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#121 of 221 Old 04-30-2009, 12:21 PM
 
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Wow, I just saw this thread and I love it! Great work, talented mamas!

I've made my kiddo a few things for this in-between Spring weather, I'll snap some pics soon to share.

Thanks for the inspiration!

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LOL You must be my dd's and sil's age. You are the only one that correctly named that costume. Everyone my age thinks that my grandson is Robin Hood. That's Adam holding up Alex's sword hand. He thought up the costume for Alex's 2nd Halloween. It was my best effort until Lindsay's banana costume.
I made link for my ds a few years ago and the same thing happened. All the kids knew who he was though.

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Great idea for a thread. Very nice.. ALL of them. LOL I should add my dd's nighty I finished last week but I haven't snapped pics yet.
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And I totally get the trouser problem for CD babies! In summer, I'll mainly just have dipes with cute covers, paired with a nice t shirt. I couldn't ever imagine sposies showing, but nice CDs are just as good as shorts I think!

Are there any ECers here, and what kind of trousers do you sew? I know the EC wear website, but are there any EC patterns out there? (not ECing myself right now, just wondering)
I sew regular ones a bit baggy with elastic waist bands. Split-crotch pants are, imo, only useful for toddlers who are walking themselves to a potty-place.
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I made a skirt and some (more) shoes for my 1 yo.

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LOL You must be my dd's and sil's age. You are the only one that correctly named that costume. Everyone my age thinks that my grandson is Robin Hood. That's Adam holding up Alex's sword hand. He thought up the costume for Alex's 2nd Halloween. It was my best effort until Lindsay's banana costume.
Hee, I am 25! And a huge, huge fan of vintage video games...the original Mario Bros., Zelda, etc...love them. The boyfriend now wants to dress my son up as Mario for Halloween, haha...I think that would be cute. Can't wait to start making costumes!!

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I made some pants for DS from recycled pants today. They are still huge on him. This this the back. I am still learning to sew without a pattern, so I think I did OK on this one.

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MIttensKittens - those are cute!

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OKay, here are a few things I've done

Dress for a birthday

Summer dress

Fleece skirty


Ren Faire costume (recon!! made from a sheet, a pillowcase, and cloth napkin. I did buy the suede laces and the brass eyelets)


I just finished some backpacks as gifts and two summer hats for DD

and I've got a ton of patterns headed my way. I can't wait to get sewing. You all are very inspiring! :

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Ren Faire costume (recon!! made from a sheet, a pillowcase, and cloth napkin. I did buy the suede laces and the brass eyelets)
Just darling!!!

Some years I get inspired to make costumes too. Last year DD was Super Why. A couple of years ago she was a bee. I was Robin Hood that year and Hubby made himself a robot out of cardboard but I can't find an uploaded picture ATM. I have yet to make a costume for DS because I found a Pooh costume at the thrift store and it was much cheaper than I could sew!

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Okay, here are a few crappy pics of some recently finished kiddo projects:

Hat and doll sling: The hat is already filthy, and the sling makes her little stuffed kitty very happy.

Red pants

Giraffe pants

After making the red pants, I realized that she just needs pants with pockets from now on. She's always picking up flowers and rocks, and she loves having a place to store them. Maybe I'll go back and add some pockets if I'm feeling froggy.

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trinitylou, I love those pants, I want to make some for dd like that!

I made her a couple of dresses this week.

dress from a t-shirt

sundress
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Fleece skirty
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All the stuff you posted was great, but this stood out for me since I just made myself a full-circle skirt.
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My first attempt at a fully padded mei tai.

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I was windering if any of you have or have seen dresses made from pillow cases? I remember seeing them several years ago and would like to try.
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I was windering if any of you have or have seen dresses made from pillow cases? I remember seeing them several years ago and would like to try.
I have some leftover pillow cases (orphans) and was thinking about doing this. No specific pattern though, just using the fabric for a dress/tunic for DD.

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seems to me like I've seen them on craftster before, you might do a search there.

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I was windering if any of you have or have seen dresses made from pillow cases? I remember seeing them several years ago and would like to try.
Like this? I love that tutorial. I made my first dress ever using it.

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I make pillowcase dresses as part of the little girl's clothing line I'm trying to start. I'm pretty picky about only using gorgeous vintage pillowcases though
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I make pillowcase dresses as part of the little girl's clothing line I'm trying to start. I'm pretty picky about only using gorgeous vintage pillowcases though
Your daughter has got a lovely name

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These pillow case dresses look so cute and easy. I want to make one for all the little girls I know. haha.
In the tutorial on making these it says that the arm holes you cut are a "J" shape. I can't quite understand how you would do this? Wouldn't it be a "U" shape?
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I've been on a dress making kick.

Here's one of my new favorites. Frog sundress

frog sundress 2

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These pillow case dresses look so cute and easy. I want to make one for all the little girls I know. haha.
In the tutorial on making these it says that the arm holes you cut are a "J" shape. I can't quite understand how you would do this? Wouldn't it be a "U" shape?
It's a U if you view it from the side, but if you're cutting it with the front and back together you cut a J, and then it makes a U when you unfold it. Does that make sense? You're cutting half a U, and it folds out to make a full U, but the half-U looks like a J.

At least, I think that's what the pattern meant.

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Miss Madeline (TheHandmadeDress.net)

Memorial Day/4th of July Dress


mamallama - I love the dress! Did you use an old button down, or *gasp* did you make that??

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All the stuff you posted was great, but this stood out for me since I just made myself a full-circle skirt.
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Moon Mountain Mama: my good friend has been making a flock of pillow case dresses/shirts from this tutorial http://indietutes.blogspot.com/2007/...nt-blouse.html

This was made from a pillowcase - it's part of DDs ren costume. I used a costuming pattern, though. This skirt (also part of the set... I got a bit carried away ) was made from the bottom of a pillowcase, I just added elastic.

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I used a dress shirt. I comb the $.50 rack at St. Vincents

love the ren costume!

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Smokering, duh, hahaha! I'm pregnant and nursing my brains not working right. Thank you!
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soft shoes

pajamas

pajamas

I'm working my way up to daytime clothes. I just finished an aloha shirt that ds loves, and has worn to three parties already, but don't have any pics yet.

ps: sorry about the links being to my site, i don't have them hosted anywhere else yet. it that's a uav, I'll remove this post right away.

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what an inspiring thread!!! thank you!!!
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