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1  Stripey Dress in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by tidesong on: May 19, 2013 05:12:07 AM
Hiya I sorta winged the pattern although I knew I roughly wanted to make it like another dress I had.
The cloth is a light smooth cotton... so its not stretchy... but
Still too scared to attempt zips again yet, so it has an elastic waistband.

I searched how to make a curved neckline stay flat and I finally got it right!

The skirt part is just a gathered slight A line... I custom fit the neck line by using a thread to scrunch up the middle and tried until it fitted hehe.

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2  Denim shoes in Shoes: Completed Projects by tidesong on: October 26, 2010 09:35:09 AM

One of my shoes's top layer pretty much disintegrated, so I underwent the task of covering the entire surface with fabric. P.s. I did submit this to ecouterre... so no panicing about ripoffs or what not.

Staring out: the bare shoe... with the top layer all peeled off , some naturally, the rest I helped it along by hand...

Next brain storming with ideas!

Decided I didn't like that enough to wear it, so thought up another. Here is the step where I start masking tape stuff in place so I have an anchor while I sew.

The curved needle is perfect for this task!!!

More sewing:

Placing the toecap:

Placing the zip(as decoration):

Final product!!!:
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3  Tunic to dress, dress to skirt, and a tube to halter dress in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by tidesong on: September 22, 2010 04:53:37 AM
I made a tunic into a dress, it was all blue at first, then i cut up the middle part and added the white part in from another skirt I got tired of wearing hehe.

This was a short tube dress, hit my legs at a not so flattering height, so I added the cream coloured part on the bottom and also a halter neck so it will stay up!

And also I cut up a denim dress to salvage the chest area to use as the waist for a denim skirt instead. The denim dress's denim was not enough so I bought more denim to sew the bottom on
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4  Mini leather bag with a lace ribbon to close it in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by tidesong on: August 17, 2010 09:21:15 AM
My first leather bag. I got two A4 pieces of scrap from ebay because I thought that would be the bare minimum to make something and it was.

I had a rough idea and did a simple mock up with construction paper. After that I just went ahead and winged it. I did all leather sewing by hand with an awl and a piece of cardboard. I used cotton covered polyester thread, meant for quilting because it was the biggest one I could find. I think I need to get a proper thread for leather next time round.

I first did sewed the leather part inside out.

Then I sewed the insides from a stiff satiny material I got on clearance sometime back. I winged it again and it turned out a big bigger than the outside, especially when I was sewing. I guess this is a hazard I'll have to make it a lil smaller next time, but better than too small no?

I combined both parts together, then decided that I couldn't take the stress of figuring out magnetic closures, so I cut a piece of lace and used it to wrap around the bag as a closure.
I also added a small piece of cloth that I could clip an existing bag strap onto.

Here are some details in the construction phase

More views of the finished product

Ribbon to the side, for when the bag can be opened

Ribbon across the bag, as a closure

Side view

Inside view
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5  Baby set in Crochet: Completed Projects by tidesong on: March 28, 2010 09:27:15 AM
I made a pair of booties, mittens and cap for my friends baby! All free hand, the booties were inspired by all the sneaker style booties I saw around!
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6  Decorate flats with cloth! in Shoes: Completed Projects by tidesong on: January 11, 2010 04:14:41 AM
I just found these cotton flats from rubi and got an idea that maybe they would take to some sewing, so I tried my hand at it and it worked! I wore it out for a whole day and nothing broke or fell off SmileySmiley

Also I had these other flats that I had decorated earlier on, the stickered bits started to pop up and make lots of wierd noises so I didn't want them anymore. I tore them off and sewed on a piece of houndstooth cloth!

The older decoration:

The new one!
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7  Ruffly lacy bag in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by tidesong on: January 07, 2010 05:05:43 AM
Made this bag for a friend Cheesy
Just winged the pattern. Made mistakes and it turned out smaller than I expected hehe.

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8  Embroidery Transplant in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by tidesong on: May 10, 2009 06:30:53 AM
As per my previous thread in discussion, I have finally completed the (moving of the) embroidery over to the plain white dress
discussion thread:

(note: yeah, I haven't fixed that black shirt yet)

I decided to remove the sleeves and lengthen the dress as well for good measure, so here it is with me wearing it
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9  Dress for a wedding dinner in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by tidesong on: May 03, 2009 08:07:50 AM
Made this dress to wear to a wedding dinner. I added a zip and found out that I didn't need to open the zip to put it on. Still very happy with the zip results. Friend suggested using masking tape to tape the zip in place before I tacked it because the silky material was too slippery to even tack properly. That was a great tip!!! (even if I don't really use the zip lol.)

Its made from two fabrics, one is a print on black fabric the other is just plain black. I was inspired by all the handkerchief, scarf and colour blocking styles going down the runways like a couple seasons back.

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10  Crochet Cake slice in Amigurumi: Completed Projects by tidesong on: February 01, 2009 05:37:09 AM
Can't help trying my hand at these things... I've been very inspired by the multiple food-a-likes whether in plush, clay or crochet form. So here's my take on the cake slice:
p.s. this was entirely winged as usual, no patterns used or created...

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