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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / My Prom Dress! :) on: January 10, 2010 09:16:49 AM
My school was having a small prom and I was nominated for Prom Queen. (I didn't win though; no worries)
I wanted to make my own dress because I knew most girls would be buying them from the few dressy shops in Barbados (where I live).
My mom had just bought a Lutterloh Golden Rule Clothing Pattern kit, and using my measurements, we used them to make my dress!
It's technically a top, a skirt and a petticoat that has the can can material on it. It's made of polyester, and the pink and black waist part is actually one of my mom's work scarves! (It was pinned on)
Please excuse my facial expression, but i hope you like my dress! (The top is a little poofy in the pictures, but once it's pulled down, it's smoother)

I was originally going to decorate it with silver sequins and fabric paint, but I'm really happy with the results. I'll be sure to break it out to wear it somewhere again! Thanks a lot to my mom who helped so much with it Smiley
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Vintage prom dress remake? please help? on: September 13, 2009 10:31:37 AM
I don't have pictures, but I'll describe it!
So we're having a prom, and I've decided to make my own dress. I took an old one I never wore really and I dyed it a mix of violet and navy. It came out this amazing indigo colour, but a lot lighter than I planned.
I can't seem to find any good websites or tutorials for remaking a dress to look more vintage. Can you guys think of any?
The dress is about 3 inches below the knee and has shoulder straps and a few ruffles on the bottom hem.
3  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Other Image Reproduction Techniques: Discussion and Questions / Please help me! Transfer paper disaster! on: September 06, 2009 12:09:36 PM
I wanted to make myself a Jasper shirt, and I got this great picture -- it comes out beautifully when printed fully, so ignore the weird check marks.

Yet when I printed it out on the Iron on transfer paper, and ironed it on, it came out see through! You could barely see him and the area of the shirt is all glossy and won't come off. I have one sheet of transfer paper left and I'm afraid it will happen again. What did I do wrong?
please help mee.
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / My Plain White T's hoodie and plaid skirt! [IMAGE FAT!] on: August 08, 2009 10:02:32 AM
You can probably tell by now, that I love the Plain White T's.
I was browsing through their merchandise on their website, but sadly they don't ship to the Caribbean.
Also, I'm going to Panama with my school Foreign Language Club in a few days, and apparently we will all be wearing matching blue polo-shirts. Therefore, I knew I would have to do something before I totally blended in with everybody else.
Therefore, I made my own hoodie!

I used Mezzi's tutorial, then modified it as I went along.
It was a plain white t-shirt (XD) that I cut the sleeves off of, then attached the new black ones.
I then used freezer paper stencils that I cut out by hand to do the words and an iron on for the picture of the band. I was so scared that I did something wrong, but it came out beautifully! Oh, and cutting out all the little letters was HELL! I had used the font CoolVetica, but I don't know if you can tell...

It's the quotes to "Big Bad World".
"It's a big bad world, we're doing what we can,
Sometimes we fall on our face before we even learn to stand.
But we get back up, shake off all the dust
and take it step by step."

It's not crooked, just how the picture is taken Smiley

The hood is lined with the same plaid as the skirt.
Sorry if you can't see the skirt properly, but it's pleated with an elastic waistband.
I had been looking for that plaid for ages, then the cloth store imported a whole set of it, so I went mad and bought nearly 4 yards of it! (Sadly it did damage to my wallet, at $10.95 per yard-That's like $6 US i think) I've been using so much plaid in everything that my friends are now calling me Scottish Scotty Smiley

ignore the listerine bottle please Smiley

I had some help from my dad with attaching the zipper because it kept sliding out of place whenever I went to sew it.

So anyways, please comment and tell me what you think!
5  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Hanging Paintbrush Case from old T shirt on: July 27, 2009 07:40:54 AM
I made this yesterday for a contest on Threadbanger. You have to make a recon of a T shirt.
Well, I have tons of paintbrushes hanging around, and this shirt never fit me right and was a tad bit see through for my liking, so I made this!

It was pretty easy to make, though i made a few mistakes Lips sealed
How do you like it? Sorry it's on a side.
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / My ripped up Plaid shirt :) on: July 26, 2009 11:28:51 AM
Well, I had this new black shirt just knocking around (it was for some project that I eventually abandoned). Then I found this plaid cloth that I had been looking for for years, ever since I was ten and I outgrew my plaid skirt.
I sewed on a rectangle of it on the inside of the shirt and then, using a scissors,ripped up the front. It didn't come out like how I wanted, but still pretty cool.

7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / My denim Capris :) on: July 24, 2009 02:02:53 PM
I wasn't going to bother putting this up, but after seeing Ignitetheairwaves's, I decided that I might as well show mine off Tongue
It was this pair of pencil bottoms that never had fit right, and the legs were *shooting* (that's Barbadian/Bajan terms for "too short and show a lot of leg"), and I needed a pair of bottoms to wear to a picnic.
It's a horrible picture of me, but basically shows how the capris looks. Sorry, no before pictures.
I added the bleach spots after the pictures were taken Tongue

My butt really isn't that big, and I'm in the yellow shirt.

Me sneaking some sandwiches home Roll Eyes

Some monkeys we saw in the park. In Barbados, you find them almost everywhere. Just thought that you other Craftsters would like to see Smiley

8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Denim vest made from pair of old jeans...one year later on: July 14, 2009 01:29:14 PM
I used my_butterfly's tutorial, but I changed it so that it would work for me. I made this last August, and am now only putting it up (Shameful I know)
I had a pair of nice bootcut fadey jeans, and they got a bit too tight. Therefore, I made myself a waistcoat/vest with it!

I cheated, and put velcro, but the buttons make it look like they work. Smart, huh? Wink
Please tell me what you think? Smiley

9  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Other Image Reproduction Techniques: Discussion and Questions / I need help with iron on transfer? please help; i need it asap! on: July 08, 2009 06:20:27 PM
Hello, I'm making a hoodie, and I would love to have a picture of the plain white t's on the back of it. However, the picture I have is pretty intricate (it's the picture of them on their new album *Big bad world*) and it would take forever on a freezer paper stencil, and it wouldn't have the right effect.
I then heard about transfer paper. Can someone explain it to me? Could the garment be washed with it?
please help!!
10  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Other Image Reproduction Techniques: Discussion and Questions / how to transfer a design? help please!! on: July 03, 2009 09:01:15 AM
I have a picture of the Plain White T's and I printed it out from the Internet. I would like to get this picture somehow onto a white t-shirt. How can I do this? I'm not gonna embroider it or anything, but I want it on the back of the T-Shirt. how to get this done?
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