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1  For my girls, two more *from scratch!* (5img's) in Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects by SadieCass on: November 07, 2007 11:43:22 AM
Well, I finally bit the bullet this week and dove into my girls last two home-made Christmas presents!  I wanted to make them some reversible jumpers...but I was making them from scratch...pattern and all.

In 2 hours I drafted the patterns (no template at all, just hand drawn ideas), attached them to the fabric and cut them out.

In 4 hours I pieced them together, stitched them up, and completed them!!

On both, I overcompensated for size, so they are BIG (definitely something to grow into)...but I'm still thrilled with them!!

First, for my older girl...This dress...I wanted box pleats on the skirt, but in a brief brain fart I didn't create a big enough pattern piece for that...so it got straight pleats instead, but I love them as much!!

I prefer the dark side...but I love them all!

And for my younger...

This one needs some adjustments, I made it WAY too wide int he back.  I'm going to tack it so that the straps meet, leaving a pleat in the back.

No action shots...as they don't fit very good...and my girls have been sick (and now I am Tongue).  But I had to show them off!  I'm sooo bloody proud of them...and my no pre-bought pattern self.

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2  For my nephew...overalls from scratch...IMG OBESE in Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects by SadieCass on: October 23, 2007 08:22:50 AM
Okay...I threatened to do it...Last week I was half done and convinced it was going to look horrendous...but I finished it last night...and am thrilled with the results!!

I made my nephew, for Christmas, a pair of reversible corduroy/patchwork overalls!!  A few mistakes (that I won't make again), and pitfalls later...Here are the results.  Pictures are of it on my darling daughter K as I have no boy young enough in this house Cheesy  Hope you like it...I'm just so happy!  I can't wait to start the next project!!!

And yes...I made these completely from scratch...INCLUDING the pattern (which I made on parchment paper Smiley )!!

~P.S.  The corduroy is SUPER SOFT and feels scrumptious against the skin...as does the flannel.  I wouldn't have made it reversible if it didn't Cheesy
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3  Swing coat ~ Second project, first blocking!! (5 pics) in Knitting: Completed Projects by SadieCass on: October 08, 2007 07:47:07 PM
Well, I had to jump on the bandwagon.  I had extra yarn (well, yarn meant for another project that I realized it wouldn't work for)...and at the moment a few extra bucks to purchase the pattern...and so I knitted.  This is my second completed project and my first attempt at proper seaming and blocking...and I'm pleased with ALL the results! 

I jumped onto the bandwagon and got the pattern for the Girlfriends Swing Coat Sweater...and am happy I did!

I used Caron's Simply Soft in Country Blue and size 8 needles.  I was extremely disappointed in the "no dye lot yarn" as I got two inches into the sleeve only to realize the 'no dye lot' in face needed a dye lot number as they were two totally different shades of blue.  I chose to use a garter stitch border (what I thought was my own idea until I found the suggestion at the end of the pattern *giggle*)...and made the sleeves a wee bit long (oops)...but my girl is all length and limbs and will fit into it soon enough.   I also made the "i-cords" via a crochet needle.  I'm still working on making an icord properly.

And onto the pics...

Hope you like it!!  I'm thrilled and have already started the second coat for my younger daughter in different yarn/colors!!  It will be a multi-colored one...so I hope it looks as good!!

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4  Newest Patchwork dress...(img obese) in Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects by SadieCass on: September 29, 2007 04:49:37 PM
After finishing my youngest daughters dress, I finally managed to do my older daughter's.  K's was all blue and browns...this one is quite a bit brighter, but I love it!!  I need to take it in a little, it's a bit big on her...but everything is Cheesy 

The pink star fabric is definitely not a perfect match to the rest of it...but my DD is obsessed with stars...so when she saw this fabric I HAD to include it...it was not an option Cheesy 

Without further ado..Miss M in her Christmas present (*G*  I love this age...)

Excuse her expression...I caught her in a brief moment of non-smiling *lol*

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5  I did it!! (Patchwork Dress) in Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects by SadieCass on: September 17, 2007 11:50:44 AM
After seeing all the lovely Patchwork Dresses here I knew I HAD to try.  It's been eyars since I've sewn anything...and I was never successful at clothes...but I HAD to try.  Sooo...

I did all the patchwork myself (it's SOOO not even, but for a dress it's not so big a deal), lined it myself...made the belt...all of it Cheesy  Yes, I used a pattern for the shape of the dress...but the belt was my touch, as was lining the skirt.  Anyway...without further ado..

My two models are K (my 1 year old) and M (my two year old).  I made the dress for K...and am planning a different one for M (all the patchwork pieces are cut, just needs to be sewn).

K in her dress...she's SWIMMING in it...good thing it's a Christmas present!

M in the dress to get a better approximation of size (Mind you, this is a 2T dress...and it's still big around the middle on M, and K is SWIMMING in it *sigh*)

Images of the dress itself...the first one shows the muslin (soooo soft...and CHEAP Tongue) that I used for lining the patchwork (patchwork NEEDS a lining...)

Now I get to make M's!!  Her's will be different colors (MUCH brighter..reds/yellows/purples) and a bit longer to accommodate her length...but I'm so excited!!  Cheesy
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6  First ever project in Knitting: Completed Projects by SadieCass on: August 07, 2007 06:58:14 PM
For lack of a sewing machine (literally), I picked up some knitting needles about 3 weeks ago.  I'd fiddled with knitting previous, but never accomplished even a proper stitch.  So, with a determination in my head I went to the store (Wal-mart as everything in hickville closes EARLY on Sundays except wal-mart) and grabbed some knitting needles and a Leisure ARts Pattern book (Touchable Knits).  I used Lion Brand Homespun, and the wrong size needles (didn't matter much to me at the time) and started in.  After a few faulty attempts...here is my success story!!  There are a few minor issues (the armholes are a wee bit tight)...but I'm completely pleased with it!!  I already have yarn and (correct sized) needles for my next project!!  I'm hooked!!!

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