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11  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Pant cuffs!!! and a pin... PRETTY PRETTY! - Tutorial on: December 15, 2004 06:51:14 PM
I wanted a way to make my boring pants a little spiffier, and i came up with this....

I think i'll make more pants cuffs, so i can coordinate with my other boring-arsed clothes. Camoflauge ones are definately in the works. SOOPER!

And i made a matching pin out of the same fabric. sorry the pics are so bad, my digicam is like the grandfather of all digicams.

AND!! someone wanted a tutorial... so here is my lame attempt!

1)measure how big you want your cuff to be (about the same length as it is around your favorite pair of pants) and how wide. I went for th regular cuff size, but a really wide one would be cool too, I think!

2)add an inch to the length and width, so you can hem it.

3)hem it!!

4)If you know how to make buttin holes or if you have grommets lying around, use those to make 3 sets of holes, so you can lace up your cuff!

5)if you dont have grommet or button hole skills, like me, grab some piping or some cord, and MAKE some holes, buy sewing it on, leaving gaps for the shoelace to go through.

I hope these pics help... i am a LAME teacher! LAME!

And to wear the cuffs, i just slip them on, and pin 'em to my pants just in case the laces come undone by accident.
12  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Handy Dandy Pencil Sharpener Earings ~ with photo on: December 13, 2004 12:34:28 PM
I whipped these bad boys up last night. They are very shiny and pretty, and i've already had some compliments!

I just used some old earing pieces, and two identical pencil sharpeners i had lying around. Next up; a black plastic pair.

13  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / pretty things to decorate your lower arms with! on: December 11, 2004 06:03:54 PM

Here are my botton and paintbrush bracelletes.


The paintbrush one is a little small, i might have to go out to the dollar store and pick up a few bigger ones!

I used a lighter to heat it up, and then bent it by hand (and thus the unevenness!)
14  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / oh my freaking zombie shirt!!! on: October 19, 2004 05:17:20 PM
I turned a crappy Old Navy shirt into something rad. I made this with acrylic paints.  
Go Zombies!!!!
...the best zombie of all, is of course Michael Jackson. *heEe heeEeee! AAOOOWW!!* (moonwalks away)

15  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / muzical belt! -with pictures- on: September 27, 2004 06:29:23 PM
I saw a nintendo belt buckle on here a while ago, but since i never had a nintendo, i thought that a casette tape buckle would be rad.
I just sewed a little fabric sleeve to fit around my belt, so i can slip it on and off really easilly. It's glued on with LOTS of hot glue, so hopefully it'll stay! I filled up the holes in the bottom with glue too, so that the tape doesn't get snagged on something and come unraveled.
and here is the back, with all the messy glue....
16  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / pony-rific sweater on: September 20, 2004 05:58:08 PM
woooooot. gotta love dem ponies.
I had a value village t-shirt that didn't ever fit very well with this awesome big horsie on it. So i cut that out and embroidered it, (or sewed with the embroidery style stitching... whatever you call THAT,) onto a zip up sweater. Then i got my handy dandy black iron-on transfer pen and drew a horsie and heart. I transfered that onto the chest, and then colored the pony with fabric paint pens, and embroidery stitched around the heart.
RAD tastic.

17  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / ////whickidified hoody and t-shirt.... pics included\\\\ on: August 24, 2004 10:57:29 AM

I bought this tshirt from Value Village , and I loved it, but it was a little plain and a little bit too long.

So i shortened the sleeves and length. Then I cut the collar off of an old t-shirt and sewed it into this one!!
It looks so little school girl, i love it.


This hoody was a nightmare. I bought it a while ago at Zara, and after i washed it, the stupid thing warped so that the zipper was completely crooked.

Never will i shop at Zara again.

So it sat in the back of my closet for a long time, until I found something to do with it. I had to take it in a bit in the sides. But because of the gimpy crookedness, I had to take it in twice as much on one side. Then i cut up a tshirt and sewed the pictures onto the hoody.

Tah Dah! Cool hoody delux!!

18  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / FUNKTASTIC clothes! t-shirt, hoody, skirt and tank! on: August 18, 2004 01:34:29 PM
YAYE! i figured out how to make pictures!! (sooo difiicult.  Tongue)
So here are my altered clothes....

this was a too-big t-shirt from walmart's little boy section.
so i took it in (that was a pain) and added straps and the lacey junk!
Soopah fly!!!

Made this out of 2 t-shirts i bought at value village.
It's sooo comfy!
The yellow i just cut off the bottom of a shirt i didnt want, and the red was a huge man shirt. I just cut off the sleeves and sewed up the sides. I cut the yellow to fit the red, sewed them together, and pulled a string through the hem that was already sewn into the bottom of the yellow t-shirt.
Easy squeezy!

...just a quick way to make a plain t-shirt bar-worthy.
I added in a dress zipper (its about 9" long), and added buttons to the sleeves.
HOt Tamale!

No big deal, just showing you how i do my lazy zippers.
I just turn the shirt or whatever inside out & lay the zipper facedown where i want it to go. I sew it on then cut the fabric down the zip, and TAH DAH! Easy zipper.
...can you tell i just ate a red popcycle??

The lettering was already here when i bought this from value village, but i added in the wings using an Sultry iron-on fabric pen. Those pens are the BEST. They give you a nice worn-in, not too perfect look.
19  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / /////RADTASTIC Hoody - Hawksley Workman, lettering, stencil. //Pics!!!// on: August 18, 2004 11:58:46 AM

i loooooove Hawksley. So i made this hoody!!!
It was a complete over-haul.
... BORING DETAILS..... I bought it for five dollars at Walmart. It was a pull over, and too big.
So i put in a zipper, and took the whole thing in. I took off the sleeves and then took in about an inch off of each side of the body and the arms, then sewed it all back together.
Then, using that amazing invention we call sticker paper, i made a stencil. I took a photo of Hawksley i got off of the official site, reduced the colors to 2, despeckled it, and then selected "find all edges". It makes the image into just outlines of the areas you'll want to cut out.
I used flat black enamel spray paint, which worked SO well, and dried pretty quick. (1 hour) .
Then i used those fuzzy black letters i bought from Michael's on the front.
Twas alot of work, but it's my new favorite hoody!!
If anyone wants the stencil, I'll post it.
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