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post #41 of 221
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Nice stuff, frogger! Got some great flannels too!
post #42 of 221
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SAHDS, that looks great! I've never made a costume yet... my kids are not school age so I guess that will come later.
Linday was 6 months when I made the banana costume. You don't have to wait. Start thinking now for Holloween. Dylan is already designing his costume for this Holloween.

I love sewing costumes. It's also my ah business. I sew historical and ethnic clothing for reenactors, cosplayers, etc.
post #43 of 221
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Linday was 6 months when I made the banana costume. You don't have to wait. Start thinking now for Holloween. Dylan is already designing his costume for this Holloween.

I love sewing costumes. It's also my ah business. I sew historical and ethnic clothing for reenactors, cosplayers, etc.
I am planning on sewing a hanbok (traditional Korean dress) for myself and DD. I used to live there and don't think of it as a "costume" but rather something pretty and comfy, but I guess it *is* a costume. The trouble is, I don't have a pattern yet.
post #44 of 221
Sewchris, that banana is GORGEOUS (baby as well as costume!). DH walked past while I was looking at it and burst out laughing. Almost makes me wish we celebrated Hallowe'en! Well, and/or that DD was still at the banana stage.

I'll try to get some of DD's clothes pics online. I want to show off her frilly bonnet.
post #45 of 221
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/35757616@N05/3372049035/

New kimono. I am planning on using this fabric, which I have in other colors as well, for podaegis too.
post #46 of 221
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I am planning on sewing a hanbok (traditional Korean dress) for myself and DD. I used to live there and don't think of it as a "costume" but rather something pretty and comfy, but I guess it *is* a costume. The trouble is, I don't have a pattern yet.
I wouldn't call that a costume either but, think about it, everything we wear is a costume as well as clothing.

Here's a HanBok pattern for you: http://folkwear.com/141.html

Here's the URL for Folkwear's home page: http://folkwear.com/ I love their patterns. I both collect them and use them in my work. Right now I'm using the Japanese patterns to make Samari cos play costumes for an upcoming role playing tournament.
post #47 of 221
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Thanks! I used to actually have that pattern (bought on ebay) but lost it somewhere, probably while moving. But I couldn't remember who made it.
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Thanks! I used to actually have that pattern (bought on ebay) but lost it somewhere, probably while moving. But I couldn't remember who made it.
You're welcome. It's on my "to buy" list. I almost bought it 4 years ago when my nephew and his wife had their first baby. She's half Korean and I wanted to make their dd one. But my sister said that her mom bought her one. I have the Little Folks pattern and my sister made her granddaughter the Korean boots from that pattern.
post #49 of 221
This is my first dress for DD- I traced a dress that she had that I liked and used that for the pattern. It is reversible

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3564/...5854eb.jpg?v=0
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3601/...609fdb.jpg?v=0
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3557/...b137f6.jpg?v=0
post #50 of 221
Cute. I love the fabric.
post #51 of 221
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You're welcome. It's on my "to buy" list. I almost bought it 4 years ago when my nephew and his wife had their first baby. She's half Korean and I wanted to make their dd one. But my sister said that her mom bought her one. I have the Little Folks pattern and my sister made her granddaughter the Korean boots from that pattern.
Do be careful to make a under dress for your hanbok too - they don't fall nicely without one, and I don't think the pattern has one. Historically they are made from two parts, but now it is just one. I still have some from hanbok I already own, fortunately
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post #53 of 221
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Sewchris, I found just the thing for you on this Japanese website someone else just linked

http://item.rakuten.co.jp/acomes/c/0000000116/

I think the lobster is wonderful!
http://item.rakuten.co.jp/acomes/6376/
post #54 of 221
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This is my first dress for DD- I traced a dress that she had that I liked and used that for the pattern. It is reversible

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3564/...5854eb.jpg?v=0
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3601/...609fdb.jpg?v=0
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3557/...b137f6.jpg?v=0
So pretty!!

MittensKittens, your carriers are lovely.
post #55 of 221
Those are cute. I bookmarked that site for future Holloween costumes.
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most of what I've made is on my blog or http://www.flickr.com/photos/7174693...7606912168860/
Frogger,your daughter is SO cute.I love her dress.there is a pattern very similar in my japanese kids clothes book.:
post #57 of 221
I have most of my stuff on my blog, . You can click on sewing on the subject array and it should pull up most of it. I just recently finished a few things for dd, including my first fullsize quilt.

http://mylilsliceofpie.blogspot.com/
post #58 of 221
A fun summer jumper that wound up being too big on her. The legs are supposed to be capri length. Oops. Oh well she'll grow. I also love the buttons I found for it.

I'm currently working on a little sundress that is turning out to be troublesome. Mainly because I thought I knew how it would be put together, but the instruction went a different way. If the material wasn't so dang cute I might just throw it out the window. I'm hoping to finish it today. I'll edit with pics if I do.
post #59 of 221
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Do be careful to make a under dress for your hanbok too - they don't fall nicely without one, and I don't think the pattern has one. Historically they are made from two parts, but now it is just one. I still have some from hanbok I already own, fortunately
Unless a client wants the dress, I'll probably never make it. But I'll keep that in mind. I love collecting Folkwear patterns and reading all the historical details that are included in the patterns. How to do the handwork, etc. I've learned a lot from reading those patterns.
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ETA2: I'm also going to be converting this into a dress for my daughter soon. It's an tank top I bought that I was never comfortable wearing so I was going to sell it until I found this.
I don't have pics but I had fun converting just the sleeves of long sleeved dress shirts into baby/toddler pants or bloomers. The button cuffs become the hem. I cut the sleeves (lying child's pant on top as a loose pattern) so I only had to sew the rise and the waist, turning down the waist and putting in elastic.
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