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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Help with making a Bustier-style tank top on: March 15, 2011 09:06:53 AM
Hi guys! I got this really great red/white striped jersey last night ($1.78/yd!) and I think it would look great as a Bustier-style tank. You know, really structured cups, but then I want it to be a little bit looser so as I can wear it with a pair of high waisted denim shorts or a navy skirt and tuck it in.

So, I KNOW I have seen a tutorial on here for a shirt or dress similar, but I cannot dig it up! If anyone could help that would be fantastic. I really just need to figure out how to do the cups.

Here is something similar:

Thanks in advance for any suggestions!
2  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / my "oh-shit-meg's-home-from-india-and-i-can't-afford-a-birthday-present" bag on: June 11, 2010 02:52:16 PM
soooo my roommate spent the last three weeks building homes in india & while she was there she turned 20. and last night at about 9pm i realized that she was indeed on a plane heading back to the US and i would be seeing her saturday afternoon. and nope, i did not buy her a birthday present.

so of course i ran upstairs to my pile of fabric that i haven't touched in probably years because my sewing machine was broken. luckily my brother's girlfriend was able to fix it (yay for fashion designer girlfriends!) but i still need to buy a better one. i almost threw it out the window trying to sew this puppy.

anyway, i just cut what i thought looked good and what fit on the fabric that i had. i didn't want to do the zigzag details but my machine wasn't letting me do proper straight lines. i'm happy with how the zigzags turned out anyways. i wanted to do something different too, so i made three straps and braided them together into one.

with all the hassle of sewing the red edging on about 6 different times and removing the stitching over and over again the bag probably took me about 5 hours total. not too bad.

on to the photos! apologies for the crappy photobooth pictures, i didn't have time to take any real photos before the party!

bag as a whole

braided detail of strap

added a flower for some ... oomph or something

my signature/initals

red lining!

woohoo! if anyone wants a tutorial i can probably whip one up in photoshop or something Smiley

3  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Collage inspired by a song & in a music video! on: September 25, 2009 06:56:16 PM
hi everyone! i made this collage a few months ago when one of my favorite bands (Jack's Mannequin) had a call for entries for a music video of theirs called "Swim." so i made this collage in about 24 hours (during about 3 days) & sent it in, and it made it into the video! i was really stoked about this, but i'm REALLY sad that the record label kept it, because i totally want it on my wall!

the background is paper shopping bags - the darker ones i stained with coffee grounds. the swallow & text are made from scrapbook paper

from "the making of 'swim'" that's andrew mcmahon (lead singer) in between his parents!

& here it is in the actual video

and you can see the video here if you'd like, my collage is in it 3 times i believe, and the lead singer's mom holds it! pretty effin cool
4  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / self-portrait - help me win $1,000? on: September 25, 2009 06:47:26 PM
hi everyone! normally i wouldn't reach out like this but i entered one of my photos into a contest to win up to $1,000! i really need to upgrade my lighting equipment and grab a new lens so if you guys could take a couple seconds to vote or leave me a review i would be forever grateful! <3

Vote below:


5  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Discussion and Questions / need final project ideas on: November 26, 2008 02:16:10 PM
hey, i'm a freshman photography student in college. my final project for intro to photo is due in 3 weeks and.....i don't have a topic. i was going to do live music, but there arent many bands playing with this being a holiday weekend, and i need 60 photos for monday, so that kind of fell through.

i was thinking maybe soemthing to do with thanksgiving dinner/homecooked food compared to college caf food but i'm not sure. anyone have any other ideas? any help is apprecaited.
6  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / self-portraits on: December 20, 2006 02:07:31 PM
here's some self-portraits that i took last night for my photography class. comments and criticism please?

my reflection in a CD..for my love of music.




7  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / digital drawing :) on: October 11, 2006 01:51:07 PM
so in digital arts class we had to do a celebrity portrait. so i picked Fin from the Summer Obsession. i took the pic from the max ride photoshoot and cut out everyone else, and drew fin on Illustrator. it took like 2-3 weeks, with like 45 minutes every day.

the mouth was supersupersuper hard.


i'm pissed because my monitor at school ahs scuky colors, so it looks really different, but meh. i'm proud of myself, yay!
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / pair of worn out cords to skirt ... helppp? on: July 24, 2006 10:26:11 AM
i have a an old pair of navy blue corduroys from pacsun. i LIVED in these pants for a year. theyre the most comfy things in the worlddddd. but since i wore them so much the cord has started to wear off on the butt =[. and they're getting short. soooo. it's gonan turn into a skirt.

i'm okay with making the skirt, BUT im afraid since the butt is so worn it's gonna become a hole? is there any way to prevent that? i reallyyyyyyy don't want to throw these away!

help is appreciated Smiley
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Pink, sparkly, flowy halter top. my first shirt =] on: July 22, 2006 11:00:50 AM
i have no idea how long this took. i started a couple weeks ago, got so fed up with the bodice, then gave up. I decided to pick it up today because I was going to wear it to a party tonight .. but the bodice is still funky. Possibly because I was suppsoed to use a zipper and I don't have one .. and I also didn't follow the pattern, because it confused the sh*t out of me.

the pattern was like $3 from wal mart. New Look 6600, view D. i altered the bow on the front, and honestly, the thing is just really screwed up .. :-/. my first shirt though. i'm proud? haha



pardon my bra. i think the right boob part is messed up. so i'll fix that later cause i've had enough of this project today  Lips sealed

comments/constructive critism would be lovelyy!!

10  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Boston Photography. comments/criticism please. on: June 23, 2006 04:05:42 PM
so i'm not that good. but I was in Boston today and i took a bunch of pictures.

ceiling of Faneuil Hall from the side.

same but looking straight up.

bottom of the stairs next to a little cafe after the huge ass downpour.

Christopher Columbus lost his head. random fact .. I'm related to him? lol

the Marriot by the Harbor and the clock tower.

not sure what this is .. it was a building by the Harbor, but I liked the bridge thing.

comments and criticism pleaseee Smiley. i'm thinking about majoring in photography in college.
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