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Old 04-15-2013, 09:06 PM   #3496
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Thanks for the feedback everyone! Going with backpacks for the 9 and up crowd . Once I figure out the Disboards app a little better I will post some pics of what I have been working on

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Old 04-15-2013, 09:18 PM   #3497
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Purpleears, everything is really cute, as always. The apron is darling.

As for my new machine, I think I'm going to have to do a little (a Lot) more rearranging in my sewing room so I can work comfortably at both machines.
Thanks. I hope you can get the rearranging done so you can play with your new machine!

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Hey ladies - I'm popping back in. Since we went on our trip last August, I pretty much went right back to work and then got really bogged down with teaching and doing contract assessment writing...and I was a bit depressed that Disney was over for awhile. However...DH convinced me to move up the trip that I had originally planned to take with my mom and the kids in 2014 to this year.

So, I am going to take the crew back to AoA - this time staying at The Lion King section Dec. 1-7. The kids have NO idea and I will have to do my sewing on the sly...no telling them until at least Thanksgiving is the plan!
Welcome back! We are going to be there Dec 3 to 14. Perhaps we should plan a meet!

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OOOOOOOh... we are also going from Nov 30 to Dec 10...
The week after Thanksgiving is our usual week of going...but after this year my daughter will be in high school...so I think the handwriting is going to be on the wall for us soon... We are staying at POFQ that trip. Maybe we will see you there!


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Nini - our trips more or less overlap and we are currently booked at POFQ. We may run into each other quite a bit!

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Sorry I haven't been on much. It was a busy weekend. I am going to try to catch up but I'm sure I have missed lots of stuff.

Wow you sure have been busy. I love the Big Give stuff and your Lucy halter top is adorable. I would love to be able to get away with a butt ruffle skirt but my daughters would die if I went out in public in a skirt of any kind. They are embarrassed enough by me in my jeans. Of course at 12 and 13, they are embarrassed just having a mother.

I have done only a tiny bit of sewing. I am starting to get bogged down with bat mitzvah details. We worked on the programs over the weekend and also did our first table seating charts. Of course the kids want me to move a million people around so I will be re-doing it.
Thanks Diane. I think you are right about 12 and 13 year-olds are embrassassed about mothers within 50 yards of them! DH isn't entire sold on the butt ruffle skirt either, but he will reserve his judgement until it is warm enough to wear it outside.

The big date is coming soon isn't it? I am sure the Bat Bitzvah will go off smoothly since you are such a good planner.
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Old 04-16-2013, 12:10 AM   #3498
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Alright here they are. After my machine broke and had to be fixed I was running out of time, so my mom helped finish. She did the ruffles and attaching the ruffly and skirt. I did everything else.

The mom was thrilled with the dresses and then asked if I had time for a few shirts.
Thank you Loree! for editing the files for me.

Can I just say how much I LOVE my machine after it got fixed it worked a zillion times better. It needed a new bobbin casing.

The first dress is mUCH fuller than the princess one. The panels on the mickey one were 6 8 inch panels and 6 5 inch panels. It was super hard to fit it in the waistband so for the princess dress I trimmed the panels down. It's not as full but still looks good!

The classic Mickey dress (this is the one the mom originally wanted me to put POOH on too! and then just use Mickey heads)



Close up of the appliquees








The Princess Dress


Appliquee close ups








I had a spare shirt and I went ahead and made her a shirt for AK to be nice.


The mom then asked if I could make matching shirts for herself and her husband. Simple Mickeyheads not a big deal. She also asked if by chance I could make her an Ariel shirt to match her daughters princess dress since Ariel was her daughters favorite princess.... ok.




And a Pooh shirt for Ali


The girl in her dress.

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Old 04-16-2013, 08:14 AM   #3499
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Alright here they are. After my machine broke and had to be fixed I was running out of time, so my mom helped finish. She did the ruffles and attaching the ruffly and skirt. I did everything else.

The mom was thrilled with the dresses and then asked if I had time for a few shirts.
Thank you Loree! for editing the files for me.

Can I just say how much I LOVE my machine after it got fixed it worked a zillion times better. It needed a new bobbin casing.

The first dress is mUCH fuller than the princess one. The panels on the mickey one were 6 8 inch panels and 6 5 inch panels. It was super hard to fit it in the waistband so for the princess dress I trimmed the panels down. It's not as full but still looks good!

The classic Mickey dress (this is the one the mom originally wanted me to put POOH on too! and then just use Mickey heads)



Close up of the appliquees








The Princess Dress


Appliquee close ups








I had a spare shirt and I went ahead and made her a shirt for AK to be nice.


The mom then asked if I could make matching shirts for herself and her husband. Simple Mickeyheads not a big deal. She also asked if by chance I could make her an Ariel shirt to match her daughters princess dress since Ariel was her daughters favorite princess.... ok.




And a Pooh shirt for Ali


The girl in her dress.

Those are all lovely. May I ask what pattern that dress is?
Thanks for the welcome everyone. I wish I had more time to use my machine, but life comes first.
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Old 04-16-2013, 09:04 AM   #3500
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Nannye beautiful work. Can I ask if that is Heather's crown appliqué.


The dress looks like a simply sweet done with panels.
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Old 04-16-2013, 09:48 AM   #3501
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Nannye beautiful work. Can I ask if that is Heather's crown appliqué.


The dress looks like a simply sweet done with panels.
Hi, Yes it is Heathers crown, I think it is Cindy's crown

Yes Simply sweet, done with panels, I love that it is done like this. I am a definitely fan of the panel dress!
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Old 04-16-2013, 10:04 AM   #3502
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I'm from Michigan. I used to work in Waterford, actually.

The best fabric store in the Detroit area is http://www.habermanfabrics.com/. It's expensive, but extremely high quality. That's where I bought fabric and trims for my wedding dress.

Other than that, just google the closest Joann's and Hobby Lobby. Some Walmart's still have fabric, too. There may be some quilt shops in that area, too, I'm not sure. I know a couple nice quilt shops, but one is in Ann Arbor and the other in Tecumseh, which are both pretty far from where you'll be.

If you want to do a Dis meet, maybe at the Joann's in Novi, a large store, let me know!

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Ahhh I missed your reply.
Our plan is to go to Birch Run tomorrow then head to the hotel in Madison Heights. The next day we will be at Great Lakes and stores around there. staying in Madison Heights for the night, then heading to Port Huron area specifically Hobby Lobby on Gratiot. I'm not sure which Joanns we will be going to yet but based on our somewhat itinerary do you have a suggestion? I know it won't be the one on Gratiot rd as we went to that one last year and it was kinda small and blah.

Not sure if you are around there at all for a meet up or where Novi is, but let me know!
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Old 04-16-2013, 12:06 PM   #3503
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Alright here they are. After my machine broke and had to be fixed I was running out of time, so my mom helped finish. She did the ruffles and attaching the ruffly and skirt. I did everything else.

The mom was thrilled with the dresses and then asked if I had time for a few shirts.
Thank you Loree! for editing the files for me.

Can I just say how much I LOVE my machine after it got fixed it worked a zillion times better. It needed a new bobbin casing.

The first dress is mUCH fuller than the princess one. The panels on the mickey one were 6 8 inch panels and 6 5 inch panels. It was super hard to fit it in the waistband so for the princess dress I trimmed the panels down. It's not as full but still looks good!

The classic Mickey dress (this is the one the mom originally wanted me to put POOH on too! and then just use Mickey heads)



Close up of the appliquees








The Princess Dress


Appliquee close ups








I had a spare shirt and I went ahead and made her a shirt for AK to be nice.


The mom then asked if I could make matching shirts for herself and her husband. Simple Mickeyheads not a big deal. She also asked if by chance I could make her an Ariel shirt to match her daughters princess dress since Ariel was her daughters favorite princess.... ok.




And a Pooh shirt for Ali


The girl in her dress.

everything is unbelievable cute! You did an incredible job!
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Old 04-16-2013, 12:08 PM   #3504
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Yes Simply sweet, done with panels, I love that it is done like this. I am a definitely fan of the panel dress!
The dresses look great and so do the shirts. They fit the little girl so nicely.

Got my new sewing buddy today. Can't wait to see how the clothes look on it.

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The dresses look great and so do the shirts. They fit the little girl so nicely.

Got my new sewing buddy today. Can't wait to see how the clothes look on it.


I love having a dress form
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I know some of you are interested in examples of pockets on Easy Fits. Here's some I did for a recent Big Give. Since the shorts were denim I didn't really want to do the cargo pockets I'd done before but I needed to use the Cat in the Hat material since I signed up to do shorts that matched their Thing 1/Thing 2 shirts.




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Erin - those dresses and shirts are beautiful!
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Nannye - the dresses are great - I especially love the "Basic" disney - all black and red and yellow and dots. Beautiful.

Purpleears - Oh, I'll play with the machine with the room as it is, it would just be easier if I moved some stuff around!

I have a couple of outfits to design. A friend requested something for her twins (boy & Girl) for 4th of July so I'm percolating something for that. But since neither of my dear friends are really Disney people, I'm also plotting some AG style doll clothes. I have about 7 naked AG type dolls (I think most of them are the ones they sell at Target - My Generation maybe?) that I rescued from thrift stores in my room somewhere that I need to clothe. Then, If I get them all clothed and pretty, I can go rescue some more.
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Alright here they are. After my machine broke and had to be fixed I was running out of time, so my mom helped finish. She did the ruffles and attaching the ruffly and skirt. I did everything else.

The mom was thrilled with the dresses and then asked if I had time for a few shirts.
Thank you Loree! for editing the files for me.

The classic Mickey dress (this is the one the mom originally wanted me to put POOH on too! and then just use Mickey heads)


The Princess Dress


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The dresses look great. I am glad the Mom loved them after all the early drama with fabrics and such.

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I know some of you are interested in examples of pockets on Easy Fits. Here's some I did for a recent Big Give. Since the shorts were denim I didn't really want to do the cargo pockets I'd done before but I needed to use the Cat in the Hat material since I signed up to do shorts that matched their Thing 1/Thing 2 shirts.




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Very cute! I like the subtle use of the fabrics. The easy fit is my go-to for my boys, they have quite a few pants and shorts.

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Nannye - the dresses are great - I especially love the "Basic" disney - all black and red and yellow and dots. Beautiful.

Purpleears - Oh, I'll play with the machine with the room as it is, it would just be easier if I moved some stuff around!

I have a couple of outfits to design. A friend requested something for her twins (boy & Girl) for 4th of July so I'm percolating something for that. But since neither of my dear friends are really Disney people, I'm also plotting some AG style doll clothes. I have about 7 naked AG type dolls (I think most of them are the ones they sell at Target - My Generation maybe?) that I rescued from thrift stores in my room somewhere that I need to clothe. Then, If I get them all clothed and pretty, I can go rescue some more.
Lynnie Pinnie has a Boy and Girl patriotic monkey w/ sparklers that would be perfect for boy/girl twins. My friend's twin boys birthday is the 4th of july, so I am doing birthday t-shirts for them with the boy monkey. I was at hancock fabrics the other day and they already have patriotic stuff out. And actually, Lynnie Pinnine has a lot of boy/girl designs that my twin mama friends love for their boy/girl twins. I am currently helping my friend with boy/girl twins who turn 3 in sept to plan and create outfits for the twins and their older brother for their disney birthday kids-under-3-are-free trip. I have been called an enabler more than once in recent weeks, but I have helped her pick fabric for pirates league outfits for all 3, safari outfits and toy story outfits.
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I just got the pics back from a friend who had her daughter model the dress I made and took some fabulous photos of her in it. I used the Fairytale Pattern Design Irelyn Peek-a-boo ruffle dress which I think turned out adorable. She is having a contest on her FB page so I had an actual deadline to get this done. (The contest ends the 19th.) I did the portrait peasant for underneath, so she can take off the dress and just have a peasant top for the day after breakfast with Pooh. It's hard to see the details, the fabric is all from the same collection of Winnie the Pooh. The yellow has bumblebees on it, the blue is like Pooh toile and the back is a quilt panel with all the looks together. I loved the look of that fabric, it's licensed fabric but seems more classic than cartoony.








The dress went together easier than I expected, but I used it as an opportunity to learn how to do ruffles AND rolled hems with my serger, so it wasn't exactly an afternoon project.
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