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Topic: Toddler Denim Halter top - My first ever post... be kind :)  (Read 1401 times)
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pinkpalace
« on: September 28, 2009 11:37:28 PM »

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Hi there!!

I have been an avid reader - and a beginner sewer!

This is a Denim halter top i made for my 2 year old from an old denim skirt of mine!

It has an elastic back so can stretch to a size 3-4.
Motif and matching edging to the neckline with my basic embroider/sewing machine

I didnt need to hem at i used the bottom of the skirt i cut up.

xx
K

P.s i am a little bit of a make it up as you go along kinda girl - as i said i am self taught and still learning, however i will be happy t o do some tutes as soon as i figure out the best way to draw a pattern (rather than be impromptu!)
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PP
prettyfloralbonnet
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2009 08:38:01 AM »

Hope you don't mind me pasting your photo here, it's so cute I wanted everyone to see your adorable daughter.  (I'll take it off if you like though)



Was the flower a part of the original skirt?  I never would have guessed it was a skirt!  I love recons Cheesy  I am a beginner, teach myself as I go, sewer as well.  Do you have a blog?  I'd love to follow along with you Smiley
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olive_juice
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2009 08:57:46 AM »

that's adorable! It looks like the bottom of a pair of bell bottoms! hehe.
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« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2009 09:12:46 AM »

Really cute!
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pinkpalace
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2009 03:36:35 PM »

thanks girls!
because i am a newbie i cant post img in my threads yet - but thank you.

It was just a A line denim skirt - with a split at the back - you can see this in the back shot - i was going to sew it with the split at the top and do a button but then i decided to let it at the bottom of the back to make it a little more airy for the summer months.

the flower was off the fabric i piped the neckline with. I just cut around it and then sewed it on the front with a quilting stitch Smiley

I dont have a blog.... wouldnt know where to start??
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PP
prettyfloralbonnet
« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2009 04:04:54 PM »

Oh that's clever!

As for blogs, I have one on wordpress, it's more customizable IMO.  I'm told a good starter blog (though I don't know) is blogspot and I like the ones I visit there too.  Good luck!
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My family's crafty blog: http://chimpsgomoo.wordpress.com
momma2many
« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2009 05:15:47 PM »

you did great!  If you had not said you were a beginner I would not know it.
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pinkpalace
« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2009 06:39:45 PM »

you did great!  If you had not said you were a beginner I would not know it.

Thanks Momma2many.
I got my first sewing machine about a year or so ago (with 2 under 2 i dont get much time to try things out).

I am just trying to teach myself the best way to do hems etc. learning from my mistakes on how to do things better the second time around.

I guess at the moment it is easier to recon outfits but i hope to soon try some from scratch! Tongue

I really need to learn to do button holes... that is my next goal haha!
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PP
momma2many
« Reply #8 on: September 29, 2009 11:15:22 PM »

buttonholes are easy.  I use an automatic button hole foot to get perfect button holes every time even though it is broken, lol.  every machine is a little different but it should be in your manual.  You can get some great tutorials from ycmt for free that will show you step by step pics
http://www.youcanmakethis.com/index.htm?cxaaffrefcodea=1039361854 and the clothing paterns show step by step too. 
I did have a sewing slump for a while when my kids were little (I had 5 under 3 for a while! so I feel your pain)
I have been sewing for over 30 years and I still am learning new things (machine embrodiery is my new thing now, lol). 
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RainbowDash
« Reply #9 on: September 29, 2009 11:52:26 PM »

so cute!
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