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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / bringing in the butt/crotch o' pants on: January 31, 2006 07:58:21 PM
so at goodwill, there were these AMAZING kimono-print capri pants...that were a size large....and they fit me fine in the hips, but everywhere else is just wrong. I've decided that bringing in the butt/crotch would probably be the best course of action to take...but I have no idea how. I tried fudging around earlier and let me just say that bad things happened. I haven't cut anything up yet, but....
would anyone mind telling me how to bring in the butt area?

I was thinking that if I just ripped the crotchal (haha) seams out, then re-sewed the pieces together some inches farther in, it would kinda work....but it didn't. or at least I didn't do it right.

(I'm really sorry if this has already been answered-- I looked in the first 20 pages and couldn't find an answer)
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / this counts as reconstructing, yes? on: January 26, 2006 07:30:39 PM
ex's mom gave me the hat for christmas, and i just wasn't feeling the logo that came plastered on it.
so...I covered it up....



and because I'm such a punk, I sometimes wear the heart in back.

(go lazy projects!)
3  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / guess who made a bubble wrap purse, too?! on: January 16, 2006 08:30:09 AM
I made this a while back when I saw some bubble wrap lying pretty close to my fabric sack.
I just wanted to see if I could sew through the stuff, really.




I've never used it as an actual purse. It's a nice hat, though.
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / tskirt on: January 15, 2006 01:02:09 PM
I saw how sweet everyone's tshirt-waisted-skirts were turning out, so I decided to try one myself.
it took me for freaking ever to get the waistband pinned on rightish....but eventually I did it.

whee! firetrucks!
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / that's right, I'm part of team zissou on: November 25, 2005 07:58:11 PM
the day before thanksgiving, I was feeling quite unproductive.


so.....I sewed the white z onto the blue sweater I snagged from goodwill a month ago. I have some vague recollection of team zissou having a sweater like this. if not, oh well. z's are coo'. (don't mind the relative's hands...)
6  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / earrings for the hole-less on: November 03, 2005 05:48:07 PM
I was staring at a breadbag holder-closer thing, and thinking of how much it looked like a cattle id tag. lo and behold.....

I'm a genius.
7  CLOTHING / Costumes: Discussion and Questions / ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW on: October 20, 2005 07:27:57 PM
so, on friday (the 28th) I have a costume party to attend, and I plan on going as Columbia from RHPC.
unfortunately, all I have are the fishnets and shoes.
I need every crafster to help me out with costume ideas. really all I'm looking for is an easy blazer pattern in a small size. for the shorts, I'll stich on some ribbons, and for the hat, I'll glue some fabric to a cheapo costume hat. but if anyone has made a Columbia costume in the past, I'd love some advice.

8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / have you ever seen a pattern that looks like this? on: September 16, 2005 06:51:19 PM
homecoming is approaching, and quite frankly, I need a dress. I've searched all over, but can't find one in the style I've envisioned.....so, being a craftster, I plan on making it instead (even though I've never sewn a dress before....hah!). but I can't find any patterns similar to this stupid dress either! here's a picture I've just whipped up in paint to show you what I mean (the original drawing is, in fact, on paper...and our scanner is, in fact, broken at the moment.)

basically this in all black. if anyone wants to help me search for a pattern that would make a dress very close to this (without being too hard, because I'VE NEVER SEWN A DRESS BEFOOOOOOORE!!!), I'd be very thankful. alls I've got so far is a circle skirt+ tank top like...thing....my boobs aren't too big, so I was hoping I'd be able to just use a flat piece of fabric in front (xD).....

edit: AHAHA! I remember posting here (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=50712.0;topicseen) a while back....who thinks I'd be able to pull this off? (the straps need only be straight strips of fabric to criss-cross in the back, right?)
9  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Stitch And BOTCH / toxic fumes, ahoy! on: June 27, 2005 07:31:15 AM
I was "Making Lipgloss" in the microwave the other day, and I could never really get all the beeswax pellets I had thrown in for good measure to actually melt. so I was zapping them for longer and longer amounts of time, until finally I had put the little measuring cup in the nuker for FOUR MINUTES. this really isn't so bad, but the measuring cup wasn't microwave safe. I got out of the bathroom to see some weird black thing on the side of my little cup (and everything smelled NASTY too) so I figured it was just burnt vaseline ( Roll Eyes) and whipped open the door. the side of my cup had melted into this brown, hard, bubbly thing, and I had to get it out of there NOW. so I ran around the kitchen, looking for something to set it on, until I found a roll of paper towels and set it on top of the whole thing. then I covered the evidence, threw it in the garbage can, and I am still trying to find a way to tell the rightful owner that the cute little measuring cup is goooooone.
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / another shirting question on: June 26, 2005 08:45:39 PM
so I found my mom's old Official girl scout button-up short sleeved shirt (phew!) the other day. tried it on, and it fits me insanely well. the only problem is, there are massive black stains on the front by where you button it up. the stains ain't going anywhere. I was thinking of ripping the shirt apart with the seam ripper and making a pattern for another button up shirt for a future project. but I've never sewn a shirt of that calibur before! or any shirts at all....do you guys think I should wait until I know how to acutally make shirts before I dis-assemble the girl scout one? or just sew distractive sequins where the stains are?
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