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31  wee stripey fleece sweater and wee'er stripey fleece sweater in Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects by vegbee on: September 29, 2008 02:27:25 PM
I've bought some 4 meters of this stripey fleece and I am on a mission to use it all this fall.  Here is my first go: a modified sweater from Ottobro 06/07 and a matching one for her old school cabbage patch doll that used to be mine.


I've gone and done a tute for resizing a pattern here: http://indietutes.blogspot.com/2008/09/resizing-pattern.html

The buttons are all vintage plastic dealies from my late great auntie's stash.  They're all different because they are just the leftovers from her various projects.  Auntie had good taste, hey?  Grin

My favorite part is the bias tape seams.  They're hidden but they make me very happy.


Now, onwards with the chopping and the making of the stripey fleece.  Only 3.5 meters to go.

comments/questions welcome!
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32  my daughter, the peasant in Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects by vegbee on: September 23, 2008 12:01:33 PM
Simple peasant top and twirl skirt.  The brown is a lightweight cotton poplin, and the others are just cotton prints.  The belt is the one print and broadcloth sewn together in a sash that wraps around twice.  I thought it might motivate the monkey to start learning how to tie bows.

too many pics as usual





the peasant blouse pattern is my own - quite a bit more elaborate than my tutorial.  I think it's getting to be a nice shape, but I would love your opinions on it.  Or any other comments/questions you may have  Smiley
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33  shrug and stripey leggings in Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects by vegbee on: September 10, 2008 06:13:57 PM
Quick post between supper time and bath time (my life, it's so glamourous  Roll Eyes)

I zinged these up today for the monkey to wear to school with her dresses.  The weather is a little cooler now, so  I wanted some footless tights we could put take off when we got to school and a little shrug for over her twirly dresses, since regular sweaters just don't fit right with them.  I've wanted to make a shrug forever, but haven't got to it until today.  I see many more in the future though...

Both are from a burda dance wear pattern.  I hate burda.  Okay, I like the styles, but the instructions always leave me so very, very confused.  Best to just ignore the instructions entirely since it's pretty obvious how these go together.  Oh, and burda sizing sucks butt too.  Enough burda bashing.


The legging material is a latex blend that I got from a dance wear supply store, a sale at $10/meter.  They feel so nice.  Too bad that they are too big, but they'll probably last for years.


(hm, bribe pic)


I love the shrug.  I made it from a sweatshirt type material scraps, stretchy but warm.


Because of the material the tie is a bit bulky... thinking maybe adding buttons.  Next time will be different.


bias tape: so evil, yet so darn great when it works the way it's supposed to.

questions/comments welcome as always!
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34  vegan ice cream cake in Vegetarian / Vegan by vegbee on: September 05, 2008 07:59:31 PM
The wee one turned 4 today and, by request, dh made her this fairy princess cake:

Basically it is a double layer soy ice cream cake bottom with a doll stuck in it.


The ice cream is homemade.  Bottom layer is chocolate, top is strawberry, and the middle is cookie crumble and choc chips.  Icing is duncan hines  Cheesy 


We decided not to light the sparklers - thought it might ruin the party if set the little dolly's hair on fire  Roll Eyes


The naughty view  Shocked


post party demolition.

And now, I think I'll go have another slice because dh makes amazing ice cream.

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35  i'm not a fairy godmother, but i got the job done anyway in Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects by vegbee on: September 04, 2008 08:19:45 PM
for my wee monkey's 4th birthday tomorrow, she asked that I indulge her passion for princesses.  So, here's a whip together cinderella dress with the evil 3 for fabrics: satin, organza, and chiffon.  It's not exactly as lovely as it should be, if I had more time, energy, and imagination this week but since we are doing a birthday party - including the birthday cake to top all others made by The Man (which is amazing, I'm definitely posting pics), the monkey's starting school, a wedding on saturday (not mine  Grin), AND I started a new job this week, I've been interviewing babysitters, on top of dealing with tech difficulties of printing a 24 x 36 pattern sheet (the machine melts glue stick!  I'm a craftster, I need to use glue stick) and, oh, did I mention the baby is teething?, so we shall just be satisfied its done.  whew!

I will stop whining now...






oh, I just remembered I forgot to make the choker from the velvet ribbon... urm, tomorrow hopefully.

comments/questions always welcome  Smiley

edit:
party pics!  could not make that kid stand still!  you can see her hair parting in the wind created by her running

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36  fun with serger top in Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects by vegbee on: August 25, 2008 11:01:03 AM
I made this top to demonstrate a few serger stitches for me tute blog:





It uses a rolled hem, flatlocking (embellishment), and gathering, plus regular serger stitches of course  Smiley

It's turning out to be a fav, being a plain colour.  I think I'll change out the ribbon tie for a zipper and then the monkey can wear it to school when she starts next week.

questions/comments welcome!
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37  wee dotty jacket in Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects by vegbee on: August 25, 2008 10:56:21 AM
cream twill with lining fabric in polka dots

A bit big on the monkey but should get us through next spring.  I'm so pleased with this one.  so, many pics  Smiley









enjoy comments/questions  Smiley
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38  silly skirt in Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects by vegbee on: August 25, 2008 07:56:10 AM
I was inspired by wichitamom's skirt, but I'm afraid mine turned out more silly than cute,  So it works for my kid then  Cheesy  dh looked at it last night and said, 'that's for her dress up clothes right?  Not to wear out of the house?'   butthead.


This is her in her pjs this morning.  she's got her own style thing going on so this monstosity shouldn't slow her down too much  Cheesy

the first and third layers are cotton, the middle organza.  I'm going to revisit the design and get it right next time - less clowny  Embarrassed   
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39  wide wale cord baby jumper in Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects by vegbee on: August 10, 2008 10:07:42 PM
But don't let your baby jump without proper training (late night post... bare [bear?] with me)

Another baby ski-doo suit (also not to do without proper training).  First version for my boy here: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=261359.msg2928628#msg2928628 

This one is a gift for a wee baby girl.  I hope she'll be big enough to wear it in the spring, with the wind and all, since this suit is for a 6-9 month old, and she's just a month now.  You already know it's a wide wale cord, and it also has a cotton lining in a pink circley pattern, which I quilted onto flannel for warm, and not bulk.  No furry fleece this time - the flannel/cotton combo much better.  Velvet ribbon embellishments on the pockets and faux shell buttons.

It is a ottobre pattern and not for the weak willed.  I had to grit my teeth (and bribe myself with dh's amazing homemade vegan ice cream that I already eat too much of) to motivate myself to make this jumper a second time.  I HAD to make it, though.  I'd already traced the pattern and that is too eye watering of an experience to use it only once.

I'll shut up now.  Pics!

(my monkey is holding it up for me because I've apparently bribed her with too many treats in the past to model the clothes I've made for her so now she's unable to NOT get in a photo and then subsequently demand daddy's homemade ice cream.  But anyway...)



The lining and hood, which is pointy and very cute when worn by an actual baby:


I love this cord.  The wide wale is very soft and comfy.  I'm not too big on the colour, but it came in a pass along box from a lady who decluttered her stash and I simply could not let it go by.  I think it works with the pink (though I'm sorta shocked that it was I who made that statement).

btw, cord lovers, check out the corduroy appreciation club: http://corduroyclub.com/

comments, questions very welcome!
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40  baby "ski-doo" suit in Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects by vegbee on: August 04, 2008 09:42:13 PM
Or at least that's what dh calls it.  I do not actually take the baby ski-dooing.  Please don't message me that its not a good idea. 

He does go out in his snuggli, though, so with fall coming up he need something a bit warmer.  It's a bit big, hopefully it'll fit him in 2 months with clothes underneath.  It's chocolate cord with a very soft blue furry fleece lining (the kind that looks like a cookie monster massacre when you are cutting it).  The pattern is an Ottobre, which was eye watering difficult to trace and even nastier to sew.  One thing about that magazine is they want you to do things that seem unnatural, but it manages to work anyway.  I've got another one of these in the hopper for a baby gift, with a few changes (the legs seem too short for one), since you can not just do one of these once you've basically spent your whole life finding the pattern pieces on their pattern sheets, nevermind actually tracing it out AND adding seam allowances.  Do I sound annoyed?  I am.  But, still, I think its worth it. 

onwards:

The boy.  The hood is pointy, which I like very much.  The fleece is sticking out everywhere - I've decided I can live with that. 


Laying down on a hanger (I know some people who hang things up on hangers, but I think they just lack imagination  Cheesy)


Some detail.  The buttons are vintage (read: pass me alongs from an eldery aunt), the ribbon is a embellished grosgrain. 

I put the snaps on with a vise, btw, instead of a hammer.  Much MUCH easier, though its possible to get carried away and press that snap until it forms jagged edges.  Not good for baby. 

Oh, and I broke FOUR twin needles doing this.  Cordoroy is always breaking my serger too, something in the way the thick cords push needles around.  The legs are supposed to be double top stitched but I gave up since running down to buy new needles all the time was getting expensive. 

Comments and questions welcome as always  Smiley 
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