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1  Re: Let's start a Halloween post, past and present costumes. in Halloween Costumes by marvelous on: September 08, 2007 09:53:47 PM
Love the Tinkerbell costume.  What a cutie!  Great job on the costume too.

This is probably the cheapest costume I'll ever do. 

Last October we had NO money.  I really enjoying doing costumes and was disappointed that I couldn't do much.  A coworker helped me come up with this cheap costume which was a hit. 

I spent $2 for 2 pairs of black socks from the dollar store.  DD had this outfit of a black top and pants which actually had white and pink cats on them, but I turned them inside out. I cut off the legs of a pair of support pantyhose which fit perfectly around her waist.  Using a piece of cardboard from a pizza box as a brace inside the support part of the pantyhose, I stuffed each sock with packing peanuts, threaded each one through the pantyhose and cardboard and voila, a spider!

DD as a spider.



Here she is throwing a fit on the floor, but you can see the arms a little better.


I wanted to thread the arms together so they would move when she did, but I ran out of time.  I think it would have bothered her anyway, but I was still pleased with the results.
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2  From Bridesmaid to Snow White in Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects by marvelous on: September 02, 2007 01:21:50 PM
This is my first post with pictures (finally got 10 posts!), and second reconstruction project.  This site is so cool.  I don't really need to be on here as I don't have that much time as it is, but, this project turned out so well, I just had to share with those who would appreciate it.

This is the blue velvet shirt that I started with.  It was mine, I got lots of use out of it in college, but it was just collecting dust in my closet, so I figured it needed a new life.


This is the yellow bridesmaid dress (I'm on the right) also hanging (really it was on the floor) in my closet getting no use.  We all know I wasn't going to wear it again, so it was going to get a new life also.



The only additions were a remnant of red faux suede fabric that calicokitty gave me for the tear drop shapes in the sleeves (which were TEDIOUS btw--I've never done so much pining!) and the bow.  I also used an old blue dress shirt of mine for the lining of the sleeves.


Using the Simplicity 9384 Snow White pattern, here is DD dressed as a beautiful, Snow White. 






Not too bad, eh?

Why so early for Halloween, you might ask?  I made it for the princess birthday party calicokitty had for her oldest DD just yesterday.  It turned out so well, DD will wear it for the Fall Harvest party (in lieu of Halloween) at church.

This reconstruction project is sorta special to me because I was 6 weeks preggo with DD in the bridesmaid picture, and I wore the blue velvet top one last time to a wedding when I was about 5 months preggo with her.  Just kinda of sentimental to me.

Thanks for letting me share!
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3  From Bridesmaid to Snow White in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by marvelous on: September 02, 2007 01:06:15 PM
This is my first post with pictures (finally got 10 posts!), and second reconstruction project.  This site is so cool.  I don't really need to be on here as I don't have that much time as it is, but, this project turned out so well, I just had to share with those who would appreciate it.

This is the blue velvet shirt that I started with.  It was mine, I got lots of use out of it in college, but it was just collecting dust in my closet, so I figured it needed a new life.


This is the yellow bridesmaid dress (I'm on the right) also hanging (really it was on the floor) in my closet getting no use.  We all know I wasn't going to wear it again, so it was going to get a new life also.



The only additions were a remnant of red faux suede fabric that calicokitty gave me for the tear drop shapes in the sleeves (which were TEDIOUS btw--I've never done so much pining!) and the bow.  I also used an old blue dress shirt of mine for the lining of the sleeves.


Using the Simplicity 9384 Snow White pattern, here is DD dressed as a beautiful, Snow White. 






Not too bad, eh?

Why so early for Halloween, you might ask?  I made it for the princess birthday party calicokitty had for her oldest DD just yesterday.  It turned out so well, DD will wear it for the Fall Harvest party (in lieu of Halloween) at church.

This reconstruction project is sorta special to me because I was 6 weeks preggo with DD in the bridesmaid picture, and I wore the blue velvet top one last time to a wedding when I was about 5 months preggo with her.  Just kinda of sentimental to me.

Thanks for letting me share!
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