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« on: July 05, 2010 08:03:30 PM »

some might think 4 is to old for a one piece sleeper- all the stores do, but my niece loves them for camping -she's outgrowing the one she's had for 2 years though (it was bought big), so with the leftovers from my sweater I made her this set - thought a hat would be good for camping on chillier nights or when it's windy.
The appliques where cut on my cricut with a regular blade.

pig applique

oink applique on hat

I made my own non-slip bottoms, since I am low on funds and you can't buy the fabric here


I can't decide what to do by the ankles - she hates elastic, but they will be so baggy around her feet, any ideas?
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« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2010 08:20:52 PM »

Cuteness! What about running a ribbon around each ankle, similar to a drawstring bag? Then she can decide on the tightness/looseness of each ankle, and the right pattern on the ribbon would look really cute!
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« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2010 05:38:18 AM »

Oh its lovely! I like the ribbon idea. The piggie's really cute!
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« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2010 01:43:29 PM »

I don't think 4 years old is too old. I remember having some of these well into kindergarten, they didn't have no skid bottoms though which I think was the basis of their appeal. Anywho very cute!

When you cut fabric with your cricut do you mount your fabric to paper or anything?
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« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2010 02:20:24 PM »

target has had footed sleepers for every size up to adult for several years now.   they even had a pair that looked like they would fit my dh who is over 6 feet tall.  you have to look in the fall winter thought.

and i know carters has some that get rather large.   

but hand made are way more special, and cool
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« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2010 05:49:24 PM »

When I cut it on my cricut I ironed it onto wonder under and then just stuck it to the mat (Actually an old mat that I use glue stick on)

Unfortunately we only have wal-mart and zellers here, but my sil asked for a tinkerbell one, lol, I checked the fabric price but she'll have to wait, it's to expensive to have it shipped to me
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