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« Reply #10 on: March 28, 2010 06:26:39 PM »

Thanks for all the ideas, I think I'm going to try just making them into halter tops, it's starting to get warm here anyway and that seems simple enough. I'll post some pictures when I get done so you guys can see how it works out.  Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: March 29, 2010 06:35:35 PM »

Well I thought making them into halters would be easy. I was wrong!  Cry
I started with the long sleeve one, First try, too big, Second try, too small, Third Try, too big in a different spot, Fourth try, one of the straps went weird. Anyway! Here it is, it's definitely not perfect but I don't have the patience to mess with it anymore. Going to try the other one tomorrow and hope it goes a little better!  Smiley

« Reply #12 on: March 30, 2010 02:25:09 AM »

That halter looks great!! Very very funky Smiley I love the red you used, it really ties it all together Smiley Well done.

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« Reply #13 on: April 02, 2010 09:28:02 AM »

It looks better as a halter for sure! You are definitely headed in the right direction!

As far as buttonholes go, if you have already cut the holes, you can't really use the machine to finish them, but you could make a simple waistband/tube thingy and attach it to the top to channel a drawstring through, no buttonholes needed. It would add an inch or so to the length of the shorts, too. I have only recently (finally) learned to prewash all my fabrics, after being surprised by how they shrunk sooo many times!

Also, this post is awash with cute kids!
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« Reply #14 on: April 02, 2010 03:47:04 PM »

Sorry, not commenting on the original post.  That kid is just too cute for words!

<Giggle!>  I was thinking the same thing!  leighi123, you have a beautiful child. Initially, I thought "he" was a "she" because he is so pretty. 

I do sew, but I don't have any advice for you. Sorry.

Thanks guys!  (EVERYONE thinks he is a girl btw, no matter what he wears!) I love my crzy hair little guy!

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« Reply #15 on: April 04, 2010 08:41:31 AM »

 Grin the halter neck is fantastic, and covers her chest area really well, I think you have done a amazing job, you little girl suits red too

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« Reply #16 on: April 15, 2010 09:12:20 AM »

I have the same problem trying to finish necklines. I think the halter looks great!
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« Reply #17 on: June 27, 2010 05:24:47 PM »

The halter is really cute but I wonder if, on the first attempt, you remembered to clip the seam before you turned it. The instructions would have told you to have sewn the bodice to the inner lining around the neck and clip the seam to the sewing line. If you worry that it might fray, just shorten the length of the stitches but you MUST clip the seam all the way to the line. On really tight curves you can even cut small notches out of the fabric so that the fabric won't get extra layers by overlapping. When you have clipped it, iron it flat (before turning it right-side out to set the seam) then turn it right-side out and iron it again even if you never intend to ever iron it again. It will set it up right for the rest of it's life. It took me a long time to become a devote of ironing-while-sewing but I've become a true believer.

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