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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / care bears cousins dress! on: February 06, 2007 10:28:55 PM
I was unsure whether to put this here or under reconstructed since I used a sheet, but since I just used the sheet as regular fabric I put it here.
Anyway, I made this using this tutorial:
which I was very pleased with.  This is my second dress, and the most wearable dress I've made.
Sorry these photos are so crappy, typical trying-to-take-pictures-of-yourself-in-the-mirror stuff. 

Better pictures of the sheet/front:

thanks for looking! aaaaand I can't help but show off the amazing sewing skills of my boyfriend, who learned to use a sewing machine two days ago!  His messenger bag: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=150922.0
2  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / (actual) messenger bag by a totally sweet dude on: February 06, 2007 09:34:24 PM
So I showed my boyfriend how to use my sewing machine two days ago and yesterday he decided to make a messenger bag, since they cost something like $130.  He did it completely on his own, because I found his vision mildly perplexing and maybe thought he was a little  insane.  Oh,how wrong I was....

It's not quite finished, because he ran out of nylon webbing and some other things.  The front pocket (under the flap) is just pinned on in the photos and still needs to be sewn, and the bag still needs to be lined.  He plans on lining it with old tent material to make it waterproof, and I think he's also going to modify the strap.  Oh yeah, and he still needs to make the little strap that goes from the big strap to the side of the bag, under the armpit.

He had this page open so I think this style bag is what he modeled it after, you can see the little under-armpit strap in one of the photos.

I took alot of pictures, cause I was/am pretty excited.  And kind of proud.  And kind of jealous of his skills.  I actually can't wait for him to show my mother.  She might faint from awesomeness.

Sewing machine! Yay!

The back:

The front, before straps:

Partially finished and on him:

Open and filled to capacity:

He totally loves this photo, I'm sure:
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Rainbow Brite shrug, skirts, massive belly dance pants, and a utility belt. on: April 14, 2006 05:27:41 AM
My sewing machine abilities are not great.

Shrug made out of a Rainbow Brite sheet.  This is my first top-like thing that is not a tank top.  I didn't tie it tightly enough for the photos so it looks kind of wonky.  It also kind of makes me feel like some sort of Japanese cartoon character with the over-the-top cuteness.

This is my attempt to take a picture of the hood.

And here of course is the bad mirror shot.

This is a circle skirt that I made out of a round tablecloth, actually well over a year ago.  I usually wear it over or under other skirts.
I made that blanket underneath for my boyfriend two years ago, by hand.  It's two layers thick (fleece) and the warmest blanket ever.

And these started out has bellydancing pants but came out HUGE, even for bellydancing.  They're the most comfortable pants ever though and I've been wearing them under skirts when its cold.  They're so huge it just looks like another skirt.

This is one of many tiered skirts I've made recently, this one from random thrift store sheets.

And this is a not-very-well made utility belt from duct tape (the belt), an altoids tin, and an old robot t-shirt.  Um..a riend gave me that Jesus sticker...but I'm agnostic.

4  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / eaassy tank top on: October 20, 2005 08:52:33 PM
After attempting Lelah about 6 times, I finally just gave up and knitted a basic tube top modelled after Lelah...not as awesome, I know, but I like it.  It's just stockinette on #10.5 needles, #9 around the boobal areal, with ribbing on the top and bottom and straps to hold it up. I knit it in Microspun, which was not the greatest idea.  Veeeeeerry splitty.  Especially bad if you have a cat that likes to knead you.

5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Zippy Raglan Cardigan on: October 20, 2005 08:37:45 PM
I used Glampyres basic how-to to make this, but I knitted it as is, ( rather than cutting up the middle after knitting in the round!)  NO SEAMING!! Well, except for little holes in the armpits.

It's knit in wool-ease which is a little itchy, is there any way to make it less itchy?

It was going to have a hood, but then I got bored and just sort of stopped...so the collar is more of a stunted hood.

I really love knitting sweaters like this, since I can try them on as I go and knit it to fit me perfectly!

6  KNITTING / Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller / Skully! first sweater! on: March 02, 2005 05:15:32 PM
I received SnB for christmas and learned to knit from it the next day.  I started this sweater a few days before new years and now it's finally finished!  Except not in this picture.  I wanted to wait to post until I had a bunch of photos of me modelling the finished sweater, but my parents snatched their camera back from me yesterday (they're going on vacation today.)

Anyway, so here it is yesterday with just one sleeve to go.  It's all knitted up now and I pan to finish it all up tonight.

I'm a big fan of bright colors.  The blue is actually more of a cerulean...and yes, it is all knit in acrylic.  I'm a really, really poor college student and this hobby is expensive for me as it is.  It's very wearable though, I think it's Bernat, and the whole thing cost me less than $8.
I had to make adjustments for the difference in gauge and pretty much just winged the sleeves, but it all came out fine except for a few boo boos here and there.  I don't mind though.

I have my next sweater halfway done, I'm sort of half making it up, half loosely basing it on the big sack sweater.  We'll see how it goes.

I also have a dinosaur hat very loosely based on kittyville on the finished knitting projects board.
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Dinosaur Hat! on: March 02, 2005 05:03:10 PM
This is my first Craftster post!  I've been lurking for forever.

This is one of my first completed knitting projects...it's very loosely based on the kittyville hat in SnB, but I decided to post it on this board since I made so many changes...such as knitting it on size 13  straight needles.  I had to adjust for that, of course, but at first it came out looking like a massive basketball on my head.  The addition of the trim and spikes helped it greatly and now I love it.  The spikes also hide the seam up the back, since I don't yet own any circulars.

on the floor:

on my head:


(sorry, I thought the sunglasses would actually make me look LESS creepy...not more..)


Now I'm going to go make my second post on the SnB board - the Skully sweater!
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