Category: Repurposing

Halloween 2012

We had a hard time deciding what to be for Halloween this year.  I still wanted them all to match, and I wanted to make it work around the Tiger costume the first two piggs wore then they were 1 year old.  Because I wanted Pigg # 3 to wear it.   So I thought Jasmine, Aladdin, and Raja-the tiger.  It would be perfect!  And Adorable!  I got Pigg # 2 on board, but Pigg#1 just wouldn’t go for it.  And then my attempts to make Jasmin pants out of an old shirt didn’t work because there just wasn’t enough fabric to work with.  (But now she has another pair of pants/leggings to keep her legs warm!) So Pigg#1 and I talked again, and he said he wanted to be a Knight.  The picture he liked looked an awful lot like Prince Phillip…so he eventually agreed to be Prince Phillip and match Pigg#2 as long as he got a sword, a shield, and the tunic.  Deal. And Pigg#2, well she became Briar Rose because I had an old shirt with the sweet lacing already done.  And it was perfect for Aurora’s peasant dress.  And I happened to have the fabric for a skirt to match.  The only thing I had to buy for their costumes was the black elastic for Pigg#2’s skirt. So here is our Halloween story:  (I...

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KCWC-Faux Vest

Wow.  I actually got another thing made this week! My sister-in-law is about to have a baby boy and said she could use some more clothes since her first boy put some nice stains on his clothes.  Hopefully she’s too busy to look at this blog before it gets to her!  Crossing my fingers that I’m not ruining the surprise! Now I’ve made tie onesies before.  I made one for Pigg#3 when he was born and loved it for dressing up my baby to go to church without making a bunch of fuss. But my SIL sew too and has already done that.  So when I saw this adorable idea I had to do it too!  And then I had to made another in a bigger size for Pigg#3.  It fit Pigg#3 well so hopefully this smaller one will fit the new baby too.    And then I had to squeeze out matching pants for both outfits because it’s so adorable.  The fabric is from one of Mr. Jiggs’ old dress shirts that were too short in the sleeve. I used Dana’s flat front pant tutorial.    And then I cut up some of Mr. Jigg’s old khaki pants that were fraying on the hem to make some matching khaki pants in a slightly bigger size.  And then I started making bow ties out of the scraps!  I went...

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Teal Leggings

Hah, that’s what I get for not posting these with the shirt…I forgot to post them at all! So I made leggings to go with Pigg#2’s shirt for our family pictures.  I cut up one of my t-shirts that had shrunk short and bothered me.  The color was right.  I used other leggings as a pattern to know how to cut out the leggings.  And I used the hem of the shirt for the hem on the bottom of the leggings.  So these were really quick to put together.  I used an overlock stitch on my machine to do the elastic casing on the waistband.  I didn’t take a picture of the inside, but I used the overlock to contain the raw edge of the knit so it didn’t bother Pigg#2 and I didn’t have to fold under the edge.  Wow, I feel like I’m really bad at explaining myself.  Know how in casings you usually fold 1/4 inch and then fold over another 1inch or so so the raw edges of the fabric end up inside the casing and not fraying all over or bothering tender skin?  Well I was lazy and didn’t want to do that so I used an overlock stitch.   Okay.  Done.  I hope that makes more sense. And here is what the outfit looks like together.  I really lucked out and found the perfect...

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Baby Romper–Dress Shirt Style

I made this little outfit before Pigg#3 was born and just haven’t blogged about it yet.  It’s basically the same type of outfit that I made for Pigg#3’s blessing, but in a bigger size.  And I had a store made garment to trace around and use as a size guideline.  I gave it away as a gift, but I’m pretty sure it will fit.  The snaps worked better on this one. I’m a big fan of rompers for my baby boy because they are comfy and easy, but a bit more than just a onesie.  And I think these are a great way to use up dress shirts that just aren’t working for the big man in your life...

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Blessing Outfit

We blessed Pigg#3 a couple of weeks ago while family was in town.  I couldn’t find anything I liked to dress him in the stores that were in my price range so I decided to make an outfit out of one of Mr. Jiggs’ dress shirts.  Some how the first one (from a white shirt) ended up too small.  I’m not sure if I cut it out wrong or if Pigg#3 grew that fast.  So I tried again with this blue plaid so I didn’t use up all my white shirts if it didn’t work again.  I ran out of time to make another one out of a white shirt, so he was blessed in blue plaid.  At least he wasn’t naked! Sorry about the blurry pic.  The camera focused on the wall behind us.  Bummer.  Basically, I cut out the front and back the same size and had the front use the existing buttons from the shirt.  Then I added sleeves using the existing hems, a collar from the existing collar, and some snaps on the bottom.  But my snap tool was giving me trouble again.  Anyone have tips for making the snaps stay in the...

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