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Old 05-05-2013, 12:47 PM   #151
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I promised myself when the thread moved this time that I was going to keep up with it, I'm so far behind already. Everyone's work is wonderful.
The discussion about 2007 and the fabric that I called "psychedelic Mickey" reminded me of my granddaughter's first WDW trip in 2007. It was a 5 day trip and by the time I finished sewing she had 10 outfits and 2 nightgowns. I wasn't sure I liked the "psychedlic Mickey" fabric when I bought it but it ended up being one of my favorite outfits and everyone loved it. There was also a floppy hat to match.



And her first princess dress.

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In keeping with the "Now and Then" theme... My favorite theme of all - as many of you know...

Here's the first items I ever made - many of them are my own patterns:



And here's the most recent:





These danglers were made by Beth (Blyssfull) and Liz (Babynala) for a Disboutiquer's dd... So, I give them full credit for those!



This bag was actually a remake (which I never do) of my own personal bag - and to prove it:

















Sorry if some of these are duplicates...

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Old 05-05-2013, 03:51 PM   #153
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All flannel is NOT created equal

Hello sewers (or sewists, if you prefer),

Good to "see" you all and to have something to post about.

As you may recall, once upon a time I was going to check with Give Kids the World (GKTW) about pillowcase sizes. Seems as though the flannel is getting smaller and getting four pillowcases from a yard of flannel was getting harder.

Word back from them is still to get four pillowcases from a yard of flannel BUT the directions also say to cut each pillowcase 10 1/2 to 11" wide. Now for the math lesson

4 x 10.5 = 42
4 x 11 = 44

Accounting for "fluffy" selvage, the math works best when the flannel is at least 43" wide. I did some checking this morning and JoAnn claims their flannel is 42", so I think that's why I haven't been able to squeeze a fourth pillowcase out of their flannel. I serge the seams, so try to make the seams at least 3/8".



This was going to be my fourth pillowcase, but it's barely 10". I've tried "cheating" in the past, but the seams just don't work and I think the pillows get a lot of wear and tear, so I don't think cutting the case smaller or skimping on the seams is the way to go.

Hobby Lobby's flannel is 44-45" according to their website, and I have no problem getting four pillowcases from their flannel. (Unfortunately Hobby Lobby isn't as convenient for me.) I also checked fabric.com online (I think Chiara has mentioned that website, I haven't used it) and their flannel is 44-45" wide.

Bottom line, if you're interested in making pillowcases, check the width of the flannel before you buy!


The good news is the unusable last bit of fabric makes the PERFECT pillowcase dress for your favorite GA doll!



Add a Simply Swell neckline and voila. Happy ending.

(I see photobucket is as enjoyable as always. Can't wait to see what size my photos end up )
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Old 05-05-2013, 04:13 PM   #154
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I appliqued one of my tshirts for me to wear during our trip. here it is and some close ups of the appliques.


Cute shirt! It's nice to see what others make for themselves!

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Great! I'd love to see the directions. I have one of those spool cartridges that are supposed to work with the larger spools but I find that the thread doesn't run through them smoothly and it breaks.


I don't find that my spool holder for the larger spools works very well. Maybe I need to buy a second one and try it out. Maybe I just don't have a good one. Your Star Wars shirt is great and I love the bag you did for your friend's birthday. I made a bunch of those last year for birthday gifts for my girls' friends. Then I would tuck a small gift card inside to an ice cream place or Starbucks.
I don't have the instructions handy but I took a couple of pictures of the set up. This is a side view with the spool stand:


This is a picture of the thread with the spool extender thing on top of the cartridge. You more or less thread the cartridge the same way as you would with a small spool:


Thanks. My friend really liked her bag and they were so easy to do. I am making a few of them for Mother's Day for the females in my family who are mothers.

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I promised myself when the thread moved this time that I was going to keep up with it, I'm so far behind already. Everyone's work is wonderful.
The discussion about 2007 and the fabric that I called "psychedelic Mickey" reminded me of my granddaughter's first WDW trip in 2007. It was a 5 day trip and by the time I finished sewing she had 10 outfits and 2 nightgowns. I wasn't sure I liked the "psychedlic Mickey" fabric when I bought it but it ended up being one of my favorite outfits and everyone loved it. There was also a floppy hat to match.



And her first princess dress.

Awww, how cute! Thanks for sharing the pictures!

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In keeping with the "Now and Then" theme... My favorite theme of all - as many of you know...

Here's the first items I ever made - many of them are my own patterns:



And here's the most recent:





These danglers were made by Beth (Blyssfull) and Liz (Babynala) for a Disboutiquer's dd... So, I give them full credit for those!



This bag was actually a remake (which I never do) of my own personal bag - and to prove it:



Sorry if some of these are duplicates...

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Thanks for sharing those pictures. Your work always look so beautiful. I certainly remember the Donald bag (afterall, I saw it in real life!)

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Hello sewers (or sewists, if you prefer),

Good to "see" you all and to have something to post about.

As you may recall, once upon a time I was going to check with Give Kids the World (GKTW) about pillowcase sizes. Seems as though the flannel is getting smaller and getting four pillowcases from a yard of flannel was getting harder.

Word back from them is still to get four pillowcases from a yard of flannel BUT the directions also say to cut each pillowcase 10 1/2 to 11" wide. Now for the math lesson

4 x 10.5 = 42
4 x 11 = 44

Accounting for "fluffy" selvage, the math works best when the flannel is at least 43" wide. I did some checking this morning and JoAnn claims their flannel is 42", so I think that's why I haven't been able to squeeze a fourth pillowcase out of their flannel. I serge the seams, so try to make the seams at least 3/8".



This was going to be my fourth pillowcase, but it's barely 10". I've tried "cheating" in the past, but the seams just don't work and I think the pillows get a lot of wear and tear, so I don't think cutting the case smaller or skimping on the seams is the way to go.

Hobby Lobby's flannel is 44-45" according to their website, and I have no problem getting four pillowcases from their flannel. (Unfortunately Hobby Lobby isn't as convenient for me.) I also checked fabric.com online (I think Chiara has mentioned that website, I haven't used it) and their flannel is 44-45" wide.

Bottom line, if you're interested in making pillowcases, check the width of the flannel before you buy!


The good news is the unusable last bit of fabric makes the PERFECT pillowcase dress for your favorite GA doll!



Add a Simply Swell neckline and voila. Happy ending.

(I see photobucket is as enjoyable as always. Can't wait to see what size my photos end up )
Thanks for the note about the flannel. I am glad that you found the perfect way to use the "unusable" bit of fabric. Now our GA dolls will be the best dressed ones out there!

Since we had a discussion about quilt clips a couple days ago, I decided to take a picture of my package of quilt clips, in case someone wants to know what to look for while in the store (especially those who have to shop with children or impatient husbands)!

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I'm trying to upload a picture of the description to bypass the thread cartridge of the 270d but I'm having issues right now.
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This is a picture of the thread with the spool extender thing on top of the cartridge. You more or less thread the cartridge the same way as you would with a small spool:
Just be careful with the spool extender. One of the little prongs that hold it in the cartridge broke off of mine and made it almost impossible to use.
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That's too bad about your shirt. In keeping with the Star Wars theme, here's my shirt for today:



I also made a bag for one of my friends for her birthday. It's an ITH project from Pickle Pie Designs.
Ah, the shirt is still wearable and the design is small enough not many people would notice the "moy" rather than May. Besides, it was cool enough here that I had to wear a sweatshirt over it anyway.

Love you Minnie as Leia!

Disneymom1218: What I love about being able to sew: For us bigger gals, it's a way to make an awesome shirt that shows our personality without loosing the cuteness. And I'm always for some individuality and uniqueness.
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Cute shirt! It's nice to see what others make for themselves!

I don't have the instructions handy but I took a couple of pictures of the set up. This is a side view with the spool stand:


This is a picture of the thread with the spool extender thing on top of the cartridge. You more or less thread the cartridge the same way as you would with a small spool:


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It looks like you have the same machine as I do, innovis 500d? If so where did you buy that spool stand?
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Ha! I have been answering that question every day for the 6 months since we left last time! I have been told, more than once, "All you have to do is go on an airplane and then a bus and we can get to Disney World." I am thinking that it can be like the promise of Santa... Be good or you can't go to Disney World. Mickey is watching.
That's so funny! My SIL told her 3 year old that they were going to have a new baby when she was only about 2 months along. She had to endure 7 more months of "Is the baby coming today?" LOL!

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And her first princess dress.

Awwww, just too cute!

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The good news is the unusable last bit of fabric makes the PERFECT pillowcase dress for your favorite GA doll!



Add a Simply Swell neckline and voila. Happy ending.

(I see photobucket is as enjoyable as always. Can't wait to see what size my photos end up )
I haven't had time to make any more pillowcases but I have fabric that I've bought for them. Hopefully soon!

I LOVE Ginger's new dress. And she is so lovely. Has she thought about doing any professional modeling?

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I don't have the instructions handy but I took a couple of pictures of the set up. This is a side view with the spool stand:


This is a picture of the thread with the spool extender thing on top of the cartridge. You more or less thread the cartridge the same way as you would with a small spool:
Thanks for the pictures. I do have the same spool thingy for the top of the sewing machine but I haven't tried it on the spool stand. Maybe I will give that a try.

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I'm trying to upload a picture of the description to bypass the thread cartridge of the 270d but I'm having issues right now.
I can't wait to see it.

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It looks like you have the same machine as I do, innovis 500d? If so where did you buy that spool stand?
Purple Ears (Flora) and I both have the older version of your machine. We have the Brother SE270D. It is a nice little machine and it sews very well.
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Great! I'd love to see the directions. I have one of those spool cartridges that are supposed to work with the larger spools but I find that the thread doesn't run through them smoothly and it breaks.


The pictures are of them at different stages and at different beaches or tropical places we've visited. The theme for their party is tropical beach so I thought that the pictures were appropriate. The candle lighting is part of the party. The girls invite 12 groups of people who were significant in their lives up to each light one of the candles. They usually include grandparents, aunts and uncles, cousins, friends, teachers, scout leaders, etc. It is a way of honoring them and thanking them for being a part of their life. Then the 13th candle is for themselves and the the future. Some people add a 14th candle in memory of significant relatives who have passed away but we are lucky enough not need to do that.


Don't tell them until you are much closer. Having worked with young children, they don't understand time in the same way as adults. You will have to answer the question, "Are we going to Disney today?" for every single day between now and when you actually go next fall.


Everything turned out great! Your bag looks perfect for a laptop and I am sure it will get a ton of use. And your daughter's bird for the school project was very creative. I hope she got a good grade on it. The pjs for the party are adorable! I've made my girls pjs before but they never seem to like them very much. I can't figure out why. And the upcycled skirt is so clever. I love that you are using it now for Iron Man and that you will use it again for HP.


I don't find that my spool holder for the larger spools works very well. Maybe I need to buy a second one and try it out. Maybe I just don't have a good one. Your Star Wars shirt is great and I love the bag you did for your friend's birthday. I made a bunch of those last year for birthday gifts for my girls' friends. Then I would tuck a small gift card inside to an ice cream place or Starbucks.


Love the designs! The shirt is adorable!


It is a large Styrofoam ball. I've seen something done for a Minnie Mouse party with two smaller balls attached for the ears. But they covered the balls with gumdrops.
Thank you for the directions. I will see what I can come up with.
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In keeping with the "Now and Then" theme... My favorite theme of all - as many of you know...

Here's the first items I ever made - many of them are my own patterns:



And here's the most recent:





These danglers were made by Beth (Blyssfull) and Liz (Babynala) for a Disboutiquer's dd... So, I give them full credit for those!



This bag was actually a remake (which I never do) of my own personal bag - and to prove it:

















Sorry if some of these are duplicates...

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design help please

I'm working on the Cinderella dress and can't decide which trim to use to make the contour on the bodice. I have (on the right) white with pearl beads - but it's kind of wide; (on the left) silver, sort of braided, and (second pic, on the left) plain white ribbon.
Please ignore the fact that everything is just stuck on her (it's a good thing my model doesn't mind pins) and that her arms are on the couch behind her




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Just be careful with the spool extender. One of the little prongs that hold it in the cartridge broke off of mine and made it almost impossible to use.
Funny that you say that because both of mine have been broken for quite some time. I just tape it in place!

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Ah, the shirt is still wearable and the design is small enough not many people would notice the "moy" rather than May. Besides, it was cool enough here that I had to wear a sweatshirt over it anyway.

Love you Minnie as Leia!
Thanks. The temperature was the reason why I used a turtle neck tee for my shirt!

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It looks like you have the same machine as I do, innovis 500d? If so where did you buy that spool stand?
As Diane pointed out, my machine is an older version of your machine. The spool stand came from a sewing shop for $5. I am sure any spool stand will do.

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Thanks for the pictures. I do have the same spool thingy for the top of the sewing machine but I haven't tried it on the spool stand. Maybe I will give that a try.

Purple Ears (Flora) and I both have the older version of your machine. We have the Brother SE270D. It is a nice little machine and it sews very well.
Hopefully you can get the bigger spool to work on your machine. My machine has served me well, though the automatic needle threader is broken at this point. One of these days I may open it up and try to fix it (since I can't make it worse anyway!)

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I'm working on the Cinderella dress and can't decide which trim to use to make the contour on the bodice. I have (on the right) white with pearl beads - but it's kind of wide; (on the left) silver, sort of braided, and (second pic, on the left) plain white ribbon.
Please ignore the fact that everything is just stuck on her (it's a good thing my model doesn't mind pins) and that her arms are on the couch behind her



I'd vote for the silver trim.
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I'm working on the Cinderella dress and can't decide which trim to use to make the contour on the bodice. I have (on the right) white with pearl beads - but it's kind of wide; (on the left) silver, sort of braided, and (second pic, on the left) plain white ribbon.
Please ignore the fact that everything is just stuck on her (it's a good thing my model doesn't mind pins) and that her arms are on the couch behind her



I vote for the silver one! (Although everyone would look nice!)
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I'm working on the Cinderella dress and can't decide which trim to use to make the contour on the bodice. I have (on the right) white with pearl beads - but it's kind of wide; (on the left) silver, sort of braided, and (second pic, on the left) plain white ribbon.
Please ignore the fact that everything is just stuck on her (it's a good thing my model doesn't mind pins) and that her arms are on the couch behind her



I like the silver one as well!!
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