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1  How should I finish this? in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by smellaina on: December 09, 2007 10:31:59 AM
I took some shears to 3 XL sweatshirts (2 new, 1 I already had) in an attempt to make a hoodie for my sister for Christmas, since I don't have any money to buy her what she wants (each new shirt was only $4).

This is what I have so far, but I can't decide what to do about the collar/hood....  Not sure if I should do a hood, a thick collar, leave it as it is....  The zipper is going to be installed across the angles, off centered and angled too.

Any ideas?

(The white around the collar is from a boy beater I'm wearing underneath).
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2  ideas needed for mosaic in Paper Crafts: Discussion and Questions by smellaina on: December 05, 2007 09:49:13 AM
Hi everyone!

For Christmas, I ordered 100 moo mini cards* with prints from our European trip this past August. I had planned to make a sort of mosaic out of them, maybe to mount them in a picture frame, or connect them with those jewelry hoop connecting pieces.  The frame idea is nice, but I don't have the $$ to buy a frame big enough (and they can be difficult to find at thrift stores).  And the jewelry hoop idea, the way I was thinking of doing it, might cause tears in the top cards from all the weight they'd be holding.  It just happened to work out that about half are horizontal, half vertical. 

This is the pattern I planned to use (of course, continued on until all 100 cards were used):

So, crafty people, what ideas do you have for me?

* moo's mini cards are the "new business card" where you can get anything you want printed on the front, and 6 lines of text on the back.  They are the same width as a business card, but only half the height (I think 70 mm by 22 mm are the dimensions).  Can be vertical or horizontal.  100 per box.
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3  sock purse/army print pant & belt purse in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by smellaina on: November 20, 2006 09:28:04 PM
Just that.  A purse made out of old socks.

 a bunch of socks sewn together, then cut into a pattern and assembled

Then, there is this purse, which I made out of leftovers from a pants-to-skirt project, and an old belt I never wore:

right here
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4  bedsheet prom dresses in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by smellaina on: November 20, 2006 08:18:57 PM
So 4 years ago, I was a poor student, highly into DIY fashion.  Prom was coming around, and all my money was going to the expensive ticket.  So I had to get creative with my prom attire.  Luckily, I had this idea for formalwear made entirely from uncut bed sheets....

Two of the designs I had:

green - back

green - front

green - side

maroon - back
maroon - front
maroon + faux fur shawl

I went with the maroon.  The entire outfit cost under $20, including the shawl (although I already had the shoes and jewelry)

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5  Button necklace (and matching bracelet) in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by smellaina on: November 20, 2006 07:29:51 PM
Something I made a little while ago:

Basically I just used 4 super long strands of beading wire and weaved them randomly through various button holes, and attached a clasp.  Pretty simple, though it takes a fair bit of time.
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