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1  Re: One Tiny Alice In Wonderland Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by Akkhima on: July 07, 2011 11:42:22 PM
I received this marvelous little cross-stitched needle book from Usagi-chan! Just what I needed, it's already filling up with needles that had no homes.

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2  A cute vintageish shoulder bag in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by Akkhima on: June 07, 2011 09:14:11 PM
I entered into a personal swap with GoldenSunshine for some beads she wanted to destash, so I offered to make her a purse. I looked through her wists, and then through my fabric stash, and found a lovely vintageish patterned cotton that I had picked up in a bundle of remnants that felt similar to some of the things she said she liked.

She just asked that it had a strap long enough to be worn on the shoulder, and that it have a separate pocket for her phone.

I sent her a note explaining where everything came from, and she enjoyed it, so I'll share with you all too Wink The ribbon came from my grandmother's stash, the buttons (there's two of them stacked) came from a collection of buttons I picked up at a thrift store. I highly suspect both the buttons and the ribbon were manufactured in the 70s.

The inside zipper was removed from some old clothes - I'm not sure what, though. Probably pants. I learned how to insert zippers better *after* making this bag, so I wish I could do it, oops.

The fabric was interfaced and the whole thing was lined in satin. Also, I tucked a nice little selection of vintage buttons that also came from that collection I picked up for her to keep.
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3  Re: TUTORIAL: Reconstructed Men's Shirt to Button-down Tank Top! (surgery prep) in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by Akkhima on: June 03, 2011 04:20:43 PM
Here's the first one! Couldn't get her to do an action shot, but I think it looked great on her.

The one thing I did differently.... was I sewed the buttons shut. She never wore this shirt much before because it always needed ironing, and neither of us wanted to bother. Now I'm happy to report this shirt will get worn without needing ironing! Hooray!

Oh, I also cheated and used my serger instead of rolled hems.  Tongue

Definitely going to do some more. I've been trying to think of some style changes to do on some of them so they're not all the same. I want to try shirring something, so I might work in a shirred waist on one.
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4  Re: The Ongoing Poppet and Punkin-Along in Craftalongs by Akkhima on: May 16, 2011 03:25:23 AM
Well, I said I was gonna make her fast, but apparently that also meant not sleeping Tongue

She got lovely white satin inside her ears, and now I just need to loate a needle long enough to let me actually attach the arms and legs. Here she is going "Oh no!" at my tools oversight.

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5  Re: The Ongoing Poppet and Punkin-Along in Craftalongs by Akkhima on: May 15, 2011 09:35:08 PM
Hi all! I'm dropping in to say I've been bitten by the poppet bug too, so I'm tracing pattern pieces right now!

I'll post pics as I go~ but I'm kinda gonna be hurrying through it.

My fabric is this lovely vintage burgundy suede cloth that I was handed down from my grandmother-in-law through my mother-in-law who couldn't find a use for it. I got a whole tub full of vintage fabrics, and I think they're all from the vicinity of 1963, as that's when the family hobby shop closed down. It might not be that old if she bought it later, but I'm guessing it's older than I am anyway.

Ok, back to tracing!
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6  Re: Ongoing Wish Swap 69 gallery in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by Akkhima on: May 13, 2011 03:17:43 PM
Received my fantastic Steampunk cuffs from luckdragon today!

They should look really nice with my outfit!
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