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1  i need a hat for my stuffed octopus =( in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Discussion and Questions by green_day_d0rk on: January 02, 2006 09:55:44 PM
I'm making a stuffed octopus as a gift for my friend.  I'm not exactly a master crafter though, and this is the first non-clothing project I've attempted.  It's going pretty well and I'm almost done, but the problem is the opening at the top that I left so I could stuff it.  I'm done with the stuffing and I need to close it up...

I can manage to hand-sew it but it won't be that pretty, so my idea was to make a hat to cover the ugliness.  But I'm not really sure how to go about that...I was thinking a simple bowl shaped hat and a spinny thing on top (cuteish).  But I don't know how I would make that, especially the spinny thing.  Another problem is that the opening is about 7 inches long, so the hat would have to be oval if I wanted it to look right, and I don't know how to sew it up right and attach it without making it look weird.  Here's some pictures of it so far:

So my question is: can anyone help me figure out how to make a hat, or any other ideas for covering up the seam?
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2  If plaid was popular in the 50s... in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by green_day_d0rk on: July 05, 2004 03:58:15 PM
...then the poodle skirts would have looked something like this:

Isn't it CUTE?! hehe.  It was just a too-long and unflattering plaid skirt that I hemmed, added lace, and ironed a poodle onto.  And now I loooove it. 

(actually the poodle was origionally supposed to go on a pink skirt I had to cover up a hole but er, I burned it with the iron.  Yeah...)
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3  Toy story bedsheet skirt! in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by green_day_d0rk on: July 05, 2004 03:54:01 PM
This was my very first skirt I made (other than just shortening and ironing stuff on) so I'm super proud of it.  It's my favorite thing I've made ever...I only just learned to sew a couple weeks ago anyway.  I used a toy story bedhseet from salvation army, and an old tank top as the waistband.  The black on the bottom is seam-binding lace from the 70s or something that was sitting around in my dad's sewing kit.  He helped me with that because the hem of my skirt was curved, but otherwise every single thing was done by myself Smiley

I'm sooo proud! Yey...so do you guys like it? Smiley
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4  Crap necklines to pritty necklines yey in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by green_day_d0rk on: July 05, 2004 03:50:08 PM
OK, these are two shirts that had the basic T-shirt neckline...so BORING!  The burgundy one was just lying around, and I never wore it, but now its pretty so I guess I'll probably wear it now...the white one I got at forever21.  I LOVE LOVE LOVED the graphic on it and bought it even though the neckline was crap.  So, they both got adjusted and here's what they look like now:

Yeah, not the most interesting project, but still post-worthy Smiley
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5  My very second recon...mickey mouse halter! in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by green_day_d0rk on: July 05, 2004 03:47:41 PM
This was a $2 or $3 XXL mixkey mouse shirt from salvation army.  I resized it using a current halter I had as a pattern...The 50's style thing wasn't origionally in the plan, but the armpits were all floopy...then I remembered the tutorial from ohmystars.net and so I copied that neck and ta da!  This was my second recon that I did myself Smiley

So what do yous all think?
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6  Monkey tee shirt recon yey in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by green_day_d0rk on: July 05, 2004 03:44:55 PM
OK, this shirt was a size M mens, so it wasn't a HUGE XXL tshirt, but it was still big.  Anyway, this was mostly done by my friend, although all the ideas for the structure were mine.  She was teaching me how to do tshirt recons Smiley  So anyway, here it is:  (oh by the way, if you can't tell, the shirt says "I like monkeys. except for that one.")

What do you think Smiley  I did do SOME of the work heh.
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7  Re: Very large jeans-making them fit? in Clothing: Discussion and Questions by green_day_d0rk on: June 27, 2004 04:07:31 PM
OK, I just found out from my mom it's called making a "dart"...I tried to draw a pic but they're kind of confusing...here's one: I hope you understand it  Smiley
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