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1  my new favourite skirt! in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by Clay Pants on: April 03, 2009 09:57:00 PM
This skirt was inspired by one I saw in a store, but I like mine way better!

I used some tweed-look non-stretch denim I got for only $2.99/m. It has black piping and a bit of gathering under the waistband, which is lined in brown and aqua polka dot cotton.

I have a bunch more of the denim, I might make a few more of these Smiley
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2  feather fascinator/ hair pin for 1920s party in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by Clay Pants on: February 23, 2009 02:45:27 PM
So last night we went to a Prohibition party, where everyone had to dress up like it was the 1920s. I made this feather hair pin for the occasion. I bought a bag of guinea hen feathers at Michael's as well as pre-made spray of feathers and beads. I made a little base out of interfaced fabric, and sewed the feathers down one at a time. Then finished it off with a vintage button I found at a thrift store.

the finished getup, ready to go!

thanks for looking!
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3  Another neckwarmer/cowl in Knitting: Completed Projects by Clay Pants on: February 13, 2009 10:20:37 PM
I made a green one of these back in December as a Secret Santa gift, https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=281086.0;topicseen, and I decided I wanted one for myself as well Smiley This time, however, I made it using a thick-to-thin yarn that I've had in my stash for .... 3 years, I think! It was the better part of a scarf when I ran out of yarn and couldn't find it anymore Sad  Anyway, I also used huge needles (12mm for those curious ppl out there) to give it a bit of a "netted" look, and finished it with some horn buttons. I"m not sure if I'm totally happy with the outcome, but with spring right around the corner, having a lighter neckwarmer might be nice.

Please excuse my pale, tired expressions, I need some sleep!  Wink

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4  A cowboy tunic/shirt I'll actually wear! *update* in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by Clay Pants on: February 06, 2009 10:38:07 PM
Inspired by the fistful of oversized work shirt recons here on Craftster, I decided I had to try it myself. So I bought this blue plaid(with silver threads going through it! haha)  XXL men's western shirt at Value Village, despite not really liking blue or plaid, but it was the only one I could find with nice pearly snaps, which I definitely wanted..

After much slashing, darting, chopping, pinning and general fiddling, I was able to get the thing to fit me. But it was still plaid. A lot of plaid. Too much. So I raided my stash and found some leftover vintage cars/gaspumps fabric from an apron I made, and after tracing the yoke areas, gave it an awesome contrasting yoke! Yay!  Now I'll actually wear it! But I might make it shorter, more of a regular shirt.. but for now I like it long over skinny jeans.


full length:

close of of front yoke:

back detail:

what do you think? should I shorten it or leave it as it is??


i decided to make it a bit longer, by adding more of the car fabric to the bottom. Now it's more like a dress, and I think it's way cuter!

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5  His & Hers aprons in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by Clay Pants on: February 01, 2009 05:50:51 PM
These were Xmas gifts for my boyfriends parents, I forgot to post them until now!


'scuse the bathroom mess, I was alone in the house...

close-up of the awesome fabric


flamingos! and cupcakes!

blurry side view!

thanks for taking a peek
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6  embroidered cowboy shirt - my boyfriend is one lucky guy! in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by Clay Pants on: February 01, 2009 05:37:42 PM
This was originally supposed to be a birthday present for the boyfriend, which was Nov 2. That didn't happen, so then it ended up being a Christmas present, even though the embroidery wasn't totally finished... Well I finally finished it, and I am SO proud of it! It fits him perfectly, and he thinks it's pretty awesome.

I used an old (girls') pattern, but used the measurements from an existing cowboy shirt that fits him really well. This was definitely the biggest undertaking I've ever done, and my first experience with piping and with collars, which I had some difficulty with because I measured the front pieces wrong... Oh well, on with the pictures!

a steer skull on the back

the front embroidery wasn't totally done yet here (these were taken Xmas day) but you get the idea..

he approves!

Thanks for lookin'!
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7  warm snuggly green neckwarmer in Knitting: Completed Projects by Clay Pants on: December 02, 2008 07:44:06 PM
I knit this up real quick for my staff christmas party secret santa. She really liked it, and I think I'm definitely going to make one for myself!

me modelling it in the bathroom Tongue

thanks for looking Smiley
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8  Little bits of AWESOME! a LOT of pix in Needlework: Completed Projects by Clay Pants on: November 26, 2008 08:35:32 PM
I made these for a craft fair, and thought I might share with you people, too Smiley They're iron-on patches hand embroidered and sewn by me, displayed on scrapbook cardstock with instructions on the back, and slipped into resealable plastic envelopes. I also did these 2 paintings/embroideries, where I painted the fabric with acrylic paint, then embroidered over it here and there. Something I'd been wanting to try for a long time, and I'm pleased with how they turned out!

Anyways... enough yammering, on to the awesome!

I told you there were a lot of pictures... sorry if I crashed your computer or anything... :s
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9  A typewriter for my skirt in Needlework: Completed Projects by Clay Pants on: September 26, 2008 10:49:56 PM
I got this skirt at a yard sale, but despite being cute, it needed a little, ya know, pizzazz. I spent most of the night deciding what to put on it, and finally decided it should have a typewriter on it, because, well, typewriters are pretty awesome in my opinion.

Et Viola!

the whole view

This is definitely the most complex thing I've ever embroidered, though I've only being doing it for a little while, but I'm really happy with how it turned out! It's mostly freehand, I did a few guidelines but mostly just looked at a drawing I did. The only thing I'm not sure about is the white, do you think maybe it needs a bit more so it doesn't look quite so flat?

any feedback greatly appreciated!
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10  HUGE leopard print bag in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by Clay Pants on: September 18, 2008 08:52:11 PM
I needed something for biking with, that was stylish and well, huge, because I was tired of lugging my backpack everywhere. So I made this! It's made of leftover leopard print denim from this project https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=269529.0 , lime green spotted cotton, and some vinyl, o-rings, and rivets. I honestly didn't think I'd be able to sew through 4 layers of vinyl with my crummy old singer, because it kept skipping stitches, but after adjusting the tension, stitch length and needle size, I was able to, albeit with some sloppy stitches of varying lengths  Undecided  Oh well, I think it's awesome, and I've been using it everyday since I finished it last weekend. I think I could probably live in this thing, it's so big!!

the whole thing:

close up:

zippered pocket for gum and lip gloss:

pockets for keys and sunglasses:

action shot/ size reference:

and another:

pretty sweet, huh? Cheesy
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