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From: pookie
Date: 05-18-2007, 09:06 PM (1 of 19)

I am in shock,I keep holding and touching it. I am actually sewing really cute stuff for my girls... It took me 3 days to do this skirt but I LOVE IT!
So girly...

this is a stipwork vertical panel made from 5+fabrics....
I just love it. It has a sewn in petty coat that I made, I am so amazed can you tell...:bg:
User: pookie
Member since: 05-07-2007
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From: keljo60
Date: 05-18-2007, 10:28 PM (2 of 19)
It's really cute! And she looks like she really likes it a lot too! Keep on sewing!

Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and good with ketchup!
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From: PaulineG
Date: 05-18-2007, 11:04 PM (3 of 19)
It's the best feeling. What a lovely skirt. I bet you can't wait to take her somewhere wearing it. Just lap up all the compliments. And it only gets better.
User: PaulineG
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From: lendube
Date: 05-18-2007, 11:17 PM (4 of 19)
That skirt is adorable, Pookie! All the fabrics go together so well. You have every right to be proud.

Love the little tough girl attitude. She's a cutie.

User: lendube
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From: IsabelleB
Date: 05-19-2007, 01:08 AM (5 of 19)
Oh my, look at that cute skirt!! Even better, look at that adorable little girl!! No wonder you're making her such lovely clothes - her pretty little face is screaming for them!

Great, great job on both! :up:
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User: IsabelleB
Member since: 10-25-2006
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From: bridesmom
Date: 05-19-2007, 01:33 AM (6 of 19)
You've done a beautiful job pookie! Congrats!@
Tickled pink with my Innovis 4000D
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From: cshortsew
Date: 05-19-2007, 08:13 AM (7 of 19)
Oh, I love it! The skirt is so pretty and your daughter is just too adorable!
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: DorothyL
Date: 05-19-2007, 08:13 AM (8 of 19)
She looks like spring.
Very good job.
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From: SummersEchos
Date: 05-19-2007, 09:12 AM (9 of 19)
That is really a cute skirt, and of course the model is even more adorable. Good job, keep up with the sewing, it only gets better and lots more fun.

User: SummersEchos
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From: pookie
Date: 05-19-2007, 10:25 AM (10 of 19)
tks ladies. I just can't belive I can do these lovely things..

I am just in awe. I am finishing a red,white and blue one for carrissa sometime today. Going to spend some time with the family out for a while..

How do you ladies find all this time to post...WOW!

Sitting at the machine most of the day, it's really addicting...
User: pookie
Member since: 05-07-2007
Total posts: 41
From: MissTaraTara
Date: 05-19-2007, 11:51 AM (11 of 19)
Great job on that skirt. If you had your pictures in reverse I would have thought it was a ready-to-wear skirt that you were wishing to copy. The colors are so pretty and soft; the petticoat is perfect! Your little darling is probaby too young to write out a "Mommy make me this too" list :wink: . I haven't been sewing as much as I like so when I do finally complete something I like to hang it up where I can keep looking at it. I know that feeling and it's GREAT! :bg:
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From: MartySews2
Date: 05-19-2007, 08:01 PM (12 of 19)
What a darling skirt for a precious little girl. You can do wonderful things on a sewing machine. Keep up the good work.:up:
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Member since: 05-03-2007
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From: MaryW
Date: 05-20-2007, 05:31 AM (13 of 19)
That is the prettiest thing I have seen in a while, lovely work! See what you can do when you put your mind to it. :bluesmile
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From: diannab
Date: 05-20-2007, 07:06 AM (14 of 19)
That is gorgeous! :D Did you use a pattern or did you just alter an existing one? :D It is great and your lil model is precious! :) Just wait til they are old enough to draw! :) Kammie draws out her lists. She can write mind you, but she likes to determine what it will look like! LOL
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From: Sews4kate
Date: 05-20-2007, 11:15 AM (15 of 19)
so cute!! I love the skirt too! The colors are lovely! You did a fabulous job :)
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From: material_pakrat
Date: 05-20-2007, 07:44 PM (16 of 19)
Love the skirt.
And I have a question too.... :smile:
When you make the petticoat, what section do you attach it to? Did you attach it to the top of the waist, or where you have added the panels? I would love to make a winter one for my daughter, but I have so many skirt patterns for her that I refuse to buy any more. But I think I could adapt some of the patterns I have for a petticoat.
Thanks in advance.
Cheers, Soph.

I'm happiest when I am sewing!
User: material_pakrat
Member since: 12-13-2006
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From: esrun3
Date: 05-20-2007, 08:14 PM (17 of 19)
Very sweet-both your little one and the skirt! I love the colors and you did a wonderful job.
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From: pookie
Date: 05-20-2007, 08:20 PM (18 of 19)
1st off thank you for your kind replys.

okay I got the instructions from

it is a pouty princess vertial stip work twirl skirt. I had to draw the pattern myself from her measurements... it was awsome, so it wasn't an altered skirt it was from scratch. :) (puffing chest up)

okay petty coat question, I attached it to the bottem of the waist panal. I gathered the panals and petty coat to the size of the waist panal.

I look so forward to doing many more, I have so many ideals. Girls I have spent over $100.00 on fabrics this weekend with my mind full of ideals... whhho

oh yea, ally wore it out today and go so many compliments....made me so happy and proud....

tks ladies...
User: pookie
Member since: 05-07-2007
Total posts: 41
From: material_pakrat
Date: 05-21-2007, 11:26 AM (19 of 19)
Thanks for that Pookie. I think I will have a go at one like it next weekend.
I know what you mean about the "puffed chest". My DD wore the first ever Redondo skirt that I made today. I still think I was prouder of it than she was. I already have an order placed for a friend's daughter. You always think it is pretty good when you have made it yourself, but it is SOOOOO much better when others comment on it too.

Make sure you post pics ofthe other skirts you make.

Happy sewing.
Cheers, Soph.

I'm happiest when I am sewing!
User: material_pakrat
Member since: 12-13-2006
Total posts: 220
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