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Stepping Thru Crazy: Men's Button-Up Refashion... into Ladies Tank!

Stepping Thru Crazy: Men's Button-Up Refashion... into Ladies Tank!
A few years ago, when the hubby and I lived in Florida (this was pre-kids, so make that 5-ish years...) I bought him a button-up shirt for his work. The deal was that he had to wear blue or white button-ups, so I thought, "Why not both at the same time?" And I got him this:Apparently when he wore it to work, his boss told him he looked like a picnic basket, aaand the shirt was retired to the closet. Well, I don't care if I look like a picnic basket, so I decided to turn it into a tank top for myself! It was actually really easy to do... let me try once again to tell you how I used a sewing machine... eh.... First things first, I chopped the sleeves off. Then I slipped the shirt on and pinned in the sides so that it fit. I took off the shirt, flipped it inside out and sewed up the sides where my pins were, trimmed off the excess, flipped it rightside out again, and tried it on to make sure it fit. Then I pinned the armholes the way I wanted them... carefully......and sewed them. That's it!

Cardboard Gift Tags | Family Chic THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2011 | Comments: 17 The arrival of my husband's new bass amp has provided me with an enormous corrugated box to work with. I've been hooked on embroidery these days – so I couldn't resist using the cardboard to stitch up some gift tags for Valentine's Day. I cut out a piece of cardboard and pressed a cookie cutter into it to leave an impression that I could work from. You could also trace with a pencil – but I find this is an easier technique to use with kids and there are no pencil marks to erace. Using a blunt needle, pierce holes into your shape. Thread your needle with yarn and – using a back stitch – fill in your design. This is a great way to teach your kids some basic stitches.

Made By Lex » refashions How To Make Leg Warmers or Boot Socks October 20, 2011 6:13 am Wow! I absolutely love layers. Feel free to accessorize however you like. So cute and stylish and much easier then stuffing your leg and jeans into a tight sock. I hope you all have a beautiful weekend. Tags: boots , leg warmers , socks , sweater , thigh high socks Posted in Original Designs , other , refashions , women's clothing | 69 Comments » Tassel Heels… September 19, 2011 1:01 pm ..or pony shoes. Phillip Lim Vera Wang But these. Giddy-up. Tags: DIY tassel , Fall 2011 tassel , leather tassel , shoe tassel Posted in jewelry , Original Designs , other , refashions | 3 Comments » Loungewear Revolution- Jersey Romper September 13, 2011 9:34 am On of my favorite things to sleep in is this little jersey romper that I have. Get two T’s. Cut the first one off. We’ll use the other one for the shirts part. Here’s what you will have. Sew the crotch together. I also took out a midsection of the top and added an accent piece down the middle.

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DIY As a stay at home mom, the only times I actually have the reason to dress up, or time and energy to try to look decently nice is on Sundays when I go to church. I LOVE dresses so I have plethora of dresses(more than any other clothing item I own) but Sundays and occasional weddings are the only chances I get to wear them really, which is a bummer because I feel like I don't put them in good enough use! So I'm going to try to wear dresses more often, and if I'm a little over dressed sometimes, oh well, who cares? I found this pretty dress online, and I knew it'd be just a tad too short for me since I'm LDS and I wear garments, otherwise I personally think it's a great length(shhh, don't tell my LDS peeps I said that ;), but I knew I could do something about it. Before: I debated between getting fuchsia fabric or white fabric to use to lengthen the dress, and decided to go with the white in the end. After:

Temperature-Sensitive Glass Product Details Color-changing dyes and additives have been offered in paper, plastic, and textiles for some time, but this product takes the idea into a new area: glass tiles. Offered in a range of colors and sensitivities, the tiles change color based on ambient temperature, body temperature, or water temperature. The textured glass surface layer protects and highlights the color-change film on the tile. The base color of the tile can match almost any color, and the temperature change point can be fit to the user’s environment and requirements. The dynamic color change begins at the selected activation temperature and shimmers through three phases, one with each 6–10° rise in temperature. The tiles come in six standard lines.

Make a Custom Pair of Tap Pants By Haley Pierson-Cox For me, summer in NYC means two things: 1) I will eventually wear a light skirt into the subway when my hands are full, and 2) on that day, when I step onto the stairs of the station, a gust of wind will come barreling up from below, lifting my skirt and showing my backside to anyone who cares to look. This year, on the very first nice day, my skirt flew up not once, but twice. In the same commute. Materials: Fabric, 1-2 yards nylon or silkFoldover elastic, 1-3 yards, depending on whether you use a sergerLace, 2-3 yards, optionalMeasuring tape Pattern paper; you can also use newspaperRuler Pencil Sewing machine Serger/overlock machine, optionalFabric scissors/rotary cutter Straight pins Water-soluble fabric marker Directions Step 1: Create the front pattern To get started, use a measuring tape to take the following measurements. Step 2: Create the back pattern To create the back pattern, you will angle the top line up slightly, and extend the bottom/crotch line.

42 Utility Towel Taking Proper Measurements If you have just purchased something from my etsy store, you will need to take some of these measurements; I have specified which measurements to take in the listing of the garment. If you have any questions about them at all, please email me, and I can help you out. Most of these you can take yourself, but I suggest getting a friend to help you take them, they will be more accurate that way. There are a few you will need help with anyway. When you are measuring, don't wear bulky clothing, and don't pull the tape so tight that it is restricting, but don't leave any ease in it either. 1: WaistMeasure around your waist, the smallest part of the torso. 2: BustTake this measurement with the bra you plan on wearing with the dress/top, or no bra if you do not wear one. 3: HipsUse a string or shoe lace to tie off your hips at the fullest part of your butt. Now take the tape measure and follow the string all the way around. 6. 9: Cup SizeA, B, C, D. . . 10: Crotch Depth.

OIL SPILL DISPERSANTS Chemicals Used in Deep Waters Should Be Studied for Use Closer to Coastline| IN FOCUS, 5.2 Chemicals Used in Deep Waters Should Be Studied for Use Closer to Coastline The National Research Council issued a report in 1989 that recommended chemical dispersants be considered as a first response option to oil spills. When the worst oil spill in U.S. history occurred later that year, cleanup crews tried to use oil dispersants at the scene of the Exxon Valdez disaster. Since then, dispersants have been used extensively in other parts of the world, and they have been successfully employed in response to several oil spills in the Gulf of Mexico. Oil spill dispersants are controversial because unlike traditional cleanup techniques, where booms and skimmers are used in attempts to remove oil altogether from the water's surface, dispersants do not reduce the total amount of oil entering the sea. For now, experiments should be conducted in wave tanks, although field testing in actual water environments may be deemed necessary in the future, the report says. -- Bill Kearney

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