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« on: June 25, 2005 03:34:06 PM »

"Mommy i would like you to sew Hippo some clothes"

First off my daughters 7, this is her "security blanket" item a $2 stuffed dollar general bargain hippo.
she asks me this while making dinner.. Im a little busy so I absentmindly reply " okay honey Ill see what I can do "
So .. therefore mommy is in a bind..  yah..  Roll Eyes  Undecided Undecided ummm I need help LOL I havent really sewed Doll clothes or anything like that.This would be my first "doll" type project . So ..
i have this book my mom gave me like , a few years ago called Two hour doll clothes by Anita Louise Crane
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0806938897/qid=1119738764/sr=8-1/ref=sr_8_xs_ap_i1_xgl14/102-1857103-2825769?v=glance&s=books&n=507846

you can see details here..

I guess what Im asking is .. Can I make these for this Hippo of hers ?? will they work ?? I guess just make the bodices wider ??
Id appreciate any help.
Thanks :)kat
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« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2005 03:45:56 PM »

Well, I'd..um..have to see the hippo.

You might want to find out exactly WHAT clothes Hippo needs before going too much into it. It just might be that Hippo would be perfectly happy with an elastic waist skirt, which could be made pretty quickly and easily. Hippo could also start with that skirt, and, with the addition of a couple of strips of fabric and squares of fabric, have a jumper.
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« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2005 03:52:39 PM »

This is why I'm not having kids!  lol...

I agree, figure out what hippo needs and you could always tell her that hippos swim so they need room to move thus no pants.  A tank top would also be easy.  Good luck!
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« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2005 03:59:40 PM »

This is why I only have one and I've already taught him how to use the sewing machine! If his toys need clothes he knows exactly how to make 'em!
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« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2005 04:23:43 PM »

I love the elastic waist skirt thing Smiley i m like why didnt I think of that ! duh! lol so thats a def . Thanks for the suggestions. they are simple and quick Smiley

Hopefully hippo will have all she needs. Kat
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« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2005 05:56:26 PM »

please post photos of Hippo in clothes! s/he sounds cute!
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« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2005 02:55:43 PM »

Absolutley you can make your hippo clothes! Post some pictures of the infamous creature and ill try and draw up a diagram
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« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2005 03:02:36 PM »

It's my firm belief that every hippo needs a tutu!  Grin And perhaps Miss/Mr/Mrs. Hippo could use some bows!

I remember when I was about 8 I decided that I wanted to sew my dolls clothing and I asked my mom for material.Except I pronounced it "MATTER-ALL". (honestly, look at the word.... it should be said that way.) It took my mom a long time to figure out what I meant. But once she did she supplied me with needle thread and lots of material. I handsewed a ton of dresses for my dolls.... and a crafty child was born!  Perhaps you and your daughter could collobrate?  Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2005 03:11:22 PM »

Hmmm, have you ever watched "Raising Helen"? Theres a girl in it who's security blanket type thing was a hippo named hippo. I just watched it yesterday.

Anyway, an elastic skirt would be just about a easy as it gets. maybe hippo would like a matching headband with it. If your handy with sleeves (which I am not) A little jacket would not be difficult. If your into details, the skirt could have little ruffles going down it without much extra work.  If its shaped more like a human than a hippo (You know, human doll type shaped body w/ hippo head) you could make a halter top by cutting a piece of fabric that covers it's front, and adding ties that tie around her back, and more that tie around her neck. (i'm assuming its a she since you mentioned that a skirt was a good idea)
however, if hippo is shaped more like a hippo, then your options are much more limited. But trust me on the headband... it completes the outfit.
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« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2005 03:17:44 PM »

hippo probably wants a superhero cape. and maybe a scarf with a snap that attaches around his or her hippo neck.

do hippos like tube tops?
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