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

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  1. MinnieFanatic

    MinnieFanatic Earning My Ears

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    Hi, Baby Rapunzel thanks for the welcome and the love!!!! No I do not have a serger. I just used my brother which i hate. I'm getting a Janome as soon as I can talk DH into it. I got my 8 yr old a sew mini and love it so now I need a bigger Janome. I think a serger might be easier but I just found the overedge stitch and used that for the trim on the hem. I got the knits from Joanns and ordered the tshirt from Zumies. I wanted more pattern-y fun fabric but was out of time to order online so I had to settle for what joanns had in the store here in md. I used the front of the shirt and did the back out of knit. The fabrics were all cotton knits but the purple was heavy so the dress is kinda thick. I would choose all lighter knits next time. I am a complete beginner and I cannot sew straight (obviously) but the pattern was fairly easy. I joined the funktional threads pattern group on fb and that helped with some tips. I can send you a pm with a couple of the tips if you want--I feel like I am going on and on now. Overall it was not bad to cut and put together. I had to get a friend to help me with the collar. Now that i have done it once I am ready to try more.

    And I agree w/you about NannyE. Erin you are an excellent friend and I think the dresses will be gorgeous!!! Tack on an extra zero to the price of that baby LOL!
     
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  3. love to stitch

    love to stitch Mouseketeer

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    Those are really cute outfits.

    The top and jeans are really cute and the wolf outfit is beautiful.

    Very cute!
     
  4. DMGeurts

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

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    I have no idea where I've left off... I try to hard to stay caught up here, and I just can't. Sigh...

    Erin... I definately think you did not charge enough for making that dress... The time put into it already has (IMO) exceeded what you are being paid, and you haven't even started it yet. YIKES! I hope that lady and her dd enjoy that dress a lot!

    Minniefanatic... Love the dress you made - the colors really go great together with the theme.

    Andrea... Love the outfits for Miss A.

    Goteamatwood... Love everything - as usual... You really have an eye for pairing fabrics. :)

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    I have no idea when the last time I posted a bag was... So, I apologize if there are any repeats. :)

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    Thanks for letting me share. :)

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  5. DisneyMom5

    DisneyMom5 DIS Veteran

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    Love this one! And the expression on Jesse's face on the Jesse purse. Love!
     
  6. nannye

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    I don't know that I would say se s picky, more so indecisive. Again also my fault for checking with her on for what she wants for each thing.
     
  7. disneychic2

    disneychic2 DIS Veteran

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    Hey there! Haven't seen much of you lately. Are you all ready to move? Or have you moved already? Can't remember your timeline. Good to see you again!

    Welcome! So glad you took the plunge. The dress you made was wonderful. You did a very good job on it. I hope it leads to lots more cuteness that you'll share with us. Doesn't have to be Disney at all!

    D~ as I said on your ptr, love the Dopey bag!! Nice to see all the other bags again too.



    I have been playing around with my machine, doing a few "in the hoop" projects.

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    I'm going to put a fun chapstik and some money in the little change purses and give the to my granddaughters for Easter.

    ETA: forgot to say the patterns I used came from Five Star Fonts Embroidery
     
  8. miprender

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    :sad2: That stinks

    Great job. I've seen so many cute dresses with this pattern.:goodvibes

    :love: Love your newest bag.

    I love the ITH projects. I just did the CrossBody Bag one for my DD's ipod touch.
     
  9. NiniMorris

    NiniMorris DIS Veteran

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    Spoke with daughter in law...she is upset that we are putting our family vacation in front of her daughters education. She said it was only a $500 deposit... I guess she has a lot more money than I do if she is unconcerned about loosing $500..


    So, with our June short trip to Disney we will probably take a short drive over to the beach for a few days...


    But...on a sewing note, I finished two Dumbo dresses today...they are going in the box with the two Steamboat Willie dresses and the two Snow White dresses... and I can now devote some more time to finishing up my launch dress and work on a skirt pattern I get to test...


    Nini
     
  10. goteamwood

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    Very cute. I love the minions. What a fun dress and very impressive first project. I need to get over my knit-phobia and make something. I'll have to try that dress pattern.
    As always, stunning. And love Jessie and Dopey. You had everyone stumped on FB.

    Sounds like she should send you the money since its "only" $500. Yikes. Too bad you can't get someone else to come as the other 1/3. My in-laws canceled going with us to Disney last year, a month before we left the decided to get divorced. But my friend and her husband were able to take the spots in our art of animation reservation.
     
  11. NiniMorris

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    Well, we will probably be taking the Grand Princess with us on the Disney/beach trip in June...fulfilling the promise we made to her for a do over beach trip. I will charge her momma a premium for her daughter's portion of the trip.


    Now for my problem I seriously need help in solving...

    Fabric Storage

    I have two basic types of storage issues...fabric that I buy with no idea what I am going to use it for (Stash) and fabric that I over buy... like an extra yard or two... (also ends up being stash after project is over)
    I KNOW the best way to solve both problems is to stop over buying fabric...but it is a sickness and I can't!

    I am out of ideas for this type of fabric storage. I am on a VERY limited budget (almost non existent) and NEED to come up with a plan...my ginormous sewing studio has walls that are closing in on me!

    I am currently using the unused cabinets in the kitchen area of the studio as fabric storage...but they are now out of room. I have shelves under my 12 foot cutting table to hold current projects, and a large dresser under my 10 foot quilting table that holds fabric of past projects.

    The top of the cutting table is a joke...I only know there is a table underneath all the fabric because I remember seeing it...once...

    The messiness is causing this claustrophobic momma to go crazy!

    So... keeping in mind that I want to keep the budget at zero, I only want to store washed new fabric in a way that I can tell at a glance what I have (so I can 'shop' my stash) and that I have zero unused floor space...what suggestions do you have ...and I already know I need serious therapy...but it is not in the budget!

    Nini
     
  12. pyrxtc

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

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    I like the dress. I love the colors you brought in.

    Still selling the house and won't be moving until the end of June. It's such a pain to try to sell while not being able to pack because the movers have to pack it.

    I haven't been sewing much in the last few weeks until last week when I started working on my DD's Sailor Moon contest. Shirting fabric is very different to work with, that's for sure. I like the crispness of it though. I had a friend over yesterday who wanted to learn how to follow a pattern to make clothes for her DD and that was fun. We only got everything cut out but at least that's done. She will be back next week so I can show her how to pin it up and sew it together.

    Those change purses look great. They look like a lot of work. Your grand-daughters will love them.

    DMGeurts - love the purses. My fav is Dopey and the hat.
     
  13. love to stitch

    love to stitch Mouseketeer

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    I love them all!

    Everything looks great!
     
  14. pyrxtc

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

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    Wish I could help but good luck !!
     
  15. disneychic2

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    I dropped your quote yesterday and didn't even realize it! I was so sorry to hear about the trip! That is so hard to swallow, especially since it affects so many people! And believe me, $500 is considered A LOT of money to lots of us!! I hope this doesn't end up being a source on contention between you and your DIL.

    Glad you were able to get a lot of sewing done. That's therapy for me, hope it works that way for you as well.:goodvibes

    I'm reeling (and drooling) at the thought of having a sewing space large enough for a 12 foot cutting table and a 10 foot quilting table. I'm having serious table envy right now!

    Would it work for you to cut a swatch from all your fabric and put them in a folder of some sort, maybe something with plastic sleeves to it, and organize them by color or design or however you would like it? Then you could put the actual fabric yardage in totes or stacked neatly somewhere out of the way.

    The other solution that comes to mind is, if you have sewing buddies near by, you could take any fabric you're sort of wishy washy about and let them "shop" your stash, making the amount a bit more manageable.

    I know what you mean about not being able to resist buying. I think that sort of goes with the territory. I hope you are able to resolve your problem soon. I'm sure there will be lots of great suggestions coming your way. Good luck!
     
  16. pyrxtc

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

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    I missed the original quote but maybe pictures of the fabric and you could write on them how much you have and what kind of material it is. They could be digital so you could keep them in your phone or tablet even so you have it with you.
     
  17. NiniMorris

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    That would be a great idea if I had problems remembering WHAT I had bought...but my problem is more of what to do with it once it gets washed, folded and at home! I actually have not experienced a problem finding what I need...just finding a home for it!
     
  18. dianemom2

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    Great job on the dress. It is so cute! I have that pattern. I just haven't used it yet. So many people are afraid to work with knits but it really isn't too hard.



    The little bags are so cute! I have something similar from Pickle Pie. Your idea to put chapstick and some money in them is great. I'm sure that the girls will love them.

    Well, $500 sounds like a lot to give away to me too. It sounds like she is being defensive because it is her fault that you all are losing this money.

    You certainly have been busy doing a lot of sewing. I hate making the same thing over so it would have driven me nuts to make two of so many dresses. I am sure they turned out beautifully though!



    That must have been very rough on your husband. Going from a family vacation with his parents to dealing with his parents divorce must have been huge. It was good that your friends could step in to take their place.

    I think we all share the same problem. I have a closet full of fabric that I intended to make into something. But I keep buying more! It is all so pretty and so hard to resist. I do go through periods where I try to sew exclusively from what I have on hand. Especially if I am sewing for my niece or nephews where I don't need to be quite as picky about what I make.
     
  19. pyrxtc

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

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    So, My post is not really of sewing but I did make one of the potholders in the first picture (the polka dot one) and my Aunt made my special curtains for me while I was on vacation one year. They are Mickey Mouse Plaid, sorry you can't see them better in the second picture.

    Here is my New-To-Me kitchen table I bought off craigslist today. I bought two of the chairs from Salvation Army as I posted before and then found this on Craigslist. I had to get it.

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  20. SallyfromDE

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    I remember you getting the chairs and being jealous. Now I LOVE that table.
     
  21. scbelleatheart

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    I love this this! Good buy!:cool1:
     

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