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From: synchromom
Date: 05-11-2007, 10:30 AM (1 of 19)
Thanks for everyones suggestions and tips. I used them all. Wanted to let you see how they turned out
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I hope I did this right I have never tried to post pics. I am happy to report that her team has progressed to reginals this weekend and hopefully on to nationals. I loved making her suits and will do it again.
I am 1 week into neck surgery recovery so will not be sewing for quite awhile:sad: .
again thanks
Life is short, smile and enjoy the ride!
User: synchromom
Member since: 01-04-2007
Total posts: 13
From: dmoses
Date: 05-11-2007, 10:52 AM (2 of 19)
Wow, you did a great job! :up:
Take care,
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From: DorothyL
Date: 05-11-2007, 11:52 AM (3 of 19)
Beautiful. The color is great. Hope they swim as well as they look!
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From: grandma C
Date: 05-11-2007, 12:35 PM (4 of 19)
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From: lendube
Date: 05-11-2007, 03:59 PM (5 of 19)
Those are fabulous! I wouldn't attempt a project like that on a bet. Good job! :up:

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From: Sancin
Date: 05-11-2007, 04:50 PM (6 of 19)
Wow - inspiration to any and all. If only all of us could use all the forum tips to turn out such wonderful garments!!
Wish all the girls much success. This is a challenging and fun activity/sport!
*~*~*~* Nancy*~*~*~* " I try to take one day at a time - but sometimes several days attack me at once."
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From: cshortsew
Date: 05-11-2007, 04:53 PM (7 of 19)
Wow, they look great! Congrats on making regionals! Hope you recover quickly from your surgery.
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: vickki
Date: 05-11-2007, 07:07 PM (8 of 19)
They are beautiful...I would never attempt that...Great job...
User: vickki
Member since: 08-21-2005
Total posts: 374
From: PaulineG
Date: 05-11-2007, 07:36 PM (9 of 19)
Fabulous job - and good to hear that you enjoyed making them rather than tore your hair out.

Congrats to the girls and hope you feel better soon. At least you'll be able to squash a few sewing cravings online while you recover.
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Member since: 09-08-2006
Total posts: 901
From: bridesmom
Date: 05-11-2007, 09:00 PM (10 of 19)
Holy smokes! Did you actually make those???? I'm VERY impressed. Great job!
Tickled pink with my Innovis 4000D
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From: ninifav
Date: 05-12-2007, 12:03 AM (11 of 19)
okay, Barb, you really know how to make a girl feel humbled..or inadequate...whatever!! Gosh, those look awesome!! Paula
P.S. Hope you recover quickly from your surgery...
User: ninifav
Member since: 09-06-2004
Total posts: 204
From: LeapFrog Libby
Date: 05-12-2007, 08:46 PM (12 of 19)
You deserve Gold, Silver and Bronze for that work.. No, they should make a Platinum one specially for you... I am sooooo Impressed... Beautiful work ! ! !
Sew With Love
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From: synchromom
Date: 05-13-2007, 11:32 AM (13 of 19)
Thanks for your kind words:wink: , The girls are competing as I type, I hate missing it but know they will swim their hearts out:bg: . I must say that I have had alot of positive response from the crowd and judges, so who knows where this might lead. I have always wanted to have my own business. I must tell you my daughter(14) designed the suit herself. I am so proud of her
I will let you know how they do
Happy Mothers Day
Life is short, smile and enjoy the ride!
User: synchromom
Member since: 01-04-2007
Total posts: 13
From: grandma C
Date: 05-13-2007, 04:12 PM (14 of 19)
I long to make garments like those. They are so well done. You and your daughter are very talented.
User: grandma C
Member since: 01-15-2007
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From: MartySews2
Date: 05-14-2007, 12:32 AM (15 of 19)
WOW:up: To be able to take your daughter's drawing of a swimsuit and using your creativity to turn it into something real is a talent that not everyone has. :bg: Fantastic job on the suits. Hope you recover soon from your surgery.
User: MartySews2
Member since: 05-03-2007
Total posts: 293
From: smessier
Date: 05-14-2007, 02:51 PM (16 of 19)
Absolutely fabulous! Your talent is showing!! :smile:

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Member since: 09-03-2004
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From: IsabelleB
Date: 05-15-2007, 12:07 PM (17 of 19)
Wow!! Great suits.
Sewing blog: Kitty Couture
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Member since: 10-25-2006
Total posts: 265
From: MaryW
Date: 05-17-2007, 09:10 AM (18 of 19)
Very nice suits, you did an excellent job. :up:
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From: esrun3
Date: 05-17-2007, 09:49 AM (19 of 19)
Barb, you did a great job on those suits!! they look wonderful as do your models!

Hope your recovery is speedy so you can get back to sewing soon.
User: esrun3
Member since: 12-02-2004
Total posts: 2345
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