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 I love the bodice and the button waistband.

 

Thank you.  And yes, it was the buttons that got me.  I was like, "Ooh!  I could nurse in that!"


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 I love the bodice and the button waistband.


 
Thank you.  And yes, it was the buttons that got me.  I was like, "Ooh!  I could nurse in that!"

I know you said you modified it. Did you start with a pattern? I'm fantasising about something like that with a full-length skirt. But I couldn't draft my own pattern from scratch.

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I started with 2 patterns.  Vogue 2962

 


And Butterick 5209

 

 

I used the whole bodice from the Vogue, because I really liked the gathers and folds over the bust on the original.  It took a lot of fitting to get those pieces right.  There is a LOT of fabric gathered over the bust in that pattern.  I read a ton of reviews on it, most people significantly reduced the width of the bust pieces.  I settled for cutting 3 sizes smaller and making 3  big pleats on each side instead of gathering.  The pleats gave me the folds I liked, but didn't look quite as poofy as the gathers.  The midriff panel is meant to be cut on the fold, but I cut it in 2 pieces, with extra width at the center to fold under for the button bands.  The picture makes it looks like the front midriff panel is in 2 pieces, but it's not, there are just darts on either side of the center, that go all the way up to the seam under the bust. 

 

Once I had the bodice from the Vogue pattern fitting well (in muslin form), I took the sleeve and back from the Butterick pattern and fit them into it.  That was the part I had a hard time with.  It would have been a lot easier if I had a dress form I could work on.  Without it, there was a lot of trial and error, sewing and trying it on and undoing it and trying to fix it.  The sleeve and back pieces weren't the right size at all, I think it would have been easier to just put the vogue bodice on a dress form and trace the outlines of the back and sleeve seams and make the back and sleeve pattern pieces from scratch.  I also had to lower the under arm just a bit once I put the sleeves on, they were probably in a good place for a halter dress, but once sleeves were added, the underarm seam was really binding when I moved my arms. 

 

The skirt was from scratch, but it's just rectangles, so not a difficult thing to draft. 

 

It was a lot of work, which is why I like the idea of using the pattern at least one more time, it'll be more efficient than moving on to a whole new pattern and with fitting and modifying all over again. 

 

If you're not attached to the gathered effect over the bust like I was, you could probably just use the Butterick pattern and modify that to have the button band on the midriff, it would a whole lot simpler.


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I made sandals!

 

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And shirt number 3 with McCall's 6035.  I modified it to have cap sleeves, so this one took less than 1 yard.  I also fixed the fit issue I had with the first 2, so I can move my arms in this one without the buttons gaping!  Fabric is a linen/cotton blend, perfect for summer. 

 

 

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21/52- pillowcases.  

 

Angelorum- WOW!  I love the pink floral dress!  You look amazing in it :)  It is girly fun and classy- great job.  

 

Okimom!  Congratulations on the baby!  

 

Katelove- I really want to try those but have no time :)

 

I am working on that crazy tractor quilt.  I think I have all the supplies- and I have already made the center and just need to strip it out.  My husband liked it at least.  Seriously the simplest thing ever.


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Angelorum, I love the sandals!
 
 
I organized my craft room recently, but just never seem to sit down and make anything. I have a lot more energy than I have in years though, so maybe I'll actually do something soon.

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Angelorum - lovely fabric for the blouse . Perfect for summer.

Iowaorganic - the fish? They were fun but fiddly and time-consuming. They won't become a regular baby gift.

I haven't had a chance to do anything for ages. The rest of this month may be a write off for me craftwise as I have a work-related project which needs to be finished by the 31st. And I need to work one more shift to get my required hours as well. My current project is my neice's baby quilt. Then I need to make a nightie for DD1.

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Finished this little baby sweater that has been irking me for a few months.  I really wanted the button bands to be one of the contrast greens, so I knit them  as intarsia, since the pattern is top down seamless construction.  It would have been a whole lot less fiddly if I had just picked up stitches and knit them on after the sweater body was complete. 

 


26/52 - Halfway!!


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I have never knit in intarsia.  I am not sure I even spelled it correctly.  It is a beautiful sweater though.  I am sewing today!  Well in-between nursing the baby and breaking up fights over which episode of Lego ninjago to watch....  I am making DD1 2 pairs of summer pajama- she is in desperate need and we found some stash fabric that she likes.  I need to finish up that quilt top and start the quilting it is just hard to get that all out with all the children and keep it clean since it is a wedding gift you know?


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ive been tracking on ravelry....  lots of yarning going on... keeps the stress down...


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I have been obsessed with box bags lately - I have made six so far with 2'or thee to go. I had only done 1 zipper before I started making them.
Knit 2 pairs of socks - one was two at a time toe up which is new to me
One linen stitch cowl
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didn't dare to post before today but have been lurking since January, on and off

 

lately i got started on knitting some pennants to decorate a square in front of a local craft store for world knitting day on June 14th ...

made 17 so far & will finish another one in time for the 14th ....

 

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Its almost the middle of june. I need to work on posting what ive accomplished so far. right now im working on a baby sun hat, a blanket and a shawl.

Ive finished lots this year (i love ravelry) and have lots of yarn to go...

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Project 8: crocheted doll blanket for niece - never did get the doll bed made

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Project 9: tote bag for sewing guild exchange

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Project 10: Planted community garden

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Project 11: Coin purse with name embroidered in it

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I have just started getting back into sewing after being sick then busy with a work-related project.

I am currently working on my niece's quilt and a long, flannelette nightie for DD1 (her request). I was a bit stalled on that because I didn't have enough of the fabric I thought I was going to use but we have some more now so I can get started again.

I need to get moving though because I have three more baby quilts to make. Although only one of the babies has been born so far.
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On a roll, lilac!

I've finally got a few more projects done.

A skirt for my sister's birthday. This was more trouble than I was planning on. I was so glad to see it go out the door yesterday, haha.



27/52

A new purse for me, since I busted the zipper on my old one and didn't care to fix it.



The construction of this was a new technique for me, and kind of fun. The brown you see is knitted icord (made with my icord machine). I crocheted over it with the white crochet thread, making a spiral to form the bag.
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And I've been making some cloth training pants for ds2. The first one is a pocket style trainer, with a full PUL outer with stretch fleece waist and legs. It was a total pain to sew (especially the ruched PUL side panels), but I think it will be great for night time training and going out.



29/52

I also made half a dozen light duty training pants. These are the gerber brand cloth trainers, I just beefed them up by adding a few layers of flannel for extra absorbency, and a PUL outer layer where it counts.


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angelorum, where is the photo for the purse .... not sure what an icord is either ... (am more a visual person than able to read explantions !)
Lilac, so impressive all your work & have 3 pots with kale seeds on mytown balcony (usually harvest about 20 baby leaves for my daily salad) ... so am so impressed with your planted garden !
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@Angelorum I am curious what icord is as well never heard of it.
@IsaFrench the garden was a project that my mom, brother, and I worked on. I am using landscaping fabric to control weeds so I can focus on watering and harvesting which is all I have time for.

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icord is a knitted tube, usually just 3 or 4 stitches around. You can knit it by hand, but I got a little crank machine like this one for my birthday that makes it super fast.

This is the tutorial I used to learn how to crochet the purse, I just used icord instead of the rope, and made it much smaller. I really want to try making a basket with rope though, or I think I could make a really cool beach bag using raffia or something as the filler.

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19/52 - flannelette nightie for DD1. It's quite a bit too big for her so it will do for next year as well, which is nice. And she loves it, so that's nice too.

20/52 - fleecy dressing gown for DD1.

I managed to over buy the fleece for the dressing gown in a fairly dramatic fashion so I have also cut out a pair of winter pyjamas for each girl from the same fabric. I'm using Dana-Made-It's pants and t-shirt patterns. I've lengthened the shirt sleeves and I'm planning to do ribbed cuffs on the sleeves and legs and a ribbed waistband on the pants.

I'm also still plugging away on my niece's baby quilt and planning the next one for a friend's new baby girl. I'm going to do this pattern http://birchfabrics.blogspot.com.au/...lt-by.html?m=1
with pink and orange feature fabrics and an aqua background.
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have completed yet another baby blanket for a friend who's going to be soon registered as a chlidminder

dispatched the knitted baby bed blanket (variegated acrylic wookl,one thread only, but a pattern of alternating squares = gives a patchwork effect) to a friend who was visiting my area and lives nearby the family it's intended for ... not sure when it'll get there !

couldn't resist on the first day of the sales and got some cotton to crochet for me another bag, this time with short handles (have got one with shoulder straps already)

i need to resume my cross stitch project (for part of the banner for son's martial art class future flag ...) which i dropped last Sept after my eye operation ... + various health issues arrose during all winter ...
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21-22/52 - a set of fleecy pyjamas for each of the girls. I'm quite pleased with how they turned out. They're quite big so, hopefully, they'll do for next winter as well.

23/52 - pair of trousers for me. I discovered them, cut out and with the first two seams already sewn, when I did a fairly major clean and tidy of the study. The fit isn't perfect but they'll do. I'm still losing weight so I don't want to go to too much trouble fitting and sewing clothes for myself yet. I only did these because they were partly done already.
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have completed yet another baby blanket for a friend who's going to be soon registered as a chlidminder

dispatched the knitted baby bed blanket (variegated acrylic wookl,one thread only, but a pattern of alternating squares = gives a patchwork effect) to a friend who was visiting my area and lives nearby the family it's intended for ... not sure when it'll get there !

couldn't resist on the first day of the sales and got some cotton to crochet for me another bag, this time with short handles (have got one with shoulder straps already)

i need to resume my cross stitch project (for part of the banner for son's martial art class future flag ...) which i dropped last Sept after my eye operation ... + various health issues arrose during all winter ...
Do you read the blog Attic24? She's done some nice crotcheted bags.
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Katelove, thank you so much for sharing this link ... i didn't know that blog but have spent quite a little while exploring ... + a hard time going back to cleaning my kitchen floor, putting away today's finds in the sale etc ....

in the past i'vehad a poor start on some ripple pattern and it left me very frustrated
... but thanks to you and your link, i now can see that i'm going to be able to learn how to do it properly !
am usually very bad at reading patterns but she does it also in "plain english" (without the abbreviations) & together with the step by step photos ... i should be able to crack that !!!

... well, not quite now yet because i have a few projects on the go all at once which i would like to go forward with for the moment ...
but certainly this is kept on the back burner for me to come back to later !!!

by any chance, since some french is spoken somehow whereabouts you live, would you happen to have a link to a tri-lingual "dictionnary" of crochet stitches ? ... American english + English from the UK + French ....

my computer gave up & am making do with a chrome book for the moment, but i don't even know how to print anything, quote anything, save the photos i'm being sent .... hoping to be able to visit a relative next week & to receive a refresher course in all things computer !!!
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Another baby dress, corduroy with homemade bias trim



And a baby sweater, my own design. I also dyed the yarn for it.



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Finished 2 felted hats. I meant for the dark blue one to be about a 1 yo size, but the darn thing just refused to felt down as much as I was expecting. In the end I was just happy it got down to adult size!





Also a couple more pocket trainers. These have stretch fleece side panels instead of PUL. They were much easier to put together, and I haven't had any leaking problems. I wish I had a couple more, but not enough to actually sew them :P



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