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1  Patterns/Ideas needed for dress - pics included in Clothing: Discussion and Questions by dreamer_gal on: May 26, 2006 07:52:16 PM
I absolutely adore this dress but I'm not allowed to buy it because it's "too short"
So I'm really hoping you my fellow craftsters can help me out with this, any patterns or insights into making it would be greatly apreciated!!!!!


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2  In desperate need of Medea (greek princess-ish) costume ideas for TUESDAY!!! in Clothing: Discussion and Questions by dreamer_gal on: September 29, 2005 02:58:32 PM
Ok, here's the story:
My drama teacher anounced today that are major grade for the six weeks which we had previously been unaware of was due Tuesday. We're doing skits from the Greek play Medea and we're suposed to wear costumes. This is due Tuesday so any ideas any one can post would be great. I am not looking for a traditional toga, I'm looking for something a little bit more rich like this:

I specificly need ideas for: fabric and patterns.

Thanks guys!
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3  My walmart Sequin shoes - NOW including tutorial in Shoes: Completed Projects by dreamer_gal on: May 10, 2005 07:40:25 AM
Ok, I LOVED the shoes in this post https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=24397.0

so I had to make my own version, I got a pair of platform shoes at walmart for 8 bucks and I got some pins and pinned the sequins in. They're not quite finished yet, I have a lot more sequins to put on. I love wearing them around, you can't tell in the pict but they sparkle when I walk and it's a lot of fun.


A couple people pm'd me asking for a tutorial for these so here it is:


Get a pair of platform shoes you want to make beautiful. I used a FOAM pair from walmart. I haven't tried it yet with the 'wood type' shoes so you might want to use the 'foamish' kind just to be sure

I used straight pins - you can get these in the beading section at your local craft store but they're cheaper & you get more if you get them in the sewing section.

Pick out some closely matching sequins, or some that contrast well. You will probably not be able to get indavidual colors and will probably have to pick through a bag once you get it for the colors you want.

Let the beautifying begin!

To attach the sequins, grap something relatively heavy that you can "hammer" the sequins in with, do NOT use a regular hammer; it's way to heavy and the pins are small enough that it's too easy to hammer them in too far and make large holes in the shoe that the sequin doesn't color up.

Poke the pin through the hole in the sequin and hold it where you'd like it to go in the heel of the shoe.

Carefuly hammer the pin into the shoe, this is kind of tricky. Hold the pin with one hand (being careful not to hit yourself with your hammer object) hold the pin until it's far enough in that it's hard to hold. This is very important, if you don't hold it the pin will bend and you'll have to pull it out and grab another pin.

There you go.. if it's too confusing let me know (this is my first tut) and I'll help you out.

Comments/critiques apreciated!!!
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4  My new duct tape pants & skirt in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by dreamer_gal on: May 10, 2005 07:27:43 AM
Sorry the pics are kinda lousy they focused on the clothes ok, but I had to model them and I had my little bro take the pics.

Duct tape skirt - this was my FIRST ever duct tape project if I made another one I'd do it a bit differently but, over all for my first try I'm kinda proud of it Smiley


Duct tape pantsd - this is a dream come true, ever since I made the skirt in between all my crazy duct tape purses I REALLY wanted to make a pair. Last weekend I finaly got enough duct tape tp make them. It took about an hour and a half + 63 yards of duct tape. A couple people dared me to wear them to my church youth group tonight, so I'm deciding if I'm crazy enough to do it.

You can't see it in the pic but there is also a white stripe down the left side, and the waist band is white

Tips for making duct tape clothing

1. Decide what kind of duct tape clothing you want to make and use a piece of that type that fits you well for a patern.

2. If you are lining the clothes with a different color of tape make sure you do the lining FIRST that way if you get air bubbles they'll be invisible on the inside instead of on the outside.

3. When in doubt always use more tape.. it's better for something to be too big than too small. You can always fix it being a little too big, but it's a royal pain to take it apart and make it bigger

4. Duct tape is sadly a little uncomfortable, what it lacks in comfort it makes up in style.. but you might want to make a clothing a little bit big in case you'd like to wear somthing underneath it (this eliminates most of the discomfort). Remember you can always fold and tape extra space but you can't really make it bigger

5. You might want to wear your duct tape clothing around the house a little to get a feel for it before you wear it "out" that way you can test it to make sure it won't rip too easily. When u wear it out for the first time just to be on the safe side you might want to take a small roll of matching duct tape to quickly repair and rips, tears, holes, ect

Please let me know what you think, comments/critisism apreciated! If anyone is wanting a tutorial, beyond these tips let me know and I'll be happy to write one up!
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5  It's a pair of jeans - now it's a vest in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by dreamer_gal on: April 26, 2005 08:27:39 AM
Ok so I made this vest out of a old pair of my mom's jeans

It's only the butt part of the jeans and I had to sew it up a lot to get it to fit but it was rediculously easy and it's fun to wear. Here's the back

The thing on the right pocket is a star, It's made out of a bunch of studs I punched it. I had to use old kit thread because everything else just ripped through.

It's really fun to wear, people will stop and give me weird looks or ask me if I actualy made it.

Ok, here are the promised modeling pic... I look kinda weird though I was having a lazy day and was wearing my pjs Smiley

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6  My favorite purses: duct tape, records, bedazzled and old jeans **UPDATED** in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by dreamer_gal on: April 26, 2005 08:13:22 AM
I've been playing with duct tape for a couple years and made a ton of purses, here are my favorites so far (I'm still working on my website but they're all available for sale pm me if you're intrested):

This one is made out of my first ever set of uno cards, most of them have been thrown away but I found a couple the other day. The front is the cards with some clear packing tape on the front, lined with white duct tape and the back is just white duct tape.

I got some records at the resale shop and made them into a duct tape purse, I'm still trying to figure out how to cover up the holes without covering the record. It's lined and attatched with duct tape. Here's the other side:

I acidently duct taped it to the purse sideways but it still looks okay when I carry it around.

You know that cool little stud setter gizmo called the bedazzler? Well I had this cute little inocent red back pack and I decided it was to boring and punched a bunch of bedazzler studs into it. I think the end result actualy turned out rather cute:
sorry the picture's kinda lousy I had to hlad up the backapack to get a decent picture of it so u can see my thumb in it.

And last.. we had a couple pair of old jeans laying around so I took my ripped in the knee jeans (formerly belonging to my little bro) and made them into a kinda weird but useful messanger bag (hey ready made pockets)

Any way, let me know what you think of them Smiley

Smiley duct tape purse - open

Smiley duct tape purse closed. I lined this with grey tape, as I was running out of yellow and I drew on the eyes, nose and smile with a sharpie until I can get some black duct tape to put on instead.

Fritos purse - Fritos are my favorite kind of Frito lay chips so I used the front of an old bag, lined it with duct tape and made a duct tape front and back for it. The duct tape looks orange in the pic but it's actualy red.

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