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« on: September 20, 2012 02:49:36 PM »

I wasn't really sure if I should post this in general clothing or reconstructed clothing but since it wasn't actually taking apart anything I figured here was appropriate. My current hobby is thrifting clothing and altering it usually with applique into something I actually want to wear. It works out well because I find some great stuff in thrift stores and save a ton of money and with a fiance who is in school and a four year old that's always a good thing. Smiley I wanted to share some of my latest projects.

Phoenix Sweater. Started out as a green sweater with a rather unattractive Christmas tree on the front. I make an applique inspired by X-Men and was able to cover it pretty well. There are a few issues still but it's going to be warm and comfy for me this fall. Smiley

Another X-Men one, I love Grant Morrison's run of New X-Men and this and the phoenix sweater were inspired by that. This was a plain black turtleneck sweater from Goodwill.

This one is a little hard to see. It's a Batman sweater meant to be subtle with black on dark grey but in the light it's hard to see. Regardless I love it and it's 100% merino wool which means it's super soft and comfy. Again another goodwill buy. Smiley

This one is a little image heavy. I bought this dress at a local thrift store for $3, there was a pretty big tear and scuffed spot on the bottom but I loved the polkadots and I don't often find cute knee length dresses in my size. So I repaired the holes as well as I could, covered that spot up with a big bow and added an anchor applique. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out although I still need to do some more handstitching on the bow to get it to sit exactly where I want it.

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A thrifted cardigan appliqued with Legend of Zelda life hearts. I'm missing a half Wink

And lastly these are two that were not made for myself to wear as they were too small but still two I really liked once they were finished.

Appliqued Vest

And a blue cardigan with Atashi from Chobits. I love this so much and am on the lookout for a soft blue cardigan in my size to do one for me. Smiley


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« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2012 03:06:00 PM »

These rock! I think my favorite is the Zelda cardigan ^_^

Have you seen Hanie Mohd's Superheroines/villains in Sweaters? (I'm doing the Catwoman one for one of my Halloween costumes.)


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« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2012 07:06:43 PM »

Love these, especially the Phoenix sweater.

« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2012 09:12:04 PM »

Thank you for the nice comments! Smiley 

Tatterhood, I had never seen those. They're really cool! I might have to make one similar to the Harley Quinn, she's one of my favorite Bat characters. That or the Catwoman one, I also love the Batgirl one... hmm lots of great ideas there, thanks for the link! Smiley

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