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

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  1. ColonelHathi

    ColonelHathi Mouseketeer

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    Too funny, I am looking at your stash and I think I have used 1/2 of the same fabrics on one project or another (mostly for DD4). Can't wait to see what you make!

    Very nice... I wish I had more time to sew, I would love to help out with a Big give... maybe someday. FYI, DS is 7, and loves Stars Wars - he would love that boy's outfit you made, very nice!

    I am in awe of all of your accessories! I just stop at the bag. :rotfl:

    Very cute quilts. I love the little owl one. The under the sea one too, but the owl one is my favorite.

    Back to sewing, two Grace ruffle dresses in the works. Just wanted to comment on a few awesome things quick. :surfweb::worship:

    How do I make the images I am quoting smaller? Sorry for the huge image repost. :scared:
     
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  3. thomtas

    thomtas Earning My Ears

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    I just wanted to say hello, I've been lurking for a while! I have decided to bring out the sewing machine left to me by my grandma and give sewing a try. I haven't tried sewing since high school (and managed to break a sewing machine :confused3). All of the items everyone has posted have been so beautiful!!! I really want to make some pretty dresses, my youngest girl is my "princess" and loves frilly dresses :goodvibes. I may be posting tons of questions soon as I am a total newbie :scratchin. Best wishes to everyone pixiedust:
     
  4. pyrxtc

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    inside the image name you add a th_
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    Welcome and I know you'll do great. I've been sewing less than a year now and just kind of dove right in. Can't wait to see what you make.
     
  5. PurpleEars

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    It's funny that the grandpa didn't like the dress but I am glad that the granddaugther liked it. I guess it has been a while since he had to buy dresses for little girls :)

    Welcome and I can't wait to see what you make with the fabric!

    Great job on all the outfits! They look fab!

    I will be curious to see how you like the split stay. I am usually too lazy to pack up in the middle of a trip to move somewhere else, even though we probably do to some degree as we tend to have a laundry day in the middle of the trip.

    The dress looks great!

    I can't wait to see pictures of the Grace Ruffle dresses. I saw that your question about the image sizing has been answered. The image reducing code only works for pictures from Photobucket though.

    Welcome! A number of us haven't sewn much before joining this group. This group is very friendly and please feel free to post questions. We are all here to help each other learn!
     
  6. pequele

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    I've been lurking a lot lately because I haven't had time to make anything lately (working on it now though!). Can someone warn me when we have to start a new thread perhaps? I don't want to lose you!!!! I'm sure it will be soon right? Isn't it around 200?
     
  7. rebeccalizzie

    rebeccalizzie Earning My Ears

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    Gee thanks...I have an older sewing/embroidery machine combo that I never use for embroidery. Thanks to this thread I just purchased a mickey ear applique and am going to try to make a few cute T shirts for my boys. I NEVER find cute boy stuff, I love the shirt and shorts goteamwood made! :worship:

    I hope this isn't too frustrating, I really have no idea how to use the embroidery mode on my machine.
     
  8. cogero

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    What machine do you have? There might be someone here who can help you.
     
  9. rebeccalizzie

    rebeccalizzie Earning My Ears

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    Oh my gosh it worked!!! I have a Viking Rose--4 inch field. I thought a simple mickey head applique would be a good simple way to get to know it a bit--I did embroider with it a few times like 10 years ago when I first got it but never again. I stitched it out on a layer of heavyweight stablilizer (which I'm glad I never threw out, I have a bunch of stabilizers) and a large scrap of knit fabric, then did the applique in a scrap of flannel. I just cut out the whole thing since it's all scrap fabric and my 6 year old wanted it, but now I know I can do it on a T shirt and have it work!

    I'm going to get some Cars fabric and cheap plain T shirts and make matching shirts for my boys :hyper: I can't believe it worked! I'm so glad I stumbled onto this thread! :hyper:
     
  10. Chasingmarcus

    Chasingmarcus Earning My Ears

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    Thank you so much for the kind words about the Annie Dress. We had a great time in New York City...seeing the show and the the things that the city has to offer. I took quite a few pictures of her at the theater and I hope to put them on the computer today. I thought more little girls would be dressed up like Annie, but I think my daughter was the only one!

    This is AMAZING! What talent!

    I have seen several dresses similar to this one that people have made. What pattern is it? I might need to buy it for a few for my daughter. She would not like the straps that tie on the shoulder, but I noticed that yours are tied in the back, and she would like that.

    Add me to the list of people with a really old embroidery machine. I have a PE190? Maybe? I am looking at the one that you all seem to recommend on Amazon the 770 I think it is? I was a bit nervous as I have never bought a machine not at a dealer. When I went to my local dealer they seemed to have a very similar machine there but it was $1,300! I think it had more pre programed disney designs, but I seem to like the applique designs better. I don't really know how to do those types of designs yet, but I am sure with a little practice I can figure it out.
     
  11. cogero

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    The PE 770 is a good machine. It is a stand alone machine it does not sew. You probably saw the 780D with the Disney Designs but that sounds a bit steep for it but I am not sure.
     
  12. thomtas

    thomtas Earning My Ears

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    Could anyone advise me on a good machine/s that can sew and embroider? Or is it better to have two different machines? This isn't something I will be getting right away but I do want to research and watch costs (so I can later convince DH that I really need one! He is a notorious cheapskate :rotfl2:). What features are most important in a machine? I'm just trying to understand it all (sewing, embroidery, serger, etc.). Thanks in advance for any information, time to settle in for a winter storm with the kiddos :scared1:
     
  13. dianemom2

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    Glad you decided to stop lurking. We are happy to answer question and help a newbie get started. It is lots of fun to make princessy dresses for little girls.

    I don't remember if it is at 200 or 250. Does anybody else remember????



    We are glad you found us too! And glad you figured out your machine and made something with it. Youtube is a great resource for learning how to do machine applique. Plus we are all happy to answer questions here.

    I am so happy that your Annie dress was a hit. I'm sure that NY was a ton of fun. I keep hoping to go with my family one day soon but other things keep coming up.

    The dress that I made with Ariel on it is a Simply Sweet from the Scientific Seamstress. But I did add some of my own design features. I added shirring to the back of the halter so that it was more secure and I added two buttonholes for the straps. I also lengthened the straps so that they would tie at the back instead of at the neck.

    I don't have the PE 770 but so many people on here do. And many of them have purchased them on-line instead of at local dealers. Several people bought them on Amazon.com and a few people bought them from either QVC or Overstock.com. Learning to do the appliques is very easy if you already know how to use your embroidery machine. Embroidery Library has some good tutorials.


    If you have space, two separate machines tend to be less costly and nicer to have. That way if your embroidery machine is running, then you can sew in between changing thread colors. The PE 770 tends to be much less expensive than the combo machines. They generally start around $2000 for the ones with at least a 5x7 embroidery field. However, from time to time people find great deals on a used combo machine on Craigslist. Some of the older machines still run great and can least for years and years. With the embroidery machine, you want to make sure that you buy something with at least a 5x7 embroidery field. With a sewing machine, make sure that it does buttonholes and has a zigzag stitch.
     
  14. PurpleEars

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    We move at around page 250.

    Congrats on getting the embroidery portion working! I can't wait to see what you embroider with it!

    The Grace Ruffle dress would have a similar look too. I have a SE270D which may be a little bit newer than yours. I would save the money and get an embroidery machine without the built in Disney design. I think most people prefer appliques anyway.

    I think it is nice to have 2 separate machines, however, you can get by with just a sewing machine. You can do applique "by hand" as long as the sewing machine does zig zag stitches. A serger is nice to have, though I got by for years with just the side cutter foot on my regular sewing machine.
     
  15. DisNorth

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    I haven't been around much. Haven't had much chance to sew lately. But as always you all have been making some beautiful things!!

    Cristy, very cool free motion :thumbsup2

    These are great, thanks for posting the tutorial as well :goodvibes

    Beautiful! You've been busy!!

    I love it!

    Glad it work out good! How is the new machine?

    I hope you are feeling better!

    Sorry you had problems with the pattern but the results look lovely!

    I don't like the changes they made to photobucket :(

    Love everything Cheryl!! Hope you have a great trip!

    Great quilts, Jen. I like making the tops better than the other steps!

    :thumbsup2



    Glad you got your machine working, and have lots of fun creating!
     
  16. PrincessMom4

    PrincessMom4 DVC member-SSR

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    I LOVE ALL of these projects!!!!!!!!! Working on getting my Star Tours Weekend shirts and pillowcases ready for our surprise trip.
     
  17. squirrel

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    I hope I can post some photos soon.

    The new computer is going back to HP for repairs. Not too happy about it as I will be without a computer for ?

    I also have the fun job of transferring everything off the computer and onto something (won't fit on my old computer now as I have added more photos to the new one). I guess I will be spending more $ on an external hard drive.

    So tired of setting up computers! They already set this one back to factory settings and I had to re-install and delete stuff trying to get it to work.

    As you can see I have not had any time to sew! :sad1:
     
  18. disneychic2

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    DH and I don't love values. We've stayed at Pop the last two trips because we took two trips in one year and were trying to economize. We really love the mods the best. But, hey, if it means a trip to Disney, I would stay in a value again.;)

    Love that dress! Great job!

    Glad it worked for you. Now, we need to see photos of your work.::yes:: I hope you have many hours of enjoyment making things for your family.

    Computers can be such a pain!! I will say, however, that since I went to Apple products, I don't have any problems what-so-ever. But I do remember the frustration I felt when things went wrong. :crazy2: Hope you get it back soon and it's better than new!


    So, I told you a while back about my new Elligante 3 Babylock machine. I've had one class on it and I have not been able to sew anything or play with it due to first my Mom going into the hospital and this week, my Dad was there. Then, DH and I both got sick, so I haven't had time or felt like getting down there. I'm hoping I feel well enough tomorrow to get down to my sewing room. I have a strip-work skirt cut out and ready to go, so that will be my first project. I love my new machine, though. It has a feature that when you embroider, you don't have to hoop your fabric. It actually bastes around the edges of your project to secure it. I love the color screen and how easy it is to change from embroidery to sewing also. I don't have to take the embroidery arm off, just move a switch. It will sew in all directions too. Okay, sorry to keep going on and on. :rolleyes1I have four more classes to take, two for embroidery and two for sewing. I'll be sure to post whatever I make...and probably a picture of my machine too.:rotfl:
     
  19. love to stitch

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    I'm trying to catch up after being at WDW for 3 days and then back to work yesterday. You all have been very busy, I hope I didn't miss anyone, everything looks great.

    I love everything but the backpack is amazing!

    The quilts are beautiful.

    Those area great outfits.

    That is a beautiful dress.
     
  20. dianemom2

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    What a pain in the keister! I'm glad that we have a resident computer expert at my house. DH hates fixing them but he often can.

    We are staying at the new value resort, Art of Animation. I had a friend who stayed there recently (and she is quite picky) who came home raving about it. We'll see how we like it.

    Your new machine sounds awesome!!! It sounds like the machine that I played with at the sewing expo. It was beyond what I wanted to spend when I replaced my machine back in the fall but I really loved the features. It is smart to take the classes to learn all the ways to use the machine. I'm sure my machine has a ton of features that I'm not utilizing. And I don't sew on mine because I like being able to sew while the machine is embroidering for me.
     
  21. rebeccalizzie

    rebeccalizzie Earning My Ears

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    Thank you everyone for the warm welcome! :cloud9: Now the problem is...I can't get to the fabric store today! :rofl: I keep a fairly small stash of fabric because I like to buy per project and I have NO Disney themed fabric. I'm going to have to see if I can be creative with what I have. Since I seem to have found my sew-jo this week I want to run with it before it hides again!

    I've actually been sewing for many years and go through phases--sometimes I sew like crazy, sometimes (like the last year or so) I barely sew at all.

    As someone with a 4x4 field, I agree with the advice to get a 5x7. The embroideries I can make with a 4 inch field are perfect for a shirt for my two year old but a little small for a T shirt for my 6 year old. You are really limited with a 4 inch field, which is mostly why I've never played with it much--there is just so little I can really do. I also can't do monogramming very easily for the same reason--I'd have to re-hoop a few times to get anything more than a single initial monogram.

    For me it's been better to have a combo machine because I mostly just sew and my machine does a VERY nice job sewing. I upgraded from a cheaper machine and can really tell the difference, so for a beginner I'd really recommend a nice sewing machine rather than getting a cheaper sewing machine in order to afford a decent embroidery machine. Saves SO much frustration.

    I do also have a serger which is really nice to have but definitely not necessary so I wouldn't worry about it right now if I were you.
     

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