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1  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / Hippy Shoes galore. <3 on: February 20, 2007 07:06:27 PM

Here are the shoes I made for my boyfriend's grandma as a Christmas gift. They told me to make them as colorful and tacky as I could. Do you think I succeeded? XD My boyfriend told me things about her to incorporate. Such as her being a breast cancer survivor and loving the ocean and rainbows. XD

My boyfriend sketched one and I colored it, and then we switched and I sketched one and let him color it. So really it we worked as a duo.



-is majorly late putting both of these up-

Anyway, she loved them and wears them to the bar all the time. Rofl. XD

Personally I just found them adorably tacky. =P Especially being worn by a granny in a bar.
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Two for one deal. :) (Shirt/skirt) -Picture heavy. on: September 25, 2006 05:28:48 AM

Well this is my first attempt at a skirt of any kind, so it is not perfect. Or even close, but in a way it looks like it was suppose to look messy. So it works for me.

It started as a piece of super silky, stretchy fabric.

And with a old t-shirt chopped up for the waist band, it turned into this.

And here it is in action.

That picture is also a shirt I had made a while back but could not get pictures of.

The front is a strip of skull/rose printed fabric my mother brought home for me from Joanns. And the side/back/bottom band are all from a plain black t-shirt. And the top band is a scrap piece from another shirt. Annnd the straps from an old jumper dress from my 5 year old days. XD

Oh and just in case you are wonder, the pants in that picture are shredding gone wrong. Although they look better now.

I think that sums it up. Smiley

3  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / Mismatching and loving it? on: September 18, 2006 01:38:21 AM

The colors ended up a little darker than what I wanted, but they look good in real life. 7 dollar shoes from walmart + Sharpies + Sealer = Some pretty sexy shoes if I do say so myself.

There is fabric on the inside of one, the other I got lazy on. I'll be doing it shortly. And when I get the change I'll be adding ribbon around the upper part and a pompom. Cause I can. Tongue



Top = the shoe on the right of the picture.
Bottom = the shoe on the left of the picture.

4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / My shirt sliced open 6/10 fingers of mine. :) on: September 13, 2006 07:13:01 PM

Backtrack to September 13th, 2006 at 5am.
In the process of 'resetting my clock' so I could sleep normally again, my goal time was to sleep at 1pm. The next day 4pm. And so on until I was back at 12am or so for a bed time.

To keep myself awake I decide to.... RECON. A SHIRT.
Or shall I say many shirts, jeans, and jackets.

Most of my projects went unfinished due to my lack of concentration.
However I did get ONE done.
But in the process I managed to slice open 5 fingers on my right hand (my writing hand) and one of the left via exacto knife and sewing machine needles. Smiley

At least no blood got on my shirt.
But for future warning, do not sew past 3am.

I started off with a very stretchy old ladies t-shirt I got from my mother. It was too frumpy for her to even wear. But it had an adorable pattern.  Due to my sleepiness I have no before picture, but incase you can't use your imagination here is a similar top.


Snip snip, slice slice. the front of the shirt to about halfway down was used for the front. I kept the original necklike. And then the entire back was turned around vertically to use as the lower portion of the front. (Wink Vertical stripes make you look thinner I hear. And they look cute to me together) And the rest of the front used as the back band/strap.

And  then the back of a red t-shirt was used for the back. And the front under a graphic sliced for the front band/strap.
If you still can't use your imagination.

Warning: My camera is a jerk so the self timer doesn't work. And at 10am, no one is really around to help me out. Not that you need to see my face after going that long without sleep anyway.

Pocket under left boob. XD

Best I could get of the front.

Side veiw of the band/t-shirt switch.


I think that about covers it. Now I need to go nurse my sore fingers. Sad

5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Is it green? Is it yellow? We may never know. on: July 12, 2006 10:38:12 AM

So the story is...
I happened to be at Wal-greens and I saw the most awesomely colored shirt ever.
Neon yellowish green. Depending on the light.
Buuuutt. It was ugly as sin and plain. And waaayyyyyy too huge.
Ugly neon shirt + beloved striped long sleeve shirt that I no longer wear =...

Ick. It is a little see through, so I need to figure out a solution for that.
And I am debating stenciling something onto the front.
Other than that, I love it.
Tell me what you think?

PS: Excuse me for the large picture, photoshop isn't agreeing with me today.
And for the weird pose, I was trying to grab a flower.  Tongue

6  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / BOOM! =O on: July 05, 2006 08:55:51 AM
I bought a pair of these slip -ons at Wal-mart in May for about 7 bucks. They were lime green (my favorite color) but I got home and figured they were too plain. I added white polka dots (no before pictures sorry) and still found myself unhappy with them. (probably because I have no other green clothes in my closet. IT CLASSHESSSS WITH MY HAIR XD)  Anyhow, after a ton of fabric paint, mind changes from snails to bombs.... this is what they became.

Resized for YOUR safety. XD

Kind've plain still, but I had little room to work with, I'll experiment with another style of shoe later. Wink
But, let me just say up front that I am pissed at my camera right now. The batteries saw fit to die as I was about to take the picture of the left shoe (the colors are inverted (black writing instead of white on black ...looks like Phase 2 but with the bomb/boom))

I'm still not completely finished, I plan to add a few minor details.
I'm trying to think of what to put on the front (in the black triangle). I was thinking a white bow or button or something. Ideas? -shrug-

Thanks for looking.

PS: Ignore how dirty they are inside. >.< They are nice and washed now. :p

7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Bubble power. Got to love it. on: April 24, 2006 04:19:11 AM

Last week my mother's friend gave her a bag full of t-shirts she couldn't or didn't use anymore to use for her sewing. Well, I've been browsing craftster for quite a while now and had bookmarked several tutorials to use when I found the right materials.

Sadly I don't have a before picture but I DO have a photo of a very similar shirt. The shirt used was a VERY large nightshirt with a 'bubble/polka dotted' print on it. This is the style/size of the shirt before I got a hold of it.

And this is after I finished with it.

Sorry for the poor lighting and the lack of my face. It was early in the morning...believe me. You didn't want to see.  Cheesy

Anyhow... I used https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=89043.0 as a tutorial, but I was too lazy for ruffles. And I added small straps (not seen in this picture) for my personal security. >.>

Thanks for looking.

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