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1  Re: I heart bumjumpers! in Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects by mand0g on: May 27, 2007 02:58:19 AM
Sorry sweetpea74 I have been offline because I hurt my neck & shoulder & couldn't sew / couldn't type -- very boring. I will put some pics up so you can see what they look like on & give you a quick idea how they are made. If you like I will write a proper tute & take a pic of them not on my daughter when I am fully recovered.

Here is the first pair I made when my daughter was 8 months.

& then this pair made out of an old Benetton jumper I got at the markets.

I just placed the leg of a pair of her pants that were a good fit over the jumper arm & then just cut the j-shape for the crotch. The arm seam I left. Then I sewed up the crotch, sewed a strip of cotton ribbing to the top and turned to the inside to make a tunnel for the waist elastic.

The next year I used the body of the jumper to make her another pair. She is still wearing these ones. People always ask about them when she wears them.

Couldn't resist sticking in a picture of yet another pair, she is still wearing from last year (my daughter is 2 1/2 now). I just gave them a good pull when they were wet to get back some length and get rid of the nappy bum shaping now that she no longer wears nappies.

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2  Overalls to dress (3 images) in Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects by mand0g on: May 13, 2007 05:33:10 AM
I definitely have the refashioning bug. Lucky I have a big bag of our old clothes to work from but it is oh sooo tempting to go goodwill shopping for stuff that is new to me.

Here are the overalls about a year ago, before they got too short.

& as a dress.

To remake them; I cut the legs off just before the snaps started and then undid the bit where the crotch starts to curve so I could sew it down straight. With the leg pieces, I cut the snaps off and cut the leg pieces in half and then pieced them in to one long strip. Then I pleated the strip on to the bottom of the overalls.

So far, my daughter has worn them for a whole day without trying to take them off -- which is a clothing record for us Smiley
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3  Dress to ra-ra skirt (4 images) in Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects by mand0g on: May 13, 2007 05:02:16 AM
Inspired by some of the great clothing reconstruction ideas on craftster I trawled through the bags of clothes I had sorted for goodwill looking for stuff to refashion for my daughter and I. This was a dress someone gave us that was already too small so I remade it into a ra-ra skirt.

The dress

Cut off the top, & kept the flowers & buttons

Made strips from 2 other little dresses & used them to make a flounce for the bottom, & some binding for the top.

& here it is from the back

So far my daughter has refused to wear it since I took the pics, but I live in hope Smiley
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