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Topic: recon mania! pod racing, etc. NOW with mini tut  (Read 5601 times)
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« on: January 02, 2005 01:43:50 PM »

hey everyone!
here is some stuff that i've had around for awhile but i haven't posted until now. first, a star wars pod racing skirt made from- what else- a thriftstore pillowcase. it has box pleats and the waistband is the top of the pillowcase (it says Pod Race on it)

aaand the back... my mother says it makes my butt look big. whatever.

my wagon train tank top... this was a tshirt i had as a kid and i loved the design on the front (it's from this Oregon Trail reenactment thing)

the back

a tube top i made out of a random huge tshirt. there are panels cut from white tshirts with turquoise lace overlay on the sides.

the back.. hopefully you can see the lace bit

that's all for now! please excuse how pasty i am.... winters in minnesota don't allow too many opportunities to tan. plus, skin cancer sucks. comments would be awesome!
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« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2005 02:00:45 PM »

Love the skirt and the tanktop! Did you use a tutorial for reconstructing that oregon trail shirt? If not, please post one!
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2005 02:39:09 PM »

I love the last one!
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« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2005 03:44:11 PM »

that skirt is so cute.... Cheesy Grin

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« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2005 09:25:02 AM »

wow. I'm surprised you don't have more praise here, you did a wonderful job!

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« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2005 10:06:56 AM »

they look really good! i especially love the lace overlay panels!! well done!

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« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2005 12:24:58 PM »

I like #2. Could you describe how you did it?


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« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2005 02:46:47 PM »

thanks for the comments! i love this community.
for the oregon trail tank top, i just used a tanktop i have for a pattern. since the tshirt wasn't very stretchy i used a tanktop that wasn't very stretchy too. the trim and straps are 1/4-inch bias tape. i sewed the bias tape in just 2 pieces, so the trim and the straps are the same pieces.

The first drawing is how i sewed on the first piece of trim and the first set of straps (in black). The red dots are the ends of the bias tape.

The second drawing is the next piece of trim and the second set of straps (in blue). again, the red dots show the ends of the bias tape:

make sure you stitch over the place where the straps come together to reinforce it, as show by the lime green zigzags.

hope that helps... if anything is too vague or unclear please tell me and i'll try to help!

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« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2005 02:55:43 PM »

I love the tank top!  It's so cute and it looks so easy.  It sounds perfect for too small shirts!
« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2005 05:34:09 PM »

I'm totally digging the lace over the white t-shirt. It looks fabu.

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