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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: old valance to Grecian goody on: July 10, 2010 07:08:20 AM
LOVE this, good job! I really like how it's fitted around the waist.
2  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Ghostbusters! on: October 27, 2009 11:08:41 AM
Thanks so much! Hopefully I can get some more good pictures this coming weekend. Smiley
3  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Ghostbusters! on: October 26, 2009 10:36:56 AM
My husband and I are going as ghostbusters this year for halloween! The proton packs are still in-progress, but we wore them to a costume party last weekend. We plan on adding more "flair" to them for next weekend when my best friend from middle school is getting married and having a costume reception. I'll post more pictures from the wedding after Halloween.

I made my dress from an XL men's shirt. I cut the sleeves off, hemmed up the sides, and put 2 darts in the back. The name tags and ghost patches are made with iron-on transfers. I ironed the designs onto white fabric, cut them out, and hand stitched them to our shirts.

The proton packs started out as styrofoam cooler lids. We duct taped on some pie tins, tupperware cups, and old chocolate boxes to add dimension. Spray painted black, added old computer parts and little metal tea light cups. The particle throwers are made of of pringle cans (the lays brand) and the hoses are made from an old hookah hose we had lying around. The straps are just thick black ribbon. The Mr. had the ghostbusters theme music on his phone playing for the full effect  Cheesy
Most of this stuff came from goodwill, after all was said and done, I think is was under $20 for our costumes. Woot!

4  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Re: Isn't she just stunning!!!!???!!! on: May 07, 2009 10:26:10 AM
Beautiful! My Singer isn't that pretty *jealous  Wink
5  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Re: Sewing over elastic - Help! on: May 07, 2009 10:24:05 AM
Thanks so much for the tip! The ball-point needle definitely helped. Also, my tension was set between -1 and -2 when I got the big mess on the back. I moved my tension dial to +1 and the stitch came out clean on both the front and back. Yay!
6  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Sewing over elastic - Help! on: May 04, 2009 03:43:40 PM
I always have this same problem when I try to sew over elastic. I'm making a little pouch with elastic at the top, and I try to sew over the elastic once, then backstitch over it to make sure the stitch holds up. And this is what happens:
The top looks fine as I sew:

But then then when I flip it over, bottom is this terrible mess:

Any tips? Please? My sanity is at stake! Shocked Would adjusting the tension up or down help? I'm completely clueless. Thank you in advance, you wonderful Craftsters are all so smart Kiss
7  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Come play with us... forever and everr! ((SHINING TWINS!)) on: November 05, 2008 01:27:52 PM
Love it!!
clever clever
8  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Other Image Reproduction Techniques: Completed Projects / Re: Barack N Roll!!! on: August 28, 2008 08:45:54 PM
Yes We Can!

Thanks everyone!

Now go make your own Grin
9  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Other Image Reproduction Techniques: Completed Projects / Barack N Roll!!! on: August 28, 2008 06:51:53 PM
I made this design a few months ago, but watching the Democratic National Convention this week, I was finally inspired to put it on a shirt as originally planned. I just used good old fashioned iron-on transfer paper for some instant gratification, and upon completion exclaimed "I am the coolest person I know!"

You can be just as cool as me Wink get this image from my blog here --> http://offthrecord.blogspot.com/ and make your own shirt, tote bag, cape etc.

Please post pictures if you use my graphic! I'd love to see them Smiley

10  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / Re: My birdcage veil on: August 09, 2008 05:23:18 PM
Yeah, I hate how expensive things are when they add "wedding" to the title! This cost about $11 for all materials!
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