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

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  1. love to stitch

    love to stitch Mouseketeer

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    Hmmm sounds like we have the some of the same problems. I love patterns for sewing and crocheting, I would have to live a few lifetimes to use them all.
     
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  3. babynala

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    I am hopelessly behind but wanted to reply to this:
    Erin, I hope I'm not too late posting but I used to live in that area and was just there for a few days for Spring Break. I am not familiar with the Hobby Lobby on Gratiot (they must have put that in after I moved) but there is a JoAnn's by Great Lakes that is bigger and newer then the one on Gratiot. I did visit the one on Gratiot a few weeks ago (it is about 2 minutes from my SIL's house) and they are getting ready to update it. I didn't get to the JoAnn's by Great Lakes this trip but have been there is the past and it was good.

    Hope you have a nice trip.
     
  4. babynala

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    OK, I see Erin is an early riser/shopper!!!! I hope you had a successful shopping trip.

    I know I missed a bunch of quotes but I wanted to say that I love the little girl Minnie/Daisy dress, all of Flora's creations, the awesome vintage sewing machine, Erin's beautiful princess dress and first trip dress, that cute football romper and so many other creations! :lovestruc

    Great job, the little show of color on the pockets is perfect.

    That dress came out really cute! Your pictures are amazing and the portrait peasant shirt underneath was a great idea. I doubt she will want to take off that dress since it is so adorable.

    Diane - glad to hear everything is coming together for the bat mitzvah. I hope you will share some of the details and things you made for the event after the big day.

    I REALLY want to do some sewing but my DH has requested my help in cleaning the basement which must get done before my DD's sleepover party next weekend. It might take us that long to clean one room down there.:faint:
     
  5. PurpleEars

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    It's too bad that the prototype did not work out the way you planned. I am sure it is still twirly enough though. It sounds like you had a cold zoo day!

    Yikes! I hope the basement cleaning goes quickly so you can go back to sewing!
     
  6. goteamwood

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    I can't take credit for the photos, the little girl's mom took them. She did a great job. I did finish another Irelyn Peekaboo dress today, which went MUCH faster the second time and now that I have sorta figured out the settings on my serger. I had it all cut out yesterday, but did all the sewing and assembly today while my husband was home, kids were in preschool and nap time. I would say maybe 3 hours total. (It is hard to calculate how long anything takes me since I have so many interruptions. I stopped to get the kids dressed and ready for school, then made lunch when they got home an hour later, then during "nap" time they were wrestling maybe? Of course they weren't sleeping and one smashed his face into the bed rail, has a huge fat lip, scrapes on his chin and nose and bled all over the room of course. Then at dinner fell off his chair and hit his cheek on the table. He looks like Baby Fight Club or something. I am so glad they don't have school tomorrow, we can lay low and not go into public...)

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    The best part is that I made this entirely 100 percent with fabric I already had. I wanted to do photos outside, but we are in the middle of some epic storms and flooding so it's just not photos outside weather. Thankfully where we are it has been wet but not terrible. I have lots of friends who have their basements, living rooms and cars all underwater right now.
     
  7. ivey_family

    ivey_family Mouseketeer

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    Erin wasn't the only early shopper this morning!

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    The kiddos and I trekked across town for my second DisMeet this morning! I enjoyed meeting Erin and her mom and shopping around the store together for a bit!

    And, I had a big DUH! Moment when I figured out Erin's screen name. I somehow completely missed the fact that she is nanny to V. Nanny E. Duh! Mystery solved. ;)

    (I'll get caught up on all the gorgeous dresses posted recently over the weekend!)

    Regards,
    C.
     
  8. love to stitch

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    The dress and little model are beautiful. I hope your little one heals quickly from his wrestling injuries.
     
  9. babynala

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    Yikes. I hope your little guy is all better soon. My son had more black eyes that were self induced then any kid I know so I can relate. I adore that dress. Even better that it came from your stash. That flooding sounds scary.

    Yeah for a dismeet. Hope you girls had fun.
     
  10. pyrxtc

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    Headed to my Dad's for school break and gonna bring my sewing with me. I have lots of stuff cut so I will just bring everything I need to make it and maybe I will get a few things done while my kids play or are sleeping.

    PLus, celebrations are in order since due to my Dh's previous employer being sold we have now paid off our DVC and vehicle in full !! One had 3 years left and one had 5. YAY !!
     
  11. PurpleEars

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    The dress looks beautiful! I am sorry to hear that your boy had a mishap - I hope he will recover soon. I hope your friends' flood damages were minimal.

    Cool! Thanks for sharing the picture of your meet!

    Congrats on paying off the DVC and car! I am sure that is a nice feeling! Have fun sewing at your dad's.
     
  12. Lurkylala

    Lurkylala Earning My Ears

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    Hello everyone-- I'm a newbie. I was planning on joining this thread as I'm considering participating in BigGives. I'm not the most experienced at anything, but have been doing basic sewing and knitting for awhile and pick up easy stuff fairly quickly if I don't know it already.

    Unfortunately, I've recently had a special person in my life prepare to start hospice care because of kidney failure. He is a very special friend of my partner and Is and is in his 30s. I am friends with his partner/girlfriend as well, and she has two young children that he has been helping to raise for the last several years. He is also a police officer.

    Over the years he has done so much for my partner and my friend and her children.

    I would really like to make him something that is going to be comforting and make him feel loved and appreciated, but is still manly. My original thought was some sort of blanket, quilt, or afghan but with the hospice situation I don't know what the timeline looks like. I also don't have $$$ to spend on materials and have thought about trying to make something for the kids and his partner as well.

    Does anyone have any ideas for a comforting but practical keepsake that a man would want and use? Especially one that I can make ASAP?
     
  13. goteamwood

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    I am sorry about your friend. Recently a good friend of mine lost her aunt who went very quickly after her diagnosis (6 weeks maybe?) She asked me the same question, wanted something she could keep her hands busy and be a comfort to her aunt. I sent her this tutorial And she went to Joann's and got fabric that night, she was able to finish the quilt in a weekend. I wrote about her quilt and her experience in my blog: http://just-joshin.com/why-handmade/

    That said, perhaps making something for the kids that represents their Dad they can share with him while they can? Blankets or pillowcases? Maybe the kids can help you pick out fabrics? The strip quilt is super fast you could maybe even do two, one w/ each kid? Perhaps make something he can use now and they can keep. I lost my Dad when I was young, he was also a police officer. His death was without any warning because he was killed on duty by a drunk driver. I clung to anything that was his and still have a few sentimental things I hang onto even though it has been 25 years.

    I am not sure if that is helpful or what you're looking for, but whatever you decide is the right thing, there aren't always good answers in situations like this.
     
  14. abqgreene

    abqgreene Earning My Ears

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    What about a quilt made of his old tshirts.maybe add some of his partners and the kids. Then they will have something with memories also.
     
  15. DMGeurts

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    Yay for a Dismeet with Erin - I am super excited because I get to meet her and little V when we go to Disney in August! :thumbsup2

    I am so very sorry... I like the quilt idea.

    D~
     
  16. PurpleEars

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    Welcome! I am sorry to hear about your friend's situation. It must be heartbreaking to go through this. Kidney disease is a cause close to my heart as my dad had acute kidney failure 11 years ago and fortunately received a transplant in time.

    With kidney failure, I imagine dialysis is part of his routine. With that in mind, I wonder if a hospital gown would be appropriate. Pillowcases will be quick and easy to make and they may bring comfort to the family.

    Jen - I am sorry to hear about your circumstances around your dad's death :hug:. I am sure it is still hard after all these years.
     
  17. smittette

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    Since you don't have a lot of time, I would suggest you make a "hug" instead of a quilt. Make a quilt that is 40 to 50 inches wide but only 12 to 18 inches long. You can use any fabric that you have, even tiny pieces if you use paper pieced blocks. (easy to find online and very easy to do) I have used blocks of someone kneeling in prayer, and teardrops, hearts, etc. Then include a note saying how you have sewn it with your heart and stitched in your prayers and tears. It is a "hug" because you wrap it around yourself when you are feeling blue and missing that special someone's arms around you.
     
  18. disneychic2

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    I loved reading that blog about the iPhone Moms! I was a mom who raised kids in the non-electronic era and I love the efficiency of the everything available to Moms (and Dads) today. Thanks for sharing that.

    I think whatever machine you can afford and will do everything you need it to do is the perfect machine. Brother makes good machines, and bonus that your mom can get it with a discount! Hope you get it.

    Love everything! The football outfit is so clever!

    I absolutely love everything you've done! Great job! As far as size, I could wear ruffles in the back, but it would be a bit much for my age. I always enjoy seeing the outfits you make for yourself and wish I had done that when I was young enough to pull it off.

    It's so cool you have your plane tickets already. That, for me, is when it starts to feel real. And of course when I make my ADRs. Have fun planning.

    Welcome back! DH and I have been twice during the first week of December and froze one year (2010) and had gorgeous weather in 2012. The crowds were pretty terrific too. Have fun planning and good luck keeping it secret. What fun!



    Okay, this is some serious cuteness! Great job, Erin! I love everything.

    Just the right touch. Great job!

    What a fabulous job you did on that dress. And that little girl is a natural model. So cute!

    Very well done! And great that the fabric was from your stash!

    That's so awful that people have all that water in their homes and cars under water. Oh how sad. Glad you're not in that area!

    Yay for a dis meet! Thanks for sharing the photo. Your basket was full even before shopping! Little cuties all!

    Hope you get a lot of sewing done. Yay for paying down debt, whatever it is! Congrats!!!

    I just wanted to say how sorry I am that you are going through this. I could read your pain in every word. I think you got some great suggestions and hope you'll be able to chose something and get it completed. I especially liked the thought of using your friend's shirts to make something. That would be very special. Prayers to you and your friend and everyone involved.:hug:
     
  19. caralyn817

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    I'm a newbie to all of this. Wow! So many of these outfits and shirts are amazing! I was wondering what kind of machines you all use for the appliqu├ęs. Do you hand guide for the stitching?
     
  20. cogero

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    Some people use embroidery machines and others use sewing machines for hand applique.

    I am hoping to try hand applique in the next few months because the options are limitless with it.
     
  21. sewmess

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    I was going to suggest a tshirt throw. I made one for my Mom for Christmas: they take 9-12 tshirts and I just used some fleece I had in my stash for the back, so I didn't need any batting.
    I also like the idea of having his loved ones including things that have special meaning for them.

    I did a hand applique this week and after overthinking one side, it turned out pretty well. It's not specifically Disney related, but in theory could be EPCOT related, so as soon as I've got pictures taken, I'll post it. It's another Mug Rug, BTW.
     

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