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1  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!

2  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
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / jumper dress + big imgs.... on: April 09, 2007 02:03:46 AM
Made Simplicity 3867 and it turned out kinda cute so I thought I'd share.



4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Kimono Dress (img hvy) on: April 09, 2007 01:47:10 AM
(Hope my pics show)

Saw this (Yansi Fugel) dress in a mag:

Shocked had to have it
drafted a plan using 2 patterns: Simplicity4020 & Kwiksew 3408:



made it Smiley:




wore it, loved it Grin.
peace Kiss.
5  CLOTHING / Sewing Pattern Reviews / Vogue 7590 and Butterick 4443 w/ pics on: September 21, 2005 02:23:36 PM
Butterick 4443 - Pretty easy, but It took  a long time to "get" putting the bodice together.

I still dont know what "understitching" is. But I want to make the dress again in a solid color.

the front

the back (um, that spec on my cheek and right b/w the eyes is zit cream Angry Undecided)

Vogue 7590 - so easy I didnt have to use the notches or really read any instructions. I just used the pics as a guide. I changed the waistband to make it more snazzy Grin



Feedback appreciated! especially if you know what the heck understitching is!
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / boring skirt to sexy pencil skirt on: September 19, 2005 07:37:09 PM
no before pic, but it was just a plain b&w checked skirt.

I cut straight down the middle and then added a strip of red gathered fabric. and sewed darts on the front and back to taper it some.


I'm thinking it needs a belt though.

What do you think?
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / New here (3 lg pics) on: August 02, 2005 02:38:25 PM
Hi!!  Grin this is my first posting here! I am loving all of your ideas.

Here are a few of my revamps from that last year or so:
 If my pics dont show up please visit my page, lots of pics here.

Jeans+fabric strips+iron on transfer

my old t shirt + my kids jeans+iron on studs

jeans front + bdu back
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