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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  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.
3  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!
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