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1  make my own flats in Shoes: Discussion and Questions by CraftsterMagdalena on: April 22, 2007 03:02:12 AM
Hello everyone!

I need your help. I saw this post https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=35344.0 And now I really want to make my own ballet flats. I cant wait to make matching flats for my selfmade bags and stuff! At the moment I am still trying to make the pattern but I cant really figure out how they fit good.

Sorry for the many images ... How can I make them look more like shoes and less like slippers or socks. You can exactly see the form of my feet and the toe-cap is not round Sad What else do I have to change?? Please help me so that I can produce thousands of shoes Wink

PS: Ignore the bad sewing I just added some elastic really fast too look if that makes the fabric fit.

thanks, Magdalena
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2  Re: shirt to shirtdress and pullover to pullover :) in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by CraftsterMagdalena on: March 15, 2007 09:27:17 AM
1. Take a button down shirt that you like. It shoulnt be too short


2. Put away the arms and the pocket. Be careful because you need the fabric of the arms later.

3. Turn it on the wrong side and try it on. Put pins in it to make it more fitted until you like the fit.

4. Put it flat on the floor or table or The next step is to make you fortune dress symmetrical. I drew lines in the picture where the pins are. Then you measure how much you took away at one point and how much at the same point but on the other side of the shirt. Add the two measurements and take away the half on each side. Draw the lines on your shirt and pin it together.

5. Try it on on the wrong side again and alter the fit until you really like it.

6. Sew it. Try it on and mark the length that you want the upper part to be. Cut the rest away. You will need it for the skirt part.

7. Cut one arm into strips and sew them together for the middle part of the dress.

8. Take the rest of your shirt and cut so that it has the same length everywhere

Ruffle it to the same length as the middle part

And sew it together, thats your skirt part.

9. Sew it on to the top part and add darts if you want to. I just took on the dress and pinned some needles into it, sewed it not really perfect.

10. In the next step you cut you armholes. Try on your dress (wrong side out) and just draw where you want them to be.

Then cut away the rest and use it as a pattern for the other side.

11. I just took two parts of circles for the sleeves (out of the other arms fabric)

and ruffled them.

You first have to pin them on to see wether it is the right position. Then sew.

12. Wear your pretty new dress!

(I know this one is not to good its to tight. So I sewed the button down part partly together.. I did it quick to get pictures for the tutorial Wink )

I hope this helps anyone =)

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3  shirt to shirtdress and pullover to pullover :) +tutorial in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by CraftsterMagdalena on: March 05, 2007 11:30:23 AM
Hello everyone!

I finally made my own shirtdress. I took an old shirt from my father:

Took off the arms, made it a lot mor fitted, added a small band out of the arms and added the skirt part (out of the arms too). Then I put little sleeves on it.

Here you can see the sleeves better:

And here the skirt:

Its far to short to wear it as a dress. I allready wore it over jeans and  I got many compliments... although it was more like a test. I want to make another one out of a more beautiful shirt Wink

My newest reconstruction is a pullover. I took a to big pullover...

(I allready started to rip of the seams here but it didnt look very different before Wink

and made it into this Smiley

I really really like it.
What do you think? I would like to know what you think about the fit of the pullovers arms. I took the pattern from a bought pullover and if it is good I would like to use it again... But I dont really know if I should change it and how.

Thanks for looking and help:) Magdalena
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4  Re: white fleece wraparound pullover in Clothing: Discussion and Questions by CraftsterMagdalena on: March 04, 2007 09:08:25 AM
I finally finished the Pullover... I did normal buttons and the first buttonholes in my life Smiley I didnt have a great choice...

Thanks for looking!

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5  white fleece wraparound pullover in Clothing: Discussion and Questions by CraftsterMagdalena on: February 17, 2007 02:21:15 PM
Hello to everyone Smiley

This pullover is almost finished... almost! I really need help because I dont know what the best solution for the closure is.

I hope you can see enough on this bad picture! In the pattern it is planned to do normal "stripes" of fabric and knot around the body (I hope you understand). But I dont want to do this because I think it would be cute do to something a bit more special. I just need the idea!

The rest of the pullover:

It looks as if the fit is terrible but it is not in real life  Wink

My favourite part, the hood Smiley

and the fabric that I love Grin

Please tell me what you think about the whole project and what you think would fit with it to close it!

Magdalena  Smiley
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6  1st completed project post - shirt in Stenciling: Completed Projects by CraftsterMagdalena on: January 29, 2007 10:28:47 AM
Hey  Smiley

This is the first completed project that I show on Craftster. It took me about two and a half hour this afternoon (Im form Germany  Wink).Its maybe my 8th or so stencil. I think its not too original  Roll Eyes but i still like it. What do you think about the shirt? Can you still see where I filled in the bridges?

The pictures:
I hope you can see the placement on this

close-up of the stencil

the writing

Sorry for the bad mobile phone pictures...

Magdalena  Smiley
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