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« on: July 20, 2007 05:53:48 PM »

We weren't planning to dress up for the Harry Potter Book Release.  But...

Right around 1pm, I was leaving a Dr's appointment and noticed the Salvation Army across the street.

Doesn't hurt to take a peek right?  And everything was half off today... heh heh heh  Wink

15 min and $7 lighter I find myself heading to Michaels.  I grabbed a few iron-on letters and numbers and off I went.

I got these two jerseys done in about 2 hours.  

This is my first sewing project using my new Hello Kitty machine and the last time I used a sewing machine was 1983 in 7th grade Home Ec class...   Embarrassed I wasn't expecting it to turn out well at all.   Comments appreciated

July 24 added more photos and instructions

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v91/jigglypuff-esq/DSC00299.jpg
My hubby doing his Malfoy scowl.

Started with this reversible Green and White basketball jersey

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v91/jigglypuff-esq/DSC00288.jpg

and this black and grey windbreaker hoodie:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v91/jigglypuff-esq/DSC00289.jpg

I used my seam ripper and removed the white jersey, then layered over the black windbreaker hoodie to look like this:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v91/jigglypuff-esq/DSC00290.jpg

Cut out the snaps at the neckline, cut out windbreaker front pockets (to reduce bulkiness under jersey), yanked out hoodie drawstring and waistband drawstring and used for lacing the holes where snaps had been.

Iron on - Malfoy on back, Seeker and a large S on front.

I also bought oversize numbers that would NOT adhere to the jersey material no matter what I did. I was about to give up but then I ironed them onto white felt, cut them out and tried to sew them into place.  The jersey fabric kept catching/snagging on my machine's metal plate and the rubbery numbers kept getting stuck on my sewing foot, so I covered both sides with tissue paper to get them to slide under the sewing foot. Then just ripped tissue paper off when I was done.  (I picked up that tip here on Craftster - I would not have known what to do otherwise except hand sew... so YAY Craftster!) Wink

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v91/jigglypuff-esq/DSC00291.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v91/jigglypuff-esq/DSC00292.jpg

Finally I trimmed down the neckline of the jersey and sewed it down right onto the windbreaker.  I left the armholes and body free for ease of movement and it worked out best that way.

FRONT

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v91/jigglypuff-esq/jersey.jpg

Back

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v91/jigglypuff-esq/jerseyback.jpg

I also got a green and black American Eagle rugby jersey for $1.25
Back - just iron on letters
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v91/jigglypuff-esq/rugbyback.jpg

Front - just cut a slit, added lacing
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v91/jigglypuff-esq/rugby.jpg

We had a nice time at the book release and I spent close to the entire weekend reading the book.  Unfortunately I got word yesterday that my husband will have to go to Iraq in two weeks time for over 7 months,  and he isn't getting any days off before he goes.  Cry After he broke the bad news and told me he will miss our son's birthday, our daughter's birthday, his birthday, my birthday, Thanksgiving, Valentine's Day, AND Christmas - he said - oh and I won't get a chance to read HP7 before I go either.   Roll Eyes

I squirted him with a nearby watergun in lieu of throwing the 759 page hardback at his head.  
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« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2007 07:03:53 PM »

wow! those are amazing. even though im a gryiffndor girl. Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2007 11:10:45 AM »

thats cool!!!  Wink
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« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2007 10:32:53 PM »

Not a big fan of Harry Potter, but these are nicely done, I shall try it. With... other... things...
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« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2007 08:55:09 AM »

wow! those are amazing. even though im a gryiffndor girl. Cheesy
Wink Yeah. I'm a Gryffindor girl myself and my little boy will be in Gryffindor garb come Halloween.  However, leaving everything to the last minute, Slytherin colors are what turned up on my mad dash through the thrift store.  Hubs physically resembles Draco the most I suppose - so worked out all right. Tongue

I was originally thinking a Professor Trelawney costume for myself, but I don't wear glasses and haven't the faintest idea where to get a pair like that.  Any ideas for Halloween - since I have a few months to pull something together? Huh
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« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2007 09:16:55 PM »

I was originally thinking a Professor Trelawney costume for myself, but I don't wear glasses and haven't the faintest idea where to get a pair like that.  Any ideas for Halloween - since I have a few months to pull something together? Huh

Probably the best way to get Trelawney glasses would be to get a pair of inexpensive sunglasses, remove the lenses, and alter the glasses with wire to the shape you want.  You won't get the thick glasses lens effect, but you'll be able to see.  Smiley  If you really want the thick glasses lens effect, you could use a cheap magnifying glass, too. 
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« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2007 04:21:07 PM »

I love the idea! And I'm so sorry to hear that your husband is overseas for a while. I hope everything goes well for him.

How do you like your Hello Kitty sewing machine? I'm thinking of buying one, but would like an opinion other than what the websites and the box have to say.
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« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2007 07:04:10 PM »

Thanks for the kind words.  I love my aqua green HK and it seems like I am working on it all the time.  I wrote a review on patternreview.com as well.  I have tried several different fabrics and thicknesses on it and it has worked like a dream.  I really love mine, even though my sewing skills are novice.

There is another crafter on here, by the name of 'madpimp'.  Her stuff is AMAZING!  That kimono hoodie creation took craftster by storm.  She uses the same machine and whips up some pretty awesome things on it.  So she might be another one to ask.  Good luck!
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