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1  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: 5 Foot tall Totoroctopus on: March 15, 2018 09:12:09 AM
Looks like you accidentally posted this project twice. I'm going to merge the two topics so you don't lose any of your lovely comments.
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Repairing bubbled polyurethane jacket on: March 05, 2018 10:59:23 AM
Welcome to Craftster. This is a great place to ask your question. Unfortunately, I don't know the answer. I've tried looking it up and can't find anything that will help. I'm not sure if it is possible to fix or not. Hopefully someone who does know will see this post.
3  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: The Purple Step Stool of My Dreams on: March 05, 2018 10:50:52 AM
I love this. I might need to get a wood stool to stain a fun color.
4  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: Lavender fields in oil on: March 05, 2018 10:48:32 AM
These are beautiful.
5  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Little Laundry Diorama on: March 05, 2018 08:26:47 AM
How fun! It must be more enjoyable to do laundry now since you can look at this in your laundry room.
6  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: Old Man's Western Shirt to Baby's Western Dress on: March 02, 2018 11:47:39 AM
Thanks ladies.
7  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Old Man's Western Shirt to Baby's Western Dress on: February 28, 2018 05:21:02 PM
My sister had a shirt that used to be my grandpa's that she got as something to remember him by after he died. She decided it wasn't really all that useful just hanging in a closet and asked me to make it into a dress for her 3 month old.

The shirt (I forgot to take a picture oops) was very see through so I pulled some fabric from my stash to use as lining. And for a long time, that is as far as I got. I kept putting off making the dress because I was having a hard time figuring out how to make it. I didn't want to make a peasant dress style and I wanted to incorporate the snaps. Also, I was more than a little intimidated to cut into this shirt because there was no replacing it if I messed up. And wouldn't you know it, I cut out the bodice pieces wrong.

I had found and bought a pattern for a baby dress with buttons all down the back. However, it made a separate button placket for the entire dress. I didn't want to do this because I was planning on using the snaps already on the shirt and just wanted to cut out bodice pieces and skirt pieces. In hind sight, I could have just used any baby dress pattern and it would have worked. (Oh well. Live and learn.)  Since I had paid for the pattern I wanted to use the bodice pieces (to justify my having purchased it in the first place). But when I cut the pieces out, I had forgotten about the separate button placket. Which meant that my pieces were to short to overlap and button up. Gah!

Luckily, it turned out to be a fortunate thing. Because of this the front bodice piece is the blue fabric without being covered by the white, and I think it turned out really cute. To fix my mistake I just sandwiched the snap plackets that I cut off from the too small bodice pieces in between the new blue outer bodice piece and the lining.  This meant that the top of the snap placket was raw, while the rest of the neckline wasn't. So to fix this, I added bias tape around the entire neckline.

To show the pictures of the dress to my sister (who lives in another state) and to kind of check fit, I used my 6 month old as a model. It was a little tight on her, but luckily fits my niece perfectly and matches her cowgirl boots.

And here's a closer look at the sleeves, which is my favorite part of the dress.  I made them using the cuffs from the shirt.

8  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Other Image Reproduction Techniques: Completed Projects / Re: Shes a Wild One on: February 17, 2018 06:16:27 AM
How fun!
9  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / Re: Book Clock Table Number on: February 17, 2018 06:15:33 AM
These are beautiful. What a great idea.
10  SEWING IN GENERAL / Machine Embroidery: Completed Projects / Re: Hagrid's Hut on: February 17, 2018 06:13:40 AM
I am in awe. You are amazing.
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