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Postby Katiebaby25 » Fri Jan 27, 2012 5:07 pm

playa clothes boot camp[/quote]
is there such a place?[/quote]
sorry I only meant be very tough on your playa costumes in testing them at home they like it :wink:

playa boot camp does sound fun though[/quote]


I know right???[/quote]

jella wrote:Well we are talking a a sparlky bra so I suppose it should be boob camp :wink:


playa boob camp sounds pretty fun too.......
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Postby theCryptofishist » Fri Jan 27, 2012 7:20 pm

jella wrote:Well we are talking a a sparlky bra so I suppose it should be boob camp :wink:

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Postby jella » Fri Jan 27, 2012 10:51 pm

doh..I walked right into that fishy. :oops: ..I'm sad for the burgins that won't experience the booby bar but I'm so happy for piney and Titwi's layed back burn .
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Postby Ratty » Sat Jan 28, 2012 10:18 am

This started out as a XXXL 49rs t-shirt.
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Postby Ratty » Sat Jan 28, 2012 10:20 am

This was also a 49rs shirt. I only added a t-shirt logo and some strips of curtains (cut up).
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Postby Ratty » Sat Jan 28, 2012 10:22 am

Once I get started, I won't stop till the entire curtain is gone.
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Postby BoyScoutGirl » Sat Jan 28, 2012 5:54 pm

Oh, Ratty, I totally dig that brown and curtain skirt.
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Postby jella » Sat Jan 28, 2012 6:47 pm

Great stuff Ratty, I like your style :)
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Postby Ratty » Fri Feb 03, 2012 10:53 am

This is an insideout denim dress. xx Large, slit up the front, threads pulled off to make fringe and a lightweight leather skirt sewn onto the back. I think it looks like wings when I walk.
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Postby Ratty » Fri Feb 03, 2012 10:56 am

This brown and gold skirt has an elastic waist band of 38-42 inches. It just needed some ruffle. (and lots of dust).
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Postby Ratty » Fri Feb 03, 2012 10:59 am

I love the crinkly material of this XXXLG skirt. I didn't even bother to rip open the seam. I cut it, folded it over a couple of times, sewed and used a sash for the tie. Very colorful instant cape. It sways.
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Postby Ratty » Fri Feb 03, 2012 11:00 am

The front is cute but the back is cuter.
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Postby Savannah » Fri Feb 03, 2012 11:23 am

Okay . . . that "Virgin" shirt with pocket square is a scream. :)
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Postby lazerfox » Fri Feb 03, 2012 11:40 am

the denim dress looks like a super hero costume! Love it.

That brown skirt is really pretty too.
All these ruffles make me wish I had curtains :lol:
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Postby BoyScoutGirl » Fri Feb 03, 2012 12:29 pm

I love the technicolor skirt-cape.
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Postby theCryptofishist » Fri Feb 03, 2012 6:56 pm

lazerfox wrote:the denim dress looks like a super hero costume! Love it.

That brown skirt is really pretty too.
All these ruffles make me wish I had curtains :lol:

I love the "quotation" of the bustle. Witty.
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Postby Ratty » Thu Feb 09, 2012 10:04 am

The dress was a size 5 and I'm a 10. Soooooooooo...I'll be wearing it like a pinafore. I opened the seams from the hem to the wrist, (leaving only the fancy cuffs to slip my hands into). Now I can throw on some leopard pants and a sparkly bra and be ready for 'The Brides of March'. Of course it's coming with me to the desert this year. I feel pretty, oh so pretty......
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Postby lazerfox » Thu Feb 09, 2012 10:13 am

you are so creative Ratty! That idea is just brilliant.
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Postby Ratty » Thu Apr 12, 2012 9:17 am

If costumes are out of your 'comfort zone' you can sew some favorite t-shirt pieces on a cool jacket or shirt. Yes. It's a fact. Not everyone wants to dress up. This is a shiny black police jacket.
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Postby Ratty » Thu Apr 12, 2012 9:19 am

I started with a warm, padded jacket to be practical. Girls Rule!!
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Postby Ratty » Thu Apr 12, 2012 9:21 am

A linen shirt is a nice accessory to have just before dark.
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Postby catinthefunnyhat » Thu Apr 12, 2012 9:24 am

Ratty, these are so inspiring!! Thank you!
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Postby Savannah » Thu Apr 12, 2012 2:09 pm

There is something particularly wonderful about the words "Quality Control Supervisor" being attached to a jacket with safety pins. :D
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Postby Ratty » Fri Apr 13, 2012 8:01 am

This was interesting. It'a a velvet bolaro with some stretch velvet from a dress sewn around the bottom.Then I started snipping.
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Postby Ratty » Fri Apr 13, 2012 8:07 am

The cut up part bounces and has a kind of bustle in back. Fun.
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Postby Ratty » Fri Apr 13, 2012 9:22 am

Simple but very eye-catching. (Especially if your eye falls out and gets snagged in the trim.) I sewed one of those knitted scarves around the hood and front of a short sleeved sweater.
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Postby theCryptofishist » Fri Apr 13, 2012 10:45 am

That looks like the sort of yarn that might moop. Please test before bringing it to the playa.
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Postby Ratty » Fri Apr 13, 2012 4:29 pm

Don't worry. Ratty never moops. That's one of the great things about up-cycling used clothing. It's 'mooping' days are over. Any errant threads have long ago fallen off. Everything I make passes the shaken, beaten, dragged behind the car test. I would LOVE to wear some of my sequined and beaded clothes but I can't trust 10,000 pieces to stay on. I stick to shiny fabrics when I want bling. I'm currently working on my poop patrol outfit. I'm VERY excited at the prospect of replacing toilet paper and hand sanitizer with robbidobs. (Go figure).
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Postby Ratty » Sat Apr 14, 2012 8:43 am

Hey! This 'making slices' in fabric turns out to be a cool conversion tool. This stretchy, bouncy, heavy synthetic skirt makes a great cape. I just slit it up the back. (no finishing seams necessary.) I left some fabric intact close to the front edges. Snip, snip and sewed a sash, that I cut in half, onto the collar at the top. The elastic waistband makes it comfortable around my shoulders. I think I could snip a bed sheet and make it into one of those camo sun shades.
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Postby Ratty » Sat Apr 14, 2012 9:44 am

Wow. That was fun. It took 30 minutes to turn this ugly, long, stretchy skirt into a bouncy cape. It'll look great with bunny ears.
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