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11  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Dinosaur Cargo Shorts {rawr!} on: May 09, 2008 11:40:35 AM
Making these shorts was almost the end of me! The directions weren't the best and the pattern was only so-so. My son normally wears a size 2 (in store bought clothes), but in the pattern he was a size 1/2 (that's a half, not a 1 or 2). Not a problem, right?

I had issues all around with these. Next pair I am going to make them differently. s@#$ the directions! 1/2 of them were awful.

So despite spending three hours trying to figure out and put together a pair of cargo shorts I DID IT! They are super cute (though a bit long) and the little guy likes them!

On with the pictures!





12  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Khaki and Turquoise Dresses on: May 04, 2008 01:19:47 AM
I made these early last week before I started on my flowered dress. I started on them a week before that, but then decided to line the skirts of the dresses. Granted my dd and my friend's dd will never wear them together (we live 3000 miles apart Cry), but I had enough to make her a dress also (I have to sew the bloomers for it tomorrow) for her Birthday this month. I started using a pattern, but messed up my cuts so I had to alter it slightly by making the back more open than the pattern called for (It was supposed to be open on the sides). It'll look just as cute with a little pair of turquoise bloomers underneath I think. It was supposed to be McCall's #2213, but it didn't turn out like any of the views. I like it anyways.  Grin I may make her a little hat to match also.

I am going to add a sash to the middle of my dd's dress (the larger dress) tomorrow to make it look more finished. Wink Also I still have to put a button or and eye&hook at the top above the zipper. Somehow all my eye& hooks are missing.  Huh
I used the same pattern as her 50-cent dress posted here http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=242438.0 but used the size 3 skirt and a different size 2 top since she has gotten taller, but not any wider since last year.

Without further ado....
Front of both:


Back of Both: (a little wrinkled because someone sat on them!)


Front of my DD's dress: (sans sash)


Back of the dress I made for my friend's baby:

13  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Sewing a men's shirt on: May 03, 2008 12:36:39 AM
So I found this pattern for a men's shirt  http://www.burdastyle.com/patterns/show/3607 and by the size chart it looks that it may be huge on the Hubster. He'd be more like a 40 and the pattern size states it's size 48-58. Does anyone know if this would be terribly difficult to size down? Or should I just go search for another pattern? Or perhaps I should just copy a shirt he already owns and save my printer ink for another project?
 Huh
14  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Completed Projects / White Spring Dress: Newlook 6699 Sewing Pattern on: May 01, 2008 08:55:37 PM
My very 1st article of clothing for ME since 7th Grade HomeEc! Well that one turned-ta-crap in 7th grade and I have never completed another article of clothing for ME until today.....

I give you my dress.......... TADAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!





I love this print so much I bought enough to make me and my lil girl the same dress to wear for Sunday. I only have to find my eye&hooks to finish the back and then it's completely DONE. I am so proud of myself. Grin It fits the girls and my belly chub(that I wish I didn't have- but I'm working on that). I love it so much. It's New Look # 6699 and the fabric is something I got from the Juvenile prints at Joann's!  Cheesy Looks grown-up and yet still little girly enough for me!
15  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Discussion and Questions / Scared to DEATH- clothing for me on: April 30, 2008 02:41:14 PM
Thought I'd post here since I am "above average" with my overall size. Grin

So where do I start?

Yeah, I am scared to make clothes for myself. I am top heavy (36DD according to VS) with a slightly above average middle area and no matter what- I always seem to end up making the tops of my dresses and shirts not large enough.

I got this pattern http://www.newlookpatterns.com/dv1_v4.cfm?design=6699 because it seems to be large enough to fit and I couldn't find the exact or close enough pattern in the plus sizes. Sad I know it's easier to size down where you need it, but I just couldn't find anything. *sigh*

I'm making the white dress and the purple one (but in this super flower print for the purple and a green gingham for the white one Wink ) and I am also making my 3yo matching dresses so I REALLY do not want to screw it up! I have a feeling I am going to have to make the bodice area bigger. Any tips on how I can do that? Words of encouragement? Should I match the bodice pieces of the pattern to a dress top that I know fits?  Huh

 Undecided I am beyond nervous making myself a dress and I am hoping to have it done by Saturday so I can wear it to the Air Race this weekend.

Help? Please?
16  NEWS AND DISCUSSION ABOUT CRAFTSTER / Craftster Itself / Does the server keep crashing? on: April 28, 2008 07:18:19 PM
For the past almost week I have had a problem loading only this website. Cookies, cache and all is cleaned out. I keep having an issue loading Craftster. Another chick on here also said she was having an issue loading the site. Can't just be the 2 of us, right?  Huh There is no error # to report, it just keeps timing out. Huh
17  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / So now she likes dresses-50 cent dress on: April 25, 2008 07:02:00 PM
My 3.5 yr old is such a Royal P.I.T.A. Up until last week she HATED dogs and dresses.... now she loves both. Roll Eyes So she decided to wear the dress I made her for her Daddy's Homecoming last year.... with cowboy boots.... I LOVE IT!

I think it's a Sew Easy pattern Huh Maybe, I can get the pattern # later, it's around here somewhere. Smiley There was a red satin sash around the middle, but she took it off when she went potty earlier. I also only paid 50 cents for a YARD of that fabric!! Shocked

Best dress EV-AAAAAH! Grin
(sorry, best pic I had gotten where she wasn't making a super-goofy face! LOL)
18  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / WANTED:Sirus Black- bleach stenciled T on: April 15, 2008 01:53:56 PM
I made this for the "Because We Miss HP Swap". I really love the way it turned out. I used freezer paper for the stencil and ironed it on. That stencil took FOR-EV-AH to cut and was not easy to iron on due to many itty-bitty pieces with fragile bridges to hold them together. Though there was something quite satisfying about peeling off drenching wet freezer paper and seeing it still black underneath.  Cheesy



It's still wet in my photo, but you can see it a bit better in this thread:

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=233091.msg2629830#msg2629830
19  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Danican the Baby Dragon on: February 28, 2008 05:30:51 PM
I made this for Tanza in the FOC Secret swap. (See Gallery Here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=224037.300 )She loves dragons and so I made her this one.  Grin He had no name when I sent him to her, but he decided after crossing the Pacific Ocean that his name was Danican and that the chocolates I sent her smelled SO GOOD that he would snitch a few! He wants to learn to practice magic and enjoys surfing the web- mostly Craftster!

While he was at my house, I gave him a Royal Photo Shoot and here he is!



He was my 1st ever COMPLETED stuffie! I am so proud of him! Grin
20  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Peppermint Mocha Poppet on: February 25, 2008 04:00:51 PM
Here is Peppermint Mocha!




Sorry for so few pics, my old camera went MIA and then I only remembered to take a few moer with the new one before I sent her to her new home.

I made her for the I <3 coffee/tea/cocoa swap and I can post her now that my partner has received. WOOHOO!!!  Grin

Her skin is a very pale pink microfleece. I dreaded the front of her hair (just the front and braided in some polymer clay coffee bean beads and peppermint beads I made. Her hair I made in "highlighted strips" with some pretty leftover yarn I had from YEARS ago. She's dressed in a fluffy white crocheted Jackie-O style sweater dress (sorry, no pattern...can't find it) closed with pink ribbons.
Colin was QUITE UPSET to see her go... but I'm glad. He would have probably stolen her innocence had she stuck around much longer... that naughty boy!
So what do you think?
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