07 Oct

Win: 5-Minute Low Back Bra

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Pin Reaper: Deb

My Blog: http://debsinstitches.com

Twitter: debslosingit

Original Inspiration: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/251638697902162287/ via http://www.flickr.com/photos/53737603@N04/8283547164/

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What I Did: I have a dress and a few shirts with very low back necklines. As someone who caries an F cup bust, going braless (or even finding a dependable low back bra) is not an option. This pin gave a super quick solution to my problem. I made my own bra hook hardware with hooks and eyes and a bit of interfaced fabric which I attached to the elastic instead of using pre-made hardware.

The photos shows the bra’s horizontal strap relative to my tattoo- the upper part of my tattoo is generally even with the upper edge of the horizontal strap.

Blog Post Detailing The Experience: http://debsinstitches.com/2014/06/19/kwik-sew-1425-view-c/

My Result:

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Next Time I Will: I think this is a great idea, but its success depends on your weight. The elastic will sit at the narrowest point of your body naturally, and the heavier you are, the higher that point will be. I am heavier, so my natural waistline is a bit higher, meaning the bra strap does not get pulled down as far as on someone much thinner.

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27 Aug

Win: Doctor Who Tardis Shirt

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Pin Reaper: MissusTodd

Original Inspiration: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/415316396857041559/

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What I Did: First off, please ignore the mess in the background; it was a crafty weekend! Second, I decided to go with a different design than the inspiration, because I wanted to use a black shirt (and my son wanted something a bit different than the usual Doctor Who/Tardis fare.) I used clear contact paper and a craft knife to make my stencil to help avoid the dreaded “bleed-under” you can get from just using stencil paper or cardboard. I also used a 100% cotton shirt, which is an absolute NECESSITY when making bleach stencil shirts. (I learned the hard way when I thought a 90/10% blend would work in a previous attempt. Much sadness.) I find that the less detailed stencils work best, but with patience you can make most anything work. At the end of the day, this was a Pinterest WIN all the way…….and my son LOVED it! :)

My Result:

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Next Time I Will: Nothing different. Again: 100% cotton shirt, simple/bold stencil design, contact paper, and you are in business!

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12 Aug

Fail: Braided-back Shirt

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Pin Reaper: Erica

Original Inspiration: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/330381322637194143/ via http://livingwithjane.com/diy-braided-back-shirt

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What I Did: Girls night gone bad.

My Result:

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12 Jun

Fail: Leopard Accessory

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Pin Reaper: Blendra

My Blog: http://blendra.com

Twitter: www.twitter.com/blendra

Original Inspiration: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/3588874676926708/

What I Did: I was trying to find something to wear with my leopard print boots. Haha.

Blog Post Detailing The Experience: http://blendra.com/laugh/embrace-your-true-self

My Result:

Pinterest Fail leopard boot outfit inspiration

 

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27 Jul

Fail: DIY Workout Tank

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Name: skyler

Original Inspiration: http://pinterest.com/pin/33847434671725865/, via http://www.blogilates.com/fashion-2/diy-racerback-workout-shirt-tutorial

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What I Did: Tried to make a workout tank…instead turned out to look like a kids shirt. :(

My Result:

pinterest fail DIY workout tank

Next Time I Will:  Won’t be saved…to the garbage. not trying again.

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