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« Reply #40 on: November 04, 2011 09:57:34 AM »

I sew some for my kids. Not as much as I would like. My 4 year old is MUCH easier to please than my 12 year old. If I buy brand names, it is because they are on sale...like clearance sale. I made some really cute pillow case dresses for the 4 year old this summer and made them just a bit bigger for tops for the 12 year old and she actually liked them! Now you guys have me thinking about sewing some winter stuff.
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« Reply #41 on: February 05, 2012 11:15:31 AM »

we do get clothes second hand and all the rest I usually sew. It is cheaper, better quality and of course way nicer and more individual AND I love working on something and immediately getting a great, cute result.

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« Reply #42 on: October 28, 2012 11:29:40 PM »

As I get older I'm more interested in practical applications for my creativity. Also I'm not a fan of animals on every single thing and I'm not a fan of the current color palettes. Okay so she's a girl. Does she HAVE to always be in pink and purple? Why are we afraid of greys and black on children?
« Reply #43 on: December 02, 2012 06:58:39 PM »

I just like making stuff for people I care about, whether it's clothes, food, whatever.  Sewing is a creative outlet for me.  And purchased boy clothes are soooo boring a lot of the time.

Although I get very frustrated at the lack of "boy" fabrics.  And I disagree that it is cheaper to sew than buy.  But it is easier to make what you want than find what you're looking for sometimes.

Why are we afraid of greys and black on children?

My dad & grandma used to get sooo frustrated with me.  About the time I hit middle school, I wanted to wear black & my grandma used to say it looked like I was going to a funeral.  When I wanted to wear black tights, my dad would say they were only worn by "ladies of the night."  lol  My DH still says I wear too much black.   Wink

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« Reply #44 on: April 09, 2013 06:54:45 AM »

I sew for my kids because

1. I LOOOVE some of the fabrics that are out right now and just have to make SOMETHING out of them.
2. The clothes that I make are better quality then many department stores
3. My kids appreciate them more when they are homemade, thus treating them better
4. I like to show off (lol!)
5. I have extra fabric many times that I can piece things together
6. I completely enjoy it!
« Reply #45 on: June 01, 2013 04:21:47 AM »

I have three boys and several nieces.

I sew for kiddos because I don't enjoy quilting! LOL

I love to sew and I like projects that come together quickly. Kids clothes fulfill my need of completing a cute project. 

I buy good quality fabrics, so Sewing is not less expensive than purchasing clothing, especially on sale, from the store; however since I use sewing as a stress reliever and hobby, I don't mind spending the money.

« Reply #46 on: November 12, 2013 11:58:07 PM »

I have not sew clothes yet but my wife learn fashion designing course & she always create & sew some thing new for our childrens with latest designes...
« Reply #47 on: May 19, 2016 12:25:06 AM »

My daughter is 9months old.

Firstly, she's a completely odd size. At 20lb, she's still in 3-6month clothes for their waistlines and 9-12 for the length and growing out of those fast. It won't be long till she goes up to the 12-18m for the length. Needless to say commercial clothing either gapes at the waist or is so incredibly short! It's a logistical nightmare buying clothing for her sometimes.

My daughter has a very strong personality and chooses her own clothing. The problem? She's a girly girl who doesn't like pink! In fact I think if she could have an entirely yellow wardrobe she would opt for that! So with the sizing difficulties and the fact that virtually everything in the baby section is pink....finding yellow that fits is even harder! She also loves jewel tones and the shops that do jewel tones in baby sizes are like gold dust!

Plus my daughter self potty trained at 6months so anything she wears has to easily removed when she's squirming for a wee because... well she has a tiny bladder and when she needs to go, she needs to go. She screams blue murder if she wets herself to the point where she was sobbing in my arms for 20 minutes in playgroup the other week after I changed her nappy.(I honestly have no idea why she gets so distraught over it, but she started pre-emptively crying, so I'd take her nappy off and then get peed on, so I sat her on the potty and we never looked back.)

So really...even though it's more time consuming and more effort, making her clothing seemed inevitable. Plus it's fun.
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« Reply #48 on: December 04, 2017 01:12:27 AM »

At 20lb, she's still in 3-6month clothes for their waistlines and 9-12 for the length and growing out of those fast. It won't be long till she goes up to the 12-18m for the length. Needless to say commercial clothing either gapes at the waist or is so incredibly short! It's a logistical nightmare buying clothing for her sometimes.

I know how you feel. My son is 19months and the 18month clothing is too short on him but 2T stuff gapes at his waist and the sleeves on 2T shirts go nearly to his elbows. On the super rare occasions we find 24month clothing, it fits but it's so hard to find that size (he has a set of Mickey Mouse jammies in that size and that's it). So I've sewn him a couple pairs of pants and am hoping to sew more and some shirts.

I've seen where a couple folks said they didn't like character print stuff but I'm the opposite: I love character print fabrics. But I'm not going to make him a million things with character prints. Right now, he doesn't even have ONE handmade character print thing because I've not finished it yet.

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