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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Globalicious bleach pen mehndi - now with cherry blossom tank on: May 23, 2005 12:32:55 PM
Before & after...



a little bit of bleach pen & mehndi  inspiration. This dated, old tube top was on it's way to the charity bin now I can't wait to wear it out! I think I may add halter style straps, coming out from the middle at the front by a large wooden bead.

There is a tutorial on my site on the diy page. Cheers!


I tried another - this time cherry blossoms - I can't stop - no plain shirt is safe!
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Boxy to Foxy: the story of an ugly blazer- now with close-ups! on: April 18, 2005 06:16:06 PM
http://www.deborahmerlo.com/images/blazer1.jpg

Take one thrift shop blazer; good fabric a must! + mis-matched vintage buttons, ribbon & a sequined applique in the same colour scheme. Snip, rip & stitch, trying on frequently to get that perfect snug fit.

http://www.deborahmerlo.com/images/blazer2.jpg

=my fav new clothing item: a cute shrunken blazer.

Sorry no tutorial, just an excerpt from my journal. Every jacket is different. I kept all the edges rough ( I will rue the day when this rough, deconstructed look is no longer in vogue & I will actually have to learn to sew!) & used a zig-zag stitch in constrasting blue thread around all the outside edges for a decorative effect, as well as for keeping the edges from fraying.

Here are the close-ups:

http://www.deborahmerlo.com/images/BlazerDetails.jpg
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Retro all the time! 1920's inspired top on: February 08, 2005 12:56:47 AM
 I haven't posted a project in a while but I have been makin' stuff. I made this 20's inspired, drop waist top for my sis for Christmas & she loved it. I think I'm going to make one for myself.

http://www.deborahmerlo.com/images/top10.jpg
http://www.deborahmerlo.com/images/top11.jpg


Cheers!


4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Madam B, Kimono Top on: October 21, 2004 12:34:20 PM
B as in butterfly.

http://www.deborahmerlo.com/images/kimono9.gif
http://www.deborahmerlo.com/images/kimono11.gif
I like to flutter around in my jeans, but works well for a very dressy outing too.

5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / sexy, sewn, sheer, summer poncho on: August 17, 2004 12:43:27 PM
I wish I could crochet but I can't (yet) so I sewed up this version of a summer poncho.

http://www.deborahmerlo.com/images/poncho8

It's super easy & takes less that an hour.

Cheers big ears!
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