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11  Skully heart messenger bag. (semi-image-heavy.) in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by HotCarl on: May 10, 2005 03:25:47 PM
Howdy! I just finished this today, after about a week and a half. (I only have 40 minutes a day in my sewing class, and this was my second project for a grade in there.) No pattern used, I used SewPixie's tutorial for the zipper, and I LOVE IT! Muahaha. Onward: Pictures.

There's nothing in it. It's hanging from my tower.

Tilt head to left, closeup of the skull and heart. I handstitched those on.

These buttons are the bestest part!

Geh, boring zipper.

Inside zipper pocket.

Inside bag, empty.

Inside bag, with my junk in it.

Bag closed with junk in it.

Thanks for looking!
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12  Lots of Recons. (Semi-image heavy.) in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by HotCarl on: March 06, 2005 06:44:32 PM
I finally got to use the camera to take some pics of the things that I've made lately. Tell me what you think.

This is a jumper that I madeout of a pair of overalls. I saw one similar to it at Delia's and thought that I could make one just as easily as buy one. Heh.  Grin

A few detail shots:

And a few teeshirt recons:

This one was made out of a teeshirt that got shrunk in the wash. I really liked it, but it didn't fit quite right anymore, so I made it a bit bigger and added some poofy sleeves so that the side bands would match.

These next two are just enlargements and then i made them off-the-shoulder. The WHO teeshirt is a recon from another recon that I got tired of. Heh. I added a waistband to it to keep the shape that I wanted.


I'm going to sell all of them on my site as soon as I get the shop section set up.

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13  The 1 hour ruffled jean mini. (Now with Tutorial) in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by HotCarl on: February 06, 2005 06:13:48 PM
Gotta love projects that only take an hour, don't ya? I know I do. The ruffle turned out a bit uneven, but, it adds to the whole... effect. Lol.

Hey, that's the Superbowl on behind me!  Shocked

The back:

The side:

Loverly chair model:

Whatcha think?

OK Tutorial time!

1. Take a pair of jeans that still fits you around the waist/hips and fold them so the legs are on top of eachother.

2. Cut off the legs ABOVE THE CROTCH SEAM, but still about 1 1/2 - 2 inches from the zipper.

3. Cut both legs into 4 equal panels. (Long strips of denim)

4. Sew the 4 peices together along the short sides, but make sure you only sew 3 seams. (You want 1 open for the finnish.)

5. You can pin the ruffles in place, but I like the look of the random ones... so... Start sewing with the right sides of the denm together. (Keep skirt right side out) Make sure that when you begin sewing, you leave a little bit of the ruffle part unsewn, as this will make it easier to finnish.

6. Every so often, create a pleat in the botton piece of denim, and sew over it.

7. Keep going all the way around the skirt, stopping before you sew over the extra you left out earlier.

8. Cut off the excess ruffle material. (I had about a leg and a half left, but you can always add more pleats to have more ruffles.)

9. Put the 2 end pieces together, right sides facing, and sew straight down the short ends. (See why you left a bit of fabric at the start?)

I left mine with a frayed hem, but if you don't like that look, you can always hem the ruffle material before you sew it on.

I'm thinking about adding some embroidery to it, just to spice it up a bit. Or maybe I can make a denim flower to put on it... that might be cool.

I hope the tutorial was easy to understand. If I had another pair of jeans to cut up, I'd make one with pictures. But, I don't, and I'm hopeless with paint. If you need more instruction, just ask. I'll help.
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14  Re: HELP!! Having trouble putting the bottom of a capri sun purse on!!! in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions by HotCarl on: January 16, 2005 06:00:08 PM
If you only used 1 bag for the side, you can fold the bag down so it's flat while you're sewing the bottom on. It's much easier to sew, though, if you put all 4 of the sides on the bottom, and then sew the sides together. Heres a pic of how to fold it down though. Mine looks like crap because it's falling apart and I need to make a new one. Smiley

I got picture happy. Heh.
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15  Re: Warning tee...my first transfer in Other Image Reproduction Techniques: Completed Projects by HotCarl on: September 01, 2004 01:59:26 PM

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v124/xTaryn/vice1.gif there ya go. Smiley I don't have the original image, sorry.
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16  Re: Warning tee...my first transfer in Other Image Reproduction Techniques: Completed Projects by HotCarl on: August 30, 2004 02:15:05 PM
I made another last night... Tongue You have no idea how many people broke into a chorus of Ice Ice Baby when they saw me today. Teehee.

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