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Charfish
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« on: February 21, 2008 11:51:20 PM »

I've been busy!  No modeling from Little One yet...



I think I'm going to rethink this one - I know the ribbon is too thin, but it was all I had - I'm thinking I'm going to change it to have elastic in the casing like the other two and see if I can find a thicker ribbon - I'm just worried about the whole drawstring hazard.





And Thomas - because they just don't make Thomas clothes for girls...grrr...




Thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2008 03:19:40 AM »

Wow they are all fab but the Thomas the tank engine dress is utterly fab!!!
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« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2008 04:50:13 AM »

very cute!
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deeredone2
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2008 06:41:37 AM »

Love them all, but the Thomas the Train one is my favorite.  I think you're onto something. Grin
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« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2008 08:01:33 AM »

I like all of them, and she is a real cutie.
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kate42
« Reply #5 on: February 29, 2008 07:02:42 AM »

Love them! I've been trying to make a pillowcase dress for my little girl but I am having a devil of a time with the armholes and the bias tape. What's the secret? I want them to look as nice as yours. Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: February 29, 2008 08:35:23 AM »

Love the Thomas dress! Why don't they make girly train fabric?!? My tyke's loving choo choos and engines in general.

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« Reply #7 on: February 29, 2008 01:45:05 PM »

For the pillowcase dresses, I use these two tutes/patterns -
http://www.everythingsewing.net/pillowcase_dress_how_to.htm

http://www.andersonsplace.net/sewing/pillow_case_dress.htm

When I was making them last year, I came across another site that strongly recommended using elastic through the top and then the bias tape on the sides so that it wasn't a drawstring type finish b/c of choking...and of course I can't find it now... Anyways, I use the wide double bias tape and I put the "pillowcase" fabric in between and then I zigzag stitch it, with the needle down so I can go slowly and move it carefully.  It also helps to pin it every inch or so - it's a pain, but it's worth it.

Thanks for the comments on the Thomas dress - it's one of my favorite dresses too - she's gotten a lot of compliments on it when she's worn it - a mother at the aquarium even commented - "I think I've found my future daughter-in-law."  LOL!
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kate42
« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2008 05:15:04 AM »

Ugh, I knew you were going to suggest pinning it.  Wink

Thanks for the tip!
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Stalkermagnet
« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2008 10:16:35 AM »

Cute! I love the simplicity of those pillowcase dresses  Smiley
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