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1  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Pink Dress on: January 27, 2008 05:57:58 PM
I made a pink dress for my daughter.  The fabric is gorgeous.  It's a faux suede that I purchased at JoAnn's.  There is metallic leaves printed on top.  The fabric looks heavier than it is and I think I may do another lighter dress that can be worn into spring.  And it has to be dry cleaned.Sad  What was I thinking?  I used Simplicity 5483.

Here is the front.  I received a new Brother sewing machine for Christmas that made the button holes so easy.  I just push a button...

On the back there is a tie.

I made a few mistakes, but all in all it is a really easy and fast pattern.  Anyway, she likes it, so I'm good too.
2  NEEDLEWORK / Sublime Stitching Embroidery / Sublime Intials on: September 24, 2007 10:09:49 PM
My MIL made me several beautiful, big baby blankets for my girls.  I thought I would try one for my neighbors' brand new baby boy.

Here is the fabric.  It's printed flannel.  The whole blanket is approx. 1 square yard.  These big blankets are great for mummy-wrapping babies. 

I stitched in the baby's intials.  This is the Sublime Stitching part of the project.  I love adding a little somethin' somethin' to my projects.

After I sewed two pieces right sides together and turned it inside out, I stitched a border using my sewing machine.  I just wish I had used a different style.  Next time...

Thanks for looking.
3  NEEDLEWORK / Sublime Stitching Embroidery / Shorts - Sublimely Spiced Up on: September 24, 2007 10:01:20 PM
I found these cute shorts for $7, but they were too plain for my daughter.  The shorts had one small gray embroidered butterfly on them.  I added two more butterflies and 3 more vines.  Patterns came from the Sublime Stitching book, of course.  Now they are more of my daughter's style.

Pic of the largest butterfly...

Pic of one of the vines and the butterfly already there...

Off to school...

Thanks for looking.  Sublime stitchin' is really addictin.'

4  NEEDLEWORK / Sublime Stitching Embroidery / Patriotic Kids' T-Shirts on: July 03, 2007 11:14:41 PM
So I'm one of those moms who likes to dress their kids up in matching outfits on big holidays.  I know... I know....  That can be another topic for discussion later.  

But this year I couldn't find anything I liked, so I bought a couple of white t-shirts from Target for $4.99 with navy blue bottoms also for $4.99 and went to work.  I used patterns from the Sublime Stitching book, thread and materials which I already had.  So I spent $20.00 total to dress both kids for the festivities.

5  NEEDLEWORK / Sublime Stitching Embroidery / Onesies - Sublime Vegetables on: March 30, 2007 09:18:58 PM
So I wanted to try embroidery after I saw all the wonderful projects here.  I haven't embroidered since I was 10.  I bought some Sublime Stitching patterns and t-shirt stabilizer (which I love) and made these for my pregnant friend.

One question - Does anyone cover the back of the embroidery?  Some of my store-bought clothes have felt (or something) on the back.  I don't like the back of the onesies.  I need to practice more to make it look nicer.

Thanks for looking.
6  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Completed Baby Quilt on: February 20, 2007 05:04:11 PM
Hi Y'all,

This is my first post.  I just completed my second quilt ever.  It is baby quilt for my friend.  I just picked out fabric I liked and cut a whole bunch of 5.5 x 5.5 inch squares.  I laid out a simple pattern, sewed, then machine quilted along the seams.  The binding was difficult.  Any suggestions for a novice quilter?  Thanks.

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