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1  Gangnam Style Kids! Psy and Yellow Suit Guy in Halloween Costumes by artzy_fartzy68 on: November 02, 2012 01:44:33 PM
5 y/o William, 4 y/o Aldous.
Suit jackets and pants sewn by me, as well as the scarf and the bow tie. Yellow shoes are girl's white sneakers (with glittery hearts and stars..lol) from Walmart, spray painted and decorated.

Hey, sexy lady!

thanks for looking!

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2  Re: Kids favors, heart-shaped crayons in Weddings and Bridal Showers by artzy_fartzy68 on: February 01, 2011 01:45:29 PM
I made some of these, too! I used silicone muffin trays, and made mine a lot thicker. It took 350F and about 20 minutes, but I stirred mine to get swirls.

I glued them to heart-shaped doilies, and put in fancy bags w/ some homemade heart-shaped gummis for my son's Valentine's Day party. Smiley
and I blogged about it

Thanks for looking! This is a great tutorial! I may try the foil pans next time!
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3  Alice in Wonderland Costumes, ala Jacki.(crap-ton of pics) in Halloween Costumes by artzy_fartzy68 on: November 07, 2010 05:02:08 PM
I made these for my sons and my granddaughters, who are as follows:
Red Queen: Rosemary, 5wks
Alice: Audrey, 20 mths
The White Rabbit: Aldous, 25 mths
The Mad Hatter: William, 3 yrs

The Red Queen's dress is a Kwik Sew baby dress bodice with self-drafted sleeves, skirt and overskirt. It closes w/ one button on the back. The red is a crushed velvet panne, and the black is a satin-like fabric. Trim is vintage white and gold rick-rack. My daughter made her crown from poster board. The shoes are store-bought black shoes painted gold, store-bought tights.

Alice has a linen dress from a peasant dress pattern in Lalala3 with 3 rows of elastic shirring at the sleeves and the neckline. The hem is trimmed with white rick-rack. The apron is a self-drafted from white stretch cotton poplin. Store-bought headband, tights, and shoes.

The White Rabbit is a self-drafted zipfront jumpsuit out of fun-fur and felt and a satin-lined hood, with a self-drafted coat w/ split tails to accomodate the handmade pompon tail. Vintage buttons, trim, and home-decor lace ruffles add the details.

The Mad Hatter is wearing reconned thrift store jacket (women's size M to a size 4t!), with homemade uniform polo (white shirt), self-drafted vest w/ vintage button, handmade hat w/ hatband and pins, self-drafted short pants with spray painted gold stripes, spray painted boots. The jacket was painted, embellished with vintage trim and home decor lace and lace ruffles. The buttons were replaced with vintage buttons, and elastic added for a closer fit.
The bow tie has a pin fastener. Socks are store bought, wig is store bought, but painted orange. Thread bandolier is vintage trim with an elastic thread holder sewn on, spools from stash (most vintage)

I think that's it! I had SO much fun making these! Thanks for looking!
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4  fitz patterns TONIA cape! in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by artzy_fartzy68 on: January 08, 2009 05:49:05 PM
I made the Tonia cape from fitzpatterns today and it turned out great!
I used free vintage fabrics, including one groovy fabric for the lining! The button, vintage was also free, so this was a FREE cape! I can't wait to wear it! Thanks for looking!

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5  Re: 2008 Completed Costumes Scrapbook! (completed project pictures & links go here!) in Halloween Costumes by artzy_fartzy68 on: January 05, 2009 09:47:51 PM
Willie Wonka and the tiniest Oompa Loompa EVAH!!!
played by William, 22 mths and Aldous Huxley, 6wks.

this jumpsuit is red shiny vinyl, made from a converted sleeper pattern. It has a zipper on the back. this look is completed w/ black felt slippers.

This outfit consists of reconned maroon paisley blouse and corduroy jacket, black knit pants and vest, and felt hat w/ a hat band to match the blouse. All sewn by me. Shoes from Once Upon a Child.

Here are my references.

Thanks for looking!
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6  Re: Fill a Box VI Supply Swap-- Share your new treasures in The Swap Gallery by artzy_fartzy68 on: January 18, 2008 08:38:04 AM
Hollie (hdcase) got her box yesterday and she's super busy at work and said I could post the pics FOR her!
Does that rock or what???
First are some zippers, binding, braid, piping, two champagne corks and fancy elastic

Confetti, gem bling, key chain rings, pom poms, felt butterflies, a felt flower, pooh tags, green glass leaf beads, embroidery floss and crocheted flowers

My first and only batiked fabric square, and some cool yarn from local sheep

the most coveted pillow case on the planet

Vintage silk kimono fabrics from Kyoto Kimono

Assorted vintage fabric: the one in the middle roll is VERY holly-hobby-like...

Silk scarves, some vintage

And a DIY baby outfit...all cut out and ready to sew! LOL! Includes Kimono top, pants, and booties!

I hope Hollie REALLY enjoys her stuff! Grin
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7  Re: Fill a Box VI Supply Swap-- Share your new treasures in The Swap Gallery by artzy_fartzy68 on: January 17, 2008 08:03:44 AM
WOOT! I got my box...off to take pics!!!
Here are the nifty things I got in my box from dyingtolive!
First, the box itself! VERY pretty paper wrapping! I hated to mess it up....but I didn't let it stop me...LOL

Inside the box I found 5 yarn skeins: two in purple, one in varigated purple, one black and one pink. Also, there were three mesh bags of those glass rocks/beads, two of which were the jumbo size!

Next, there were 7632462346 million tiny squares of fabric, ALL COLORS AND PRINTS, some larger squares and some bigger pieces, some of which are shiny and silky, and TWO bandanas! WOOT!

THEN, the motherlode of craftiness:
embroidery hoop, gems, marksalot, switchplate covers, heart and star cake pans, 3 butterfly erasers, stickers, thick string, hole punch, elastic, iron on glitter letters, a planner, sandpapers, pretty papers, pretty colors of cardstock, and two sheets of stencil plastic!!

Thanks for the awesome box, dyingtolive!!

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8  Re: Needing to make Raglan sleeved shirt in Clothing for Kids: Discussion and Questions by artzy_fartzy68 on: December 27, 2007 03:07:24 PM
You need to make a pattern, using a tshirt with regular sleeves that fits your baby well.
I use store bought patterns and can give you practical recommendations, but ON TO THE PATTERN MAKING
The trickiest part is obviously the sleeve, because it's a triangle at the top.

#1. Measure in the armpit of the shirt where ALL the seams meet, up to the where the shoulder seam meets the collar.

*Write that down, or draw it on paper.
#2. Then, measure from the armpit again to the top of the top of the shoulder/sleeve, and write that down or draw it out. That gives you the tricky arm/shoulder area.

#3. For the length,(down to the wrist) measure from where the shoulder seam meets the collar all the way down the arm to the wrist. You can do this on the kid or on the shirt. Smiley

#4. if working w/ a short sleeve, use that sleeve opening with for the whole sleeve on a long sleeve. it can be altered later. making short sleeve just use what you have already! No changes!

*This gives you a sleeve pattern to place on a fold, the fold being the top of the sleeve.
You'll need to probably cut 1 or 2 inches off of the point closest to the neck to get the width you want there, that's up to your discretion.

Once you've got that down, then measure for the body of the shirt. We'll be drawing half of the shirt, to be placed on a fold.

#1.  Do the first measurement above then write down or draw it out.

#2.   measure from armpit to where you would like hem length to be. (this can be on the kid or on the shirt) draw this out, too.
OOPS forgot to take this pic. LMK if you really need it. Smiley

#3.  measure from side seam to side seam. , divide in half. draw this out, too.

* for the neck openings, measure from the center of the front and back (separately) where the shirt meets the collar, all the way down to the hem. That gives you a guideline for an opening.

Here's what the pattern will look like for the front. Use the same steps to make a back.

Raglan sleeves can be hemmed, have elastic in a casing, or have knit cuffs.
Choose before you start sewing.
Neck should have knit fabric cuff-like collar. (80% of opening in length, 4 inches wide)

1. sew sleeves at shoulder seams to the front, right sides together. Trim or finish
2. sew left sleeve (as worn) to the back at shoulder seam, right sides together, trim or finish.
3. Fold fabric for neck in half (making it two inches), sew to right side of fabric stretching collar as you sew.
trim or finish.
4. Finish sleeves by hemming, making a casing for elastic, or adding cuffs in the same fashion as neck collar.
5. Sew right sleeve to the back at shoulder seam, including the collar you added. Trim or finish.
6. Turn garment inside out, and sew side seams together, from cuff of sleeve to bottom of the body. Sew both sides, left and right. Trim or finish these seams
7. Hem bottom.

Hope that helps! Let me know if you need more pics or further instructions. Smiley
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9  *BOY* Two recon hoodies and some tees in Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects by artzy_fartzy68 on: December 26, 2007 06:09:49 PM
I made these to fill in some gaps in baby William's wardrobe. I made two hoodies from tops I found at Goodwill in the .25 bin...rock on! and the others are lap tees w/ coordinating binding (all cotton knit)
One pic of the model.

Thanks for looking!
Hoodies are Kwik Sew for Toddlers and the tees are McCall's 8574 (disregarding the instructions for finishing the neck and making it up instead....)
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10  Ride 'em, Cowboy*BOY OUTFIT* in Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects by artzy_fartzy68 on: December 26, 2007 03:35:18 PM
Yet another chapter in my reverse appliqu madness...
This is an outfit with a RTW hoodies ($1 on clearance at OUAC) and pants made from some rocking JoAnn corduroy. They are a rich chocolate brown. William sports this ensemble with his classic black converse. As he does everything, when he's not wearing black/white airwalks! HA!
we need some brown shoes in this joint!
Pattern for pants is Kwik Sew's Sewing for Toddlers. Smiley

Notice the "brand" on the back: That was my husband's idea (he's creative, too) a "W" for William!

William modeling the outfit: he was sick and looked sort of pathetic Sad

Thanks for looking!
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