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Old 09-21-2011, 09:31 AM   #1
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Disboutiquers Part 27 Kids Disney Boutique / Customs Clothes psst..we sew ;-)

THEY LOCKED THE THREAD!!! I'm asking them to reopen it so I can post the link to the new thread. But, here we are. I hope you found us!


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because if you don't and ask questions that are answered here, we reserve the right to tease you about it, and you don't want that, do you??

Welcome to the Disboutique thread!
When we get near page 240 here, I'll start a new thread again.

We are a bunch of ladies (and one guy) that share a love of Disney, boutique clothes and sewing! We offer support to one another about sewing, Disney and life in general! We consider each other friends here, and we always love new friends! Even if you don't sew, please join in, you might just find a new passion! We share all kinds of things, they don't have to be Disney! And, you don't have to have sewn the items you post.

Be warned, this thread is addictive, and we don't stay on topic!

1.Be nice, if someone isn't nice, ignore them "Where there is no wood the fire goes out."
If you feel that you MUST respond, do it in PM, do NOT bring it to the boards.
2.You MUST share pictures of everything (and unfortunately, we do mean EVERYTHING!
3.NO APOLOGIZING for how your kids look. That includes wet hair, messy hair, dirty faces, wrinkled clothes etc....We have come to the conclusion that ALL of our children are beautiful, no matter what!
4.No apologizing for messy houses. We like a good game of eye spy around here!
5. No apologizing for being "off topic". We like to have fun here, and are often off topic.
6. If you have a question, ask us, we'll do our best to help! Really, you can post questions here, we like that!
7. If you ask a question and no one answers, don't be upset. Either, no one knows the answer, or your post got missed. Go ahead and ask again!
8. The banana gets lonely dancing by himself, so there is a three banana minimum. We don't want lonely bananas on the DIS!

(and, just so you know, I do a mean dancing banana impersonation!)
9. We love to see the clothes modeled, but if you are making a dress, and you put it on your son, I will tease you, so will my sister. You have been warned!
10. Swirly faced kids scare me.
11. We are NOT a selling group, but lots of the posters on here sell, (lots of them don't too!) We are NOT allowed to talk about it on the thread, so please don't try! Check out signatures for Ebay usernames, or just PM the sewer if they post something that you like. Many times, even if nothing is listed in the Ebay shop, the seller would be willing to work with you to make something.We do not have an official list or a Disboutiquers website where we sell. We are not a selling group, we are friends.

Q1. What is a good beginner sewing machine?
A1.Many of the Disboutiquers have been very happy with the computerized Brother sewing machine that is available at Walmart. I believe it sells for around $160?

Q2. What is the best method for making ruffles?
A2-There are several different methods for making gathers. I will provide links to sites that describe the methods:
a.)Double Row of Long Stitches
b.)Tension Tightening Method
c.)Zig Zag Over Floss method
d.)Ruffler attachment
I'm sure there are other methods, but these are the ones that most people here use. My favorite is the tension method.

Q3- What is "hand" applique? What is machine applique?
A3.- Generally, when we talk about hand appliques on this thread, we are not talking about actually sewing by hand with a needle and thread. We mean that the pieces are stitched on by you with a regular sewing machine, as described in Heathersues Bestest Applique Tutorial. You can do hand applique on any machine that has a zig zag stitch.
Machine Embroidery is when you have a special embroidery machine. You purchase digitized designs (one of our favorite digitizers is Heathersue) and put them on your embroidery machine and it stitches it out for you. (well, it's a bit more complicated than that, but if you want more details, check the bookmarks for links).

Q4.-Where can I find designs for hand appliques?
A4.- If you check Heathersue's Bestest Applique Tutorial, she gives several ideas for finding designs. Many people use Disney Pins for their designs as well as coloring book pages and just searching online for clipart. In the bookmarks under applique, you will find a link to a site with a coloring page search engine that many find helpful.

Q5-Where does everyone get their fabric?
A5-Most people get their fabric from Joanne's, Hobby Lobby, Hancock Fabrics and Walmart (many still have fabric). You can also find many great finds on Ebay, but generally they are more expensive there. I also have many online fabric stores listed in the bookmarks.

Q6.-Where do most people get the patterns they use?
A6- We all LOVE !!! It is a FABULOUS site with patterns that you purchase then download and print out right on your computer! (you tape the pieces together). The patterns come with multiple sizes and since you can reprint the pattern if it gets worn out, one pattern will last you for many years!
There are many many great designers on YCMT, but our all time favorite is CarlaC! She is also a Diser, her username is Louiesmama.

Q7-It takes too long to look through all the threads, where can I see what everyone has made in one spot?
A7- Many of the Disboutiquers post their items in the Disboutique Group Photobucket account. Just scroll down a bit for more information on how to view that. Please don't copy things form other Disers to sell.

Abbreviations used:

YCMT- Boutique style patterns you can buy (Look for CarlaC's patterns, they are great!)
CASE- Copy and Steal Everything
If it's posted here, it's usually ok to use for your PERSONAL use, although it is nice to ask the original poster for permission first. Please don't resell other people's designs without first asking them if it's OK.
CAB- Copy and Butcher everything
Voldermort- Code word for Ebay
(We started out calling Ebay "The site that must not be named", and then it was suggested that we call it Voldermort or for short.

Frankenpattern- To take several different patterns and put them together into one outfit
MFTPICQACOTA. It's obvious what is stands for . . .So Many Fabulous Things Posted I Can't Quote And Comment On Them All
TMTQ- Too Much To Quote (When you don't have time to post MFTPICQACOTA )

Big Give-
This is one of my favorite things about our group!!! This truly is what we are all about! We make items for some of the established Disers taking Wish trips (for children with life threatening medical conditions) to Disney Parks or Disney Cruises. You don't have to know how to sew to help out! We would love it if you joined us! (Seriously, please join us and help out!) Please follow the link in my siggy or here:
You will need to sign up for that site, but we are usually very quick to approve people. Thank you!

If you are the parent of a Wish child and are wondering how to apply for a Give, this is not something that you can do. The Gives are simply a Gift, and therefore are not something to be asked for. We have established guidelines for choosing families that we try to stick to.
One main guideline is that the families should be established and active Disers when they receive their Wish.
Asking or hinting for a Give eliminates the chance that you will receive the gift of a Give. (This includes PMs and emails etc... as well)

"The bookmarks" has TONS AND TONS of FREE patterns and sewing hints and tips. Most all of the hints and links posted here will go into the bookmarks as well tons of things I've found on the internet. I update if frequently, so check back often. There is a search function, which is great if you are looking for something specific. If you find a dead link, go ahead and send me a PM telling me which one it is and I'll try to fix it. If you have a great link you think should be added to the bookmarks, PM that to me too.
You can also view many of the bookmarks here, with pictures:
I'm working on adding more of the bookmarks to that site, but it's taking me quite awhile!

and, if those aren't working, try this one (you need to sign into Google to view this I believe, but it's where I add the most bookmarks)!q=teresajoy

Per Jeanne's suggestion, and to save everyone time:

Everything you could ever want to know to make beautiful appliques!

Group Photobucket Account
We have a Photobucket group with pictures of our creations. Please do not repost this link and the password on other message boards. A link to our thread would be preferable:
Password: Enchanted
For a detailed explanation, on adding pictures and tags click here:

Each person adds their own pictures to this account. Please only post your own pictures of your own children. Do NOT take other people's pictures from this site and use them for anything else! Everyone is free to post pictures of boutique, custom outfits or anything you post in the thread.
Please add tags to your picture so that they are easier to find. Right now, we are adding a description, such as Princess, Aurora, and what pattern it is ie: Portrait Peasant Top, Easy Fit Pants.... You can add up to 20 tags per picture, so go ahead and use a few if it is appropriate.

Here's a video tutorial for posting pictures AND TAGS!!! to the Photobucket account, I would suggest watching it in "Full Size" to really see what I'm doing. ( I need to update this too, it's much easier now!)

FABRIC SWAP! If you are looking for something or have some fabric you don't want, come check it out! (I don't think this group is really active anymore, but you can check it out) (I don't believe this group is really active anymore)


Method 1 (I really need to update this, anyone want to do that for me?)
1. Upload the pic of your choice to photobucket
2. Resize the pic in photobucket click on the thumbnail of the picture, it will open up, then click (above the pic)> resize > 15" screen- it will make you verify that you would like to resize the pic (I like the 800X600 size pictures instead of the message board setting, it shows lots more detail)
3. After the pic has resized, go to your album, below the pic that you would like to post, there are 4 different codes (email & IM, direct link, html code & IMG code) Click in the box that has the has the IMG code. It will look something like this [IMG]http: xxxxxxxxxxxxx
When you click on that box, it will light up in yellow, and say "Copied"
4. In the thread on the Dis (in another open window), click on "post reply". When you are ready to post the pic, right click - a box will open, click on paste. This will paste the link that you copied from your photobucket account.
5. Post reply. The pic should show up!


Method 2
You can also post pictures directly from Facebook and most any other website you have your pictures posted too already:

1.)Right click on you picture,
2A)If you are using Firefox: click, on the option that says "copy IMAGE location" (do NOT click the one that says "copy LINK location" or the one that just says "copy image" they will not work)

2B)If you are using Inernet Explorer click: Properties, then copy the image location information. You must copy the part that says "address (url) that has the http:// at the beginning and the .jpg at the end. This is usually NOT the first one listed on the properties page.

It must look something like this: http:// hs452.ash1/24894_382437053159_677208159_3918266_2650_n. jpg

24894_382437053159_677208159_3918266_2650_n. jpg (which is the first one)

3.)Then, for either one, paste that into the little picture linkie thing up there at the top of your reply box (here on the Disboards).


At the bottom of each post, you will see a little blue box with a + sign it it. If you want to multi-quote that post, you click the + box and then move onto the next post you want to multi-quote and click the + box. After you've clicked all the posts you want to multi-quote, click on "reply" or "quote". All of the items you want to respond to should be in the reply box. Just put your reply to each post after the [/quote] for each post.

How to make thumbnail pictures in your reply:
When you click reply, the name of the picture will look something like this, but in [ _] brackets
To make it a thumbnail, put th_ before the name of the picture, such as this:
This generally only works for pictures that were uploaded to photobucket.

Links to our past threads:
To read chronologically, do NOT follow the link at the end of Part 1, for some reason, that will jump you to part 6
(Thanks LisaZoe for tracking down all the parts for us!)
Part 1A- (01/30/07 - 06/24/07 & 01/07/08 - 01/23/08)
Part 1B - (06/24/07 - 08/01/07)
Part 1C - (08/01/07 - 09/06/07)
Part 1D - (09/06/07 - 10/29/07)
Part 1E- (10/29/07 - 01/07/08)
Part 1F- (01/23/08 - 01/24/08)
Part 2 - (01/24/08 - 02/18/08)
Part 3 - (02/18/08 -3/28/08)
Part 4-
Part 5-
Part 6-
Part 7-
Part 8-
Part 9-
Part 10-
Part 11-
Part 12-
Part 13-
Part 14-
Part 15-
part 16
Part 17:
Part 18:
Part 19:
Part 20:
Part 21:
Part 22:

Part 24:
Part 25:
Part 26:
Part 27: Here

And, I thought I'd put this here for future reference

Originally Posted by DMGeurts View Post
if by some chance I ever win the lottery (because I don't buy ticket) - I swear to take each and everyone one of you on a Disney cruise, all expenses paid... and I will even pay to have your machines shipped and we can do a whole sewing week - or maybe even two - if I am feeling generous (which I almost always am) I'll even splurge on an AG doll (or GA, if you prefer) for each of you, so you have someone to sew for.

Originally Posted by princesskayla View Post
Disboutique Runway

Challenge 6

This will be the final Disboutique Runway challenge. So if you want to join, now is your chance! I am going to extend the deadline for this project to give everyone a chance to work on it!

This week's theme: Your favorite Disney character/movie.

1. Must be made during the challenge period. (Can't be something you have made before)
2. Must be made from a pattern/tutorial that you have never used before, or make your own.
3. You must modify some portion of the pattern/tutorial to make it your own. (ie: change type of strap, modify length, modify hem line, add buttons, add zipper....)
4. Include the pattern that used (or let us know you made your own) and the modifications that you used with the submission photos.

Deadline for entry... Monday, Sept 19 at midnight EST. That will give you two weeks.

This is the final I wanted it to be challenging! Happy sewing everyone!!!
Past and Current Disboutique Runway Threads:
Disboutique Runway Week 1
Disboutique Runway Week 2
Disboutique Runway Week 3-
Disboutique Runway Week 4
Disboutique Runway Week 5-
Disboutique Runway, Final Week 6-
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Cool. I made it. Glad that I decided to check on the phone while going to work!

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I am here too....

Since I was one of the last to post last night and I had just posted a picture of my new grandson, I am going to repost it so you can all see....

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I made it too!!

Scrap Heaven - I love all the outfits you made, they are all gorgeous!

Jessica - The applque is great and I just know they are going to love it!

Anita - Your grandson is just precious! Congrats again. Ours is scheduled for Oct 12th.
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