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From: czmicdancr
Date: 06-27-2007, 03:41 PM (1 of 19)
Ok, here are what I've done so far. I've mastered the pillowcase dress and almost the patchwork twirly skirt (have made three, but they are far from perfect). I still have to perfect my stitchery and whatnot. But my girls love them and that's all that matters!

BTW, most of what I'm making is for our trip to Disney World in December. Just in case you pick up on a theme. :bluewink:
Here are two pillowcase dresses that my older girls will wear as tops with matching capris.

More to come, cause I just love sewing now. It's hard to believe that I just started a couple of weeks ago!
User: czmicdancr
Member since: 06-19-2007
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From: Magot
Date: 06-27-2007, 05:27 PM (2 of 19)
Good work! Those twirly skirts look really good.
love and kisses, Jan
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From: PaulineG
Date: 06-27-2007, 05:31 PM (3 of 19)
They look great. Well done.

You've also mastered posting pictures within your post. I haven't managed to get past putting in a link.
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From: Serendipity
Date: 06-27-2007, 07:42 PM (4 of 19)
How cute! The models are darling too!

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Member since: 05-22-2007
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From: lendube
Date: 06-27-2007, 08:10 PM (5 of 19)
What a great job. How fun to have little girls to sew for.

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From: esrun3
Date: 06-27-2007, 09:25 PM (6 of 19)
Very cute! The clothes and your girls! Looks like you are doing a wonderful job!
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From: blackie
Date: 06-28-2007, 12:49 AM (7 of 19)
You clearly have the sewing bug. Nicely done! Look at all the joy you brought yourself and your family.
see the mundane life of a housewife.
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From: cshortsew
Date: 06-28-2007, 11:32 AM (8 of 19)
Everything looks great and the girls are adorable. I picked up a bunch of Disney fabrics a couple of months ago to make a wardrobe for my granddaughter's first trip to Disney World in November.
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
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From: 5inNH
Date: 06-28-2007, 06:51 PM (9 of 19)
You should try some custom Mickey/Minnie overalls next as it's sometimes cooler in Florida in December. Check ebay for ideas but they are very popular and not hard to make.

Michelle (also obsessed with the Mouse)
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From: toadusew
Date: 06-29-2007, 08:16 AM (10 of 19)
Those outfits are really cute! You did good work and have definitely gotten the sewing bug.:bg:

The models are also very cute!:bluesmile
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From: czmicdancr
Date: 06-29-2007, 08:21 AM (11 of 19)
You should try some custom Mickey/Minnie overalls next as it's sometimes cooler in Florida in December. Check ebay for ideas but they are very popular and not hard to make.

Michelle (also obsessed with the Mouse)

Well, of course... I completely forgot to post pics of those! This is my first pair, and I'm working on three more with more sewing detail on them (appliques, covered bibs etc.). I still need to stitch down the ribbon on the straps, I was waiting to see if I definitely liked them there and I think I've decided Yes I do!
User: czmicdancr
Member since: 06-19-2007
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From: czmicdancr
Date: 06-29-2007, 07:53 PM (12 of 19)
I used a green polka dotted dress that my girls didn't like for the green in this skirt & halter. Also, this dress had appliques!!!! All I had to do was include them in my patches and voila!! They are off-center a little, but that's ok and it couldn't have been helped since the pics were close together. I also used three pink buttons off the dress to jazz up the halter! My dd loves it, can you tell?
User: czmicdancr
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From: Sews4kate
Date: 07-01-2007, 09:04 PM (13 of 19)
Nice work! I haven't sewn anything for my dd in quite some time, I'm getting the bug again after seeing these pics!
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From: MartySews2
Date: 07-01-2007, 10:06 PM (14 of 19)
What adorable outfits for such precious little models. :angel: Everyone looks so happy with their new clothes.
Happy Stitching!
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From: czmicdancr
Date: 07-01-2007, 10:26 PM (15 of 19)
Well, one of my creations fell apart today! It was the sheer ribbon that I used for dd8's purple/teal halter's straps. I was afraid that was going to happen when I noticed a small tear this morning. But that's ok, throughout the day, I decided that I really didn't like that much skin showing on my girls anyway :sick: So, I've decided to make other tops to go with the skirts. Looks like I'll have to do some more sewing!

I also bought more material this weekend for more projects. I don't know what I'm going to make yet, but I have some ideas and will definitely post pics when I get done. Right now, I'm trying to finish up all my little stitching here & there so I can put some stuff in the "completely finished" pile!
User: czmicdancr
Member since: 06-19-2007
Total posts: 17
From: 5inNH
Date: 07-03-2007, 08:08 PM (16 of 19)
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the overalls. I think I"ll go start another pair myself!

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Member since: 10-04-2006
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From: MaryW
Date: 07-04-2007, 08:14 AM (17 of 19)
I love it all and look at the faces on those kids. They love it all too.
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From: czmicdancr
Date: 07-04-2007, 11:44 AM (18 of 19)
I am getting so addicted to sewing for my girls, I just can't seem to get anything else done! Here is an outfit that I put together for dd2. Believe it or not, it's made from a pair of curtains that my mother was going to throw away!!! We already had the pants, I just cut them off a little. This outfit cost me about $2 for binding & rick rack that I already had. It was great practice and it looks so adorable on her!!! It looks like they are uneven in the picture, but they aren't.

And here's an outfit that I made for dd6. She had these pants and loved them, but the knees were shot! So, I cut them above the knee and added ruffles. I've been wanting practice with ruffles on pants, so this was perfect. All the material I had was scrap from my Granny's quilts. I bought the rick rack and dh decided that I need to put some on the pants pink ruffle. I bought some more today, but it's not the right shade so I'll have to try again tomorrow! I also made the pillowcase top differently this time. I usually use elastic and binding for the ties... this time I made binding for the armholes and used ribbon in the casing for the ties. I like both ways, I guess it just depends on my elastic/ribbon supply as to which I'll use in the future!

Does it need something on the top? Looking at the pic, it looks kinda plain! I also thought about putting a couple of patches on the pants to match the pink and print? What do you think?

Last one for today!!! This is a Dora pillowcase dress for dd2 or dd6 to wear as a top. They both like Dora!

Whew!!!! That was a lot of sewing in three days!! Now, I just have to clean my house! Well, maybe... I did just pick up some Elvis fabric at Walmart to make skirts for the girls.... clean or sew?! Tough one!
User: czmicdancr
Member since: 06-19-2007
Total posts: 17
From: vickki
Date: 07-04-2007, 06:48 PM (19 of 19)
The outfits are beautiful....I say sew the cleaning can wait until next week,or next....It will still be there,it don't go away...Vickki
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Member since: 08-21-2005
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