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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / First try at a fascinator on: September 13, 2010 01:26:47 PM
So I got a new glue gun that I really like and I wanted to use it for something. Also I was browsing Craftster and I wanted something to post, haha. Fascinators are really straightforward. It turned out kind of crappy and I don't have much decorating it, but it does its job.

Sorry for the stupid face. Thanks for looking.
2  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Ruffly Zebra Skirt to...Ruffly Zebra Purse! on: April 16, 2010 05:17:13 PM
Hallo. Had a skirt I never wore 'cause it was a lot shorter than I fancy on myself. Hemmed up the bottom, removed the zipper and sewed up the space where it used to be. Then I added some simple straps. Ta-da!



If you're a chubby bunny like me, this will make a big purse.

Tried to get an action shot but it just wasn't working today. Thanks for looking!
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / $5 gingham dress to skirt and top combo (img fat) on: November 08, 2009 09:45:07 PM
I bought a dress for five dollars because I liked the fabric but basically nothing else. The skirt was too short and poofed where I didn't want it.

As an added note, the dress is extremely busty and I haven't decided how I want to fix it yet, so please bear with the photos.

(Sorry, I don't have a full length mirror or anyone to take photographs of me.)

First I separated the top and the bottom, like so:

Then I took an old tank I didn't like and attached it to the top, thusly:

After I'd done that, I started screaming because the tank was much larger than the gingham bit and I had already pinned it and had to resize first, shown here:


Quite a simple recon but it took me forever and it's all wonky under the tits 'cause I cut it funny. I think i'll cover up where I've sewn with some lace or something.
Anyway, thanks for looking.
4  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Green Skull Tote on: August 24, 2009 02:46:01 AM
So I made this purse. It took me way longer than it should've and I didn't take the time to hem everything properly so it's a big ragged on the inside but other than that I like it.

Haven't ironed the straps yet so they look poofy. I just wanted it done, haha. First proper purse. I like totes.

Thanks for looking.
5  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Pottery, Ceramics, etc: Discussion and Questions / What should I do with my ceramic head? on: August 20, 2009 11:58:43 PM
I was bored one day in ceramics and made a face. When it was done I used a sponge to paint a greenish tinge to him to make him look sort of moldy, but now I don't like it. I would gladly keep it as a paperweight but I don't know how to paint him.

Anyone got any ideas of what they'd do? (Warning: He's really ugly and poorly made.)

I was thinking of painting him with neon green and turning him into a zombie but I'm not sure.
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Jazzed Up Black Tank (AKA, the De-Skankifyer) on: August 14, 2009 03:01:38 AM
So I've had this tank for forever and I never wore it because the v was built so low that my boobs would regularly fall out of it, and anyway the boobie holder area was too small. I got around to adding a little bit in between the square and putting some ruffle on top.

It's really not much, but I'm sort of proud of it 'cause my clothing sewing skills aren't too good. Also, I figure what the heck-maybe someone will be inspired by it and make their own from scratch or something, instead of reconning.

Enough jabber, here are the pictures.

That's it after I put the bit in between the V.

Then I added some lace on top.

Sorry they're sideways. And also, I must not have stretched the fabric tight enough in the middle because there are those little wrinkles if I don't pull it up occasionally.
7  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Why is the thread getting stuck inside the bobbin carriage? on: July 22, 2009 06:10:10 PM
I don't know if I phrased that correctly but I have two problems:
First of all when I sew the top layer looks fine and when I turn it over and look at the other side it's CHOCK FULL of bumps and loose threads.

Secondly, lately when I sew something's been happening where it'll all just get tangled up into the holes underneath where the needle goes through and when I pull it away in seconds it looks like whatever I'm sewing has grown hair. MASSIVE amounts of thread tangled and bunched into the material, as though it's growing a mohawk.

I have no idea what's going on but I feel about ready to chuck the damn thing out the window. It worked fine for my grandmother when she and I recently made a dress so it has to be something I'm doing wrong.

I have a Baby Lock Denim Pro in case that helps. Maybe I'm threading the machine incorrectly?
8  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions / Manly knitting bag-oxymoron?! on: July 22, 2009 04:07:09 PM
So my boyfriend made mention of wanting to learn to knit after seeing a book that showed this sweatervest with a skull on it. For a surprise I want to make him a manly knitting kit, and I wanna sew up a bag to put everything in. I'm getting him needles, yarn, stitch savers, some scissors, and two knitting books. I bought material for the outside and for the lining but as I was drafting a pattern I thought-
Well hey, I don't want him to feel like I made him a purse.

What's a good manbag-esque idea for his knitting bag? He's got a canvas tote bag that has Stephen Colbert's face on it and he uses that sometimes, so maybe a simple two piece tote would do?
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Clothing Newbie-resizing a huge blazer on: July 15, 2009 10:23:42 PM
I have a couple of questions. I have wanted a fitted red blazer since ever and I found a red one for 4 dollars at Goodwill so I brought it home. I was going to take all the pieces apart and cut and resew them but my granny said to just turn it inside out, pin and baste it into a smaller siz, sew it, and then cut off the excess.
The problem is that the sleeve holes are huge and when I try to pin the body part near the put, the end of the jacket sleeve starts creeping up my arm. Am I doing something wrong or...?
What's the best way to go about this?
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Hawaiian-Esque Wedding Dress (Image Chubby) on: June 25, 2009 11:04:58 PM
My mom's getting married and her theme is Hawaii. She said wear anything you like so long as it's Hawaiian print.
I am shaped weird. Stuff does not fit, and I am also adamant about never wearing anything that makes me look plumper than I really am. These two things make it extremely difficult for me to pick clothing at the store.
So I decided to make one.

My granny picked out the print and I was really scared because it's white first of all, and second it's got a huge print. Both bad things for people who want to look slimmer.
Anyway enough jabber. We both worked on this, and she did the hard parts like the zipper and the back because we lost the back piece pattern and had to improvise. I did a lot of ironing, but I figure since I did part of it that it still counts.

I used New Look 6557, view B. The bust folds over in the middle like a wraparound and there's a waist bit and then the skirt. I don't know lingo.

Enough jabber.


^ It goes out that far on both sides but I was holding the camera so...

^ Trying to show length.

Anyway thanks for looking.
PS I've been crying my brains out over MJ so you can't say bad stuff about my hair. It's the rules.

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