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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / 1.90 worth of clothes... 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!
2  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Overlocker Advice! Which one should I buy? on: January 25, 2009 10:48:18 AM
Hey, I'm looking to buy an overlocker..
The  brand Bernina has been recommended to me.
Preferably I would want a long lasting but basic overlocker, price doesn't matter too much as long as it's reasonable!
Also, I need to be able to buy it somewhere in the UK.. i.e ebay or amazon or a shop located in London!
Soo.. does anyone have an overlocker they'd like to recommend?
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Black Sequin-y Dress (+ new pic) 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
4  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Fimo Stud Earrings (: 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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