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1  EUROPE / FRANCE / Re: Let's introduce ourselves on: June 29, 2007 06:07:27 AM
I just noticed this and am so pleased to see that Crafting in France does not end with Marie Claire idées (with which I have a love hate relationship)
I am 36 with a toddler son and love to sew, knit and occasionally redo bits of furniture.  I live in Paris in the 20th!
2  EUROPE / FRANCE / Re: yarn stores? des magasins de laine? on: June 29, 2007 06:02:56 AM
This is probably too late but there are LOTS of yarn stores in Paris:
C'est certainement trop tard maintenant, mais il y a énormément de magasins à Paris:

La Droguerie (M° Les Halles - 9 rue Jour 75001) Great selection of house yarn and buttons and trims... Boutons, rubans et perles en plus

Plassard Au Fil des Jours Dépositaire (2 r Frémicourt 75015)

Cat'Laine (19 r St Marc 75002 Paris)

Chatmaille (SARL) (2 r Cazotte 75018 Paris) right near all that fabric! Avec tous ces tissus juste à côté)

Anny Blatt-Bouton d'Or Pelote Dépositaire (40 r Francs Bourgeois 75003)

Pierre Huguet et Cie (Ets) (36 r Réaumur 75003) Alpaga at unbeatable prices - Alpaga a des prix imbattables

2e étage / 2nd floor Bon Marché (M° Sèvres Babylone)
3  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Discussion and Questions / Re: Little boys patterns? on: June 29, 2007 05:52:48 AM
Have you tried Ottobre?

http://www.ottobredesign.com/

Take a look at Spring or Summer 2007 (I forget) there are some really cute things. 
I have a little boy too and it is hard.  Some nice things are simple tunics in unexpected fabrics like a very small floral / Liberty style(hush don't tell DH!) paired with really rugged pants, etc...  Or simple shapes but layering loud colour combination.
4  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Discussion and Questions / Re: Twirly skirt? on: June 29, 2007 05:34:04 AM
I just posted a link for another craftster looking for easy kid clothes.  Under the Hill is a grat blog and the mother posted a tutorial names, very aptly, Twirly Skirt.  There's a flickr set too if you want some inspiration

http://houseonhillroad.typepad.com/photos/twirly_skirt/

Have great fun twirling!
5  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Discussion and Questions / Re: Starting FIRST EVER sewing project on: June 29, 2007 04:53:08 AM
Along the same lines as Kellybean, use some muslin and make a mock up of the dress.  Once you have gone through the entire pattern once, you can try it of for fit, make any adjustments you need and use your perfectly fitted dress as your "new" permanent pattern to make the real dress.  It takes a bit more time but you get to practice first and you finish with a fabric pattern and not a paper pattern that will eventually disintegrate.
6  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Discussion and Questions / Re: Suggestions for this fabric please on: June 29, 2007 04:50:02 AM
I'm new on board so I hope this works.  Seersucker is SO sweet for little children.  There is a great tutorial making the blogging rounds that could really work:
The Twirly skirt by House on the Hill (there's a Flickr group as well for ideas)

http://houseonhillroad.typepad.com/photos/twirly_skirt/

which is very easy and the instructions are detailed!  A piece of pretty contrasting fabric and you would be ready to go.
Show us a picture when you're done!
a newbie
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