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Topic: Last 6 months of sewing for the girl (lots of pictures)  (Read 4557 times)
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StacyCK
« on: January 19, 2012 09:59:40 AM »

Here is my 6 month "show-all" of what I have sewed up for the kiddos.  Majority of the clothing are patterns I made.  I'll do another post later of DS' clothes since this ended up a bit long.

Any questions on the construction and I will be happy to answer.  I have blogged everything so it is all mostly written down.

Here goes...

This was DD's birthday dress last May.  It is my own pattern and took many hours hand-sewing the silver cording on the bodice.  She doesn't wear it very often, but looks like a princess when she does. It is very twirly.  






A birthday gift for a friend of DD's.  I have a tutorial and size 5 pattern for this style of dress if anyone is interested.  Just let me know.



She wore this outfit all the time last summer. Fun and comfy!





A flounced skort with bike shorts attached.  Another well-worn outfit.  Able to handle the monkey bars with no undies showing.





She wore this ONCE I think.  Getting out of wearing dresses, unfortunately.  







This one I got the inspiration from Chasing Fireflies (tons of cute girl clothes).  This is a princess seamed dress in stretch denim with godets.



New bikini design for the girl.  I'm going to try to do a tutorial on this one at some point this spring.  I made two others of this style, too.  She wears this one the most, though.




Another few skorts.





Then we have clothes for Fall.




I was obviously making the leggings a bit too long.  Oh well, she will grow.



The Christmas card outfit.  Upcyled the skirt from a dress I wasn't wearing.  I made the vest a bit too tight, so it's not getting much wearing.




Better view of the shirt:



The Christmas card:



Upcyled sweater from one I didn't wear.



Mullet top with matching pants. The brown knit actually has some sparkly threads in it but it doesn't photograph well.





Sparkly holiday outfit.



Comfy - jeggings and minky top





Thanks for looking and any comments. Smiley
« Last Edit: September 21, 2012 08:27:38 AM by StacyCK - Reason: took off pictures of my kids wearing the clothes...only leave them on for a short while » THIS ROCKS   Logged
Helizabeth
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2012 11:02:33 AM »

Wow  Cheesy You are so talented, and your daughter looks so pleased with her outfits (and rightly so)!
The detail that went into the yellow dress is incredible. Again, wow!
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« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2012 11:05:29 AM »

Whoo! You've been busy!:D All your outfits look great.
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« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2012 11:27:30 AM »

Love the skirt with the shorts underneath.  Miss just 3 brought me a pair of leggings to go under her dress so 'all the bodies not see Emily's unnerpants' 
And the pink dress with the sash is just gorgeous Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2012 11:48:23 AM »

Beautiful clothes and your DD is a terrific model!  Do you make clothes for you DS as well (I am guessing because of the Christmas card)  I would love to make my little fellow clothes that are one of a kind but I am a bit daunted.
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« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2012 12:52:02 PM »

So cute! I hope I have a little girl someday to make cute clothes for!

I used to wear skirts with bike shorts underneath when I was a kid too--how cute that yours are built in and match!
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« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2012 01:21:01 PM »

Holy crow, your daughter is a stylish little fashionista! That bikini is so adorable and child-appropriate (what is with the garment industry these days?Huh), but I think the style might actually look good on ME! Is it weird that I would wear the purple summer set and the burgundy snakeskin set? Tongue

I love your posts, every single time Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2012 02:49:33 PM »

Thanks so much everyone!   Grin

Beautiful clothes and your DD is a terrific model!  Do you make clothes for you DS as well (I am guessing because of the Christmas card)  I would love to make my little fellow clothes that are one of a kind but I am a bit daunted.

Yes, I do make clothes for him, too.  You can look at some of my past topics for clothes I have made for him.  I'll get another together for what I have made him in the past few months, too.  I usually make him pants because he is a skinny boy and nothing RTW fits his waist.

Learn how to use freezer paper stencils, if you don't already.  They can really jazz up plain tops that you make them.  I just match the tops to the pants.

Take a look at this group pool on Flickr:  http://www.flickr.com/groups/celebratetheboy/pool/

A lot of that is little boy clothes, so not all works for my 8 year old.  It can give you some ideas of how to make their clothes a bit more interesting, though.

Hope that helps!
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« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2012 02:56:52 PM »

Will you adopt me and fill my closet with a wonderful handmade wardrobe? Smiley

You are incredible!!
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« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2012 04:17:51 PM »

Everything looks so great. I hope I can get some things made for my little one by Summer.
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« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2012 06:11:22 PM »

Wow you are quite the seamstress.
I want a pretty dress with silver cording and tulle that fluffs out when I twirl. It is kind of sad how much less fun grown-up clothes are than kids clothes  Tongue
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« Reply #11 on: January 20, 2012 06:53:16 AM »

Thanks again everyone! I do try to make the majority of my kids' wardrobes.

Holy crow, your daughter is a stylish little fashionista! That bikini is so adorable and child-appropriate (what is with the garment industry these days?Huh), but I think the style might actually look good on ME! Is it weird that I would wear the purple summer set and the burgundy snakeskin set? Tongue

I love your posts, every single time Cheesy

Thanks, Alexus.  So, here's the story on the bikini...

I have made her lots of swimsuits, but mostly tankinis.  I prefer more coverage for her, and tankinis are easier for the bathroom breaks.  Well, during the summer she is in a camp program with some older girls and they called one of her princess swimsuits babyish.  She wanted a bikini (gotta love peer pressure on 1st graders), and I let her look at some online to get an idea of what she wanted.  Wow...those swimsuits don't cover much!  I ended up with my own version that I am quite comfortable with her wearing and it is still "a bikini".

Wow you are quite the seamstress.
I want a pretty dress with silver cording and tulle that fluffs out when I twirl. It is kind of sad how much less fun grown-up clothes are than kids clothes  Tongue

Thanks so much!  You know the older you get, I think the less you care about what is socially acceptable.  I wear my fun clothes whenever I want now.  But..yes...little girls do get to have more fun with their clothes than we do.  I also don't put limitations on what my kids wear to school (unless it is gym day, that is).  You are only a kid once and if she wants to wear her party dresses and he wants to wear his dragon vest, then go for it. Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: January 22, 2012 12:29:27 PM »

I can guarantee you that my daughter would love to be your's for a few months just to get some awesome clothes. Very nice work.  Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: January 22, 2012 03:40:55 PM »


I love love love (like, going to make myself something like this) the third outfit! Such cute short leggins and a tunic with a retro feel.  Cheesy

And the bikini looks great. That'll show those silly girls at camp!

The whole post has me reminiscing about the outfits my mom made when I was a little girl. Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: January 23, 2012 09:08:24 AM »

I hope your daughter knows how LUCKY she is to have you for a mom!  Cheesy
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« Reply #15 on: January 24, 2012 07:44:42 AM »

Very cute stuff.  She's a well dressed little cutie!
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« Reply #16 on: January 25, 2012 07:44:43 PM »

Okay, I *need* the pink and white lacy dress and the bathing suit.  I mean, I still look 12, can you be my mommy too?  Grin
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« Reply #18 on: February 21, 2012 10:51:32 AM »

Your daughter is adorable!

And the clothes you made for her are extremely beautiful! The details on the yellow frock are so perfect! I wish I can do something like this too.

The pink skirt is my favorite though!

thanks for sharing.

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« Reply #19 on: February 23, 2012 06:20:33 AM »

wow these are just so amazing!! I bet you're daughter is so happy to have a sew happy mom ^.^
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