Here's a pic of one of my new creations. I made this shirt without a pattern. For the shiny bit at the top, I took a dressy blouse and cut off the bottom of it. For the rest of it, I used black stretchy material leftover from a skirt I made, and white material from some hacked-up t-shirts to construct the rest of the shirt. The slightly sticky-out bit on the left of the photo is from an awkward joining of strips of material right there, and is usually not very noticeable.
The gorgeous bracelet and earrings were made by my mom, as is the painting in the background. (Her website is marytelfer.com)
(Still no camera cord, but my mother kindly took a picture of me with her camera and emailed it to me.)