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

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  1. goteamwood

    goteamwood DIS Veteran

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    Since I got the Disney bug I see Mickeys EVERYWHERE. It's like an illness. :)

    Before I had my embroidery machine I made shirts for my boys and bought patches. I actually found some through amazon of all places. They weren't cheap since I was buying 2 of each for my twins it added up fast. But I did get a couple different Mickey ones, (one said it was iron-on and wasn't) and some cars ones. I want to say they were $4-6 each. Cheaper than an embroidery machine. Also Joann fabrics has several disney iron on patches in their blank t-shrift section, They have some online but I know I have seen more variety in the store.

    And Diane, I lost your quote but I intend to go back to the expo tomorrow to do a little more research. I admit I was sort of not as thorough as I should have been but I truly did not believe my husband would say yes. I brought it up a month ago and he said no since we just got a new computer. I am a definite online researcher and I find it very frustrating to not be able to compare prices and features since the dealers are so tight-lipped and inconsistent with prices. It is like buying a furnace, which was one of the most frustrating things ever for someone who likes the google...

    I have a couple hours between the end of my volunteer shift at the resale and the time I have to pick up my (Hopefully not much!) unsold resale stuff. And then Grandma leaves Sunday a.m. so I have to stop ditching my kids and actually pay some attention to them. ;)
     
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  3. sewmess

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    [quote/]I don't know what an HE1 is? What features does it have?[/quote]

    Think cheap and basic - 4X4, 67 build in stitches, 70 built in designs, 3 fonts(I think) etc. I really want to concentrate on doing fabulous hand applique, like D~, so I'm not so heavy into wanting to be able to download applique designs, but most (if not all) the brother machines have direct compute interface capabilities.

    I just re-read that last line and feel like I'm in an 80's or 90's Sci-Fi tech drama.:3dglasses
     
  4. PurpleEars

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    I am glad that everyone is feeling better. It sounds like you had a great time at the Expo. I am happy to hear that a new machine may be on your horizon. DH actually told me to get the multi needle when I said I wanted to upgrade my embroidery machine. He told me that he knew how much the Gives mean to the families and he wanted to make sure I can do whatever I wanted for the Gives.

    Thank you for sharing the story about your friend's aunt. I am sorry to hear about the circumstance but it does remind us of the value of hand made items!


    I am sorry to hear that the machine is causing you trouble! I hope it will be fixed quickly. I am also sorry to hear about family problems, which I hope will be resolved soon! The puppy looks very cute though.

    I think the Wishes dress is a great idea. I don't have suggestions for the fabric but I look forward to seeing pictures of it!

    I am sorry to hear about your situation. I hope you can get an embroidery machine soon!

    I may have to pick up some of that fabric!

    Another option is to do the applique on a regular sewing machine "by hand." Some of us don't own embroidery machines and do amazing stuff with their sewing machines.

    A walking foot may help since it would feed the fabric from both the top and bottom.


    Now that the package has arrived, I can share pictures of a small pixie dust project last weekend. I made a pair of cross body bags for one of the posters here. However, I left the straps off because I have no idea how long to make the straps. I am sure they can tie ribbons or something to the loops for the straps. The pattern is the Out and About Zipper Bag pattern from ymct.

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    The picture isn't the best quality as I took the picture using my phone at night.
     
  5. smittette

    smittette Earning My Ears

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    Yeah!! People who won't roll their eyes when I talk about tutus and who will understand my dilemma when I say I have more ideas for outfits than we will have days at Disney (what to do, what to do?) I live with all males (even the dogs), and unfortunately my boys are too old to force them to wear cute stuff (16 and 19). Luckily, my sister moved nearby with her little girl (4), and she (my sister) has no interest in sewing or shopping, so I do get to make pretty things now.
    I haven't read much of the thread yet. Wanted to subscribe so I wouldn't lose it. But I will be looking at your pics and eventually posting my own.

    BTW, sorry if my signature seems a bit boring; I had to turn them off because there's too much flashing and blinking on them (migraines for me) so I haven't spent any time on my own since I wouldn't see it anyway.
     
  6. jiminykrikkit

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    Hi all! I have a lot to catch up on here, but I thought I'd post a link to the newest dress in that princess dress sew-along I posted about last time.

    This time it's Rapunzel. So adorable. I don't have a DD but I want to make these dresses and gift them to my friend's DD. Maybe, if only my Joann's would get that pattern in stock when they have the 5 for $5 sale! She's only 5 months, so I've got some time. :)

    http://cuttopieces.blogspot.com/2013/04/pretty-princess-sew-along-rapunzel.html
     
  7. pyrxtc

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    Welcome to the thread !! We always welcome new sewers but be careful, the more you see on this thread the more you will want to make and become a fabric hoarder like the lot of us.

    I don't have a little girl (yet) either but luckily my SIL and DSister have little girls to sew for. I am making my niece's 1st birthday outfit this week and also making another fun dress for her 1st pictures. I can't wait until my DSister gives birth and I can make her daughter stuff. She loves her some princesses !!

    Warning, Do not go into Target at 75% off. They had some cute Disney baby things in the Easter stuff.

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    $1.49 for bibs and less for the rest.
     
  8. BellePrincessBelle

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    I bought the He1 last week & I love it. I have the 270D so it's basically the same minus the sewing function adding the updated feature of it hooking right up to my computer to download designs. I'm loving it.
     
  9. smittette

    smittette Earning My Ears

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    Whatever do you mean? Could you be referring to my fabric "collection"? I still have snippets from things I made in high school. :) Fortunately, the real collection is just a few blocks away at my mother's house. I went "shopping" there yesterday. I found some wonderful yellow eyelet that is just begging to be made into a Belle dress. I'm sure I was there when we bought it, but now I'm seeing through Disney eyes. (Trip planned for June)

    I can already tell that the problem I will have is that now I have more ideas (and unfortunately no added Disney days).

    Well, I was going to post a pic as promised, but it seems that I must post a few more times first.
     
  10. jiminykrikkit

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    Are we posting stash pics? :thumbsup2

    Here are some of my sewing room...

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    sewing room reorganization by doodledodesigns, on Flickr

    This is my room, those boxes along the bottom hold my stash. I'm a quilter first and foremost, so that's mostly quilting cottons broken down into colors. There's a cubby on the left that holds large cuts and all my apparel fabric is behind that.

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    Fabric Storage by doodledodesigns, on Flickr

    That's some detail of how I organize my quilting cottons. See the hidden Mickeys? :cutie:
     
  11. jiminykrikkit

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    So cute! And so nice of you to do them.:goodvibes
     
  12. NiniMorris

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    LOL... First of all I have to say I have a secret fear of people who have neat cute sewing spaces!

    Also, I could NEVER get my fabric stash hidden in those small boxes! When I see a fabric I like I usually buy 5 yards...I have been trying to cut down to only 3 yards... but it is hard...read that as impossible! I make multiples of almost everything I makes...dresses and quilts... and I have a fear of running out and not being able to replace the fabric.

    Add to that the fact that I have been purchasing those cute Disney prints (that are so think you can't really do anything with...or are printed so far off grain that they are worthless) and I am out of control...but then again, that is nothing new!

    Now if someone has some storage ideas for fabric bolts....


    Nini
     
  13. cogero

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    Nini you have me laughing. I so couldn't hide the fabric I like looking at it too much :) I have been busy moving mine around this week.

    Right now I am washing fabric from my shopping trip yesterday and some MM I bought on FB during the week.

    I love new fabric and how it speaks to me :) Now if only I had a few more hours in the day to play or even the energy.
     
  14. NiniMorris

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    You are so funny...I envy YOUR energy! I'm not pregnant and could not do half the stuff you get done!

    Nini
     
  15. dianemom2

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    Good luck comparing prices and deciding what you want. I am also a compulsive google price checker and I hate when they have high end things where they hide the prices! Make sure you post some pictures of whatever you end up buying!!!

    Think cheap and basic - 4X4, 67 build in stitches, 70 built in designs, 3 fonts(I think) etc. I really want to concentrate on doing fabulous hand applique, like D~, so I'm not so heavy into wanting to be able to download applique designs, but most (if not all) the brother machines have direct compute interface capabilities.
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    I'd advise you to wait until you can buy something that has at least a 5x7 hoop. 4x4 is ok but most people want a larger embroidery field. I have one that goes up to a 6x12 but I use the 5x7 size hoop the most. I'd go for the larger hoop even if I have to buy a second hand machine instead of buying something brand new.

    Those are so sweet Flora! And it was so nice of you to make them and send them to the poster. I remember her asking about bags for the stroller. I am sure her girls must have loved those bags!

    Welcome to the group! I also have two older kids who do not want to wear cute and frilly things to Disney anymore. I am lucky to have a 6 year old niece that I can sew for. I don't know what I am going to do when she outgrows liking the things I make. We can't wait to see some of the things you are sewing!

    Very cute! I did a Rapunzel style dress a few months ago. I will see if I can find a picture to post. I don't think that you need to get the exact same pattern. I would just get any peasant style dress pattern because her ideas can easily be transferred.
    Here is the Rapunzel dress that I did with CarlaC's peasant dress pattern. It wasn't anything fancy. My niece wanted a Rapunzel dress to play dress up in so I whipped one up with some fabric I found on sale.
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    Awesome find and such great deals!

    You don't have to limit yourself to one outfit per day! Clothes can easily be changed!:rotfl:

    You definitely have more energy than anybody Chiara! I don't know how you get everything done. You must never sleep!
     
  16. disneychic2

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    Nannye: Hope your machine is back and running better than ever. So sorry it cost you money so soon after purchase. Sorry you have been having a bad time of it. I hope your weekend goes great and next week is a good one! That puppy is soooo cute! People think I'm crazy, but I love to smell puppy breath. Yep, I said it out loud. :faint:

    I would suggest going over to ebay and checking out the machines over there. Sometimes you can get a referb at a really good price. I'm afraid you'll be wanting bigger than a 4x4 hoop very quickly. But as I read someone else has the HE1 and loves it, so if you don't think you'll want a bigger hoop size soon, go for it! Let us know.

    Welcome! I'm glad you have a little girl to sew for. It's such fun!! We love pictures around here, so hope you will share when you have enough posts.

    I love those bags! Great job and as always, such a generous heart!:flower3:

    What a neat and organized space! Thanks for sharing.

    GOTEAMWOOD: I read your blog and it made me cry. What a touching story. Now I hope that quilt will be used by your friend to keep her aunt close in a way nothing else might. Thanks for sharing!

    I love the fireworks fabric with the hidden Mickeys! I think that would be awesome for the Wishes dress.
     
  17. cogero

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    I started in 2010 with a 4 x 4 SE-400 and quickly upgraded in 2011 with a 770 and then still wanted a larger hoop so I then upgraded again in late 2011 with a Duetta 4500, which I bought for a fabulous deal on ebay.

    Seriously go with the largest hoop you can afford. I love having the option of a 6 x 10 even though I use mostly a 5 x 7.
     
  18. dianemom2

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    Totally agree with this. I also started with a 270d which has a 4x4 embroidery field. Within 6 months I upgraded to a used Babylock Ellageo that had up to a 6x10 inch field. I ran it hard for about 5 years. Then upgraded to a Duetta 4000d which I bought for a fabulous deal on ebay. The best part is that I sold the Ellageo on ebay when I was done with it and I made back more than I paid for it!
     
  19. disneychic2

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    Wow, I didn't realize you made money on your Ellageo! That's awesome! I see machines on ebay all the time at really good deals. I do think that's the way to go.

    In case anyone is interest, Applique Momma (http://www.appliquemomma.com/) has all her designs at 60% off. I got a bunch of her designs a while back on a good sale. Here's one I just stitched out a few minutes ago. I don't particularly like the colors I used, but it stitches out nicely.

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  20. goteamwood

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    OK those are ridiculously cute and for less than $1.49 each is a steal. I have a friend who regularly watches my kids and she and her husband are ready and hopeful to have their own soon, so she bought a Monsters Inc Onesie set at Target this week for $2 for 2 outrageously adorable onesies. Can't pass up a deal like that, baby or no. :)

    I ran into the same issue of more outfits than we had days at Disney, but it came in handy since we did require a few wardrobe changes since my boys are 3 and quite messy. (Like fell asleep eating a mickey bar messy.) We don't have any definite plan for going back and I am already thinking of what outfits I could make if/when we do...

    Thanks. I am sorry I made you cry. Within the last few weeks though I have had two people ask me to make custom outfits for their kids and both didn't want to pay my reasonable-for-handmade (I think) price, I am glad there are people who do appreciate the love, sweat and tears than go into making things with your own two hands.

    And, the big news, I did get a new machine! I went this morning and worked my shift at the twins resale, then drove 45 minutes to the Expo and quickly checked out the Brother Dream Maker VE2200 and left the expo hall with it. Truth be told it was $200 more than the Babylock I tested out Thursday, but Brother is what I am used to (though I know they aren't that different) and their finance option was better. I did look into the 6-needle, but even with the expo discount I just couldn't justify it for my tiny little operation. I did chuckle when they were telling me that it came with the software that is usually $3000, plus a stand, plus classes, etc. And added, "Oh and scissors" so they tried to sweeten the deal with scissors. Which, for the record, they also gave me with the half-that-price machine. (it was actually a scissor set with like 8-9 different styles of scissors.) I did talk with the lady who does all their training on the multi-needles and she and I both agreed that for my volume and style which is mostly applique, the 7x12 single needle would be great.
    Plus I am delighted to say I went to the resale with 7 bins of clothing, toys and shoes plus a couple larger items and came home with 1/2 a bin of clothes, 2 toys and 1 pair of shoes. So I got rid of a ton of clutter too!
    Right now I need to rearrange my sewing room and get that new machine set up!
    Jen
     
  21. PurpleEars

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    Welcome! I don't have any children of my own to sew for, but I sew for myself and other kids. I look forward to seeing pictures of your creations!

    Wow! You room is very organized. Only if my room is that clean... :rotfl:

    Thanks everyone. The bags were inspired by ~D's work a little bit in so much as I quilted the outside material and did the applique. I hope the family will have a great trip. There is a picture of the girls with the bags on their PTR. :)

    Diane - that Rapunzel dress looks beautiful!

    As someone who used a 270D for over 5 years before upgrading, I would agree that you want to get the largest hoop you can afford. I had a serious case of hoop envy as my machine only did 4x4. Having said that, depends on the types of project you do, you could manage with a 4x4. Genie (my embroidery machine) can do up to 7x14, which is very nice as I plan to use him to do some quilting too. I have used all 4 hoops that came with my machine, though I agree that the 5x7 is the one that gets used the most often.

    Congratulations on your new machine Jen! Please post a picture and the name of the machine! I am super excited for you. I hope the new machine will enable to create more!

    Also happy to hear that the sale went well and you were able to get rid of clutter (and help other families out)!
     

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