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31  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Buffalo Plaid Button-Down on: February 06, 2011 02:34:04 AM
I love it Addie! <3
32  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Red Riding Hood Playsuit /pj's with CUTE SURPRISE on: February 06, 2011 02:25:57 AM
Omg this is AMAZING! I love it so much! I wish I had the confidence to sit down and pull something like this off! It looks great!
33  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Hoodiedress/Minihoodie? on: February 06, 2011 02:12:45 AM
Love it! So making one!
34  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on: February 03, 2011 02:36:29 AM
Adorable! Look great!
35  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Make Your Own Damn Bras on: January 24, 2011 12:25:00 AM
WOAH thanks so much! Did not expect that at all!
36  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Nerds on: January 24, 2011 12:20:20 AM
Bawww you guys ^_^
37  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Nerds on: January 20, 2011 07:56:41 PM
Finally somethings for myself! You may think I was MIA but I totally wasn't. I've been posting stuff on the kids board. It's easier + quicker to make stuff for the little monster than for myself!!

Here's a mishmash of  reconstructed goodness!

Periodic Table of Awesomeness

My dad bought me this shirt because it reminded him of Sheldon from Big Bang Theory. He knows I am SUPER IN LOVE with Sheldon [my facebook name was Ari Sheldon-Cooper for ages before I changed it to Adam West ^_^]. He bought it in super large, which is ideal for t-shirt surgeons - this he knows! I resized it, using a seperate shirt for the sleeves and hood and... wait for it....

Surprise! A keyhole back!

I love how it turned out. A LOT. The trick to making it lie flat is to have the binding a bit shorter than the cirumfr. of the hole in the shirt. Then you're kinda pulling the fabric tighter and when you put it on there is no gapey-horror. Just rad holey-ness!

Close-up of the graphic

obligatory posing with my stormies pic

Hello Sailor mini

I whipped up one of my usual stretch-knit minis and added a big kangaroo pocket to the front. This was annoying because my machine decided it hated zigzag. They'd never gotten along but this skirt was like the ultimatum. They had a fight, things were said, and my sewing machine REFUSED to zigzag any longer. I got mad. I decided to have a vodka and leave my stormies to figure it out.

Turns out a new BALLPOINT needle was all that was needed and I was able to finish the skirt. [Thanks to Hieronimo + Ben! I shared some vodka with them too] You'll be pleased to know that zigzag and my sewing machine are back together and sewing strong ^_^

Pj Pants to frilly mini!
Mum bought me these leopard-print flanno pj pants when I was preggers with Vince to wear in the hospital. Well since having him, losing baby weight and now gaining whatever the frell this weight is called, my butt split the pants! SO EMBARASSING. My husband even stitched them up for me cos he felt bad.

Then they split again.

So instead of staring at them angrily I took to them with my scissors!


Ok looking at those few things, I need to sew more Sad Its hard because I hate looking the way I do now, and I don't want to sew anything in my size because I'm all like "What are you talking about I'm supposed to be skinny! I've always been skinny! I'll be skinny again!" and have great intentions of losing the weight so sewing anything for myself right now is kinda like a waste??? lol I don't know.
I used Thera Joyce's tutorial for turning the pants into a mini. I'm not sure if I'm allowed to link to her blog or not [me + limbo have a love/hate relationship]
38  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: J Darko , or epic *300* circles on: January 20, 2011 07:18:27 PM

You're amazing! <3
39  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Punk Rock Toddler Couch Recon on: January 06, 2011 08:55:29 PM

I've always wanted to get little Monster a little fold out couch, but I didnt' like the idea of spending $30+ for something. I just, I can't do it!

My mum bought him a couch for her house from Aldi [oh man we LOVE Aldi] for super cheap, but apparently it was the last one so I was like. Hmmph. FINE. I DID see a tutorial for DIYing my own so I should prolly start scouting for foam.

How ironic that the EXACT DAY I woke up deciding to hack into an old foam mattress toget this couch started, I go op-shopping with one of my good friends and I find a toddler sofa for $4. OH YEH.

Problem. It was GROSS.

Like. This gross..

Not only was it Winnie The Pooh, a children's character I DESPISE, it also wasn't very yummy looking...


I cut the cover off it and use those pieces as pattern pieces. I did it one little section at a time, you do have to go slow with this because it's pretty complex trying to put it all back together!

I took photos while I made it, and it's super complex, but I'll defo be writing a tutorial for it one day.

Not only did I ust recover it, I added a pocket to the back of it so he can put books and toys and most likely food in there. Probably Dad's license too...

I also made a little quilt from cotton and batting and stitched it into the inside so it's got a built in sleeping bag.

Some work in progress pics.

On the front of it I put a Rancid patch from a tee-shirt I also got from the op-shop. I'll update this with pics of the Monster on it laters.
40  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: PolkaDot Pinup Playsuit on: January 06, 2011 08:41:43 PM
thanks everyone for your kind words! XD

I only wish I looked like that still [and it was only a year ago!] booo.

anyway, i shoudl answer some questions!

very lovely, i love the  white outline, how is that done, i like the swimsuits with that outline,,,,,,i think your playsuit was the best of all too!!

the white outline on the bust is like a little flap. You make the flap then you stitch it on the top and either fold the raw edges to the inside while stitching or bind it with something [ribbon, lace, bias binding]

I really love your play suit and choice of fabrics.
Did you make this from a pattern? I would really love to make something similar but i can't find any patterns that are like that.


I used a shorts pattern and a bodice pattern and merged them together with a zipper down the back! It's pretty easy, just match up the waist darts!

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