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11  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / vintage pillowcase to nightie & pantie set. sweet! on: April 21, 2010 08:23:20 PM
so, i have to confess that I have an addiction to buying pretty little things -undies, pjs, nighties, anything cute for lounging around in! but, sometimes it is just too expensive.
apparently men's underwear sales is a good indicator of how the economy's doing http://articles.moneycentral.msn.com/Investing/CompanyFocus/how-your-undies-track-the-recession.aspx -women not so much Wink ) but no worries, I can make my own! Two pillowcases + some elastic + flexi lace = cuteness for less than 5 bucks! i was inspired/aided by the tutorials over at threadbanger.

the second was just me experimenting -wish I hadn't been so sloppy, I really like the way it turned out!

thanks for looking!
12  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / one yard wonder -retro purse on: January 07, 2010 11:49:42 AM

Finished this one from the One Yard Wonders book and I really loved how easy the pattern was to follow! I have pretty basic sewing skills so, each project is a learning experience. There's a pocket inside and it's lined with the same fabric as the outer layer. I had some fabric left over so, maybe an ipod case? card wallet?
 Anyway, I'm quite proud of this one and I think I'll make another in the West Hill Ponies Heather Ross fabric I've been hanging onto! thanks for looking.
13  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Woodsy Curtains Clutch on: July 20, 2009 01:42:53 PM
found this awesome set of curtains at the thrift store. luckily i have tons of fabric still because I think I botched it pretty bad. Tried to add an iron-on (never mind the bumpy canvas like fabric  Roll Eyes ) and that was a disaster. So, I added the little felt leaf to cover my shame.

yay! wood grain lining.

what do you think? destined for the scrap pile?

14  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Mod Independence and how!(to) -scarf+skirt take 2 on: July 16, 2009 08:02:25 PM
so I made another vintage scarf dress thing and this time took pictures doing it! you can see the original post (and prettier pictures) here: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=311116.0
The idea originated in a Bust issue awhile back. I finally got around to making one but couldn't find the instructions so this is what I did.

all you need is one of these
I think 14" by 14" or larger is good.

and a high waisted skirt that fits. Zipper should be in the back.

fold the scarf on the diagonal and cut in half. then fold those two pieces in half.

overcast stitch on the raw edge of the scarf to keep it from unraveling.

the find the center of the waist band and pin the cut edge of the scarf 1" past the center (or more if you want more overlap)

Also, make three gathers by folding the scarf over itself (see in the photo?) to give "the girls" some breathing room.

Sew to the band, taking care to keep the stitches hidden.

Then repeat with the other scarf piece. This time, pin it 1" past the center so that it is overlapping the other piece.

Hooray, you're done!

Now you have a halter-style vintage scarf dress. Don't you look smart.

I tied two little rick rack bows to change the neckline a bit from the previous dress. what do you think?

15  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / vintage scarf + 80s high waisted skirt= on: June 29, 2009 11:17:08 AM
super awesome dress! I've been collecting vintage scarves for a long time. Many have languished in my closet just looking pretty until I found this awesome idea in Bust magazine a few issues ago. My bff requested I whip up something cute for her and ...voila!

we had a lot of fun doing this little photoshoot. I'm quite pleased with the results. I hope she doesn't mind that I posted these - I think she and the dress look great though!

thanks for looking Smiley
16  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Screen Printing: Completed Projects / first screenprints! scissors and jackalopes! on: June 04, 2009 04:51:42 PM
i bought a Yudu machine and after much gnashing of teeth produced these. i'm very happy. Smiley

jackalope tote!

close up:

thanks for looking Smiley
17  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / first sewn softies, made from socks! on: November 23, 2008 03:38:21 PM
i recently bought this http://www.amazon.com/Stray-Sock-Sewing-Making-Creatures/dp/1600611990/ref=sr_1_10?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1227483098&sr=8-10

and i am completely and totally in love. it inspired me to make these little guys-

he has no name yet. suggestions?

and here he is with his friend Nathan the Death Kitty (as named by DH)

18  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / hipslinger + owl clutch on: August 13, 2006 08:54:40 AM
my try at the hipslinger! my bf refers to it as a "hipster." i'm thrilled with it. it's a chocolate brown with orange & light blue.

i got several yards of this kitty & owl print fabric at the thrift store...for super cheap. so far I've just been making clutches.

p.s. these are my first attempts at making bags, i'm still learning.
19  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / felt wallets on: May 02, 2004 01:46:43 PM
my first project post on craftster! exciting. these are really easy to make and i think they're cute.

a robot wallet for my friend's birthday

i used some cute little iron-ons from hobby lobby for these

what the inside looks like
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