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1  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Baby T-shirts & Pants on: November 08, 2012 04:35:37 PM
In the last few weeks I've finally gotten into gear & started making clothes for my incoming arrival (I'm 25 weeks pregnant with a little boy!).

The first things I made were these baby t-shirts, all using this free pattern: http://thealisonshow.com/2010/03/the-tiny-t-tutorial.html. The Skellington tee & Batman tee were both refashioned from thrifted mens t-shirts, with knit fabric ribbing added to the hems. The Tie tee was made from scratch - although I did cut the tie pieces out from a mens tie! All the fabric I used came from a garage sale.

I made all my pants using this free pattern: http://www.made-by-rae.com/2010/10/free-raes-basic-newborn-pant-sewing-pattern/. The Batman print pants were made from a thrifted quilt cover, and the dino pants from a thrifted pillow case. You might notice that I got too excited to finish putting in my waist elastics before I took photos!

I made these pants to match the Batman t-shirt! They were made from scratch - I added cuffs to the bottom hems & sewed on a little bat that came from the men's t-shirt that I used for the baby tee.

Another matching set! I made these pants from the remains of the mens t-shirt that I used to make the baby tee, and added some black knit cuffs to the bottom hems. I'm so in love with making baby clothes! They're just so adorable, and easy to make.  Cheesy

For more info about the tees check out my blog here: http://owlobsessedoddity.blogspot.com.au/2012/10/diy-friday-teeny-weeny-baby-tees.html. And for the pants, go here: http://owlobsessedoddity.blogspot.com.au/2012/11/diy-friday-raes-basic-newborn-pant.html!
2  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Simple T-Shirt Teddy Bears on: October 30, 2012 05:24:52 AM
I recently (well, not-so-recently now - I'm 23 weeks pregnant!) found out that I'm expecting a little human this February. I was a little apprehensive about everything, considering that I've miscarried once before, so at about 14 weeks I decided to make some things for the baby to help me feel more attached. I wanted to make something that I could give to my baby, so I found myself trying to make stuffed animals for the first time using some old t-shirts & an old pillow.

First I cut out the the print on the front of the t-shirts & matching piece from the back of the t-shirts.

Then I sewed the two pieces together, right sides in, leaving a small opening at the bottom. Flipped the print right sides out through the opening, stuffed it full of pieces of old pillow & then carefully sewed the opening shut. Ta-da! I was pretty happy with how my experiment turned out.

I made a one-eyed purple people eater teddy too!

For more pics & info: http://owlobsessedoddity.blogspot.com.au/2012/09/diy-friday-how-to-make-t-shirt-teddy.html
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Maternity Mini Madness! on: October 30, 2012 05:12:18 AM
At about 18 weeks pregnant, Summer hit where I live with full force (despite it only actually being early Spring), and I was in need of some cooler maternity clothes. So, logically, I chopped up some cute elastic waist dresses that didn't fit well in the bust, and made them into cute elastic-waist skirts.

This one was my favourite - I just can't get enough of black & white polka dots.

As usual, my dog was very helpful. This one turned out really short, but it looks real cute with a pair of leggings/tights. I'm 23 weeks pregnant now, and they still fit pretty well, although I have to wear this blue one underneath the bump on my hips instead of on my waist now, for decency!

For more pics & info: http://owlobsessedoddity.blogspot.com.au/2012/10/diy-friday-maternity-mini-madness-no.html
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Maternity Pants! on: October 30, 2012 04:57:49 AM
Hey Craftster, long time no see! I didn't mean to be gone for so long, but I was busy getting unexpectedly knocked up, lol. I'm now 23 weeks pregnant & expecting a little boy in February! At about 12 weeks I made myself some cool maternity pants:

It's as easy as cutting the top off the pants & sewing a stretchy tube onto them!

These are my favourite ones - I made them from an amazing jumpsuit, and now they are the most incredible maternity pants ever.

My dog helped!

For more pics & info: http://owlobsessedoddity.blogspot.com.au/2012/08/diy-friday-maternity-pants-belly-bands.html
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Winter Accessories From An Old Sweater on: July 14, 2012 05:52:37 PM

When I moved to a whole new town earlier this year I never realised how cold the Winter would get here! I needed some Winter accessories badly, so I decided to try making some out of this sweater that didn't fit right.

I cut the arms off, and then gave them a new hem to make them into arm/leg warmers.

I traced another favourite beanie to make a new one, using the neckhole of the sweater as the headhole of the new beanie.

And then I used what was left of the sweater to make a scarf.

Here's all three new Winter accessories! For a more detailed tutorial & more pics check out my blog: http://owlobsessedoddity.blogspot.com.au/2012/07/diy-friday-how-to-make-armleg-warmers.html
6  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Handbag Made From a Fancy Shopping Bag on: June 30, 2012 01:58:49 AM
Ever since I saw the shopping bags at the one fancy clothing store I frequent I've wanted to make one into a handbag.

Here's a little diagram I drew of my plan.

This is all the pieces for the inside of my bag.

This is what they looked like all sewn together - starting to look like a bag.

Now onto the glueing!

Here's a few pictures of the finished product. I think it's pretty cute! For more photos & me trying (hopefully successfully) to explain how I made this: http://owlobsessedoddity.blogspot.com.au/2012/06/diy-friday-make-handbag-from-kitten.html
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Dowdy Skirt to Dress Recon on: June 15, 2012 06:16:13 PM
I did a little refashion project with a skirt that I op-shopped a few weeks ago.

I loved the pattern, but as soon as I tried it on I knew I wanted to turn it into a dress.

Here's how it looked after ten minutes of sewing & a piece of elastic.

Apologies for the lack of nice after pictures & general poor hygiene. I've been in bed with laryngitis for most of the week, and this was the most active I got. If you're interested in more photos & a bit of a mini-tutorial I wrote one here: http://owlobsessedoddity.blogspot.com.au/2012/06/diy-how-to-turn-dowdy-skirt-into-cute.html
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Colour Block Dress from Two Ugly Polo Shirts on: June 11, 2012 05:34:07 PM
When I got new work shirts provided I decided that I wanted to recycle my old work shirts- but what could I make these ugly shirts into?

I didn't like the style of the shirts, but I liked the colours - so I cut them up & made them into a colour blocked dress.

Here it is in action! I think it turned out pretty cute in the end.

If you're interested in the details & tutorial, it's on my blog here: http://owlobsessedoddity.blogspot.com.au/2012/06/diy-friday-make-colour-blocked-dress.html
9  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Statement Necklaces Made From T-Shirt Scraps on: May 25, 2012 01:01:40 AM
Recently I've really been having fun making this statement necklaces from t-shirt scraps. I made my first one after buying a necklace from a chain store and realising that it was really just plaited lengths of t-shirt material with things strung onto it.

Plaiting stage! I plaited a yellow ribbon, some old "friendship bracelet" orange string and strips of striped t-shirt into this one,.

Then I picked out a heap of different size buttons, and tightly knotted them onto the necklace.

For this one I used a heap of different beads I had laying around, and knotted them onto the t-shirt strips & coloured string at different places. Then I plaited the whole thing together.

Here's the finished product: beadsplosion! If anyone is interested in a more detailed tutorial, I wrote one for my blog: http://owlobsessedoddity.blogspot.com.au/2012/05/cleaning-out-your-closet-refashion_25.html
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Dress to Heart-Back Blouse Recon on: May 24, 2012 08:05:22 PM

I just couldn't pass up this dress when I found it out thrifting, even though it was too tight in the thighs (that's what I'm trying to point to, but it turned out just looking like I'm randomly pointing at my crotch. Awkward.)

Combined with this thrifted crochet tablecloth, I made my dress into a crochet heart-back blouse.

Here's a pic of my heart all pinned into the back of my new blouse.

Here's a few action pics of my new blouse, taken my my lovely boyfriend. If you're interested, I wrote a little bit of a tutorial for this on my blog: http://owlobsessedoddity.blogspot.com.au/2012/05/cleaning-out-your-closet-refashion.html
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