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« on: January 08, 2004 08:51:49 PM »

i normally don't sew (i'm terribly intimidated by the machine) but this is one project that i'm pretty proud of. i have an old pair of brown cotton velvet overalls that my mother-in-law is going to help me reconstruct. i plan to use the bib section as the top of a dress,  but until recently, the legs were just tossed in the scrap pile.
one night, on a whim, i made an outfit for my daughter lily.
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i sewed one leg into a triangle for a little hat. i simply used the existing hem and trimmed it out with some pre-sewn ruffle edging.
the top is made from a pocket detail on one of the legs. i just hemmed a simple rectangle with the pocket centered on the front and used more ruffle for the straps.
for the skirt i used a strip of the velvet and sewed in elastic. i sewed a layer of the ruffle and a rectangle of pink muslin from the scrap pile. then i just hemmed the bottom edge.
the fab thing about baby clothes is that you use hardly any fabric at all - it's a great way to use up scraps.

the photos of lily in her pixie outfit are from september, when she was 4 months old. it was the only time she wore the outfit because she was growing so fast then.  i may have to make another when she gets older Wink
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« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2004 09:13:25 PM »

She is so adorable!

Great job on the outfit, too! I hope she inherits some of your craftyness.
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« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2004 09:28:28 PM »

aww...how cute!...i need to craft up something spiffy like that for my lil sis...love it!
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« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2004 09:56:22 PM »

i really wish i could sew better, and i keep trying to practice at it, but i really am intimidated by the machine Undecided
a couple of times when i've tried working on stuff i've broken my mother-in-law's needles, and i have this uncanny knack for snarling up the bobbin thread.
i have nothing but the utmost respect for people that can sew  Grin
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« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2004 05:28:01 PM »

wow, i could never tell you had trouble. You did an amazing job, and your baby is adorable! Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2004 05:50:24 PM »

 thanks, i love showing her off! Grin

when i finished it i kept looking at it with this bewildered expression. kind of like "wow. i made this. I made this. i made this!"
it doesn't happen often Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2004 12:27:28 PM »

o0o0o0o0! thsi is really cute!  and i luv ur daughter's name, Lily is my little sister's name!    Grin
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