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

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  1. Chasingmarcus

    Chasingmarcus Earning My Ears

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    This is a great idea! I have taken a pic with her holding a "First day of school sign" for her preschool years, but what a great keepsake for later on.

    Thank you so much for the compliments on the pj's for my daughter. I have had a fun time sewing them, they are quick and easy.

    I won't worry if I have my daughter in the picture or not! I usually try and take a picture of her in what ever I make, just for keepsake (and to email to my mom!) who likes to see them. The lampshade comment made me laugh!
     
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  3. Chasingmarcus

    Chasingmarcus Earning My Ears

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    I know that it is not Disney, but I did finish the Annie dress for our Broadway Show this weekend. DD is so excited!
    I think I might use the same pattern to make an Alice dress for our upcoming trip to Disneyland.

    I used the Carla C Precious Dress pattern. I know alot of people use and like her patterns, and I love that I can print them out right away, and that they are so easy to follow, but I often find them big (especially the easy fit pants). Do you think I might be printing them off scale somehow? My daughter is just shy of 5 and pretty true to size, a bit small, but not super tiny. She measured in the 3 range mostly, so I made a 4 so the arms wouldn't be too tiny, but I honestly think I could have made the 3 and been more than fine. With the easy fit pants, I have to make her a two and then adjust it so it is not as baggy. Am I doing something wrong?

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  4. dianemom2

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    The dress turned out great. Sorry that it gave you fits right up until the very end. However, I"m sure that the birthday girl will adore it! I hate hand sewing so I'm sure you were upset to have to re-do the hand sewn part.

    I had many a bunch of pillowcases and never got around to mailing them. I probably had at least 2 dozen. Then shortly before Thanksgiving, a friend posted on FB that she was going to volunteer at GKTW with her church group. I gave her the pillowcases and she took them with her. But she told me that her church made and donated about 500 pillowcases! I was happy that I could help out a little bit. Anyhow, my friend said that volunteering there was one of the best experiences of her life. She is planning to go again next year, with or without her church.

    She does seem to be doing ok. She had a headache again last night but besides that seems to be just fine. I was glad that the school took it very seriously when I contacted them. They called me and they pulled Sara out of class to have the nurse check her over.

    I was also a bit surprised that the Rapunzel dress didn't sell. I think that the boutique crowd really likes ruffles and that didn't have them. LOL! I'm glad that you found some shirt designs that your husband would like. I thought they were perfect for an adult's shirt. I'd love to make DH a couple of polo shirts too but we'll see what I have time for.

    How exciting that you get your new machine today. I hope you have a little bit of time to play with it before you leave for VA. Watching a young baby is a lot of work! I hope that you do ok with her.
     
  5. VBAndrea

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    That turned out great! I agree that her sizing is large -- I just go buy measurements and have better luck. The Easy Fits are designed to be pretty wide/generous though. I have tapered the legs a little on some that I have made or make a smaller size as needed. I have also upsized a couple of her patterns: the bowling shirt and the simply sweet and the upsizing worked great.
     
  6. sewmess

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    :rotfl2: I have a vintage dressmaker's form, but I hardly ever use it. Mostly because I hardly ever make clothing. But now I wish I had a big ol' lampshade.

    Sorry about the pattern. Sometimes I think the big pattern companies make things overly complicated, but that may just be my costuming background talking. I tend to look at pattern instructions the same way Barbosa looks at the Pirate Code - they're more like guidelines. And that may explain why I don't make more clothing.:rotfl:

    I have been doing more sewing & someday I'll get at my home computer and post pictures. Everyone's stuff is making me want to share.
     
  7. miprender

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    I finished my BoG shirts :cool1: But I still have to take pictures.

    Tricia... I loved those outfits you posted. And you looked adorable modeling it !

    But here is my outfit from the same launch as Diane and Tricia. I was pretty excited it sold so quickly.

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    So glad you posted. I love everything you made.

    Poor little guy... but the black eye doesn't look like it bothers him :)

    Thanks

    Wow that was a long time with no power. I have been twice during April vacation. Once in 2009 when it also fell during Easter which was CRAZY busy and in 2010 when it was not as crowded. Since Easter is so early this year I think we will be alright.

    I still haven't made any pillow cases, they are on my someday list :rolleyes1

    But WOOHOO for your trip... so glad that you are getting to go back to Disney. Are you taking Dorrrine?

    That dress came out so pretty.

    That pattern makes a perfect Alice dress. There was just a discussion in another group I am in saying that her patterns do run a little big. I have big kids so I never have an issue. I actually go up a size on the easy fits for my boys.:rolleyes1
     
  8. disneychic2

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    I love it!! Looks like your DD loves it too. It's sure to be a big hit at the show. I think it would make a darling Alice dress as well. Great job!

    Love that Chip N Dale outfit! Super cute and what a great job you did!

    We went to Disney the last week of April of 2012 and it was not all that crowded. The weather was pretty nice too, if a little warm. But nothing like the September heat we're used to! I too think you'll be fine crowd-wise! Hope you have a wonderful trip!
     
  9. nannye

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    I had it shipped to Canada.
    It does void the warranty, but there isn't really anything that comes close pricewise. I ended up paying just over $600 including duties and taxes. (including my refund)
     
  10. pequele

    pequele Some people think they are cool because they can h

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    I am looking for some Disney cruise designs (ships or nautical characters) for PES. anyone know of where to look? A particular seller on etsy or someone who has a site? I know they are out there, I've seen em :) thanks
     
  11. love to stitch

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    You did a great job on the dress, your daughter looks adorable in it.
     
  12. dianemom2

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    The Annie dress is great! It looks just like Annie's dress! I have that pattern but I haven't made it yet.

    All of Carla's patterns tend to run large. Just make the size that works for your daughter. Also the easy fits are a baggy style of pants. You can taper the legs for a more fitted look if you want that.

    I love your Chip and Dale set. I think it was the very first thing in that launch that got sold! Hooray!

    I agree that the Precious dress would make a perfect Alice in Wonderland dress.

    Have you tried HeatherSue's site? I know she has several cute designs.
     
  13. pequele

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    I will look. I didn't think there was but I will take another look as I haven't been looking really hard. It was just getting to be that time to start doing something for our trip in May!
     
  14. goteamwood

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    While not exactly cruise, I do love the snorkel characters from Miss Kenzie Mac, there's Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Donald, etc. I think it's 6/$18.
     
  15. cogero

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    The followig sites have cruise designs

    Froufroubyheathersue
    misskenziemac
    divasdoodles

    and I am 95% sure bowsandclothes may have some.
     
  16. PurpleEars

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    Congrats on your new sewing machine! I hope you will get a chance to play with it soon. How nice for you to go and watch your grandchildren so your DD can go on a kids free getaway. Babysitting a little one can be exhausting, but I am sure your neighbour appreciated your help.

    The dress looks beautiful! I don't know about the sizing for the patterns. However, I go by the actual body measurements so I hope the things I made fit. (I make kids' clothes for Big Gives so I don't get to see them modelled in real life)

    I am glad the school took it seriously. I hope your daugther is on the mend.

    I totally agree with what you said about the commerical pattern instructions!

    The outfit looks fab! Congrats on selling it!
     
  17. pigget74

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    Could someone please point me in the right direction. i was gong to try and sew some outfits for my DD and DS, but I had shoulder surgery Dec. 20th and complications since. Hoping that I will be able to do something before our trip in May. I am looking for SWW--minnie mouse shirt---i was going to make a circle skirt. We are eating at Park Faire and Tusker House. Looking for either sets--skirts or short---any clue where to look?
     
  18. VBAndrea

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    Wow! That is beautiful! Perfect job on the coordinating fabrics. Is that the last of your Japanese fabric? I can't believe how perfect the other fabrics match it.

    Off to look for a remnant of wolf fabric that I bought and hid. I had to hide to hide it when I bought it b/c I didn't have time to do anything with it and didn't want dd to see it and constantly beg me to make something. Now I don't know where I hid it :confused:
     
  19. Diegosmom

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    Hi Ladies
    I lurked here about two years ago...pulled out my sewing machine that has only been used twice (and when my mom was visiting lol) and decided I was starting to sew...The machine sat out for a few months and I never even put it on a table or took cover off so back into the closet it went lol

    I had wanted to make matching out fits for our Jan 2012 trip but DH would not go along and only have a son so didnt need to make dresses...

    But now I have a trip planned for June and my sister is coming instead of DH and she is on board for at least a few outfits.

    My list of what I want to do keeps growing lol...

    3 Lanyards (with star wars fabric)
    3 Pillowcases (again star wars fabric)
    2 sets adult PJs
    1 set kids Pjs
    1 Pool robe

    and a few shirts...

    My question to you ladies. I love all the embroidery and I dont have a machine so I was looking online for some and they are in the $5 range which I would prefer not to pay...especially since some of these shirts Sis and I might not wear outside of Disney. I keep seeing some of you post about doing it by hand. I searched for a tutorial but couldnt find a good one. Can someone point me in the right direction?
     
  20. lovesdumbo

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    Here's a great one:
    https://m.box.com/view_shared/7fsj6dvprq
     
  21. TourPixie

    TourPixie Earning My Ears

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    I cant believe I found this post I have an addiction to my sewing machine, I seriously need a 12 step program. I leave fr Disneyworld in 24 days and I still have two womens shirts, 2 mens shirts, 3 5 year old girl dresses, 3 4 year old booy shirts and 3 2 year old girl dresses to complete as well as finish a Prince Charming coat and make the pants. I am also in need of 2 more days of outfits which sadly might become iron on transfers. I also need to make the hair bows to go along with all of this, I can do it right? I love seeing what everyone else is doing it give me inspiration. Happy Sewing ladies
     

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