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Topic: Froggy twirl skirt and appliqued top for a niece  (Read 1712 times)
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threegirlsandaboy
« on: August 21, 2008 12:11:03 PM »

Well, I'm on an applique kick lately thanks to a lot of you Craftsters!  I decided to use applique to make a special birthday outfit for one of my nieces who is turning 2.  I used the Grand Revival tutorial for the skirt (http://grandrevivaldesign.typepad.com/photos/ruffled_skirts_tutorial/index.html) and directions from Jayneysews for the applique process (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=226296.0).  The froggy fabric is from Hancock's and the dots from Wal-Mart.  What do you think?   Smiley








Everyone cross your fingers that it fits!   Wink 
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« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2008 12:33:27 PM »

That is so cute!! The fabrics are terrific together -- that skirt is fun!! Also, I love the font you used for the "2" - or was that freehand?

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« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2008 12:40:09 PM »

Adoreable and she will be so pleased we she realizes you made it just for her!!
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« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2008 01:02:34 PM »

Sooo cute! Great work -- thanks for sharing.
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« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2008 05:04:46 PM »

Thanks for the compliments!  I hope she likes it.  She's several states away, so we won't get to see her face when she sees it.    Undecided

Quiltersblock, the font was Microsoft Word's "Bodoni something-or-other"(I don't think that's the official name.  Smiley)  I also liked the font called "Jokerman." 
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« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2008 07:23:37 PM »

very sweet outfit!! makes sure someone has a video camera for when she opens it so you may not see her reaction right away, but you will at some point. i too use the computer to print of words and shapes and things as stencils for numerous projects. my fingers are crossed she fits it!! (if she's having a party try get it to her sooner with a note to her mum saying it's ok she opens it, so she can wear it for everyone to see at the party Wink )
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« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2008 06:26:24 PM »

That is so cute!  I'll  bet she will love it.
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« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2008 07:49:33 PM »

That is so cute! I'm sure she will LOVE it! Those fabrics are perfect together!
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« Reply #8 on: August 30, 2008 08:24:33 PM »

the skirt!   WOW!!!!!!
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threegirlsandaboy
« Reply #9 on: August 31, 2008 02:02:08 PM »

Hey, thanks for the compliments!  I talked to my sister-in-law after she got the package and she gushed over the outfit.  I don't know whether it fit or not, but at least they loved it!!   Tongue 
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