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Old 01-14-2013, 03:49 PM   #2446
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It sounds like the bowling shirt will work great then. You might need to make it a little longer though.

Yes definitely adding pockets to the shorts makes them more like daytime clothing and less like pjs. Here are a couple of pictures of the easy fit shorts with added pockets[/IMG]
I'll definitely check on the length before cutting. Thanks for the pictures of the easy-fits with pockets. It definitely changes the look. I especially like the ones with cargo pockets.
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I'll definitely check on the length before cutting. Thanks for the pictures of the easy-fits with pockets. It definitely changes the look. I especially like the ones with cargo pockets.
Thanks! I did a lot of experimenting with different pocket styles last summer and I had a lot of fun!

Here is what I made today. The top is the Lorelei dress pattern from Lilygiggle. I shortened it into a top. I have been looking for ways to use up the ruffled material that I bought. It is too thin to make into a skirt or dress by itself but as sleeves I thought it was really cute. I bought the pants at the Salvation Army on my trip there last week. I shortened them to be capri length. I am happy with how this turned out so I have another set cut out and ready to sew.


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Old 01-14-2013, 07:40 PM   #2448
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Wow! What an experience to have at Tokyo Disneyland. I can't imagine doing it without knowing the language.

I think you're right, an a-line would be perfect for that fabric. I started searching and it looks like I should be able to find a free pattern too, which will be good.
We actually had a great time at Tokyo Disneyland - I guess Walt's vision was truly beyond language and cultural borders! I also went to Hong Kong Disneyland a few years ago and had a blast.

Here's a picture of a pair of skorts I did:



I used an animal print fabric for my skorts for Animal Kingdom. The picture doesn't show it very well, however.

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Here is what I made today. The top is the Lorelei dress pattern from Lilygiggle. I shortened it into a top. I have been looking for ways to use up the ruffled material that I bought. It is too thin to make into a skirt or dress by itself but as sleeves I thought it was really cute. I bought the pants at the Salvation Army on my trip there last week. I shortened them to be capri length. I am happy with how this turned out so I have another set cut out and ready to sew.


The outfit looks great! I like how you used the ruffled material.


Here are the pictures of what I made during Christmas break:

A casserole carrier for my sister-in-law:


And a lunch bag (modified Rosetta bag with custom dimensions and a recessed zipper):


And the inside of the bag (I had pockets for my cultery, ice pack, napkins, as well as a "scrunchie" to hold a bottle):


I already have someone asking me if I would sell one. I explained to her that no one would pay $40 for one of these and that barely covers the material cost!
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I had this fabric sitting on my shelf for the last 2 years or so. I got an opportunity to test stitch a new applique for MissKenzie, the perfect excuse to use some of this Tiana fabric.



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Old 01-15-2013, 06:47 AM   #2450
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Here are the pictures of what I made during Christmas break:

A casserole carrier for my sister-in-law:


And a lunch bag (modified Rosetta bag with custom dimensions and a recessed zipper):


I already have someone asking me if I would sell one. I explained to her that no one would pay $40 for one of these and that barely covers the material cost!
The casserole carrier turned out great and I love your customized lunch box. What did you line it with? Somebody might pay $40 for one because I know how much I pay for those Vera Bradley lunch boxes for my kids. It is the "must have" fashion accessory at their middle school.

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I had this fabric sitting on my shelf for the last 2 years or so. I got an opportunity to test stitch a new applique for MissKenzie, the perfect excuse to use some of this Tiana fabric.

Love your Tiana outfit. That is a very cute skirt pattern. I have some of that same fabric buried in my stash and I've never been exactly sure what I am going to do with it. I bought it on clearance and it is very cute. The test stitch for the applique looks great. I know she is doing a line of princess silhouettes.
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Loving everything posted but DIANE I especially love those t-shirt shorts. I so want to buy that pattern!!!! I just need a house to sell first
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So many cute things ! very inspiring ! I have been busy making the first dress for the contest on Pattern Review. I went out today to get a ribbon for the waist and maybe picked up a few other things. I also decided to go to the Salvation Army thrift store because they usually have some cute patterns. A friend went with me that I ran into while out. She pointed these two things that I had to have.... They are not sewing but I know you all will appreciate them and maybe point me to a pattern that might work to cover them in clear vinyl ?






I paid a bit for them but They are in like new condition and so cool. They will work well in my sewing room. They are the regular chair height.
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I had this fabric sitting on my shelf for the last 2 years or so. I got an opportunity to test stitch a new applique for MissKenzie, the perfect excuse to use some of this Tiana fabric.



This outfit looks great! I think I have the same fabric in my stash too.

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The casserole carrier turned out great and I love your customized lunch box. What did you line it with? Somebody might pay $40 for one because I know how much I pay for those Vera Bradley lunch boxes for my kids. It is the "must have" fashion accessory at their middle school.
Thanks. I lined the lunch bag with 2 layers of cotton quilt batt (instead of using fusible fleece) I just quilted them ahead of time so they don't shift when I put the bag together. It keeps my lunch cool until lunch time, even when I don't use an ice pack. The problem is that $40 barely covers the material cost if I don't buy the material on sale, so if I make any to sell I will be working on them for free. Having said that, the fabric used in that lunch bag came either came from my grandmother-in-law's stash, or from the remanent bin at Fabricland.

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Loving everything posted but DIANE I especially love those t-shirt shorts. I so want to buy that pattern!!!! I just need a house to sell first
I hope there will be more potential buyers going through the house when it gets warmer!

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So many cute things ! very inspiring ! I have been busy making the first dress for the contest on Pattern Review. I went out today to get a ribbon for the waist and maybe picked up a few other things. I also decided to go to the Salvation Army thrift store because they usually have some cute patterns. A friend went with me that I ran into while out. She pointed these two things that I had to have.... They are not sewing but I know you all will appreciate them and maybe point me to a pattern that might work to cover them in clear vinyl ?



I paid a bit for them but They are in like new condition and so cool. They will work well in my sewing room. They are the regular chair height.
What a neat find! I don't have a pattern suggestion for you but I am sure they will be nice additions to your sewing room!
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I also got a bunch of vintage patterns for cheap. I got a neat colonial barbie costume from 1965. That is not my sale, just a link to what I got.



I got a lot of 50's and 60's girls patterns and some 50's aprons. I also got one that will be fun to find out what it is and what size because it has no pictures or directions, just the pattern that I can tell. It is a "Creative patterns" C-1 Sun Dresses with a picture of a girl dressed like Holly Hobby on the front but it is on the front of all of the patterns.

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Here is what I made today. The top is the Lorelei dress pattern from Lilygiggle. I shortened it into a top. I have been looking for ways to use up the ruffled material that I bought. It is too thin to make into a skirt or dress by itself but as sleeves I thought it was really cute. I bought the pants at the Salvation Army on my trip there last week. I shortened them to be capri length. I am happy with how this turned out so I have another set cut out and ready to sew.


Great job. I think the ruffles make perfect sleeves.

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Here's a picture of a pair of skorts I did:



I used an animal print fabric for my skorts for Animal Kingdom. The picture doesn't show it very well, however.

Here are the pictures of what I made during Christmas break:

A casserole carrier for my sister-in-law:


And a lunch bag (modified Rosetta bag with custom dimensions and a recessed zipper):


And the inside of the bag (I had pockets for my cultery, ice pack, napkins, as well as a "scrunchie" to hold a bottle):


I already have someone asking me if I would sell one. I explained to her that no one would pay $40 for one of these and that barely covers the material cost!
I love the skort, but more than that, I love how coordinated you are with your polka dot bag and hat band. So cute!! And of course your casserole carrier is awesome. But I love, love, love your lunch bag! Purple is a favorite of mine and the bag itself is adorable. Also looks to be pretty efficient, so beauty and function! Can't beat that!

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I had this fabric sitting on my shelf for the last 2 years or so. I got an opportunity to test stitch a new applique for MissKenzie, the perfect excuse to use some of this Tiana fabric.



You did a beautiful job!

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So many cute things ! very inspiring ! I have been busy making the first dress for the contest on Pattern Review. I went out today to get a ribbon for the waist and maybe picked up a few other things. I also decided to go to the Salvation Army thrift store because they usually have some cute patterns. A friend went with me that I ran into while out. She pointed these two things that I had to have.... They are not sewing but I know you all will appreciate them and maybe point me to a pattern that might work to cover them in clear vinyl ?




I paid a bit for them but They are in like new condition and so cool. They will work well in my sewing room. They are the regular chair height.
What a great find! I would have scooped them up quickly as well. I don't have a pattern for you, but wish you luck in finding one.
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I also got a bunch of vintage patterns for cheap. I got a neat colonial barbie costume from 1965. That is not my sale, just a link to what I got.



I got a lot of 50's and 60's girls patterns and some 50's aprons. I also got one that will be fun to find out what it is and what size because it has no pictures or directions, just the pattern that I can tell. It is a "Creative patterns" C-1 Sun Dresses with a picture of a girl dressed like Holly Hobby on the front but it is on the front of all of the patterns.

What a neat find! I can't wait to see what you make with these patterns!

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I love the skort, but more than that, I love how coordinated you are with your polka dot bag and hat band. So cute!! And of course your casserole carrier is awesome. But I love, love, love your lunch bag! Purple is a favorite of mine and the bag itself is adorable. Also looks to be pretty efficient, so beauty and function! Can't beat that!
Thanks. I am on the 4th rendition of that set of ears. DH's current version has a brown braided band like Mickey's at the AK opening show (back when they had an opening show). The bag is another modified Rosetta - I used the red polka dot, black, and yellow for the 3 layers of ruffles. The lunch bag is being put to good use every work day. It actually makes me smile when I take it out from my "locker" for lunch. I also made placemats with Tiana fabric (from the clearance rack for like $2/metre) to use at work. I like little things that make my work day more fun!
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Loving everything posted but DIANE I especially love those t-shirt shorts. I so want to buy that pattern!!!! I just need a house to sell first
Andrea- it might be worth buying the pattern if you can pick up some t-shirts at the Salvation Army to make cool shorts for this summer. You'd save more money on buying shorts than the pattern would cost. I hope that the RI house sells very, very, very soon!!!!

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So many cute things ! very inspiring ! I have been busy making the first dress for the contest on Pattern Review. I went out today to get a ribbon for the waist and maybe picked up a few other things. I also decided to go to the Salvation Army thrift store because they usually have some cute patterns.


What fun chairs for your sewing room! I totally would have bought them too! I have no idea how you'd cover them in clear plastic. I've done my dining room chairs before but they were the kind where all you have to do is use a staple gun to cover the seat with new fabric. These look like they have box cushion seats so they'd be more complicated. I don't know much about upholstery.

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Thanks. I lined the lunch bag with 2 layers of cotton quilt batt (instead of using fusible fleece) I just quilted them ahead of time so they don't shift when I put the bag together. It keeps my lunch cool until lunch time, even when I don't use an ice pack.
Glad that that it works so well to keep your lunch cool. I made coffee cup cozies a few years ago. I used Insul-brite in them. I wondered if you used it for your lunch box.

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How fun! Are you going to use them?

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The lunch bag is being put to good use every work day. It actually makes me smile when I take it out from my "locker" for lunch. I also made placemats with Tiana fabric (from the clearance rack for like $2/metre) to use at work. I like little things that make my work day more fun!
What a fun way to have lunch at work.
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AWhat fun chairs for your sewing room! I totally would have bought them too! I have no idea how you'd cover them in clear plastic. I've done my dining room chairs before but they were the kind where all you have to do is use a staple gun to cover the seat with new fabric. These look like they have box cushion seats so they'd be more complicated. I don't know much about upholstery.


How fun! Are you going to use them?
I don't know anything about upholstery either. I'll figure something out to protect Mickey from wearing off.

I am going to use the sun dresses one. I have to know what it makes... it's killing me !

I've been making my entries for the contest this week and I have two of the three dresses I am making done so far. I also found a great way to show off the dresses instead of juts being on a hanger.

Dress #1


Dress #2


My friend said #2 looks Cinderella inspired. I didn't think about it before but it could go that way I think. The overskirt is removable.
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Hi! I am new here, but I have enjoyed looking at all of your creations.

I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions on a Mulan costume or dress pattern I could make for my daughter. She will be 5 on our trip to Disneyland in May, and is of pretty average size.

I don't have enough posts yet to put a picture up, but I just finished a Wendy nightgown for my daughter. She loved it!
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I have a new thing for everyone to sew for donations.

"Love Without Boundaries Foundation --

We would like to give a huge shout out of thanks to Louise Glass and her friends in the UK who organized a campaign to keep orphaned babies warm this winter. Over 200 baby sleeping bags were sent to orphanages and our healing homes last month. These babies in Guizhou look nice and warm!"

There are a lot more babies that need to be kept warm.

They are on Facebook and here is the website. I think we could do something and make some great things to send. http://www.adoptspecialneeds.org/
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