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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / HELP cut off too much fabric on a recon... on: March 27, 2010 02:48:47 PM
 Sad Angry Sad  So i am fuming. I had this great pair of workout pants for like 8 years, black loose sweats, but over the long years of their employ, they have begun to sag and get sloppy looking. Now in the past 6 months I have done a few projects (not that I have posted them, I haven't been online much) these were pretty much unplanned and thrown together and turned out AMAZING (1. a hand stitched lion costume out of a 1 euro fleece blanket and 2. Two aprons from leftover fabric from my mom). I figured i was on a winning streak and decided to let the creative juices flow so i went out on a limb and decided to try something that SEEMED simple in concept.

Now I am trying to ressurect these pants into something like this

 So I start measuring and marking the pants down on the outside side and pin with straight pins ( i didnt have any safety's) and try the leg on, PERFECT! Cut and move on. (also i didnt cut all the way down, i wanted the flare pronounced so i just stopped the cutting at an angle where i would want to keep the existing seam.)

Next I transferred the same measurements and pin again (stupidly using pins that have much smaller and round instead of flat heads) on the other leg, cut, try on the leg and OMFG way too tight. Measure again on botched leg and find they are about 1 cm too tight and i have no seam allowance.

On the verge of tears ( i had graph paper and thought i was doing so well) i pitch a mini fit and wrack my brain for a solution, but none come to mind. I dont want to trim the perfect leg and risk botching that too, just so i can stitch a long patch all the way down the outside seam of both legs, Unless it is my only option. I worry that a contrasting color would look too busy with the colored skirt which i am making out of an old tanktop, and i dont have much fabric from it left.

What would you do?  Huh
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Sexasaurus. on: March 18, 2006 10:03:59 PM
so I had this boring boring boring green hoodie that i loved dearly. and then one day I took another look at it and remembered and idea that i had seen here on craftster and I got to work, i cut it off right under the tits, grabbed some fuschia satin i had lying around and created what my fiance has since duubed

"The Dino-Love Sexasaurus Hoodie-Shrug of Sexy Sexy Doom"

and ummm here it is.


questions and comments would make me ever so happy!
3  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / linda blair is truuue love (NOW WITH PICS OF FINISHED PRODUCT!) on: November 27, 2005 09:09:49 PM
SOOOOO my bf's birthday is on dec 24th. i wanted to make him something nifty. but he has a twin brother too....so well my bf is hard as hell to get creative about but his twin is obssesed with zombies and death and the murderdolls. So I'm making each of themn two shirts...and the first one is for corey (my bf's twin)

it is linda blair.mmmmmm.

well this is just a practice run of the stencil on the bottom of my tupperware bin and umm so yeah the actual finished shirt is drying but i thought i might give a little preview.



4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Help me make this dress before Dec 19 on: November 21, 2005 06:50:05 PM
I haven't seen my bf in 5 months (stupid army) and on december 19th i'm flying to san francisco (he's meeting me there) to spend two weeks with him and his family...i am going to be there until Jan 2 and i need something to wear for new years....so i found this but i can't seem to figure it out!

could someone please help me?

5  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / I GOT ZOMBLIEFIEEED!(pic heavy!!) on: October 16, 2005 07:51:54 PM
ok so i didnt make anything but after seeing zombie teeth's groovy zomblie makeup, i had to have a go.

(BTW: the thing i'm eating in some of them is my previously posted stuffed-sock voodoo doll)

6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / overall dressy for spring/summer..... on: March 02, 2005 05:55:32 AM
Mlarghy!!!!!! I must must must make this dress! But I own no overalls! I wil go to the thrift store soon.


I think i will make patches and sew on something cute like bunnies, lemons, ice cream cones, or strawberries.....what do you think i should patch on?
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Valentines skirt based on juniper13's sunnyskirt godet pattern... on: January 24, 2005 10:54:31 AM
wheeee! I feel all lovey dovey now....it doesn't look like it fits in the pic but it does. I just had to pull it up a bit so you could see it. I did plain red godets and a red underskirt. The fabric I used for the top skirt had little hearts and black squigglies

This is the finished product

8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / My First Skirt! (insp. by groovenmama) on: January 11, 2005 02:18:24 PM
on me from the side

on me

I made it out of quilty fabric.
from my mommy! Grin
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / In regards to 1-yard skirt! on: January 07, 2005 04:47:36 AM
oh my goodness!  Roll Eyes I totally love the 1-yard skirt idea and now I am inspired. My mother is a quilting fan so i started lookin through her fabrics and she gave me 1/4th of her crazy stash.

You're probably wondering why I didn't post in the previous 1yard skirt topic.

I decided that i ought to tell you all about this fantabulous site for cheap fabrics, make a skirt of adorable comfy fabric for like 7 bucks!


quilt-fabric skirts on the way!
10  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / My Voodoodoll and her pretty new dress!(now with PICS!) on: December 03, 2004 01:20:34 PM
I made a voodoo doll out of a sock stuffted with old pillow stuffing there is also a screw properly placed in her head. and she has cancer.. I made a pretty tube dress for her. They say she has my eyes. and I managed to embroider pretty butterflies around the top with my mum's wonderful wonderful sewing machine. whee!

(BTW: her button pin says "the ozone layer or cheese spray in a can? don't make me choose")

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