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« on: May 29, 2009 10:25:36 AM »

So these came off of the Sew Mama Sew blog (http://sewmamasew.com/blog2/?p=791).  Its another 'Made by Rae' pattern (by the way Rae, if you ever read this, thank you for sharing your skills with the rest of us).  Its for an adult so I had to scale it down for kiddos.

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So I made the strap and chest pieces only 4 inches wide, the ruffles 2 inches wide, the trapezoids only 10 or 12 inches high (instead of 20), and I only added 3 instead of 6 inches to the X & Y measurements (you will have to adjust your pleats, and if you check out the tutorial you will know what I am referring to).  I found that to make the straps comfortable enough to get on over the child's head, they needed to be a little bit longer than I liked (making it less than modest I thought). I added the white strip between the straps on the front and that solved the problem without making it too tight (a bit of eyelet lace would be cute, but I didn't have any).  Oh and I did the 'arm divot' but no 'shaping.' Thanks!
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« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2009 10:54:23 AM »

I did the exact same thing, scaling that pattern down for my 2 y/o.  It's an awsome pattern.

I like that you used bandana's it's such a cute look!!!!!

« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2009 11:09:11 AM »

Adorable!  I may have to do this for my daughter as mine just didn't look right on me.  Thanks for the modifications!
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2009 11:25:44 AM »

great job! I always admire people who can change patterns to fit other sizes, i always end up with either barbie clothes or shirts that look like circus tents! Your shirt looks great!
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2009 02:51:06 PM »

Thanks for responding guys.  Doesn't it just make you sad when you work so hard on something and you post and no one comments. But maybe that doesn't happen to you  Smiley.

audette - Its a custom fit tutorial, so you don't have to 'scale' it down too much, it would probably still be cute if you used her measurements too.

Cheyenneswthrt07 - It was bandana fabric from walmart.  In the clearance for like $2/yard.  I haven't found bandanas that cheap anywhere, although I'd love to, you can't wear bandana fabric without feeling that 'summery' feeling.
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« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2009 03:10:25 PM »

Hmmmmm we are going to Wally world tomorrow, I'll have to see what they have.

I did see some cute 4th of July bandana's in Targets $1 bins.  I was going to pick some up but like the indecisive person I am, couldn't make up my mind so I put them back. 

My camera just came in the mail, it got left in Tahoe, so I can actually now post a picture of the shirt I did lol.  It doesn't have the detail in the front, due to mismeasurement and bad math skills lol. 


« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2009 09:29:39 PM »

LOVE IT! Thanks for sharing the link! I think it looks wonderful!
« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2009 08:23:15 PM »

Cheyenneswthrt07 -  Nice job!  It looks cute, forget the detail, and I love the fabric.  I had math skill issues too, believe me. The nice thing about the bandana print is it hides so many flaws because it is so busy.  Sometimes I wished I had just gathered it instead of pleating it anyway.

babymartini - Thanks for the compliment!
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« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2009 11:58:41 PM »

SD-the bad math came from the fact that I added an elastic detail to the back, makes it easier to get on her.  BTW thanks.......that was remenet fabric from joanns'...I went on a spree in thier bins recently lol.

« Reply #9 on: June 01, 2009 09:23:52 PM »

It is so nice and festive looking!  Thanks for posting the tute link, too.  I am always feeling inspired but don't always have a clue HOW to make the items shared on craftster.
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