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kristilaw
« on: July 26, 2008 02:27:30 PM »

I just started sewing for my girls at the beginning of the year, so I was wondering what sort of things you make for winter/fall? Do you continue to make the summer-type dresses with heavier or fall-colored fabrics? Will fall/winter patterns come out, or is everything already available? I would love some ideas/pattern suggestions/tutorials, b/c I have two girls to sew for, so I need to get cracking!!

Also, I need tremendous help with knits...it just puckers up everytime I try it!! SOO infuriating! I would love to make some jumpers (like Hanna Anderson, etc) and some leggings, but my construction is Yucky!! And pointers?


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« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2008 06:55:50 PM »

Plaid is back in this fall and I have already started making some pleated, flounced, ruffled you name plaid skirts!

I will probbaly embellish some jeans to wear as well as make a few knit pant sets with appliqued tees and maybe ruffles at the bottom!

I also want to make this dress:



but have no idea where to start~

I will also say that long sleeved peasant blouses with matching jeans is a great start too!

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« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2008 07:10:11 PM »

You can definitely use those summer jumper patterns, just use corduroy or denim and have your little one wear it over a turtle neck or long sleeve shirt. Also all the new fall patterns should be hitting the stores soon  (usually August). As far as knits go you have to adjust your tension to help with the puckering situation.
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« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2008 08:27:13 PM »

Also make sure you are using the right needle. Knits sew up much better when you use the knits needle (i found this out the hard way)  Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2008 08:46:18 PM »

WHERE might I ask did you find this dress?Huh  I love it & know how to do the top, but need a better pic of the bottom.  Thats AWESOME!

As for fall clothes I use a lot of the same patterns but with heavier fabrics & layered!

As for the knits... I agree with PP post you need to make sure you are using a ball point needle (thats what 'stretch' needles are)  Also let your machine do the walking... no pushing or pulling the fabric.  Finally make sure you are using the right stitch...  A stretch stitch or narrow zigzag is best, but a your longest straight or 'basting' stitch can work too.

Plaid is back in this fall and I have already started making some pleated, flounced, ruffled you name plaid skirts!

I will probbaly embellish some jeans to wear as well as make a few knit pant sets with appliqued tees and maybe ruffles at the bottom!

I also want to make this dress:
http://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/jbreddress.jpg


but have no idea where to start~

I will also say that long sleeved peasant blouses with matching jeans is a great start too!


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« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2008 10:15:51 PM »

You have to get the right needle when sewing with knits.  You need a stretch needle which enables the needle to glide through the fabric not pierce it which creates puckers.  I hope this helps.   Wink
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« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2008 09:17:30 AM »

You got a bunch of answers for the knits - use the right needle, type of stitch and go slow without pulling. 

As for me - I'm going to be make up a bunch of yoga pants and swing tops in knits for my girl.  Maybe a few jumper dresses, too.  She has been really preferring knits lately so I want her to actually wear what I make. Wink
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« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2008 08:51:54 PM »

I have tried to search and find that dress for you, unfortunately I have no idea where the original pic came from I often save pics of things while browsing for inspiration all I can tell you is that it is saved as jbreddress, I am thinking the orginal designer must be a JB but I have tried looking so sorry!
Should you happen to find it on your own some insight to the bottom would be helpful I was going to just make it a bubble dress at the bottom!!!
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« Reply #8 on: July 28, 2008 10:30:05 PM »

I have tried to search and find that dress for you, unfortunately I have no idea where the original pic came from I often save pics of things while browsing for inspiration all I can tell you is that it is saved as jbreddress, I am thinking the orginal designer must be a JB but I have tried looking so sorry!
Should you happen to find it on your own some insight to the bottom would be helpful I was going to just make it a bubble dress at the bottom!!!

Yeah I saw that, I was hoping that JB stood for Johnny Boden cause that would be easy but it doesn't!  Thats why I needed a better shot of the bottom of the dress.  Could you possibly look at the date of the picture file that you saved?  Knowing how long ago it was may help.
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« Reply #9 on: July 29, 2008 01:29:01 PM »

I saved this dress to my PC june 16 of this yr!

I was thinking I often google children's boutique clothing, girls boutique clothing, Now I am thinking I should save the name of the designer with the dress!!

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