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1  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / One last teacher gift - knotty bag on: May 18, 2008 02:27:08 PM
Here is the knot bag for my daughter's other teacher.  This one is made from the Swell line of fabrics.

And the backs of both bags:

Thanks for looking!
2  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Knot purse - teacher gift on: May 18, 2008 10:03:12 AM
I'm making bags as gifts for my daughter's two preschool teachers.  Here is the first one:

It is crazy quilted from Mary Engelbreit's new Friends and Flowers line of fabrics.  I love these prints and wish I could keep this bag for myself!!!

3  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Crazy Quilted Knot Purse for Mother's Day on: May 06, 2008 11:47:50 AM
I made this purse as my mom's mother's day gift.  It came out pretty small though.  Hopefully she will still be able to use it!  I crazy quilted it using April Cornell napkins I bought when the outlet closed.  The tie and straps are some scraps from JoAnn.
Thank you for looking!  Let me know what you think!

4  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / From mama tee to girlie dress on: February 06, 2008 09:59:58 AM
My DH and I give blood regularly, and most of the time they give us a free t-shirt.  So we have quite a collection of tees, mostly in size huge.  I've never sewed on knit, so I thought I wouldn't waste expensive fabric and just cut up a t-shirt.  Here is the result - I made it sleeveless but she has a shirt under:

Thanks for looking!  Now I have big plans for some of my other old clothes!
5  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Reversible Anna dress: Engelbreit and Bugs Bunny! on: February 05, 2008 04:01:21 PM
This is my first time making the Farbenmix Anna pattern.  I made it reversible and actually didn't mess up.  I didn't have to use the seam ripper AT ALL!  It's the first time in a long time I haven't used that thing, lol!

One side (uh, both sides of one side because I love Mary E) is Mary Engelbreit's LOVE fabric.  It will be Eva's Valentine dress.  The other side is Bugs Bunny and a paw print.  (underneath is a very wrinkly April Cornell dress!)

Thanks for looking!
6  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Mickey Mouse shirt and pants on: January 18, 2008 02:38:44 PM
Eva loves Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, so when she saw the Mickey fabric at Hancock's she was very excited.  It was 50% off so I was happy to buy some for her  Smiley.

The pants are from Ottobre and were my first experience with tracing and adding seam allowances.  The rise came out too short and I had to add a piece of twill tape to the top.  It's still a bit too short, oh well. 

Thanks for looking!

7  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Peasant Dress - how should I embellish? on: January 06, 2008 03:36:08 PM
This is the peasant shirt from Dainty Designs (youcanmakethis.com) lengthened into a dress.  I had a terrible time with this pattern!  Eva is a petite size 18-24 months, and after throwing out my 2T attempt, I cut it as a 5/6 and it is still a bit tight in the armpits.  I bought the pattern because it had SO many positive reviews...maybe it's just me. 

If anyone has ideas about how to embellish this, please post them.  Maybe some pockets?  Trim?  I did use two different fabrics but you can't really tell.

Thanks for looking.

8  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Two pairs of gauchos and poncho! on: January 02, 2008 01:19:36 PM
This is my first time to post what I've made.  I made my daughter Eva two pairs of gauchos from the Growing Up With Rosie pattern at youcanmakethis.com.  They were very easy except that the cat ones came out WAY too long.  I should have put them away for when they actually fit her, but I was determined to have her wear them ASAP so I cut off the ruffle and reattached it.  WAY too much work.  
The princess gauchos came out fine except that the print was directional and I didn't notice until it was too late  Huh.

I am sort of happy with the way the poncho turned out.  If you see this fabric (furry fleece?) at Jo-Ann's RUN THE OTHER WAY.  I loved it and had to have it but it was terrible to sew - left tons of lint all over everything.  It was made even worse by the satin I used on the other side - it all kept shifting and bunching.  A nightmare!

I'm disgustingly proud of having made this stuff though!  Thanks for looking.



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