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21  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: A Little Blue Dressy *Picture Heavy* on: December 29, 2007 12:00:37 PM
I'm so glad it fits her...and It actually went to someone that really likes (and appreciates) it.  I second that the swap went really well.   Grin Cheesy
22  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Who are you on Ravelry? on: December 16, 2007 08:10:35 AM
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23  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: A Little Blue Dressy *Picture Heavy* on: December 15, 2007 01:23:00 PM
The dress been traded with Lisa, and is in the mail!   Cheesy
24  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Bloomers Bab-eh! **Now with tutorial!!** on: November 29, 2007 03:38:59 AM
These are awesome.  Thanks for the tute.    Cheesy

I have the same exact fabric too.  For those who don't, I can definetly say the fabric is even more cute in person.
25  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / A Little Blue Dressy *Picture Heavy* on: November 21, 2007 03:12:57 PM
I've never attempted making clothing from a pattern before, so I tried out this (the dress seen in the middle).  Its a vintage pattern (1963), in excellent shape.



Its an (a-line?) pleated dress, and buttoned in the back.  I think I used about a yard of a pretty cotton.  It was alot easier than I expected.  The pleats proved to be troublesome, but thats only because the pattern assumed you knew about pleats and I knew nothing about them.  One thing is for sure, I think I'll avoid using single wide bias tape at all costs.  Not fun stuff to work with.



The front pleat


The back


The worst thing is, I have no one model it or anyone to gift this too.  I cannot think of any girls ages 1-3 that would fit in a size 2 dress.  I really can't.  Not one.  So, I'm not sure what I'm going to do with this.

Comments, questions, and criticism are always welcome.

*edit*
I will note, it isn't really bunched up like that.  Thats just the way it was hanging on the hanger.  Excuse the blurry pictures.  I will try to post some better pictures taken during the daytime.  Oh, and the faint letters you see, thats just some chalk markings I made to help myself out.  I will be washing them out.
26  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Razor cami knitalong? on: November 19, 2007 11:21:20 AM
I've casted on for this.  I'm using Berroco softwist that I picked up for cheap.  The ribbing is taking a long time...sheesh.
27  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Chic Charcoal Dress (praise Michael's) on: November 12, 2007 04:54:00 PM
You could always wear it over a pair of jeans or pants.  I'm not sure if thats considered fashionable or what not.  Some people like dress over pants, some don't.  But, it would allow you to wear it in the winter and still have it as a summer dress when it gets warm enough.
28  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Vintage Craft Projects / Re: Antique Sewing Machine on: November 07, 2007 04:36:32 PM
My grandmother has one that looks very similar.  Though I am not sure of its year.
29  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Clapotis- Help Me Pick A Color! on: October 27, 2007 11:46:49 AM
I would say grape, or blue raspberry.  As beckey23 said, the grape looks sophisticated. 
30  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Mr. Panda on: October 11, 2007 07:14:02 PM
Thanks everyone!   Cheesy
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