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From: diannab
Date: 04-07-2007, 10:48 AM (1 of 11)
Okay-first off I make my own patterns. :) I can never get patterns from the big three to fit the girls. One is too skinny and one too solid. :) So here are my latest items: (I will post better detail shots later. I couldn't get them to hold still!) LOL

This is them together-

Zoe's outfit is a mock wrap top (I LOVE THIS FABRIC!) and a pair of jeans with some hand embroidery with some specialty yarn. Which was hard to do because the yarn had slubs. :) - on the form to give you a slight idea :)

Kammie is wearing a peasant top and gaucho pants. :) Her shirt has an applique on it to tie the outfit together. I decided it needs an applique on the pants too! :) What do you think? LOL These were just a mock up so I could use the pretty fabric, but the girlies fell in love with it. I know this isn't much compared to some of you gals but I am very proud of myself. :) I made Zoe an outfit to match Kammie and don't have pics of it yet. :)

I will post better pics later, I promise! :)
User: diannab
Member since: 10-28-2006
Total posts: 78
From: dmoses
Date: 04-07-2007, 11:01 AM (2 of 11)
I think you did a wonderful job! :up: Your girls are lovely, and look very proud of their new outfits.

Did you use any books in particular to guide you in your patternmaking? How did you go about it? I've altered patterns, but have never really made my own for clothes.
Take care,
User: dmoses
Member since: 02-22-2002
Total posts: 964
From: diannab
Date: 04-07-2007, 07:20 PM (3 of 11)
LOL Thanks for the compliments! I am self taught!! :o !!! :) LOL I just kinda wing it with how I want it to look and use my measurements to guide me. ;) If you need help let me know! :) I will try! :)
User: diannab
Member since: 10-28-2006
Total posts: 78
From: cshortsew
Date: 04-07-2007, 07:56 PM (4 of 11)
They are very nice.
Projects Completed in 2007:
Sewing: biscuit quilt, 7 baby dress sets, piggy pillow, 7 baby pants, eyeglass holder, purse, 5 baby outfits, toddler dress set
Crocheting: red purse, piggy slippers, sweater shawl, 5 pr. sock trims, 89 squares, baby sweater, 2 afghans, toddler harness, baby poncho, baby dress
Other: 14 Autism pins
Works in progress:
Sewing: toddler overalls & shirt
Crocheting: vertical stripes afghan
User: cshortsew
Member since: 06-28-2006
Total posts: 380
From: esrun3
Date: 04-08-2007, 08:39 PM (5 of 11)
Your girls and their outfits are very cute! I love the orange mock wrap top especially! You do a great job and the girls look like they are having fun wearing their new outits!
User: esrun3
Member since: 12-02-2004
Total posts: 2345
From: grandma C
Date: 04-09-2007, 12:21 AM (6 of 11)
Do you do patterns for yourself also. It seems you are talented and enterprising. By the time the girls are ready for formals and wedding dresses you willl be ready. They remind me of my sister and myself. I was the rounder child. They are preceous. ( how is that spelled?)
User: grandma C
Member since: 01-15-2007
Total posts: 263
From: Sancin
Date: 04-09-2007, 04:10 AM (7 of 11)
Diana - they are lovely outfits. As are your girls! As it is very grey here in the north and it is Easter I am joyed to see all the colour!! I never had much luck making patterns for my daughter when she was little but do do my own when I am feeling patient. I am looking for a new top soon and I rather like the orange design. Thanks for the idea as well as the picture! You should be proud.
*~*~*~* Nancy*~*~*~* " I try to take one day at a time - but sometimes several days attack me at once."
User: Sancin
Member since: 02-13-2005
Total posts: 895
From: mozeyrn
Date: 04-11-2007, 10:37 PM (8 of 11)
Great job! Pretty clothes (and daughters)!
- Maureen.
Learning something new with every stitch!!
Kenmore 16231000
User: mozeyrn
Member since: 11-29-2005
Total posts: 349
From: Elileti
Date: 04-19-2007, 08:04 PM (9 of 11)
:wink: Good Job!! Making patterns by yourself is very important, when we have girls like you we do greats efforts to do things like this.
User: Elileti
Member since: 07-31-2005
Total posts: 17
From: mommydionne
Date: 04-19-2007, 09:05 PM (10 of 11)
very cool, you know now they are going to start presenting you with pictures they have drawn to make them their own designs!!!:wink:
User: mommydionne
Member since: 01-08-2004
Total posts: 838
From: diannab
Date: 04-20-2007, 07:31 AM (11 of 11)
Thanks guys!

very cool, you know now they are going to start presenting you with pictures they have drawn to make them their own designs!!!:wink:
Yep! They do it all the time! I like when they do that then we are part of the creating process together. ;) LOL :) We had someone in Athens tell us we should start a clothing line while they are young enough! LMBO,,, yeah..... sure we will........................................ :nc: lol
User: diannab
Member since: 10-28-2006
Total posts: 78
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