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From: PaulineG
Date: 07-25-2007, 09:39 AM (1 of 14)
At last a few pictures of some of the stuff I've been doing lately.

First of all a coat I made for dd - quite a few issues (meaning mistakes) but I wanted her to wear it to my SILs 40th the other night so I'll go back and fix them up when I have a minute. Worst of all is the fact that although there's plenty of growing room in the rest the sleeves are going to be short in a matter of a few weeks. I had to buy some more wool (yarn) so I could redo the sleeve trims when the time comes.

A quick shot of one of those no sew tutus - it's okay but she thinks it's "too poufy" - another thing to take apart and remake but it was done for her funky fairy birthday party.

And the piecing and final result of some patchwork pants for a few kids for the school production (Mad Hatter chorus line from Alice in Wonderland). They had some leftover from a previous production (munchkins in Wizard of OZ) but there were five larger kids who needed a bit more space. The piecing was sort of fun although some of the fabrics were terrible to work with. I might even make a patchwork doona (duvet for you I think) cover one day soon. Although not from the same fabric - it gives you a headache after awhile.
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From: ddreev
Date: 07-25-2007, 11:52 AM (2 of 14)
Pauline, beautiful coat... it looks lovely on your dd.
For some reason it always surprises me when I remember we have opposite summer and winter seasons. Maybe it will be easier to remember when I finally take a trip to Australia. It is on my" list of thing I want to do before I die", I have already knocked a few of the things off of the list,deep sea fishing, seeing the pacific ocean,etc.,but it is still fairly large...
Your patchwork pants look great.

Dorothy D.
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From: DorothyL
Date: 07-25-2007, 12:16 PM (3 of 14)
I like the trim on the coat. Did you knit it? I think I'll do that someday on something.
I've fooled around doing things the other way -- adding fabric to knit articles by underlining and I'm planning to do just a little applique on a knitted bag.
Dorothy (me)
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From: MartySews2
Date: 07-25-2007, 12:42 PM (4 of 14)
You are so creative Pauline. Thanks for sharing the photos. I enjoyed going thru your photo album.
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From: lendube
Date: 07-25-2007, 12:52 PM (5 of 14)
Love the coat! Great colors and only you would know that there are mistakes. That coat could fit her forever. Just keep adding on to the bottom and sleeves. :bg: Great job and darling dd. Looks like she had a fun b'day. Even got a lava lamp, I see. :bluewink:

Patchwork is fun. I've done it before too with decorative stitching on the seams.

Sure looks like you've been busy.

Good job, Lennie
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From: MissTaraTara
Date: 07-25-2007, 03:08 PM (6 of 14)
Very nice coat Pauline, it looks so toasty! What kind of fabric did you use?:smile:
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From: Kaitlinnegan
Date: 07-25-2007, 03:16 PM (7 of 14)
Beautiful coat, although I'm a bit sad to say it looks like your daughter is more stylish than me. :cool: :bg: I would have loved that tutu too, back in my pink and purple, Barbie playing days!

The patchwork pants look great too -- I can see how some of those fabrics would give you a headache, but I bet they will be great on stage! - the new home for Sew What's New
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From: mozeyrn
Date: 07-25-2007, 07:43 PM (8 of 14)
Wow, you've been busy!
Great coat - hopefully she'll grow more in height than arm's length - LOL - then she can wear it longer without you having to alter it.
- Maureen.
Learning something new with every stitch!!
Kenmore 16231000
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From: esrun3
Date: 07-26-2007, 12:11 PM (9 of 14)
Pauline, looks like you've been very very busy! Great job on everything!
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From: bridesmom
Date: 08-01-2007, 09:50 PM (10 of 14)
The pants are just too cool Pauline! DH would wear those to work!! (He's a welder so he does wear coveralls).
Tickled pink with my Innovis 4000D
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From: vickki
Date: 08-02-2007, 09:16 PM (11 of 14)
Beautiful job,you sure have been busy...Vickki
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From: sewmuchfun
Date: 08-03-2007, 01:25 PM (12 of 14)
That coat is adorable!! Love the long braids on the little girl!!!

I just finished making and hanging this roman shade. I made it from and existing 40x63" drapery panel that my friend had hanging in her bathroom and asked me what kind of window treatment she should replace it with .. I suggested we take the panel and make a roman shade out of it.. I made sure that I had a good print as the focus then just started cutting to unfinished width. I think it worked out really well..



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From: DorothyL
Date: 08-03-2007, 01:31 PM (13 of 14)
That is a very nice shade. They are such a great project.
I made one for my old house and when we moved had no place to put it.
I gave it to my daughter and it turned out it didn't fit her window either so she hung it -- on the decorative rod -- on the wall in the hall. It looks great even without a window.
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From: searose
Date: 08-08-2007, 12:56 PM (14 of 14)
Love the roman blind and the print is very elegant. Excellent work!! searose
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