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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: The Beginning of an Addiction on: April 21, 2006 03:44:59 PM
um, wow. i would have never guessed it started out as a normal shapeless tee!!  Shocked
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: cool tree sheet made into dress - TUTORIAL added 22.mar.05 on: April 21, 2006 02:37:43 PM
omg. i'm going to keep my eyes peeled for awesome sheets now! lol. do you have any pics of it on?? i mean on you Smiley
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: ipod cozy and plaid skirt! on: April 21, 2006 02:23:44 PM
very cute skirt... looks just like abercrombie!! (i mean that as a compliment Smiley )
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: *first post* attempt at shirt and jeans recons on: April 21, 2006 02:22:14 PM
i think the two colors of that shirt go really well together, and the skirt looks great! good job Smiley ps how cute are you in that top one!  Cheesy
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: oh shoot!! its my girls birthday and i forgat to buy a gift!!! on: April 21, 2006 02:19:04 PM
i know it's probably really simple.... but i could never do that with a huge boring tshirt! can you post a little tutorial perhaps??
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Old Sweater + Scissors = Cardigan & Legwarmers on: April 21, 2006 02:05:37 PM
i think the cardi is beeeauuutiful!!from here it looks like $100 banana republic cashmere!  Shocked good job!
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Ideas for 5 old t-shirts.. 5pics.. on: April 21, 2006 02:02:21 PM
Well, I think she may have just pleated the fabric at the bottom, but I can tell you how I did the one I made... It turned out well.

First of all, you need excess material. I don't know how big your shirts are, but I had an enormous shirt (you could also just use other material you have around). I cut a couple bands off the bottom of the shirt and set them aside.  Then I used a well-fitting shirt to trace the sides (with seam allowances!) on the larger shirt, and sewed that into a tube so it fit me.

Then I cut those bands and sewed them together into one very long strip, about twice as long as the circumference of the bottom of my shirt. Now, you could probably sew them on, pleating as you go, but I gathered mine... and then you just sew it onto the bottom of the tube you've made, and voila. Wink

I know there are different ways of gathering. Some people just sew a little at a time with a large stitch, and gather as they go.  I zig-zag-stitched over a thread, anchored one end of the thread, and gathered it that way. Personal preference, I guess.

Am I understandable?

hey! thats a really good idea! and here i've been bunching and scrunching while i tried to sew and keep it all even.. duh! Smiley thanks for the tip!
8  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / Re: Nun Chucks...rulers and rosaries on: April 21, 2006 01:51:56 PM
that is really, really cute.. i'm working on an awesome pun myself.. i'll keep updated Smiley Smiley
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: just another ruffle skirt from old jeans on: April 21, 2006 10:45:07 AM
wow- good job. i've been meaning to attempt this with my old jeans... my favorites, they're about 7 years old though and the bum is all worn out lol!!! any tips, or do you know of any good tutorials for this? yours looks exactly like what i'd want to make.. so sad to see the jeans go though  Cry
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Empire line sweatshirt on: April 21, 2006 10:43:12 AM
oo, empire waists! so this-spring Smiley Smiley Smiley i love them too, its my next mission: take all of last years tops and turn them in to empire waists and/or princess sleeves lol. you did an awesome job, the pictures are quite small though. but the stretching makes you look 7 feet tall! hehe
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