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1  New Purple & Blue Outfit & Bows Partially Reconstructed *Picture Happy* in Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects by Underjoyed on: February 13, 2011 01:47:52 PM
I just finished this outfit for my daughter today, It will be the first thing I've made for her that is actually going to get worn ... as long as it doesn't fall apart Wink
The top is partially reconstructed from one of her brothers old T-shirts, The original had some bleach stains on it and a hole in the sleeve, I added the purple knit and the bow & button, I used elastic thread on the sleeves and neckline and used the bottom of the original shirt for the bottom ruffle.
The pants are completely handmade, I didn't use a pattern just kind of winged it, pulled the basic pant pattern out of memory from a tutorial I had used before. They have elastic in the waist and 2 ruffles on the bottom, They're pretty wide at the bottoms, I love them and may have to make some for myself  Grin
We also made the bows, Just alligator clips, grosgrain ribbon, and some blue buttons.
Hope you like it!

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2  99% Recon'd Naruto Costume for 11yr. Old Boy! in Halloween Costumes by Underjoyed on: October 21, 2010 01:22:06 PM
Hey Everyone, This is my first year making my kids costumes and I'm pretty proud of them!
This one is my son's, He wanted to be Naruto, so after looking up a picture online it seemed pretty simple to do.
The only part not recon'd is the headband which he already had.
I didn't take any before pictures but here's a breakdown of what it was made out of:
The Jacket:
Black Fleece Track Jacket (99 cents at the thrift store)
Orange Sweatshirt Pieces are sewn onto the jacket (50 cents for the orange sweatshirt at the thrift store)
The Spiral Patches are made out of Felt (white) and T-Shirt Scraps (Red) & Some Black Fabric Paint I already Had.
The Pants:
I got really lucky and found a pair of bright orange dickies at the thrift store for $2, They were too big but I just put some elastic in the waistband and they're fine now, Kind of a droopy butt going on, not sure if I feel like fixing it since it's just for halloween anyway. The white around the leg is just some fabric scraps.
*I still need to do the boots but I'm going to try and find a pair of high tops at the thrift store, cut out the toe & spray paint them black... that's the idea anyway*
Also, we're going to get some yellow temporary hair spray for halloween.

The first picture is the one I got my ideas from. (The one on the right is Naruto)
Hope you like it!

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3  My First Ami..And A Question! in Amigurumi: Completed Projects by Underjoyed on: May 15, 2010 11:04:27 PM
This is my first Amigurumi, Took me about a week to figure it all out and 2 days to make it. Lot's of mistakes here and there that I know of but the stitching on it doesn't look the same as what I see here on Craftster, Maybe I'm just sloppy? Or am I doing it wrong? Doesn't look as neat and clean as it should, The inside is the side with the "ridges" it's not inside out is it? Any help is much appreciated!

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4  Re: A couple Shirts, a Reconstruction, and some questions *Updated* in Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects by Underjoyed on: March 29, 2010 06:35:35 PM
Well I thought making them into halters would be easy. I was wrong!  Cry
I started with the long sleeve one, First try, too big, Second try, too small, Third Try, too big in a different spot, Fourth try, one of the straps went weird. Anyway! Here it is, it's definitely not perfect but I don't have the patience to mess with it anymore. Going to try the other one tomorrow and hope it goes a little better!  Smiley

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5  A couple Shirts, a Reconstruction, and some questions *Updated* in Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects by Underjoyed on: March 26, 2010 04:37:05 PM
I purchased some ModKids patterns online and tried them out, I think they came out fairly well with the exception of the collars. The first and second tops were supposed to have hoods but I ended up taking them off in an attempt to fix the collars which are still awful. Anyone have any advice?

The first one is made from some retro spaceship fabric, the yellow is from an old dress I made, The green and red are from pillowcases, and the geometric print was purchased online. The response to it so far has been less than great and like I said above, the collar is just terrible  Undecided

The second top is another ModKids pattern, without the hood. After taking the hood off it made the neckline really wide and then...I guess I just don't know how to finish a collar. Any suggestions on that would be much appreciated. All of the fabric I used was purchased on eBay and was more than what I'd normally pay, I'd love to make this more wearable by fixing the collar.

Last thing for today, A T-Shirt of my son's I reconstructed into a halter for my daughter, the pink fabric is a thermal I purchased online, Then I made the pants from scratch with the same thermal. Originally they were full length until I washed them, now they're capri's which works for summer  Wink They have a drawstring in the waist which I really need to finish the holes on before they tear, I assume I would use the button hole stitching on my machine for this? I have no idea how to use that, I would love any advice before I ruin the pants trying it  Tongue

Thanks for looking, C&C welcome.
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6  4 Lovely Recon'd Tops! Pictures Galore! in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by Underjoyed on: September 25, 2008 07:12:08 AM
Hey guys, here are some recons that I just finished up recently. Most of them are of the tube top variety. Can anyone show me some link to easy sleeves to do on recons? It's going to get cold soon and I've got a whole stack of Tees left to cut up!
Any help would be much appreciated!
#1 Victory Records Tee
Sorry about all the boob in the picture, It's tough taking pictures of yourself. I added the stripe fabric to the top, ruffles on the bottom and the entire back is the striped fabric. I get the feeling it's a lil'  circus-y looking? What do u think?

#2 Italia Tee
This one I just cut into squares and added the white to top and bottom and green to the sides. Also resized it just a little bit so it wasn't super boxey.

#3 I <3 Hot Moms! Tee
Who doesn't love hot moms? I cut the next line big and left it unhemmed then I used some elastic thread on the bottom for some ruching, about 3 rows. I'm thinking of added some white long sleeves under the short sleeves for winter, what do you think?

#4 Misfits Tee
I love this shirt, I wish it wasn't so old and faded and the images are a little high but it's still one of my favorites. I added the top and bottom bands, straps, and sides. The fabric is a reversible knit I purchased on ebay, stripes on one side and skulls on the other.

Thanks for looking! Any comments/criticism welcome!
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7  Fun Wrap Pants & A Dress in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by Underjoyed on: September 25, 2008 07:00:25 AM
Hey Everyone! I've been really busy sewing lately but having trouble taking decent photos Angry
I've made 2 Different Wrap pants from the tutorial here
These first ones are more of a capri length, It's hard to tell in the pic but the fabric is dark green with lil' pirate skulls on it. Sometimes the Walmart $1 shelf has fantastic stuff! I made them too short at first so I added some white w/ black dots fabric at the bottom.

The 2nd Pair I made was with some Pink/Black plaid fabric, also from Walmart  Grin
These are full length with some pink ribbon for the ties, I surged all the hems on these instead of regular hemming like the previous ones, Super easy!

And last but not least, Here's a dress I made with some super comfy rib knit fabric. I used a pattern, not sure which one now  Huh I did braided and crossed straps to add a lil' more interest. The fabric is gray with brown stripes. The most comfortable thing ever! The back picture makes it look really bad,  but I swear it doesn't look like that, oh well.

Thanks for checking em out, Any comments/criticism welcome!
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8  3 Tee Recons Warning: Big pics! in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by Underjoyed on: April 02, 2008 06:44:09 PM
These are my first few recons. I'm really happy with how they came out. Enjoy!
#1 Lucky 13 Tee (I love Lucky 13 but their girly tops always stop too short for me so I added the stripes to the bottom and some matching sleeves)

#2 Minnesota Twins Tee (I added the top *I used the tutorial from whatthecraft.com* and added the ruffled bottom...still working on adding some straps..I'm thinking ruffles on them..any ideas? It sorta looks like a swimsuit right now  Tongue)

#3 Random Wal-Mart tee. (I shredded up this green t-shirt with skulls and cupcakes and things on it and added the pink and white fabric. The neckline is a bit wide for my taste and the sleeves a bit tight but I like it anywho)

Thanks for looking! I hope they inspire someone. Any comments or critisism are welcome  Smiley
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9  Faux Corset Top Skulls & Roses Oh my! in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by Underjoyed on: April 02, 2008 06:38:48 PM
This is a lil' fake corset top I whipped up. No pattern just basic measurements. I used some fake leather trim with grommets from Wal-Mart. No boning, No zippers..just a glorified tube top really  Wink Sorry for the big pics

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10  Dragon Dress & Little Mermaid Dress *My First Kid's Post* Lots of pics! in Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects by Underjoyed on: March 28, 2008 05:17:06 PM
Well these are the first 2 wearable dresses I've made for my daughter.

The first is a cute dragon print from the $1 section at Wal-mart with some purple tulle? with RicRac trim and Bias Tape. I'm still a noob so I'm not really sure what Bias Tape is REALLY for but I use it for everything!  Cheesy In this case for the top of dress and straps.

Front: Back/Side: Sitting Pretty:

The 2nd. is made from The Little Mermaid fabric with pink Bias Tape. The stuff at the bottom is some kind of trim for quilts? But I saw and thought.. oooh dress! My daughter is OBSESSED with Ariel. She saw me cutting up the fabric and was so disgusted she had to leave the room. You should have seen the look she gave me!  Cheesy The armholes and neckline are a bit big, any suggestions on an easy way to fix that?

Front: Back/Side: Sitting Pretty:

Well I hope you enjoy, This is my 2nd post and my 1st. post for children's clothing.
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