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11  Jellyfish and artichoke boxers in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by skarinja on: January 05, 2009 09:52:32 PM
Boring boxers --> FUN BOXERS! I'm a girl so I wear these to sleeeep.

I made these jellyfish boxers from an old pair of boxers, some buttons from a garage sale 80s gold shirt, beautiful pink plaid wool and a bunch of random ribbons and pieces of lace. They are not just inspired but totally copied from http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=10675626, Aorta's etsy store. I give all credit to him/her for his/her sick jelly fish.

I love wearing these around my dorm because everyone laughs as my jelly fish tentacles swish around and move a lot.

My favorite vegetable is the one and only artichoke and since it is rare nowadays to find a fellow lover of artichokes or even someone who knows what they are or how to eat them, I decided to commemorate the divine artichoke on my boxers. I cut out all the leaves and arranged them in a sandwich of water soluble fabric with pins. I then pinned it onto the boxers, sewed all over it with different shades of green, threw them in the sink to dissolve the plasticness and waahhlaa-new and improved boxers.
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12  Headbands w/ flowers, leaves, chains, feathers, butterflies, lace [IMG HEAVY] in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by skarinja on: December 29, 2008 08:22:16 AM
These are some headbands I've made recently.

The feathers:

I got the feathers at Michaels and the headbands at CVS. I glued the feathers to some black canvas which I glued to a headband and reinforced in the back with another piece of canvas.

The flowers:

I attached black canvas to a headband and then sewed on either lace or eyelet. I glued on a bunch of fabric leaves and flowers as well as chains. On one I also glued on a small eyelet flower and on the other I glued on an angel charm. The bobby pins are yellow flowers with pearl centers.

The butterflies:

I made these headbands and bobby pins by simply hot gluing a store-bought butterfly on.

Comments, criticism, questions, advice, any feedback is appreciated and welcome Smiley
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13  Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by skarinja on: June 01, 2008 06:21:39 AM
It's about time that I post pics. Sorry guys, I don't have pics of the small items since I already have put them in my drawers and what not and they're going to good use! (The green earrings are my favvv)

This is the sweater she tie-dyed for me.

Yayyy! Thanks Audio for everything. What a great swap

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14  Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by skarinja on: April 13, 2008 05:23:35 PM
I received earlier in the week from AudioAstrophysics:

Thank you Smiley
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15  Burdastyle 6008 Sabrina dress in multicolored dupioni and yellow cotton in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by skarinja on: March 16, 2008 07:10:19 PM
I made the Burdastyle 6008 Sabrina dress from their pattern at http://www.burdastyle.com/patterns/show/2316. It was cheap ($2.50) and cute in my opinion. I used some old yellow cotton for one of them and I bought really pretty colored silk dupioni for the other. The camera doesn't do it ANY justice. The colors are 100x prettier. I haven't put buttons on the muticolored one yet because I didn't have any that would work well. It turned out a litttttle too short (and a little tight in the bosom), but it works well with shorts underneath!

(That's my pup Bogey)
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16  Black peace converses --> Purple, black and white rockstar converses in Shoes: Completed Projects by skarinja on: March 05, 2008 01:40:17 PM
My old pair of black peace converses ripped and the insides were all dead and crying so I decided to revamp them. I mixed some fabric paint with water (the two won't really mix, this just somewhat thins it temporarily to make it fling more) and then literally throw handfuls of it at my shoes. I then soaked them in 1 part bleach, 1 part water. I then threw concentrated bleach at them too. I then took an X-acto knife and a cheese grater and spent like 2 hours just shredding the tongues and parts of the sides. I put laces in by using colored wires, pipe cleaners, scraps of fabrics, a strand of pearls, and a variety of other things. I also used buttons, metal studs and a gold chain to decorate the sides. There's a key too. I'm happy with how they came out. They look great with my purple pants. Sorry for the terrible photos but they're currently hanging on a clothesline and I can't take them down!

I can't tell which is the left or right so I'm not going to bother trying to label the photos.

What do you think?
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17  Purple cotton fleece "jeans" from BurdaStyle Anita pattern in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by skarinja on: March 05, 2008 01:30:06 PM
I bought a some white fleece backed cotton and dyed it purple with RIT Aubergine dye. I used the Anita pattern from BurdaStyle http://www.burdastyle.com/patterns/show/1760 to cut out and sew together the pieces. I made a few alterations by adding 4" of length because I'm tall and like pants to bunch up at the bottom and I changed the shape and design on the back pockets. They say "ninja" and have a city skyline since I live right near NYC. I sewed them with orange thread in a stretch stitch (the type that goes over the same stitch 3 times) but they're ripping at the seams a little bit and where the pockets connect. I think that's just the problem of making really tight pants out of fleece backed cotton and not lining them. In the future, I'd make them a bit wider. I think it's the tightness that's making them rip. (They're small rips, you can barely see them.)

Front of the pants:

Back of the pants:

Side of the pants:

What do you think?
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18  Re: Pop art inspired high waisted skirt in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by skarinja on: March 05, 2008 01:19:27 PM
yup yup, all of the above and more.

Couple of questions - could you tell us which fabric paints you used, if the black outline was a fabric pen and finally, have you had the nerve to wash it yet!!

Oh and I hit 'this rocks'  Grin

I used Scribble and Polymark fabric paints. You can kind of see in this pic: what they look like. They're the small squeeze containers. The outline is black fabric paint! No fabric pens involved whatsoever. And yes, it's fine in the wash! No problems whatsoever
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19  Gallery exhibit featuring my work in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by skarinja on: March 05, 2008 01:16:40 PM
The gallery at my school features 3 senior IB artists (it's like AP art) for 2 weeks at a time in the spring term. The first installation features me and two friends. Carli does pottery, Alex does pottery and photography, and I did anything with fabric. Because of the difficulty of displaying clothes when I only own one dress form, we came up with a unique display involving lots of clotheslines. We tied in the clotheslines with Alex's photography as well. All in all, we tried to make it feel very fluid and mobile, unlike the rigidness of the paintings usually up.

So the main point of showing this is that I'm REALLY proud of a) the way we displayed the clothes with only one dress form, b) the way I put the materials with each item to show how I made them and what materials were involved. I think this really helped people to realize that dresses don't just make themselves.

The main wall with the pottery in the middle:

A corner with my clothesline:

A corner with Alex's photolines: (She forgot to bring in like 4 pics, but she'll put them up tomorrow)

My t-shirt wall:

A wall with a dress:

A zoom in of some walls with materials:

My FAVORITE materials wall .. I really tried to make this one look artistic:

If this is on the wrong board, let me know! I wasn't quite sure where to post it.
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20  Pop art inspired high waisted skirt in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by skarinja on: March 05, 2008 12:57:19 PM
I used stopthefacade's tutorial for a little black pinafore https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=107286.0 to make this skirt out of thick white cotton (to prevent see-throughness) with a zipper. I didn't put in straps but then used black fabric paint to do a geometric design all along the bottom. I then filled in part of it with fabric paint colors inspired by 60s and 70s pop art. I used Scribble and Polymark fabric paint (it doesn't come out in the wash). I love it! It's a little pooofy but it's cute and fun for spring time.

The front:

The back:

The side:

On a clothesline:

Pre-color fill ins:

Some detail shots:

Let me know what you think!
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