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1  how to fix a waist gap in a bathing suit bottom in Clothing: Discussion and Questions by I.D.ten.T error on: June 28, 2014 08:06:39 PM
So I made my daughter a boy shorts bathing suit bottom (still working on the top)  After sewing everything together (it's reversible as well which was a huge pain in the ass) I noticed that the wait gaps at the back.  It's not a huge gap, but I  find it unsightly and worry that it will effect how it stays up while swimming. To insert the elastic I sewed it to the waistband seam allowance and then sewed it between the two fabrics so it's not like I can just tighten the elastic very easily.  (It seemed like such a genius idea at the time... )
Any ideas how I can bring the gap in without completely undoing EVERYTHING? 

This is the elastic sewn to the seam allowance

This is the finished waistband 

The finished shorts
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2  Nananananana BATDRESS! in Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects by I.D.ten.T error on: April 28, 2014 10:03:18 AM
*sorry for blurry pictures, it's impossible to get her to stand still for a picture when she's not over the moon excited.  These were hard enough to get*

I've had these awesome red silk Pj's stashed in my "reuse" pile for ever, saving them for the perfect project because the fabric is so great, but limited.  At first I was going to use it with some black crushed velvet I also had to make my daught an evil queen dress for her 5th birthday.  Then of course I realized her birthday's in July and an evil queen dress would probably give her heat stroke.  She's been big on Batman lately so I came up with this:

Originally I wanted both skirts to be pixie cut with alternating points, but I didn't realize I had cut out the wrong skirt pattern piece until I had 4/8 cut out  so I went with a full circle for the red underskirt and I think it works just fine. 

Cutting out the symbol was a total pain.  It took me three tries before I figured out to use some interfacing on the black to make it stiff enough to keep the right shape.  Then I glued it onto the red and appliqued it afterwards. 

She's pretty darn stoked about it.  The best part is the first time we took her out she had at least four people compliment her on it.  She's pretty good about giving me credit for making it for her.
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3  Princess dress in Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects by I.D.ten.T error on: December 14, 2012 08:44:55 AM
My 3 yo would rather wear camo than frills, and that's awesome.  But I wanted to make her a princess dress to put in her dress up box, but also have it be something she could wear out and about as well. So I came up with this.

I'm really proud of it because I actually finished the edges of the purple fabric that frays really bad.

  It's my first hidden zipper.

I top stitched where ever I could.

I paid attention to the details.
And if I messed up I seam ripped and redid it (3 times).  I didn't use the "no onesgonna look that close to it" excuse I always do when I get rushy and lazy with the stuff I make. 

I do still need to hem the skirt as its way too long right now.. but I'm excited.  She loves it and made me promise that the next time she tries it on I won't make her take it off again. Smiley
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4  wire wrapped beach glass 1st attempts in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by I.D.ten.T error on: September 08, 2012 12:08:12 PM
I made these pendants using beach glass from my collection (my toddler and i spend hours beach combing looking for glass, I'm a little obsessed. )  Since I'm just starting off and these were just for myself and to give away to my sisters and mom I used silver plated copper wire which was cheaper.  Once I've used it all up hopefully I'll be better at it and will be able to buy the more expensive silver and start selling.   Smiley

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5  Skull dresses for 10 month and 3 year old girls in Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects by I.D.ten.T error on: June 01, 2010 03:12:01 PM
I made the bigger dress for my friends three year old and then decided that it was so cute that my 10 month old HAD to have one as well.  Now that shes actually walking, she'll be wearing it alot more Smiley

BOth are halter dresses with circle skirts and I appliqued the Skull and X bones on using the same camo material.   I want one for myself! lol
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6  Camping gear for my 10 month old girl in Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects by I.D.ten.T error on: May 31, 2010 02:48:32 PM
So we took our 10 month old daughter for her first camping trip this weekend.  To commemorate her first of MANY outdoor excursions I just HAD to make her a little outfit, luckily enough I had this awsome canvas material I picked up at a yard sale while I was pregnant.

The whole outfit.  Sun hat, jacket and cargos.  It all turned out great considering that I was rushing to get it done in time for camping (I decided she needed the outfit 4 days before we left, and still needed time to do laundry, packing and other mommy duties.. lol)

Close up of the Jacket.  Its lined with a soft purple material.  Snap closure.  I did alot of stitching detail, which isn't perfect since I was rushing, but I like the way it looks from far away.  I wanted her to have as many pockets as possible.  Its big on her, so It should hopefully last the whole camping season.

The pants I'm totally proud of.  I've never done a fly before, or an elastic backed waistband, or set in front pockets.  The side pockets each have a second pocket on top of it, which I have never done either.  Theres TONS of pockets for her to fill with rocks and sea shells as she gets older.

Back of the pants. After I had them pretty much finished and tried them on her I realised that the bum barely covered her actual butt. So I had to rip it apart somewhat and add in a rise at the back (another first) so now theres full bum coverager.  I also rememebered to leave a lot of extra elastic so that as she grows I can let the elastic out, because the pants were quite huge before adding the elastic they should nicely turn into capris when shes bigger. (or if I'm feeling really adventerous, I can turn them into zip offs! )

The hat is reversable as well!  My husband thinks that the grey is too boyish so he likes the purple side for when shes not wearing the rest of the gear. 
The whole thing looked soo cute on her. And she was able to crawl around on the ground in the mud (it rained all weekend) without getting too wet, and afterwards it wasn't even dirty!  I'm tempted to make some saftey pin fishing lure "hooks" to add to the hat to make it really authentic.

C&C appreciated!
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7  Murder Slipers for my 9 month old in Shoes: Completed Projects by I.D.ten.T error on: April 27, 2010 03:25:44 PM
My daughter needs to wear shoes all the time because shes obsessed with standing and furniture walking. She slips and falls on her face too much if shes got on just socks, and she gets really cold feet when she goes barefoot.  But Im much too cheap to want to shell out $30 for shoes shes going to grow out of in three months anyways, and thats for cheapies.
So my solution:
Take old jeans, some shelf liner for grip, and make her a pair of soft soled shoes but thats pretty plain and boring. So I stenciled the name and logo of one of our favorite metal bands. Macabre sings about serial killers mostly, so they've been nicknamed "murder Metal" so these are her "murder slippers" 
my friends have requested adult sized pairs.

the mouse is for size comparasion. 
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8  Girls like trains too!! in Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects by I.D.ten.T error on: April 27, 2010 03:19:01 PM
I got this Thomas the Tank Engine fabric to make my 3 year old nephew some pyjams.  I still had lots left over (I love Buy one get yard get one free sales, I always buy twice as much as I need) so I made this dress to either give to one of my friends little girls, keep it for a few years until my daugher grows into it or sell it.. (which ever comes first I guess)  lol
I used Vegbees halter dress pattern (I love it) and used a circle skirt for twirl a bility
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9  dress for my friends daughter in Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects by I.D.ten.T error on: March 20, 2010 04:51:21 PM
she refuses to wear anything girlie or frilly, but I really wanted to make her something cute, sO i used Vegbees halter dress pattern and made this:

i hope shell like it and actually wear it.. she loves camo.
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10  hUGH Hefner inspired lounge wear for my 3 yr old nephew in Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects by I.D.ten.T error on: March 20, 2010 04:45:33 PM
My sister asked if I could make my nephew something for his upcoming birthdday.  I decided on PJs.  My husband then decided that they should be a replica of what hugh Hefner is famous for, luxiourious lounge weaR.
http://reality_bytes.today.com/files/2009/03/holly_hef08.jpg this is whaT I was going for   and this is what I got...

The shirt was really hard for me to figure out, I made my own pattern and did about 6 test runs before i cut into the purple fabric my husband picked out. *note to self, never let Hubby pick out fabric again because he will always pick something that is a pain in the but to work with*  I wanted to give he illusion of a button up shirt but have it as a full front, so it would be easy for the litle guy to get it on.  

close up of shirt and 'smoking jacket'  the blanket binding trim on the coat was also a major pain..
and just incase he refuses to wear purple I made him a simple set of Thomas the Tank engine PJs as well.

I know my brother in law will love the hugh set, and will probably request a set for himself as well.  I'm making my dad a matching housecoat for his retirement present becuse my nephew adores him and I think it will be really cool for them to have matching housecoats.  
Just the coat:

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