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1  CITY GUIDES FOR CRAFTSTERS / AUSTRALIA / {PERTH} WA Craft Show this weekend on: August 01, 2012 12:10:01 AM

Anyone going?

Claremont Showgrounds, August 3rd, 4th and 5th. $15 entry for adults
2  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Lucky Shamrock peasant dress (St Patrick's Day costume) on: March 16, 2012 06:30:23 AM
I picked my nearly-two year old daughter up from daycare at 6pm on Thursday only to see a big sign asking them to all wear green today for the St Paddy's Day activities (they'd had the sign up all week but the Mister had picked her up all week and kept forgetting to tell me.... thanks, honey!)

Well, she doesn't own any green clothes and even the supermarkets close at 6pm around here. And I didn't have enough fabric for a green dress so I improvised.... a white peasant-dress with green sleeves, hem band and shamrock (well, four-leaf clover) plus matching ruffled headband. I just used scraps of heat-and-bond for the shamrock.

Turns out she was the only kid out of the whole daycare who dressed up!  Roll Eyes
3  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Discussion and Questions / I want/need Veggietales fabric!! on: September 27, 2008 02:07:29 AM
My 18mth-old daughter is CRAZY for Veggietales!!

We live in Australia and I'm about to start sewing her summer wardrobe. Only the Christian bookstores here stock anything Veggietales, and that's only books/dvds/cds/board games.

But I've seen veggietales fabric used by some American craftsters in projects and I would desperately love to make her something Veggietales, she'd go NUTS!!!!!

So I was wondering if anyone could help me out? I'm willing to reimburse for the cost of fabric, cost of postage and personal time. And I can send you Caramello Koalas and TimTams!!!
4  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / PJ flannel pants and PJ tshirt (UPDATED: made myself some to match) on: August 17, 2008 09:09:13 AM
I made these Saturday night coz my boyf was out with his bro, my bubby was in bed, there was nothing on tv and 2 glasses of red in me  Wink

The pants are from some flanellette i bought- oh gosh- almost 2 yrs ago now, before i knew i was preggo. I was going to make myself some PJ pants and this fabric was $2/m so I bought several metres (I just love cats!!)

Fiiiinally got around to making some, but for my DD. Used less than half a metre so enough to make myself some. I think matching outfits in public are tacky, but for lounging around at home, it's merely kitsch. And I think DD would get a kick out of it (I know i will haha)

The tshirt is made from an old maternity tshirt of mine (size 24 and I'm an 18) and has an envelope neck-opening. Very tricky (did I mention I never use patterns or measurements?) but turned out great. Only thing is... because I was expecting it to not work and just be a victim of trial-and-error, i didnt change the black thread that was in my machine so it's a bit ugly but works fine. I'll make another one or two from the rest of my tshirt but use WHITE thread (oh, how I wish I had a serger!)

Anyway, onto the pics. Sneaky back pics only coz when DD sees the cameras she wants to play with it):

She has a pink singlet underneath coz it's cold here in Aus right now.

i *promise* I will update when I have a daggy matching pair for myself!!! Wink Grin

Update 20/08/08: PJ pants have been made... hope to get double-trouble action shot tomorrow before daycare!!

Update 27/08/08:

Evidence!!!!! haha. Excuse the messy shirt, we had bruschetta for brekky and Bella wore hers haha
5  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Dorothy Costume for toddler on: August 16, 2008 11:12:30 AM
My daughter's playgroup had a free Fancy Dress Family Fun Day one Saturday for all the kids from all the different sessions. I couldn't bear my daughter being one of 938493489384 ballerina-fairy-princesses and she has these awesome red sequin shoes so I decided she should go as Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz (she was only 14mths old so she didn't object lol)

I found some blue gingham don't-know-what in a sale-bin for $2/metre and got some netting for like $1/metre. The buttons were from my button box. The wig... well, the wig was old brown wool from my Brownie Guide Unit years ago and an ugly lacy headband from the $2 store. My daughter has barely any hair and what she does have is blonde and wispy, so the wig was completely and utterly necessary.

I made the dress late one night while she was in bed, so no pattern, no measurements (no common sense..... lol). As you can see from the first pic... it was a little long in the straps. But i adjusted the straps and also bought a super-cute and super-cheap cream skivvy with front yoke and slight gathering at the top of the sleeves to make them a bit pouffy.

The shoes she already had; the dress cost $2 to make, the skivvy cost $4 i think and the headband for the wig cost me $2. So AUS$8 all up. Ka-CHING, that's more money in MY pocket, yay!

On to the piccy-boo's (my apologies if they are too large, too small, or too offensive due to my messy house in the background):

The awesome shoes
With the skivvy on
Action shot of the back

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