Discussion in 'Disney for Families' started by teresajoy, Aug 13, 2012.
Welcome and good luck !! You can do it if you put your mind to it !
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Actually I didn't notice that until you pointed it out, but you're right. (Bet you get tired of hearing that -- especially from your kids!)
First time I'm doing a split stay. My senior son is joining me for the first three nights, so I splurged and we're staying at the Polynesian. Then I move to Pop where my kind belongs, for four nights.
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Have you found that darn wolf material yet???
First, I love the recap of all of the outfits you've made for yourself. So casual, so Disney, so perfect.
<---- pretend they're purple
And you're right, I am excited about my trip. Nine days to go.
I'll update about the pillowcases when I know more. My thought is to make two different sizes and send them both to the GKTW contact person.
1. Thank you.
2. I will.
3. My son's girlfriend is from Avon Lake which they tell me is somehwere in the greater Cleveland area.
Thanks for making pillowcases. Volunteering at GKTW is on my bucket list.
You are such a prolific sewer. I don't have kids at my elbow every minute, either, but somehow that doesn't seem to translate into sewing more. I did, however make a couple things for my upcoming trip which I hope to "shoot and show" tomorrow.
I love your Chip and Dale outfit. We used to enjoy watching chipmunks in our backyard. I keep meaning to ask Brer Fox if he knows why we haven't seen any lately.
I still have a few pieces of the Famous Black Polka Dot material. I managed to use a few for my string backpack.
Pillowcases will be a great project when you don't have family to sew for anymore. Someday will be fine!
You know, usually I go solo, but since my son (the FILM major) will be joining me, I'll have my own personal photographer. I can't think of anything about taking photos of me and a doll wearing matching outfits that wouldn't appeal to him.
Me + RRR = Happy Son
Welcome! Look forward to seeing what you make!
The capes are darling! Maybe once your dgd is wearing hers, your dgs will too. My kids have finally taken to theirs! Phew!
How exciting and wonderful of your dh to encourage you to get a machine! So glad you ended up with an even better one than the original deal! Can't wait to see pics of her!
Thanks for the link! Your sparkly Minnie is adorable! My dd loves bling, so I'll be adding this kind of stuff soon.
Everything is great, as always! I'm so happy that you have an upcoming trip! I love the fabrics in your Tangled dress!
So pretty! I love when an outfit can be used in "real life", too!
Prayers for a quick recovery! I hope you're feeling much better!
That is an awesome idea!
Those are both awesome, Tricia! Such beautiful fabrics!
Yay for a trip! I was going to ask the same thing as Michelle - is Dorrrine going, too? She's already got the wardrobe!
Oh, I just LOVE this dress! Annie was the first musical I ever saw and it holds such a huge place in my heart! How did your dd enjoy it?
That outfit is awesome, Michelle! Love it!
Welcome! And good luck getting everything done!
I'm working on some baby gifts of a bib with detachable charms for the first twelve months. I'm making two sets at once, so it's going more slowly than I'd like. Pics when I get them done.
I absolutely adore this dress. We are going on our 1st Disney Cruise in November. I would love to make these dresses for my two DD's. Did you have a pattern for this dress? If so, where did you purchase it? Any advice or info you could provide would be greatly appreciated.
The Simply Sweet pattern is available on http://www.youcanmakethis.com/ and it's a CarlaC pattern.
She has some great patterns, I haven't bought any yet. I've been making my own.
There are some free patterns and tutorials on the first page of the thread.
I have some that I found http://www.sewset.com/patterns/children/dress#/page/4
hi dana, it is the simply sweet dress with the natural waist. You can get the pattern on You Can Make this.com The pattern calls for the skirt to basically be 2 large rectangles. So What I did is cut 6 white panels and 6 patterned pannels and sewed them together. I ended up making the skirt a lot wider/fuller than the pattern called for but it looked cute! The appliquees are from Frou Frou by Heather Sue (I think all of them are, pretty sure!) I also altered by adding 3 layers of ruffles instead of one. If you have any questions feel free to PM me, I tend to miss a lot on this board!
It moves fast.
Are you looking for ideas of what to make or a place to purchase some already made sets?
Hi, and welcome to the group. Glad you decided to stop lurking and post. On the first page there should be a link to Heather Sue's bestest hand applique tutorial.
Welcome to the group and good luck finishing all your sewing. Please show us some pictures!!!!
How fun to do a split stay. We stayed at the Polynesian once. I don't think we took full advantage of everything there though. I was silly and didn't really plan a day to just spend at the resort. Of course, it was winter and cold while we were there so it was probably ok.
I can't wait to see what you made for yourself for the trip! I think one of the other reasons that I get so much sewn is that I try and cut out a bunch of things at once. That gets rid of me procrastinating because I hate to do the cutting.
Those sound cute. I can't wait to see some pictures.
I just can't wait for SPRING
Thanks and I just had enough but enough fabric.
How awesome... I have never stayed at the Polynesian but would love to someday
Glad you still have some left. I keep looking for some at Joanns
Is it me or is it Photobucket?
Trying to upload photos to share is very trying!
Thank you for understanding.
I'll be back.
Welcome Diegosmom and TourPixie! Hope you post pics of what you made (unlike me who still hasn't even taken a pic of my latest creation).
So cool that your ds is able to accompany you! The family must be worried about you going solo without an escort -- kind of like the time where we flew my MIL out here and had to sign for her.
Hair color does wonders for the gray -- it will make you look 29 years old (which happens to be my age ).
I found the wolf material and cut it and even cut an underskirt -- though I'm not as thrilled with that fabric, but must use what I have on hand. I haven't sewn yet though and I don't have enough of either fabric for a waistband. Guess those things happen when using remnants! I'll figure something out. Her shirt usually covers the waistband anyway. I have been too busy working out lately to shed the weight I've gained that I haven't had as much sewing time as I'd like. Did you find it harder to lose weight when you turned 29??? It's been quite a battle for me.
I just e-mailed Judy to ask her if the pillow cover I made for Lisa fit. She is probably frantically searching for it right now to try it on the pillow even though I gave it to her late in the summer.
We had chipmunks all over in RI. Brer Fox might be doing you a favor b/c those cute little chipmunks kept eating the plastic away on my bird feeders to make the food spill all over the place.
Speaking of RI -- we had two offers on our house this weekend I may get to go etsy shopping for some new knits soon!!!!!!!
Chances are it's you, but I'll be kind and blame it on Photobucket this time.
I am keeping my fingers crossed and sending prayers that you have a good offer and things go smoothly.
The pillow cover I made fit but Judy said that I told her it was made from the old flannel. She did not say if it had enough give to it or not.
Does anyone have the measurements for making pillowcases? I signed up for them on the big give and I can't find my measurements I generally use and am too lazy to search right now.
went from a million posts in two days to dead quiet. What happened ? Are we all busy sewing ? I know I've been busy packing and getting my house ready for pictures to sell.
Showing MY age now, I didn't see this entire next page... It was a snug fit, no give. I just rechecked it.
I haven’t posted in forever so got carried away with this post, but I know you’ll humor me.
I love string backpacks. I don’t like to carry a purse on vacation, so I shove my wallet in my front pocket and put everything else in the backpack. I go to Disney in February and have had a couple of very rainy and very cold visits and the backpack is perfect for carrying a sweatshirt, poncho (always a poncho, no matter what the weatherman guesses the weather might be) and a few other things if need be. I have a pullover windbreaker, so sometimes by the end of the evening if I’m wearing the sweatshirt, I can fold up the backpack and put in in the front “kangaroo pouch” of the windbreaker. I like to travel light.
Since I tend to blend in with all of the other distinguished looking women at Disney World, I thought I’d make it easier for you to spot me. Here’s my latest backpack.
Hanging from one side is hand sanitizer
And from the other is a “place holder” which I’m planning to replace with a fun key chain.
I also made a cover for a notepad. My son will be with me for half of the trip, but since I usually go solo it’s nice to have something to do at dinner, so I write down thoughts about the day . . .
I put smaller things in a zippered pencil case, although it occurred to me I should probably make one, but it’s cheaper to buy one than to buy the zipper to make one!
I made tissue covers for the children’s sermon at church a few weeks ago so made myself one, too. I also made a cover for my first aid kit.
Cozy in the front pocket.
I made myself a new wallet this year. Last year I designed it especially for my trip, and other than the pocket that I made for the room safe key (whoops) it was exactly what I wanted. I ended up using the pocket for my pills each day, so I kept it in this year’s wallet.
A tri-fold wallet so it fits in my front pocket.
With a little coin pocket
Inside pockets for license, insurance card, credit card, rewards card, and center pocket for room key.
Aforementioned inside pocket (gotta start using aforementioned more, that’s a good word!)
And a secret pocket. I keep a few large bills in there AND I always keep some ones, too. Shhh, it’s a secret.
Now you’ll be able to spot me if you see me at Disney. Look near any of the snack carts.
Cheryl I totally love your backpack and accessories. They are so fun.
Both. I was wanting to make a star wars circle skirt with a tank with minnie leia on it, then I wanted a circle skirt---with princess colors for my friend to applique and make a shirt to go with it--this would be for Park Fare. I needed something for Tusker and Toy Story.
Thank you thank you thank you...
This is awesome. I tried to search for it before but couldnt find it.
I totally had the wrong idea...I thought I had to hand stitch all that lol...and was thinking stitch first then cut out...this makes way more sense.
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