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

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  1. pyrxtc

    pyrxtc <font color=deeppink>Married 10-5-02<br><font colo

    This pattern would work, you would just have to fashion a longer skirt for the bottom half.

    http://www.simplicity.com/p-6387-girls-costumes.aspx

    to give you an idea, I found this....

    http://lepetitearbre.blogspot.com/2010/07/mulan-costume.html

    If you know what you are doing, you could size down this pattern.

    http://www.simplicity.com/p-2096-costumes.aspx
     
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  3. DMGeurts

    DMGeurts Never open texts with the "Hand Sewn Button" attac

    I apologize that I haven't been around much... We have been sooo busy. I also apologize that I only went back the last two pages to "catch up"... I wish I had the time to go back further.

    I miss all of you lots and lots, but I will be the first to admit, once I fall behind here - it's very hard (and very intimidating to catch back up). :grouphug:

    The girls and I finally have another trip booked. :thumbsup2 We are super excited about it - which means I am sewing like crazy again. I am just praying that I have enough time over the next 7+ months to sew a new bag for each of us and maybe a couple of other fun things??? I am certain there will be lots of recycles from our last trip.

    Totally adorable, as usual!

    Diane - you have been on my mind a lot lately. I am wondering if you have the time to give me an update on your DH? If you'd like to PM me, that is certainly fine.

    I love everything! I think you look so adorable in that safari hat though - it's so cute on you! I am glad you had a great trip.

    And, of course, your Rosetta is amazing! I love all of the modifications you've done to it... I love making the Rosetta - it's been such a long time since I have made one, I am half tempted to make myself one for our trip. :thumbsup2

    I don't know why Rosettas are so hard to sell? I have seen some of the most adorable ones, and they just sit forever. But if you have someone requesting one - I would go for it.

    Very cute!

    How awesome!!! These are such fun chairs!

    Super cute!

    This is awesome!

    Super cute - again... Love those adorable pink capris! And the little boy outfit.

    I have lots of pictures of my own to post - it's been so long, I have no idea where I left off. :confused3 So, maybe another day...

    D~
     
  4. ivey_family

    ivey_family New Member

    Gorgeous! You did an amazing job on this!

    Welcome, and what fun to be planning your first major trip! I looknforward to seeing what you have planned to make!

    I'm going to bookmark that pattern for the future! Such a cute idea! I love them all, but the Style of the Yankees one is my favorite! I love all the other dresses you've done, too! You put us all to shame with how prolific you are!


    Love the sentiment! Cute idea!

    How great that you've gotten to visit both Tokyo and HK Disneylands! It's a goal of ours to get to all five of them. Three down so far for us! Any plans to go to DLP so you guys will have been to all of them (or did I miss it in your sig)?

    Love the casserole carrier and lunch bags! BTW, how's your new machine research going?

    Pretty!

    I remember those from when the Disney Catalog sold lots more items for around the home than the online store does now. :rolleyes: It was a three piece dinette set. What a great find!



    Those are lovely! Good luck in the contest!


    I don't have a Mulan idea for you, but did want to say Welcome to the fun!


    Hi, Andrea and D! So nice to hear from both of you!


    I haven't done any sewing this week because I've got credits for 5 photobooks that I need to use up before the end of January. Why do I always wait until the last minute on these things?:crazy2: Hopefully next week I'll get Valentine's shirts made for the kids.

    In other news, My kids finally decided that they like their capes and masks, finally. They've worn them a lot this week. Phew!

    Have a great weekend, everyone!
    Regards,
    C.
     
  5. dianemom2

    dianemom2 New Member

    Your dresses look wonderful! I hope that they do very well in the contest. I definitely agree that the blue one is Cinderella inspired. How did you display the dresses? What did you put them on?

    Hi and Welcome to the group! We love new members and we love to see pictures. I can't wait until you can post a picture of the Wendy nightgown. Some people have used this pattern:http://www.modkidboutique.com/Kyoko.html
    for Mulan dresses. I've made other Modkids patterns before and I find them well written.

    Haha! I fell behind on your PTR when my husband was sick. I've been to intimidated to go and try to catch up. Your PTR moves faster than this thread does! I can't wait to see what you sew for yourself and your girls for this trip. I LOVED everything you made for your last trip. I remembered your Goofy dress for ages and it even got me to buy the Oliver + S Ice Cream dress pattern. I made it twice and I liked it. My second one came out looking a little bit like a nightgown though. I learned that you have to mix and match your fabric for that dress. I sent you a PM.


    Glad you liked the shorts. I went back to Salvation Army today and bought 6 more t-shirts to make into shorts. I learned that I really need to buy mens tees instead of kids so that there is more fabric to work with. The Yankees shorts were my favorite too. I found an Oriole's t-shirt today and I can't wait to make it into shorts.

    I think I am more prolific because my kids are older so I have a little more free time. I don't have to bathe them or put them to bed. And after school, unless I am driving them from activity to activity, they do their own homework and fix their own snacks.

    I am so happy for you that your kids ended up loving the capes! Can't wait to see your Valentine's Day shirts.
     
  6. pyrxtc

    pyrxtc <font color=deeppink>Married 10-5-02<br><font colo

    Believe it or not I put them over a lamp I own with a very wide shade in it. It has a beautiful shape and makes the dresses look perfect. I can't wait to see them on a real little girl next week.
     
  7. PurpleEars

    PurpleEars New Member

    I thought about using Insul-brite but I was trying to use up what was in my stash. I have quite a bit of scrap quilt batt so I decided to use the batting. I whipped out my Tiana placemat at lunch today and someone asked me if that's a pillowcase for my cutlery as I had it rolled up initially. I usually have lunch at my desk but the last few days I have been eating with other people as I was at a course.

    Both of them look great!

    Welcome! I was going to suggest the Kyoko from ModKids but I saw that Diane has recommended that pattern already!

    I went to their website and I can't find information about what we can make for them. I am also concerned about the shipping cost as it may be prohibitive.

    Welcome back! Congrats on having another trip booked! I can't wait to see what you make for this trip!

    That picture with Goofy was actually from 2011, before I had a haircut at Harmony Barber Shop. I had 12" of hair cut and donated it. I am hoping that I can do it again the next time we go to Disney World. I still need a couple more inches of hair before it is long enough.

    The Rosetta is so much fun to make. I don't think I have actually made one according to the pattern! I just modify it to suit my needs. I think you SHOULD make one for yourself!

    I can't wait to see pictures of the things you made!

    We don't have any plans to go to DLP at this point, though it is possible that DH may go to a conference in Europe at some point and we can swing that. I only included the Disney trips that both DH and I went on together in my signature. The HK Disneyland trip wasn't planned. I was there (without DH) and had a day to spare, so I decided to go to HK Disneyland with my free day. One of the cool things there was getting to meet 4 princesses at the same time, as in all 4 of them were in the same picture with you. It was kind of funny as there were 2 English speaking princesses and 2 Cantonese/Mandarin speaking princesses. I guess they just figure out which princesses should interact with the guests based on which language they use to say hello to them :confused3. A lot of the attactions there run in 3 languages: English, Cantonese, and Mandarin, though I think you will miss things if you are monolingual.

    I should call up a few places to get quotes on the embroidery machine. I am pretty sure that I want a Brother multi-needle machine. I just need to find out the price points and decide which one to get.

    I hope you will have fun putting the photobooks together. I made photobooks from our last 2 trips and we liked having them as something to show pictures to our families. I am glad to hear that your kids warmed up to the capes and masks!
     
  8. Chasingmarcus

    Chasingmarcus New Member

    Thank you all for the warm welcome and especially the pattern suggestions.

    I forgot about the Modkids pattern. It is one I had been eyeing for a while and it just might do the trick. I have not made any of their patterns before, and I am glad to know that they are well written. I will check out the Simplicity pattern at Joanns tomorrow.

    I gave my daughter her Wendy nightgown today for our movie night. She loved it!
     
  9. love to stitch

    love to stitch New Member

    Both dresses look great.
     
  10. DMGeurts

    DMGeurts Never open texts with the "Hand Sewn Button" attac

    Brilliant idea!

    Ahhh got it... I thought the photo looked familliar... I still love that hat though!

    I might just make myself a Rosetta for this next trip... Of course - it will be modified to the max. :rolleyes1

    OK - I came back to post my latest stuff - it's been a while, and I have no idea where I left off, so sorry if you've all seen them before.

    This was a zip-wallet/lanyard combo set:
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    Then my Perfect Park Pak front:
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    Back:
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    Then a Jack Skellington UPB front... This was my first bag ever to be sold and shipped to Europe - which was pretty cool... It will be coming back to the US to go to WDW next month, it will also be doing a cross country trip to DL too.

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    Back:
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    Remy UPB set... Love this one... I know some people really love or hate pink - but this bag just had to be pink.

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    Interior:

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    Then, for my oldest dd for Christmas... I've been working on another pattern, actually two patterns for a DSLR camera bag.

    The first pattern is for the insert, which is designed to be removed from the bag, and used in other bags. The shape of it is designed to nest exactly insde the DSLR bag (which doesn't have an official name yet) :

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    Then the DSLR bag itself - my oldest dd is a teen, so no Disney theme for her.

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    Under the flap:

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    Daisy UPB set (sorry for the bad lighting on these) :

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    Interior:

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    Tigger UPB set (bad lighting here too) :

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    Then last November - right before Thanksgiving, I did a Crazy Days auction on my Facebook page... I worked on these bags in my spare time for several months...

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    Then, I have also starting doing custom DSLR camera straps - I really like these a lot.

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    Oh and one last thing... My youngest 13 y/o dd (V) wants to eat at CRT for our upcoming trip - it is something we have never done, because it is sooo expensive. I made a deal with her, that if she is able to earn half the cost of the meal, I will book it for her. So, she has starting making custom pin trading lanyards to sell, and she is doing quite well... She chooses all the fabric and themes. She has even managed to get a few orders out of it, I am very proud of her for coming up with a way to earn $$ and help out. So, these are her lanyards:

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    I think that is about all... Sorry there was so much to post - and again, for those of you that follow my PTR, sorry for the duplicate posts and pictures.

    D~
     
  11. cogero

    cogero New Member

    D you know I love all your stuff :) Miss C loves Vs lanyards.
     
  12. pyrxtc

    pyrxtc <font color=deeppink>Married 10-5-02<br><font colo

    good luck with getting a embroidery machine you love. Someday I will get one or juts get the pieces to the one my aunt lent me so I can use it.
     
  13. hey_jude

    hey_jude New Member

    I love reading through this thread to see what everyone has been working on. What an amazing and creative group! I don't often comment on what is posted but I am always so inspired by everyone's work.

    Here's what I've been working on lately. These are gifts for a co-worker who just had her second child (a boy). I usually try to do something for any older children in the family as well as for the new baby. In this family, there is also a 2.5 year old girl who loves Tangled so that was the theme I went with.

    First for the big sister:

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    and then navy pinwhale corduroy overalls for the new baby brother:

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    Judy
     
  14. goteamwood

    goteamwood New Member

    As always your work is stunning and I know I have said it before, but I can't believe you do all the applique by hand. I love all of them but Goofy and Tigger ones are my favorite.
     
  15. VBAndrea

    VBAndrea New Member

    Hello Ladies! Remember how I cleaned my sewing space so I could get started sewing again for the new year? Well -- it got delayed. Even though I had a flu shot all it took was one day of going to work to get the flu. And I have now passed it on to my son who refused his flu shot so I worry his will last longer. I'm on day 5 and am felling much better, so last night I finally got into my sewing *room* and started dd's dog jeans. I really hope to finish them for school tomorrow, though I now think I'm keeping both kids home. DS needs to be fever free for 24 hours (and grrr as dh didn't take his temp before tylenol this am) and I am not sending dd until he is cleared and she likewise needs to remain fine. Anyway, I'm really looking forward to getting these jeans done b/c once I get in the swing of sewing again it usually inspires me to keep it up.

    I was worried I'd get back on here and be pages behind again, but I see it's been quiet. I think too many people have vanished to FB :sad1:


    You may be right! I have oodles of old t-shirts lying around too to repurpose.Next sale they have I shall purchase it. I may try a pair for summer jammies using the easy fits pattern -- but for wearable shorts I don't think ds would like the easy fits.

    Very pretty and that really is a Cindy blue. I have a lampshade I have used for full skirts in the past too ;) What contest are you entering?

    The mod kids pattern is great and there are two patterns on YCMT that would work too. I think one is called the Miss Mary but you would have to design your own sash. You may want to look in the photobucket account and see if any are posted.

    I don't see a section for sewing, but don't forget about the pillow cases for GKTW as well.

    Hi D! I haven't been around much either and was thinking of you and that I need to get over to your ptr and see what is up with you. But I know I would be hopelessly behind over there too! I miss seeing your bags so am glad you posted over here. Are you doing a summer trip???? 7 months sounds like summer to me.

    Hi Carrie! How is your etsy shop going? I hope you have been able to sell some of your nursing covers. With the decrease in our paychecks I am once again toying with the idea of a shop. Just need to make sure I could put income on our personal taxes and not have to file separate business taxes. I worry b/c in our state you must have a business license to sell on etsy.

    My kids are slowly working there way to the stage of yours. They will often get their own snacks and they shower on their own. DS picks out his own clothes (though about once a month I wish he didn't :rotfl:) but I spend over two hours a day in the car driving them. It is honestly easier for me on days when there is no school!

    See how behind I am -- I have only seen one of those bags! The camera bag looks great and I love you camera straps. Your stitching is just awesome -- I really need an old machine. I just have no place to put one, but maybe someday.

    Both are fabulous!
     
  16. Yoshiandi

    Yoshiandi Just working for my next Disney fix..


    LOVE!!
    She let me test the Jasmine cameo..it stitches out beautifully. Now I have to find material to use it on!!
     
  17. erikawolf2004

    erikawolf2004 New Member DVC Gold

    I found the Modkids pattern was generous. But I think it is perfect for a Mulan dress.

    Erika
     
  18. dianemom2

    dianemom2 New Member

    Very clever! I will have to try that trick some time soon.


    Glad that she liked the nightie!

    As usual, your bags are completely fabulous! I especially loved the Goofy and Tigger bags the most. I also think that V's lanyards are terrific. How great it is that she's earning the money towards something that she wants to do! It will mean so much more to her.

    I love both the dress and the overalls. How cute that you came up with a theme for the gifts. I am sure they must have been veyr well received. I've never made baby overalls before. I've made some onesie type outfits. Did you use snap tape on the legs?

    I was asking because I have some insulbrite in my stash of stuff. You probably have the nicest lunch stuff at your work. I love that you have a Tiana place mat. How fun! I used to work with a lady who brought in a real fork and knife and a cloth place mat everyday. It made her sandwich look so much nicer.

    Sorry that your kids have been sick. We always get the flu shots but sometimes we will still get a mild case of the flu.

    I went back to Salvation Army last week and picked up 10 more t-shirts for just over $10. I have 10 more pairs of shorts almost completed. I did a marathon day of pattern pinning and cutting on Saturday. Now I have a ton of stuff ready to sew.

    It is nice to have the kids be more responsible about their own stuff. You definitely do a lot of driving. We are in a carpool because the girls' school is just slightly too far for them to walk. I drive 4 afternoons a week but it only takes me a 1/2 hour total from when I leave the house until when I get home.
     
  19. DMGeurts

    DMGeurts Never open texts with the "Hand Sewn Button" attac

    Absolutely adorable... I loved dressing my girls in overalls when they were little.

    Thanks Chiara! :lovestruc

    Thanks! Those are probably my favorite too!

    Hi Andrea!!! It's great to see you - it's been soooo long! I think of you often and catch a glimpse of you once in a while in Judy's TR - so at least I know you are ok. :hug: Still praying that your house sells soon.



    We did decide on a summer trip... I just couldn't pull V out of her first year of high school in the first few weeks of school - nothing like setting someone up for failure. So, we switched and are going at the end of August - after the summer crowds simmer down... Hopefully we will be able to handle the heat.

    There is no such thing as being behind in my PTR... You know that - and you know most everyone there. :lovestruc You are always welcome to pop in - even if it's just to say hi. :hug:


    Thanks Andrea! Someday you will get your vintage machine, and when you do, I guarantee that it will be your new favorite. :wizard:

    D~
     
  20. PurpleEars

    PurpleEars New Member

    I am glad to hear that your daugther liked her Wendy nightgown. I can't wait to see pictures of the Mulan outfit!

    The bags are just fab! I really like the ones with the ruffles. What a neat idea to have an insert for the DSLR bag so the bag can be used to carry other things too. I hope V will be able to sell enough landyards to make her dream come true!

    Great job on the set and having a common theme across the two items. I am sure the family really liked them. The overalls look very comfortable!

    I probably do have the nicest lunch stuff in my office, but that's because a good number of people in my office buy their lunches so they just have plastic cutlery. :rotfl: I am too cheap to buy lunches and it is much healthier to bring my own.

    The end of August is a great time to go. The lines are short and we honestly didn't find it too hot. Mind you, we tour the parks from rope drop to an early lunch, and heading back to the hotel for a nap prior to heading back out in the late afternoon. As a result, we were inside during the hottest part of the day.

    Andrea - I lost your quote but I am sorry to hear that the flu bug is making its round at your house. I hope your son will recovery quickly and your daughter can escape unscathed.
     
  21. DMGeurts

    DMGeurts Never open texts with the "Hand Sewn Button" attac

    This is exactly how we tour most days too, so I am hoping that the heat won't be too bad for us. I worry about Alli most, because she suffered from heat exhaustion (we think) last year - and they say once you get it, you are more at risk... :confused3

    D~
     

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