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1  little red riding hood (with some sorta directions) in Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects by amandalouise! on: March 09, 2011 01:51:44 PM
every time i manage to start cleaning I find something to distract me, like my daughter wrapping some red knit fabric around her and prancing around.  Which lead me to read her little red riding hood which lead to her idea of a red cape (ok so maybe i egged her on a bit Grin)  I took so many pictures but my computer rejected my memory card and wiped it clean so I have some cellphone quality ones here (i plan on updating later with better ones)







I've never successfully sewed anything "from scratch" and without a pattern to boot so I'm super proud of this.  



Little Red Hooded Cape

1.  Take fabric *I used red knit* (my overall cape took about  to 1/3  of  a yard & made a size 5 ) and decide length and width youd like it. (I used about for my cape and the remaining for the hood)
*Start measuring height from base of neck
*Make it as wide as you feel needed, youre going to gather it later anyway Wink
-Mark fabric

2. Cut out cape piece.  Hem the bottom and sides.  Add lace or trim to make it more decorative

3.  Gather top of the cape piece

4.  Hem the short sides of the hood piece
*My hood came out HUGE Id suggest folding the hood rectangle in half (hemmed sides together), pin the top closed and plopping on the childs head to get best hood measurements
Once you get the proper sizing of the hood stitch along top with about inch seam allowance. 
* Instead of sewing right to the end I rounded the corner so the hood wouldnt be pointy.  If you do this remember to clip your curves!

5.  Pin hood to gathered piece and sew together

6.  Add ribbons, buttons, a clasp, whatever strikes your fancy.  Then spend all day playing a big bad wolf who eats grandmas!

Its pretty simple, I wish I had taken pictures but usually I dont sew well so I figured Id see how the end came out.  If you have any questions just let me know and Ill try my best to answer them
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2  just a coupla hats :) in Crochet: Completed Projects by amandalouise! on: March 09, 2011 05:36:55 AM
The gray one was supposed to be a beret style but i got cautious with my rounds and ended up crocheting too tight.  Lips sealed  I like how it came out though, very light & perfect for spring.  (i'll write up a pattern if anyone wants,it's very simple)







This is just a regular old hat because little girl there would not stop pestering me until I made her one and i had about a half an hour to whip one up...



I'm really excited because although I've attempted crocheting before I never could really do it.  This time I just went out, picked up some new hooks and just got it!  So hopefully I'll be moving onto more complicated things soon  Wink
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3  simple t-shirt recon :D (a bit pic heavy :x) in Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects by amandalouise! on: January 20, 2011 10:56:46 AM
SO It's nothing fantastic or hard but after YEARS of begging for a sewing machine my mom finally got me one for Christmas.    I've been mostly practicing with paper and little scraps of fabric (and mostly failing  Wink) but i decided to suck it up today and try to accomplish something.  I stole my brothers shirt, cut it down to size and sewed it up.  All in all it took about ten minutes but i'm psyched..... I can't wait till naptime so I can attempt one with a ruffle skirt  Grin

Orginal shirt (size small)



After!  My DD is a size 5/6 in shirts, this is a little tight for my tastes but still fits comfortably  The bulgey bumpy in the bottom near her hips is her belt decor not a total bunch up sewing fail on my part  Wink






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