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1  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: crochet hat for 5 y/o on: May 08, 2012 07:15:30 PM
Super cute hat!  I've made a baseball cap style crochet hat for my hubby and son.  Love this style.  This reminds me that I need one and so does my daughter.  Your brim looks nice and stable - mine always come out a little floppy.  Any tips?
2  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Ear-flap hat on: May 08, 2012 07:10:41 PM
Nice hats!
3  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / MODKID Yoga Skirt from T-shirts on: May 08, 2012 06:53:06 PM

With spring -- well more like summer in the air I thought my daughter needed a new skirt.  I needed a quick project and right now I am into using previously loved materials.  I've always wanted to try the MODKID Yoga Skirt tutorial - http://sewmamasew.com/blog2/2010/06/yoga-skirt-tutorial-tips-on-using-knits/(it has been on my to-do list since 2010) so I thought I'd give it a whirl.  Well it is super easy and if you use a t-shirt it gets that much easier - no side seams for the skirt portion and no hemming.  The hem from the t-shirt becomes your skirt hem. You just need to connect the waistband and the skirt piece.  I used a stretchy knit for the waistband that was suppose to be a hoody I attempted but failed.  I didn't even measure the length, I just cut under the armholes and let the hem fall where it may.   I knew it would be long enough by eyeballing it.  The embellishment was made from t-shirt scraps leftover from other projects.

4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: 2 Old Tees to Ruffle Tee - Added Pics on: June 23, 2010 07:51:42 PM
Thanks for the comments ladies.  Yes, this could be done with a sewing machine just as easy.  I happen to have a serger so of course I used it.  I really enjoyed wearing this top today and got some compliments.  I like making shirts with bands so I don't have to break out the twin needle.  It's not so bad but sometimes I don't want to fool with adjusting tension to minimize "the tunnel".  I added some pics so I could show what it looks like on - they're a little dark because I took them at 8:00 pm.
5  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Felt Hair Clips and Pins on: June 20, 2010 06:20:08 PM
Super cute.  I'm always looking for quick and pretty gift ideas.  If you have the time, I would like a tut.  Thanks.
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / 2 Old Tees to Ruffle Tee - Added Pics on: June 20, 2010 06:03:42 PM

Just added these pics of me in the shirt.  I wore my shirt today (6/23) and had my 6 year old take photos. 

I've been seeing so many cute ruffled t-shirt refashions and I decided it was time for me to make one of my own. I had a black t-shirt that was pretty faded with a hem that was coming undone. I also had a berry colored shirt with holes and it was pretty baggy and saggy. Both were sitting in the my storage bin of clothes that have potential for refashioning - ie not suitable for Goodwill but can't seem to throw it away. After I laid out what I wanted to do I spotted some gray scraps of material (leggings that my daughter put holes in) laying on my sewing table and thought it would be fun to add them to the mix. The black and the berry combination was a little too sweet but the gray made it a little more mismatched and interesting!

Collar Close-up

What I did:

    * Cut the sleeves off the berry colored shirt and cut 1.75" strips
    * Cut 1.75" strips from the leggings
    * Measured the length of the front neck opening and doubled this length to determine how long my ruffled      neckband needed to be
    * Attached strips together with serger
    * Sewed gathering stitch down the middle of the strip and pulled to gather
    * Pinned strip to neckband and adjusted gathers
    * Stitched down with sewing machine
    * Folded the ends under and stitched them at the shoulder seam
    * Cut ~5.5" piece (through both layers) from the berry shirt to create a ~2.5" band
    * Resized the piece based on how I wanted it to fit across my hips by serging a new side seam
    * Folded piece in half and basted together (optional)
    * Divided into 4 pieces (side seams, front, and back)
    * Attached band to the shirt with pins (matching side seams, front, and back)
    * Serged band to shirt

I think that's all the steps:)
7  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Child's Fabric Bracelet on: June 04, 2010 08:30:10 PM
I am on a quest to make handmade gifts for the gazillion birthdays that my kid's attend.  Here is a fabric bracelet that I made from this tutorial http://poppychic.blogspot.com/2010/02/fabric-wrap-bracelet-tutorial.htmlfound at Poppy Chic Designs for one of my daughter's 6 year old buds.  Such a super easy and super cute gift idea.  

I added fray check to the fabric edges and also a few iron-on rhinestones for a little glitz.
8  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / A Few Refashions on: May 19, 2010 07:10:18 PM
I've been trying to do a weekly refashion or repurpose.  Here are a few things I've done lately for the little ones.

First up - I took an old pair of tights and turned them into knee highs.  I had already cut these with intent to make knee highs but after reading a post by Disney at http://www.rufflesandstuff.com/ I was motivated to finish up the job. 

I took my son's old shirt and made a napkin.  I need to make more for our summer excursions.

The picture doesn't do the color of the purple justice but I made my daughter a skirt in her school colors for her last day of kindergarten.  I was inspired by some of the applique designs in the mini Boden catalog.

You can visit me at http://chocolatechiphip.blogspot.com/

9  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: Grey Pinstripe, pink and white for the ultimate girly outfit. PICS on: September 16, 2008 04:10:25 PM
This is super cute.  I have some brown tweed that I want to rock out like this.  Still trying to put it together in my head.  Little Ms. Nyla is so adorable!
10  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: Inspired by a pair of Nyla's cheap lil Kmart shoes!!!!! IMG HEAVY! on: August 05, 2008 10:15:37 AM
OK - That is way 2 cute!  I love what you did with the denim & rainbow fabric.  She is such a fly diva!
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