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1  Wardrobe for my little rock star in Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects by StacyCK on: September 20, 2012 02:28:56 PM
This was for week #1 of PR&P, where you were supposed to use cuts on a bias.  I did a circle skirt, doubled up, ran stitching lines across the bias and cut in between them.  They will fray nicely.  The sequined piece is a purchased appliqu.  It is sewed on very wellthat took about 2 hours.

This is for week #2 of Project Run and Play, the challenge was to sew something inspired by a fashion icon.  I was looking more for designers that inspire me, and no one inspires me more than Alexander McQueen.  

The fabric is painted, took me about 4 hours and is my own design.  The frosting on the cake are little iron on skulls in cream.  Alexander McQueen used a lot of skull motifs in his work.

Then here are just some basic wardrobe pieces for school. I did it in a S.W.A.P. so everything would match.  She is pretty happy with them. Smiley

Patterns are my own.

Thanks for looking and any comments!
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2  Re: Show Off Your Hair--Dyed, Cut, or Styled by Yourself! in Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects by StacyCK on: June 28, 2012 07:44:42 AM
Here's some of my recent hairstyles.  I really like doing braids.  I colored my hair again last night so it is a nice deep red again.  My roots don't show now LOL!

This one is kind of hard to see.  I put my growing out fringe into a spiral (two strand) braid and straightened the rest.

Well, that is probably good enough.  I took all these pictures with my self timer.  I have a style blog that I put things on and off again.  It helps me keep track of different hairstyles I have done and allows me to show off clothes I have made.

I love seeing all the different colors you ladies do on your hair.  I can't get away with that at my job...red is as far as I can go!
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3  DS and DD sewing, a little bit of everything - Lots of pictures in Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects by StacyCK on: June 20, 2012 09:42:50 AM
As I have posted the stuff I made for me since the last post, I figured I should post what I have made for the little Prince and Princess since last time.

Bear with me, there are lots of pictures.

Most of these are patterns I drafted, but let me know if you have a question on any of them.   I know there are similar tutorials or free patterns for some online.  

Birthday dress this year -

She hasn't even attempted to wear this one and it has been done for about 3 months or so

Costume for school program:

Vest and tie, but not the shirt:

Some clothes going to orphanages:

Thanks for looking and any comments! Smiley
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4  Spring/early summer sewing - dress, tops, skirts - LOTS of pics in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by StacyCK on: June 19, 2012 09:36:55 AM
Well, I seem to be in a sewing lull, so I will share what I have made since my last post here.  I drafted all these patterns, some were from RTW and some were just from measurements.

Skirt only

Thanks for looking! Smiley
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5  A year's worth of sewing (skirts & tops) - lots of pics in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by StacyCK on: March 09, 2012 07:48:42 AM

Here is a bunch of sewing I have done for me since the last time I posted.  I made most of these patterns from using Glad Press n' Seal to make a pattern off of a RTW item.  The skirts are from a pattern I had already drafted, but just did differently (elongated for the maxi skirt, added panels to the pink skirt).  The fitted shirts are a WIP for the pattern.  Not one of them fits right.  *sigh*  All but the pink one is wearable, though.

Here we go...

Top and skirt - It is some type of one-way stretch synthetic knit.  The top is the top of a dress pattern with a few modifications.  Skirt I drafted myself.  The top band of the skirt is doubled up, so it sucks in the tummy.

A rayon shell of an indistinguishable animal print.  Should be good to wear tucked in or just outside.  Pretty simple pattern.

Leggings made from some thick stretchy, shiny gray material.  They fit great.  I put in a 3" waistband, so they are better than Spanx.

Version #1 of my shirt.  It's just a bit big overall.  It is cotton stretch poplin.

Version #2 - Way to tight in the bust and can barely get it over my head.  Going into the donate pile, but it's pretty right??  This fabric is a wierd one, and didn't have much stretch in it.

Version #3 - A little too tight, but wearable.  It is cotton stretch poplin.  I added the tucks by elongating the pattern and then added a stretch chiffon cowl.

Made the skirt, too.  My usual skirt pattern (I wear skirts most days to work).

It has a cream pinstripe in it and it is a stretch poly.

I think this might be linen.  I've had it for several years.  It ended up a little bit big, so I'm glad I forgot to wash this before I made it.  It has 3 panels on the front and 3 on the back with the waistband cut on the bias.  I didn't need to do that, though.  Hopefully, it shrunk up enough when I washed it.

Version #4 - This one ended up too low cut and is a little big.  It is cotton stretch poplin.

Made the maxi skirt with stretch jersey and a 3" waistband.

A tunic with some of my artwork.  I use the freezer paper stencil method of putting it on there.

Another tunic out of a sweater knit.

A swingy skirt - my own design.  It actually has two circle skirts on the bottom, where one is layered a bit over the top of the first one with some pleats.

Simple stretch twill skirt.

This skirt is actually navy blue with a white pinstripe.  Hard to tell.

Maxi skirt out of ITY knit with a 3" elastic waistband.

Thanks for looking! Smiley
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6  Sewing for the boy (lots of pictures) in Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects by StacyCK on: January 23, 2012 07:40:13 AM
I didn't sew anything for DS last summer since he was still fitting into what I had made him the previous year.  I did hem a few pants that he blew the knees out of and made them into shorts, though.

These are the things I made him for Fall/Winter.

This vest I made him for the Ren Faire.  It was a super simple pleather vest to sew up, and most of the time was drawing the dragon on the back with metallic ink markers.  I copied it from a shield that he had.  I had to do a clear spray of poly over it to keep it from smearing.  I made his shirt and pants too, but that was last year. Smiley

The front

These are some pants I made him (not the shirts)

These are a few outfits I made him.  The pants are basically the same pants for all of these.  I make the pockets different sometimes.

wearing the shirt backwards *sigh*

Nice soft jammies

Pirate jammie top

Wrist wallet

Soft fleece pants (I also made a grey fleece pair and just a regular black pair)

So...that's what I have made for my son.  I'll have to look through his closet for next summer.  I think he will need some shorts but he seems to have a lot of t-shirts already.

Thanks for looking and any comments! Smiley
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7  Last 6 months of sewing for the girl (lots of pictures) in Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects by StacyCK on: January 19, 2012 09:59:40 AM
Here is my 6 month "show-all" of what I have sewed up for the kiddos.  Majority of the clothing are patterns I made.  I'll do another post later of DS' clothes since this ended up a bit long.

Any questions on the construction and I will be happy to answer.  I have blogged everything so it is all mostly written down.

Here goes...

This was DD's birthday dress last May.  It is my own pattern and took many hours hand-sewing the silver cording on the bodice.  She doesn't wear it very often, but looks like a princess when she does. It is very twirly.  

A birthday gift for a friend of DD's.  I have a tutorial and size 5 pattern for this style of dress if anyone is interested.  Just let me know.

She wore this outfit all the time last summer. Fun and comfy!

A flounced skort with bike shorts attached.  Another well-worn outfit.  Able to handle the monkey bars with no undies showing.

She wore this ONCE I think.  Getting out of wearing dresses, unfortunately.  

This one I got the inspiration from Chasing Fireflies (tons of cute girl clothes).  This is a princess seamed dress in stretch denim with godets.

New bikini design for the girl.  I'm going to try to do a tutorial on this one at some point this spring.  I made two others of this style, too.  She wears this one the most, though.

Another few skorts.

Then we have clothes for Fall.

I was obviously making the leggings a bit too long.  Oh well, she will grow.

The Christmas card outfit.  Upcyled the skirt from a dress I wasn't wearing.  I made the vest a bit too tight, so it's not getting much wearing.

Better view of the shirt:

The Christmas card:

Upcyled sweater from one I didn't wear.

Mullet top with matching pants. The brown knit actually has some sparkly threads in it but it doesn't photograph well.

Sparkly holiday outfit.

Comfy - jeggings and minky top

Thanks for looking and any comments. Smiley
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8  Tops n Skirts n Dresses, Oh My! A year's worth of work in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by StacyCK on: May 09, 2011 11:40:54 AM
Since I just posted all the stuff I've sewn for my kids in the last 6 months, I thought I would post what I've made for me.  I think it's been about a year since I last posted what I've made for me.  Many of these are patterns I made - a few are modifications.  The orange shirt below - the sleeves and inset is my own fabric design that I got printed at spoonflower.  Let me know if you have any questions on the construction.

Just the skirt -

Shirt + skirt (made the skirt a few years ago, though)

Shirred dress - swimsuit cover up

SKirt only

Back of skirt  - didn't turn out so hot

Hard to see - it has a bunch of knit scraps sewn into the neckline and the front is completely lined

Dress - my own pattern

Traced off a RTW tank for this pattern -

Same tank, but with fabric I designed.  Got it printed at Spoonflower in organic cotton knit


Thanks for looking!  Smiley
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9  Re: The last 6 months of kids sewing - picture heavy in Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects by StacyCK on: May 07, 2011 06:51:05 AM
Thanks so much everyone!

Padester - I'm pretty lucky my son doesn't really care what I dress him in - he's pretty easy going right now.  I know it will come a time that he won't care to wear what I make him, either.

Shan-E-bear - here is the front of the dress:

front of stella dress by Stacy CK Photography, on Flickr

norahkate - I use patterns for some things (like the Christmas stuff) but I usually modify them to some degree.  For instance her Christmas nightgown was supposed to have a fake placket in the front and button in the back which was utter nonsense.  I changed it to a real placket in the front and no button in the back, as she can readily dress herself at this age and I'd prefer she do it.

I have a basic bodice block that I modify for many of her dresses.  My son's clothes are mostly Ottobre patterns, but the pants are heavily modified in the pockets.  For the pink/green dress, it is basically my tutorial I shared a few years back for a shirred sundress, but the front was different pieces of ruffled fabric sewn together.  It wasn't the easiest to put together due to the piping.  I based it off a dress I saw on Stella McCartneys kids clothes site.  Here is the original dress: http://www.stellamccartneykids.com/minnie-girls-smocked-strappy-dress-light-blue.htm?ProductId=720253267&FiltreCouleur=0061&SEL=0
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10  The last 6 months of kids sewing - picture heavy in Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects by StacyCK on: May 06, 2011 11:47:54 AM
Well I only seem to post here every 6 months or so.  Most of these are my own pattern or modified patterns.  All stencils except the Onix one is my artwork.  If there is anything you have a question on the construction...ask away!

Thanks for looking!  Grin
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