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Old 04-16-2013, 06:36 PM   #3511
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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)




The Princess Dress



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 dresses are beautiful and the shirts look great.

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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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Those are really cute shorts.

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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.
That is an adorable dress and little model.
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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)


The Princess Dress


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.
Erin - great job on everything. I am glad to hear that the mom appreciated your effort after the whole fabric saga.

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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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I really like how you did the pockets. Thank you for sharing! I am sure the family appreciated the special shorts!

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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.
That's the same reason why my sewing room is often a mess. I would rather play with my machines than cleaning up.

I can't wait to see what you make for the twins. I am sure you will make fab outfits for the rescued dolls!

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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.
The dress looks beautiful! I am sure the girl is thrilled with it too!
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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.
I think you will look lovely in your ruffle butt skirt. You are petite and can easily wear that style. With my wide load, I'd scare everybody walking behind me

I think that everything will go smoothly for the bat mitzvah. Tomorrow we have our first rehearsal. I think that the girls will do really well. We hired a friend to be our cantorial soloist so that is the thing I am most nervous about. She has to learn all the songs and it will be her first time doing this. She is a wonderful singer and a music teacher at a high school so I am sure she will do a good job for us.

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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!
Have fun fabric shopping. If you are going to Joanns, make sure you get their free phone app. It has good coupons usually.

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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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I love the look with the little pop of color. Not too much and not too little. I just made a ton of easy fit shorts for my nephews. They love them.



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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.
Glad that you had a chance to make the Irelyn dress. I bought the pattern and I have it printed out and waiting to be used. I just haven't had time to get to it yet. The dress turned out great. I hope you win the contest. I sitll haven't figured out ruffles on my serger but I love my ruffler on the sewing machine. Rolled hems are a delight! I just love them. It is fun to see your dress too because I made one in the winter using some of the same fabrics. I always love to see how somebody else uses the same fabrics.

Erin- Somehow I didn't pick up your quote but your dresses turned out super! I love the colors, appliques and everything. So glad that it worked out so well since you had such a rocky start with this mom. And the t-shirts are adorable as well. With the panels on the Simply Sweet, try tapering them to be thinner at the top and wider at the bottom. That gives you lots of twirl but gets rid of some of that bulk at the waistline.
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What a beautiful job you did and your DD is beautiful as well. Thanks for sharing!
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The dress looks great! The model is very cute looking too!
Thank you!!

I have finished the Imagination Movers dress, but won't get a pic until the concert. Because I am using the same pattern for an Animal Kingdom custom, I'm skipping way ahead on my to-do list so I can stay in the groove. Got it all cut out and the AK logo embroidered on the back panel.

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A quick drive-by posting to share this cute dress I just finished for a friend's baby to wear to Disney next month. She will be 7 months, and this looks huge, but the baby is affectionately known as "chunk" since and is already wearing 9-12 months. I made the portrait peasant in size 1, I guess I will have to wait to see how it fits her.


And a set I made for my husband's coworker who just had a baby boy and is a HUGE football fan. The birth announcement was deigned to look like he was the newest recruit for the Chicago bears so I think they will like it. Now if it could just warm up to romper weather around here.



And another project I am working on, this is a top, another portrait peasant, this will go under the Irelyns Peekaboo Ruffle dress, which I wanted to get done for the contest Fairytale designs is having on FB, but it has to be done by the 19th I think and I have only cut out the dress, not started assembly at all. I just LOVE how big the design is! Can't get used to that. I am doing this for another friend who has boy/girl twins who are going for their 3d birthday in sept, and having their birthday breakfast at Crystal Palace. The peasant top is just for layering since it will be a lot more convenient for rides and such the rest of the day w/o a big frilly dress.

Very cute!! A friend gave me some of that Pooh fabric, but I used it before I got my embroidery machine.

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A few changes in my status from my last post. Aunt wants machine back so no machine for me. Plus, My Dad picked up a machine "on the side of the road" and now, somehow, he is getting my Singer too. I guess that gives me a new thing to "yard sale" for this year.

All of the drawers are there, the other two of them were in the kitchen being sorted out by us two. We found tons of fun things in the drawers including lots of original feet. Singer's Serial Number list says his machine is 1910 but on the Singer's "Tell Us your Story" says it was 1919 so something if off there.




He paid $25 for it, talked the guy down from $30. It has 2 rufflers and a few more feet than what is pictured here plus about 50 buttons and a WWII war ration token. Now he wants my machine to put in the table until he gets the one he bought restored. He plans on re-doing the table and getting the machine back to pristine. I have a few pages to print out for him so he can get started.
That will be exciting if he gets it up and running and all restored!!!

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I haven't shared my projects in a while so here are a few things I worked on the last few weeks:

First, we have a shirt for a Give:


I also worked on a couple of shirts for one of my co-workers:



I got the Sweet and Sassy Apron pattern from YMCT when they had the $5 pattern sale. This is a bridal shower gift for a young woman who is very much a Disney fan. She was looking at Minnie aprons the last time we met up at Disney World.


And I used up the remaining fabric from that piece to make a Lucy Halter top for myself (thus continuing my line of Minnie-inspired Sis Boom outfits)


Since it is snowing outside, I decided I want to make a pair of long pants. This is a pair of adult Easy Fits with some Disney fun


With the snow (we are expecting like 4 inches of snow), I also thought it would be nice to make something for spring so I can look forward to warmer temperatures. I figured one can never be too old for butt ruffles so I made this using Lisa's Audery Ruffle skirt pattern:



Thanks for looking!
THose all came out great!!!!! I especially love the apron and halter top!

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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.
How much longer until the Bat Mitzvah?

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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









All of that came out so wonderfully!

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Congrats!!

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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.




Judy
I love those shorts!!!

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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.
Adorable!!!!!
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Have fun fabric shopping. If you are going to Joanns, make sure you get their free phone app. It has good coupons usually.


Erin- Somehow I didn't pick up your quote but your dresses turned out super! I love the colors, appliques and everything. So glad that it worked out so well since you had such a rocky start with this mom. And the t-shirts are adorable as well. With the panels on the Simply Sweet, try tapering them to be thinner at the top and wider at the bottom. That gives you lots of twirl but gets rid of some of that bulk at the waistline.
Diane, phone app? I have a blackberry, i'll have to search quick, but I did print some off the website. I need to learn the tapering, I'm wondering how they will stitch together at the top if they are tapered would it be harder?
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Diane, phone app? I have a blackberry, i'll have to search quick, but I did print some off the website. I need to learn the tapering, I'm wondering how they will stitch together at the top if they are tapered would it be harder?
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Did you find the phone app? This week one of the coupons was good for 50% off any regular priced item.

If you do tapered panels on the skirt, it will stitch together the same way. You can make the skirt even more full by tapering the panels so that it is more of a circle skirt effect. Sews together fine at the top. Since the top is thinner than the bottoms it reduces the bulk right at the waistline. I have to admit that I don't taper all my panels but I really should!

So even though I haven't been sewing, I have been on a pattern buying binge. I bought one McCalls pattern on the 99 cent sale at Joanns. Then Create Kids Couture was having a flash sale on Monday and I bought 3 patterns. Then this morning a friend on FB posted a link to a new designer with an adorable knit tank top pattern on sale for 50% off and I bought that too! The designer is called Jocole. The pattern is cute! Here is a link in case you all are interested in taking a look. It would make a cute top for this summer, especially for a beachy type outfit.
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goteamwood - that dress is fabulous!! and I love the idea of sundress/jumper styles - there's so much more use from them.

dianemom2 - see, those of us who are more generously endowed in the rear area are just a century or so to late. We've got natural bustles that an entire fashion was created to reproduce.
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I've got more patterns than I have time to make them: although I did actually pick up some patterns for me during the last sale.

I have some new applique designs I want to try this evening, so sewing may actually occur!
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I think you will look lovely in your ruffle butt skirt. You are petite and can easily wear that style. With my wide load, I'd scare everybody walking behind me

I think that everything will go smoothly for the bat mitzvah. Tomorrow we have our first rehearsal. I think that the girls will do really well. We hired a friend to be our cantorial soloist so that is the thing I am most nervous about. She has to learn all the songs and it will be her first time doing this. She is a wonderful singer and a music teacher at a high school so I am sure she will do a good job for us.
Awww thanks Diane. We will see if anyone makes any "smart" comments when it is warm enough to wear the skirt outside. I am actually not that small, but my height makes me look smaller than I really am! My sister, who wears the same size clothing, looks "chubby" as she is 6" shorter than me.

I hope the rehearsal went smoothly today.

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I have finished the Imagination Movers dress, but won't get a pic until the concert. Because I am using the same pattern for an Animal Kingdom custom, I'm skipping way ahead on my to-do list so I can stay in the groove. Got it all cut out and the AK logo embroidered on the back panel.
Sounds like you have been busy. Looking forward to pictures of these outfits!

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I've got more patterns than I have time to make them: although I did actually pick up some patterns for me during the last sale.

I have some new applique designs I want to try this evening, so sewing may actually occur!
I am glad I am not the only one with a pattern hoarding problem. I hope you will have fun trying out the new applique designs!

Erin - I got my Kona cotton order yesterday. The black was in fact, black!

Since we are doing some enabling here -
Pickle Pie Designs is having a 40% off sale. I tried a couple of their in the hoop zipper bags and they turned out quite nice.
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The classic Mickey dress (this is the one the mom originally wanted me to put POOH on too! and then just use Mickey heads)
(whoops I deleted the picture)
That is sooo cute. But I don't have another day of Disney to make it for

Where did you find the great polka dotted fabric? I've been looking for some (even though I don't need it)

Update on the animal print twirl skirt for my niece. Unfortunately, although my mother's new serger says it ruffles 2 to 1; it is more like 1 1/2 to 1. So, the prototype wasn't as twirly as I wanted, and the embroidered pieces ended up stacked on top of each other rather than spread out across the skirt. I guess it's back to old fashioned gathering for me. It's still cute though. We had a school trip to the zoo, so I gave it to her to wear and will make a twirlier one for Disney. I didn't take too many pics - It was COLD! It had been 60 a few days before, but I don't think we hit 40 that day. Somehow I ended up with no pictures of her below the waist. So no pics of the skirt.
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goteamwood - that dress is fabulous!! and I love the idea of sundress/jumper styles - there's so much more use from them.

dianemom2 - see, those of us who are more generously endowed in the rear area are just a century or so to late. We've got natural bustles that an entire fashion was created to reproduce.
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I've got more patterns than I have time to make them: although I did actually pick up some patterns for me during the last sale.

I have some new applique designs I want to try this evening, so sewing may actually occur!
Hmmm sounds like we have the some of the same problems. I love patterns for sewing and crocheting, I would have to live a few lifetimes to use them all.
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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!
Erin, I hope I'm not too late posting but I used to live in that area and was just there for a few days for Spring Break. I am not familiar with the Hobby Lobby on Gratiot (they must have put that in after I moved) but there is a JoAnn's by Great Lakes that is bigger and newer then the one on Gratiot. I did visit the one on Gratiot a few weeks ago (it is about 2 minutes from my SIL's house) and they are getting ready to update it. I didn't get to the JoAnn's by Great Lakes this trip but have been there is the past and it was good.

Hope you have a nice trip.
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OK, I see Erin is an early riser/shopper!!!! I hope you had a successful shopping trip.

I know I missed a bunch of quotes but I wanted to say that I love the little girl Minnie/Daisy dress, all of Flora's creations, the awesome vintage sewing machine, Erin's beautiful princess dress and first trip dress, that cute football romper and so many other creations!

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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.
That dress came out really cute! Your pictures are amazing and the portrait peasant shirt underneath was a great idea. I doubt she will want to take off that dress since it is so adorable.

Diane - glad to hear everything is coming together for the bat mitzvah. I hope you will share some of the details and things you made for the event after the big day.

I REALLY want to do some sewing but my DH has requested my help in cleaning the basement which must get done before my DD's sleepover party next weekend. It might take us that long to clean one room down there.
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Update on the animal print twirl skirt for my niece. Unfortunately, although my mother's new serger says it ruffles 2 to 1; it is more like 1 1/2 to 1. So, the prototype wasn't as twirly as I wanted, and the embroidered pieces ended up stacked on top of each other rather than spread out across the skirt. I guess it's back to old fashioned gathering for me. It's still cute though. We had a school trip to the zoo, so I gave it to her to wear and will make a twirlier one for Disney. I didn't take too many pics - It was COLD! It had been 60 a few days before, but I don't think we hit 40 that day. Somehow I ended up with no pictures of her below the waist. So no pics of the skirt.
It's too bad that the prototype did not work out the way you planned. I am sure it is still twirly enough though. It sounds like you had a cold zoo day!

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Yikes! I hope the basement cleaning goes quickly so you can go back to sewing!
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I know I missed a bunch of quotes but I wanted to say that I love the little girl Minnie/Daisy dress, all of Flora's creations, the awesome vintage sewing machine, Erin's beautiful princess dress and first trip dress, that cute football romper and so many other creations!

That dress came out really cute! Your pictures are amazing and the portrait peasant shirt underneath was a great idea. I doubt she will want to take off that dress since it is so adorable.
I can't take credit for the photos, the little girl's mom took them. She did a great job. I did finish another Irelyn Peekaboo dress today, which went MUCH faster the second time and now that I have sorta figured out the settings on my serger. I had it all cut out yesterday, but did all the sewing and assembly today while my husband was home, kids were in preschool and nap time. I would say maybe 3 hours total. (It is hard to calculate how long anything takes me since I have so many interruptions. I stopped to get the kids dressed and ready for school, then made lunch when they got home an hour later, then during "nap" time they were wrestling maybe? Of course they weren't sleeping and one smashed his face into the bed rail, has a huge fat lip, scrapes on his chin and nose and bled all over the room of course. Then at dinner fell off his chair and hit his cheek on the table. He looks like Baby Fight Club or something. I am so glad they don't have school tomorrow, we can lay low and not go into public...)





The best part is that I made this entirely 100 percent with fabric I already had. I wanted to do photos outside, but we are in the middle of some epic storms and flooding so it's just not photos outside weather. Thankfully where we are it has been wet but not terrible. I have lots of friends who have their basements, living rooms and cars all underwater right now.
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