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1  My first clothing item. Summer dress. Don't laugh!! in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by iamawesome on: July 12, 2009 03:57:47 PM
So, this weekend I decided to get back to sewing, and make my very first clothing item.. took me about 6 hours yesterday, and an hour today..but here it is! my very first creation!!
I didn't use any patterns.. my dress started out as a rectangle, then got taken in until it fit right.

excuse the crappiness of the photos. self timer + crappy lighting = crappy photos..

now excuse the messy hair and the never ending hips..

and this is an attempt at the close up of the front.. I faked some darting cuz I don't know how to do it properly..it's kind of crooked, but oh well

that was a lot of pics.. anyways! I'm very very happy that my first clothing item turned out actually wearable!

comments and criticism appreciated of course!
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2  hanging organizer thingy! in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by iamawesome on: January 18, 2009 04:39:20 PM
HI! I've been gone for a while now (school is keeping me busy), but I made this over the xmas break!

it goes with my wall  Cheesy

made promises to myself about staying neat and organized (which I bet won't last long), but that was a start!

the bottom part is split into 3 parts, middle split into 4, and top split into 6..
I got the idea from a tutorial somewhere, but I can't find the link now..

any criticism? Cheesy

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3  help with recon-ing a tshirt (not sure what it's called) in Clothing: Discussion and Questions by iamawesome on: April 19, 2008 03:52:54 PM
so I have a huge 'school ambassador' tshirt (we talk to prospective students and try to trick them into coming to our university Grin)..
It says small on the label, but I'd say it's a women's large or something(I'm a small/XS)..
so anyways..we have to wear those tshirts a few times a year for actual events, and I like wearing it randomly cause I lurve my university! Grin

So I wanted to recon it and make it a lil prettier so I can wear it on days other than the events and the screw-it-im-only-going-to-school-doesn't-matter-how-i-look days..
so I wanted to turn it into something like this (except i'm making a two-thirds sleeve):

what I was wondeering about, is how u do the bottom part..cuz the stretchy part is supposed to be smaller than the rest of the tshirt so there'll be the slightly droopy kind of look..but how do u sew something on something that's not as wide!

if u have any clue what I'm talking about..help? Grin
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4  one day, they'll know about it's heart.. in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by iamawesome on: April 18, 2008 07:42:41 PM
ok so first things first, i'll show the painting!
WARNING: I'm not by any means any sort of artist, and I SUCK at painting/drawing..but it's a quick fast cheap way to get my feelings out in some sort of way..
painted with dollar store acrylic paint on dollar store canvas..used sharpies for spots..and all covered with a layer of glossy-ish mod podge..
on to the pic..

now the back story..it's long and I'm rambling..but that's what i do! Roll Eyes and to be honest I sort need to rant a lil  Embarrassed
the summary: the robot is me..doing what i'm told and not thinking for myself..as my family  made me/want me to be..but I also have a heart..hidden most of the time..but i open up and show it whenever I can..the dark mess is the effect of my family, coming at me from every direction trying to close up on me..and the lil white corner is my way out..and 'one day' ill get to go out through that white corner and show the whole world that I'm not rlly a robot!

the details u should prolly skip:
I come from a family who keeps telling me that they're the ONLY people who are gonna ever love me unconditionally.....     as long as I follow our 'culture and traditions'..and as long as it's not a choice between me and my brother (u know..the boy)..cuz he's a 'man' and he knows more (we're comparing between a 22 yr old guy with a highschool diploma..not going to any sort of school..doesn't work..and gets my parents to pay his 1500+ credit card bills every month..and an 18 yr old girl in her 2nd yr of engineering, with 'field-related' jobs all yr round, pays for her own tuition and all)
I'm also not allowed to do anything..dating is a big NO! especially if I'm dating a 'white boy' who doesn't believe in 'our' (translate : their) religion. I'm also not allowed to move out, or stand up for myself against my brother, or have any opinion rlly about anything.. and if I do any of that stuff, I'm not there daughter anymore!(to put it simply).. unconditional..heh
so..that's my lil family..and how it is..which is represented there by the dark purple/black mess coming at me from almost every direction..
so to live my life happily and to stay with my awesome bf of a yr and a half (that they know nothing about) I'm going to have to run away and disappear and hope they never find me(if I don't wanna get hurt)..at some point..when I'm ready.. which is the lil corner that the big mess didn't get to (yet?)..
so there I'm the robot..not thinking for myself..and doing  only what i'm told (which is what my family is doing to me)..but the robot has a heart..even if it's hidden..and it opens up to show it's heart whenever it could.. and "one day" it'll get out of there and show the whole world that it's not rlly a robot..
and 'one day' is very appropriate since it's rlly like a trademark to the conversatoins I have with my bf Roll Eyes "one day we'll get to do this" or "dont worry..one day you'll get out of there"..

u r prolly not reading anymore..but ..THANKS! for letting me rant and let it out  Smiley
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5  Re: Favorite Color Swap - Winter 2008 in The Swap Gallery by iamawesome on: March 26, 2008 05:32:50 PM
I got my package I got my package I got my package!!! Cheesy
came back from school today sort of upset..to find a package with red goodness inside Cheesy
took pics right away..devoured one of the contents already..and here's the photos!!

oh...btw..red is so hard to photograph..so everything u see here is actually prettier IRL!

first: a VERY VERY pretty bead embroidered pin! SOOO pretty! it's now sitting with my bags..I'm waiting for it to pick one of them to be put on! Cheesy


second: an awesome notebook..I LOVE buttons!! LOVE LOVE LOVE!! and my mom kept asking if she did that or if it's bought..hehe

then there's a bag with the cutest skulls ever! with hearts for noses!!!! the pictures are pretty crappy..but the bag is awesome! ohh and it has a lil jingle bell threaded with lil beads..not pictured..it makes a lil cute jingly sounds when i walk!  Cheesy

and..A KITTEH!! a velvety soft kitteh! she's so cute! her name is tasha and she likes to stretch, sleep and scratch people..her favorite food is chocolate chip cookies..
oh..and she also have a lil jingle bell around her neck so I'll know where she is and if she's making trouble!

Also got some extra jingle bells! and a lollipop! and the box had peanuts in it!
tasha wanted to take the lollipop..but it didn't work..

and that's the awesome cherry lollipop with the chocoate flavor in the middle! pictured with mr. red nail polish smiley on my desk

May the lollipop rest in peace...in mai bellai!

oh..btw..excuse the washroom pics..that was the only place with decent lighting! lol

..tasha and mr.dolphin the penguin are now best friends!
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6  nintendo ds cozy! (first sewing post!) [Image happy] in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by iamawesome on: February 23, 2008 06:14:03 PM
New to sewing! keep that in mind! Tongue
That's the third thing I've ever sewn!I made curtains yesterday..waiting to put them up so I can take pics and post them..and made a purse before but it's sooo hideous!
So I got a nintendo DS..and I'm sooooooo worried about scratching it..So decided I'll make a case for it!

It turned out TOTALLY different than what I planned...I screwed up sewing the lining to the other fabric..so the finishing ended up really horrible..planned on doing a lil zipper so I can put games in it..didn't work..and the ribbon was a last minute thing after I decided that it's going wrong already so i shouldn't learn making buttonholes! also decided against learning to make a lil applique(cause I have 3 midterms this week and i should be studying! Grin)
It fiits perfectly though! don't have to worry about the ds falling out if i was too lazy to tie the ribbon..and don't have to struggle to get it out!

anyways..on to the pics!(excluding the pics where you can see the horrible finishing  Wink)

I'm in love with this fabric!!!

all kinds of critisicm welcomed..I'm new to sewing so I would like to know what I'm doing wrong  Smiley
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