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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Purple Brushed Satin Corset, Lined with purple mini houndstooth on: July 25, 2007 06:10:29 PM

This is my first try ever at a corset.  I was watching the DIY Network and they have a show called Stylelicious and some chica wrapped her friend in duct tape to get a corset pattern.  My boyfriend had way too much fun taping me up.  This is a very effective and accurate way to make a quick corset pattern without any measuring.

Princess seams are a pain w/ satin.  GRR!

Bad back lacing attempt.  It's hard to lace yourself up when you're the only one doing the lacing.  Undecided

This is just to show off my amazing finds at this lil backwoods Alabama store.  That's a Simplicity Clothing Construction book, a Bishop's Method of Construction book and oodles of vintage buttons including some ancient solid leather buttons (even the loop hole is leather!).

Comments?? Critiques??? Suggestions??
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Snow Cream Dream Dress on: June 28, 2007 09:09:09 AM
I give 90% of the credit for the idea to this chica.


I had to alter the skirt rectangle b/c I have a little more booty to accomodate.

Bad Attempt at a back shot....  Undecided

Close up of the material.  It was a soft polyester w/ ribbing.  Here you can see I used to material to kind of help my body!

Comments??  Critiques??
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Never done before - Man's Shirt --> Halter dress **tutorial pg. 2** on: June 20, 2007 12:03:46 AM
It began as this size Large Men's Dress shirt:

Then it slowly and miraculously transformed into this:

The halter is made from the sleeves, and I twisted them to get a thinner strap.  If you don't twist it, it will be big bulky and awkward looking.

For the back I just sewed in some elastic b/c it's late, I'm lazy, and I don't want to mess w/ darts right now.... I haven't drank enough wine to obtain the patience for darts. Tongue

A little daisy button I had laying around, I think it adds a little something extra!

Comments??  Critiques?? I am so friggin excited to hear what y'all have to say about my niftiness!!!
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Pretty Please, With a Cherry on Top **TUTORIAL ADDED** on: June 19, 2007 09:53:23 PM
I had about a yard of this cute cherry mini print cotton jersey material for a while.  I got it at one of Hancock's many sales.

You can't see here, but the straps are braided cherry material b/c I am lazy and it adds character!

On this close up, the boobs aren't that wonky.  I messed up the boob triangles twice and I was running low on material, so I overlapped them.  I think it looks like I planned it that way!  Grin

I'll be completely finished after I hand stitch the overlaps together.  YAY!!  Just in time for a trip to the beach!!

Comments/Critiques, please?

5  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / End Table and Dresser Revamp on: June 13, 2007 09:28:04 AM
I've picked up a few pieces of mismatched furniture along the way and this is my best attempt to make them all match ... kind of.

Dresser colors:  Kilz Chocolate Indulgence and Soothing Eucalyptus

End Table Colors:  Chocolate Indulgence and Gold Leafing Paint

All Stencils I found at Wal-Mart.

Comments?  Critiques??

Thanks for looking!
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Delicious Southern Summer Fixins' - Green Jersey WOW Dress on: June 07, 2007 10:39:51 AM

The dress is made of green cotton jersey.  It looks nothing like my inspiration (better I think).  The tie is made of a brown satin.  There are slits up both sides and I can't bend over or the twins fall out ...  Shocked

Comments?  Criticisms??
7  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Curtains on: June 06, 2007 07:37:48 PM

Red cloth - $14

Cream stripe cloth - $14

rod - $30

I also painted and stenciled the red drawered thing on the left and I painted the brown end table and am in the middle of stencilling bamboo on the top. **edit - link for brown end table : https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=176296.msg1822600#msg1822600
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Slinky Babydoll Dress **NOW W/ SLEEVE TUTORIAL** on: November 17, 2006 01:49:44 PM
Hey fellow craftsters!  Another chica on here made a dress similar to this.  I made my own and added a few of my own touches!  Hope y'all like it!  Grin

my roomie took this b/c she finally quit laughin at me trying to take a good mirror shot.

close up of the basic bishop sleeve.

oooh lookie!  puffy ruffly shoulders!

Comments?  Criticisms?

This is my first tutorial, so let me know if it needs clarification.  Oh, and I did this assuming that the length of the sleeve was already sewn up

9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Basic Black Shell on: November 15, 2006 10:16:05 AM
I'm going to see Hinder in concert tonight and wanted an uber-cute shirt.  Well I'm not loving this, so I'm going to wear another shirt w/ this under it.  The other shirt has a VERY low cut that I'm not comfortable going to a concert in.  I used Butterick 5487, view D and made it V neck instead of round.  This pattern is really easy to use and great for non-stretch.

critiques, comments?
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Hippie/Retro Dress on: November 13, 2006 12:42:45 PM

I used pattern Butterick Fast & Easy B4849, View A.  I had to increase the torso a few inches b/c I've got a long one.  As for the everything else, I didn't adjust it.  The pieces are cut out and sewn as in the pattern.  I didn't use a zipper b/c I don't like them.  I also didn't do the whole interfacing thing, I just doubled up the material.  I used stretchy material.  The patterned material is stretchier than the grey, so I had to make sure I didn't pull on it too much while sewing.  My waist is unproportionately smaller so I added a little tie at the waist so it's a little more fitted.  This pattern was very easy and understandable.

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