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1  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / Velvet underground double layer stencil [EDIT] fixed my Simon and Garfunkel one! on: November 13, 2005 03:58:04 PM
haha okay these are my 3rd and 4th stencils, EVER.
the simon and garfunkel one is my 3rd and then I decided to attempt a double layer stencil on my 4th time ever stenciling.
I think it came out pretty good.

I messed up the words a tad, but I looooove the banana!

okay and now Simon and Garfunkel!

I love Simon and Garfunkel, but I don't think this shirt came out that good but because I love Simon and Garfunkel so much I'm going to try to do another shirt real soon hah.

that's all folks!

just made the white part black.  Grin I like it better now.
2  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / George [Harrison] is my homeboy shirt/Jimi Hendrix Hoodie on: November 12, 2005 06:21:00 PM
this is my first stencil I've ever done in my whole life.
hah, I messed up on his eye and on the g, but I think for a first try I did semi-decent  Undecided I'm more of a sewer than a stenciler anyways





oh well let me know what you think.
I'm going to probably do some more stenciling, it's fun  Grin and now that I know how to do it, I know what I did wrong so it won't happen next time (hopefully)

right after I posted this I stole a stencil from sewcute and/or soakedinbleach
it was a stencil of Jimi Hendrix and so I posted this, printed up the stencil and put it on the back of my hoodie


I think it came out quite nice?
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Purple Paisley Hippie shirt. *kind of picture heavy* ADDED TUTORIAL on: June 21, 2005 12:06:53 PM
Hey everybody, I was bored this morning and decided to make a pretty shirt.
I hope you all like it.  Smiley


close up of fabric.

sitting down.

another of sitting down.
Haha, that black thing is my cat Heraldo. He always tries to get into my pictures when I take them outside.


my sister took this for me.
I know I messed up the neckline a bit, I intend on fixing it later.


First take a wifebeater or a tank top that fits you fine but you don't wear it and then measure from the bottom of the neckline to where you want the top of the shirt to hit. cut the shirt there and then cut off the back.

Fold the fabric in half and then lay the top of the tank top on it.

cut out the fabric around it leaving a little extra around the edges, don't cut the neckline out though. Also leave about two inches of fabric on the sides of the tank top so that way it'll fit really well (rather have to make it smaller then have to add fabric) Especially if the fabric isn't all that stretchy.

remove the other layer of fabric so that way you only have one and cut out the neckline.

now take the other layer of fabric and lay the tank top on top of it. You need the tank top to measure make sure you keep the straps the right size. Cut out just a little dip type thing in the back.

sew up the sides and the top of the straps.

picture of the top of the straps being sewn.

after done flip the top part right side out and then put it on. Make sure that it fits. If it is too big then rip out the seams and trim away some of the fabric.
Hem the neckline.

now measure how long you want the bottom of the shirt to be and lay it on the fabric. Cut outwards so the bottom of the shirt flares out.

cut triangles the same length as the bottom of your shirt.

sew all the bottom of the shirt together.

sometimes the bottom of the triangle is longer than the shirt and if that happens just cut it.

now attatch the top ot the shirt to the bottom of the shirt. Sew it and then try it on to see if everything fits alright.

it should look something like that.
And of course, my batteries had to run out so the rest of the tutorial was done in paint shop.

Now if you decide you like the shirt without the sleeves then you can skip the next part and just hem the sleeve holes.

These are the sleeves.
They are kind of difficult to master but you kind of just have to play around with it to get it right.

after sewing the first sleeve together then hem it. Then attatch it to the shirt like it shows in the picture above. Then repeat it for the other sleeve.

VOILA! all done.
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Attitude is Everything, Darling. on: January 20, 2005 06:11:46 PM
I got bored today (mid-terms week, half day) and so I found a sweatshirt for my school district in my house and on the front it said "Attitude is Everything" and I liked it and cut it out and put it on my hoodie and got a little crafty..


I apologize for the drab expression on my face in each picture. I had no idea my head would be in the shot.


That was my attempt to take the picture of the back myself.

Then my sister agreed to take it.

Anyways, thank you for looking and feedback is always appreciated!!
5  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / messanger bag. on: January 09, 2005 03:53:56 PM
Hey, today I was feeling crafty so I dug through some more of my aunts fabric she gave me and made a really nice messanger bag completely from scratch. None of the fabrics match since there wasn't enough of any of them to actually make an entire bag but I think it came out nice.

Thanks for looking.
Feedback is appreciated.
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Plain black t-shirt reconstructed. on: January 08, 2005 07:55:32 PM
Hey kiddies, I was sick earlier today and so I took a nap. When I woke up I had bursts of creativeness surging through me so after writing and drawing didn't satisfy me I decided ot dig through my closet and the heaps of fabric my aunt gave me for Christmas and go to work.

Out of my closet I picked out a really really boring plain black t-shirt I got from Old Navy over the summer and I never really liked it so I hardly wore it because of how plain it was.

That's the shirt before I cut it up...

(Please ignore my crazy make up, I would say the same for my hair but it's always big/messy like that..  Embarrassed haha)

All I did to the shirt was chop off the original collar and sew on that one and then I added a bow from the same fabric on the right shoulder side. On the bottom left hip I added a heart patch to corver this itsy bitsy hole that you could hardly notice but whatever, that's my excuse haha.

I hope you like it Smiley.
It only took a bout an hour to create.
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Plaid Skirt [Edit:modified the skirt, more pics.] on: September 08, 2004 07:12:36 PM
Hey this is my third post on craftster and my first project I sewed from a blank canvas that actually came out good Smiley.  I still need to make a few adjustments (such as shortening it a bit and adding white tule underneath and making the waistband smaller so it fits better since right now it's a bit big). I'm not nearly as gifted with sewing as any of you on here but I still try haha. I got the tutorial from someone who posted not to long ago. https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=12439.0 that's the link. Umm well here's my skirt (by the way my aunt got the material from her visit to Scottland or something).

I may end up posting updated pictures after I make the adjustments but for right now this is what I've got.


So I added some tulle underneath. I decided to go with bright green instead of white. I also decided to make a slip instead of actually attatching the tulle to the skirt incase I want to put the tulle under another skirt or wear the skirt without it. I did 5 layers of this green tulle and it was pretty frustrating trying to keep track of it all to sew it onto the waistband so I wouldn't suggest tulle for any begining sewers such as myself. Also instead of having to make the waistband smaller I decided to cut two holes one on each side of the waistband and put a ribbon in threw it with a bobkin (I think that's what their called??). And I also decided not to shorten it. I wrapped teh ribbon around again after it came out from the holes so thats why there's a line in the middle of the waistband but I decided not to wear it like that again but I can't take any more pictures since my picture takers (my twin 8 year old sisters who do anything their big 14 year old sister says Smiley) are asleep. So here it is Smiley.

8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Dress into skirt on: August 23, 2004 04:56:14 PM
I transformed my tube top dress into a skirt Smiley. Still new to the reconstructing thing (but not that new to sewing) so I thought I'd post it.

It's really simple all I did was cut off the tube top but left enough room to insert the elastic around the waist.

I do like the dress how it was before, but I decided that I don't look good in tube tops so I decided to make it into a pretty skirt. BY the way, excuse the dirty floor, I haven't vaccuumed in a while.

(I put the skirt on over my pants, that's why it's bulky around the waist too)

And now I'm holding it out to show how the pattern is a full skirt

And one of me twirling because it looks nice

9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Huge shirt-downsized on: August 23, 2004 01:19:56 PM
Okay my shirt was absolutely HUGE. It was like a tent, but it meant something to me because my dad got it for me from his visit to my cousin who lives in Hawaii. I sadly was not able to go and now I barely see my dad but I'm seeing him soon so I wanted to wear this shirt next time I see him. I'm not the best model but oh well. The long-sleeved white shirt was mine so it's not connected. But waht I did was lay down the shirt cut it open at all the seems, cut off the collar, and then got rid of excess fabric to make it smaller but I left the bottom there because I wanted a long shirt. Also, I had to cut the sleeves to make them shorter since they basically went down to my elbows. So here it is (by the way, I'm a begining sewer so sorry this isn't the absolute best project ever  Undecided)


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