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1  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / sextapus! on: July 21, 2008 08:18:58 PM
seriously, he needs a name that's a little less risque.

anyways, without further ado, here is my six-legged octupus. or rather, my sextapus (haHA. yes, i'm rather immature :p

in all his aquatic glory on top of my desktop

the signature k-la stuffie button-eyes and safetypin-mouth

his underside. he clearly feels like he's been violated.

aand a shot of him on my strange head just for size reference.

loosely based on some tut or another, although he grew to gargantuan size. if it looks like its yours, let me know so i can give you credit!
2  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / nautical wrist cuffs on: July 16, 2008 12:20:42 PM
i was in a stash-busting frenzy, and found this odd rope-like yarn. so what to do but make one of those sailor-esque bracelets i've been seeing near the registers in hip clothing stores?

whipped it up in about five minutes while waiting for gas

i simply made a chain of about 20, did one row of treble stich into it, and finished off the top with slip stich. SO simple! ha mabs ill make a bunch and sell em - take that, urban outfitters!
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Hooray for MLK! - Tuxedo Dress, cardigans, legwarmers, armwarmers on: January 21, 2008 02:07:15 PM
thank you, martin luther king, jr., for giving me a rare free monday!  i sewed up a storm before going to the doctor to get the frankenfinger (smashed it in a car door) checked out.  

from a giant purple faded tshirt, i give you the slightly-behind on the trend tuxedo dress!

from a hideously huge grandma sweater comes a smaller cardigan, ankle warmers, and wristwarmers (ignore the frankenfinger. it looks a lot better now)

i stole this thin v-nech sweater from mi madre. i HATE v-necks.  so i made it into a slouchy, button-less cardigan.  i sewed squiggly lines on the edge where the buttons should be, giving it a crinkled edge.  

my tall friend gave me a shrunken (on her) sweater that i turned into a cute.... thing. it needs a name.  but i love it, along with its legwarmers from the sleeves.  

thanks all, esp. mlk! peace, ma brothuh.  
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / mustard mania! THE DRESS. on: June 29, 2007 05:01:20 PM
i finally found a use for some vintage fabric from my grandma - a cute summer sundress made out of navy blue cotton fabric with little red and mustard flowers on it. they remind me of the fields of mustard flowers by my house - my favorite summer flower.  however, i got really excited and rushed through the sewing process, so it's not quite as good as i imagined. ah well, i still love it!

the big picture (sorry for the bewildered expression)

bust/fabric detail

wonky back pic

i'm getting steadily closer to being able to post ACTUAL PICTURES!

5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / retro regalia (two swingin' skirts) on: June 21, 2007 06:17:00 PM
i decided that, since i had nothing else to do, i would embark on a journey through time - in a fashionable sort of way.  NO idea what decade this style of skirt is from, but i think they're cute so i made two!  from two old mumu-ish things i previously used for theatrical costumes, these high-waisted skirts emerged, sassy and ready to swang!

the orange gingham skirt

a (blurry) close up where you can see the waist and the fabric (orange gingham with yellow flowers with green stems)

the stripe/floral skirt

close up of waist

me being happy in my swingy skirt

p.s. sorry for the messy office; at this time, it's a lot better than my room

p.p.s.  i will be able to post actual pics, someday!

so what do all yall think?
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / finals fruition! (the dress) on: June 13, 2007 04:05:03 PM
so after aceing (SP?) half of my finals, i decided to forget about studying for the other half and make another dress! again! 

i took my grandma's old button down, cut off the collar, turned it backwards and called it fashion.  on most semi-fancy shirts, there is a yoke-ish thing in the back and then one pleat in the middle.  instead, this one had GATHERS! i was inspired! 

there's something about me and mumus, i just don't know...

the back (really the front, if you think about it!)

how i wore it to school today

comments/criticism are cherished!
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / flower fantastico - two skirts and a shirt! on: June 11, 2007 08:57:38 PM
there's something about flowers that allways says "spring." too bad springs over. ah well, i still think they're kinda cute.  i made the blue skirt out of a fabric scrap, the brown skirt out of a giant one, and i just put three little diamonds(rhombus, if you want to be technical) over a weird logo on the purple shirt.  yay for out of season fashion!

i promise, someday, i'll be able to post real pictures  Tongue

the blue skirt:

the brown skirt:

a (blurry) close up of the two adorable fabrics:

aaaannnnndddd my crafty shirt!

argyle (sp?)  detail:

i'm all set for next spring!!!
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / my suave sweatshirt! on: June 11, 2007 08:49:16 PM
my dad has officially gone crazy - all of the clothes from his closet are now on the bedroom floor.  taking advantage of his epiphany, i grabbed a giant gray sweatshirt that was destined for the local thrift store and got down to business! 

here it is, in all its comfy goodness:

here's the collar detail

here's the weird (yet cool) pocket

i wore it to school and got a compliment from some guy i dont even know very well - it made my day!
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / my finals fiasco - procrastinating but being craftily productive on: June 11, 2007 08:42:43 PM
i have officially checked out for summer - a gajillion finals tomorrow and all i can do is sew! ah well.  i made this dress today after gazing at the baggy blue t-shirt and scrap of striped fabric for MONTHS.  the vintage (and i mean it; it was my grandma's) belt hides some sloppy sewing in the back, but i'm pretty proud of my gathers in the front! 

here's the full view (sorry about the link/dirty mirror)

here's the back

and here's a close up of the striped bust

wearing this tomorrow - the least i can do is explain to my teachers what caused me to fail my finals!

10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / mumu to marvelous! on: June 10, 2007 04:14:39 PM
while browsing the target sale racks, i saw a dress in the most adorable fabric.  alas, it was a large - i told my mom that it fit and bought it anyway. it had major potential.  long story short, i cut off about a foot (and let the lining peek out from underneath) and took in even more - i ended up with a cute summer sundress for the last day of school! 

sorry about the links and overendulgence of pictures - i'm still new to posting but VERY excited!

reminiscent of its mumu origins

with a sash (i like it best this way)

back with a bow

i need advice on whether or not to change the bustline to something like this:

what do ya think?
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