Disboutiquers Part 29 Kids Disney Boutique / Customs Clothes psst..we sew ;-)

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  1. cogero

    cogero DIS Veteran

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    I have a Janome and I love it. It is a magnolia 7334 I think I read a lot of the reviews on sewing pattern review.
     
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  3. dianemom2

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    Those all turned out great! The purses are sure to be enjoyed by the girls and the casserole carriers turned out so cute! What a neat idea to take store bags and dress them up with the additional fabric. They look like wonderful gifts. It must have been a fun afternoon to sew with your family.

    The aprons and vest look super. Do the aprons just pull over the head? I can remember having an apron very similar to that when I was little. I used to love to help my mom in the kitchen and she made me a couple of cute aprons to wear when I helped her.






    I love that your granddaughter loved the skirt and top you sent her. How nice that your daughter sent you a video of her enjoying it.

    What Brother machine do you have that does sewing and embroidery? If it has a card slot, you should be able to download designs and stitch them out. You just need to purchase PED Basic. It costs about $100 for the box and a card. I used that for several years on my old Ellageo machine. That machine also took floppy disks and I found out that I could buy a floppy disk writer for about $10. That allowed me to transfer all the designs to floppy disks and transfer them to my Ellageo that way.

    I also did a spray bottle to curb nighttime fears when my older dd was young. We used a can of air freshener. She couldn't read so it didn't matter that the can said Febreeze or some other brand. She thought it kept monsters and bad dreams away. And as a nice bonus, her room always smelled good.


    Most people who has Janomes seem to love them. I know that Chiara has a Janome serger and a Janome embroidery machine that she is very happy with. Go on Sewingpatternreview.com. They have lots of sewing machine reviews on there.


    We'd love to see pictures of your quilts. Especially Disney themed quilts.

    Nobody seems to have posted good things on here about modern Singers. They are not well made anymore. Especially the embroidery machines seem to have a ton of negative feedback. Sorry that the Brother machine didn't work out for you. I completely understand not wanting to lay out $500 or more for a machine that might not see heavy use. Have you considered checking Craigslist or something for a slightly older Singer that might be in great condition and dirt cheap? There are several people who have bought Singers on Craigslist or found them in a re-sale shop and absolutely love them. Another option is a Juki machine. They have started making home sewing machines that compare favorable to the Bernina's but at a much lower price point. I played around with them at the Quilt and Sewing Expo back in the fall and I really liked them.
     
  4. ADisneyQueen

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    Well, I ordered the Janome 100 today. Thanks for the comments. It was only $250 on sale. I know the Magnolia gets really great reviews, but I wanted to keep it simple and low cost for dd.
    What should our first projects be? I have an apron I bought at WDW and I would love to have more with a Disney theme.
     
  5. nannye

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    Hello Ladies,
    Looking for some advice.

    I am making the Simply Sweet with a ruffled bottom. I'm wondering what the easiest way is to do 3 layers of ruffles instead of one? would it be to make each layer a different length and stack them with everything being even at the top?

    Thanks
    Erin
     
  6. aboveH20

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    Thanks.

    Yes, I made the entire bag -- very time consuming. It's duck canvas, with iron on interfacing for extra durability, plus the lining with pockets, handles, and ribbon. I'm not sure what possesed me to make it, other than I saw a similar one that I liked.
     
  7. miprender

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    Those came out adorable

    Great job on all the bags.

    Everything looks adorable, but I really love the fabric on that vest.

    Great find. I always find it hard to get back in the swing of things after coming back from vacation. I feel like I forget how to do things:rotfl2:

    Great tutorial. I just pinned it in my "secret" folder

    Sending you a PM
     
  8. PurpleEars

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    Welcome! My impression is that modern Singers are not as well made as they used to be. Having said that, I have a Singer serger and I haven't had problems with it (other than user error). It sounds like you had a lemon Brother machine. I have been happy with my Brother machines and will probably buy another Brother in the future.

    Welcome! I haven't heard anything negative about Janome machines. I think most modern machines are pretty user friendly now, so any one of them would be good for beginners.

    Congratulations! I think a good first project is PJ pants (that was one of my first projects when I started sewing again). Most people here would recommend the Easy Fit pants pattern from youcanmakethis.com. The instructions are much better than commerical patterns, especially for someone learning to sew.

    My concern with doing that is the thickness of the materials. 3 layers of ruffles could get pretty thick and make it hard to sew. I don't have any suggestions though.
     
  9. dianemom2

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    I agree that easy fit pants from youcanmakethis are a great first project. Plus, I think that Hancocks is having flannel on sale next week for a super price. I'd wait until you have a couple of other projects under your belt before trying an apron since they usually involve either ruffles or bias tape. Pillows are also super easy and there are lots of free skirt tutorials on the internet.

    A simply sweet with 3 layers of ruffles would mean you would have to sew through 4 layers of fabric to attach it to the dress. That would be very thick and difficult to sew. I think you would end up with a few broken needles. Instead, I think that I would use this method:
    http://www.danamadeit.com/2012/03/tutorial-the-layered-skirt.html

    It will be a bit more work in measuring and cutting. But I think it will be easier sewing in the end.

    Well, now I am even more impressed. It turned out great! I'm sure that bag will last the mom forever because you made it from such sturdy material plus you lined it. I love the ribbon pieces around the top.
     
  10. goteamwood

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    I KNEW I saw a tutorial recently on this. As soon as I saw her question I thought of that method (which I have only read about in that particular tutorial) but couldn't find where I saw it and would have only made matters worse trying to explain it! Thanks for helping me not go crazy wondering if I made that up! I seriously went through all my crafty/sewing pins on pinterest plus all my PDF patterns looking for that tutorial!

    I started playing around with embroidery software today. I downloaded sewwhatpro a few weeks ago and found it to be not very easy to use (I am a SAHM now, but was a computer technician and systems admin for the previous 12 years.) I did try embird, which was better, but since I use a Mac exclusively I have to run it in emulation with XP, which isn't exactly enjoyable. I did find today a Mac app, which seems to fit the bill, Embrilliance. Has anyone used it? I guess it is cross-platform Mac and Windows and is about $150, lets you combine existing files to create names etc. but the demo does not save. (annoying.) anyway, long story longer, I was hoping that someone has some positive review of using it in real life, Mac or no, before I plunk down the $.
    I want to be able to combine files and make my own text embroidery appliqués. I just got a SUPER deal from 8clawsandapaw.com on the monthly font club where you can get ALL their 600+ fonts for $29. within 30 days. You have to "purchase" them and download them once you have an acct, but they are all free on the site after you pay for the club. They have some great fonts I really like, and plenty I am just downloading because hey, they are basically free and who knows if I might need them someday.
     
  11. smile5sunshine

    smile5sunshine Think of the happiest thing, it's the same as havi

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    I am such a super bad friend! I've managed to look through everything. I LOVE the aprons, thank you Cheryl for doing the drawstring backpack tutorial, the cozy-carriers were awesome, the purses cute, etc.

    I've been busy because (like always) the end of the year snuck up on me and I'm trying to finish a ton of crafting/sewing all in the next week. I have 5 Disney dresses to finish for a friend taking their trip after Christmas, the eye spy bags for the Give (which THANK YOU ANDREA for the mini-tute you did a while ago!), and a DIY ornament wreath for a gift exchange. On top of all that I still need to pack and order my house before we leave to visit family for Christmas break! ACK!

    I know, excuses, excuses.

    Back to sewing for me!
    Sunshine
     
  12. phins_jazy

    phins_jazy You might have noticed that my boyfriend glitters.

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    I feel your pain! We leave for disney in 7 days!!! ACK!!! I still have so much to do. I have 3 more shirts to finish, 2 scarves and embroider a jacket and a hoodie. My youngest asked me if I could make her some skirts to take with too. No pressure! On the plus side, I have finished up 45 of the 48 shirts, 2 hoodies and one scarf. :) And of course there are three parties this weekend, christmas baking and getting the house in order. Oh, and packing. Have to pack sometime don't I? :crazy2:
     
  13. pyrxtc

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    deadlines are stinky but at least at the end you get to spend the time in Disney. :thumbsup2

    Question for all of you....

    have you ever used paper in your sewing for details ? I got these Mickey heads from the DVC Merry Member Mixer and I have an idea in my head to use them on a dress, or rather an over-skirt. They are made of some type of paper. I am not sure what but it doesn't crumple, fold, or tear easily. It is textured and metallic. I want to cascade them down the skirt with a couple along the waist to being very full along the bottom. I plan on hand sewing them on but how practical is using them ? I know, a new sewist and ambitious but I can't shake the idea. :confused3:confused: Anyone have a guess at what type of paper this might be ?

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  14. dianemom2

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    Glad that I could help out!

    I saw the special on the different fonts at Paws and Claws but I don't use wording enough to spend the money on it.

    It sounds like you have been a busy, busy lady. Are you going to post pictures?

    I can't see how it would hurt to try it out. I'd probably give it a try with a few and then wash it to see how it works.


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    Threadart has free shipping for 12 hours today. I needed just a few colors and was able to order them for such a reasonable price!
     
  15. pyrxtc

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    I would be doing onto a chiffon so I won't be throwing it in the wash. I would have to spot clean it.
     
  16. Restrasz

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    To princessMickey: I love,love your casserole covers! Where did you find the pattern and is it easy? I would love to try it.

    I also love your idea for the bags,how cute! Ruth
     
  17. SallyfromDE

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    I had the cs6000i and after a month the whole feed dog contraption collapsed, Brother said to fix it with warranty would be more then the value of the machine. So I bought a Janome at our local store where someone had traded it in for an upgrade. Its a fabulous machine, good and sturdy. I thnk I only paid $300 for it.

    I don't know the #100, but I bought Kirsta a Hello Kitty style a few years ago. They were made by Janome. I think it was about $50. The only thing I had trouble with, the lack of a light. Being used to one, it was hard to adjust.
     
  18. PrincessMickey

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    Thanks! I love all the fabric too, especially the red and black paisley. I love the tote bag idea too, they all turned out so nice and don't look like store bought bags at all.

    Welcome! I don't have much experience with Singers but have heard alot of complaints on them. I have a Kenmore and my mom has a Bernina. I would take a look at Amazon, I got an embroidery machine from here for Christmas and they were real quick and they have a good return policy.

    Thank you! We did have a great day together. We had Christmas music playing and just enjoyed being together!

    Glad you found a mchine and great it was on sale too! I will second or third the easy fit pattern. Carla's pattern is also like a sewing lesson and you will both learn so much from it. And you will all have comfy pajama pants too! I have made them in fleece, cottons and flannel backed satin, it is such a versatile pattern.

    Thank you!

    You definately sound busy but how fun to make Disney dresses for your friend!

    You are pretty busy and wow to all those shirts. Hope you have a great trip!!

    Thank you! It's on the you can make this site. It is a very easy pattern and they went together pretty quick. I used Flora's idea instead of using fleece interfacing I used quilt batting.
     
  19. smile5sunshine

    smile5sunshine Think of the happiest thing, it's the same as havi

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    :scared1::faint: HOLY MOLY that's a TON of stuff to have sewn! :worship: And I thought I was busy!

    are you sure it's paper? could it be like tyvek (the type of material used for mailers)?

    I think it's fine to use it, so long as you make sure that it's on something detachable so it doesn't go through the wash.

    Ask and ye shall receive! (posted below!)

    Yes I am busy, but I must admit, that it's really all my fault that I am. I have known about needing to sew these items for quite a while and just procrastinated until the very last minute! I should know better, but alas I keep making the same mistakes over and over again!


    I want to say that I am praying for the poor families in Connecticut today. Horrible and heartbreaking.


    I am 90% done with the give eye spy bags. All I need to do is get the filling (either rice or the poly pellets, which are my first choice) and sew them closed. Can't post pictures of those yet though.


    And I am also 90% done with the first dress. It's a Snow White inspired dress using the Little Lizard Apron Knot pattern. Overall the directions for this pattern are clear, but she doesn't really include any sizing information or finished measurements. I modified the apron portion. It was supposed to be a rectangle, but I wanted the rounded corners. I also lined it so I could use the ric-rac. I also used a blind hem stitch for the first time, so YAY me!

    I still need to add the buttonholes (the directions are a bit unclear for this so if anyone has made the patten before help me out, otherwise I'll have to email Little Lizard) and then I am also going to add an apple applique to the apron. Overall, happy with how it's turned out.

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    *edit* hee hee, I just realized my eye spy bags are peeking out from behind the dress! Those black straps are the handles to the bags!

    Hoping to get a couple more dresses cut out today/tonight. Maybe more pictures tomorrow.

    Sunshine
     
  20. BabyRapunzel

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    I am trying to keep up this time, fingers are crossed.....

    This is so cute! I feel dumb, but what is a blind hem stitch and was it difficult?

    I also am saddened by this news. It really is unimaginable. I don't understand how people can be so crazy, especially to hurt children. Makes me scared for when DD2 will go to school.
     
  21. PrincessMickey

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    That dress looks cute, I think the apple applique would look great on the apron. I have no experience with dresses or that pattern so I'm not much help with that.

    My heart is breaking too. It really is unimaginable. As someone from Colorado who knew/knows several of the victims from Columbine and know several responders from Aurora I just can't comprehend that this happened to so many who were so young. In a way this hits closer to home being that my kids are the same age as those involved there. My thoughts and prayeres are going out to everyone involved in this.
     

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