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

Discussion in 'Disney for Families' started by teresajoy, Aug 13, 2012.

  1. hey_jude

    hey_jude Mouseketeer

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    I didn't this time but I have before. I'm just never as happy with the look and I always found it just as easy to take the overalls off to change a baby vs doing all of the snaps up again!


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  3. hey_jude

    hey_jude Mouseketeer

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    Just chiming in with my 2 cents worth on doing WDW at the end of August. I also think it's a great time to go, but I will admit I like heat and and SW Ontario does get humid in the summer.

    Like others have said, we go early and leave before the hottest part of the day. We then like to go back in the evening and stay late. We've had some great interactions with characters at the end of the night.

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    Judy (wishing she had a ticker that said she was going again this August :( )
     
  4. pyrxtc

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

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    The contest is on pattern review. 1 pattern, many looks.

    I don't think there is a section for sewing but I do know that agencies do take donations over to the orphanages when they go if they can. I will be making some things to take with me and leave there when I go.

    Everything has been so cute. Love the bags and the Rapunzel inspired dress and overalls. So inspiring to see so many things posted and looking so great. It looks like a few of us have slowed down on sewing since the holidays and that's why I joined the contest so I would have to get back into it. It's a good break from packing.
     
  5. nowellsl

    nowellsl <font color=purple>my car finds out everytime I ha

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    We've been many times in May, and August and I don't think August is any worse! It is more humid in August and there are more afternoon thunderstorms (but those actually cool things off a little bit). It is hurricane season, so you may want to look into trip insurance! It's been a while, but I remember a few years ago having school cancelled in late August because of a hurricane. (We start back to school a couple of weeks before the end of August). It WILL be hot, don't get me wrong, but I've been in May when the highs were in the 90's!
     
  6. DMGeurts

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

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    Thanks everyone for your heat tips! :) I really appreciate it. :)

    I have another question...

    We just found out that Josh's brother and his wife are having a BOY!!! Yay!!!

    Even though I had dreams of making adorable little girly things for them - I am now needing to figure out some adorable little man things to make... I would love some ideas! Remember - they live in The Netherlands - so it's typically colder there.

    Definately making him a little flannel quilt - I had one for the girls and I loved it! It was so snuggly!

    Thanks for any and all help you can give me! :)

    D~
     
  7. dianemom2

    dianemom2 DIS Veteran

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    That's true. Especially with overalls.

    I like your signature and I with the same thing!

    I'd look into getting a copy or two of Ottobre magazine. It is filled with tons of baby patterns and lots of them are boy patterns. They have the cutest boy things in there. Some are bit more challenging to sew than others. The most recent issue has the cutest set with a onesie, zippered hoodie and little pants for a baby boy. There is also a pattern for baby jammies and a one piece romper.
     
  8. pyrxtc

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

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    How about some cute and warm booties ? A sleep sack ? Even a car seat cover that protects the baby from the weather ?

    I finally got all 3 of my dresses done for the contest. I took the third one further than the other two in design. All from one pattern, Simplicity 1922.

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    And all 3 together..... I don't have my live model til the end of this week.

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  9. ArieBella

    ArieBella Earning My Ears

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    Just wanted to post my admiration to all of you DISboutiquers! All of your creations are beautiful and I'm officially jealous of the talent on this thread! I hope to one day add sewing and embroidery to my list of craftiness but I'm not there yet. Have to talk DH into a machine first :goodvibes
     
  10. pyrxtc

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

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    Welcome ! I just got my first machine last summer. I didn't even know how to sew before April 2012. Check craigslist for a machine, you could get lucky. It's not the machine cost i worry about, it's the fabric and how much you end up buying because it's just so cute !
     
  11. PurpleEars

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    I think you guys will be fine. We are used to dry, cool summers and we managed in the heat and humidity (even though my hair turned into a nightmare!) I got heat exhaustion at Studios during our first trip (which was in May) but I haven't had any problems since then.

    I totally agree with you on the ticker! I lived in SW Ontario for almost 10 years so I know what you mean by hot and humid!

    How exciting to be able to sew for someone new! How about hats, mittens and booties to keep his little head, hands and feet warm?

    All 3 dresses look beautiful. I hope you will do well at the contest!

    Welcome! All you have to do is to just sit down and start sewing! I look forward to seeing pictures of your creations!
     
  12. tigger51276

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    Does anyone know how long it takes for to be approved for the BIG GIVE site? I registered a week or two ago and haven't heard anything.
    TIA
     
  13. VBAndrea

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    Usually people are approved within a couple of days; however there are no current gives active so the moderators probably haven't approved anyone for some time now. You could try pm'ing Teresa (she always has the first post on this thread). There is also a FB group that I think most of the mods have migrated to -- I can't say for sure though since I don't FB.
     
  14. dianemom2

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    Usually to get onto the board only takes a day or two. There are not any Gives right now though so maybe the moderators haven't been as vigilant about keeping up with stuff. We're hoping a Big Gives comes along soon.

    Both the board and the FB page are supposed to continue to operate so that people have choices on how to sign up. Hopefully it will work smoothly.
     
  15. SallyfromDE

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    Question:

    Does anyone know where I can get the design, Princess Protection?
     
  16. TarzansKat

    TarzansKat Not all treasure is silver and gold, mate.

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    Hello, friends! Popping in to live vicariously through all your creations. I can't sew right now as I just had knee surgery, and it was my right leg. Maybe I should learn how to work that foot pedal with my left. You never know!

    Anyway, I am on the mend. Just made a beautiful baby quilt for a fellow DIS friend, and finished curtains for our basement, pre-surgery. Not Disney related but still an accomplishment.

    Happy to be back on the DIS and checking out all the beautiful things! Keep up the good work! I love seeing all the creativity. :goodvibes
     
  17. dianemom2

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    Heather Sue has a version and I think that Glitzy Stitches might too. I've made Heather Sue's and it is very cute. Here is a picture of it, on the left side:
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    Glad that you are healing up from your surgery. We want to see pictures, Disney or not! My sewing machine has a hand control button to start and stop the sewing. It works when you disconnect the foot pedal.

    So I went back to the Salvation Army last week. I couldn't get there on Wednesday, which is 1/2 price day. But when I went on Friday, they were having a special 1/2 price day. I picked up 10 t-shirts, that cost $10 and that I turned into 10 pairs of shorts. I was especially happy to find an Orioles t-shirt and a Maryland Terrapins t-shirt. Our favorite MD teams! Too bad I didn't find a Ravens t-shirt too and although, while we like the Ravens, we are really Redskins fans. (On a side note, I was able to pick up Ravens t-shirts for my girls at Pink on their 75% off sale last week. HOORAY!!!) Anyhow, here are pictures of the 10 additional pairs of Jaden t-shorts:
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    I was smarter this time and I bought men's t-shirts. I had to add in a little extra fabric to make a few of them but most of the fabric came right from the t-shirts I bought.

    Also, I finished up another top with a pair of upcycled jeans. This will be a spring time outfit for my niece. I made the jeans into capris.
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    I have 9 pairs of easy fit shorts and 1 more upcycled jeans outfit cut out to work on next and then it is on to a few other new patterns that I have printed out and taped together.
     
  18. TarzansKat

    TarzansKat Not all treasure is silver and gold, mate.

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    dianemom2, thank you! I do not think my machine has a hand option. I will have to look at it more closely but I am pretty sure it does not.

    How do you make the t-shirts into shorts? Those are pretty awesome! Did you follow a tutorial or come up with the idea on your own?
     
  19. PurpleEars

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    Andrea - I am starting to wonder if you and I are the only ones who don't do FB. :rotfl: I hope there will be a Give soon so I have an excuse to sew!

    I am glad that you are healing after a knee surgery. I actually control the foot pedal with my left foot. I started doing that after I broke a few bones in my right foot. My foot is completely healed at this point but I just got used to sewing with my left foot. I hope to see pictures of your creations (even though they are not Disney related!)

    What a fantastic deal on the T-shirts! I think the shorts look great. The spring time outfit for your niece look very nice too. I hope she will like it!
     
  20. BabyRapunzel

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    Ok, where is everyone? There has been so much cute stuff. I still need to go back and quote. Just wondering why it has been so quiet. Is everyone taking a sewing break? This thread usually moves at the speed of light. Well I will be back soon to quote and then post a pic of a dress I made my niece for Christmas.
     
  21. dianemom2

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    I bought a pattern from Lillygiggle to make the shorts. You could probably make them with just about any shorts pattern though. I liked the waistband on these though so I purchased the pattern. It is a great way to use up t-shirts. One of the pairs of shorts that I made was from a t-shirt of my husbands that got a hole in the back when he snagged it on something. The rest of the shirts was just fine so I was happy to have a way to use the material.

    I'm not sure why it has been so quiet on here recently. I miss seeing all my Disboutiquer friends when they don't stop by.
     

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