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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / how to fix a waist gap in a bathing suit bottom on: June 28, 2014 08:06:39 PM
So I made my daughter a boy shorts bathing suit bottom (still working on the top)  After sewing everything together (it's reversible as well which was a huge pain in the ass) I noticed that the wait gaps at the back.  It's not a huge gap, but I  find it unsightly and worry that it will effect how it stays up while swimming. To insert the elastic I sewed it to the waistband seam allowance and then sewed it between the two fabrics so it's not like I can just tighten the elastic very easily.  (It seemed like such a genius idea at the time... )
Any ideas how I can bring the gap in without completely undoing EVERYTHING? 

This is the elastic sewn to the seam allowance

This is the finished waistband 

The finished shorts
2  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Nananananana BATDRESS! on: April 28, 2014 10:03:18 AM
*sorry for blurry pictures, it's impossible to get her to stand still for a picture when she's not over the moon excited.  These were hard enough to get*

I've had these awesome red silk Pj's stashed in my "reuse" pile for ever, saving them for the perfect project because the fabric is so great, but limited.  At first I was going to use it with some black crushed velvet I also had to make my daught an evil queen dress for her 5th birthday.  Then of course I realized her birthday's in July and an evil queen dress would probably give her heat stroke.  She's been big on Batman lately so I came up with this:

Originally I wanted both skirts to be pixie cut with alternating points, but I didn't realize I had cut out the wrong skirt pattern piece until I had 4/8 cut out  so I went with a full circle for the red underskirt and I think it works just fine. 

Cutting out the symbol was a total pain.  It took me three tries before I figured out to use some interfacing on the black to make it stiff enough to keep the right shape.  Then I glued it onto the red and appliqued it afterwards. 

She's pretty darn stoked about it.  The best part is the first time we took her out she had at least four people compliment her on it.  She's pretty good about giving me credit for making it for her.
3  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Discussion and Questions / The different circle skirts and their twirls? on: June 23, 2013 03:02:52 PM
I have some great fabric from a dress my sister in law wore for a graduation when she was younger.  There isn't THAT much, but I think I can pull off a nice dress for my 4 year old.  She wants a twirl skirt, I was thinking circle, but I don't think I have enough material to get a good size circle out of, then I discovered you can do it in 3/4, 1/2 and 1/4 circles as well.  So I'm wondering if I can get a good twirl out of a 3/4 or even 1/2 circle instead?
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / What would you call this style of sleeve? *Added another Question** on: June 20, 2013 07:25:56 PM

I would like to make something similar to this dress for my daughter's 4th birthday dress. I think I have an idea of how to put it together, but I would like to look up some how to's on the style and especially the sleeves, but I don't know what to call it.  

I'm going to make this as a bodice and a skirt So that the skirt is gathered but the bodice is not.  I want elasticize the (empire) waist and put a zipper either on the side or in the back.  I'm trying to figure out is how I can attach a braid to the waist, that wont interfere with the elastic, or look too silly because of the elastic.  Any tips?
5  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions / how well does lard based soap clean? on: January 26, 2013 02:18:33 PM
I've wanted to make my own soap for awhile now, but never figured that my Husband would think it was a good idea.  So imagine my surprised joy when today he declares that I should learn how to make soap so we can use up all that lard in the freezer. 
I wanted to stay basic and Cheap so I used the SOapCalc to make a recipe using lard and olive oil. Soap calc tells me that the cleansing aspect of this soap will be only 1 (compared to an ideal 12-22).  Now he's decided we shouldn't waste the time and the ingredients since it wont clean very well..

Does anyone have any experience with lard based soaps and how well they clean??  or anything really cheap and easily obtained to make it clean better??
6  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Princess dress on: December 14, 2012 08:44:55 AM
My 3 yo would rather wear camo than frills, and that's awesome.  But I wanted to make her a princess dress to put in her dress up box, but also have it be something she could wear out and about as well. So I came up with this.

I'm really proud of it because I actually finished the edges of the purple fabric that frays really bad.

  It's my first hidden zipper.

I top stitched where ever I could.

I paid attention to the details.
And if I messed up I seam ripped and redid it (3 times).  I didn't use the "no onesgonna look that close to it" excuse I always do when I get rushy and lazy with the stuff I make. 

I do still need to hem the skirt as its way too long right now.. but I'm excited.  She loves it and made me promise that the next time she tries it on I won't make her take it off again. Smiley
7  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / wire wrapped beach glass 1st attempts on: September 08, 2012 12:08:12 PM
I made these pendants using beach glass from my collection (my toddler and i spend hours beach combing looking for glass, I'm a little obsessed. )  Since I'm just starting off and these were just for myself and to give away to my sisters and mom I used silver plated copper wire which was cheaper.  Once I've used it all up hopefully I'll be better at it and will be able to buy the more expensive silver and start selling.   Smiley

8  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Discussion and Questions / Anyone made a baby dress form? on: June 09, 2010 10:58:26 AM
So I want to make a dressform of my 10 month old.  Mostly so that I can model the clothes I make to sell without putting pictures of my kid on the internet, thats not an option. 

Asking my 10 month old to stay still while I duct tape her and then cut it off is also pushing it.  FAR.  So I was thinking of just taking an old onsie and stuffing it then mounting it on a base somehow.  DO you think this will work??  any other ideas or suggestions?
9  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Skull dresses for 10 month and 3 year old girls on: June 01, 2010 03:12:01 PM
I made the bigger dress for my friends three year old and then decided that it was so cute that my 10 month old HAD to have one as well.  Now that shes actually walking, she'll be wearing it alot more Smiley

BOth are halter dresses with circle skirts and I appliqued the Skull and X bones on using the same camo material.   I want one for myself! lol
10  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Discussion and Questions / baby swimsuit ??s on: June 01, 2010 01:31:56 PM
Okay, so I went out looking for a swim suit for my 10 month old daughter, and didnt like anything that I saw.  The cheapest (and least covering, which being covered is a BIG thing for daddy) was over $30.  I then noticed that the swimsuit fabric at my fabricland was $15 a meter, and I know that I can pull off baby clothes with way less than a meter, so I think I'm going to attempt to make her bathing suit.  Here are some questionss.

Since I'm uber cheap (and can't find any anyways)  to buy a pattern, I was thinking of taking a onsie pattern I made up and adapting that a little bit for the suit, do you think this will work?  I like the idea of her having a one piece because it will appease her daddys concerns of her showing too much skin, but I want to be able to access diapers without having to completly strip her of a wet suit and then try to wrestle her back into it if we're not done swimming.  So I was thinking snaps on the crotch would be benifical, although Im not sure how the material would hold up to it? 
Any ideas or suggestions?  Or do you know of a free pattern or tutorial online I can look at?? any input would be greatly appreciated! thanks!
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