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21  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Waste not, want not...a hurting Descendants t shirt. on: July 24, 2007 09:01:36 PM
I began with this, a t shirt that my boyfriend had forever. It is beyond soft. It is full of holes, from welding, studded belts, and the general beating that all my boy's shirts seem to take. Also, bloodstains. Whee.

The wound that made this shirt unwearable for him:

So I took my favorite t shirt ever, and traced the pattern onto this lovely soft snuggly t shirt. I used this soft sweater-knit ribby stuff I bought for like a dollar a yard at Jo Anns awhile ago.

Its threadbare. And awesome. I kind of love it.

22  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Lightning bolts, music notes, rainbows, oh my! on: July 24, 2007 12:24:20 AM
We start with this wonderful ribby fabric:

And a wonderfully tried and true design...and get this!

Woo! Its baggier because I was experimenting making things in larger sizes.

23  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / ROAR! Short sleeved dino hoodie, plus random yoke. on: July 23, 2007 12:49:23 AM
I dont know, I just felt like yokes.

I will get you!

Fabrics from sewzannes, and I serged the zipper again. It seems to be working well. I didnt put pockets on it because its sort of cropped and pockets are seemingly useless and awkward on cropped hoodies, at least for me.
24  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Nautical top at 1000 knots! Dressy and cuuuuuute. on: July 11, 2007 02:27:40 PM
I really like this one. I'm gonna definately need an undershirt for it, however.

I think this took an hour to design, cut, sew and everything. I think its a personal record. Wheeeeeoooo.

I also discovered all these fancy stitches on my boyfriends ol' beasty Kenmore sewing machine, so I used them. First one is the arm's hem and the next is the bottom hem.

25  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / I did some henna on my sister and I! on: July 08, 2007 10:37:01 PM
I bought some henna from www.henname.net on Monday morning and got it by Friday (even with the holiday!) and this proceeded to happen! Both of the pieces are about 6 hours old, so they'll get a little darker.

This is on my little sister's forearm/wrist area. She is a Pisces. She didnt let me do the original design I drew out, which sucks because it went together so much better.

Paste on, covered in the lemon sugar goo. Oh, she scratched that part off, it kept crumbling and she got mad at it.

Also I used orange marker to outline the designs.

And oh hello, here is my foot:

You can see where I messed up.

26  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Lets go to the roller rink! (70's style booty shorts) TUTE! PAGE 2. on: June 27, 2007 05:19:53 PM
Just think, your dad probably used to wear these on a regular basis.


'Scuse the belly!

Didnt use a pattern except to remind myself of what the curves should be, crotch-wise.

Lots of cutting and re-doing happened.

The waistband is both backward and the seam is on the wrong side.

Otherwise, I think it looks great. I managed to force myself to topstitch the entire thing.

All in all these took 2 hours but I'm pretty sure I can bang a pair out in about 45 minutes next time.

Tutorial: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=179581.msg1867115#msg1867115
27  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / The retro minidress. on: June 24, 2007 12:35:15 AM
When I say minidress, I mean it. This baby needs leggings to make it decent.

This is just some Alexander Henry fabric I picked up on sale at Joanns the other day. I think I might need to go back and get some more...I dont know what for. Maybe a skirt. Its just ridiculously cute.

The top is just as basic as you can get. Theres a box pleat (I think?) on both the front and the back.

And for fun, how I decided I needed to do my hair/makeup for work this morning:

It was a big hit. I've been getting compliments on it all day. I kind of love it to death.
28  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Musically oriented gigantic tote of cute laptop carrying power. on: June 17, 2007 01:11:31 AM

Just hangin' out.

Terrible iSight action shot!

It ties at the top and has comfy wide straps.

A shot of the lining.

Its got little pleats that you cant really see with the pattern being as busy as it is. I love it. Its got a perfect heft to it (its lined in teal upholstery fabric that should not ever ever cover a couch or a chair) and its just the right size for my Macbook and other things a girl needs to carry with her.

I dig it. Its nice and simple and took about 4 hours start to finish. Unfortunately I have managed to pile all this fabric on top of my bed. Ick.
29  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Bathing Ape? More like Bathing Cheera. A hoodie, after these messages. on: June 07, 2007 01:31:56 AM
We start with this:

Its from www.sewzannesfabrics.com, before anyone asks.

I thought this was going to be less stiff, I wanted to make a t shirt out of it. I guess I can deal. Haha.

I threw around the idea of a few things and I settled on a hoodie. A girl on another forum I frequent (Mitch Clem if you're curious) was interested in it after seeing the fabric, so this is for her. She's little like me. I kind of really want to keep it...its so comfortable.

Anyway, this went off without a hitch. I didn't use a pattern, just kind of winged it from hoodies I already own. It took around 4 1/2 hours start to finish.

The photos are crappy, I might take better ones tomorrow.

I sewed the zipper in backward. I then had to take the stop off, pry it open, and put it back on. A learning experience! I also serged the zipper in there. I might topstitch it, I dont know yet.

All in all, I'm completely stoked on it.
30  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / The most gorgeous retro-patterned dress on Earf. on: May 31, 2007 08:01:25 PM
Yeah, I said Earf.

My best friend went to New York City last month, and before he left, I requested that he buy me some fabric ("Something printed, and stretchy!") and he came back with SIX yards of this.

I guess he went down to the Garment District and looked at quite a few stores. One man presented him with KITTEN HEADS on a knit (I dont think I would have minded this, actually...) and other such terrifying prints.

He found this print eventually, and took it up to the counter. He asked for two yards, and was told the price was $6 per yard. He said "Alright" and as the guy was cutting it, he took his wallet out...he had a bunch of singles so it looked like he was carrying a ton of cash (This is best friends first trip to NYC, if you cant tell) So another employee of the store comes up to him, screams "ITS 12 DOLLARS A YARD AND YOU MUST TAKE THE ENTIRE BOLT". Eric obviously is WTF-ing the guy and they proceed to haggle for a good 20 minutes.

He got six yards for $16. I dont even know how that works.


I used the same idea as the American Apparel easiest dress evar for the top, plus banding for the collar and the sleeves because cheera hates hemming, added a coordinating kelly green band, and then took a ton of fabric and pleated the hell out of it for the skirt. The green is a knit and not a lycra like the print, so they photographed differently and look like different colors. They're not perfect, but they're pretty close, in real life.

As you can see, I am a shameless hipster that loves Apple and Ikea. Also note that cheera participates in the ancient bloody sport of crochet.

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