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11  Re: HELP for Boyfriend!! in Winter Holidays by indigo flower girl on: December 04, 2007 08:02:28 PM

Here you are.  Maybe this will help.

EDIT: It looks weird.  I don't know why.  It says, Right side, Wrong side, Twin size flat sheet, Cotton batting, Stitching close to edge (on outer three sides), Fold right sides together, Stitch closed on two sides, Leave open, Fold, Turn right side out and stitch shut.
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12  Re: White Top in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by indigo flower girl on: September 01, 2007 02:45:50 PM
It's what you've been waiting for...  Wink  Please don't sell my design or call it your own.  Thanks!

:::::   WRAP TOP TUTORIAL   :::::


1. Start with an oversized T-shirt.  Cut it off right beneath the sleeves.  (If you'd rather, sew a tube of fabric big enough to fit very loosely around you, right sides together.)

2. Cut a length of elastic, enough to fit snugly around your ribcage plus 2 inches.  Sew a casing at the top of your shirt (wrong sides together) to fit the elastic in, leaving a couple inches open.  Feed the elastic through the casing, stitch the ends of the elastic together, and stitch the casing shut.  You should have what looks like a very simple little skirt.

3. Measure all the way around your chest, then cut a rectangular strip of fabric.  It should be about 2 and a half times your chest measurement in length.  For width, estimate how wide you want the upper band of your top to be, double it and add an inch for seam allowance.  (Mine was 11 inches, for a 5-inch wide band in the finished product.)

5. Fold the rectangle right sides together, and sew.  Turn it right side out, fold in the ends, and stitch them shut.  Iron the upper band if it needs it.

6. Lay the band out smoothly and lay the skirt-looking part in the center of it, lining up the bottom of the band with the bottom of the elastic casing.  Pin at each side and stitch the two parts together.  This should be an inch or less of stitching on either side.  You're done sewing!


1. Pull it on, with the elastic right under your chest and the band smooth across your back.

2. Pull one end of the band around across that side of your chest.

3. While holding the first end (that is, if you're not trying to take pictures!), wrap the other end of the upper band across the other side of your chest.

4.  Pull both ends snugly and tie in a knot behind your back.  I tried to take a pic of this...  Tongue hopefully you get the idea.

5.  Take a pic of your very own wrap top and post it here!  Smiley

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13  White Wrap Top: TUTORIAL on PG. 3 in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by indigo flower girl on: August 27, 2007 05:02:39 PM
I made this out of white jersey (the bottom is from a T-shirt and the top is plain ol' fabric).  It's gathered with elastic under the chest and ties in the back.  It came out how I designed it, but it's a little more revealing than I like to wear.   Sad

Do you think it would be cute over another shirt?  I might also add a halter strap.

Opinions, please.

Here it is...

Another view.

With a sweater, how I'd be more likely to wear it.

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14  Navy Blue Leafy Dress in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by indigo flower girl on: July 22, 2007 03:56:41 PM
The story is, I bought this fabric and some New Look pattern about a year ago.  I am not very big, and the pattern measurements showed that this dress would be too big for me (I didn't trust them... I should have haha)  so awhile ago I found it half cut out.  I have a major problem with abandoning projects.  I made some changes for both fit and style, and I still don't completely love it, but here it is, done except the hem, because I can't decide on the length.

I'd really love some negative, positive or neutral feedback so anything you'd say is great, thanks.



AWKWARD SHOT... with silver leaf belt I love:


Thanks, guys.   Smiley
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15  This Bag Makes Me Happy! in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by indigo flower girl on: March 16, 2007 02:26:19 PM
I haven't sewn anything in ages, till this.  (No machine when I'm at college...  Cry)
It's a pretty simple bag, sturdy canvas with french seams and darts in the rounded corners for a little shaping.  It's not perfect but I like it very much and can't wait to use it!  

Here it is...

Detail with good coloring and the decoration-only buttons

See, there's a pocket inside

I do love my new bag!

All comments welcome; thanks for looking!   Wink
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16  Re: Help - Making a top from a big hankie? in Clothing: Discussion and Questions by indigo flower girl on: March 12, 2007 05:48:25 PM
You might be able to make it into a tube (adding a vertical stripe of something stretchy if necessary, I don't know your size), then add a halter or shoulder straps.  That would take very little stitching.

Could be like this for a halter, if the scarf was purple and the other fabric was white (or you could put the stretch in the back, or do the straps differently, etc.)

Maybe that will give you some ideas to work with.
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17  Rounded Corners Bag (Picture Heavy) in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by indigo flower girl on: December 27, 2005 11:50:00 AM
I like my new bag.  Smiley

+ It is fully lined and all that.  It has an inner "mouth" pocket... there's bound to be a term for it, but I call it a mouth pocket.

+ The true colors are a dark burgundy-magenta-red with tiny brown print [ext.], pale lime [int.], and middle brown [strap webbing].

+ I had intended to use a wider webbing, but I used what was to be had where I live. 

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18  Re: Ocean Jeans in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by indigo flower girl on: July 15, 2005 08:35:06 AM

I suggest not adding much more, or else it might get too busy.
I agree, but it's sad because I'm having fun!  Grin

Are you just hand-stitching everything on?
Yes, I am.

Here is the octopus I stitched onto the front left thigh.  I might remove those lips; I was just messin around.  What do you think?
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19  Re: Ocean Jeans in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by indigo flower girl on: July 14, 2005 11:23:09 AM
Thanks everyone!  And I love the suggestions.  Keep 'em coming.

Here, I got the whale stitched on.
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20  Ocean Jeans in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by indigo flower girl on: July 13, 2005 05:57:46 PM
I got these for $1.06 and I'm stitching on them.  Ocean-style. This pocket has general oceanlike things. The other will have a whale.  I think I will also stitch an octopus somewhere on the jeans.  Any other ideas?


Close-up of Sun

Hope you like!
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