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21  Jacket with a trainish/bustle attachment in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by tattooed_jen_ell on: December 05, 2007 11:18:01 AM
So my best friend has this thing to go to and wanted something different wear and here is what we came with. We took a plain black shrunken blazer of hers and fancied it up. I used a silk duponi, black tulle and some black lace to create a semi bustle train piece that attached to the back. I designed and hand painted the  back of the jacket with gold and silver paint. The shape of the design was determine by the shape of the panels on the back of the jacket. I decided instead worrying about painting neatly over seams that I would make the design flow with shape of the panel. I added heat fixed silver studs to frame the design. I shortened the sleeves to just above the elbow since this was being worn in Texas and it was still quite warm. I also attached buttons so that I could add the chains and pearls to the front and shoulders and still have them be removable. Let me know what you think. We were both quite pleased and she even thought that I should start selling something like these.

Oh...I also made the mini cowboy hat that she is wearing out of some card stock, silver paint, scotch tape, feathers and a rhinestone or two!
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22  Pencil Skirt...infinity dress & more in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by tattooed_jen_ell on: September 10, 2007 11:07:26 AM
Here is a pencil skirt out of some stretchy stuff from wally world...

here it is from the side

and the back....ignore the panty lines....I couldn't be bothered to change undies...

Here are some shorts I made out of some more stretchy poly blend. I hand painted them and heat fixed some silver studs on. I don't have a pic of them on because it was very crappy....

and closeup of design

I finally made an infinity dress....The skirt is weird because I tried something different and then didn't like it so I had to add fabric.


Finally....here is another dress I made....This is actually a recon out of an old skirt, but since I completely ripped out all seams and then used it like plain old fabric instead of the original shape I don't think of it as a recon.

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23  Shirt to Dress Recon in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by tattooed_jen_ell on: September 10, 2007 10:49:56 AM
This was just a plain L or XL tee from the tattoo shop that I go to. I chopped it, sewed and got this dress!

 Here is the side. This skull came from the back of the dress.

Here is the back.
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24  Blue and Black Halter in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by tattooed_jen_ell on: August 14, 2007 11:49:14 AM
I made this for my boyfriends mom. Ignore the fit of it on the dummy, it fits her good...but my dummy not so good.

It's just some random blue stretchy semi see through fabric that I found in Wal-Mart with a bit of black lining behind the bust area to keep it PG instead of R. I made the pattern for it myself using an existing shirt and her measurements as a guide. I think I did good.

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25  Dress to hot pants and top...plaid gone mad in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by tattooed_jen_ell on: August 09, 2007 06:28:13 AM
Ok...shoot me....I forgot to take a before picture. This started off as a  cute plaid 80's looking bubble dress...BUT I NEVER WORE IT. So I chopped the skirt off and got plenty of fabric, some black lining and some tulle. The first thing I made were these hot pants/shorts. I used a pair of hot pants that I got from hot topic as a guide. I think I am still going to tweak them some but you'll get the picture. Here's the front:

and from the side...I added a black vinyl strip down the side...oh and some black lace to the bottom.

Here is the top. After I cut the skirt off I just added some black lace to the bottom. I though about funking it up some more, but just couldn't decide.

and here is the back...nothing fancy

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26  Vinyl and Leopard print skirts in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by tattooed_jen_ell on: August 09, 2007 06:14:17 AM
I made both of these. No patterns were used...I just used my measurements. The first one is my leopard print pencil skirt. I put a little lace trim around the bottom.

The next one is my vinyl mini. This is made from scraps of an unfinished project. That's why it's put together funny and has a seam down the front.

The back laces up corset style. I still have to add one more grommet, but you get the idea.

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27  Pin-up Dress recon and Pencil Skirt in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by tattooed_jen_ell on: August 03, 2007 07:20:19 AM
I started out with the dress below. I loved the dress, but it clinged in all the wrong places. I was just going to to let it out a little but then it looked to big so I made it into a top and skirt. So I can wear it together or separate...yay me. It means I have another work skirt, which I can always use.


and here it is after I chopped it up:

and here is a better pic of the top:

I also took up this skirt. It was too big and made me look wider than I already am...not good. I forgot to take a before, but here is the result. A great fitting pencil skirt!

from the side:

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28  Ideas in my head in Clothing: Discussion and Questions by tattooed_jen_ell on: July 31, 2007 11:19:36 AM
I have a couple of ideas...well the first one is a project that I am working on and would have finished last night had it not been for the power outage thanks to a gigantic storm. I bought this really cute dress off the clearance rack at Hot Topic...

From the front it looks great...curvy, bombshell, pinup....but from the side you can see I am definitely not anorexic in any way. To begin with I was just going to add a strip of black down each side to make it a little looser, but then I had an epiphany. I decided to turn it into a halter top and skirt. This way I will get way more use out of it. I can wear the skirt to work and I can wear the top with many other things. I'll post completed photos as soon as I get it done.

Second idea...my take in the Infinity dress. I know if I make this thing that I will make it to wear out to the club and I won't want a big circle skirt, but I also don't want some slinky material showing all the wrong things...so here is my idea...which is a bit more work but I think more suitable for me. I am going to make it more like the original infinity dress as a tube but with ruched or shirred sides. I will make it about knee length, but also add a buttons or something that I can use to convert to a mini skirt without having to pull the dress part over my boobs. Wish me luck!
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29  Old Recon...Glam Rock in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by tattooed_jen_ell on: July 31, 2007 11:04:16 AM
I reconned parts of both of these outfits. On me (girl...duh) I did the jeans and the white jacket. Both were plain and I hit them up with acrylic paint and a patch or two. On the back of the jacket is a giant silver and gold taurus symbol (my zodiac sign). The inspiration for these were a pair of nicky hilton jeans that were tiny even in MY SIZE! On him I don't remember if I did anything to the jacket but I added the paint to the shirt. These were done for Glam Rock Night at one of our local clubs...enjoy

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30  Wal-Mart Recon in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by tattooed_jen_ell on: July 31, 2007 06:48:11 AM
I don't know if this is exactly a recon...but I found this cool purse in walmart for $5. The only type of strap it had on it was a small wrist chain, so it was more of a clutch and not exactly my style. I like to throw it over my shoulder and go. I don't want to juggle my purse among other things while I am digging through sale racks. Here is the original:

So...with some pleather eyelet tape and red satin ribbon I added a shoulder strap. The bag had a zipper that went down the sides and under bottom with two zipper pulls on each end that had big rings and I used those to attach the strap like so.

Here is the full on finished thing:

Each end of the strap is machine sewn together and hidden on the underside of the eyelet tape. Now I just have to swap purses out and actually use it.
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