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Topic: A Daring Skirt, A Silly Cincher & A Funky Top (IMG Heavy!)  (Read 5748 times)
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« on: August 21, 2009 06:18:42 AM »

Here's a few recent things I've made. First up is this skirt I had lying around for a year or two..

It was too small for me and I never knew what to do with it to make it actually FIT:

It's all in the side! I was in an experimenting mood, and didn't want regular old side panels. Plus it was a great way to use some leftover fabric remnants from here: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=232709.msg2539640#msg2539640

Here's an ugly old tank top I had. I'm not quite sure what compelled me to pick this one out of the piles.. I've never worn it before. I think I got it for free from.. someone. I think the busy pattern caught my eye so I pulled it out.

Ugly old tank top got turned into a little waist cincher.. thingie. I ended up picking out some buttons and covering them in this shiny red fabric; then added a yellow band at the bottom because, well, I was already 2/3 of the way there to having all the primary colours and all. (Hey, it makes sense to *me* Cheesy)

In action.. sort of. I need to tweak it just a bit, make it a little smaller up top because it's still a bit loose. But it's silly and I like it.

Here's a weird shirt with a hoodie. I probably got this from the same place I got that ugly tank top, lol. Never wore it; plus it was really baggy on me. Yikes. (There's my toes in the shot, just because I love the colours on them, lol)

First step was to chop up the blue and use a black tank top for the bottom half, making the shirt more fitted.

How about an appliqued bunny? SmileySmileySmileyCheesy Because it TOTALLY NEEDS ONE.

I really liked how it looked at that point, but I wanted a Funky Shirt, not a Cute Shirt. Wait, how about a corset bit on the side? JUST BECAUSE I CAN!

Wait.. the back is boring too. HOW ABOUT MORE CORSET BITS? And why not diagonal while we're at it! JUST BECAUSE.

Close-up of the bunny I made. I drew up a little template and used the same fabric from the ugly tank top above... placed that under the black fabric, sewed the shape of the bunny with the sewing machine (really tricky but quite fun!) and cut out the black fabric on the inside. Instant awesome! I like to think that it's one of my bunnies I lost earlier this year.. Smiley Added a little button for an eye as well.

Close-up details. I used black velvet fabric (from my Halloween project) for the corset part, and the extra pair red shoelaces that came with my boots, rofl. WOO RECYCLING.

Action-y shot.

Action-y shot of the back. Hard to get a good shot in a bathroom at night Tongue THIS IS MY NEW FAVOURITE SHIRT. YAY!!

« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2009 06:51:29 AM »

Ooo, I love the bunny on the last top!
And the primary colors concept.  It's amusing.
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« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2009 07:23:54 AM »

I love what you did with the hoody!

I am interested in personal swaps!
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« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2009 08:13:38 AM »

I just have to say: Yes, that skirt is very daring, but it is also hella-hawt! Nice work!
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2009 09:38:27 AM »

oh that bunny is making me happy!! Cheesy Great job
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« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2009 11:38:47 AM »

I like the skirt and hoodie best. I have a friend who would totally wear that hoodie in a heartbeat. Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2009 09:15:46 PM »

I really like how the hoodie's lace up part (sorry...total brain fart!) is angled in the back. It sits really well and is a very unique touch Cheesy

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« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2009 09:04:31 AM »

shear genius! .....( pardon the pun ha ha )...... Sometimes I find stuff on the kids rack at the Goodwill that is simply irresistible, bring it home thinking I'll figure out a way to make it fit, then get stumped with sewer's block. Thanks for unblocking my mind. The hoodie dress is great too. I love the diagonal lace-up. kudos
« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2009 08:52:21 PM »

What a great way to spruce up an old skirt!
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« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2009 07:02:49 AM »

this all goes on like butter, baby! Nice work!

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