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11  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: UPDATE: Pattern added! Ezlo winter hat from Legend of Zelda: Minish Cap on: June 26, 2012 05:53:49 PM
Pattern added! (see original post)
12  NEWS AND DISCUSSION ABOUT CRAFTSTER / Suggest New Boards and New Features / Re: Take swaps out of "hot new projects" on: March 29, 2012 06:47:13 AM
Its gotten even worse.
For example, right now, I counted three original projects in all of the hot new projects right now. Everything else is a swap.
13  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Looking for cheap jersey knit fabric on: January 23, 2012 07:27:31 PM
ooh, thanks for the tip, Ludi! (lots of $3/yard fabric)
14  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Looking for cheap jersey knit fabric on: January 23, 2012 04:50:32 PM
Hello fellow sewers!

I got a fancy-pants Serger for Christmas, so I can finally get started on so many of the knit clothing projects I've been queuing up.
But, being on a budget, I'm looking for your favorite sources of cheap knit fabrics. I know I can try thrift stores, and I've got my own stash of clothes I don't wear, but I still need a source of by-the-yard fabric.

Any suggestions?
15  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: A trio of birthday dresses (a bit img heavy) on: June 07, 2011 07:39:03 AM
ADORABLE!  I love vintage patterns, they seem to fit my kiddos better.  What a fantastic birthday gift!!

I agree! And I've figured out that if you know where in the stores to look, you can find tons of patterns at thrift stores--and most of the time the patterns have never even been used.
16  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: A trio of birthday dresses (a bit img heavy) on: June 06, 2011 06:50:07 PM
hey thanks, guys! these were such fun to make.

i love sewing baby clothes--they go so much faster than adult clothes! (although the sleeves are putzier--smaller armholes)
17  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: A trio of birthday dresses (a bit img heavy) on: June 05, 2011 08:30:12 AM
if anyone's interested in how I sized up the patterns, here's the tutorial:
18  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / A trio of birthday dresses (a bit img heavy) on: June 05, 2011 08:27:56 AM
My niece just turned one year old, and for her birthday, I sewed her three different versions of this dress/pinafore combination from an old, vintage Butterick pattern. (When I went to Joann to pick out fabric, I just couldn't decide on one, so I decided to make three!)

She's already wearing 18-month clothes (she's a tall one), and the pattern was for size 1-1 and a half, so I sized it up twice, to give an approximate size 3. By this fall she'll be able to wear them (they'll be a little big), and then she can continue to wear them as she grows.

So here are the three dresses. Once I've got pictures of my niece in them, I'll add action shots.

Dress number one, in a khaki-material:

Close-up of the yolk and peter-pan collar:

They all close with buttons and hand-sewn button-loops (ala http://ysolda.com/support/pictorial-guides/sewn-button-loops/ )

With pinafore number one in a light broadcloth: (yay appliques!)

Close-up of the appliques:

Dress number two, in corduroy (god, I love that squirrel fabric!):

Close-up of the fabric:

With pinafore number two, in corduroy:

I learned the limits of my machine applique-ing skills, and so instead of applique-ing this little guy, I just fused him to the pocket and then tacked him down with some tiny hand stitches:

Then here is dress number three, in cotton calico (this fabric reminded me of the fabrics my mom used to use in the early 80's when she'd sew clothes for me):

And pinafore number three, in corduroy:

Baby giraffe! (giraffes are my niece's favorite animal--both her toy giraffe and the giraffes at the zoo!):

You can see how the pinafores tie in the back:

I am very happy with this pattern--it is very well constructed, with lots of good finishing details. These are sturdy clothes that are going to last her a long time!

Thanks for looking  Smiley
19  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Has anyone every made a home made bra for a DD?? on: May 09, 2011 10:13:59 PM
Also, this isn't a sewing tip, but I've discovered, as a 32DDD, that Chantelle bras are amazing! They fit fantastic and are very high quality. They're a bit pricey, and unfortunately you can only find them at Nordstroms. But I usually find better prices on them online.

Seriously. I will never waste my money on any other bra brand again.
20  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Zelda swap round 2 Gallery! on: March 15, 2011 10:59:53 AM
LOL ahahahaha!

oh, ok. my excuse is I've never played a game with Vaati in it.  Grin
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