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Topic: 50 Projects 2010-CLOSED--Join us in the 50 Projects 2011  (Read 298604 times)
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« Reply #4200 on: October 27, 2010 11:09:48 AM »

I love those babies, I agree the face is what appeals to me also. How tall are they?
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« Reply #4201 on: October 27, 2010 11:18:47 AM »

I think they are about 8".  I will measure when I get home. I made one for my third child who is in middle school. That is why this craftalong is so awesome. It is helping me get things done.  Finally!
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« Reply #4202 on: October 27, 2010 02:09:31 PM »

Well, I am finally starting to make a little progress. I got a few of my projects at least started (but of course, not finished.) I dyed the curtains for Maddy's room, just need to sew some trim on them and they should be good to hang. I got the makings for trying my hand at melt and pour soap and hope to do that this weekend. I started cutting the squares for a quilt for the guest bedroom and hope to at least start piecing those together this weekend too. And I'm almost done with my wedding scrapbook. I went to a scrapbooking weekend a couple of weeks ago with my SILs and was able to get most of it done. I just need to do a few more pages. I am so relieved to have that finally (almost) done!! Smiley Hopefully, I should be able to post pics of some of these next week.  Grin
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« Reply #4203 on: October 27, 2010 06:12:01 PM »

  I really love those dolls, especially with thier outfits. There's no kids around right now, except for those of us who are regressing!
  As for me, I have a few projects in mind. One is this: I am going to blow this up to adult size. I think I'll first try scanning the shoulder areas of the patterns at 150%. That should get me close, without losing too much proportion. Then, we adjust it.
The purple wool Always sent me may become this cape. If not , a coat?
  I need to decide soon, the season is starting to change; we even get chilly here in Arizona!
Here's the pattern scan...  This is from 1970

Is anyone interested in a pattern grading tute? I mean MASSIVE re-grading?
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« Reply #4204 on: October 28, 2010 06:19:44 AM »

I had a cape like that when I was a child---I loved it!!!  What an ambitious project, KLKing!!  You are always doing the neatest things, though...and I love how you modernize retro items...I found some fabulous modern "Hawaiin" type fabric that I want to use the pattern that you sent to me...I just love old pattens and wish I had kept more of mine...

I don't think you will have enough of that wool to make a cape...I think you need nearly six yards... Sad
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« Reply #4205 on: October 28, 2010 07:00:16 AM »

KL, Always,  I was giggling over that pattern!  I am sure my sister made me the dress from that when it was 'new'! 
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« Reply #4206 on: October 28, 2010 10:52:01 AM »

 That is so funny! WaggonsWest,I definitely remember these clothes! But, they are great styles, even for an adult. What I like about that cape is the seaming, and the openings for your hands. It doesn't appear bulky.  and Always, We'll find out soon how much fabric it takes. I'll be cutting it out in a muslin first, to see what kind of changes needs to be made, and yardage. If not, then the purple will be saved for something better!
  I'd love to see a scan of that Hawaiian fabric you found!
I just made a score of Vintage patterns. Some don't even have dates on them. There is one little girl's dress from 1948. The rest are mid 50's to early 70's. Mostly 23 bust. That's a lot of pattern grading when you wear a 44 bust!
(Except I like things that are cozy and easy to layer)
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« Reply #4207 on: October 28, 2010 12:14:21 PM »

You know, a lined, well-made cape is so elegant and practical...I saw Queen Elizabeth wearing one years ago and it was simply stunning...her little white gloves sticking out of the slits with her pocketbook was a memory that stuck with me (the cape was powder blue...*sigh*)...I have lots of pics to take for so many threads...hope I have time after the big wedding Saturday (my best friend's son is getting married finally!) Cheesy
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« Reply #4208 on: October 28, 2010 01:37:44 PM »

Have fun at the wedding!
 I think If I make the cape mid-length I might have enough fabric. I'm in the middle of blowing up the pattern. Won't cut it till I'm sure. Also, Michael's has a yarn sale going on now. I was tempted to buy purple variegated yarn, but forgot to take a fabric swatch. I'm thinking of a matching accessory or two. But I get a little color snip!
  I saw Queen Elizabeth too, when I was about 14. My Grandfather was a lost officer of the RCAF.( Royal Canadian Airforce)Grandma had tickets for a special "invitation only" public appearance; in Los Angeles. It was an event for widows of lost RCAF Vets. I actually shook her hand! Seems like she WAS wearing powder blue, but I can't remember the style.
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Im so terribly behind on my list again.....but until I sort out whats finished and whats not, I have these two pictures to share.

I saw a question about how to make these out of solder, and frankly that scares me so I tried from clay...

I may be making more of these if I can get more glow in the dark beads. Im not sure if Im putting them on my wall or on my ceiling yet Smiley
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