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CLOTHING => Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects => Topic started by: KabirRocks on January 24, 2010 04:53:34 PM



Title: Toddler dress
Post by: KabirRocks on January 24, 2010 04:53:34 PM
Hi!  I made this for my sweetie during her naptime today.  I would've liked the skirt to be twirlier, but I think it's okay for my first try.  :)



Title: Re: Toddler dress
Post by: SophieBeanz on January 24, 2010 06:14:18 PM
Oh cute!! im going to make an adult size one of those maybe with a black top.

Did you just sew into a white tshirt?


Title: Re: Toddler dress
Post by: KabirRocks on January 26, 2010 11:05:43 AM
yep, i just sewed the right sides of the tee and skirt together, then turned right-side out and topstitched.  easy peasy!  :)


Title: Re: Toddler dress
Post by: deeredone2 on January 28, 2010 10:11:09 AM
That's very cute!  Love the flower.


Title: Re: Toddler dress
Post by: lalaarnold on January 29, 2010 08:33:46 PM
The flower applique is really cute.


Title: Re: Toddler dress
Post by: JohnnyBeLovely on January 31, 2010 09:47:36 PM
I love the fabrics.

Applique's scare me D:


Title: Re: Toddler dress
Post by: brawweelass on February 01, 2010 03:28:21 AM
Oh, don't let appliques scare you! If pinning it is a pain for you, get some of the fusible webbing that comes in sheet and iron that baby on before you sew it! It's one of the cheapest ways to embellish and it's GREAT for delving into your scrap bag!

I love this dress-I am SO doing some of these for the twins! Cute, cute!


Title: Re: Toddler dress
Post by: KabirRocks on February 04, 2010 11:09:43 AM
Thanks everyone! :)  I agree with Brawweelass - fusible webbing is a great lifesaver!  Especially when sewing an applique onto something stretchy, like a cotton tee.


Title: Re: Toddler dress
Post by: sgriffen on March 13, 2010 12:20:20 PM
Good job mom!  LOVE the fabric.  My daughter has a t-shirt that she loves that has gotten too short, so I was thinking of making it into a dress.  How did you figure how long to cut the fabric you were adding?


Title: Re: Toddler dress
Post by: KabirRocks on March 17, 2010 03:27:55 PM
sgriffin - i would suggest making the first ruffle layer at least 4 times the width of the tee - when laying flat on a table or something (basically twice the circumference of the tee).  and then maybe make the next ruffle 1.5 or 2x the length of the first layer.  i haven't actually gotten around to making another one yet, but that's what i will do when i can find some more time.   ::)  post any pics if you try it!


Title: Re: Toddler dress
Post by: hdbreaux on March 22, 2010 10:53:58 AM
I'm gonna try some of these this week!   Cute!