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1  The Men Will Always Underestimate Us Starwars Top in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by Jessiesmess on: April 07, 2008 08:21:45 PM
Hello everyone! Its been a while, but Ive been so busy with soap making and clothes, and kiddies.. life has just been HECTIC!!

So two weeks ago I had a discussion with someone about this fabric I had laying around. It was pretty much Starwars Charactors heads with their names underneath it. Since Im a total geekatron, I personally LOVE starwars. So I KNEW it could be made into something hot.

My friend said "omg what are you gonna do with THAT??" in a very VERY snotty tone. My response was "Im gonna make a really cute top with it" (insert condescending laugh here).." its all in the design" I explained. please.. he snickered... I bet you couldn't make a sell able top in that fabric.

What? what? do I smell a challenge?!?!? Sheesh.. men.. always underestimating us..  So.. a 100.00 bet later... here it is. And guess what I LOVE IT! The knit is supersoft jersey knit. like kid jammie type stretchy stuff. and the blue is taken from a huge blue xxxl shirt I had laying around waiting for reconstruction.

Now this top not only features obi wan kenobi, but Anakin, Darth Vador and PRINCESS LEA! SQUEALLLLLLL!
Im SO tempted to keep it. And I just might..Im really considering it..  Star wars with lace and PUFFY SLEEVES?!?! Anyway this thing rolls, I win Tongue

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2  Being a Girl Rocks Top (IMG OBESE) in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by Jessiesmess on: January 30, 2008 10:22:32 AM
I hate winter, so in my dreams of warm weather I made this out of some really soft thin jersey knit that I inherited from a designer friend of mine who was moving and had to unload a ton of fabric. Yeay!  I had some superwide lace trim in my trim bin and thought it would be perfect to go around the shoulders. The colors are off white and light beige with beige lace. The buttons are covered in the beige knit and lace overlay..

Excuse my goofball face. I was T I R E D and CRANKY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(haha I changed the title on ya.. sorry I had to)
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3  Hes A Cheating Bastard Top (img heavy) in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by Jessiesmess on: December 31, 2007 01:47:10 PM
So this holiday sucked for me. Found out bf of 3 years was cheating.. and posted about it all on some messageboard.. yeah it wasn't fun.  So for those of you who may ever have the unfortunate luck of having this happen to you, this is what you do.

1. get lit up like a Christmas tree on xmas eve
2. rearrange all of your furniture
3. sew a cute top
4. move on.

So.. here its is the "hes a cheating bastard" top.

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4  Re: my top... yeah its girly... but the kind of girl that will kick your arse! in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by Jessiesmess on: October 09, 2007 06:44:51 AM
Looks great, Jessiesmess!

Alternately, I just sketched up the ugliest tutorial on earth on how I usually make my foldover collars:

1. Cut your fabric. You'll want the width to be about 1.5 times as wide as the neckline you're sewing it to, and twice the height as the height you'd like your collar to be. Fold it over, like so.

2. Sew the two edges together where you see my ugly little hatchmarks. Then take the thing and flip out outward. Press if you'd like.

3. Pin to collar and flip down to make sure that the points are pointing in their ideal places. Then sew. Usually I sew the seam on the outside of the garment. The collar covers the seam up and I dont have any itchies to deal with on the inside.

The drape of the collar will make the section that sits on top shorter, and the section underneath longer.

Thank you everyone!!!

Actually Cheeras tutorial is pretty much it. The only thing I would add is be sure to TRY IT ON. Do not be lazy about this. because while it may look one way pinned on your garment, it most likely will be very different once its on.. especially if you are dealing with stretchy fabric. I do have pics of the sewing up the sides of the tube and measuring and draping-and I will add that tonight
That is a beautiful top!  I even checked it out on your etsy but there's no way it would fit me...(too small).  Another idea to add to my project pile....if only I could sew all day, shunning educational and social etiquette.

awee bummer! But thank you for checking it out! Yeah this top is pretty small.. more on the S/M side, I usually try to sew in a M size because I realize I have zero boobs and then big child rearin hips- and most peope arent built that way. Also Im so tired of seing all DIY clothing in a size S. I mean seriously, who is really a size small? Especially if you are over 21 with kids? Cheesy Luckily this piece stretches so it will also fit a smaller M. But still.
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5  my top... yeah its girly... but the kind of girl that will kick your arse! in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by Jessiesmess on: October 08, 2007 09:04:05 PM
ok so to the peeps who I promised the tutorial for the foldover collar.. its on its way, I just have to write it. I did the tutorial while making this top!

The flowery fabric is leftover yana fabric.. and the arms and neckline are my jersey knit.

I love it. Its pretty heavy and warm. Will be awesome for winter! WOO HOO.. So stay tuned... foldover collar tute is ON THE WAY

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6  a little bit preppy and a little punk in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by Jessiesmess on: October 01, 2007 08:41:25 PM
so I finished another top today.. Im sorta loving houndstooth right now and I got this fabric on ebay.. I really wanted black and white but turns out ... its green!! Time to adjust to color on my monitor!! LOL

Anyhow.. its pretty sturdy thick Jersey knit.

eeew I just noticed Im totally showing off my double jointedness in my right hand on one of these pics.. LOL

Excuse my sleepyness/greasy hair.. Time to wash it. Tongue

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7  omg Im finally done! yeayyyyyy!! in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by Jessiesmess on: September 15, 2007 01:53:05 PM
I did a few pieces for a trunk show Im doing, and I posed some of these before, and some of these pieces were..ahhemm.. a bit contraversial (like the walmart dress..lol)

So Im done and Im totally excited and thought yall deserved better pics than my death  pics that I was posting as I was going along..

hope you likey!

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8  I see dead people... oh wait.. thats just my reflection.. (puff toppy topness) in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by Jessiesmess on: September 14, 2007 07:14:24 AM
So the sweatshop saga continues.. I did two more pieces for my show, where I have to have 6 pieces done. Im so tired, I could literally tip over.

This was was made from a shirt I had to save from a few weeks ago when my serger decided it was time to mess up its timing and chomp up a top I was working on. I was going to throw it out but I took a look at it and was like... noo this can be saved.

As many of you know I adore way overdone puffy sleeves, so this falls in line with that.

The red and blue fabric I inherited from the loverly Supayana when she moved to Canada- she gave me a HUGE garbage bag full of fabric. Yeay!

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9  Foldover Collar+Yoke Top= <3 in top form in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by Jessiesmess on: September 13, 2007 06:48:50 AM
SO I have my very first trunk sale this weekend, and Im totally working like a sweatshop worker. Literally going to work all day, then coming home and sewing (on top of homework with my daughter, dinner, etc..)

I was just thinking when I made this top how about 1.5 years ago the BIGGEST pain for me was yoke tops. I think I posted on here many many times asking for help on these and venting my frustration. But craftster, as usual did not let me down. I practiced and practiced.. I remember my first one taking me HOURS lol.

This one only took me about 15 min.. the rest of the top ehhh.. lets just say it was a process.. took about 2 hours total. I love how it came out and thought I would share.

Its made from some fabric I got about 2 years ago on sale, and some gray jersey knit (I buy that stuff in bulk on ebay) and fabric covered buttons. I hope the shop its going to loves it.

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10  Walmart Fabric Dress (sorry everyone!) in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by Jessiesmess on: July 26, 2007 10:09:00 PM
I got this fabric at walmart last year with my mom in New Orleans.. the dress at first wasnt really going how I wanted.. but then I did some modifications and it came out pretty cool!

I think it may need some lace covered buttons.. so still waiting on button cover kit to do that.

Walmart is really evil, but ... sigh... cool cheap fabric

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