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1  embossing galore in Weddings and Bridal Showers by wykidgrrl on: July 07, 2008 08:56:05 PM
Ten hours with embossing powder and corner punches at my mom's and I have my wedding invites.

Here's the envelope:

Here's the reply card:

Here's the front of the invite:

Here's the inside:

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2  In which a knitter learns to love her sewing machine (img chunky) in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by wykidgrrl on: August 06, 2007 09:04:16 PM
So my great grandmother's jacket became a casualty to a painting project.   Cry

But the frugal Depression survivor that she was, I know she'd want it to find a new life.  And so it did, as a computer bag.  Thanks to all the tutes for various messenger style bags, I came up with this...

front and obligatory pen pocket

inside pockets in action

ooooh.  comfort quilting

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3  ugly work shirt into less ugly work shirt in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by wykidgrrl on: June 25, 2007 08:00:40 PM
well, it's summer reading time at the local library which mean another ill fitting t-shirt to wear to work.  not this year, i said.  i took that ugly shirt that was too tight here and way too loose there and made it into this (courtesy of t-shirt makovers)...

a better look at the sleeve (the best part)

the graphic still leaves a bit to be desired.  bat at least the style is a bit more flattering.   Smiley
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4  sparkly fairy wand in Completed Projects by wykidgrrl on: March 25, 2007 10:14:50 PM
So my boyfriend's daughter was bemoaning the fact that she no longer had a fairy wand that she once had.  I thought that was downright uncivilized for a six year old girl to be without a fairy wand, so I rummaged and rummaged until I came up with a solution.  After a few false starts, I came up with this.

Here's an action shot.  I guess it made her brother strong.

I took an old knitting needle and knit up an i cord out of some red sparkly yarn and slipped the needle through it.  I had to bind off over the needle so I could actually get it on.  I dabbed a bit of glue on the top and the bottom to glue the cover to the needle since the ends kept wanting to poke through.  Then I cut two sides of a star out of some fabric left over from my shirt recon, sewed them together and stuffed it full of fiberfill to give it some structure.  Then I just tied on some ribbons and stitched the star to the end of the wand and now it's magic!
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5  simple t-shirt recon in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by wykidgrrl on: March 25, 2007 09:37:09 PM
So, I work for the public library and every summer we get these shapeless free t-shirts for the summer reading program.  I thought I'd turn it into something I wouldn't mind wearing.  I don't have a before picture.  Just imagine a normal shapeless t-shirt.  But here's the after:

I just took it in on the sides to make it fit better, gave it long sleeves because the library is always cold, and cut a more flattering neckline.  The red bands on the sleeves were a happy accident.  I cut the sleeves too short to be able to hem them so I cut the hem off the original sleeves and sewed them on the ends.  I think it looks good that way.  Not too exciting of a recon, but I went from a shirt I would never wear in public to one I can't wait to wear to work.   Smiley
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6  Dress help with pics. in Clothing: Discussion and Questions by wykidgrrl on: April 15, 2006 11:51:20 AM
I finally got the pitures going.  I received this wonderful dress for Valentine's day, but the waist is much higher than my actualy waist and it's uncomfortable, and the bodice is a bit too tight.  It's from a vintage store with no return policy.  It would be lovely if it fit right.  What can I do?  Embarrassed

Here is the dress from the front.

My hands are on my true waist.

From the back.
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