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11  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / cute boys sweat shirt into rad japanese fun! on: May 11, 2006 07:46:20 PM
so i found this sweat shirt on a rack in a far corner of our local salvation army. and i loved it. but i knew it had to be fixed...

here it is before! i'm not sure what it says being that i cannot read japanese. but i guess it's a power rangers-esque cartoon.

and after! (please forgive that wonky loook) i took in and shortened the sleeves, and also created a boat neck.

so, i was originally thinking about cutting it down the middle, then adding like 5 strips of green fabric to the inside with buttons to button the sweatshirt together. i'm not sure if that's clear... like between the two halves of the sweat shirt, i would sew a green strip of fabric  (about 1/2 inch wide) and it would button on the inside.

but i don't know... should i just leave it? please let me know what you think!!! all ideas welcome and appreciated!

xoxo colleen
12  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Re: my first rasterbation and what else can i do to decorate my room? on: May 05, 2006 01:14:56 PM
That's a great idea!!!!!   thanks a lot! over the summer i have job and buy some fabric and redecorate my room

i'm glad you like the idea!!! post pics of whatever you do!!!!!   good luck!
13  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Re: my first rasterbation and what else can i do to decorate my room? on: April 30, 2006 07:27:41 PM
this is a pretty easy fix for wood panneling, and it's not permanent. ok, so first find a fabric that you really like. anything you could stand looking at every day! buy enough of this fabric to cover the walls. get a staple gun and just staple the fabric to the walls around the ceiling and the floor, and anywhere there is a loose edge. it would be like hanging wall paper, but less permanent. it could vary in cost depending on the type of fabric you use, but it comes out really cool!
14  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: ruffled black asymmetrical pillowcase skirt on: April 29, 2006 11:36:29 AM
totally sweet!! what a fabulous idea! i agree with the others in the fact that it would look really cute over some opaque tights!
15  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: you saw the dress to shirt - now see the shirt to dress! on: April 22, 2006 10:18:22 AM
i'm in love. this is just too awesome. any chance of getting a tut? xoxo
16  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: cool tree sheet made into dress - TUTORIAL added 22.mar.05 on: April 17, 2006 09:56:07 PM
i'm in love ::sigh::
17  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: too low to be wearable top + old school blouse + new buttons = cute top? on: April 17, 2006 09:54:46 PM
i love this top! super cute!!! i think that a little black piping around the collar would be a nice addition. great job!
18  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: any tips on how to make a dress bigger across the chest? help me please! w/p on: April 02, 2006 10:46:29 AM
thanks so much for the tips! i will give the alterations a go and see what happens. hopefully i won't ruin this dress because i love it. do you think it would be feasable to add any fabric to the sides to give more circumference? in person the dress doesn't look overly tight, except for in the chest. the dress was a bit wrinkled when i took the pics, but i do agree that i could probably add some width to make it fit more comfortably. if i ever fix this i'll post pics. again, thanks so much for your help.
19  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: any tips on how to make a dress bigger across the chest? help me please! on: March 31, 2006 04:10:56 PM
hahahaha i seriously wasn't going to cut it. i have a seam ripper and know how to use it. but thanks!

rostitchery- thanks for offering some help! the dress sort of flattens out my boobs. like it fits pretty well when i don't wear a bra, but my boobs look smushed down. the arms don't cut me really high. pretty normal, but a little tight. it just sort of feels like the arms come in too much in the front or something. i know it's sort of difficult to understand. when i wear it, it feels like if i just made it a little bit bigger under the arm pit area on the sides it would fit better. but i also have very little experience in tailoring this type of thing. here are some pics to help you out.

this is to show that it's a bit tight across the chest. it doesn't look too bad, but my chest is like a 36 C (def. not a size 4!) so maybe this will help to show how much they're being squished. you can also see how it sort of gets tight around my arm pits.

this is the inside seam. i just highlighted where the seam is so you can see better.

and here is the dress just to give an idea of the over-all shape.

Seriously, thank you so much for your help!!!!
20  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / any tips on how to make a dress bigger across the chest? help me please! w/pics! on: March 30, 2006 04:14:43 PM
today at the salvation army i found a fabulous never-been-worn nicole miller dress for $8, and it fit perfectly, except for around the arm holes, sort of.  it's sleeveless by the way. it's a little tight across the chest, and i guess in the arm holes. it's only one size smaller than i normally wear, but it fit so perfectly in the hips. does anyone have any advice on making it bigger in just those areas? i was thinking about adding a wedge of fabric under the arms. i'm just a little afraid of cutting the dress up because it's so lovely and was such a good deal. any help would be greatly, enormously appreciated!!!!!!!
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