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1  Re: 50 Projects 2010 in Craftalongs by yumminess on: January 07, 2010 08:19:44 AM
so i posted a while ago that i wanted to join, and i noticed today that it was 7th jan, so therefore time for my first project post
but unfortunately I have a ridiculous amount of work to do this week so, although I will be posting something I've made this week (I wasn't gonna fail on the first week!) I wouldn't normally post it because:
1- I don't particularly like it
2- It was so easy to do, and therefore not very inspirational
3- My mannequin makes it look really weird and I don't have a proper photo of me wearing it
but anyway, enough talking, I made a dress for New Years from a top that was too long to be a top but too short to be a dress - I simply added a mesh panel.. it's a little more risque than what I would  normally wear, but hey, it was New Years and it was so cold that I wore a coat all night anyway!
So, sorry for the poor standard of project this week, and next week is probably going to be equally as uninspiring, but after that all my deadlines will be over! yay! (next week I plan to bake something from the Hummingbird Bakery Cookbook I got for Christmas and re-hem two dresses, exciting stuff)

sorry again, but I'm excited for the other 49 projects haha
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2  1.90 worth of clothes... in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by yumminess on: September 20, 2009 09:31:43 AM

So I forgot to take a lot of the 'before' pictures, mostly because they're all pretty simple recons. Anyway they're all made from other items of clothing or remnants.. which set me back 1.90.. The pictures above are a t-shirt age 2-3 and a 30p remnant

This dress was intended as a swimsuit cover up type thing, so I cut the armholes purposefully quite low.. It was a weird 30p blue crinkly/creased piece of fabric, and the vest I'm wearing underneath I also made from a pair of leggings and a fabric scrap..

This was originally a 1 dress/top contraption which was really weird, but I loved the stripes. I just cut off the sleeves and made a twisty thing in the middle to give it some shape!

I made the shorts out of an old skirt (easier said than done!), and made a crop top with sheer panels up the side (from the t-shirt right at the top). The top was really simple..

I made a velvet skirt from some old trousers, but it fits a bit weird so I'll probably change it a bit. The top was an old black top which I cut the sleeves and the top bit off and replaced it with a black mesh type fabric

This dress was made from a grey remnant which had navy blue stripes on it, however I didn't like the stripes, but was interested in the idea that stripes can change a silhouette so I used the reverse side of the fabric so you can faintly see the stripes. I wanted to do a dress with triangular panels and actually had no other choice as the remnant was a rectangular shape, but wasn't large enough to cut one whole piece of a dress out if that makes sense. This is probably my favourite, but I think I'll change the neckline, and hem it again which leads me onto some questions...
When you do rolled hem on an overlocker on a stretchy fabric should you use differential feed? And also how do you hem a stretchy fabric, as the only threads I have for my overlocker are white and black so how would I hem the grey dress above?

Here's the dress hanging up.. I think the remnant was 30/40p?

The next two don't really count as recons but I thought I'd post them anyway, the 1st is a vest top made from a leopard print remnant, and the second was an old leotard which didn't fit but I cut the bottom bit and the neckline and now wear it as a top

Thanks for looking!
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3  Black Sequin-y Dress (+ new pic) in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by yumminess on: June 25, 2008 10:33:11 AM
so, i was going to this gig, and it said formal dress, so me and my friends decided to dress up! unfortunately i was broke, so i decided to make a dress
i saw this one from french connection, and used it as inspiration, but now seeing the 2 pics together they are almost identical! anyway

that was my 'inspiration'

this is the actual dress.. i sewed on the sequins at like 11 the night before the gig, never again am i sewing more than 10 sequins in one go! buuut as i was sewing a song by the band came on the radio, and gave me more determination to finish it, yay!

thanks XX

oh and i think it cost about 3 together, and the original was about 60 i think?

heres a pic of me wearing it
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4  Re: Funky Coloured Plastic Name Necklace & Star Charm *Now with Tutorial!* in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by yumminess on: July 02, 2006 12:15:16 PM
I'm a bit late, but here is a necklace I made
It's the first bit of jewellry i made, and shrinky dinks are really fun to use. i ordered them off ebay!
i also bought the wrong size jump rings (way too small) so, it was kinda hard attaching it, but it worked out Smiley
thanks for the great tutorial!!

it says freya
i haven't added the charm yet, but i will probably make one with the left over shrinkies Smiley

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5  Re: Fimo Stud Earrings (: in Polymer Clay: Completed Projects by yumminess on: July 01, 2006 12:29:44 PM

better pic Smiley
well it should be..

this is after the rest have been cooked
i gave the doughnuts as a present so couldn't take another pic, and i threw the dice away

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6  Fimo Stud Earrings (: in Polymer Clay: Completed Projects by yumminess on: June 14, 2006 10:38:14 AM
i'm new to crafster, jewellry making, and fimo, so excuse the.. 'newbieness' of these earrings and this post! any comments/compliments/criticism is very welcome Smiley Smiley
i noticed alot of really nice homemade dangly earrings, but i don't really wear them, so decided to make some studs! this is my first try
i hope you like them.. (:

THANK YOU to Diane B for her help!

(shooting stars, strawberries, ice creams, doughnuts)
these are the ones i have already attached to the findings+cooked Smiley

(cupcakes, bows, lemons, pineapples, cherries, die, moons, sweets, palm trees+cookies!)
i haven't attached these ones to the earring bases, because i'm not sure if i want to turn all of them into earrings. also when i attached the other ones to the earrings, they got a bit squished.. is there any way to avoid this..?  Undecided thanks

sorry for the quality of the images.. i couldnt get any good pictures.
thank you for looking  Kiss

edit~ better pics on page 2, if you're interested
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