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1  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Halloween 2009! Twice the kids = Twice the sewing! AAAHHHH!!!! on: October 31, 2009 10:24:20 PM
Every year for Halloween my daughter wants to go as Barbie... Luckily Barbie makes new movies every year and the dresses are very cute and fun to make if you can get past the shocking pink of it all. This year Barbie was a musketeer... so of course my daughter had to have to. At first it seemed like it would be an easier year, because at least I wouldn't have to make wings again. Of course it wound up being much more of an undertaking than ever before. I made the dress and cape... my husband painted a musketeer cross on the back in gold paint, but I didn't get a good shot of it. I also took the sole off an old pair of boots and built a new pair that went up to the knee in true musketeer style. I found a basic foam hat form and recovered and shaped it. My fingers are nearly burned to the bone after hours with the hot glue gun....

A very happy Trick-or-treat girl... of course she is fatally allergic to nuts, so she traded in all the candy with me for a toy of her choosing instead.



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My son is just a year old... so I still have complete creative control, although I bet this is the last year. We saw the Tale of Desperaux and I knew it would be perfect for my little guy. The costume was really quick to make and comfortable for him. I attached the ears to the beanie hat I made and he wore it all night. Very surprising because he normally tears hats off.

The fake fur was so stiff the ears actually didn't need any kind of supports.

Close up!

2  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Re: Princess Themed Bedroom with Pink & Purple Castle Bed for DD on: August 11, 2009 11:24:32 AM
There are patterns for both... They were from the Winfield collection. This is the website  http://www.thewinfieldcollection.com/product/Castle_Bed/Childrens_Furniture

The plans were very well done.
3  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: NYLA'S new Turtle outfit for a birthday at the zoo!! PICS! on: July 15, 2009 03:15:29 PM
Your dresses are always so adorable! I love the style with the elastic back, but I have the world's pickiest 5 year old. She will not wear anything involving elastic or too much ruffling.... it makes me crazy!
4  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Re: Doodle the Clown on: July 07, 2009 05:01:16 PM
Thanks everyone! The best part was that I teach in the local school, so I had many of the kids convinced that all teachers turn into clowns over summer vacation.  Grin
5  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Doodle the Clown on: July 05, 2009 07:13:13 PM
My community has a small town parade and fiesta each year for the 4th of July. This year I volunteered to make balloon animals. So I made a patriotic clown costume...

I made the wig out of some old acrylic from my stash and a knit beanie.

The white is some old curtains and the rest of the fabric was from my stash... I bought the tulle and my the gloves from an old shirt. I loved how it came out considering I spent about 6 bucks and 2 evenings! The kids had fun and I have blisyers from making 200 balloon dogs and flowers!
6  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: Summer Dresses Galore! on: May 12, 2009 09:46:33 PM
I don't face anything, I just fully line the bodice piece, then attach the skirt. I hate facing, I would much rahter line it, facing doesn't save you very much fabric anyway and most of the time it doesn't look that professional. I just cut the bodice twice instead of cutting the facings.
7  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: Alice in Wonderland! on: May 12, 2009 09:44:25 PM
Thanks! Alice asked my daughter if she ate something or drank something to get so small. My daughter (who dresses up a lot but is really a realist) replied... "I'm just a kid!" But it was kinda weird around the park because people kept stopping her and we had a few people ask to take a picture with her.
8  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Re: The Princess Room for DD on: May 12, 2009 08:40:02 PM
The Winfield Catalog. I think that you can find it online.
9  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Summer Dresses Galore! on: May 12, 2009 08:35:10 PM
I have been on a crafting rampage lately, since my house is nearly together finally and the school year is almost out.

Here are the first of many summer dresses I have cut out, my daughter would rather wear dresses everyday and nothing with elastic, so I make these each summer. This fall she starts Kindergarten, so these are going to be school dresses too. In SoCal, we wear summer dresses until November!

10  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Girls Alice in Wonderland Costume Dress! on: May 12, 2009 08:31:43 PM
Everytime we go to Disneyland I find myself crafting a new dress for my DD. This time she wanted to be Alice in Wonderland. I made the dress out of Tutti Frutti so it would be comfy and wash well..

She had a pettiskirt under, but it got too hot!
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