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1  Re-creating the dress? in Clothing: Discussion and Questions by massiekur on: November 10, 2008 10:51:49 PM
Hey Guys! A friend(I use the term loosely.. :-/ ) of mine was wearing a really cute dress the other day that looked totally simple enough to be my first dress(or any article of clothing) that I make completely from fabric that I can actually wear(other than a recon). I've never followed a sewing pattern before for an article of clothing. Anyways, here's the dress!

Now, the top looks like just a simple tank-top-type top(wow, try saying that five times fast), and the bottom like a simple pleated skirt thing...but I am at loss where to start with the measuring, ect. Are there any online patterns that look like this or anything? I really like this dress and I'd like to make it!

I am extremely grateful for anyone that is able to help me out! =D
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2  My Last Attempt to Hang onto Summer.. in Crochet: Completed Projects by massiekur on: August 18, 2007 12:18:42 AM
This one's hot off the hooks!
I've been meaning to make a guitar strap for my acoustic guitar for a while now. I was strutting down the isles of Micheal's Crafts when, BAM! Clearance rack! I picked up a small skein of novelty yarn for 2 smackaroo's, and was delighted. At home, I had some calm yellow and soothing pink yarn just waiting to be paired up with this gorgeous yarn. And so, a guitar strap was made! In just a few hours, here it is! I litterally just weaved in my ends!

The colors remind me so much of like, lemonade. And summer.

on my guitar. think she likes it?

close up of the lufferly colors blended together in summery lemonadey goodness.

can you tell I luff it?
now I just need to get another peg put on my guitar...haha.
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3  My First Completed Project! in Knitting: Completed Projects by massiekur on: July 14, 2007 07:28:23 PM
I got a 'learn to knit' kit at the bookstore a while back, and attempted to learn, but failed. Back when I learned how to crochet, I was CONVINCED crochet was soo hard, and that knitting would be easier, so I used a pair of chop-sticks and tried to learn how to knit, but I was very frusterated. So I learned how to crochet, and I have crocheted for about 6 months now. I absolutely loved SNB Crochet, and I was looking to make some more hip things, but she doesn't have another crochet book. Buutt...she DOES have some knit books! So I went ahead and bought some knitting supplies, after loosing the ones that came with the kit(but I still had the book), and started to knit. I am now pretty fast, and I can knit and purl very well(although when I purl, I hold the yarn and needles so weird, my mom swears i'll get carpultunnel syndrome(sp?))

That book that came with the kit was SO easy to learn from, and it has the instructions to knit a couple of really cute things! So I picked a coin purse, but got side-tract, and then tried a scarf, and then got un-inspired with that. I blamed my ADD-ness on the un-inspiring yarn, and ran to walmart, hoping to find some I loved. I landed upon this orange-yellow yarn that stole my heart. I absolutely love orange! So I decided to finish that coin-purse, but I made it a bit bigger, so I could be kept busy a bit longer.

So I started, knit about 1 hour the first day, and after a horrible 5 hour sleep of waking up due to nightmares, I decided to knit. It took my mind right away from the terrifying thoughs I was having! It's like therapy! lol.

So, enough with the blabering, here is my lined coin purse! Luckily, I had the purlfect(teehee) lining for the bag. Since you can't really see with the pictures, it is a white background with red and really light orange flowers, just gorgeous!

Here are the pics!

it really is yellow-orange! My camera decided to screw up the colors.

Flap open

That's $2 of quarters in there, and I tossed it around, and none came out!

Attempted stitch close-up

Another stitch close-up. I was just knitting that row, but it came out looking wonky(<3 that word) Maybe I stretched it out or something?

Well. there it is! I like it! I have too short of an attention span to do a scarf, but maybe once my SNB Books come in, I will be way too inspired not to do one! Plus, the weather down here doesn't really call for a scarf..yesterday I think it was...104 degrees? lol.

Thanks for looking! Bless your soul if you read it all...lol
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4  Re: breast cancer tee>>happy accident(CAUTION: cell phone pics, poor quality!) in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by massiekur on: February 18, 2007 05:45:58 PM
ughh....my tute is SO lame..I am sorry.
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5  breast cancer tee>>happy accident(added tute) in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by massiekur on: January 28, 2007 09:15:50 PM
I don't have any before pictures, but imagine a VERY big tee shirt that my mom got for doing the breast cancer "Race for the Cure".

Alright, here are some pics! The sewing isn't the best, but I am happy with it. This was done from about 10pm-12pm...lol

The top little bow type thing was done by hand *growls*. My machine would have had a fit if I made it sew this, and it ended in a kink in my neck that I had to sleep off. lol.

PIICCC TIME!(warning: they are done with my cell phone, so they sorta suck)

haha. peace

The lufferly back(it is a halter top/corset back. lol)

top detail

"race for the cure!"

Back, again.

alright, the happy accident part. lol. Alright, so imagine me with my little shirt on, all happy because 1.) It is finally done, and 2.) it is 12 o clock and I am really tired. So I go to take it off, and I'm all, "WTF!" I almost injured myself trying to take off the shirt. lol. So I took out Ms. Gingher(my scissors), and sliced up the back. DING! An idea! I can make a corset back! I was very proud of my quick thinking. lol.

You like?
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6  Re: Recon for my Cousin: Band T-shirt into Cute Halter top. in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by massiekur on: January 28, 2007 04:09:25 PM
That is so awesome! I did something similar to that last night, but I like yours better. lol. But I have a question. How did you cut the shirt?

I'm not sure if it really matters, but I am guessing A would make it be longer..unless you had a really big green day shirt, in which you would have had to re-size it.
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7  my first(good) bag!!! in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by massiekur on: September 05, 2006 05:42:16 PM

This is the bag on my shoulder. Its kinda huge...I want to make another, but smaller.

Here you can see how purrtiful it is!! YAY!

Close-up of the fabric

the inside, with my pocket that caused me lots trouble..GRR

Here is the purtiful pocket.

I used the Jordy Tutorial(great tut, BTW)

I also used interfacing for the first time! It is really stiff and durable.

I like it, but I dont LOVE it. This was sorta a experiment bag. I am going to get together with my mom's friend, and we are going to make another bag with my other fabric I got!!YAY!

Comments are loved soo much  Kiss Kiss Kiss
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8  First Jeans to Skirt in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by massiekur on: August 26, 2006 10:54:34 AM
I know this is totally basic or whatever, but I made my first one last night. I bought like five pairs of jeans, and a week later, I was too big for them. SO..what did I do? Take a look!

Front Veiw

Back Veiw

I am in the process of making two more, so stay tuned!!
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9  My First Reconstruction.. in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by massiekur on: August 18, 2006 03:26:45 PM
Okay, my brother had alot of clothes he didn't want, so, I begged him to give them to me. With a little snipping, some lace, and my new machine, VIOLA!

Haha. Bad face day. This is basically the strap and the wrist band I made. Smiley

There. Now you can see the whole shirt, + the belt I made. Wow..I didn't know I have arm muscles! hehe

Ah, yes, the pillow approach. You can see the whole shirt, again. It was really simple and I made one more. Everyone at school loved it, and a couple of girls wanted me to make one for them. I had to turn them down..I dont duplicate my designs..well..except for me. Smiley

I got this idea from somewhere..and I'll post where when I remember Smiley

Enjoy! This was my first recon shirt EVER! And my first project with my Kenmore Mini Ultra! (BTW: I am pleased with the machine, but every know and then, when I get really frusterated, I just re-thread it. It is really making me mad that my zig-zag stitch doesn't work! UGH!)
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