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« on: May 28, 2008 08:38:27 PM »

I decided to try my hand at making dresses for my almost-year-old daughter, since she finally stands enough to make dresses wearable.

The first was made from one of my son's t-shirts, plus scraps of an old shirt of mine.



Hulk baby smash mom's juggling sticks. ArrrrggghhhH!



Then hulk baby take nap. Being hulk hard work.

The second one was made from a T I got from my sister. I haven't heard this band, but the logo was nice and my girl needed something more punk rock looking to go with her crazy punk rock hair. It's really hard to see in the pictures, but I did a fun "crocheted edge" thing with my serger. I learned it on Sewing With Nancy, yay PBS! You basically go round and round with the serger, going over the serged edge and building it out. It looks like lace when you're done.

Things to do in this dress:



Run away even though you can't walk yet.



Yell at mom 'cos she won't open the fridge for you.



Put yer feet up with a cold one.

Hope you enjoyed!
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« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2008 08:44:53 PM »

Scrap-i-licious!!! great job. whas a hoozi lace is wonderful, you can make it out (glad you  drew attention to it) what is the sewing sew? must see if i get it, we forgets to turn on the tube. Such a gorgeous hulk of baby, yes!
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« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2008 05:07:24 AM »

It's "Sewing With Nancy", on PBS, either Saturday or Sunday mornings, I think. Maybe around 9 or 10? It's always on after the kid's shows, so I end up seeing it. I think she's also got a series of books/videos out that many libraries have. I know the series I saw the "lace" in was "Serge with Confidence." Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2008 12:19:17 PM »

much recon greatness!  I luv sewing with nancy (I've got videos from granny), though she freaks me out sorta too so I try not to watch too much at once  Cheesy  I'm going to try serger lace - thanks for explaining it  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2008 02:18:39 PM »

Great pics!  I laughed out loud about the hulk falling asleep so my husband had to come have a look too!

Serger lace sounds scary, I broke 2 needles today doing normal stuff...
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« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2008 06:45:04 AM »

Love it! You daughter is adorable. I'm jealous of all that hair, my 17 mo old barely has enough to make a 'pebbles do' (See avatar).

P.S. I'd sure wish I could put my feet up on the desk while I drink a cold one right now, too bad I have to work Cool.

~~MARY
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« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2008 06:49:54 AM »

those are great!
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« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2008 07:02:14 AM »

Thanks, everyone! Yep, that baby's got some crazy hair. Both her dad and I were bald when we were tiny, but she wound up with so much hair that we've gotta either cut it (which Dada says "No!" to) or barrette it everyday so it doesn't wind up full of bananas. Wink

The serged "lace" is really, really easy to do. You just have to go slowly, and serge over the edge of the last row you did. If you go too fast you can wind up with holes in yer work, but that's about it. I think it'd have helped if I monkied with the settings on my machine as well, but I can't find the manual at the moment and didn't want to eff it all up.
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« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2008 03:03:07 PM »

Oooooo Im loving those T-shirt recons  Cheesy Your daugter is so so cute and her hair is the fantastic  Cheesy
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