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Old 08-16-2012, 12:33 AM   #76
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Congratulating Heather !!!! (whom I am sure does NOT have a big head from the TV show clip)!!! This link was SO COOL, Thanks for posting it Teresa and I am glad I saw it, since I have been MIA!
Ok, maybe not!! But, it's fun to pick on her when she isn't looking!

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I decided had better check in on what my sewing friends have been up to lately and I land on page two (hopefully - if the internet here in Alaska agrees)! Yeah, I have never been this close before. But now I gotta go to the last thread to catch up a little. I will post the first picture before I leave.

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I am not sure why the first one is so small the second one is so big. Eeks!
Cute bag!! And, the dress and top are so cute! That sounds like one very long, exhausting and fun day!

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I'm here. I know Teresa moved it a few pages early, but a couple of threads ago we got shut down somewhere in the 240's, so I'm sure she is trying to avoid that happening again. Some Mods Moderate differently than others, so better safe than sorry.
Yep, that's exactly why! I'm still a little miffed that they did that to us!


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Recently I completed another set of pillowcases for Give Kids the World. I made only 37 pillowcases this time because the flannel keeps getting smaller and it's harder to get four pillowcases from a yard. I think next go around I may just plan to make three per yard.

Back in the day the flannel was 44-45" wide, last week at Joann I checked and it's down to 41"!!! (The website still lists 43", but when I checked a bolt at the store it's 41".) Surprisingly the price has not gone down to reflect the smaller size!


They look so pretty!!! One of these days I'm actually going to do this!


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Joann Fabrics is having a sewing machine sale. My hubby is willing to let me spend $400 on a machine. This also includes free shipping.

What do you think of this machine??? Yay or nay???
STAY AWAY!!!! These machines give people more problems than any other machine!

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I have a pattern that I want to make but I just can't find the right patter/fabric that I want to use to make it. I would love suggestions ......

Here are the details, it is a 1957 children's pattern in size 6. I may or not make the hat but I will be doing everything else for the dress. I want it to be fun but not over the top, something that can be worn on any day. Something that can be worn to school. Here is the pattern and requirements.....


Thanks for helping !
I have no idea really, but I do love that pattern!

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QUESTION: For those who have made the simply sweet dress, I am starting to cut out two to make Minnie dresses for a friend's twins 3rd birthday Minnie party, and it says for the bodice to use 3 fabrics. I have whit muslin I use for my bowling shirts lining, but it says to use gingham or something else I am not familiar with for the underlying. I have green gingham on hand, though not much, should I use 2 layers of white muslin? Or risk the green showing thru pink polka dots, or I have iron-on interfacing, if I do that on both the fashion and lining fabric will that work?
I have made that dress more times than I can count (or remember) and I have never once used the underlining. I just use fashion fabric and lining. It always turns out fine.

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Thank you, I decided that I kinda like it too!

And thank you everyone for your help - I finally did it!!!



And now to share how simple the fix was - I was using the wrong presser foot.
I'm so glad you figured it out!

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This is a repost of an earlier set - but the dress top is lined with the blue watery-looking fabric.



Edited to add a quick picture of the pool robes I made for the kids. They love them, and they came in so handy walking through the lobby to get to and from the pool!
I love the bowling shirt and SS!!! And the pool robes are sooo cute!!!
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Working on some outfits for our Thanksgiving trip. Right now I'm working on a Christmas outfit to wear either to the MVMCP party on the 16th or to Epcot for the Christmas Storytellers on the 24th. Its a short sleeved dress with a full circle skirt. The pattern has options for a fully lined skirt with a Tulle Midlayer or just to do the plain skirt. Would you do a Tulle middle layer for fullness at the park? I haven't ever done the pettiskirt option or anything like that with the dresses. Of course dresses we buy have Tulle and the girls wear those with no problem.

Since it is in late November I doubt it will be super hot on our trip. If I was going in the summer I think I would go with the plain single layer for the dress.
I think the single layer would be fine but the mid layer sounds like it would make the dress even better and with the Nov visit you shouldn't have a problem with it being too hot, especially at night.

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Recently I completed another set of pillowcases for Give Kids the World. I made only 37 pillowcases this time because the flannel keeps getting smaller and it's harder to get four pillowcases from a yard. I think next go around I may just plan to make three per yard.

Back in the day the flannel was 44-45" wide, last week at Joann I checked and it's down to 41"!!! (The website still lists 43", but when I checked a bolt at the store it's 41".) Surprisingly the price has not gone down to reflect the smaller size!
Cheryl - these look great. I've been hesitant to buy the fabric because I know you mentioned it was getting smaller at JoAnn's. Is there another good store that sell the wider flannel? Thanks for the quilting tips. I like how you did the double lines on the diagonal. Dorrrine must love her quilt.

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I have a pattern that I want to make but I just can't find the right patter/fabric that I want to use to make it. I would love suggestions ......

Here are the details, it is a 1957 children's pattern in size 6. I may or not make the hat but I will be doing everything else for the dress. I want it to be fun but not over the top, something that can be worn on any day. Something that can be worn to school. Here is the pattern and requirements.....

Thanks for helping !
That is a really cute pattern. I personally would be scared to use stripes as I know I could not match them up but I think Diane's suggestion of strips would look really pretty with this pattern.

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QUESTION: For those who have made the simply sweet dress, I am starting to cut out two to make Minnie dresses for a friend's twins 3rd birthday Minnie party, and it says for the bodice to use 3 fabrics. I have whit muslin I use for my bowling shirts lining, but it says to use gingham or something else I am not familiar with for the underlying. I have green gingham on hand, though not much, should I use 2 layers of white muslin? Or risk the green showing thru pink polka dots, or I have iron-on interfacing, if I do that on both the fashion and lining fabric will that work?
I see you got lots of advice on this. I think the 2 layers with one layer of muslin as the lining would be fine.

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When I make the dress, I just use 2 layers of fabric. Muslin will work fine. I have used one Disney fabric and one "regular" so that it can be turned inside out and worn on non-Disney occasions. (naturally, you have to line the skirt, too!)
Piper - that is a good idea.

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Thank you, I decided that I kinda like it too!

And thank you everyone for your help - I finally did it!!!

And now to share how simple the fix was - I was using the wrong presser foot.

Yes, I can laugh at myself now!!
Stitch looks great. I am glad you figured it out. When in doubt read the manual. I usually make myself crazy trying to figure something out on my own and then I break down and get out the manual to find that I missed a very simple step. Can't wait to see what else you make!


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Edited to add a quick picture of the pool robes I made for the kids. They love them, and they came in so handy walking through the lobby to get to and from the pool!
These look great.
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Old 08-16-2012, 07:35 AM   #78
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Edited to add a quick picture of the pool robes I made for the kids. They love them, and they came in so handy walking through the lobby to get to and from the pool!
What pattern did you use for the pool robes? Those are adorable!!
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What pattern did you use for the pool robes? Those are adorable!!
Thanks! I followed an online tutorial. I hope it's ok to post the link here: http://www.sewmamasew.com/store/medi...dspoolrobe.pdf

I added the pockets by accident. My machine jumped on the first Mack I tried to stitch out, so I covered it with a pocket :good vibes It ended up so cute that I added it to my daughter's robe too.
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Thanks! I followed an online tutorial. I hope it's ok to post the link here: http://www.sewmamasew.com/store/medi...dspoolrobe.pdf

I added the pockets by accident. My machine jumped on the first Mack I tried to stitch out, so I covered it with a pocket :good vibes It ended up so cute that I added it to my daughter's robe too.
Cool! Well I saved the link in case they come after you AHAHAHA

So after someone busted out the idea of buying fabric from Japan on Etsy I of course HAD to check it out. Yeh thanks! I JUST bought a slew of fabric from 2 shops (though one was Taiwan!). Thanks enablers!
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I have a pattern that I want to make but I just can't find the right patter/fabric that I want to use to make it. I would love suggestions ......

Here are the details, it is a 1957 children's pattern in size 6. I may or not make the hat but I will be doing everything else for the dress. I want it to be fun but not over the top, something that can be worn on any day. Something that can be worn to school. Here is the pattern and requirements.....

Thanks for helping !
I love this pattern, just adorable....and I can't wait to see it all sewn up! I think if it were me I might do the dress in multicolored polkadots on a white background and try to find a coordinating multicolor stripe for the bottom. You could even do rick rack around the collar in a coordinating color and colored buttons or something like that! But you know you can plan these things out then get to the fabric store and it ALL changes!!!
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Thanks!!

I just wanted to say thanks to all that shared info about finding Japanese fabric! I took your advice and checked out those shops on Etsy! Man there is sooooo much to pick from
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Love all the pillowcases and fabrics you used, I need to make some more and ship them off. That's frustrating about the size of the flannel, I'm sure they are trying to be sneaky and don't expect many people to actually measure to see how much smaller it is!
Yesterday I emailed the website and asked if it's really 43" because in the store it's 41". I'll be very interested in their reply!



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Love the pillowcases. It is pretty stinky that they keep making the fabric smaller yet charging us more.

Love the quilting idea. That is a very smart way to do the straight lines!
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Thank you, I decided that I kinda like it too!

And thank you everyone for your help - I finally did it!!!



And now to share how simple the fix was - I was using the wrong presser foot.

Yes, I can laugh at myself now!!
Looks good. Yeah for you for persisting.


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Edited to add a quick picture of the pool robes I made for the kids. They love them, and they came in so handy walking through the lobby to get to and from the pool!
They look great and thanks for sharing the link to the tutorial.

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They look so pretty!!! One of these days I'm actually going to do this!
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Cheryl - these look great. I've been hesitant to buy the fabric because I know you mentioned it was getting smaller at JoAnn's. Is there another good store that sell the wider flannel? Thanks for the quilting tips. I like how you did the double lines on the diagonal. Dorrrine must love her quilt.
Excellent question. According to the Hobby Lobby website their flannel is wider, but when I went to the store it's gotten smaller, too. (I forget the exact numbers.) I wonder if the stores are "conveniently" not updating their websites or if it's an honest oversight.
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My baby left New York today headed for California and college. Keep your eyes open for a black Forester with NY veteran license plates. His first stop is Kentucky.
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Recently I completed another set of pillowcases for Give Kids the World. I made only 37 pillowcases this time because the flannel keeps getting smaller and it's harder to get four pillowcases from a yard. I think next go around I may just plan to make three per yard.

Back in the day the flannel was 44-45" wide, last week at Joann I checked and it's down to 41"!!! (The website still lists 43", but when I checked a bolt at the store it's 41".) Surprisingly the price has not gone down to reflect the smaller size!

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It occured to me that maybe you aren't quilting straight lines, in which case my method won't work.

I also occured to me that Nini has much more experience in these things than I.

And probably other disboutiquers are more experienced in quilting than I do, but here goes.


Here's the way I do it for straight lines.

(I don't happen to have a top ready to quilt, so used some faux quilt material.)

Use your ruler to line up skinny (not that it has to be skinny, but that's what I have) masking tape, and then use the masking tape as a guide when you sew.



The above photos are to sew about 1/4" in from the seam. You'd sew 1/4" from the other side of the seam, too.



Or you can sew diagonally.



I did the "double" diagonal for Dorrrine's quilt.
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My baby left New York today headed for California and college. Keep your eyes open for a black Forester with NY veteran license plates. His first stop is Kentucky.
The pillowcases look great! I have also been noticing the shrinking of usable fabric on the bolts. It is SUPER frustrating. Thank you so much for posting the quilting tutorial. I hope to start working on a replacement blanket for my littlest DD so I think this info will come in super useful for me. Praying for safe travels for your DS.





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I have a pattern that I want to make but I just can't find the right patter/fabric that I want to use to make it. I would love suggestions ......

Here are the details, it is a 1957 children's pattern in size 6. I may or not make the hat but I will be doing everything else for the dress. I want it to be fun but not over the top, something that can be worn on any day. Something that can be worn to school. Here is the pattern and requirements.....



Thanks for helping !
Oh my golly I ADORE this pattern! So cute! To me it screams polka dots. Either that or a small pastel floral pattern (thinking yellow with a yellow/white stripe for the bottom.....maybe even a border print)

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I was wondering if anyone knows of a good site or place to buy Japanese disney fabric. Also has anyone seen any Jake and neverland pirate themed fabric? Thanks for all your help!! I thought I should direct this question to the experts
Glad you found the wonderful world of etsy fabric shopping! Be warned, it's SUPER addicting.

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QUESTION: For those who have made the simply sweet dress, I am starting to cut out two to make Minnie dresses for a friend's twins 3rd birthday Minnie party, and it says for the bodice to use 3 fabrics. I have whit muslin I use for my bowling shirts lining, but it says to use gingham or something else I am not familiar with for the underlying. I have green gingham on hand, though not much, should I use 2 layers of white muslin? Or risk the green showing thru pink polka dots, or I have iron-on interfacing, if I do that on both the fashion and lining fabric will that work?
Everyone else has sufficiently answered, but yes you can use the muslin you already have and it will work just fine. I have only made the dolly version of this dress, so I can't comment too much about looks.

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Thank you, I decided that I kinda like it too!

And thank you everyone for your help - I finally did it!!!



And now to share how simple the fix was - I was using the wrong presser foot.

Yes, I can laugh at myself now!!
Hurray hurray for getting it to stitch out right! Don't feel bad. I remember not too long ago I was lamenting because I was CERTAIN that I had messed up the timing on my machine (skipping stitches big time, breaking threads, etc.) and it ended up being that I had inserted the needle in the wrong way.

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Ditto to all of this. I used 3 layers on my first simply sweet, but have not since then. I usually use the skirt fabric to line the top. And I also do not line the bowling shirts. My little guy is a heavy sweater and I think the double layer would be too hot for him. But that's just personal preference. I like the look of the lined shirts, I just think my boy would melt into a puddle

Edited to add a quick picture of the pool robes I made for the kids. They love them, and they came in so handy walking through the lobby to get to and from the pool!
I love the beach robes! Looks so cute!

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I love this pattern, just adorable....and I can't wait to see it all sewn up! I think if it were me I might do the dress in multicolored polkadots on a white background and try to find a coordinating multicolor stripe for the bottom. You could even do rick rack around the collar in a coordinating color and colored buttons or something like that! But you know you can plan these things out then get to the fabric store and it ALL changes!!!
Oh this is exactly what I was thinking too!



I'm being such a wuss but this head cold has seriously knocked me out! Tomorrow is DH's bday but the family is celebrating today since he has plans with friends tomorrow. Which means I have to drag my behind into the kitchen and make his cake! better scoot!

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because I really don't feel like baking a cake right now (and drooling over fabric is more fun....)


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I have a pattern that I want to make but I just can't find the right patter/fabric that I want to use to make it. I would love suggestions ......

Here are the details, it is a 1957 children's pattern in size 6. I may or not make the hat but I will be doing everything else for the dress. I want it to be fun but not over the top, something that can be worn on any day. Something that can be worn to school. Here is the pattern and requirements.....











Thanks for helping !
what about something like this for a fall dress:



And then do the collar, cuffs, belt and even the chunky border in either a navy or even a solid chocolate color.

I also really like this yellow/white/gray print:



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So after someone busted out the idea of buying fabric from Japan on Etsy I of course HAD to check it out. Yeh thanks! I JUST bought a slew of fabric from 2 shops (though one was Taiwan!). Thanks enablers!
I find myself doing a search for Disney Fabric on etsy just to "see what's new" and then you HAVE to buy stuff because you'll never find it again, etc. And THEN, if you're anything like me, you'll get it in fat quarters and then you're too scared to cut into it because it's so rare and amazing!

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Good luck to him and to you, that is quite the move!

Soo....I got the job! It is part time at a local independent bookstore. It will be an adjustment but we can do it. My DD's response was "NOOOOOO!" and then when told that DH would be with her, "But he's too prickly!" So as long as he keeps up his shaving we should all be OK. Now I will just have to restrain myself from ordering my PE770 before I even earn the money!
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I find myself doing a search for Disney Fabric on etsy just to "see what's new" and then you HAVE to buy stuff because you'll never find it again, etc. And THEN, if you're anything like me, you'll get it in fat quarters and then you're too scared to cut into it because it's so rare and amazing! :faint

This is sooooo me. Ugh.



Good luck to him and to you, that is quite the move!

Soo....I got the job! It is part time at a local independent bookstore. It will be an adjustment but we can do it. My DD's response was "NOOOOOO!" and then when told that DH would be with her, "But he's too prickly!" So as long as he keeps up his shaving we should all be OK. Now I will just have to restrain myself from ordering my PE770 before I even earn the money!
Yeah, congrats. Yeah I always seem to spend before I make it and then have to catch up. Good luck doing it the"smart way"
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I find myself doing a search for Disney Fabric on etsy just to "see what's new" and then you HAVE to buy stuff because you'll never find it again, etc. And THEN, if you're anything like me, you'll get it in fat quarters and then you're too scared to cut into it because it's so rare and amazing!







Good luck to him and to you, that is quite the move!

Soo....I got the job! It is part time at a local independent bookstore. It will be an adjustment but we can do it. My DD's response was "NOOOOOO!" and then when told that DH would be with her, "But he's too prickly!" So as long as he keeps up his shaving we should all be OK. Now I will just have to restrain myself from ordering my PE770 before I even earn the money!
I'm the same way with fabric. I have to have it but then I don't want to cut into it. Congrats on the job, how exciting!

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I have a pattern that I want to make but I just can't find the right patter/fabric that I want to use to make it. I would love suggestions ......

Here are the details, it is a 1957 children's pattern in size 6. I may or not make the hat but I will be doing everything else for the dress. I want it to be fun but not over the top, something that can be worn on any day. Something that can be worn to school. Here is the pattern and requirements.....



Thanks for helping !
Oh, that pattern is TDF! I LOVE vintage designs! That makes me think of the girls in the Bobbsey Twins books. I don't have any great suggestions, but I'd probably lean towards a single color calico with a subtle print.

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.I always use all 3 layers with my Simply Sweet and just put scrap fabric between them. I never thought of making it with just the bodice & lining fabrics and skipping the underlining but of course it would make it lighter. Are there any other advantages other than saving time, fabric and making a cooler dress (those are a lot of advantages lol) and how does the finished bodice feel compared to one made with all 3 layers?
I made my first one with three, but haven't since then. I personally think the waistline seam is too bulky with three layers, so that's an advantage to me.

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Edited to add a quick picture of the pool robes I made for the kids. They love them, and they came in so handy walking through the lobby to get to and from the pool!
Those are really cute! That chenille looks so cozy after a swim!

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That sounds like quite a trip! Prayers for safe travels!


Question - Has anyone run across directions for stitching narrow elastic onto a diaper cover leg rather than make a casing or applying bias tape? I want to alter a pattern to speed up construction.

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