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1  MODKID Yoga Skirt from T-shirts in Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects by chocolatechip_hip on: May 08, 2012 06:53:06 PM

With spring -- well more like summer in the air I thought my daughter needed a new skirt.  I needed a quick project and right now I am into using previously loved materials.  I've always wanted to try the MODKID Yoga Skirt tutorial - http://sewmamasew.com/blog2/2010/06/yoga-skirt-tutorial-tips-on-using-knits/(it has been on my to-do list since 2010) so I thought I'd give it a whirl.  Well it is super easy and if you use a t-shirt it gets that much easier - no side seams for the skirt portion and no hemming.  The hem from the t-shirt becomes your skirt hem. You just need to connect the waistband and the skirt piece.  I used a stretchy knit for the waistband that was suppose to be a hoody I attempted but failed.  I didn't even measure the length, I just cut under the armholes and let the hem fall where it may.   I knew it would be long enough by eyeballing it.  The embellishment was made from t-shirt scraps leftover from other projects.






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2  2 Old Tees to Ruffle Tee - Added Pics in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by chocolatechip_hip on: June 20, 2010 06:03:42 PM



Just added these pics of me in the shirt.  I wore my shirt today (6/23) and had my 6 year old take photos. 

I've been seeing so many cute ruffled t-shirt refashions and I decided it was time for me to make one of my own. I had a black t-shirt that was pretty faded with a hem that was coming undone. I also had a berry colored shirt with holes and it was pretty baggy and saggy. Both were sitting in the my storage bin of clothes that have potential for refashioning - ie not suitable for Goodwill but can't seem to throw it away. After I laid out what I wanted to do I spotted some gray scraps of material (leggings that my daughter put holes in) laying on my sewing table and thought it would be fun to add them to the mix. The black and the berry combination was a little too sweet but the gray made it a little more mismatched and interesting!



Collar Close-up


What I did:

    * Cut the sleeves off the berry colored shirt and cut 1.75" strips
    * Cut 1.75" strips from the leggings
    * Measured the length of the front neck opening and doubled this length to determine how long my ruffled      neckband needed to be
    * Attached strips together with serger
    * Sewed gathering stitch down the middle of the strip and pulled to gather
    * Pinned strip to neckband and adjusted gathers
    * Stitched down with sewing machine
    * Folded the ends under and stitched them at the shoulder seam
    * Cut ~5.5" piece (through both layers) from the berry shirt to create a ~2.5" band
    * Resized the piece based on how I wanted it to fit across my hips by serging a new side seam
    * Folded piece in half and basted together (optional)
    * Divided into 4 pieces (side seams, front, and back)
    * Attached band to the shirt with pins (matching side seams, front, and back)
    * Serged band to shirt

I think that's all the steps:)
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3  Child's Fabric Bracelet in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by chocolatechip_hip on: June 04, 2010 08:30:10 PM
I am on a quest to make handmade gifts for the gazillion birthdays that my kid's attend.  Here is a fabric bracelet that I made from this tutorial http://poppychic.blogspot.com/2010/02/fabric-wrap-bracelet-tutorial.htmlfound at Poppy Chic Designs for one of my daughter's 6 year old buds.  Such a super easy and super cute gift idea.  



I added fray check to the fabric edges and also a few iron-on rhinestones for a little glitz.
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4  A Few Refashions in Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects by chocolatechip_hip on: May 19, 2010 07:10:18 PM
I've been trying to do a weekly refashion or repurpose.  Here are a few things I've done lately for the little ones.

First up - I took an old pair of tights and turned them into knee highs.  I had already cut these with intent to make knee highs but after reading a post by Disney at http://www.rufflesandstuff.com/ I was motivated to finish up the job. 

I took my son's old shirt and made a napkin.  I need to make more for our summer excursions.


The picture doesn't do the color of the purple justice but I made my daughter a skirt in her school colors for her last day of kindergarten.  I was inspired by some of the applique designs in the mini Boden catalog.

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5  Flower Power Scrappy Style in Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects by chocolatechip_hip on: August 04, 2008 08:49:58 PM
I made my daughter a new little outfit. It was super simple but the top took awhile since I did a patchwork style. The pants are an old Butterick pattern (which I modified the shape for a more modern fit) and the top is modification of McCall 5419. I only had a yard of material and that was chewed up with the pants. I had some pieces left over and I knew I wanted a matching top. I thought of buying a white T and and making an appliqu from the leftover scraps of material. Then I got a creative thought. I was about to throw out this shirt. I spilled something on it.


I had a pair of her old pants that were too worn to give away and I also had pieces from a pair of jeans I cut up last year to make her a skirt.


Here is the final result. I thought it came out real cute. I am really proud of it!  I straight stitched the pieces together, finished the seams by serging, and topstitched with a bright pink thread.  The patchwork pattern is totally random.


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6  Summer Outfit for DD in Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects by chocolatechip_hip on: June 21, 2008 08:48:41 AM
Here's a little something I made for my 4 year old.  It was suppose to be ready for Memorial Day but it is done for the 4th of July.  The shirt is McCall's 5419 made from a star print cotton from Joann's.  The pants are just elastic waist made from a bottom weight cotton.  The pants started out with slant pockets, flat front waist and elasticized back but they looked awful.  I chopped off the top & added a yoke style waistband.




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7  Summer Hat in Sherbet in Crochet: Completed Projects by chocolatechip_hip on: May 21, 2008 05:04:43 AM
As I was flipping through Get Your Crochet On! Hip Hats & Cool Caps by Afya Obomu, I picked out 2 hats that I thought Little Ms. CC Hip would like - Soldier and Vizor.  She wanted Vizor --I think she likes a hat that allows her hair to be free.  I took her to the store to pick out yarn and we both liked this one.  It reminds me of different flavors of sherbet all mixed up together, which definitely makes me reminiscence of summertime when I was young.

Project Specs
Pattern: Vizor from Get Your Crochet On! Hip Hats & Cool Caps
Yarn: 1 skein of Peaches & Creme (Elmore-Pisgah Inc.) 100% Cotton Yarn, 4 Ply Worsted Weight in Pink Lemonade
Hook Size: F (body of hat) & G (bib)
Additional Materials: Snaps & Thread

This was a very simple project.  I resized the hat by making less rows ~51 rather than 55.  This called for reposition of the bib as well which I frogged once to center it properly and to make a larger bib.  The book has instructions on how to make a larger bib.  I finisted this a while ago but just put the snaps on so she could wear it. She loves the hat so I'm happy!  She told me she needed some shades and then she would "Look Cool".






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