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« on: August 14, 2007 12:13:38 PM »

My daughter wears size 18 in Women's.  Top and bottoms actually.  Well, 16/18 or XL tops and sometimes 16/18 Juniors, but usually what fits her best is an 18W or XL for bottoms
  She goes gaw~gaw over those Khaki looking cargo pants...maybe that's what they call them.  "Cargo" pants? I'm not sure.  Anyway, she really REALLY wanted me to make her these shorts but the pattern only went to size 16(plus the dimensions were way off for her measurements to start with).  She insisted I buy the pattern and just make it bigger than the pattern calls for and wing it(and promised not to be disappointed if it turned out crappy..ha!)  It called for a zipper fly, but I used elastic for the waistline, just because it's so much simpler and I'm not the world's best sewer to begin with.  I don't think it turned out too badly.  She tried them on this morning and they fit her perfectly.  (I must be a much better guesser than I thought).  I have some material left over that I'm going to use in an ATTEMPT to make her a matching top to wear with them.  They look HUGE, and really look much better ON her. I'll have to make her throw them on after school today and snap a photo.  I screwed up when I was doing the pockets so they're not really how they're suppose to be according to the pattern, but they work..heh

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« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2007 12:35:17 PM »

OOOh they look GOOD   Smiley I bet your daughter will love them.

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« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2007 01:07:17 PM »

Way to go helping your daughter find clothes she likes!  They look great, and I'm sure she feels good in them

« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2007 02:56:43 AM »

how cute is that heart camoflague print!

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« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2007 06:06:08 PM »

Love it. Whatever it is you "screwed up," we certainly can't tell! Great colors.

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« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2007 03:25:43 PM »

Thank you  for the comments.  The shorts, she digs.  She picked that heart camo fabric out herself.  The top looks like it was sewn by a 2nd grader...and...is currently in a sack of scrap material, on the floor of the closet in my sewing room,  waiting to be ripped apart and re-done.  She didn't like the top and refused to wear it...(can't say I blame her, I had to use black thread halfway through because I had run out and it looks crappy at the seams..(and the front looks weird and doesn't hang right...but the top was more experimentation than anything.  I will get to it someday.    Along with the other 50 projects I've started to sew, but never finished.

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« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2007 09:26:59 PM »

That happens to me all the time!
I just put it down to experience and chuck any wonky sewing in the cupboard until I can face it again. I just can't bear to throw anything I've made out, even if it is unwearable!

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