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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / The Blazer of DOOOOM... (loads of pics) on: August 28, 2006 06:04:49 AM
One day, my darling mother took me to town to find me some fabric and a pattern. We returned with miles of black and green fabirc and one pattern (simplicity 4425) for a blazer. Little did I know how hard it was going to be. Bless my mum, she made me finish it when I had several tantrums over it not working out how it was supposed to Wink
So after nearly 2 months of sewing (I had several gaps where I didnt do anything, heh) I FINISHED. And here is is:

THE FRONT (with my knitted duck sitting next to it, wow, i never noticed that was there)

The Lining - my fave part! Smiley

The Back

The bit that gave me so much trouble, the LAPEL. See how the top one is all bumpy? I gave up at trying to get it to lie flat after ripping it out about 50 times -_- The bottom ones better, but not that much better. haha

This is what it looks like on Smiley Sorry about my mucky mirror.

I never realised how hard it is to take a photo of your back Wink

And there is it! So its not perfect, but for my first attempt at following a pattern and the hardest thing I have EVER DONE I think I did pretty well. heh Cheesy
I still have to do the button and button hole, but Im putting off doing that because Im not good with button holes... Wink
Comments? Smiley

2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Green v-necked t-shirt hoody thing! on: May 29, 2006 05:18:10 AM
Whoo. My second recon ever! It started out life as being a mens size medium green top and an average plain black top, both bought for 5 from the local charity shop Smiley

I wasn't really very sure what i wanted to do with it, but I knew I wanted to make a hoody, and since I didn't have a zip, I decided to experiment. Which is why its v-necked and can't be worn without a top underneath since I chopped out wayyy too much. I also had to resize it, only I thought my boobs were smaller than they are, so I had to put some black stripes down the side. I couldn't be bothered to hem the sleves, and the bottom hem is verrrry bad and I really ought to rip it out and do it again, but I'm too lazy. hehe.


The front, modeled by my lovely carpet

The back, also on the carpet. The design was originally on the front but I swapped it to the back.

Mirror shots!

Comments? Any suggestions as well to make it better?

EDIT: SORRY! I went over the bandwiidth allowed on the pictures, so I hope they are working now Smiley
3  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Happy Birthday, Farmer Ranna! - Img Heavy on: May 15, 2006 12:11:55 AM
Its my friends Birthday on Wednesday, and since I am very forgetful, and didn't realise till yesterday, I decided to make her a purse/wallet type thing. Her name is Ranna (Well, her nickname is Ranna) and she's a farmer - she lives on a farm therefore she is a farmer, right? She doesn't agree, but still. Here it is, sorry for the crappy pictures, I took them using my webcam...

Side One

Other side

The whole of the outside

The inside, with 4 credit card slots

Zippered pocket (on the tractor side)

The pictures a bit dark, but this is the poppered pocket (poppers, snaps, same thing)

I hope she likes it Cheesy My sewing machines tension got all pooed up so a bit of the top stitching around the pockets is rubbish...
Its the width of a piece of A4 paper, plus seam allowance and its got medium weight interfacing in it. Im not sure I actually needed it because the outer I used was pretty weighty itself, but oh well.

Comments? Smiley
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Polka Dot... ish recon ---- t-shirt to t-shirt! (avec tutorial!) on: May 13, 2006 12:34:15 PM
My first (wearable) recon! OMG!

Sorry for the rubish pictures, I couldn't be bothered to get the digicam out so I used just the web cam. Haha.

I made it from a megga big plain white t-shirt of my Mums that she said I could chop up because she didn't wear it any more. And I made it into this:



And this is a closeup of the strap, just to prove that it is slightly polka dotty. This was the last of my favourite ever ribbon... *sobs* Oh well. I'll just have to find some MORE green spotty ribbon from somewhere...

The top was just going to be a simple strappy thing, but then it streched out more than I intended it to, do I did the whole gathered thing at the front. And I had to put a tuck in the back, but its not very noticable.

And I may even wear this. Wow. First time for everything Wink


5  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Belt bag - the alternative to a 'fanny pack' on: April 30, 2006 09:27:40 AM
Ahhh, I just had a laughing attack over 'fanny pack'. I still can't believe no one calls them Bum bags. Ah, ANYWAY.

I got bored yesterday, and I was thinking how much tote bags annoy me sometimes, they always fall off my shoulder so I just end up carrying them round in my hand. I thought: "wouldn't it just be much easier to use a Bum bag?" So I found a belt, and got sketching. It was my first time putting a zip in, so I thought it went quite well Smiley It also took me about 3 hours to work out how to line the stupid thing, and even then I did it the wrong way round, but never mind. Here it is:

On my floor

The lovely bright orange lineing Smiley

Modeled by me.

It's about 25cm wide at its biggest part, and 15cm long. I couldn't find my ruler with inches on it Tongue
6  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / The HANDbag - Img heavy on: April 28, 2006 02:28:18 PM
Well, this is my second post here Cheesy
This is the result of it being a Friday, me having no social life and being bored. Whoo.

Introducing the HAND bag:

Modeled by my floor

The Inside - made from these old curtains that used to be in our bathroom a million years ago. It looks a little odd with the rest of the bag, but whatever.

Detail on the front. The green hand is made from a plastic bin bag that was just lying around next to me.

And of course, the mirror shot... Cheesy
7  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Pleated Tote on: April 05, 2006 12:01:29 AM
Hey people. My first post! *excited*
I saw quite a lot of people around here making those pleated totes (tutorial: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=49030.0 ) and I too decided I /had/ to make one Smiley



and a close up of the detail:


It turned out smaller than I thought it was going to be. I have a thing with underestimating how much I'm going to use for seam allowance...
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