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1291  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Mini bowling ball bag (img hvy) on: April 22, 2008 03:33:14 PM
That's gorgeous!  You said you kind of pulled it together on your own, right?  No pattern?  Hmm - I would love a pattern for a bag like this.  Anyone know of one? Smiley
1292  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: Boy's button-down shirts (Way pic heavy!) on: April 22, 2008 01:50:45 PM
Action shot with binoculars!  (I made the green cord pants, too - not the best shot, but beggars can't be choosers!) Tongue

1293  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: Chili pepper dress! on: April 22, 2008 01:33:55 PM
Action shot! Grin

1294  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: Chili pepper dress! on: April 22, 2008 06:32:40 AM
Thanks!  Grin She's wearing it today, even with the rainy weather we have here.  If I remember, I'll snap a pic and post it later.

My DH wanted me to make it for her, as we have a "bayou boogaloo" festival here over the summer, and he thought it would be cute to take her there in a chili pepper dress.  How could I say no?  Cheesy
1295  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: He wants anything PINK - a "pink fishing pole" for his baby girl on: April 21, 2008 06:52:44 PM
Too cute!  How cool that you have such pretty stuff in your stash, even if it was a sheet!  WTG!
1296  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: Bootylicious Mei Tai baby carrier on: April 21, 2008 06:50:21 PM
Too cool!  I always love to see DIY MT's - there are so many cool variations on a theme, and I love the maternity jeans pocket!  What a great idea!  I loved my MT's for getting things done around the house.  Alas, my babywearing days are pretty much over.  But I'm hanging onto the MT's and other carriers for use with other people's wee ones!
1297  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: Boy's button-down shirts (Way pic heavy!) on: April 21, 2008 06:47:28 PM
Thanks!  It's a pretty easy pattern, as I could follow it without much experience in following clothing patterns, at least when I started out last year.  And I would highly recommend a short-sleeve button down over a long-sleeve one - I made my hubby a ls one, and it was significantly more of a pain in the rear. 

My first couple of shirts took a LONG time to make, but now I'm down to making one in a weekend, complete with cutting out the fabric, and that does not mean that I'm sewing ALL weekend - I do have a hubby, 2 kids, a job and a sport that I participate in.  So, to fit in a shirt over a weekend with all of the rest, you can see it doesn't take too long!  And for all of you very talented sewers, it will probably take you less time . . . I don't know all the secrets yet, but I'm learning! Grin
1298  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Chili pepper dress! (Now with action shot reply #6) on: April 21, 2008 06:34:22 PM
So here is my latest dress for my little munchkin - she's 2.5 now and I just love making stuff for her.  She's sleeping now, and I don't want to risk waking her to get pics of the stuff in her closet - I'll post others later.

But, just finished this tonight:

And the buttons she picked out:

Sorry for the blurry pic - they're a bee, ladybug and butterfly.

This is from Butterick B4176, and it is SOOOOO easy and quick to make.  I think it takes about . . . 2.5 hours to do each one, including cutting out the fabric.  For me that's quick.  I'm not a fast sewer.  What takes the most time on these is the way the neck and armholes are done using bias tape - takes a lot of time to pin it right and sew it in without puckers (for me, anyway).

Thanks for looking!  Any comments/critiques welcomed! Cheesy
1299  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Boy's button-down shirts (Way pic heavy!) (action shot reply #4) on: April 21, 2008 06:29:40 PM
Okay, so here are a bunch of shirts I have made for my now 5.5yo son.  I made the first three last spring/summer, and the last two just recently, with one more on the way.  All are Simplicity 5581, with some length added to them, as my boy is a tall one - about a head taller than all the other kids in his pre-k class, and a skinny one, too!

Here are the pics . . .

This is the first button down shirt I ever made.  It came out well, I think, considering my lack of experience:

Then came the Tonka truck shirt - I had bought this as a remnant for about $1.50 and didn't have enough for the facing for the front, so wound up using the orange, which I think worked out well:

and the buttons he picked:

Then came the rainbow plaid - my boy is into rainbow colors in a big way:

And the buttons Smiley:

This spring, I started with a rainbow raindrop seersucker my mom gave me:

And then my son picked out six buttons and ordered them in the ROY G BiV order:

you can't see all of them, but the last two are a blue dragonfly and a purple crayon.

Then, my latest has been this citrus seersucker that I bought last year but just didn't get around to making until this week:

And the fruit buttons! Cheesy

Sorry, didn't notice until too late that one button was hiding - it's a cute little apple button. 

These are totally fun to make, though more time consuming than the dresses I make for my little girl.  (I'll post those soon - she's sleeping now and too light a sleeper for me to steal into her room and snag the dresses for a photo shoot.)

Thanks for looking!  Comments and criticisms always welcome! Grin

1300  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: starburst wallet on: April 21, 2008 04:24:57 PM
Cute!  Love the fabric and I like that decorative stitch you put in on the lowest pocket.  Very nice!
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