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61  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Completed Projects / jeans and tie dye circle to skirt on: September 28, 2005 05:46:26 AM
This is a skirt that my daughter Judith made.  She used the top of the jeans of course and then cut the circle skirt out of some tie dye knit fabric.  sewed it on the back of the jean so that the jean would fray.  Rather than hem it because it was a little short she put a decorative stitch around the bottom.

I think she did a good job, and she likes it enought to wear it to school sooo.

62  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / yellow 50's recon sunshine outfit on: September 28, 2005 05:38:16 AM
This outfit was made from a pantsuit that my grandmother had in the 50's or so.  I first remade the outfit for my oldest daughter years ago and turned the big wide legged pants into a skirt and the top was the same material as the top.  I found it in the mending box this summer, badly in need of care, so I fixed the skirt up and then used cutouts from the top, which was in really bad shape, to make the patches, then I used a pattern and cut a tank top out of a big pair of yellow polyester pants that I got for free at a yard sale, then of course sewed the patches on and put the lace on the bottom rather than sew a hem, and it is now for my youngest daughter.  Bot girls have worn it a lot.


63  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / reconstructed gypsy skirt and reggae t shirt(modified to include pirateheadband) on: September 27, 2005 09:41:11 PM
Finally I am getting around to posting here.  I love all the reconstructed clothing.  Anyway, I did the tiered gypsy skirt sew along and this is what I came up with.

I have been wanting to make my skirt since June, but as normal I procrastinated because it was a bit overwhelming as I did not know how.  Finally, I got a plan and did it.  I originally wanted to make it to go with the shirt that I got for $1 at a thrift store in Florida.  So finally:  I took two old skirts and some fabric that had been stored around here for a long time;  before shot   

Here is the finished skirt hanging on a hanger 

detail of the rick rack near bottom 

detail of the ruffle

Here is my daughter wearing the outfit   

close up of the skirt on

and posing just for fun

view from the back

Something really cool about the skirt is that the old skirt that I used for the yoke was lined, so I kept the lining attached and worked around it, so it doesn't need a slip.  She wore the outfit to school today and sported it quite nicely.  I am proud of it.  Also, I think I have enough parts and material to make another one similar.  Maybe now that I know what I am doing it won't take so long.  I could have made each of the tiers bigger around but I was afraid if I got it too big she would not like it, or think that it made her look fat.  So it worked out. 

The shirt, I made a home made biased tape out of some matching material from the skirt, sewed it around the neck right below the neck ribbing, cut the neck ribbing off near the seam and then folded the biased tape over and hand stitched it down.

Then I wanted to shorten the sleeves but wanted to keep the detail around the bottom of the sleeve, so I just folded it up and sewed it down like that, kind of had to gather the sleeve under the arm. 

Then I added a woven belt and bloused it to make it shorter and more fitted and to not hide the yoke of the skirt

and voila, an interesting outfit to say the least. 

!modified!  My daughter decided that she needed a gypsy headband to go with this outfit so she made one.  She said that the pattern was after the one that Pirate Jack Sparrow wears on Pirates of the Carribean

64  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / old fashioned costumes, pink pilgrim and prarie dresses on: September 25, 2005 03:33:41 PM
Well I did not know if there was a place to put costume type clothing but I am trying to learn to post pictures so here it goes;

These are some costumes that my mom and I made for old fashioned day at church for my girls:

Closer look at the prairie dresses

And my oldest insisted that her pilgrim dress had to be navy blue and hot pink, soo thats what she got;

now lets see if I finally figured this out.
65  NEWS AND DISCUSSION ABOUT CRAFTSTER / Suggest New Boards and New Features / How do you get a new thread? on: August 31, 2005 07:40:23 AM
How do you get to start a new thread?  I requested a new thread for pics and patterns and ideas, recons for larger size people and got no response.  How do you contact the hosts of the site for requests?  Thanks.
66  NEWS AND DISCUSSION ABOUT CRAFTSTER / Suggest New Boards and New Features / [ACCEPTED] larger peoples clothing ideas and patterns on: July 18, 2005 06:51:07 AM
Can we start a new board under clothing for the more mature (over 30) and the curvier (maybe over size 12) set of us?  I would suggest both newly made and reconstructed on the same board of larger sized clothing. 
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