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1  Bachelorette Pins in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by solsticecusp on: June 29, 2011 07:02:58 PM
Hello, I havent posted on craftster in forever and i think this might be my first jewelry post . . . .

My totally awesome friend is getting married, and the maid of honor, another totally awesome friend, commissioned me to make these pins for the bridesmaids to commemorate our fabulous bachelorette weekend in las vegas. Her initial is a B, so i made a heart shaped B with a red swarovski crystal because red is her favorite color.

I was really pleased with how they came out - it took two days (literally right before i promised they would be finished) and I spent about $25 for the materials

thanks for looking! c& c welcome
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2  addiction to sleeves (many pics) in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by solsticecusp on: March 07, 2011 10:21:18 AM
i actually have a sleeve phobia as well as an addiction.  for awhile i only made sleeveless tops, but sleeves are kind of nice on those cooler days so i forced myself to make sleeved tops and i've been trying to do something a little different each time. 

this one involves sewing, knit (neckline), and crochet (sleeve attachment)
there are parts from about 5 different tshirts in this top, the knitting and crochet was done with tshirt yarn

this one is made with 2 mens xl tshirts. was quick and fun to put together.

this one i made a while ago and use it as a pajama top, hence the wrinkles.  it was an old sweatshirt i had that had gotten too short so i gave it a major overhaul: raglan sleeves, 3/4 length sleeves, slight cowl/mock turtleneck

thanks for looking!
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3  knitting with t shirts in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by solsticecusp on: December 09, 2010 01:54:54 PM
i recently learned to knit and since i don't have the patience to knit a whole sweater yet, i decided to knit into tshirts. i used tshirt yarn i made from other shirts - chunky yarn + mens xxl tshirts = almost instant gratification.
 here is the first one i did, which has two different sides:

and the second one, which was even faster - i just cut off the sleeves and neckband and did a k1p1 ribbing:

these are my first attempts at (sort of) knitting clothing, i'd love to hear what you guys think. im just figuring this whole knitting thing out as i go, so advice is appreciated.
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4  2 smocked tops inspired by craftster in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by solsticecusp on: October 17, 2010 08:35:44 AM
I love learning new things from this site. inspired by the tudor rose purse by pretty little rainbow i decided to give canadian smocking a try and came up with these:

both were made with mens tees i picked up from discount stores and a bit of lace. I used a scrap of white lace to gather the straps on the grey one. the red one has a black lace back - the lace was from an old skirt that last fit me about 12 years ago

thanks for looking!
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5  Re: striped yoke halter top - *updated* fidgeting = chrysanthemum applique in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by solsticecusp on: May 26, 2010 12:08:34 PM
here is another view of the flower
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6  Re: dad's old collared shirt into a skirt! in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by solsticecusp on: May 25, 2010 10:59:10 PM

i posted the pic for you.
I really like what you did with the lines on the pockets, its very flattering. i also like that it is longer in the back as my butt is always making skirts shorter than i think. I'm thinking of making a similar skirt but I don't think I could get the pockets to actually work.  good job!
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7  Re: a few recycled outfits (pic heavy) in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by solsticecusp on: May 23, 2010 04:15:40 PM
thanks cherryforever! I didn't handsew the buttonholes (thankfully- I don't think I'd know how to do that) I repurposed the button placket from a white men's shirt -the tablecloth is tacked over it with handstitching like an applique that goes over the whole shirt. Here is a closer pic:
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8  Re: Help- I need to recon 12 failed shirts! in Clothing: Discussion and Questions by solsticecusp on: May 15, 2010 07:19:04 PM
if you sewed two of the shirts together or lengthened it with some other fabric it could be a long tunic/dress. something like this would be real easy
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9  a tablecloth inspires a dress and a sweater becomes leggings in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by solsticecusp on: May 14, 2010 06:45:48 AM
i keep making clothes out of this embroidered tablecloth i found long ago.  

here, i used it to make a yoke panel for this dress.  i made the piping from a nice satin pillowcase i received in a gift exchange and i could never find pillows that it would fit.

there were some appliques on the tablecloth that inspired me to put appliques on the dress.

and the dress came out a little shorter than i expected so to be practical I made leggings out of a long sleeved sweater. it was so easy i cant wait to make more sweater leggings!

Smiley thanks for looking!
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10  a few recycled outfits (pic heavy) in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by solsticecusp on: May 13, 2010 05:21:28 PM
i recently had the opportunity to do a fashion show so i made some clothes out of old stuff . . .

a couple of the tops have been posted here before, so im posting these pics to show the skirts i made to go with them

since this is the only totally new outfit I moved it to the top:

the purple corduroy fabric i got from what may have been a maternity muumuu - i love that it is not only purple but printed! i used reclaimed jersey to make the top along with a sash from a pair of shorts and some fabric from one of the shirts i used to make another top in this post.  

this top was handsewn (before i got a machine) from three different button down shirts.

the skirt i made from a large corduroy muumuu/jumper thing from a thrift store.  it reminded me of what my pregnant kindergarten teacher used to wear  Cheesy. there are also neckties decorating the pocket and the waistband - the waist looks kind of like an obi - ill try to post more pics later.here is a more detailed  pic of this skirt. i used a necktie to make the tab closure waist. and another on the pocket. i thought the waist kind of looked like an obi.
and some views of the kickpleat in the back, which uses a cuff from one of the shirts used to make the coordinating top

this top was the first thing i posted on craftster - made out of an old tablecloth and hand sewn

the skirt i made from a favorite pair of jeans and the lace from a large pillow sham. unfortunately, there were no photos taken of the back for most of these - im kinda bummed because there were some cute back details. oh well.

this top is another repeat post and one of my favorites.  

the skirt was a quick recon of a pretty outlandish disco style dress - this outfit is amazingly comfy

thanks for reading this long and  c&c are always welcome!
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