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post #41 of 169
Autumnmelody - that little sheet set looks snuggly soft!! How wonderful to cozy into in the cooler nights!

I finished my skirt set.

My next project is a pair of corduroys for DD.
post #42 of 169
Jlpumpkin I love the colours of the skirt and top and the details with the ric-rac too. Can you make one for me to wear?
post #43 of 169
I would love to join this little sewing circle. I'm new to sewing...just bought my first new machine and I'm just sort of learning as I go. Jlpumpkin, can I ask where you found that peter pan pattern? My son would love that.
post #44 of 169
AutumnMelody and JLPumpkin, I love the photos! Thanks for sharing. The sheet set and skirt set (and Pan costume) look great.

At class this week we sewed our darts and then pressed our bodice pieces, pinned them together, and sewed the bodice pieces together. We haven't put the zipper on yet. It was so great to get on the machine and really sew!
post #45 of 169
Thanks for your kind words ladies

I'm pleased to report that little man won first in the Disney division at the annual halloween parade. I didn't have a pattern though. I just cut an 'x' in green felt and put it over his head. I marked the lowest I wanted the points to hang and chalked his sides. Sew up the side seams and cut the zigzags. I rounded the back of the x and opened up the front one to make a collar. That's it... hardest part was getting the wiggler to hold still!
post #46 of 169
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AutumnMelody and JLPumpkin, I love the photos! Thanks for sharing. The sheet set and skirt set (and Pan costume) look great.
Ditto that! I'm in love with the sheet set and the cosleeper. Sooooo jealous!

Neuromancer - so glad to hear that your class is going well. Please share pictures of your dress when it's finished.

I'm still in limbo on my to do list since I've run out of funds to buy my fabric. Couple that with the fact that I totally spaced on renewing the book until it was too late and someone already has a hold on it. I may have to finagle a way to buy the book...it's not like it would be a waste of money as I actually think I'll make 80-90% of what's in there.

As for my list...it's still growing:
-Some handkerchiefs for my dad out of some flannel, these will be bigger than the ones I made for dh as he likes his humungo.
-A tent from "Sewing in No Time" by Emma Hardy for ds for Christmas
-A floor cushion from "Sewing in Not Time" to go in ds' tent
-A peg board for my mom and my youngest sister for Christmas
-Pick something out for my middle sister for Christmas
-Find something to make dd for Christmas. She's only 8mos and eventually I'd probably make a tent for her too, but it seems like it'd be silly to do at this point since she's so young
-Find a free pattern to make some soft sole shoes for dd so we stop leaving a trail of socks behind us where ever we go and she stops having toes like ice...I'm thinking courduroy here to start.
-Make a quilt for our king size bed. I'm actually thinking fleece here, just a simple pattern with the seam allowances on the outside, a plain fleece on the backside, no batting, and quilting it like folks do with yarn, but with thin strips of flannel instead (and a yarn darning needle)
-Darn all sorts of socks...no one has slippers here and it seems like every week there are a few more socks with holes in them.
post #47 of 169
Tee! JlPumpkin, my dd's Laural Ingalls costume's dress is that brown calico that you used for the top and bottom tier of your dd's skirt set. I LOVE that fabric. Dd asked me if I could make her something ELSE out of it, too, that she could wear when she ISN'T playing dress up after halloween.

I have to put the sleeves and hem on the dress and make the apron and bonnet tomorrow.

I have the satin sewn into the sock bunnies' ears, and will work on their faces Tuesday night.
post #48 of 169
I TOTALLY NEED encoragement LOL. I have 2 dresses that have been in the works for like 2 months and now I need to make DDs costume. I'll be kind of winging that since I couldn't find a pattern I wanted.
post #49 of 169
Oh and I'd like to add that I am so impressed by the stuff you all are sewing. There are definately some ideas you are giving me!

As for machines, I have a singer that my mom gave me 14 years ago. I need to get it checked out cuz I can't make that zig zag stitch work right no matter what I do. It's really frustrating and pretty much the reason why I haven't sewn in 2 months. I also have a serger that I got off of freecycle (how cool is that?). It's just a 3 thread and I need to adjust the tension on one, but OMG it is sooooo freaking cool to sew and cut all at the same time. I made a bunch of baby wipes when I got it, but it's been sitting ever since then. I want to use it agian, but I am not sure how to incorporate that in with make things other then wipes LOL.
post #50 of 169
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Oh and I'd like to add that I am so impressed by the stuff you all are sewing. There are definately some ideas you are giving me!

As for machines, I have a singer that my mom gave me 14 years ago. I need to get it checked out cuz I can't make that zig zag stitch work right no matter what I do. It's really frustrating and pretty much the reason why I haven't sewn in 2 months. I also have a serger that I got off of freecycle (how cool is that?). It's just a 3 thread and I need to adjust the tension on one, but OMG it is sooooo freaking cool to sew and cut all at the same time. I made a bunch of baby wipes when I got it, but it's been sitting ever since then. I want to use it agian, but I am not sure how to incorporate that in with make things other then wipes LOL.
Where was that serger when I was trying to redo sugar peas fitteds?



Only kidding!




I am also in awe of all your plans ladies,I wish I had the ambition. I also seem to have gotton sucked into some type of MDC vortex .:


I have 2 quilts/blankets that need to be edged and quilted or tied.
I want to make aprons for my mil/mom for christmas
I need to repair some dipes
I want to make MYSELF something for a chance!
post #51 of 169
MedicMama, I'd let you borrow it. Seriously, just let know. Maybe between the two of us we could figure out the issue with the one thread. It's really fun. It's a good high!
post #52 of 169

I just made a Halloween costume for ds

Herehttp://www.mccallpattern.com/item/M4...ostumes&page=4


Next I want to make some t-shirt bags
post #53 of 169
Thank you for the kind words ladies! I've just about finished a simple blanket to go with it. I'll post pictures when it's done.

That skirt and shirt is just adorable!!
post #54 of 169
courtenay - I would love to see that Laura Ingalls costume!!! How cute! I have some fabric leftover and so love it, I'm trying to find something to do with it... I'm just not sure what yet.

marybethorama - I never saw the t-shirt bags before. Where have I been? I love those! I might try some out myself
post #55 of 169
Well i have finished all my swap items, my DD's halloween costume (i am really hoping i won't need mine, baby due Nov 1) maybe i should make it and have it ready so i ensure i don't need it. Also i have finished another 6 pocket dipes, and have a dozen left i think.

i am working on those dipes and xmas present so i still have time for those.
post #56 of 169
I've got 2 t shirt bags that I made a different way. Cut the sleeves off, cut the neckband off, fold the t shirt so the side seams lie on top of each other (centre front and centre back) and the sleeve holes are also on top of each other. Pin the new bottom edge. Sew. Done. You can mess about with the size of the handle holes and the size of the opening which was the neck hole as you please.
post #57 of 169
I've been sewing like crazy over the last few weeks . I made DD1 a dog costume for Halloween, made a princess for DD2, and repaired DD2's favorite blanket last night. On deck are curtains for DH's study. Oh, and I also finished a wrap skirt for myself that I started at the beginning of the summer.

I've got my machine set up in DH's office so every evening after the kids are asleep, he goes in there to work on his model train projects and I sew. We both love having this time together, but doing our own thing .
post #58 of 169
I finished a little blanket for the co-sleeper and am currently procrastinating instead of tracing the pattern for long-john's for ds' costume....

Alright, alright, I'm going!
post #59 of 169
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mystic~mama - So cool that you got it from the original owner!! After I get through making Christmas presents my next project will be to get the treadle machine my great-grandmother (on my mom's side) used to own up and running. My mom had three of them "fixed up" for me and my sisters...not the machine but the cabinet. I'm hoping I can get the machine in my cabinet switched out with the one in my sister's cabinet as mine doesn't have any attachments and very little by way of bobbins and such if you wanted to use it.



Do you still have the link for this? I usually stick with pretty simple things, but at some point I'd like to make some clothes. I'm definitely inspired by the lists - so many neat ideas!
treadle machines are so neat, I'd love to try one sometime...there is actually one outside of my sewing room ~ its our landlords.

I found this page full of AWESOME craft ideas.... (a little more than halfway down there is a pic of the v neck dress from the tutorial I mentioned...)

http://blog.craftzine.com/archive/2007/07/

I emailed Alicia who made the tutorial and she said...

My husband lost the directions when he switched the host for his website. I'm trying to find it. If I can ever find a back up copy I will be sure to send one to you.

....catching up....
post #60 of 169
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I've been sewing like crazy over the last few weeks . I made DD1 a dog costume for Halloween, made a princess for DD2, and repaired DD2's favorite blanket last night. On deck are curtains for DH's study. Oh, and I also finished a wrap skirt for myself that I started at the beginning of the summer.

I've got my machine set up in DH's office so every evening after the kids are asleep, he goes in there to work on his model train projects and I sew. We both love having this time together, but doing our own thing .
we do this together ~ at our house...good couple time

I was jealous when I read "I've been sewing like crazy.." but, the only thing stopping me from that is me...

yesterday I did sew a patch onto DP's jeans where the knee split, I used a patch that had been sewn on and cut off another pair of jeans I left the outside of the original jeans on it, kind of stringy, I think it looks cool.

I cut out 4 shopping/tote bags for X~Mas *found a tutorial I want to try for a new style, looks like chico bags...http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=177482.0

DBZ~ a serger on FreeCycle is Awesome! sending you some sewing energy vibz~~~~~~~~*

you mamas are making such cute stuff!!

my list~

gifts~

table runner

pillow covers

cloth napkins

tote bags

dress for dd

crayon holder/roll for dd

binocular bag for DP

Camera Bag for DP

self~

Spinny Skirt for new Years Eve for me:

tote bag for computer

fix pile of clothes that need repairs
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