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1  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Recovered "executive" chairs on the cheap on: February 16, 2009 01:11:00 PM
Hey! Thanks! Yep it's easy give it a go and post ur pics, I wanna see
2  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Recovered "executive" chairs on the cheap on: February 15, 2009 08:53:45 PM
Before the chairs looked something like this: http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=10670897 Except that the "leather" was cracked from years of sitting on my Lips sealed surfing Craftster Grin My only issue was wondering how to recover these chairs until I realized the arms can come off! Duh.

Now they look like this.

All I did was:
1. Remove arms.
2. Wrap the seat bottom & seat back in old knits (t-shirts work) to protect from the cracked leather
3. Staple fabric (clearance Home Dec) to the seat bottom.
4. Pin fit the seat back only around the sides & top, (fabric inside out!) Leaving a few unpinned inches on the bottom, then remove it from seat back.
5. Trace around where I pinned, then trim seam allowance unpin & sew.
6. Staple the bottom closed - tucking in unfinished edges - trim as needed.
7. Reassemble.

Instant gratification - about an hour each, which was perfect because I will be able to change them up whenever the mood hits me! Not too worried about a "professional look," I like it!

3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: jumper dress + big imgs.... on: February 04, 2008 08:04:41 PM
wow that's fabulous!
i have that pattern now! i wanted to get 3833 but there was no stock! what material did you use? looks stretchy

thanks! I used "interlock" from Joann's it's stretchy
4  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: 2007 Completed Costumes Scrapbook! (completed project pictures & links go he on: October 28, 2007 10:14:53 AM
Here are costumes me & my daughter wore this weekend. Hers is made from a McCalls pattern and mine a simplicity pattern.

5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: HotPatterns Dress (3 lg imgs) on: April 13, 2007 09:10:18 AM
this looks great I really like the options of adding belts for different looks , and I must say you have such a pretty face I think so everytime I see one of your posts  Grin you could prolly model .. I hope that didnt wierd you out Embarrassed ... I just think its true  Wink
Not wierded out! Thanks for the nice compliment Smiley

Like it, it looks great on you.  I just had this idea while looking at it, if you happen to make another one I think it'd look great with a boatneck, and a low back.... oooh i can see it now.
The pattern actually has a boatneck version and I seriously thought about adding a low back - but my back is wack right now.

I was just looking at this pattern today...
I'm going to go get it after work...
KICK A$$ Dress!  Love it!
Can't wait to see your version!
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: My prom dress on: April 13, 2007 09:02:52 AM
absolutely stunning!
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: McCall's Shirt Pattern - Finished on: April 11, 2007 08:03:05 PM
very nice, the fabric sets it off!
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / HotPatterns Dress (3 lg imgs) on: April 11, 2007 07:57:12 PM
I made HP102 by Hotpatterns. I thinks its a cool party dress that can be funk'dified or sophisticated. Check it out...

oops ashy knees Grin
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: appliqued hoodies are the shiznit. on: April 11, 2007 01:46:42 PM
Wow!!! much better than the original!
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: A-line summery skirt: My first sewn garment! on: April 11, 2007 04:38:40 AM
ca-yoot skirt! And I'm in love with that fabric!!!! Shocked
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