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« Reply #10 on: April 02, 2008 10:18:11 AM »

Very cute!  I've got that pattern, too.  Acutally, I've got one almost finished, just waiting for buttonholes.
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kmsmaverick
« Reply #11 on: April 02, 2008 10:31:44 AM »

eeek! button holes? No way! i skip skilled techniques like that. i sandwiched a hair elastic inside the straps instead. or i used snaps for the closure and sewed the buttons on for decoration.

for me- if i tried to do the button holes i would end up doing them just a bit too incorrectly. so they would probably be functional, but still sort of ugly. i didn't want to risk ruining the rest of my work.

do you have a trick, or do you just use the button hole function and foot on the machine as they instruct you?
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« Reply #12 on: April 02, 2008 10:40:01 AM »

eeek! button holes? No way! i skip skilled techniques like that. i sandwiched a hair elastic inside the straps instead. or i used snaps for the closure and sewed the buttons on for decoration.

for me- if i tried to do the button holes i would end up doing them just a bit too incorrectly. so they would probably be functional, but still sort of ugly. i didn't want to risk ruining the rest of my work.

do you have a trick, or do you just use the button hole function and foot on the machine as they instruct you?

 Cheesy  I've been putting in buttonholes since I was about 12, so they don't bother me.  I just do them as my machine says to.  I'd suggest practicing on some scrap fabric first.  I actually think they're fun (my mother thinks I'm crazy for saying that!).
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« Reply #13 on: April 02, 2008 11:15:08 AM »

Cheesy  I've been putting in buttonholes since I was about 12, so they don't bother me.  I just do them as my machine says to.  I'd suggest practicing on some scrap fabric first.  I actually think they're fun (my mother thinks I'm crazy for saying that!).
I'm afraid i do too!  hee.

one thing i think makes mine look silly is that i frequently have different color thread on the top and bottom spools; which, strictly speaking is a no-no, but i do it anyway.

perhaps i'll try them again. i'll definitely keep at it with scraps first though; that helps things become less intimidating, for sure.
 
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« Reply #14 on: April 02, 2008 12:22:26 PM »

Cute dress! I have to make some for my little cuty once the spring comes:)

Call me crazy but I like buttonholes, too! Shocked But your machine should be working - if it's jammin' than it's a mess! Tongue
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CeraMom
« Reply #15 on: April 04, 2008 12:11:56 AM »

These are just darling!
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JennasMommy
« Reply #16 on: April 04, 2008 07:37:50 AM »

Great job!!!! Love how you made the pink one reversiable! As for buttonholes, I was scarred of them too until I got my new 1step buttonhole machine a few weeks ago. It even measures the button for you. Makes alines very easy to make! Its nice to finally see someone else using the same pattern as me Wink. I bought the toddlers size(1/2,1,2,3,4) one instead (6578). I never tried making it with a yoke (as the pattern states), I find lining it is much easier! Have you ever tried tracing your patterns instead of cutting the actual pattern? I promise you it isn't hard as it may sound. I use tissue paper to trace all my patterns so my original stays intact. You can also get special tracing paper (Pattern Ease) at your local fabric store, I use tissue paper b/c its cheap Cheesy. Then I store everything in gallon zip lock bag in my pattern drawer.

Please don't think I am trying to steal your thunder but thought you might like see some I made.....

1st one made

These were matching for Easter Pics (Jenna & her 1st cousin Gracie)



~~~Mary
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jasar31629
« Reply #17 on: April 04, 2008 08:07:36 AM »

Very cute- I love the 1st one, esp. the trim you chose  Smiley
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« Reply #18 on: April 04, 2008 08:45:43 AM »

Love the brown and pink!  I think I will definitely have to buy this pattern!
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kmsmaverick
« Reply #19 on: April 07, 2008 06:25:58 AM »

jennasmommy, do you know what? i am a total dummy!

Der! of course i can trace the pattern. do you know i was having this sort of horrible brain freeze. yesterday i was working on a kimono jacket. I've already made one for Kristen, but now i needed to make one for a younger baby Garret. So because i'm a ding dong, i traced around the pattern onto Halloween tissue paper, and then used a ruler to measure the lines to get the smaller size! What a dope!

All i needed to do was swap the sheets of tissue and trace. can you believe that i just figured out (right here at my desk. It was as if the solution to some sort of calculus just popped into my head) what people were getting at when they said "no no, i just race all my patterns. I never cut them." Well, now i never cut my patterns either!

I love the little bows and embroidery you did on yours. What a great job!
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