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1  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Pajamas for my two youngest on: September 10, 2007 11:40:29 AM
I finally FINALLY got around to sewing on the buttons and snaps. I am such a procrastinator when it comes to hand sewing. Anyways here are some pj's that I made for my son and youngest daughter out of old receiving blankets.

My son's turned out a little too big but he doesn't seem to care. I made them out of two John Lennon blankets and a plain blue one for contrast.





Here's the back... and his little rat tail. I couldn't cut it all off once I cut his hair short. He had the prettiest strawberry blonde hair but everyone thought he was a girl.



And here is Anna-Marie's pajamas. My little model is sleeping right now, sorry  Smiley These were made out of a pink blanket and some cheap flannel from Jo-Ann's. I cut out some flowers from the Jo-Ann fabric and appliqued them down the front. Otherwise it was just too pink.



My sleeping model, just because she's cute  Cheesy



Sorry about the picture quality. My batteries need recharging, I think.


2  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Discussion and Questions / Tattered Roses??? on: August 27, 2007 09:07:22 PM
I love these roses, I'm not sure what they're called so I just call them tattered roses.

Here's a link to what I'm talking about:

http://cgi.ebay.com/CUSTOM-BOUTIQUE-TICKLED-PINK-TANK-CUSTOM-5-to-16-NWT_W0QQitemZ220125098977QQihZ012QQcategoryZ79714QQrdZ1QQssPageNameZWD1VQQcmdZViewItem


Well, I can think of about a million things I would love to stick these on and I've even found a tutorial that tells me how to make these out of ribbons but I think these are actually mad out of some sort of chiffon type material. Anyhows... does anybody know if I would need to use anything like fray check to keep them from completely unraveling or do I just leave them to fray naturally?

I assume that after just a couple of washes, even if I washed said item by hand, that it would pretty much end up being just a clump of stringy nothingness. If anyone knows how to do the edges I'd be so grateful.

Here are the tutes I found if anyone is interested:

http://www.offray.com/106.html

and....

http://www.wikihow.com/Make-Silk,-Satin-or-Ribbon-Roses

Thanks!!
3  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Discussion and Questions / Can I use flannel blankets to make kids PJ's? on: August 27, 2007 08:09:26 AM
I have four kidlets and over the course of years I have stockpiled about a gazillion receiving blankest. I don't know why, but whenever I have a baby I receive about 30 different flannel blankets. (Maybe thats why they're called receiving blankets???)

I've tried to use them up... I've used 'em as burp cloths, wrapped baby dolls in them, given them away and ripped them into cleaning rags. About the only thing I haven't done with 'em is use them as blankets because they're really a bit too small and thin for practical use once the baby reaches the ripe old age of 3 weeks.

Anyhow, we are on a budget this year and it seems that pajamas cost more than regular clothes for some strange reason. I was wondering if anyone thought I could use these as fabric for some button up pj's and nightgowns? They aren't flame retardant, but since my kidlets don't smoke cigars or anything I didn't think it would matter.

If any of you wonderful people have ever done this could you weigh in with your opinion and let me know how it turned out? I'm probably going to start on sample pair tonight just to see how they look.

P.S. sorry this is sooo long. Sometimes I just don't know when to shut up  Tongue
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