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Old 04-22-2013, 10:53 PM   #3556
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This thread got me started on sewing. My mom bought a Laura Ashley brother machine about 8 months ago. We have loved having it and I have 19 shirts for our upcoming trip (will hopefully get a pic tomorrow). Well last weekend we went to a 2 day sewing event at our local store and mom bought a 10 Needle brother embroidery machine!!!! I can't believe she got it, that things huge but very nice. They had to order it as they only had one and someone else had purchased it. I can't wait to get it and play. Luckily the ladies are great and lessons come with each machine you buy. We are keeping the other machine too, plus she has an old singer sewing machine. We are moving all out stuff to a bigger room in her house!
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I hope you have a great time at your Dad's house and that you get a lot of sewing done. Hooray for being able to pay of your DVC and your vehicle! How wonderful!


I use an embroidery machine for my appliques. I LOVE mine! I have a Brother Innovis 4000d. A lot of people do hand appliques on their machine. It is on my bucket list of things to learn how to do but I haven't gotten to it yet. I am hopeful that I will get some time this summer to work on learning. On the first page of this discussion you will find a link to a wonderful hand applique tutorial.


Did you use a tutorial for your t-shirt throw? I am going to try to make one out of some of my dd's old t-shirts. I am hoping to work on it this summer while she is at camp and then I can give it to her as a surprise when she gets home. I can't wait to see your first hand applique.


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Beautiful dress and coat. She will be so adorable for her first birthday photos. I love the dress and the bloomers turned out terrific. I think it is good that you didn't add any wording. It would have been lost on that fabric. Did you follow a tutorial to make the coat? It is an adorable idea. Do you have a link? One of the best gifts that I used to get each year for my girls' birthday was a membership to the JC Penney photo club. That way I could get their pictures taken in their birthday outfits each year.


That turned out great. You must be having fun playing around with the applique and the embroidery. Love that you made the back into the French flag to go with the front.

Did you all know that there is a PDF pattern group on FB now? It is called PDF Pattern Sales and Promotions. It has lots of information about sales. I should warn you though that if you join, you are going to end up spending money on new patterns. I think I bought three last week. I'm trying to try out some of the new patterns. Today I did an adorable pair of little shortalls. I am very pleased with how they turned out. I can't share pictures just yet though because they are for one of the FB launch groups. I am hoping to try out another new pattern later this week but I'm not sure how much sewing time I will be able to fit in this week.
I love that group I bought a couple patterns this week. I am going to try one today or tomorrow for the new baby. I also have a bunch I want to get for C.

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This thread got me started on sewing. My mom bought a Laura Ashley brother machine about 8 months ago. We have loved having it and I have 19 shirts for our upcoming trip (will hopefully get a pic tomorrow). Well last weekend we went to a 2 day sewing event at our local store and mom bought a 10 Needle brother embroidery machine!!!! I can't believe she got it, that things huge but very nice. They had to order it as they only had one and someone else had purchased it. I can't wait to get it and play. Luckily the ladies are great and lessons come with each machine you buy. We are keeping the other machine too, plus she has an old singer sewing machine. We are moving all out stuff to a bigger room in her house!
Congrats on the 10 needle machine it is on my bucket list even though I have no where to put it.
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This thread got me started on sewing. My mom bought a Laura Ashley brother machine about 8 months ago. We have loved having it and I have 19 shirts for our upcoming trip (will hopefully get a pic tomorrow). Well last weekend we went to a 2 day sewing event at our local store and mom bought a 10 Needle brother embroidery machine!!!! I can't believe she got it, that things huge but very nice. They had to order it as they only had one and someone else had purchased it. I can't wait to get it and play. Luckily the ladies are great and lessons come with each machine you buy. We are keeping the other machine too, plus she has an old singer sewing machine. We are moving all out stuff to a bigger room in her house!
Glad that we could get you started on sewing. I can't wait to see your 19 shirts! And wow, a 10 needle machine. I'm green with envy

Chiara, I lost your quote. Which new pattern are you trying out for the baby? Did you buy the new Ellie Inspired romper? That was so cute! I didn't buy that one even though it was 1/2 price. I already have a couple of baby patterns and no babies to sew for.

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Diane I did get the romper along with the Delany top. I also bought 2 patterns by CKC the peony maxi dress and a maxi skirt for C
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Glad that we could get you started on sewing. I can't wait to see your 19 shirts! And wow, a 10 needle machine. I'm green with envy

Chiara, I lost your quote. Which new pattern are you trying out for the baby? Did you buy the new Ellie Inspired romper? That was so cute! I didn't buy that one even though it was 1/2 price. I already have a couple of baby patterns and no babies to sew for.

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I have picked up a couple patterns too. I got the Rachel Knit dress (and went to the thrift store for some up-cyclable t-shirts) and a couple more. On my agenda is sewing with knits. I have been searching all the remnant bins for some knits to practice with and scored big time at Hancock fabrics with a yard of pink with white pokladots! Woo hoo!

I also wanted to share this, it made my day, I made these shirts before we left on our road trip and today was the girls' birthday. Their mom showed the bakery the shirts and they made cakes to match. How cute are these?

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Diane I did get the romper along with the Delany top. I also bought 2 patterns by CKC the peony maxi dress and a maxi skirt for C
After I bought two more patterns today I finally hid the group so that it doesn't appear in my FB news feed. It was just costing me waaaaaayyyyy too much money! Although I have a ton of fabulous new patterns to try out. Maybe I will unhide it in a few months when I start thinking about sewing for the fall.

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I have picked up a couple patterns too. I got the Rachel Knit dress (and went to the thrift store for some up-cyclable t-shirts) and a couple more. On my agenda is sewing with knits. I have been searching all the remnant bins for some knits to practice with and scored big time at Hancock fabrics with a yard of pink with white pokladots! Woo hoo!

I also wanted to share this, it made my day, I made these shirts before we left on our road trip and today was the girls' birthday. Their mom showed the bakery the shirts and they made cakes to match. How cute are these?

Sewing with knits is a breeze. I was afraid to try it but it is really mostly the same as any other sewing. I actually find it a bit easier in some ways. For example, if you don't want to hem something, you really don't have to. You can do a rolled hem, or a lettuce edge or even leave it unfinished. Just make sure you stabilize the shoulders on dresses and shirts so that they don't eventually lose their shape. I have the Rachel pattern. It is another one of those patterns that I swear I am going to make one day very, very soon. Lisa said she is going to come out with a boys shirt pattern one day too. That should be lots of fun.

I remember when you made the shirts. The matching cakes are adorable!!!
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I have picked up a couple patterns too. I got the Rachel Knit dress (and went to the thrift store for some up-cyclable t-shirts) and a couple more. On my agenda is sewing with knits. I have been searching all the remnant bins for some knits to practice with and scored big time at Hancock fabrics with a yard of pink with white pokladots! Woo hoo!

I also wanted to share this, it made my day, I made these shirts before we left on our road trip and today was the girls' birthday. Their mom showed the bakery the shirts and they made cakes to match. How cute are these?

I love these shirts.

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After I bought two more patterns today I finally hid the group so that it doesn't appear in my FB news feed. It was just costing me waaaaaayyyyy too much money! Although I have a ton of fabulous new patterns to try out. Maybe I will unhide it in a few months when I start thinking about sewing for the fall.



Sewing with knits is a breeze. I was afraid to try it but it is really mostly the same as any other sewing. I actually find it a bit easier in some ways. For example, if you don't want to hem something, you really don't have to. You can do a rolled hem, or a lettuce edge or even leave it unfinished. Just make sure you stabilize the shoulders on dresses and shirts so that they don't eventually lose their shape. I have the Rachel pattern. It is another one of those patterns that I swear I am going to make one day very, very soon. Lisa said she is going to come out with a boys shirt pattern one day too. That should be lots of fun.

I remember when you made the shirts. The matching cakes are adorable!!!
Did you see the Jackson Shirt by Lisa I want to try that one soon.
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I have picked up a couple patterns too. I got the Rachel Knit dress (and went to the thrift store for some up-cyclable t-shirts) and a couple more. On my agenda is sewing with knits. I have been searching all the remnant bins for some knits to practice with and scored big time at Hancock fabrics with a yard of pink with white pokladots! Woo hoo!

I also wanted to share this, it made my day, I made these shirts before we left on our road trip and today was the girls' birthday. Their mom showed the bakery the shirts and they made cakes to match. How cute are these?

I do a lot with upcycling T's and don't have too much problem with it. In fact, there are times when I get annoyed with wovens because they don't move "right." But I may have mentioned that I like to make things complicated.

I love the matching cakes. What a great idea!!
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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 Princess Dress


I have to say again, these are both beautiful! Diane already mentioned it, but to reduce fullness, I also use trapezoid-shaped panels rather than rectangles.

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These are both beautiful! Such fun fabrics! I can't wait to make one of these!

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Thanks for coming to meet me Carrie! It was so fun to do a Dismeet and her cuties are freaking adorable! My mom and I didn't get out of Joanns until close to 12! How was the zoo?
I'm glad it worked out! I enjoyed meeting you and your mom! The zoo was nice, but with the storm coming, we didn't stay too long. (We have an annual pass, so we go frequently, though.)

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I finally finished my nieces 1st birthday dress I still have the hat to make and to find out if it fits her but still done. I made a reversible jacket for it following a youtube video and it actually came out right.



I also made her a neon pink and blue tutu with a tulle hair bow to match and a tulle dress for pictures.
Very cute! I love the reversible coat idea, too!

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I am still playing with my new toy in a limited fashion because I have about 5 embroidery thread colors, but trying things out I am.

Such as this: A French Inspired Mug Rug > not specifically Disney, but a definate idea for, say, an EPCOT inspired something.





The wording was the very first thing I did on the new machine. I am quite pleased and am looking forward to more fun!!

And all the fabric came form my stash!!
Cute! Not sure if you've seen this pattern, but if you like Five Star Fonts on facebook, there is a free in the hoop mug rug that is fun to make, too! I just did a bunch for a craft show.

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This thread got me started on sewing. My mom bought a Laura Ashley brother machine about 8 months ago. We have loved having it and I have 19 shirts for our upcoming trip (will hopefully get a pic tomorrow). Well last weekend we went to a 2 day sewing event at our local store and mom bought a 10 Needle brother embroidery machine!!!! I can't believe she got it, that things huge but very nice. They had to order it as they only had one and someone else had purchased it. I can't wait to get it and play. Luckily the ladies are great and lessons come with each machine you buy. We are keeping the other machine too, plus she has an old singer sewing machine. We are moving all out stuff to a bigger room in her house!
Congrats on the new machine! I hope to buy a multi-needle someday!

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Must resist! I love her patterns, but I haven't made the ones I bought last year yet!

How did the bat mitzvah rehearsal go? When is the date of the big event? Are the girls getting excited? Are you keeping your sanity?

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I also wanted to share this, it made my day, I made these shirts before we left on our road trip and today was the girls' birthday. Their mom showed the bakery the shirts and they made cakes to match. How cute are these?

How cute! They did a great job with those cakes matching your shirts!

We're taking our first ever beach vacation next month, so I'm working on a matching set of seersucker shorts for the kiddos with sandcastle tees. But, I've also got a few more things to make for the craft show, so my poor cutting table is piled high with projects! Must get back to work!

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I finally finished my nieces 1st birthday dress I still have the hat to make and to find out if it fits her but still done. I made a reversible jacket for it following a youtube video and it actually came out right.






I also made her a neon pink and blue tutu with a tulle hair bow to match and a tulle dress for pictures.
She's going to be a cutie patootie to the max!

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I am still playing with my new toy in a limited fashion because I have about 5 embroidery thread colors, but trying things out I am.

Such as this: A French Inspired Mug Rug > not specifically Disney, but a definate idea for, say, an EPCOT inspired something.







I don't know if you can see the truely horrible stitching on the right side of the Eiffel Tower, but I was overthinking my applique at that point. I got it right on the left side, though. The back makes up for it though, I love the vintage fabrics and the improvised French flag.

The wording was the very first thing I did on the new machine. I am quite pleased and am looking forward to more fun!!

And all the fabric came form my stash!!
I really like that! Fun!!!!


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This thread got me started on sewing. My mom bought a Laura Ashley brother machine about 8 months ago. We have loved having it and I have 19 shirts for our upcoming trip (will hopefully get a pic tomorrow). Well last weekend we went to a 2 day sewing event at our local store and mom bought a 10 Needle brother embroidery machine!!!! I can't believe she got it, that things huge but very nice. They had to order it as they only had one and someone else had purchased it. I can't wait to get it and play. Luckily the ladies are great and lessons come with each machine you buy. We are keeping the other machine too, plus she has an old singer sewing machine. We are moving all out stuff to a bigger room in her house!
How exciting! That many needles would be intimidating to me! Yay for lessons!

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Glad that we could get you started on sewing. I can't wait to see your 19 shirts! And wow, a 10 needle machine. I'm green with envy

Chiara, I lost your quote. Which new pattern are you trying out for the baby? Did you buy the new Ellie Inspired romper? That was so cute! I didn't buy that one even though it was 1/2 price. I already have a couple of baby patterns and no babies to sew for.

Here is an Enabler Alert!!!

Olabelhe is having a BOGO sale on her patterns. You go to her website and purchase a pattern. For each pattern that you purchase you will get one for free. But to get the free pattern you have send her an email and tell her which one you want. There is no limit on the number of free patterns you can get. When you send the email, you have to put "Tulips" in as the subject. I have made several of her patterns and they turn out great. They are very pretty and girly.
I ended up with 4. Meg, Daisy, Clara, and Lilly! I'm excited to try them out!

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I have picked up a couple patterns too. I got the Rachel Knit dress (and went to the thrift store for some up-cyclable t-shirts) and a couple more. On my agenda is sewing with knits. I have been searching all the remnant bins for some knits to practice with and scored big time at Hancock fabrics with a yard of pink with white pokladots! Woo hoo!

I also wanted to share this, it made my day, I made these shirts before we left on our road trip and today was the girls' birthday. Their mom showed the bakery the shirts and they made cakes to match. How cute are these?

Those came out great and how wonderful the bakery made up cakes to match!!!
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Well, Miss K had a BLAST at the Imagination Movers concert, and got loads of compliments on her dress -- including from Mover Dave! However, the pics are on my mom's camera, and I don't have them yet....

But I do have a pic of the first custom for our fall trip! It uses the same pattern and I decided to skip way ahead on my to-do list so that I could be done with that particular pattern (a Simplicity). So, here is Miss K's AK custom!



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Didn't realize my brother had moved in already so now I am short a bed and will be spending the week taking turns sleeping on the couch with my kids. not fun ! The coat was from a Simplicity pattern 1921 and I followed this tutorial to make it reversible. It worked great.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgJTv...&feature=share

Thank you for all the compliments on the outfit, I can't wait to see what SIL thinks and how it fits my niece.
It sounds like you will have a rough time at your dad's. Yikes! I hope your niece's outfit will fit her well!

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This thread got me started on sewing. My mom bought a Laura Ashley brother machine about 8 months ago. We have loved having it and I have 19 shirts for our upcoming trip (will hopefully get a pic tomorrow). Well last weekend we went to a 2 day sewing event at our local store and mom bought a 10 Needle brother embroidery machine!!!! I can't believe she got it, that things huge but very nice. They had to order it as they only had one and someone else had purchased it. I can't wait to get it and play. Luckily the ladies are great and lessons come with each machine you buy. We are keeping the other machine too, plus she has an old singer sewing machine. We are moving all out stuff to a bigger room in her house!
Welcome! I can't wait to see pictures of your 19 shirts! Congrats on getting to play with a 10 needle machine. I have to say, I really enjoy creating with Genie (my 10-needle machine)!

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Olabelhe is having a BOGO sale on her patterns. You go to her website and purchase a pattern. For each pattern that you purchase you will get one for free. But to get the free pattern you have send her an email and tell her which one you want. There is no limit on the number of free patterns you can get. When you send the email, you have to put "Tulips" in as the subject. I have made several of her patterns and they turn out great. They are very pretty and girly.
Fortunately they only have patterns for girls and not women, otherwise it would be bad for my allowance!

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I have picked up a couple patterns too. I got the Rachel Knit dress (and went to the thrift store for some up-cyclable t-shirts) and a couple more. On my agenda is sewing with knits. I have been searching all the remnant bins for some knits to practice with and scored big time at Hancock fabrics with a yard of pink with white pokladots! Woo hoo!

I also wanted to share this, it made my day, I made these shirts before we left on our road trip and today was the girls' birthday. Their mom showed the bakery the shirts and they made cakes to match. How cute are these?

I can't wait to see your Rachel knit dresses. The shirts and the cakes looked great together! I hope the birthday party went well!

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We're taking our first ever beach vacation next month, so I'm working on a matching set of seersucker shorts for the kiddos with sandcastle tees. But, I've also got a few more things to make for the craft show, so my poor cutting table is piled high with projects! Must get back to work!

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A beach vacation sounds lovely (especially when we had a brief period of snow today ). I can't wait to see your creations for the vacation and the craft show!

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Well, Miss K had a BLAST at the Imagination Movers concert, and got loads of compliments on her dress -- including from Mover Dave! However, the pics are on my mom's camera, and I don't have them yet....

But I do have a pic of the first custom for our fall trip! It uses the same pattern and I decided to skip way ahead on my to-do list so that I could be done with that particular pattern (a Simplicity). So, here is Miss K's AK custom!



Cute outfit! I like the buttons you used on the front!
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Old 04-23-2013, 11:15 PM   #3568
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After I bought two more patterns today I finally hid the group so that it doesn't appear in my FB news feed. It was just costing me waaaaaayyyyy too much money! Although I have a ton of fabulous new patterns to try out. Maybe I will unhide it in a few months when I start thinking about sewing for the fall.

Sewing with knits is a breeze. I was afraid to try it but it is really mostly the same as any other sewing. I actually find it a bit easier in some ways. For example, if you don't want to hem something, you really don't have to. You can do a rolled hem, or a lettuce edge or even leave it unfinished. Just make sure you stabilize the shoulders on dresses and shirts so that they don't eventually lose their shape. I have the Rachel pattern. It is another one of those patterns that I swear I am going to make one day very, very soon. Lisa said she is going to come out with a boys shirt pattern one day too. That should be lots of fun.

I remember when you made the shirts. The matching cakes are adorable!!!
What do you stabilize the shoulders with? (which it probably says in the pattern but I haven't looked)

And on a different note: booked a Disney world trip today for my boys' birthday again. We had such a great time over Halloween last year we decided to go again. Major deciding factor: my friend's dvc they aren't using this year. We are staying at animal kingdom. Now to plan the outfits and stalk the dining reservations ... And while the shirts I made for last year still fit, they are getting short on one kid. (regretting making them the shortest version, otherwise they would sill fit for a while. ) plus I am hoping for a growth spurt from the littler one as of right now one is taller than the required height for the bigger rides at 41" and the other is still around 38".
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Old 04-24-2013, 05:50 AM   #3569
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I have picked up a couple patterns too. I got the Rachel Knit dress (and went to the thrift store for some up-cyclable t-shirts) and a couple more. On my agenda is sewing with knits. I have been searching all the remnant bins for some knits to practice with and scored big time at Hancock fabrics with a yard of pink with white pokladots! Woo hoo!

I also wanted to share this, it made my day, I made these shirts before we left on our road trip and today was the girls' birthday. Their mom showed the bakery the shirts and they made cakes to match. How cute are these?

So cute!

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Well, Miss K had a BLAST at the Imagination Movers concert, and got loads of compliments on her dress -- including from Mover Dave! However, the pics are on my mom's camera, and I don't have them yet....

But I do have a pic of the first custom for our fall trip! It uses the same pattern and I decided to skip way ahead on my to-do list so that I could be done with that particular pattern (a Simplicity). So, here is Miss K's AK custom!



That is a very nice outfit.
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Old 04-24-2013, 11:37 AM   #3570
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Did you see the Jackson Shirt by Lisa I want to try that one soon.
No I haven't seen that one yet. I'm sure it is a great pattern.

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How did the bat mitzvah rehearsal go? When is the date of the big event? Are the girls getting excited? Are you keeping your sanity?



We're taking our first ever beach vacation next month, so I'm working on a matching set of seersucker shorts for the kiddos with sandcastle tees. But, I've also got a few more things to make for the craft show, so my poor cutting table is piled high with projects! Must get back to work!

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The bat mitzvah rehearsal went great. The girls had a few very minor glitches so they will definitely be ready. The actual date is May 11. It is coming up very fast! This weekend is the play at their middle school. My older daughter is in the play so are kind of consumed with that this week. After that I think the girls will get super excited about their bat mitzvah.

What beach are you going to? I love the idea of seersucker shorts and sand castle t-shirts. You should be able to get some very cute pictures with them in matching outfits.

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I ended up with 4. Meg, Daisy, Clara, and Lilly! I'm excited to try them out!
I bought the Clara pattern. I already had the Meg dress and pinafore and I just love it. I've made it 4 times!

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But I do have a pic of the first custom for our fall trip! It uses the same pattern and I decided to skip way ahead on my to-do list so that I could be done with that particular pattern (a Simplicity). So, here is Miss K's AK custom!

I'm glad that you had so much fun at the Imagination Movers. I'm not sure what they are though. I guess that my girls are too old for them. Love the AK dress. It is awesome! It reminds me of something that Bindy Irwin would wear!

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It has been terrible for my pattern allowance! I finally hid all the posts from the PDF pattern group so that I would stop making impulse purchases. I have enough new patterns to last me a good long time.

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What do you stabilize the shoulders with?

And on a different note: booked a Disney world trip today for my boys' birthday again. We had such a great time over Halloween last year we decided to go again. Major deciding factor: my friend's dvc they aren't using this year. We are staying at animal kingdom. Now to plan the outfits and stalk the dining reservations ... And while the shirts I made for last year still fit, they are getting short on one kid. (regretting making them the shortest version, otherwise they would sill fit for a while. ) plus I am hoping for a growth spurt from the littler one as of right now one is taller than the required height for the bigger rides at 41" and the other is still around 38".
I like to use that clear plastic elastic. It works very well. Some people use a small strip of stabilizer and some people use a piece of ribbon. They all work just fine. It is just to keep the shoulders from sagging out of shape. You don't need to use it if you are sewing raglan type sleeves, which I believe is what the Rachel dress has. But once you start sewing with knits, I know you will move on to sewing a ton of t-shirts for your boys. And since you sew for boys, you might want to look at the Ottobre magazines. They have terrific boy patterns. Sandi was the one who told me about them. I got a 1 year subscription and after that I will stop them. There are so many patterns in each issue that it will take me a while to work through them.

How fun that you are planning a new trip to Disney. We have rented DVC points before and stayed at the Wilderness Lodge Villas. We loved it! The studio size was great for us when our girls were small. Now I don't think it would work as well.

Can you add to the length of the shirt so that the boys can still wear them? My older dd didn't quite meet the height requirements on one trip but I found a pair of platform sneakers that pushed her over it. I hope your smaller boy grows!
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