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Old 01-30-2013, 05:32 PM   #2566
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Come on D -- you could squeeze into that!
Pfft... Maybe like - ahem - 29 years ago...

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Thanks! As soon as I saw the dress, I immediately thought of Mike. The green straps were jus the right color.
Yah - that is the perfect Mike dress imo.

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key fobs/pocket purses - longwaitforisabella.com (lanyard and key fob pattern). The Lanyards and Goofy have not yet been finished, and there's also another Tigger pocket purse in the works for DS. I am making 2 for DD and DS each, Red Minnie-inspired for me, Goofy for DH.


I also bought a two-zip hipster pattern on Etsy from Erin Erickson . I have material cut out for a vintage-inspired Mickey/Minnie hipster for our trip using the same pattern. I love how this turned out! Thank you to D~ for the inspiration to try out a hipster, your bags are awesome!!!


Thanks for viewing!
I love everything - the Jessie outfit is adorable! And you did a great job on the other items, as well.

Your hipster turned out awesome! I have never used that pattern before - I know that it's very similar to mine, but I think the size is a bit different? I know that many are very happy with the results from that pattern though, and yours looks wonderful.

Oh - and I am also a HUGE Oliver & S fan - IMO just the best patterns out there. I just wish they had more boy options... Specifically more baby boy options, since I have a new nephew coming and I am dying to wrap him in some O&S love!

Did you realize that we live so close to eachother? I am about 30 minutes from St. Paul. We should do a Dismeet sometime.

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I agree that the water bottle holders are so cute ! I also love the infant pants.

Such cute clothes and great bought dresses. Totally Disney inspired.

I'm supposed to be making my DD some collars but I have been cleaning up he house to sell instead. I am being commissioned to buy some fabric today and start on a new dress in a size 5 for my neighbors grand-daughter for her birthday. She says she loves Tinkerbell and her grandfather says she is all about the princesses so I can have fun with it. I am thinking I will use this pattern...



but torn between that one and this one...



both using this fabric



Any opinions ? I wish they had a pattern sale going on right now ! And I really should be cleaning out my house more. maybe I'll cut on Friday so I can cut out my fabric for the RTW contest too.
Personally - I love, love love that first dress - it's adorable!

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Here are a few things I've made this week:


These are purchased dresses and I added the appliques:
Great job on everything. I like the outfits - they remind me that maybe one of these days warmer weather will come!

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Thanks for all the responses. I did clean the bobbin area out, but it still is happening. It only happens when I embroider, not when I sew. I may try some of the canned air. Also, I joined the facebook group for brother embroidery machines so I'm going to post over there, too!

Thanks again!
I hope you can get it sorted out. It must be frustrating to have it not working.

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I'm supposed to be making my DD some collars but I have been cleaning up he house to sell instead. I am being commissioned to buy some fabric today and start on a new dress in a size 5 for my neighbors grand-daughter for her birthday. She says she loves Tinkerbell and her grandfather says she is all about the princesses so I can have fun with it. I am thinking I will use this pattern...



but torn between that one and this one...



both using this fabric



Any opinions ? I wish they had a pattern sale going on right now ! And I really should be cleaning out my house more. maybe I'll cut on Friday so I can cut out my fabric for the RTW contest too.
I like the second dress better, but I am sure both of them will work!

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I haven't posted anything in a long while, but I lurk here pretty much daily. I love so many things that it is hard to keep up!

OK, so here are a few creations from (gasp) last Fall I thought I share. I've been working on other things since, but haven't taken the pictures which would then have to be loaded to my work PC (home is SO slow) and then posted. It a process... so I lurk and enjoy most of the time.

Oliver + S Ruffle Halter (free pattern) - Jessie Cowgirl
I also love the popover dress pattern
Shorts - Once Upon A Child/Target Mossimo
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Modeled by DD (she was a size 5 when this was taken, made it in size 6 for October trip):


Also bought a super cute coordinating Jessie Cowgirl hair clip from MaddieBsBoutique on Etsy.

Stitch shirt for DS - hand-appliqued (this picture is pre-sewn, but it turned out well and DS loves it)


key fobs/pocket purses - longwaitforisabella.com (lanyard and key fob pattern). The Lanyards and Goofy have not yet been finished, and there's also another Tigger pocket purse in the works for DS. I am making 2 for DD and DS each, Red Minnie-inspired for me, Goofy for DH.


I also bought a two-zip hipster pattern on Etsy from Erin Erickson . I have material cut out for a vintage-inspired Mickey/Minnie hipster for our trip using the same pattern. I love how this turned out! Thank you to D~ for the inspiration to try out a hipster, your bags are awesome!!!


Thanks for viewing!
Great job on everything you have made. The Jessie top looks fab! The pocket purses look like a great idea too. I can't wait to see your Mickey/Minnie hipster!
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I KNOW! The ruffles made me made a little mad when I finished, but I bought the fabric at a Hobby Lobby in Iowa when visiting my ILs over 2 different trips, and didn't want to start over again. The top ruffle is too short IMO. But eh, DD doesn't even notice! I wish I had a serger. I often send projects off to my DM in MI just to get that finished edge. My cow print kind of hides it/makes it less unsightly, that and I just pretend it adds rustic charm too.




I like to torture myself. I used to hand applique onesies for DD too, and now I have started a Goofy TShirt hand applique for DH now. I sit with it for days and days, something to unwind with after work.
I saw on Sewingpatternreview.com where somebody covered the unfinished edge of the ruffle with ribbon. That looked very nice. If I didn't have a serger, I think I would have done that. I am very impressed with all the hand applique work that I see. I don't have the skill for that!

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Great job on everything. I like the outfits - they remind me that maybe one of these days warmer weather will come!
I felt like that last week. But yesterday and today was quite warm here. A bit over 70 degrees today. But tomorrow will be back down to 30. Anyhow, I am trying to get in a lot of sewing now because I know that our spring is going to get very busy with all the bat mitzvah stuff. It is like having a large wedding. All the details are a bit overwhelming.
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Did you realize that we live so close to eachother? I am about 30 minutes from St. Paul. We should do a Dismeet sometime.

D~
I must confess since I am a serial lurker, I did notice you live nearby from an old comment about the MOA... I work in the office bldg near MOA off Killebrew, live a few minutes E of StP technically, but thought StP would be vague enough, ha ha. I'm still adjusting to putting myself "out there" when online, and I just forget to take pics a post them - but love to come on disboutiquers for inspiration.

We should plan a Dismeet sometime... once the weather warms up a bit - SHEESH!
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Thank you everyone for the comments. I went with the pink image one with the full skirt. I went to buy the Tink fabric and the quality of the batch they had was really dismal. It was very see through and I just couldn't go through with buying it. I ended up buying blue Cinderella fabric, she liked my blue one best anyways, and am going to use plain light blue for the skirt with 3 or 3 over-layers of tulle to match Cindy's dress and a bit of pink tulle peeking out from under.



Someday I'll buy a pattern I have to print out. I don't have a working printer to print it out on plus I already owned the pattern I am using.

I really like the ruffled top and the pocket purses. Very handy to have one of those.
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I must confess since I am a serial lurker, I did notice you live nearby from an old comment about the MOA... I work in the office bldg near MOA off Killebrew, live a few minutes E of StP technically, but thought StP would be vague enough, ha ha. I'm still adjusting to putting myself "out there" when online, and I just forget to take pics a post them - but love to come on disboutiquers for inspiration.

We should plan a Dismeet sometime... once the weather warms up a bit - SHEESH!
Totally understand.

Well, I will be at the MOA tomorrow morning to deliver my latest bag...

And I agree - it needs to warm up soon... Just ONE more month for the worst of it - I think I can, I think I can...

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Thank you everyone for the comments. I went with the pink image one with the full skirt. I went to buy the Tink fabric and the quality of the batch they had was really dismal. It was very see through and I just couldn't go through with buying it. I ended up buying blue Cinderella fabric, she liked my blue one best anyways, and am going to use plain light blue for the skirt with 3 or 3 over-layers of tulle to match Cindy's dress and a bit of pink tulle peeking out from under.


Cute! Can't wait to see what you come up with. You motivated me to go home last night and take more pictures - in doing that I discovered I had made a top out of a different Tink fabric - I think now that I bought it at Hancock and the one you posted earlier I know I have seen, and you are right, it's more flimsy/see-through.

Here's the Tink tunic-length top I made DD (sorry for the blurring iPhone picture) - yes, I made her model it for me too. I think I made it a smidge longer if I remember correctly too. She has another top of the same pattern and I wanted this one a bit longer - hits at her hips. I have been making korker hair bows lately too, she's no impressed with them and yanks them out immediately!



This is a PDF top pattern - super easy with adjustable sizes. I used it to make a similar top made as my first sewing project - that has since turned into a skirt since I flipped the length/width.
Etsy shop: toosweetspatterns - sugar ruffle tank

Here's another painful outfit. DM did the Minnie head embroidery on the shirt (Minnie head from Frou Frou by Heather Sue). Skirt: no pattern, just winged it with an idea in my head and some coaching from DM on how to attache the ruffles. I re-purposed a jeans skirt I bought 2nd hand. The jean was stretchy and it "resized" a little after I had the ruffles ready to attach, and now puckers in the back since the ruffles ended up shorter, but exactly what I measured? GAH! I am NOT redoing it, I had like 5 failed attempts at attaching the ruffles, so it's good enough. This will be DD's AK outfit, maybe something to wear this summer too. I got the shoes for a steal on Zulilly - cute, but I don't think they look comfortable.



And lastly, my not-so-great attempt at water bottle carriers. I had some extra InsulBrite laying around from another project, so I thought I'd give it ago after finding the tutorial that was posted here about a month ago. The bottles are DH's 24 oz Mt Dew, so larger than what I would probably carry around.

DS's bottle carrier is made Star Wars fabric from Joann. He LOVES this fabric, more importantly note the AT-AT detail. DS is obsessed with anything Star Wars lately, particularly AT-ATs, so he was really geeked about this and offered consultation in the design and what to have shown (Death Star on the inside, AT-AT on the outside, Wing Fighter on the bottom). He has since sat there and just studied the bottle carrier.

I made myself a Minnie-inspired bottle carrier with some left-over fabric from my stash. The inside is black with white polka dots. I hand-quilted that thing, what a pain, just don't know how to machine quilt a pattern and my attempt failed. It's a cute swirly rose stitch pattern though. Now having these finished, I wished I would have seen PrincessMom4's design first!



IF I make a bottle carrier for DH, I guess I'll need to make it taller too for those 24 oz Mt Dew bottles.

Thanks for bearing with me and all my project posts. It freezing outside in MN, work is slow lately, and I'm busy dreaming about FL and my sewing projects to come.
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Nothing like winging it with stuff (pattern) on hand. I'm not a huge Tinkle fan, so I like the Cindy fabric better anyway!

I first thought the quilting was hidden mickeys. Kudos for hand quilting. I thought I was the only one still doing that.
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Cute! Can't wait to see what you come up with. You motivated me to go home last night and take more pictures - in doing that I discovered I had made a top out of a different Tink fabric - I think now that I bought it at Hancock and the one you posted earlier I know I have seen, and you are right, it's more flimsy/see-through.

Here's the Tink tunic-length top I made DD (sorry for the blurring iPhone picture) - yes, I made her model it for me too. I think I made it a smidge longer if I remember correctly too. She has another top of the same pattern and I wanted this one a bit longer - hits at her hips. I have been making korker hair bows lately too, she's no impressed with them and yanks them out immediately!



This is a PDF top pattern - super easy with adjustable sizes. I used it to make a similar top made as my first sewing project - that has since turned into a skirt since I flipped the length/width.
Etsy shop: toosweetspatterns - sugar ruffle tank

Here's another painful outfit. DM did the Minnie head embroidery on the shirt (Minnie head from Frou Frou by Heather Sue). Skirt: no pattern, just winged it with an idea in my head and some coaching from DM on how to attache the ruffles. I re-purposed a jeans skirt I bought 2nd hand. The jean was stretchy and it "resized" a little after I had the ruffles ready to attach, and now puckers in the back since the ruffles ended up shorter, but exactly what I measured? GAH! I am NOT redoing it, I had like 5 failed attempts at attaching the ruffles, so it's good enough. This will be DD's AK outfit, maybe something to wear this summer too. I got the shoes for a steal on Zulilly - cute, but I don't think they look comfortable.



And lastly, my not-so-great attempt at water bottle carriers. I had some extra InsulBrite laying around from another project, so I thought I'd give it ago after finding the tutorial that was posted here about a month ago. The bottles are DH's 24 oz Mt Dew, so larger than what I would probably carry around.

DS's bottle carrier is made Star Wars fabric from Joann. He LOVES this fabric, more importantly note the AT-AT detail. DS is obsessed with anything Star Wars lately, particularly AT-ATs, so he was really geeked about this and offered consultation in the design and what to have shown (Death Star on the inside, AT-AT on the outside, Wing Fighter on the bottom). He has since sat there and just studied the bottle carrier.

I made myself a Minnie-inspired bottle carrier with some left-over fabric from my stash. The inside is black with white polka dots. I hand-quilted that thing, what a pain, just don't know how to machine quilt a pattern and my attempt failed. It's a cute swirly rose stitch pattern though. Now having these finished, I wished I would have seen PrincessMom4's design first!



IF I make a bottle carrier for DH, I guess I'll need to make it taller too for those 24 oz Mt Dew bottles.

Thanks for bearing with me and all my project posts. It freezing outside in MN, work is slow lately, and I'm busy dreaming about FL and my sewing projects to come.
I like the ruffle dress, that Tink fabric is very cute. The quality of all the new Disney fabric has really gone downhill in the 9 months I have been sewing. I am disappointed. I like the ruffle on the skirt too. Cute but sorry about it stretching. I never measure my ruffles. I guesstimate and then just gather to fit. I cut strips of fabric and sew them together, never paying attention to the length. The water bottle holders look great. My DS would love the star wars one too. I don't remember that fabric, I'll have to look for it.

After much self torture on what dress to do, I don't like how the pattern I post pieces off the top into so many sections so I am going to change it and put the pieces together so I am not cutting Cindy up so much and it is prettier. I hope it works ! I will put the pattern together and then cut out the fabric. I really like the long waist look this dress has and couldn't find that same look in any of my other patterns so I think I will stay with this. I am going to cut out two patterns and see which I like better when placing them on Cindy. I think I might have enough fabric to make a doll dress too. I wonder if her grandpa knows what size doll is her favorite one ?
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I felt like that last week. But yesterday and today was quite warm here. A bit over 70 degrees today. But tomorrow will be back down to 30. Anyhow, I am trying to get in a lot of sewing now because I know that our spring is going to get very busy with all the bat mitzvah stuff. It is like having a large wedding. All the details are a bit overwhelming.
We had a couple of cold days but thankfully it has warmed up quite a bit today. I think it was above freezing by the time I left work this afternoon.

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Thank you everyone for the comments. I went with the pink image one with the full skirt. I went to buy the Tink fabric and the quality of the batch they had was really dismal. It was very see through and I just couldn't go through with buying it. I ended up buying blue Cinderella fabric, she liked my blue one best anyways, and am going to use plain light blue for the skirt with 3 or 3 over-layers of tulle to match Cindy's dress and a bit of pink tulle peeking out from under.



Someday I'll buy a pattern I have to print out. I don't have a working printer to print it out on plus I already owned the pattern I am using.
It's too bad that the fabric quality has gone down hill. I think the new material choice looks great. I can't wait to see the finished product!

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Well, I will be at the MOA tomorrow morning to deliver my latest bag...

And I agree - it needs to warm up soon... Just ONE more month for the worst of it - I think I can, I think I can...

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Your post just reminded me of our meet back in the fall. It was so much fun to see you in real life! Hopefully one of these days I can do more Dismeets.

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Cute! Can't wait to see what you come up with. You motivated me to go home last night and take more pictures - in doing that I discovered I had made a top out of a different Tink fabric - I think now that I bought it at Hancock and the one you posted earlier I know I have seen, and you are right, it's more flimsy/see-through.

Here's the Tink tunic-length top I made DD (sorry for the blurring iPhone picture) - yes, I made her model it for me too. I think I made it a smidge longer if I remember correctly too. She has another top of the same pattern and I wanted this one a bit longer - hits at her hips. I have been making korker hair bows lately too, she's no impressed with them and yanks them out immediately!



This is a PDF top pattern - super easy with adjustable sizes. I used it to make a similar top made as my first sewing project - that has since turned into a skirt since I flipped the length/width.
Etsy shop: toosweetspatterns - sugar ruffle tank

Here's another painful outfit. DM did the Minnie head embroidery on the shirt (Minnie head from Frou Frou by Heather Sue). Skirt: no pattern, just winged it with an idea in my head and some coaching from DM on how to attache the ruffles. I re-purposed a jeans skirt I bought 2nd hand. The jean was stretchy and it "resized" a little after I had the ruffles ready to attach, and now puckers in the back since the ruffles ended up shorter, but exactly what I measured? GAH! I am NOT redoing it, I had like 5 failed attempts at attaching the ruffles, so it's good enough. This will be DD's AK outfit, maybe something to wear this summer too. I got the shoes for a steal on Zulilly - cute, but I don't think they look comfortable.



And lastly, my not-so-great attempt at water bottle carriers. I had some extra InsulBrite laying around from another project, so I thought I'd give it ago after finding the tutorial that was posted here about a month ago. The bottles are DH's 24 oz Mt Dew, so larger than what I would probably carry around.

DS's bottle carrier is made Star Wars fabric from Joann. He LOVES this fabric, more importantly note the AT-AT detail. DS is obsessed with anything Star Wars lately, particularly AT-ATs, so he was really geeked about this and offered consultation in the design and what to have shown (Death Star on the inside, AT-AT on the outside, Wing Fighter on the bottom). He has since sat there and just studied the bottle carrier.

I made myself a Minnie-inspired bottle carrier with some left-over fabric from my stash. The inside is black with white polka dots. I hand-quilted that thing, what a pain, just don't know how to machine quilt a pattern and my attempt failed. It's a cute swirly rose stitch pattern though. Now having these finished, I wished I would have seen PrincessMom4's design first!



IF I make a bottle carrier for DH, I guess I'll need to make it taller too for those 24 oz Mt Dew bottles.

Thanks for bearing with me and all my project posts. It freezing outside in MN, work is slow lately, and I'm busy dreaming about FL and my sewing projects to come.
Great job on the outfits, even though the skirt caused so much trouble! The bottle carriers look great. I am glad that your DS likes his bottle carrier. You did a nice job on the hand quilting.

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I wish I could quilt by hand. Unfortunately my carpal tunnel problems prevents me from doing much stitching by hand - I had to give up cross stitching about 10 years ago. Actually now that I don't have to write much anymore, maybe I can give it a try again.
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Where did you purchase it from? Did you buy any extras (thread, hoops, etc)? How long til you get it?

It's so exciting getting something new.

I really should be spending any extra money on improvements on the house. Still need to finish the upstairs bathroom. Good news, I no longer have a toilet in my living room. I gave it to my mom and dad since I didn't really care for the height of the toilet (same one was installed in the daycare). Couldn't return it since the cat destroyed the box it was in.
Sorry I didn't get back to you sooner, I got it on Overstock.com. It just arrived tonight. It is still in the box. I will un-box it tomorrow and read the manual. I got a 12 pack of thread and some sulky stabilizer. The thread arrived last night and I am still waiting on the stabilizer.
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Oliver + S Ruffle Halter (free pattern) - Jessie Cowgirl
I also love the popover dress pattern
Shorts - Once Upon A Child/Target Mossimo

Modeled by DD (she was a size 5 when this was taken, made it in size 6 for October trip):


Also bought a super cute coordinating Jessie Cowgirl hair clip from MaddieBsBoutique on Etsy.

Stitch shirt for DS - hand-appliqued (this picture is pre-sewn, but it turned out well and DS loves it)


key fobs/pocket purses - longwaitforisabella.com (lanyard and key fob pattern). The Lanyards and Goofy have not yet been finished, and there's also another Tigger pocket purse in the works for DS. I am making 2 for DD and DS each, Red Minnie-inspired for me, Goofy for DH.

I also bought a two-zip hipster pattern on Etsy from Erin Erickson . I have material cut out for a vintage-inspired Mickey/Minnie hipster for our trip using the same pattern. I love how this turned out! Thank you to D~ for the inspiration to try out a hipster, your bags are awesome!!!


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Great job on the Jessie top as well as the Stitch shirt! Your dd is adorable!

Your hipster turned out super. You have lots of talent. Thanks for sharing. (and I love the vintage Mickey fabrics I've seen...I think it would make an awesome bag.)

Oh, and just to give credit where it's due, I was not the one who made the Mickey shirts/chevron patterned things, I just quoted them. The real talent behind those was GOTEAMWOOD. She's very good!

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Here's the Tink tunic-length top I made DD (sorry for the blurring iPhone picture) - yes, I made her model it for me too. I think I made it a smidge longer if I remember correctly too. She has another top of the same pattern and I wanted this one a bit longer - hits at her hips. I have been making korker hair bows lately too, she's no impressed with them and yanks them out immediately!



This is a PDF top pattern - super easy with adjustable sizes. I used it to make a similar top made as my first sewing project - that has since turned into a skirt since I flipped the length/width.
Etsy shop: toosweetspatterns - sugar ruffle tank

Here's another painful outfit. DM did the Minnie head embroidery on the shirt (Minnie head from Frou Frou by Heather Sue). Skirt: no pattern, just winged it with an idea in my head and some coaching from DM on how to attache the ruffles. I re-purposed a jeans skirt I bought 2nd hand. The jean was stretchy and it "resized" a little after I had the ruffles ready to attach, and now puckers in the back since the ruffles ended up shorter, but exactly what I measured? GAH! I am NOT redoing it, I had like 5 failed attempts at attaching the ruffles, so it's good enough. This will be DD's AK outfit, maybe something to wear this summer too. I got the shoes for a steal on Zulilly - cute, but I don't think they look comfortable.



And lastly, my not-so-great attempt at water bottle carriers. I had some extra InsulBrite laying around from another project, so I thought I'd give it ago after finding the tutorial that was posted here about a month ago. The bottles are DH's 24 oz Mt Dew, so larger than what I would probably carry around.

DS's bottle carrier is made Star Wars fabric from Joann. He LOVES this fabric, more importantly note the AT-AT detail. DS is obsessed with anything Star Wars lately, particularly AT-ATs, so he was really geeked about this and offered consultation in the design and what to have shown (Death Star on the inside, AT-AT on the outside, Wing Fighter on the bottom). He has since sat there and just studied the bottle carrier.

I made myself a Minnie-inspired bottle carrier with some left-over fabric from my stash. The inside is black with white polka dots. I hand-quilted that thing, what a pain, just don't know how to machine quilt a pattern and my attempt failed. It's a cute swirly rose stitch pattern though. Now having these finished, I wished I would have seen PrincessMom4's design first!



IF I make a bottle carrier for DH, I guess I'll need to make it taller too for those 24 oz Mt Dew bottles.

Thanks for bearing with me and all my project posts. It freezing outside in MN, work is slow lately, and I'm busy dreaming about FL and my sewing projects to come.
We love to see all your projects! Keep them coming. Love the Tink top and the denim/ruffled skirt outfit. It looks fine to me. And I think it was clever of you to make a skirt when you cut a top out wrong. Way to think outside the box.

There are lots of ways to do water bottle holders and I think yours are cute too. Great fabric choices! And don't ever apologize for hand quilting!!! That's a real skill.

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I like the ruffle dress, that Tink fabric is very cute. The quality of all the new Disney fabric has really gone downhill in the 9 months I have been sewing. I am disappointed. I like the ruffle on the skirt too. Cute but sorry about it stretching. I never measure my ruffles. I guesstimate and then just gather to fit. I cut strips of fabric and sew them together, never paying attention to the length. The water bottle holders look great. My DS would love the star wars one too. I don't remember that fabric, I'll have to look for it.

After much self torture on what dress to do, I don't like how the pattern I post pieces off the top into so many sections so I am going to change it and put the pieces together so I am not cutting Cindy up so much and it is prettier. I hope it works ! I will put the pattern together and then cut out the fabric. I really like the long waist look this dress has and couldn't find that same look in any of my other patterns so I think I will stay with this. I am going to cut out two patterns and see which I like better when placing them on Cindy. I think I might have enough fabric to make a doll dress too. I wonder if her grandpa knows what size doll is her favorite one ?
Glad you decided which dress and got the fabric. Piecing the pattern together before cutting it out is a good solution to making the top look the way you'd like.

Isn't the party this weekend? That doesn't give you much time to get it done. I would be going crazy!!

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Sorry I didn't get back to you sooner, I got it on Overstock.com. It just arrived tonight. It is still in the box. I will un-box it tomorrow and read the manual. I got a 12 pack of thread and some sulky stabilizer. The thread arrived last night and I am still waiting on the stabilizer.
How fun! Hope you can spend the weekend playing with it!
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I've been at an educational conference for the past 3 days and I'm trying to catch up here. Everything looks great.
The conference was in Orlando but unfortunately there was no time to visit the parks. We did have dinner and did some shopping in Downtown Disney one evening. My co-worker had never been to Downtown and was so amazed at everything, she was like a kid in a candy store.
Have a great day everyone.
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Nothing like winging it with stuff (pattern) on hand. I'm not a huge Tinkle fan, so I like the Cindy fabric better anyway!

I first thought the quilting was hidden mickeys. Kudos for hand quilting. I thought I was the only one still doing that.
I just have to say I read you post last night and it made me giggle. "Tinkle" Tee Hee. I personally perfer Cinderella over Tink too - DD calls her "my princess" I can't wait to see how the dress runs out pyrxtc! I have a Cinderella inspired dress in the works for DD too - but not cut out yet. I am using New Look 6137 because I thought the pattern looked easy. Tried it out on a Belle-inspired dress, and not so easy - the bodice is a bit complicated. Hope you have better luck!

Quilted Mickeys would have been way cute! I was thinking of BoG when I picked it, so I was Belle-inspired when I made it.

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Oh, and just to give credit where it's due, I was not the one who made the Mickey shirts/chevron patterned things, I just quoted them. The real talent behind those was GOTEAMWOOD. She's very good!
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