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11  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / My Las Vegas Pillow on: March 18, 2005 06:58:25 PM
I'll be moving to Las Vegas soon so I decided to use and old bag from a past trip and some unused fringe to create a pillow for my future residence.

12  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Leopard Print Pencil Skirts (with basic Tutorial!) on: March 18, 2005 06:45:22 PM
I sewed this one today.

Close up of the ribbon.

This one I made a while back. I haven't had a chance to wear it yet.

I used my own pattern for both of them.


Here's a tutorial but it's pretty basic and can be applied to any skirt pattern that you make. Any questions be not afriad to ask.

Step one: Measure

Measure your:

-The area around where you want the skirt to stop
-Length from waist to hips
-Hips to where the skirt stops
-Waist to where the skirt stops

Divide the Hips, Waist, and area where the skirt stops by four. Use those numbers to create the pattern. The pattern is just one out of three (if you cut the pattern wrong then it'll be four) pieces of the skirt. When you make the waist band don't divide the pattern.

Step two: Cutting out the pattern

For the front:

Place the pattern on the fold line of the fabric so that it comes out as one piece instead of two.

For the back:

Cut out two separate pieces of the pattern.

Step three: Sewing

Sew all the pieces together. I used heavy interfacing for the waist band. I basted first to check the size. There you have it, you very own pencil skirt! Give your self a pat on the back!
13  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Sex study diary (WARNING: ADULT THEMED) on: March 10, 2005 06:48:19 PM
Everyonce in awhile I come across facts or interesting quotes about sex so I created this diary to keep record. I used some dirty phone sex ads from the Village Voice (local liberal newspaper), an old record cover, contact, rings, loose leaf paper, a silver marker,playing cards, a gold button and a ribbon.


Vanity Sixxx is the name I would use if I ever got a sex column, it's also the name of an old, short lived, Prince band who I love.
14  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Black loop and scrabble letter earring on: March 10, 2005 04:54:29 PM

I found these great loops in a plastics store and was dieing to use them! I hate the picture. They look much better in person.
15  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Empty tape roll bangle bracelet on: March 01, 2005 10:10:21 PM
I can never find a bangle bracelet that fits over my big hands. I've noticed that the packaging tape can always fit so I turned an empty one into a bracelet!

It's made with cut up cards, packaging tape and ribbon. Fits like a charm! Grin
16  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / The pirate outfit (picture heavy) on: January 23, 2005 08:35:02 AM
I did this one about a year ago. It's really half reconstruction. The coat is made from a velvet top I had. I just made it tighter, removed a few buttons and replaced them with funky buttons. The skirt is some velvet I brought for two dollars a yard. The whole thing is based off the outfit Bubbles wore in the episode of Absolutly Fabulous where they go to Paris. The embrodery on the front of the skirt its really  dark. It's the cartoon version of me.

Replace buttons on the sleeve.
The other sleeve.

Call the cops there's a man on my chest!

17  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Apple pie and white fences. on: December 30, 2004 06:08:05 PM
Something about this skirt just gives me the image of the 1950s american home. You know, with the wife setting down the apple pie in the window seal to cool and the father leaving for work. Real sweet.

Oh my! She's showing a little skin! Shocked

I have a top to go with it but I don't remember if I left it alon or turned it into something else.
18  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / World Wallpaper Wallet on: December 30, 2004 06:03:17 PM
This is a pretty simple deal. I made it with contact, packaging tape and some funky wallpaper my teacher gave me.

Someone needs a manicure Cheesy

It's hard to see but the pockets inside are made with contact.
19  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Leopard Print Bag on: December 30, 2004 05:59:56 PM
The first bag I've done in a very long time. This bag took me all night to sew but was worth every minute!

It's very sturdy. The interfacing, lining and outside fabric are all heavy. It cost me about $9.75 to make. The fabric was the most expensive at $6 per yard.
20  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Four skirts and a foot! on: November 09, 2004 09:36:45 PM

Attack of the monster foot (and a leopard print skirt!)

It looks better in person! It's a bit like a tutu really.

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