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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / A gathered skirt from T-shirts, and a pixie skirt from a scarf. on: February 13, 2010 09:24:14 PM
I have completed 2 new skirts, both refashions.

The first is a 2-tier gathered skirt made out of 3 black T-shirts. Whenever I hear that someone is cleaning out their closet, I'm there asking, "can I please go through your clothes before you throw them out? Please?!" Which is followed by a confused look and a "uh, ok." So, three black t-shirts that were most likely never worn (due to ugly graphics, etc.) were saved from the landfill and transformed into this beautiful skirt:


The waistband is made from new jersey knit. The bow is made from seam tape that was a scrap from my late grandmother's stash- which would have never been used as seam tape.

The bottom tier has sheer panels that are also from previously used fabric. The sheer panels gives the skirt a nice "peek-a-boo" effect, while still being completely modest.
The second skirt I made, a pixie skirt, started out as a scarf. It is a knit jersey. Some girl left it in my step-brothers' room, but he doesn't know which girl it was. "I'll take that!"
I added some lace going down the side, and some butt ruffles! What could make a pixie skirt better, except butt ruffles?

What do you think?
2  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: My first stuffed toy EVER! on: December 11, 2009 11:28:43 PM
That's so cute!
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Vintage Pink Floyd Shirt: From huge to wearable on: December 09, 2009 01:40:50 PM
This is my very first T-Shirt recon. I started working on it months ago, but I put it in the closet after I ran into some trouble making it. I found it the other day and thought I would give it another go, and this is what I ended up with:



The pictures were taken by someone who couldn't take a picture to save their life, so I apologize for the terrible quality. The white parts that  you see are recycled thermal. I puffed the sleeves and added pockets to the shirt, because shirts with pockets are awesome!

On a side note: I hate how band t-shirts for women are made. They are entirely to short, and I have a pretty short torso, so I can only imagine how much it must suck for you modest, taller girls.

C&C are appreciated.
4  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Wrap Pants Recon'd from too small sheets on: May 24, 2009 01:25:47 PM
Hello there!

I was inspired by Pretty Pistols wrap pants tutorial (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=305086.0) to make make some wrap pants for my daughter out of bedsheets that don't fit our bed!

They were very simple to make and didn't take me very long to finish. I actually messed up on the measurement and made the crotch too small at first, so I had to go back and adjust it and it was very easy to do unlike a traditional pant pattern. (Don't ask me how i know!  Embarrassed ) That got me thinking about how easily these pants can be adjusted for her as she grows, so I left a huge "hem" so that the pant legs can be lengthened in the future.


Pants hanging up:


Side view:


Action shot of baby getting into grandma's sewing stash:


Front view from under table:


She wore these for her daddy's birthday, and the general consensus from the family was they make her look like a samurai!  Grin

Thanks for looking!
5  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: Asian Inspired Pillowcase=New Toddler Pants on: May 24, 2009 01:24:25 PM
These are very cute. I could see them being just fine for a little girl, even without a ruffle.
6  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: Sweetie is 2!! Party Dress on: May 24, 2009 01:06:32 PM
I had a question about the banner. How did you make it so it wouldn't be all flimsy in the wind? Did you use interfacing?
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Sour Apple Romper on: May 24, 2009 10:27:38 AM
You'll be the cutest girl at the pool!  Cheesy
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Purple Alphabet top-- in which I learn an important lesson on: May 24, 2009 10:24:42 AM
I think it looks much better as a shirt, even if the dress did fit properly! Smiley
9  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: Sweetie is 2!! Party Dress on: May 24, 2009 09:26:57 AM
I really like that banner! What a wonderful idea  Cheesy
10  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: Pillow case pants/wrap pants TUTE! on: May 21, 2009 10:03:19 AM
I like these pants a lot, and I just happen to have an extra pillowcase! Thanks for sharing  Smiley
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