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1  lingerie shorts and a scarf from my fav fabric in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by scissorbrit on: October 24, 2009 12:03:29 PM
made these babies for my sister when I go home this December- Would have liked to show them on but didn't really want my thighs showing in those things. She's skinny as hell and they would actually look cute.  the side with the bow is open and closes with the two long ribbon pieces. I'm thinking of adding a little matching bra as well.  I love the uglyness of the fabric... It reminds me of a 70year old woman in Miami's patio furniture but I thought it would be cute in small increments.  Also using it as a purse lining for a bag I'm making her.

the scarf I just made, nothing special but I love the fabric so much. It's super long and one side is the wrong side of the fabric, which I also love.


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2  Could this nasty curb chair be rescued? - A Cinderella Story. in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by scissorbrit on: October 24, 2009 11:44:36 AM
A friend found this nasty curb chair a few days before her wedding and left it in our yard to come back for it later. She was I guess planning to put a blanket or something over it or try to ask some tips on reupholstry (we're all young and broke here) so I thought I could do something for her for a little wedding present. The fabric was 15 shekels a meter and I used two meters and have a bit left over to hopefully make a clutch for my sister.
I ripped off all the old and disgusting fabric with a kitchen knife and a pair of regular pliers and had a hell of a time with a really crappy staple gun. Sanded all the wood as best I could with two pieces of sandpaper and gave it a few coats with spray paint before finishing it with a spray varnish, waiting a day and then stretching the fabric. Used a sewing machine where needed on the inside and am still working on sewing the piping in by hand (Stupidly done, I should have sewed it to the bottom fabric but didn't know exactly
how it would fit at the time.)

The color is much prettier in life I think, richer maroon-ish pink but it isn't showing up well on camera... I am really hoping she likes it!!!


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3  Re: Purple Ribbon Harness and Leash in Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects by scissorbrit on: October 14, 2009 05:40:08 AM
That is adorable! and your puppy reminds me so much of Lady from Lady and the Tramp. I think it helps I could easily see Lady wearing this kind of harness too. I love it!

I always think of her like Lady also! If she didn't have a name when we got her I might have considered that
that's beautiful! And so's your puppy. She looks like my Cav King Charles Spaniel. Cheesy

I think she is a Cav and maybe pincher mix. Someone found her in the soccer park but so many people think she is a Cav but she doesn't really have the face and she's super skinny. Also, short ears.

The leash was easy to make!
I tried to draw it in Paint, but probably easier to just explain.

Two lengths of ribbon, one that fits around the neck loosely, another around the chest/belly. then on the open ends, I sewed another short piece of ribbon that would go from the back of her neck and attatch to the belly ribbon. (of course folded the ribbon ends overthemselves and sewed in a small box pattern) Before this step, I also sewed a smaller piece of ribbon on top of this middle to hold the metal leash loop.  I then sewed another small piece of ribbon to connect the two "circle pieces" of the neck harness and belly. On the belly one I sewed the ends of a plastic clip thingy that you squeeze the sides to open. I left it on the side of the harness so it would be easier to get it on and off. Also I tried it on her through each step to make sure it wasn't too loose or too tight. here is my attempt at a drawing with paint- pretend the thin lines are actually luxurious ribbon pieces.. 

I added the bow because when doing a box like stitch to connect the belly ribbon to the bar down the back i messed up and wanted to cover the stitches. sewed the bow on by hand to hide the stitches. the leash you can probably figure out, just a loop for the hand, with ribbon edges sewn under and then a little clip thing at the bottom. I got the clip and the metal loop on a sort of leash like thing at the 1.50 shekel store and cut off the old string.. Only like 50 cents! you can use one from an old leash or from one of those long strings you clip your keys onto. THe black clipy thing I got at a sewing store, though it is a lot bigger than I wanted. And the ribbon is wide and I sewed everything over a few times so it is strong and she doesn't weigh much anyway!

By the way, the belly ribbon doesn't exactly go over her belly, it's under her chest like a harness should be but just closer to the belly so thats how I said it. People in the streets really love it and think she is cuter with it I think (lots of people in Jerusalem are afraid of dogs, but seems like less now)

hope that helped somewhat.

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4  Purple Ribbon Harness and Leash in Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects by scissorbrit on: October 13, 2009 06:35:19 PM
made this little ribbon harness and leash for my puppy. The pictures are terrible, I dunno why the light is so bad but the ribbon is really gorgeous! everyone squeals when they see her wearing the harness.

and I know she looks pitiful, but look! her tail is wagging here

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5  another dress I made today in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by scissorbrit on: September 23, 2009 05:42:57 PM
Took my puppy for a walk today and noticed this great fabric in the cheapy fabric store. It is really much prettier than it looks on camera, like pashmina-ish and not as shiny as it looks in the flash. bought the fabric and got the idea for the dress on another walk with the puppy an hour later and made this... didn't exactly turn out like I'd expected (nothing I make ever does) and I'm thinking to do something with white cotton lace or something...maybe wear it with cowboy boots?

the fabric

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6  First Dress!! Well...in 10 years... in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by scissorbrit on: September 23, 2009 04:26:57 AM
I made this dress for Rosh Hashanna last week and was more or less pleased with how it turned out. It is my first somewhat complicated sewing project in ten years. I did make one dress when i was 14 but I had a lot of help from a seamstress aunt.  This one I made without a pattern in about a day and a half. I sort of wish I'd made a few things differently so it's not so boob exposing etc, but what can ya do. I forgot a picture of the back of the dress which goes into a pretty deep v with sort of twisted fabric at the bottom of the V. The material cost about 4 dollars for two meters.

Before hemming

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7  Striped Nautical puppy sweater (practice one) in Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects by scissorbrit on: September 14, 2009 05:57:11 AM
I have been planning to make a sweater and a tweed-ish professor's coat for a friend's dog, but she hasn't sent me his measurements yet so I did this one as a practice, as I've never done a sweater before and didn't want to send her shotty work that she'd be embarrassed to have her dog wear (he is a stylish dog).  So this one is for my puppy, Joey

heheh in this one she looks pretty miserable, but for the most part, she didn't seem to care about the sweater. I added this gold thread to the anchor in the end, though I don't really know why... It doesn't look very good, and I should have done it with the machine before hand, I'm thinking of pulling it out of the sweater.

I messed up on the stitches in a few places, but hopefully the next one I make will be a lot better.

thanks to all those who replied to my post on how to attach sleeves!
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8  Double lined shiny dog coat with hood-First one! in Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects by scissorbrit on: September 07, 2009 03:31:34 PM
Okay I haven't sewed a stitch with a machine since I was about 14 yrs old and learned how for a few weeks with my aunt... So this is as complicated as I could get. Used material I was gonna upholster a chair with (now really thankful that I didn't) and lined the inside with two layers of warm knit sweaterish material. What do you guys think?

It's a little big for her, but I dunno how much she'll grow by winter

taking her measurements...

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9  My first time...with reupholstry... in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by scissorbrit on: September 07, 2009 11:10:11 AM
So we found this chair outside near my house yesterday night and I thought it'd be a good opportunity to try reupholstry-ering.

Back of reupholstered chair

Chair before, stained and faded pink suede! (Pretty cool if it had been in better condition)

back of chair before

The chair that could have been... My boyfriend hated the fabric... I didn't think it looked great as a chair so I took it off and plan to make my puppy a jacket for the Jerusalem winter!!!

My puppy Joey helping

Here she is with a capeish thing

front of chair
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10  Crappy closet, to slightly less crappy closet in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by scissorbrit on: September 07, 2009 10:39:22 AM
Well I started with something specific in mind, messed it up, and this is kind of what I salvaged from it.. The pics aren't from when it was exactly finished, I painted a few more things in, but I still don't love it... but I kinda like it. and from what it was when we found it near a dumpster it's not horrible!


next i have a chair!

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