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1  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / from Uncle Jim's shirt to baby dress--my Cheytown project (lots of pictures) on: May 27, 2008 10:15:42 PM
I snagged a nice J. Crew shirt from the garage sale my SIL was about to do.  Uncle Jim's shirt turned into a lovely classic dress for his niece!  Smiley  The dress was quite simple to make, and it cost about $3 in pre-gathered (!) eyelet trim.  The eyelet fabric for the bloomers was in my stash.  It is quite long on the baby now, so if she starts crawling before summer is over, I may shorten the dress significantly.

the shirt:

front of dress

back of dress

dress front detail

baby checking for quality  Cheesy

this is why we have bloomers!  Cheesy  Baby LOVES to wear dresses...so she can eat them!


2  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Flowered frocks for four fun-loving cousins--lots of pictures! *new picture pg 4 on: May 24, 2008 12:18:28 AM
I have been wanting to try out some of the tutorials that I have seen on here, so I decided to make coordinating dresses and skirts for my daughter (5 months) and my 3 nieces, ages 2, 4, and 5.  I was pretty happy with how they turned out, and my boys even helped me by modeling for me, as my nieces live across the country.  Grin  I hope to have pictures of all the girls in August when we all get together.  The material is $2/yard from Wal-Mart, so all of these cost me less than $15!

Baby's dress is Simplicity 4243, view F, with some modifications. I had trouble with the bias tape and ended up ripping out the binding in the neck and making my own.  My first zipper, too!  Smiley

 Toddler A line is Simplicity 6578, without the appliques and with an added ruffle. 

First skirt is the ruffle skirt tutorial from grand revival design. 

Second skirt is the twirly skirt tutorial from houseonhillroad. 

Last picture is my silly boys modeling for me.  Do you like the hairbows in the mohawks?!  Cheesy  This will be great blackmail for when they are older! Thanks for looking!

3  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Discussion and Questions / Help with bias tape for neck and armholes! (with photo) on: May 19, 2008 12:15:52 PM
This dress for my baby is my first attempt at a zipper and bias tape.  The zipper was nothing compared to the agony of trying to get bias tape in teeny tiny armholes.  Angry  The end result looks a little funky, in my opinion, as the fabric seems to flare/stick out funny after I topstitched.  Any suggestions?  I used commerical single fold 1/2 inch bias tape, which is what the pattern called for.  Thanks! 

p.s. ignore the crooked zipper!  Wink
4  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / My first dress for my baby girl! With action shots...as active as a baby gets! on: May 02, 2008 08:54:35 PM
Here are some photos of the first dress I made for my 4 month old baby.  It is a little big, so it should fit all summer, and maybe even work as a top next year!  I still need to finish the bloomers, though!  Thanks for looking! Smiley

(Checking for quality  Cheesy)

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