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1  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Matching Easter Outfits for My Girls on: April 19, 2009 03:47:05 PM
I always make my girls matching Easter dresses.  My older daughter is now 11.  I figured she is probably tired of matching her 5 yr old sister.  This year I used the same fabric, but made them different outfits.  I used fabric that I already had on hand.  It is blue quilting cotton I bought 2 years ago, & never used.  Maddie's pinafore is made with McCall's 4648.  I don't think you can see it in the photo, but there are pintucks down the front of the bodice.  It is very sweet.  I let her  look through my patterns & this is what she picked.  Sarah's skirt is Butterick 4722.  I always stock up on patterns when Hancock's runs them for 0.99.  I've had both patterns probably 3 years.  It's the first time I've used the skirt pattern & I love it.  I will be making her more like this.  I didn't have time to make their shirts.  There was a women's store going out of business.  I got two petite tuxedo blouses for $1 each.  I took Sarah's up a little, & made Maddie's short-sleeved.  It worked out great.  Thanks for looking!

I just took a better look at my photos.  The color is actually more blue than it appears.  It is a sweet baby blue/white flower print. 
2  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / July 4th Outfits on: July 16, 2008 09:35:46 PM
These is my belated post of my daughters 4th of July outfits.  They are coordinating fabrics I got at Walmart for $1-2/yd.  My 5 yo' s dress is New Look 6613 (my favorite pattern).  My older daughters pantaloons are nopattern/wing it & her peasant top is based off vegbee's tutorial.  I had to add a contrast band at the bottom because she is getting so tall, & it wasn't long enough.  I appliqued a contrasting star onto each & used a decorative stitch onthe white band on her shirt.  They were a hit at our cookout.  These were taken the next day after they were all wrinkled.  Thanks for looking!

I apologize for the strange pictures.  I had to resize them to get them to upload, & I must not have done something right.  I'll try to get them fixed.

New Look 6613.  There is also red piping on the halter, but it doesn't show up in the pictures. 

Close-up of dress applique

Close up of shirt detail
3  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Embellished T-Shirts for my daughters on: June 10, 2008 08:07:53 PM
These are a few Tshirts that I have embellished for my daughters recently.  The white T with the yo-yo centered flower was inspired by another craster post by erin33084.  You can see it herehttps://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=242520.0  The blue shorts are made from a Tutti Frutti fabric I fell in love with from Hancocks.  By the time I went to buy some all that was left was 3/8 yd.  I had to squeeze a pair of shorts out of it.  

Same Shorts/ Hot Pink T-shirt with yo-yo flower garden

Yo-yo bicycle T-shirt.  This one was made in an attempt to make something cute for my 10 year old.  She is getting too big to want to wear a lot of the cutesy, flower shirts.  (Unfortunatly)

I love applique/embellishment.  I have several more items in the works.  It can turn a $3.50 T-shirt into an adorable outfit.  And thanks to erin33084 for inspiring me to try yo-yos.  These were the first I 've ever made.
4  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Couch & Ottoman Slipcovers on: May 20, 2008 04:08:07 PM
A friend of mine asked me to make a slipcover for her daughters small couch.  I talked her into also covering a rarely used ottoman from their family room.  This is the first time I have done anything on furniture.  I was thrilled with how the ottoman turned out.  I would have liked for the couch to be a little more fitted, but it is a sleeper (very heavy) so they didn't want to move it to my house for me to work on it there.  They are thrilled with it.  I made pink piping for the monogrammed pillow & added it on the ottoman too, I thought it needed something to tie it in to the rest of the furniture. It still needs a little ironing, but you can get the idea.  

A close-up of the piping

A Before Shot

5  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Patchwork Circle Skirts for Daughters (cute img heavy) on: May 05, 2008 02:29:25 PM
Last week I read vegbee's tutorial for patchwork skirts.  I was immediately smitten.  I just had to try it.  I decided I would start one Friday night for my 4 year old.  I showed my mom the picture & told her I wished I had a serger.  She got out her old one for me to use.  I thought it was broken, I just knew she didn't use it any longer.   I am in love!  I stayed up until I had it finished at about 1:30am.  I think I have about 4 hours in it.  I used clear elastic to gather the layers.  Sunday I made one for my 10 year old.  They each have 158 squares.  The layers sewn end to end would be 43 ft 11 inches.   I was looking at my final pink layer Friday night (early Sat morning) wondering if I was on crack to think that this 16 foot long layer would possibly look normal when finished.  But amazingly it does.  I am obsessed!  I love them so much.  Thanks for looking & I hope you enjoy them.  They are made totally out of scraps.  I chose this order because those are the colors I had the most of.  



I still have a lot of clipping string to do

I just thought this one was cute.  

I recommend this tute to anyone with girls to sew for.  THANK YOU VEGBEE!!!  On the serger it wasn't that bad at all.  I might feel differently if I'd had to use my regular Janome.  

6  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Matching Appliqued Dresses- New Look 6578 on: April 28, 2008 09:16:33 AM
I am kind of new to posting & it is so much fun!  I made these two dresses last year for my daughters using New Look 6578 for the little one & another similar New Look pattern for my older daughter (I can't find it right now to post the #).  I just love them.  I used &1/yd material from Wal-Mart but they turned out adorable.  The applique pattern is included with 6578.  It is a great pattern for anyone with little girls, you can do so much with it.  I even make it a a shirt to wear over a turtleneck in the winter with leggings.  I hope you enjoy it & thanks for looking!

7  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Daughter's Dress from old shirt on: April 27, 2008 02:01:43 PM
This is inspired by Cheytown's dress.   I didn't follow her tutorial, because I wanted to make it a little roomier for my daughter.  I took one of my husband's old shirts & made it into a sundress for my 4 year old.  I used the button front for the back of the dress & the yoke in front & back is made from the shirt cuffs.  I reuse the shirt pocket on the front of the dress to give her a pocket.  This is actually the 2nd one I made.  The first one was shite oxford-cloth that I appliqued a butterfly on.  She loves both dresses.  They are so comfortable.  Enjoy looking!

8  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Cheery Springtime Purse on: March 20, 2008 07:41:59 AM
I am so addicted to purses & totes! I have been carrying the same one since I made it in September.  It was such a great bag that I couldn't find oen to take it's place.  But it was tan-BORING!  So I found this cool fabric for $1/yard & made myself a new springtime purse with the same pattern.  It's a pattern that I made myself using a "Sewing With Nancy" pattern as inspiration.  It has tons of great pockets & slots inside & on the outside, so it is very practical also.  It cost a total of $4, it was $3 before I bought the wooden button. And I still have enough fabric left over to make a couple of shorts for my daughter.  I LOVE IT! This is my first time to post here, so I'm excited!  Today I'm going to start cutting out summer clothes for my 2 daughters.  My 4 year old has nothing left from last summer that fits her.  
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