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1  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: matchy match hats for monkey and baby on: April 23, 2008 03:38:55 AM
Congratulations Vegbee!!!! I was thinking about you the other day and wondered if you had your baby yet. He is lovely and the monkey looks so mighty proud of her baby bro! Fantastic news!!
And terrific hats!

Congrats to Cheytown too!!

Woohoo - babies all around - don't you just love it?! Makes me all broody again!
2  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Happiness is oilcloth... on: April 06, 2008 03:12:07 AM
What type of needle do you use with your oilcloth?

That is such a cute bag!!
3  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Discussion and Questions / Re: help what am i doing wrong with my shirred dress? on: March 18, 2008 05:05:08 AM
Does your machine have a thread tension adjuster? This would adjust how the top thread and bottom thread lock in the middle of the fabric together. If the tension is too loose, the top thread doesn't 'hold' the elastic thread underneath so it just runs it out like normal. With my Elna machine, I have to set it to the highest tension setting - this makes the top thread hold onto the elastic thread tightly and it seems to work. SO to recap - handwind elastic thread, set longest stitch length, set a reasonably tight thread tension (my machine runs from 1 - 9 ... normal sewing is a 3 or 4 and shirring - depending on type of fabric - would be 7 to 9). Try it on a scrap fabric first.



4  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: (the last) tiered twirly dress (damnit) on: March 17, 2008 05:40:49 AM
OMG - how awesome is this dress?!!! The cute monkey looks amazing in this dress, Vegbee!! 
5  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: On a roll, another dress with retro flower trim! on: March 17, 2008 03:35:45 AM
Love this dress!! And that trim is awesome!!
6  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: Another "Cheytown" dress (and a crochet hat!) on: March 17, 2008 03:34:46 AM
Super job with the dress - aren't the Cheytown dresses great?!!
And that hat is fabulous!!! Your model is so cute - great smile!!
7  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: Speck's First Shoes! on: March 17, 2008 03:15:48 AM
omigosh!! These are super cute!!

8  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: my first halterdress and my first skirt (with tutorial) on: March 17, 2008 03:15:07 AM
Hey Camellia! Nice halter dress and the skirt is so very cute!! And thanks for the tutorial too - I have to add this halterdress to my list of dresses to make for my daughter when she is old enough!! (She is only 10 months old now and not even standing yet!!)

Earthmonkey
9  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: plaid Elvis pleats (lots o' pics) on: March 16, 2008 08:22:36 AM
OMG -  this is super!!! I love the Elvis fabric! You're a genius Cheytown! Love the pleats idea - must take notes for future dress projects!
10  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: Two girls Gowns recon from old bedspread on: March 16, 2008 08:16:01 AM
These are soooo pretty!! Well done!
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