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« Reply #10 on: May 31, 2007 05:17:30 AM »

Oh, what a gorgeous frock!  And your kid's a cutie too! 
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« Reply #11 on: May 31, 2007 07:16:08 AM »

that is so freaking cute! and your daughter looks like such a sweetie!  Grin
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« Reply #12 on: May 31, 2007 07:46:40 AM »

LOVE it!  How long did it take you?

Did you use elastic thread on the entire thing?  Or just when you stitched the rows togethere?
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« Reply #13 on: May 31, 2007 08:50:35 AM »

Very cool!  I don't know what else to say that hasn't been said already!  Oh, I know...tute!  (On the math part, type really slow so I can understand!)

You rock and monkey is extra cute in the pics!
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« Reply #14 on: May 31, 2007 10:09:16 AM »

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How long did it take you? Did you use elastic thread on the entire thing?  Or just when you stitched the rows togethere?

Took about 4 hours ish.  Hard to tell because I worked at in 10 minute increments when I had a chance.  A good thing about this is that once I had the patches cut and a general plan in place it was all grunt work that could be picked up and done in the few minutes here and there I have during a day of toddler-taming.

On each layer of the circle, I used one row of elastic thread on the bigger layer before I joined them.  It just gathered it up nicely (sorta.  Okay, its not as nice as the machine baste and gather, BUT it works out just fine all the same).  Then I joined the layers with my serger, so the elastic thread was pinched under the serger stitches.  On a regular stitcher you want to sew just along the ET, so that it is inside of the stitches, not showing on the outside.  Don't get too far away from the ET thread when you are stitching, though, because the fabric will start to bunch up unevenly, and blows the whole point of a nice even gather.
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I don't know what else to say that hasn't been said already!  Oh, I know...tute!  (On the math part, type really slow so I can understand!)

I'm just picturing your four very-much-boy monkeys with star wars swag at the train shop in coordinating patchwork circle skirts  Grin 

Tute?  Well, my only previous experience with patchwork is watching you, my dear Nita, sew a patchwork messanger bag for me. 

But, it was just making sure that I cut out enough patches to finish the skirt.  Each successive layer was 1.5x longer than the one before.  Each square was 3", but minus seam allowances meant 4 squares = 10"  First layer was 22".  Making sure I had enough patches was important, because I didn't want to have to finish with new fabrics since that would be rather awkward.  Does that help or were you hoping for actually useful instructions?  Cheesy
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« Reply #15 on: May 31, 2007 10:47:16 AM »

Wow!  This is awesome, really great job.
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« Reply #16 on: May 31, 2007 11:27:06 AM »

Wow this dress is soo cute!! Smiley I love it!!
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« Reply #17 on: May 31, 2007 11:34:10 AM »

It's wonderful! I love the color combinations of the fabrics.
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I don't know what else to say that hasn't been said already!  Oh, I know...tute!  (On the math part, type really slow so I can understand!)

I'm just picturing your four very-much-boy monkeys with star wars swag at the train shop in coordinating patchwork circle skirts  Grin 

Tute?  Well, my only previous experience with patchwork is watching you, my dear Nita, sew a patchwork messanger bag for me. 


Oh my goodness, I completely forgot about the patchwork messanger bag!   Cheesy  Grin  Cheesy  I almost spit my coffee all over the keyboard! 

BTW, it would be coordinating patchwork circle KILTSAnd they would be holding their dinos!
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« Reply #19 on: May 31, 2007 12:11:58 PM »

Do you have a County Fair? That's Blue Ribbon design.

PLUS you accomplished all that with a small child in residence. Impressive!
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