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1  gingham+hearts hoodie; skirt in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by lolacola on: July 31, 2006 11:46:28 PM
The hoodie is about as wholly unflattering as anything can possibly be.
But I made it just for lounging around the house, so it doesn't really matter.
Plus, it was my first attempt at anything with sleeves, so I had bigger issues other than whether it made me look 3X my real size.
But okay, the facts:
- I added lining (the pattern didn't instruct it)
- gave it heart pockets (again, not instructed)
- over long sleeves, to keep my hands nice and toasty warm
Also, with all the excess material I bought to line it, I had enough left to make a cute, full gingham skirt. Easiest project ever (sew three rectangles together at the short ends, put elastic at the top, hem the bottom), but probably actually one of my favourites.
Er.. and please ignore my peeking out belly..

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2  Big bow bag in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by lolacola on: July 31, 2006 11:43:25 PM
Not much to say about this, just that it's my latest bag, and I'm utterly in love with it.
It's lined with white material, but I'm too embarrassed to show the inside, because I did a stupid stupid thing and didn't put wrong side to wrong side when sewing in the lining, and so when you look inside you get to see all the rough messy edges of the lining.
Why didn't I just unpick it and fix it?
Because I'm horribly horribly lazy.
But to make up for that dodginess, I have the cute MASSIVE bow, which I love.
And the chain for the a strap, for a change, which I also love.
The bow's a little uneven, and my insertion of the zipper was HORRENDOUS.
But oh well
Also, the chain's much longer than it looks; I just curled it around a bit so it would actually fit in the photo
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3  three skirt to dress recons in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by lolacola on: July 31, 2006 11:36:08 PM
Returning from a trip down to Melbourne to visit her mother, my mum brought me back a whole swag of goodies from grandmothers wardrobe.
I loved everything, but unfortunately couldn't really see myself wearing three of the skirts with any of my tops.
But, being the dress-whore that I am, turning them into dresses seemed like the perfect idea.
The first two are pretty much identical, because they were the same style of skirt. I just put darts in what was the yoke of the skirt, and took the extra material from it being too big for me to make straps.
I need to wear the black belt with both however, so as to avoid looking pregnant, because the darts didn't really give much under-bust definition.

The third one, only under the bust is the skirt.
The plain black sweetheart section is just a cheapy top I got at a cheapy store.
Attached the two, stuck a zipper in the side, and there. Done.
I wear a belt with this dress too though, because it isn't perfectly straight where the skirt meets the top.

Hope you like them
Comments/criticism appreciated
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4  Re: 1st clothing- two perfect-fit pencil skirt (attempts) 4 pics in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by lolacola on: April 17, 2006 06:33:29 PM
star69 it's wool, and I just realised that yeah, you can't actually see the fabric too well, and it's the print I really like.
Here's the fabric close up:
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