Also I am making red suspenders.  I will post a pic when the thing is finished!

Comment on whatever you like! Kiss
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