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71  Re: Polka Dot circle skirt! in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by racehorse87 on: January 02, 2006 11:18:21 PM

Very cute!

Just scroll down on the page you posted and copy and paste the code they give you.  Smiley
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72  Stencil + Sparkly Embroidery = Whee! in Stenciling: Completed Projects by racehorse87 on: January 02, 2006 10:14:07 AM
I've been making Christmas gifts lately, so I figured it was time I made myself something.  Wink

I already had the stencil from my brother's gift (I made it on acetate), so I stenciled myself one. I found that it was too dull, so I spent the next week outlining it with a simple embroidery stitch. I love my sparkly thread.  Cheesy

The random white speck is thread.  Roll Eyes

The shirt is actually all black, save for the stencil, the picture just makes me look like a zebra.


I hope you like it!
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73  Black and Plaid Pixie Skirt in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by racehorse87 on: December 28, 2005 08:01:16 PM
Having made a corset (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=58976.0) out of the majority of a pair of no longer fitting plaid pants, I was left with the waistband in hand. Realizing that it was far too short for a mini, I set out to make a real skirt out of it.  Cheesy

Inspired by this post https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=42980.0, and with two kinds of cheap fabric, I moved on. Mine is more or less the mutant offspring of that skirt, as the squares I cut were too small. Consulting a random pattern at hand, I decided to make two squares of each and sew them together (making a sort of squared cone).

And ... after much effort altering the waist because it was oh so uncomfortable ... the result:

Not bad for around $2.50.  Wink
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74  Suit Jacket now with lacing and rouched shoulders in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by racehorse87 on: December 28, 2005 04:02:18 PM
I had a boring, too big suit jacket. While pondering how to take in the waist, I thought of the corset tee's and immediately went "ha-HA!" (sort of). I also noted that the shoulders were too wide, and not wanting to remove and reattach the shoulders, I found an alternate solution.  Wink


Shoulder detail

And, my favourite, the back

Ah how I love lacing!  Grin
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75  Re: Christmas Gift Purses & Matching Folded Flowers [img heavy] in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by racehorse87 on: December 26, 2005 11:30:44 AM
Thank you everyone for the lovely comments!  Cheesy

I must know how you made the divider!! Will you  pretty, pretty please, please tell me?  I have been thinking about that for over a year but then I forgot about it completely until I saw this post.  ^^;

I'll try to explain, but it was a lot of fudging.

Note: When I make bags, I leave a spot open around the top (rim?) of the bag to turn it, and it gets closed later when I topstitch. I've never tried the version where you leave a small hole in the lining and handstitch (?) it closed.

I made a panel a little shorter than the size of the largest rectangles minus the square cut corners, plus a generous seam allowance. The pink is the divider panel, and the black is the original large panels.

I made one piece of lining double the intended length, and put a piece of the outside fabric (tapestry type stuff) in the middle for stiffness and durability.

I then sewed the three side seams on the lining, being sure to sew it into all of them.

The biggest fudging comes when sewing the two diagonal seams. I did it by sewing half, being sure to push the divider away so it wouldn't get caught in the stiches where it shouldn't, and then doing the other half in the other direction, again pushing the divider away. I would suggest sewing both sides here and leaving the turning hole in the top. I can't imagine trying to handstitch it shut with the divider.

Later, when sewing the lining to the outside, it gets a little funky trying to turn the lining inside out, but it still works.

I hope that makes sense. Feel free to ask more questions, but my explaining skills have never been the best.  Undecided
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76  Rose and Ribbon Pen in Completed Projects by racehorse87 on: December 25, 2005 10:49:53 PM
Quick and easy Christmas gifts. I got the roses from my work. They used to be attached to a wire and have a small light bulb in each one. They were going to throw them out, but I rescued them and brought new life.  Grin

Armed with burgandy ribbon, boring pens, fake roses, scissors, a glue gun, and a pair of pliers to get those lightbulbs out, I made 7 of these in short order:

(I couldn't resist the urge to resort to the classy 'rose on piano' setting  Cheesy)
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77  (Semi) Geeky Christmas Gift Shirts for Family in Stenciling: Completed Projects by racehorse87 on: December 25, 2005 09:45:32 PM
This Christmas I decided to make my gifts, and because I didn't think that the males of my house would appreciate the purse making fun I was having for the female society, I figured t-shirts would go over better.



My dad bought a superman shirt way back when, and, as it is his favorite shirt, it is now in tatters. Yet, despite the holes, he will not let it go. I've made him this shirt in the hopes that it will induce him to move on.  Wink

Computer Programming Geeky
My brother is a linux user and works as a computer programmer. As all computer programmers deserve jokes only they truly understand:

Tux, the Linux Mascot

Computer Jokes ...

Gaming Geeky
My other brother is a bit of a gamer. His screen name is almost always Blackbear, and who doesn't love to make fun of poorly translated games? (I'm even making myself a shirt with the "All your base" quote   Cheesy)

Yay Christmas! The first two went over quite well, but the third guy seemed to be grumpy all day...  Roll Eyes
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78  Christmas Gift Purses & Matching Folded Flowers [img heavy] in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by racehorse87 on: December 25, 2005 09:32:16 PM
I used the Jordy Bag tutorial: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=32204.0 and the folded flower tutorial https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=24944.0 to make the following:

Black and Purple Purse
This was for a student living at my house this year from Korea. She likes cute things.  Cheesy
There is lace trim, a button closure, it's kind of velvety, and the little polka dots are actually multicolored:

Blue and Beige Stripes
This was for my mom. She likes purses with zippers and tons of pockets.
The strap has a bit of batting in to make it comfy on her shoulder. The rings are re-purposed shower rings that I sealed with packing tape and took forever to knot around with thread. The zipper was a ... challenge to install.  Tongue

Divider! This was an interesting venture to create.

Oh the detailing ... cute heart.  Wink

A Little Something for ME!
I had trouble making a flower to match my mom's purse. This was my second try (the first matched the other purse way better). It still wasn't right soooo .... I kept it.  Wink



Yay Christmas! Sorry about the ton ton ton of pics, but I hope you like them! Thank you to the tutorial makers, I would have been rather lost without you!
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79  Christmas Cards! (Fabric + Paper) in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General by racehorse87 on: December 05, 2005 09:00:43 PM
These were all made with pieces of fabric, lace, yarn, and ribbon sewn onto cardstock. I used a pen to write the messages.  Cheesy

Let me know what you think! If you have any ideas of what else I could put on Christmas cards, they would be much appreciated.  Smiley

Card the First

Card the Second

Card the Third
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80  Re: Bookmark Swap 4 in The Swap Gallery by racehorse87 on: December 04, 2005 05:46:15 PM
StarSix let me know that she received, so here is the bookmark I sent her:

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