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20-05-2013
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I want to buy these boots solely to paint the heels and soles black.


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05-06-2013
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My latest costumisation has been shortening this skirt by making a new waistband. I got a little carried away and therefore used a black elasticband since it was the only thing I had, but I am going to wear it with a top or belt covering it anyway.


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07-06-2013
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^^that's a lovely eyelet fabric...
nice for summer...

i rescued a capped sleeve smock top from my friend's giveaway pile...
it's a really beautiful fabric...
navy with very graphic orange print...
but she bought it insanely big...

so i took a tuck pleat at the back by the label and added some gathered elastic near the bust to take in the neckline but keep the volume...

it's an absolute success and i am really pleased with the results!
yay!

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21-12-2013
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i've been doing some stuff lately...
i've got the sewing machine out and i get a little better every day...

been working with cashmere and fur...
just bits and bobs...
will post some stuff eventually...

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06-09-2014
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just a small easy project, but immediately successful...

i have a mini leather bracelet with mini studs which i got sometime in the 80's from a street vendor...
it has always been very special to me because it is almost dainty and the idea of leather in pink was quite charming to me...
however i never wore it because it is pink and nothing else i own is...

finally- i was cleaning my art supplies and found a can of black paint...
i made a swift decision and grabbed the bracelet and just dipped it in the paint...
i let it drip and dry overnight and then i scraped some of the paint off the silver metal studs with a pad...

it is so much better than it ever was and it replaces a black snakeskin bracelet with studs that i lost several years ago...

yattah!!!


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12-11-2014
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so- i have been thinking and thinking and thinking about how to cut my kimonos from my tokyo trip...

and i have finally realized that i am going to have to cut at least one of them really quite short and add a belt...
probably the sleeves will be longer than the jacket...
and the kimono will look like it has a peplum once it is belted...

i am quite surprised to realize this...
but i think it is the right thing to do...
even though it is not at all what i thought about when i bought the pieces...

of course- then i have to figure out what to do with the rest of the fabric...
skirt seems the obvious answer...
but that is definitely not the answer...
hmmm...

chop chop chop...
gonna cut a kimono in pieces...
this should be interesting...
...

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