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11  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Circus Dress! Throw me some peanuts! on: April 20, 2008 04:12:59 PM
I needed a dress for a recent wedding, so I purchased a XL men's shirt from the local salvation army, cut it up, sewed it back together and ended up with this (I'm not sure why, but it makes me think of the circus):

The buttons in the middle of the bows were my little brother's idea (he's a genius!)

Sadly I didn't finish in time for the wedding, and so I wore it to school last week.  I got a lot of funny looks  Grin.

12  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / '50's Housewife Apron on: April 17, 2008 06:40:22 AM
I am going to be volunteering for an annual food festival in June, and I am going to need an apron. Fortunately all of my aprons are both boring and gross, so I just had to make myself a new apron. With Ruffles.
I made up my own  pattern for it, then winged it from there. Here are some low-quality webcam shots of it:

It's so hard to take self-portraits with a webcam; I had to click the button, then jump back as fast as possible.  I think these two pictures were the best out of about a dozen attempts XD
13  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Gray Flannel Party dress...Oxymoronica aplenty! on: January 22, 2008 02:33:34 PM
So I Recently purchased my first pattern (Wal-Mart brand...Ew), and I wanted to make a party-dress for an upcoming new years party (either a tardy western new year or an early chinese new year.).  I didn't want to be overdressed as it's not that formal an event, so I used some gray plaid flannel for it.  This is the first time I've ever made a garment from scratch and I became intimately acquainted with my zipper foot...

Without further ado, here it is (please forgive the pathetic webcam action, my bf has my camera):

This picture shows the length of it (you have to kind of squint and turn your head sideways):

I still haven't hemmed it, because I hate hemming and I'm not really sure how to use the hemming foot...Can anyone explain how to use one?  Here's a (blurry) picture of it:

Comments and criticisms much appreciated!
14  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Mens XL shirt -->Hot halter dress on: July 18, 2007 09:56:28 AM
I got an XL mens shirt from the local thrift store.  I then hacked it up and sewed it back together as I went along.  This is my first time sewing pleats by the way.  It's too small around the bust, so I have to leave the top two buttons open in order to still be able to breathe...does this look too skimpy to wear in public?
Excuse the messy room and the tousled hair XD

Comments and criticisms are appreciated.
15  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / Orange fluffy boots on: July 01, 2007 10:11:55 PM
I was so envious of Explodingfruit's amazing polka-dotted boots (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=159890.0) that I made myself a similar pair of boots.

It is ridiculously hard to take good pictures of one's own feet...
16  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Wristlet camera case on: June 22, 2007 10:02:17 AM
I made another case for my camera, because I was unhappy with the poor craftsmanship of my other case.  This one is also made from a thrifted necktie (100% silk!).


17  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Dolphin-y camera case wristlet on: June 20, 2007 09:22:45 PM
I just acquired a digital camera and figured that I needed a cute case for it.  The dolphin-y fabric was originally an old tie which I sliced up in the name of fashion.  I kind of made up my own pattern which didn't work out too well....Need I mention that this is my first wallet/tiny purse?



Comments, critiques and suggestions are appreciated  Wink
18  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Meriadoc Brandybuck on: November 01, 2006 08:27:52 PM
I am a huge LOTR geek, so this year I made a Meriadoc Brandybuck costume.

The feet:

Various props:

Action shot:
19  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Hobbit costume! Finished! *pic overload* on: October 19, 2006 11:44:39 PM
I just finished my Halloween costume for this year, I'm going as Meriadoc Brandybuck, a hobbit from Lord of the Rings. I managed to find (and recon) the shirt, pants, suspenders and coat at the thrift store.  The vest and cloak were made from scratch, and the rucksack is from target (but I beat it up a bit to make it look travel stained).

I got the pattern for the cloak from www.alleycatscratch.com, and I couldn't have sewed the hood onto the cloak without it.

Here's a picture of the whole costume (ignore the fact that my hair isn't curly and my feet aren't hairy):

Shot of the back:

close-up of the rucksack:

My bottle of hobbit booze:

My pipe (got it off of ebay) and tobacco pouch (made it myself):

Action shot of the pipe (not really, I don;t smoke):

Action shot of my hooded cloak:

Sorry for the amount of pictures, I'm just really excited about my costume.
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