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721  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: hippie top and bloomers on: March 19, 2008 06:20:23 AM
Very cute!  I like the colors you chose.

FYI - For posting pictures on this forum, you need to grab the link that has the brackets []
722  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: My daughter's Easter dress - my first dress without pattern or tute (pic heavy) on: March 19, 2008 06:15:54 AM
That is very cute...you did a great job!  The pleats and the waist are so cute and look well done.  I think the bow would look best on the front, though.
723  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: Scandi style Mei Tai on: March 19, 2008 06:13:08 AM
Great job and very cute! 

The back carry was my favorite...my little one would always fall asleep while I was doing housework, laundry, cooking, etc.





724  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Discussion and Questions / Re: Anyone sew swimsuits? on: March 18, 2008 03:02:33 PM
There is a special swimwear elastic that you can use - it has a more open weave.
725  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Get Product and Website Opinions / Re: Practicality, glam, ect... What do you Dress Your Kids In? SURVEY for designs on: March 18, 2008 03:01:19 PM
I would have to agree on the one-piece outfits.  Once they get into pottytraining, you need something that is easy for them to take off - quickly!  They are cute for babies and work for them, though. 

I tend to veer towards outfits that are practical to play in but still cute.  I like swing tops with pants/shorts for my daughter.
726  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: New skirt for my daughter on: March 18, 2008 01:57:34 PM
Very cute - the fabrics look very nice together!  It's a sweet little skirt.
727  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: Scandi Mei Tai and a Simply Sweet Twirly Skirt - IMGs on: March 18, 2008 01:55:59 PM
Great job - it's very cute!

I've made over 50 Mei Tai's (I used to sell them) and they are so nice to carry babies and toddlers.  My suggestions for making them for those that are thinking about it:

1 - Use upholstery thread - it is very hard to break that thread and you want the carrier to be extra sturdy with babies.
2 - Choose your fabric carefully.  You don't want it to be too stiff, because it makes it hard to tie.  You don't want it to be too thin, because it may rip with weight on it.  You don't want it to have too much stretch.  I usually went for a thick cotton with just a touch of stretch in it for the straps.  The decorative panel on the outside - you can do pretty much any fabric with it - I used embroidered silk a lot (love the pretties!).   

I'll have to figure out how to post a tutorial on here that I have written...I just found this site.  Grin
728  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Discussion and Questions / Re: Any good patterns for 2/3 yr old boy? on: March 18, 2008 01:45:32 PM
I agree on the Ottobre for boys.  They have really cute styles.  The tracing was intimidating at first, but it really wasn't that hard.
729  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Discussion and Questions / Re: Anyone sew swimsuits? on: March 18, 2008 01:40:43 PM
I agree with a prior poster, you don't need a pattern.  Just take one of their underwear to draft the bottom and make a simple halter top for the top piece.  I made my daughter's swim suit last year with some remnants from the fabric store.  I like two pieces because they are easier to get off a potty training 2 year old.  Wink  I'll be making more this year - I got a cute patterned swimsuit fabric again this year.

Here's a link to the suit I made (first post so the forum won't let me show the picture):

http://www.flickr.com/photos/kraft/560328209/in/set-72157594269413929/
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