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Old 01-18-2013, 04:10 PM   #2461
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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!
This pattern would work, you would just have to fashion a longer skirt for the bottom half.

http://www.simplicity.com/p-6387-girls-costumes.aspx

to give you an idea, I found this....

http://lepetitearbre.blogspot.com/20...n-costume.html

If you know what you are doing, you could size down this pattern.

http://www.simplicity.com/p-2096-costumes.aspx
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Old 01-18-2013, 05:51 PM   #2462
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I apologize that I haven't been around much... We have been sooo busy. I also apologize that I only went back the last two pages to "catch up"... I wish I had the time to go back further.

I miss all of you lots and lots, but I will be the first to admit, once I fall behind here - it's very hard (and very intimidating to catch back up).

The girls and I finally have another trip booked. We are super excited about it - which means I am sewing like crazy again. I am just praying that I have enough time over the next 7+ months to sew a new bag for each of us and maybe a couple of other fun things??? I am certain there will be lots of recycles from our last trip.

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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.


Totally adorable, as usual!

Diane - you have been on my mind a lot lately. I am wondering if you have the time to give me an update on your DH? If you'd like to PM me, that is certainly fine.

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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.

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!
I love everything! I think you look so adorable in that safari hat though - it's so cute on you! I am glad you had a great trip.

And, of course, your Rosetta is amazing! I love all of the modifications you've done to it... I love making the Rosetta - it's been such a long time since I have made one, I am half tempted to make myself one for our trip.

I don't know why Rosettas are so hard to sell? I have seen some of the most adorable ones, and they just sit forever. But if you have someone requesting one - I would go for it.

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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.



Very cute!

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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.
How awesome!!! These are such fun chairs!

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Sorry that things have been so busy for you. We miss you popping in over here so stop by even if you haven't been sewing. I hope things slow down for you a bit now that the holidays are over.


I definitely fell off the wagon! I'm going to have to start hiding my fabric from my husband.

The shorts were super easy to make. I'm hoping to go back this week and buy some more t-shirts to make some shorts for my other nephew. Both of my nephews have special needs. One is 8 and the other is almost 8 but they are both still in diapers. If I make them their short or pants, I can make a larger size so that the diapers fit under them but I can adjust the waist so that the pants/shorts stay up. Our Salvation Army store does 1/2 price on all clothing on Wednesdays. If I go in then I can pick up decent t-shirts for 99 cents. Next time I will look for adult t-shirts instead of kids shirts.


The Simply Sweet top with the scallopini skirt sounds cute! Can't wait to see it.

Does the bowling shirt pattern go up to a large enough size for your 10 year old son?

Here are a couple of things that I finished today. I am not thrilled with my Tinkerbell upcycle. I wanted to do cap sleeves on it with the polka dot fabric but I ran out. It doesn't look like it in the picture, but it is one of those dresses with the skirt that is shorter in the front and longer in the back.



And then I made another Sandpiper dress, which is an Ellie Inspired pattern. I made 4 or 5 of them last year and my niece just loved them. I had to enlarge the pattern though because it stops at size 5. I hope that this fits her ok.
Super cute!

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Just wanted to share what I did today, my friend is going to WDW in a couple of weeks and saw a saying she like on a shirt on etsy and asked it I could stitch one out for her. Here is my first attempt at putting a design on a shirt, I think it turned out pretty cute! I added a mickey head to the sleeve for the fun of it.

This is awesome!

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It sounds like the bowling shirt will work great then. You might need to make it a little longer though.


So cute and I love the little Mickey head on the sleeve. That's great!


Wow, how did you get your kids to stay home while you get to go to Disney???? My kids would be about to explode if I did that! Have a great time!


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:




Super cute - again... Love those adorable pink capris! And the little boy outfit.

I have lots of pictures of my own to post - it's been so long, I have no idea where I left off. So, maybe another day...

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Old 01-18-2013, 06:52 PM   #2463
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The Wizard of Oz dress is finished! Completed in time to wear it to the show tonight. It was a labour of love and certainly a one of a kind piece. Lillian got tonnes of attention including catching the eye of the stage manager who brought out the Director to meet Lillian and show off her dress.

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Gorgeous! You did an amazing job on this!

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Hi, I'm brand-new here and figured I should introduce myself. I'm Christine and have 4 kids - DD almost 12, DS almost 10, DD7 and DD2.5. We're taking our first family trip to Disney World in less than a month & are very excited about it. We surprised the kids with the trip for Christmas. The last time I was at Disney was over 20 years ago, so I'm sure a lot has changed.

I can't remember where it started, but during planning & research for the trip I followed a link here... and now I want to sew! I'm in awe of so many of the wonderful creations you all have made. I've been spending my time looking over past threads to see all the beautiful clothing. So I've picked up some fabric at JoAnn's, and ordered some on-line, and bought a half-dozed patterns from YCMT. So now I need to get busy & start sewing!

I'm not a sewing novice, but don't have a serger or embroidery machine. I've mostly done Halloween costumes for my kids and some clothing here & there.

Anyway, hello & thanks for the inspiration!
Welcome, and what fun to be planning your first major trip! I looknforward to seeing what you have planned to make!

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Here are some pictures of the Jaden t-shorts. I picked up the t-shirts for 99 cents at the Salvation Army and then I added in the remaining fabric. For next time I know to buy adult sized shirts so that they fit the pattern better. Then I will have to add in less fabric and I will have to do less piecing. I was able to whip these shorts up in about 20 minutes after I had them cut out. I really liked this pattern and I will definitely be making more. I can also see them in girly colors with girly t-shirts.






I'm going to bookmark that pattern for the future! Such a cute idea! I love them all, but the Style of the Yankees one is my favorite! I love all the other dresses you've done, too! You put us all to shame with how prolific you are!


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Just wanted to share what I did today, my friend is going to WDW in a couple of weeks and saw a saying she like on a shirt on etsy and asked it I could stitch one out for her. Here is my first attempt at putting a design on a shirt, I think it turned out pretty cute! I added a mickey head to the sleeve for the fun of it.

Love the sentiment! Cute idea!

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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.


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!
How great that you've gotten to visit both Tokyo and HK Disneylands! It's a goal of ours to get to all five of them. Three down so far for us! Any plans to go to DLP so you guys will have been to all of them (or did I miss it in your sig)?

Love the casserole carrier and lunch bags! BTW, how's your new machine research going?

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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.



Pretty!

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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 remember those from when the Disney Catalog sold lots more items for around the home than the online store does now. It was a three piece dinette set. What a great find!


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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.

Those are lovely! Good luck in the contest!


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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!
I don't have a Mulan idea for you, but did want to say Welcome to the fun!


Hi, Andrea and D! So nice to hear from both of you!


I haven't done any sewing this week because I've got credits for 5 photobooks that I need to use up before the end of January. Why do I always wait until the last minute on these things? Hopefully next week I'll get Valentine's shirts made for the kids.

In other news, My kids finally decided that they like their capes and masks, finally. They've worn them a lot this week. Phew!

Have a great weekend, everyone!
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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.
Your dresses look wonderful! I hope that they do very well in the contest. I definitely agree that the blue one is Cinderella inspired. How did you display the dresses? What did you put them on?

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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.
Hi and Welcome to the group! We love new members and we love to see pictures. I can't wait until you can post a picture of the Wendy nightgown. Some people have used this pattern:http://www.modkidboutique.com/Kyoko.html
for Mulan dresses. I've made other Modkids patterns before and I find them well written.

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I miss all of you lots and lots, but I will be the first to admit, once I fall behind here - it's very hard (and very intimidating to catch back up).
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Haha! I fell behind on your PTR when my husband was sick. I've been to intimidated to go and try to catch up. Your PTR moves faster than this thread does! I can't wait to see what you sew for yourself and your girls for this trip. I LOVED everything you made for your last trip. I remembered your Goofy dress for ages and it even got me to buy the Oliver + S Ice Cream dress pattern. I made it twice and I liked it. My second one came out looking a little bit like a nightgown though. I learned that you have to mix and match your fabric for that dress. I sent you a PM.


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I'm going to bookmark that pattern for the future! Such a cute idea! I love them all, but the Style of the Yankees one is my favorite! I love all the other dresses you've done, too! You put us all to shame with how prolific you are!

In other news, My kids finally decided that they like their capes and masks, finally. They've worn them a lot this week. Phew!

C.
Glad you liked the shorts. I went back to Salvation Army today and bought 6 more t-shirts to make into shorts. I learned that I really need to buy mens tees instead of kids so that there is more fabric to work with. The Yankees shorts were my favorite too. I found an Oriole's t-shirt today and I can't wait to make it into shorts.

I think I am more prolific because my kids are older so I have a little more free time. I don't have to bathe them or put them to bed. And after school, unless I am driving them from activity to activity, they do their own homework and fix their own snacks.

I am so happy for you that your kids ended up loving the capes! Can't wait to see your Valentine's Day shirts.
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Your dresses look wonderful! I hope that they do very well in the contest. I definitely agree that the blue one is Cinderella inspired. How did you display the dresses? What did you put them on?

I think I am more prolific because my kids are older so I have a little more free time. I don't have to bathe them or put them to bed. And after school, unless I am driving them from activity to activity, they do their own homework and fix their own snacks.
Believe it or not I put them over a lamp I own with a very wide shade in it. It has a beautiful shape and makes the dresses look perfect. I can't wait to see them on a real little girl next week.
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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.

What a fun way to have lunch at work.
I thought about using Insul-brite but I was trying to use up what was in my stash. I have quite a bit of scrap quilt batt so I decided to use the batting. I whipped out my Tiana placemat at lunch today and someone asked me if that's a pillowcase for my cutlery as I had it rolled up initially. I usually have lunch at my desk but the last few days I have been eating with other people as I was at a course.

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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.
Both of them look great!

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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!
Welcome! I was going to suggest the Kyoko from ModKids but I saw that Diane has recommended that pattern already!

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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/
I went to their website and I can't find information about what we can make for them. I am also concerned about the shipping cost as it may be prohibitive.

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I apologize that I haven't been around much... We have been sooo busy. I also apologize that I only went back the last two pages to "catch up"... I wish I had the time to go back further.

I miss all of you lots and lots, but I will be the first to admit, once I fall behind here - it's very hard (and very intimidating to catch back up).

The girls and I finally have another trip booked. We are super excited about it - which means I am sewing like crazy again. I am just praying that I have enough time over the next 7+ months to sew a new bag for each of us and maybe a couple of other fun things??? I am certain there will be lots of recycles from our last trip.

I love everything! I think you look so adorable in that safari hat though - it's so cute on you! I am glad you had a great trip.

And, of course, your Rosetta is amazing! I love all of the modifications you've done to it... I love making the Rosetta - it's been such a long time since I have made one, I am half tempted to make myself one for our trip.

I don't know why Rosettas are so hard to sell? I have seen some of the most adorable ones, and they just sit forever. But if you have someone requesting one - I would go for it.

I have lots of pictures of my own to post - it's been so long, I have no idea where I left off. So, maybe another day...

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Welcome back! Congrats on having another trip booked! I can't wait to see what you make for this trip!

That picture with Goofy was actually from 2011, before I had a haircut at Harmony Barber Shop. I had 12" of hair cut and donated it. I am hoping that I can do it again the next time we go to Disney World. I still need a couple more inches of hair before it is long enough.

The Rosetta is so much fun to make. I don't think I have actually made one according to the pattern! I just modify it to suit my needs. I think you SHOULD make one for yourself!

I can't wait to see pictures of the things you made!

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How great that you've gotten to visit both Tokyo and HK Disneylands! It's a goal of ours to get to all five of them. Three down so far for us! Any plans to go to DLP so you guys will have been to all of them (or did I miss it in your sig)?

Love the casserole carrier and lunch bags! BTW, how's your new machine research going?

I haven't done any sewing this week because I've got credits for 5 photobooks that I need to use up before the end of January. Why do I always wait until the last minute on these things? Hopefully next week I'll get Valentine's shirts made for the kids.

In other news, My kids finally decided that they like their capes and masks, finally. They've worn them a lot this week. Phew!

Have a great weekend, everyone!
Regards,
C.
We don't have any plans to go to DLP at this point, though it is possible that DH may go to a conference in Europe at some point and we can swing that. I only included the Disney trips that both DH and I went on together in my signature. The HK Disneyland trip wasn't planned. I was there (without DH) and had a day to spare, so I decided to go to HK Disneyland with my free day. One of the cool things there was getting to meet 4 princesses at the same time, as in all 4 of them were in the same picture with you. It was kind of funny as there were 2 English speaking princesses and 2 Cantonese/Mandarin speaking princesses. I guess they just figure out which princesses should interact with the guests based on which language they use to say hello to them . A lot of the attactions there run in 3 languages: English, Cantonese, and Mandarin, though I think you will miss things if you are monolingual.

I should call up a few places to get quotes on the embroidery machine. I am pretty sure that I want a Brother multi-needle machine. I just need to find out the price points and decide which one to get.

I hope you will have fun putting the photobooks together. I made photobooks from our last 2 trips and we liked having them as something to show pictures to our families. I am glad to hear that your kids warmed up to the capes and masks!
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Thank you all for the warm welcome and especially the pattern suggestions.

I forgot about the Modkids pattern. It is one I had been eyeing for a while and it just might do the trick. I have not made any of their patterns before, and I am glad to know that they are well written. I will check out the Simplicity pattern at Joanns tomorrow.

I gave my daughter her Wendy nightgown today for our movie night. She loved it!
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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.
Both dresses look great.
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Believe it or not I put them over a lamp I own with a very wide shade in it. It has a beautiful shape and makes the dresses look perfect. I can't wait to see them on a real little girl next week.
Brilliant idea!

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Welcome back! Congrats on having another trip booked! I can't wait to see what you make for this trip!

That picture with Goofy was actually from 2011, before I had a haircut at Harmony Barber Shop. I had 12" of hair cut and donated it. I am hoping that I can do it again the next time we go to Disney World. I still need a couple more inches of hair before it is long enough.

The Rosetta is so much fun to make. I don't think I have actually made one according to the pattern! I just modify it to suit my needs. I think you SHOULD make one for yourself!

I can't wait to see pictures of the things you made!
Ahhh got it... I thought the photo looked familliar... I still love that hat though!

I might just make myself a Rosetta for this next trip... Of course - it will be modified to the max.

OK - I came back to post my latest stuff - it's been a while, and I have no idea where I left off, so sorry if you've all seen them before.

This was a zip-wallet/lanyard combo set:


Then my Perfect Park Pak front:


Back:


Then a Jack Skellington UPB front... This was my first bag ever to be sold and shipped to Europe - which was pretty cool... It will be coming back to the US to go to WDW next month, it will also be doing a cross country trip to DL too.



Back:


Interior:


Remy UPB set... Love this one... I know some people really love or hate pink - but this bag just had to be pink.



Interior:



Then, for my oldest dd for Christmas... I've been working on another pattern, actually two patterns for a DSLR camera bag.

The first pattern is for the insert, which is designed to be removed from the bag, and used in other bags. The shape of it is designed to nest exactly insde the DSLR bag (which doesn't have an official name yet) :



Then the DSLR bag itself - my oldest dd is a teen, so no Disney theme for her.



Under the flap:



Interior:



Daisy UPB set (sorry for the bad lighting on these) :



Interior:



Tigger UPB set (bad lighting here too) :



Then last November - right before Thanksgiving, I did a Crazy Days auction on my Facebook page... I worked on these bags in my spare time for several months...













Then, I have also starting doing custom DSLR camera straps - I really like these a lot.



Oh and one last thing... My youngest 13 y/o dd (V) wants to eat at CRT for our upcoming trip - it is something we have never done, because it is sooo expensive. I made a deal with her, that if she is able to earn half the cost of the meal, I will book it for her. So, she has starting making custom pin trading lanyards to sell, and she is doing quite well... She chooses all the fabric and themes. She has even managed to get a few orders out of it, I am very proud of her for coming up with a way to earn $$ and help out. So, these are her lanyards:



I think that is about all... Sorry there was so much to post - and again, for those of you that follow my PTR, sorry for the duplicate posts and pictures.

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D you know I love all your stuff Miss C loves Vs lanyards.
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I went to their website and I can't find information about what we can make for them. I am also concerned about the shipping cost as it may be prohibitive.


They need more sleep bags. We can mail them to a US address and they will bring them over with them when they go. I will contact them to get all the info if people are interested. I am also going to make some to bring with me when I go to leave at the orphanage.

I should call up a few places to get quotes on the embroidery machine. I am pretty sure that I want a Brother multi-needle machine. I just need to find out the price points and decide which one to get.
good luck with getting a embroidery machine you love. Someday I will get one or juts get the pieces to the one my aunt lent me so I can use it.
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I love reading through this thread to see what everyone has been working on. What an amazing and creative group! I don't often comment on what is posted but I am always so inspired by everyone's work.

Here's what I've been working on lately. These are gifts for a co-worker who just had her second child (a boy). I usually try to do something for any older children in the family as well as for the new baby. In this family, there is also a 2.5 year old girl who loves Tangled so that was the theme I went with.

First for the big sister:





and then navy pinwhale corduroy overalls for the new baby brother:





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Brilliant idea!



Ahhh got it... I thought the photo looked familliar... I still love that hat though!

I might just make myself a Rosetta for this next trip... Of course - it will be modified to the max.

OK - I came back to post my latest stuff - it's been a while, and I have no idea where I left off, so sorry if you've all seen them before.

This was a zip-wallet/lanyard combo set:


Then my Perfect Park Pak front:


Back:


Then a Jack Skellington UPB front... This was my first bag ever to be sold and shipped to Europe - which was pretty cool... It will be coming back to the US to go to WDW next month, it will also be doing a cross country trip to DL too.



Back:


Interior:


Remy UPB set... Love this one... I know some people really love or hate pink - but this bag just had to be pink.



Interior:



Then, for my oldest dd for Christmas... I've been working on another pattern, actually two patterns for a DSLR camera bag.

The first pattern is for the insert, which is designed to be removed from the bag, and used in other bags. The shape of it is designed to nest exactly insde the DSLR bag (which doesn't have an official name yet) :



Then the DSLR bag itself - my oldest dd is a teen, so no Disney theme for her.



Under the flap:



Interior:



Daisy UPB set (sorry for the bad lighting on these) :



Interior:



Tigger UPB set (bad lighting here too) :



Then last November - right before Thanksgiving, I did a Crazy Days auction on my Facebook page... I worked on these bags in my spare time for several months...













Then, I have also starting doing custom DSLR camera straps - I really like these a lot.



Oh and one last thing... My youngest 13 y/o dd (V) wants to eat at CRT for our upcoming trip - it is something we have never done, because it is sooo expensive. I made a deal with her, that if she is able to earn half the cost of the meal, I will book it for her. So, she has starting making custom pin trading lanyards to sell, and she is doing quite well... She chooses all the fabric and themes. She has even managed to get a few orders out of it, I am very proud of her for coming up with a way to earn $$ and help out. So, these are her lanyards:



I think that is about all... Sorry there was so much to post - and again, for those of you that follow my PTR, sorry for the duplicate posts and pictures.

D~
As always your work is stunning and I know I have said it before, but I can't believe you do all the applique by hand. I love all of them but Goofy and Tigger ones are my favorite.
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Hello Ladies! Remember how I cleaned my sewing space so I could get started sewing again for the new year? Well -- it got delayed. Even though I had a flu shot all it took was one day of going to work to get the flu. And I have now passed it on to my son who refused his flu shot so I worry his will last longer. I'm on day 5 and am felling much better, so last night I finally got into my sewing *room* and started dd's dog jeans. I really hope to finish them for school tomorrow, though I now think I'm keeping both kids home. DS needs to be fever free for 24 hours (and grrr as dh didn't take his temp before tylenol this am) and I am not sending dd until he is cleared and she likewise needs to remain fine. Anyway, I'm really looking forward to getting these jeans done b/c once I get in the swing of sewing again it usually inspires me to keep it up.

I was worried I'd get back on here and be pages behind again, but I see it's been quiet. I think too many people have vanished to FB


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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!!!!
You may be right! I have oodles of old t-shirts lying around too to repurpose.Next sale they have I shall purchase it. I may try a pair for summer jammies using the easy fits pattern -- but for wearable shorts I don't think ds would like the easy fits.

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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.
Very pretty and that really is a Cindy blue. I have a lampshade I have used for full skirts in the past too What contest are you entering?

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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!
The mod kids pattern is great and there are two patterns on YCMT that would work too. I think one is called the Miss Mary but you would have to design your own sash. You may want to look in the photobucket account and see if any are posted.

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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/
I don't see a section for sewing, but don't forget about the pillow cases for GKTW as well.

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I apologize that I haven't been around much... We have been sooo busy. I also apologize that I only went back the last two pages to "catch up"... I wish I had the time to go back further.

I miss all of you lots and lots, but I will be the first to admit, once I fall behind here - it's very hard (and very intimidating to catch back up).

The girls and I finally have another trip booked. We are super excited about it - which means I am sewing like crazy again. I am just praying that I have enough time over the next 7+ months to sew a new bag for each of us and maybe a couple of other fun things??? I am certain there will be lots of recycles from our last trip.

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Hi D! I haven't been around much either and was thinking of you and that I need to get over to your ptr and see what is up with you. But I know I would be hopelessly behind over there too! I miss seeing your bags so am glad you posted over here. Are you doing a summer trip???? 7 months sounds like summer to me.

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I haven't done any sewing this week because I've got credits for 5 photobooks that I need to use up before the end of January. Why do I always wait until the last minute on these things? Hopefully next week I'll get Valentine's shirts made for the kids.

In other news, My kids finally decided that they like their capes and masks, finally. They've worn them a lot this week. Phew!

Have a great weekend, everyone!
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I think I am more prolific because my kids are older so I have a little more free time. I don't have to bathe them or put them to bed. And after school, unless I am driving them from activity to activity, they do their own homework and fix their own snacks.
My kids are slowly working there way to the stage of yours. They will often get their own snacks and they shower on their own. DS picks out his own clothes (though about once a month I wish he didn't ) but I spend over two hours a day in the car driving them. It is honestly easier for me on days when there is no school!

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OK - I came back to post my latest stuff - it's been a while, and I have no idea where I left off, so sorry if you've all seen them before.


Then, for my oldest dd for Christmas... I've been working on another pattern, actually two patterns for a DSLR camera bag.

The first pattern is for the insert, which is designed to be removed from the bag, and used in other bags. The shape of it is designed to nest exactly insde the DSLR bag (which doesn't have an official name yet) :



Then the DSLR bag itself - my oldest dd is a teen, so no Disney theme for her.



Under the flap:



Interior:



Daisy UPB set (sorry for the bad lighting on these) :




Tigger UPB set (bad lighting here too) :



Then last November - right before Thanksgiving, I did a Crazy Days auction on my Facebook page... I worked on these bags in my spare time for several months...



Then, I have also starting doing custom DSLR camera straps - I really like these a lot.



Oh and one last thing... My youngest 13 y/o dd (V) wants to eat at CRT for our upcoming trip - it is something we have never done, because it is sooo expensive. I made a deal with her, that if she is able to earn half the cost of the meal, I will book it for her. So, she has starting making custom pin trading lanyards to sell, and she is doing quite well... She chooses all the fabric and themes. She has even managed to get a few orders out of it, I am very proud of her for coming up with a way to earn $$ and help out. So, these are her lanyards:



I think that is about all... Sorry there was so much to post - and again, for those of you that follow my PTR, sorry for the duplicate posts and pictures.

D~
See how behind I am -- I have only seen one of those bags! The camera bag looks great and I love you camera straps. Your stitching is just awesome -- I really need an old machine. I just have no place to put one, but maybe someday.

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I love reading through this thread to see what everyone has been working on. What an amazing and creative group! I don't often comment on what is posted but I am always so inspired by everyone's work.

Here's what I've been working on lately. These are gifts for a co-worker who just had her second child (a boy). I usually try to do something for any older children in the family as well as for the new baby. In this family, there is also a 2.5 year old girl who loves Tangled so that was the theme I went with.

First for the big sister:





and then navy pinwhale corduroy overalls for the new baby brother:





Judy
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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!!
She let me test the Jasmine cameo..it stitches out beautifully. Now I have to find material to use it on!!
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