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551  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: skirt on: November 27, 2006 12:13:25 PM
Thanks! The fabric is amazing. I wish I had more.
Not only is the pattern wonderful... its amazingly stretchy!
552  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: skirt on: November 26, 2006 08:58:43 PM
thanks all! i really appreciate it.

The skirt is lovely and the fabric's great. Maybe it would look even better if it was a little higher? ( I love low rise, though....LOOOOVE!!)

i'm assuming you mean worn higher on the waist.
i usually do. it was in the morning and i wasn't fully awake taking the pictures.
553  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: shirts and skirt [IMG HEAVY!] on: November 22, 2006 07:14:49 AM
thankee!! Grin

here's the tutorial i used. but i modified it a bit.


when she cut all the way up to the neckline... i decided that i wasn't a fan of that big of an angle, plus i liked the idea of having some more of the brown all the way around the neck. so i just cut it on less of an angle than she did.

and i didn't cut down the sides of my shirt to add the sleeves in. my shirt fit perfectly as is and if i cut it, i would have a shirt that was too small. so i just pinned in the sleeves and sewed them around and then shut down them.
554  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / skirt on: November 22, 2006 07:02:53 AM
hey! i'm new to craftster but i couldn't wait to share what i made with all of you!

[please feel free to give me any pointers! i'm relatively a beginner at sewing and any help i can get is amazing.]

[fyi: when i make my 10 posts for being new to crafster... i'll come back and put the pictures in here properly so you don't have to click the links. until then... sorry!]

i found this amazing paisley stretchy fabrics in the remnants at wal-mart and had to buy it. and it ended up becoming a wonderful [almost] pencil skirt. [i love it because it actually makes me look like i have a bum :c)].


bum shot!

555  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / shirts and skirt [IMG HEAVY!] on: November 22, 2006 06:54:19 AM
hey! i'm new to craftster, though i've been lurking for about a week or so now. i was just excited about this not to finally join and start sharing what i've been working on.

we'll start with my most recent project.

this is a shirt i bought from bluenotes. simple brown shirt. it had small sleeves, not quite cap, but small. and then i went to wal-mart on monday and i found this wonderful fabric that i had to have [remenents... 2.08 meters for $3]. i got home and was trying to figure out what to do with it and decided that i could use part of it to spice up this shirt.

so i added baseball-ish sleeves to it.
[i used a tutorial from livejournal's tshirt surgery... if you want it, i'll dig it up]

without further ado...
the shirt.

[please excuse my mirror. my old roommate gave it to me when she moved to london and i cannot figure out what that thing is running down the middle.]

the front. close up.
the fabric almost looks houndsooth-y here, but its really a weave of brown, cream and a nice turquoise-y blue.

obligatory back shot.

one arm.

the other arm.

and onto the other shirt...

this is a men's old navy 'vintage' shirt [like old navy is vintage. ha.]. so my mom found it around the house, couldn't figure out who's it was and gave it to me as a comfy shirt. it was quite large on me... so i decided to downsize.

all i did was simply sew up the sides and continue onto the sleeves. and then i cut down the neckline because it was pissing me off.

close-up of the front and neckline.


full front.

[it kind of looks frumpy-ish in the photos. its not. i think its cause i woke up not long ago so i feel frumpy. therefore my clothes do? :c)]

last is the skirt.

i had an old pair of jeans that were so comfortable, but they developed a hole near the crotch [something that for some reason always seems to happen to me]. since the hubby and i deemed that they were quite inappropriate to wear in public and i didn't want to just wear them around the house... i made them into a skirt!

i just sewed the legs together and in the back i added some black fabric with white polka dots that i had lying around.

the back with the inserted fabric

side view. you can see the fabric at the back.

front. i messed up on the stitching when connecting the legs. i didn't think to follow the orginal seam properly.
well... there's always next time!

[once i've made my obligatory 10 posts - i think i have about 7 more to go - i'll come back and add in the photos properly so you don't have to click the links. until then... i'm sorry!]
556  CANADA / Ontario / Re: Who Are You? on: November 22, 2006 05:57:44 AM
I'm Kari. I'm in St Catharines and I go to Brock University.

I sew and crochet. I can knit, just prefer crocheting.
And I just love to try [relatively] simple random crafts.
557  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Re: any help would be appreciated on: November 22, 2006 05:51:40 AM
When I was a girl scout we made trains out of Life Saver rolls, caramels, Hershey Kisses and various other kinds of candy.

Here's a link where they describe how to make them:
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