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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: I did a "sewing class" (IMAGE HEAVY) on: August 14, 2008 06:34:49 PM
That's really cute. You're amazing! I like the end result of your shirt!
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: flared jeans into straight-leg jeans! 4 sideways pics on: August 14, 2008 06:32:36 PM
Really good job! I do this to every pair of jeans I buy.
What did you mean by the inside seam looks funny? Did you use the seam that is thicker and has the two rows of stitching? (don't know the technical term, sorry Smiley)
I always go for the seam that does not look like that, just because it ends up almost looking like it was meant to be like that, depending on the fade of the jean! Just helpin' you out, because I know how frustrating it is!
3  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: Photography? I guess so! on: August 13, 2008 10:51:43 AM
The squirrel was just eating away.. he didn't want to be bothered. He hissed at me a few times too. He was not going to move, he wanted me to move! haha, little rascal.
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: FIRST POST! Gross golf polo to cute cuteness. on: August 13, 2008 05:54:03 AM

I have a lot of those golf/polo shirts that I never wear (big programs and projects give them out at work).

Done the t-shirt recon thing, yet this never occured to me. 

I'm looking at your pics and trying to figure out the best way to do this (with straps added - I'm too old for strapless thing).  Do the edges get weird when you cut them, like t-shirts do?

With this fabric, they did go a little wonky but I just folded and hemmed. There was a lot of excess fabric to hem with so it was no big deal. It would be easy to do this one with straps as well as you will have the whole upper part to the polo to work with.

What I did was I took the polo, cut off the top half of the polo, just below the armpit area, and then I cut off the sleeves and separated them. Those were used at the top half of the shirt and depending on the amount of fabric is used on the sleeves, it's probably going to enough. Not only does it work, it also gives a cute little curved appearance so it's more womanly and not just a boring straight line. I took the other sleeve and just made it a rectangle shape, and then I connected the two to form a tube for over the bosom.

I took the bottom half of the polo and connected it to the new top, and because the top is a lot less wide than the bottom, I made hip little pleats to add some cuteness Shocked)

So with your excess fabric from the top half that you cut off you could easily make straps. I'll make a picture tut after class... my rambles probably do not help.
5  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Photography? I guess so! on: August 12, 2008 08:42:42 PM
I'm guessing I post this here Smiley
I recently bought a Canon Rebel XT after years of obsessing over the thought of working with a digital SLR...
As you can tell, I'm pretty into black and white

That's it for now. Let me know what you think! I'll post more if it's a positive response Smiley
6  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: Macro Challenge: Puppies on: August 12, 2008 08:36:00 PM
Baha, I just realized that. Oh well. I wanted to post some photography anyways Smiley
7  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Puppies on: August 12, 2008 08:32:55 PM
These are two week old cocker spaniels. Beautiful little puppies. I'm hoping this counts as macro. Taken with a Canon Rebel XT ... Enjoy Smiley

8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / JAGERMEISTER. on: August 12, 2008 08:26:20 PM
Took a regular mens large Jagermeister tshirt and turned it into a womens large tube top :)I love this shirt.
Cut it up the sides, removing the sleeves, also adding a more womanly shape for hips and boobies, sewed it back up (by hand, rrr) and took the excess material and used it to create a band for the top perimeter. I have quite a few tshirt to tube top recons. They're just so comfy.

Before (kind of! you get the idea):

AFTER! Smiley :

(Yeah, I was at work... I don't work anymore, though)
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / FIRST POST! Gross golf polo to cute cuteness. on: August 12, 2008 08:03:29 PM
First post, definitely not my first recon. I do all of my stuff by hand due to lack of sewing machine.
I made this shirt thing out of an old golf polo that I picked up at Frenchy's. I'm pretty impressed by the end result. I made it while watching Metal: A Headbanger's Journey, and it took me the length of the film so, 1hr30mins, approximately? If I had a sewing machine, it would have been ten minutes! haha, oh well.  Grin

*Excuse the bra straps!!*

10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Octopus Crazy! on: August 12, 2008 08:02:45 PM
NEAT!!!! I really enjoy this!!
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