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1  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Discussion and Questions / Re: leggings on: September 04, 2008 09:40:27 AM
Kwik Sew has a leggings pattern--or you could self-draft like KitschyCoo described.  I did that and was fairly pleased with the results. . .I flipped some leggings inside-out, tucked one leg into the other, laid it flat and traced around it--then flipped it over, placed it along the edge of the shape I'd already traced, and traced the other side.  The front and back aren't quite symmetrical, so I found this gave me a better shape than tracing just one side of the pant leg and then cutting the fabric on the fold.  (Did that make any sense at all?  Undecided)
Fabric.com had a bunch of cotton/poly striped knits on sale a few weeks ago. . .I've also seen some on Ebay.  Crybaby's Boutique, The Fabric Fairy, and Sewzanne's Fabrics might also be good places to check.  Smiley
2  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Discussion and Questions / Re: Rib Binding on: September 02, 2008 08:47:45 PM
Be sure to stretch the ribbing, but not the neckline, as you sew it on. . .Sometimes just steaming the neckline when you're done can make it look better, too.  Smiley

There's a great tute here with step-by-step photos:  http://sewinspired.blogspot.com/2007/07/t-shirt-bound-neckline-tutorial.html.  (There's also a tute for a T-shirt neckband, which personally I've found a lot easier than binding!  Smiley
I have another pattern that says to sew one shoulder, do binding and then stitch other shoulder, but i didn't really 'get' that??

If you do it that way, you don't sew the ends of the ribbing together first--you just attach the strip of ribbing to the open neckline, then sew the second shoulder seam to close the neckline.  So the second shoulder seam continues *through* the ribbing, if that makes sense?
3  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Discussion and Questions / Re: *sigh* Shirts... on: August 05, 2008 09:31:58 AM
Ditto the suggestion for a commercial pattern.  Try Kwik Sew or Burda (I've got Burda 9614 and like it quite well) Smiley

For the neckline, there's a tutorial at SewingMamas you might find helpful:

4  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Discussion and Questions / Re: What do you reckon these are made from? on: June 30, 2008 09:09:52 PM
I've been thinking of making some of these for my kiddo.  I found a few fabrics I thought would work at JoAnn's in the dancewear knits. . .soft, thick leotard-type material; either cotton/spandex or cotton/lycra, now I can't remember.  Huh 
5  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: Is the too much? on: May 14, 2008 02:06:53 PM
I think they look great together. . .in fact, when the page first loaded and I saw just the shirt, I thought "Oh, that reminds me of that cute pirate print at JoAnn's."  Smiley  (I've *almost* bought some of it every time I've gone in there lately.  Wink

Nice work!
6  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Discussion and Questions / Re: Baby (Newborn) Bloomers/Diaper Cover Pattern on: April 29, 2008 02:27:36 PM
Pretty much any manufactured pattern for a baby dress is going to include a pattern for bloomers as well--I'd suggest checking out JoAnn's or Hancock's and seeing what's on sale. . .they've usually got one of the "big 3" (Simplicity, Butterick, or McCall's) on sale for a buck or two.  Smiley 
7  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Discussion and Questions / Re: Boutique Style Twirl Skirts? (edited to add link) on: April 28, 2008 12:26:13 PM
Are you talking about the tiered skirts, like vegbee's amazing patchwork rainbow skirt?  She has a great tute on her blog here: http://indietutes.blogspot.com/2007/05/patchwork-circle-skirt.htmlSmiley

Or there's this type of "twirly skirt", sans tiers: http://houseonhillroad.typepad.com/photos/twirly_skirt/.  It's not patchwork, but I imagine you could *make* it so pretty easily. . .


ETA:  We must've crossed posts. . .Looking at that link, I think you could use vegbee's tutorial to get a similar look--just use BIG squares and add a ruffle along the bottom.  Smiley
8  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: Little dress for my niece using McCall's pattern 4006 on: April 28, 2008 12:13:14 PM
Nice work. . .what a darling dress!

I bought some of that fabric on my last trip to JoAnn's--I'm stoked to see how cute it looks all sewn up.  Smiley
9  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Discussion and Questions / Re: Newbie-a little guidance needed on: April 12, 2008 06:24:11 PM
-what is a great beginner project..
  It doesn't get much easier than a pillowcase.  Wink  If you want to make something to *wear*, I'll second the suggestion for pajama pants.  (Hey, get enough fabric and you could make pajama pants with a matching pillowcase!  Wink)
-where did you learn to sew..
  My mom taught me the basics as a kid, and from there I've been learning through trial and error (LOTS of error!) on my own.  I've read some books and spend a fair amount of time here and at sewingmamas.com, as well.
-seriously is it really that hard to follow a pattern..
  Not really, as long as it's not too complex.  Most kids patterns are quite simple.
-are you fabric obsessed..
  Yes and no.  I love to browse/ogle/lust after fabrics, but I'm OK walking away from them if I can't afford 'em.  That said, I've still managed to accrue a fairly sizeable stash. . .
-am I over analysing..
  Yep.  Just jump right in and give it a go.  Smiley 
10  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Discussion and Questions / Re: What to do with Denim? on: April 09, 2008 02:58:45 PM
I've made a denim beanbag chair and apron for my kiddo (and a simple reversible tote for myself).  I've been thinking of saving up old jeans to make a quilt, like this one: http://www.gloryquilts.com/patterns/denim.htm

And I just came across this tutorial a few days ago--some VERY cute frayed-denim apron dresses: http://www.sewingmamas.com/b/showthread.php?t=69807

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