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1  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Discussion and Questions / Re: For all of you making reversible dresses on: November 08, 2007 12:10:03 PM
That's what I do!  The reversible overalls I used had 12 total buttons on it, six for each side.  My dresses have the buttons on both sides, too!  It works great!! 
2  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: For my girls, two more *from scratch!* (5img's) on: November 07, 2007 03:49:48 PM
nice job!  I'm impressed with your pattern drafting and the reversibility is a great idea - two dresses in one  Smiley

I'm also impressed in your ability to make clothing for your kids and then wait for months until christmas to put them into them and take pictures!  I usually forget to cut the last stray threads I'm usually in such a rush to try out new clothes for my monkey.

Thanks!  I'm really proud of them...and I'm SUPER into reversible stuff these days!!!

Truth be told, I usually do put them on...and in fact, I did on these...and while the older girls (horses and flowers) outfit was close to fitting, the younger ones was NOWHERE near.  In my other two outfits (the patchwork dresses, and one knitted sweater for each) I have taken pictures almost immediately Cheesy  So the fact is...the only thing that's caused me pause today is their sickiness paired with mine *G*
3  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / For my girls, two more *from scratch!* (5img's) on: November 07, 2007 11:43:22 AM
Well, I finally bit the bullet this week and dove into my girls last two home-made Christmas presents!  I wanted to make them some reversible jumpers...but I was making them from scratch...pattern and all.

In 2 hours I drafted the patterns (no template at all, just hand drawn ideas), attached them to the fabric and cut them out.

In 4 hours I pieced them together, stitched them up, and completed them!!

On both, I overcompensated for size, so they are BIG (definitely something to grow into)...but I'm still thrilled with them!!

First, for my older girl...This dress...I wanted box pleats on the skirt, but in a brief brain fart I didn't create a big enough pattern piece for that...so it got straight pleats instead, but I love them as much!!


I prefer the dark side...but I love them all!

And for my younger...



This one needs some adjustments, I made it WAY too wide int he back.  I'm going to tack it so that the straps meet, leaving a pleat in the back.

No action shots...as they don't fit very good...and my girls have been sick (and now I am Tongue).  But I had to show them off!  I'm sooo bloody proud of them...and my no pre-bought pattern self.

Sadie
4  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: For my nephew...overalls from scratch...IMG OBESE on: October 24, 2007 01:16:12 PM
My DH is in total agreement with you!  If he had his way, all my girls would EVER wear is overalls!!!
5  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: For my nephew...overalls from scratch...IMG OBESE on: October 24, 2007 11:36:40 AM
Thanks!!  I just love the idea of having two outfits in one Cheesy  It's a bit crazy, yes...but still just incredibly fun Cheesy
6  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: Girl's Trench Coat on: October 24, 2007 07:24:08 AM
That is beautiful!!  I love the girly touches you used, without going pink as is so common!  The lining looks great!!!   I'd love to make something like this!! 
7  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: For my nephew...overalls from scratch...IMG OBESE on: October 24, 2007 06:30:27 AM
I have to say that usually when I see reversable pants they look too bulky in the wrong places but these don't at all. 

This was one of my biggest concerns!!  I'm so glad they don't look too bulky to you, either!!  That's a big relief!!!  Thanks so much!!
8  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: For my nephew...overalls from scratch...IMG OBESE on: October 24, 2007 06:29:13 AM
Oh wow! That is some of the best patchwork I've ever seen on a garment of clothing. And no pattern? WOW!!! You did awesome!

Thank you!  I'm a bit obsessed with doing patchwork outfits.  I wasn't sure it would work for overalls!  *lol*  BUT, I had a mom beg me to do it in overalls so she could see what it would look like (she has a boy).  Hey, if I'm lucky she'd pay me to do the same for her boy *g*

And as far as the spaghettios within an hour...hey, I'm not the one that has to wash it *G* 

It took about...10 hours actual sewing/cutting time...about 5 of planning/problem solving.  So not too bad.  Hopefully the next ones will be faster Cheesy

9  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: For my nephew...overalls from scratch...IMG OBESE on: October 24, 2007 06:25:48 AM
Thanks!  I'm in the process of drafting two more infinitely difficult patterns (no template of an existing outfit to cheat from *lol*)...so we'll see how that goes!
10  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: For my nephew...overalls from scratch...IMG OBESE on: October 23, 2007 08:21:57 PM
*lol*  I thought the same thing!!  I went to flip and bam...my legs were sewn to the wrong leg and it was in a funky pretzel shape.  I almost cried...got out my seam ripper and started tearing.  I finally got it laying right and stared at it for two hours trying to figure out how to hem up those legs...when the idea for the sewn on cuffs hit me.  From there, (once I found the fabric remnants) it was smooth sailing Cheesy
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