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1  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / part vegbee, part nylaskye (aka...what to do with old ratty clothes!) on: July 06, 2008 03:08:11 PM
Ariel has a whole bunch of jeans that no longer fit her grasshopper legs, but still fit her small waist.

Browsing craftster, I noticed 2 tutes, one by nylaskye (ruffled skirt) and one by vegbee (peasant top)

I took some $1 fabric I had stored up, an old white linen skirt that was ALWAYS too big on me, and the outfit was born!

Back view...



Front view...


Not perfect, but a cute play outfit for less than $1 is great to me!

In the future, I think i'd like to use a higher quality material for the skirt ruffle. For some reason I feel the thin fabric doesnt lay well.  Huh

Here's a QUESTION. I think the front needs a little something other than plain white linen.

What do you think? I was thinking maybe embroidering her name and a butterfly in the lower lefthand corner of the shirt?

HUGE thanks to vegbee and nylaskye for your awesome ideas!!! Your tutes were a snap, easy as can be! And in case you couldnt tell from her "oh wow i'm cute!" face, she loves the outfit!

2  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Awesome bday presents when ur strapped for $ on: March 08, 2008 10:59:36 PM
It was my cousin Samantha's 15th birthday and my MIL's birthday...

I love them both to pieces and wanted to do something huge and awesome

Unfortunately, everything happened at once: tuition, car payment, and so on...

So I made these...everyone likes a good purse, right?!

First is Sam's bag...

This was my first attempt at stenciling. Unfortunately it was at 3am...



Here's the inside...
I wanted girly fabric but not TOOO sweetie-pie girly cuz she's supposed to be cool. LOL
I also made my 5 yr old pj's out of the fabric, but dont tell Sam, ok!?



The pockets and the "hidden" label...she can see it, but the other kids cant



Her lunch lady actually gave her # and wanted to put in an order for one! LOL

Here is my MIL's purse...

It was made from a free Ottobre pattern that I found on the magazine's website. It was great!



She works in a vet so it had to be stain treated and I also reinforced all of the seams.

Filled with my 5 yr old's junk belongings...she was a bit jealous...



The pocket and pen holder...somehow filled with more of kiddo's stuff...hmm!



Comments, criticisims and suggestions always welcome!!!
3  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Discussion and Questions / 3 Q's about ottobre magazine?? on: February 11, 2008 02:25:25 PM
Hi everyone,
I know a lot of  crafters on here use ottobre, and the creations are so beautiful!

I looked it up on the internet, and I couldnt really find much info, besides pics and prices to subscribe.

My questions are...

1.) Are the patterns in english? And do they come with instructions in english as well?

2.) Is it a magazine full of patterns, or just a few per mag, etc. And is it all kids clothes?

3.) Do the patterns seem crazy-need to be a professional seamstress-hard to complete?

Thank you so much!!!
4  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / "mariposa" jammies for 5 yr old and her doll on: January 21, 2008 01:56:01 PM
Hi, all!

This is my first post of something i've created here on Craftster! Nice to meet all of you very talented people.

Without further ado...Baby Girl asked me to make her some new jammies, and requested a matching set for her favorite doll.

I made a simple pattern on newspaper, dug up some pretty mariposa (butterfly) fabric that I stashed away...

And less than an hour later...taaa daaa!



Would have been quicker without all the top stitching...

She wanted to wear it before it was hemmed, so don't mind the ragged edges @ the bottom!

I made this version without sleeves because our house is HOT in the winter, but i'm thinking I may need a 2nd set with pants and sleeves too!

Thanks for looking!!

5  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Discussion and Questions / craft projects for the kiddies on: September 11, 2007 07:47:58 AM
Does anyone know if there is a section on craftster where people post crafts, sewing projects, etc. that they complete with their kids?

Like projects the kids make, instead of projects the parents make?

I think a lot of people's kids would get a big kick out of seeing the projects they love get a home on craftster just like mom or dads.

If there isnt such a place, is it hard to create one?
6  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions / cardboard in a clutch?? on: September 06, 2007 02:22:49 PM
For all of you who have made a clutch before, do you use cardboard to give it some stiffness?

I would have thought to use some kind of interfacing, but another website suggested to sandwich cardboard into the "base" of the purse (the part you stuff all your junk into) to make it more sturdy. Then to sew fabric on either side of it, so it doesnt show.

Does this sound odd to you, or does it make sense?

I would have thought it would be way too hard and rigid to work.

Thanks, everyone!!!
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Mickey Mouse Costume? on: August 31, 2007 01:01:43 PM
Has anyone seen a cute Mickey Mouse costume pattern or tutorial anywhere?

Or if not, does anyone know how to make a plain bonnet for a toddler/baby without a brim to shade the eyes?
(I would attach ears to this, and make the costume freehand...)

If you guys couldn't tell, Halloween is fast approaching and my very close friend has comissioned me to create her son's Mickey costume.
8  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Discussion and Questions / Help me find cute european fabric! on: August 30, 2007 11:56:16 AM
It seems that everywhere I look, I see cute DIY outfits made with Oilily-type fabric. My 5 yr old would totally ROCK these out!

So why can't I find any of these fabrics online OR in stores??

I would be welcome to any suggestions, websites, key words to search under, or stores in the Chicago IL area, for which I could get my hands on some lovely european-looking fabrics.

Thanks for helping a newbie to the forum!  Smiley
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