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11  Less Scrappy purple/Pink cotton candy skirt *EDIT* More Pix in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by Ninja_Poo on: August 28, 2008 11:46:46 AM
I was at the California State Fair last week for the first (and hopefully last - that place is expensive!!) time, and I was stuffing my face with cotton candy when inspiration struck me.
This skirt isn't made primarily from scraps - I actually went out and purchased fabric for this one (yay me!)  But I think it still counts as a reconstruction because the base of the skirt is a vintage half-slip.

Close-up of my favorite detail, I'm so proud of the beading XD:

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Here are some additional close-ups:

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12  Pearls+Rose Quartz = Lurv! in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by Ninja_Poo on: August 15, 2008 11:03:01 AM
I made this necklace for my Mom's birthday.  It consists of silk cord, gray-ish pink pearls and rose quartz. I managed to finish it the morning of her B-day (granted I didn't start until the night before..Ooops!).
I had also made a small embroidered silk drawstring bag to contain it, but I didn't get a picture of that.
My Mom loved the necklace XD
Here are some pictures of my bench modeling it:

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13  Re: Need a critique of your Etsy shop? This is the place! in Selling Crafts on Etsy.com by Ninja_Poo on: August 12, 2008 08:25:47 AM
Hi everyone! I would like a critique of my Etsy shop, here is the link and my current banner:
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14  Icy-Blue scrap skirt. *EDIT* More pics! in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by Ninja_Poo on: August 11, 2008 09:38:36 AM
I made another skirt! This time I used a pile of my white and blue scraps, and some very nice silk dupioni which was definitely not a scrap to start with - just a product of a frustrating failed dress (haven't we all been there...Or am I the only one who refuses to 'measure twice and cut once'?)
Anywho, on to the pictures.  I was so excited when I finished last night that I wanted to take pictures right away, so here are some 'on-the-hanger' pictures.  Action shots will of course follow.


More pics:

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15  Apricot-y, Scrap-y goodness! in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by Ninja_Poo on: August 06, 2008 03:30:00 PM
So I was planning on cleaning my room, but I kept finding scraps of fabric, ribbons, lace, you name it!  Suddenly it hit me; why put everything away when I could just sew it all to a vintage slip I had laying around? And thus began my voyage...A week later, I ended up with a pretty sweet skirt...and an even messier room  Grin
Without further ado, here are some pictures:

Just in case you can't tell; I am super pleased with my skirt  Cheesy  I think it's possibly the best thing I have ever created!

I have a little army jacket laying around, which has a great shape, but which is rather boring, so I'm thinking of giving it a similar treatment.
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16  Bathingsuit Anno 1890 in Costumes: Completed Projects by Ninja_Poo on: July 26, 2008 07:54:44 AM
I started working on this sometime during the spring but got busy and forgot all about it.  Eventually I saw this superbly executed swim costume and was inspired to finish: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=249831.0

Here are some pictures of the suit in action:

Front (excuse the expression and posture  Grin)

Back - this is actually the best shot I have of the back...My sister was trying to take pictures but I just couldn't hold still  Tongue

This was my original inspiration:
I made up my own pattern as I went along as I was too cheap to spend $20 on a pattern.
All in all I'm very pleased with how my suit turned out.
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17  Re: Men's XL shirt to Dress, you know the drill! in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by Ninja_Poo on: June 04, 2008 08:22:37 AM
Why thank you, and yes, you sure can (:
I basically made panels with the long sleeves of the original shirt and sewed them into the sides of the dress, I tried to make a tutorial:

Let me know if it needs any further explanation (I'm terrible at explaining things  Cheesy)
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18  Men's XL shirt to Dress, you know the drill! in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by Ninja_Poo on: June 03, 2008 09:31:04 PM
Here's a beachy dress I reconned from a men's Stripey XL dress shirt.  As per usual I just started cutting and sewing without having any definite plan in mind.  There was a point when I shoved this dress to the back of my closet and decided that it would never become anything I would consider wearing in public.  There it sat and festered for a month, and today (while cleaning out my closet) I found it and decided to make it wearable. 
Here's the front of the dress, I know it looks gray an white, but it's actually pink and blue.

Here's the back (I am terrible at taking pictures of my back, so excuse the blurriness):

The back looks kind of funky because I added tie-back panels of sorts, it seemed like a good idea at the time, they remind me of folded up wings.
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19  Yellow Dress is Yellow! in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by Ninja_Poo on: May 29, 2008 04:03:52 PM
Here is a dress I finished yesterday, it's pretty simple but took all day because I didn't have the vaguest plan as to what I wanted to do.  I thusly spent most of my time trying to fix my errors and turn my sad scraps of yellow jersey into something that was at least wearable.
I think I might have succeeded  Grin

Comments? Criticisms?

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20  Re: Circus Dress! Throw me some peanuts! in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by Ninja_Poo on: April 20, 2008 05:00:44 PM
I really love this!!!  How did you do the sleeves?  They kind of look like poofy cap sleeves...?
I'd love to know!

Thank you!
For the sleeves I just cut out a trapezoid piece of fabric, shirred it on both sides then sewed it together. Like this:
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