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1  Colour Block Tank top/Star Shirt in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by Cookiepockets on: September 14, 2012 12:10:38 PM
Another colour block shirt and a Star shirt.

The colour block shirt was inspired by a tank top I saw at Rickis, I knew Immediately that I could make it so I traced a tank top pattern that I had, cut it into several pieces (after labelling them) and sewed it up.  All of the fabric was kicking around in my stash was really simple to make!

The second top was based on a shirt that I own that no longer fits (it's too short, and too tight), I traced it and found some fabric in my stash that I wanted to use.  I didn't have enough to make sleeves/add length so I used black material for the sleeves/bottom band, and white fabric to use for the neckbands/sleeve bands.

*also, as a side note, I apologize for not 'dolling myself up' for the photos, I'm a naptime crafter who is in serious need of a haircut!*
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2  refashion of a refashion in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by Cookiepockets on: July 20, 2012 08:52:43 PM
I refashioned this top in the winter months from 2 t-shirts and a tank top into a cowl neck shirt.  Since it is now summer in Texas, and I wasn't that fond of the finished top I decided to refashion it again.

The beginning:

The middle:

The End:

While I do realize that the greys are 2 different shades, I sort of like it that way, gives it an interesting look.

Thanks for looking!
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3  Scoopneck shirt to colour block shirt *now with a link to the tute* in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by Cookiepockets on: July 08, 2012 02:00:56 PM
It's been a while since I posted, mostly because I have had it with my sewing machine, and ended  up getting a new one.  Now I am in love, and want to sew as much as I can!

*updated- I posted the tutorial on my blog http://seweffingbored.blogspot.com/2012/07/ruchey-goodness-tutorial.html

I was inspired by this shirt from Rickis http://www.rickis.com/by-category/sale/colour-block-top/prod5101HT169YS5649RM.html.  Since I don't live in Canada at the moment, I figured I would do it myself.

I started with a navy blue shirt (sorry no before picture of the blue shirt, but I have it in black, so this is what it looked like.

I cut the front in half, found a scrap piece of grey fabric and used that.

I want to make this shirt again, next time I am going to make some changes, I am going to add more length to the middle piece of fabric to get more of a ruched look.  I am also going to  cut less fabric from the middle, or not use a light colour because I feel like it draws the eyes a little too wide.
thanks for looking!
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4  Plex! in Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects by Cookiepockets on: March 06, 2012 08:53:36 PM
So after reading this post https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=293030.0
I decided I wanted to make a Plex t-shirt for my sons second birthday.  I know it isn't perfect (the eyes are crooked and wonky) but I am quite proud of it!  I hope my son enjoys wearing it as much as I did making it for him!

Also I made the shirt itself from a scrap t-shirt that i've had since highschool.

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5  What to do with this top in Clothing: Discussion and Questions by Cookiepockets on: February 14, 2012 08:02:10 PM
After I failed miserably trying to make a New Look pattern with this material, I tore it apart and tried to make it a different outfit.  While it isn't exactly what I wanted, it isn't horrid either.  My problem is, I feel like there is something not right about it.  At the moment it's too tight (I'm working on weight loss), but I tried adding a white band to the bottom which I feel is too big, and too long for this top.
Any suggestions on what I could do to fix this top? I'm wondering if I should lose the white strip at the bottom and just hem the shirt as it is.

*edit* I Finally got around to my UFO pile for this shirt.  I decided to ditch the white band and neckband, I traded the white for grey and hemmed the top to a less "in between" length.  I saw some awesome suggestions, but at the end of the day, a band around the middle didn't look as good as I thought it would.  I turned the V-neck to the back because it didn't sit right on me and I think at the end of the day, it looks better than if I had left it as it was.

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6  3 tops into 1 in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by Cookiepockets on: February 14, 2012 07:51:11 PM
So I had 3 Old Navy tops, all were the same charcoal colour  2 were ill fitting and the 3rd was a tank top that had holes in it.  I cut the sleeves off both of tops, and added the 3/4 length sleeves to the top I planned on keeping, cut the 2nd top to make a sort of cowl neck top and used the tank top to add overall length.  I like the results (maybe not the neck, I'm still on the fence about it).  Now I just have to get rid of the grease stain I didn't see until after I took the photo!

First top, I had start unstitching it before thinking I need to take a picture

the second long sleeve top

Final result
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7  Scoopneck to cowl neck. in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by Cookiepockets on: February 02, 2012 06:34:53 PM
So i used to have this boring black top (which I regret not taking a picture of), and I also had a tight black jersey knit skirt (which I never wore, not once  Cry ).
I finally find some time in my schedule to do something with this top .  I hemmed the sleeves to 3/4, cut off the waistband on the skirt and attached it to the bottom of the shirt.  I then used most the skirt to make the neck on this.
I know its nothing fancy, but I'm just happy I will be wearing this top again, because frankly I was getting bored with it.  I must also apologize for the rough looking lady in the photos.  My baby is 3 months old and likes to stay up until midnight.

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8  Mccalls 6353 *Infinity dress* in Sewing Pattern Reviews by Cookiepockets on: June 11, 2011 08:01:35 PM
For those of you who are good at math, or not lazy like myself, this thread isn't for you, because you can make an infinity dress without a pattern Wink.
I myself am terrible at math, and I need guidance along the way with certain things.
I was about to buy a butterick pattern for an infinity dress that wasn't really that great, but McCalls answered my prayers and came out with their own version of it which I bought (as soon as it was on sale).
The pattern itself was a pain in the butt to cut out, and the straps were the most frustrating part (because of their size and length) but sewing it together was relatively simple.
Unlike the normal infinity dresses I've seen online, this has a tube top with it so there is a bit more coverage up top for myself.
I made a dummy version (show in purple) and plan on making a black one for my sisters wedding in september.

I was making a silly face because my husband said "do the Clark smile", I should also note that at the time of my sisters wedding I will be about 8 months pregnant, so I wanted a dress that was going to be stretchy.
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9  Simplest 1st Birthday Top....ever. in Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects by Cookiepockets on: March 06, 2011 09:00:56 PM
I had been looking at first birthday tops for a while, and after some serious searching I discovered something.
They are either
A)made in 12 months sizes
B)Made in bigger sizes, but ugly, or not worth the price for one day of wear.

I decided that my son was just going to mess it up with cake and I would rather not get in a fuss over something that has stains in it that he will only wear once.
So, I pulled from his closet 1 of the 10 white onesies that are currently in his possession, dug through my pile of felt to find his favourite colour (red), and went to word to find a font I liked to make a number 1.
Step 1 was to print the number.
Step 2 was to Cut it out
Step 3 was to sew it into the onesie.
and I was done.

Here is the onesie in question

Here is my son looking pleased with the mess he has made of himself

*I guess I should also say that I know this isn't an original idea, nor is it creative, but I was proud of myself for saving some $$$*
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10  If horses could fly.... in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by Cookiepockets on: March 04, 2011 10:31:16 PM
I've been meaning to start re-conning for a long long time (me being lazy is the reason), I am finally getting around to it.  I'm a little rusty with the sewing, and working with knits has never really been my thing, but I am going to keep at it.

Here is my newest thing.
 I had a horse tank top sitting around for a long time, I never wore it because it didn't fit right, and it sat in a pile for about 4 years.
i started by cutting off the straps (sorry I had cut them before I took the photo.  Also I had to take the photo on my messy kitchen counter.)

With some spare grey material I had I made the top of the shirt, and with bottom I made a band with the bottom of an old black t-shirt I was never going to wear.

Hopefully this is just the beginning of a life long love affair with sewing (I really did miss it).  Also, sorry for no action shots. I'm currently feeling bloated and don't feel like being in a picture.
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