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My3babes's Avatar My3babes 03:49 AM 06-23-2005
Time to share some photos of some things you have been making/working on lately.

Here are mine:

Shirred Dress for DD

Shirred SHIRT for ME!!

Tiered skirt for DD

There are more but I wont bore ya.. These are just some personal things I have made aside from the biz... Lets see those projects~

MoMommy's Avatar MoMommy 03:52 AM 06-23-2005
I just sewed this little dress for dd.

front

back

I love your shirred shirt! What pattern did you use?
BinahYeteirah's Avatar BinahYeteirah 07:51 AM 06-23-2005
Here are some pics of an appliquéd bib and blanket I made for a mama here in my July due date group. Now that she's received it, I can share.
Bib
Blanket
Blanket Detail
Pigpen's Avatar Pigpen 03:52 AM 06-24-2005
I'm so inspired...I need to add to my to do list; shirring, never tried it, but I love the way it looks! MoMommy, that dress is so adorable, and your daughter is a doll! BinahYeteirah, I hope this isn't a stupid question but, did you do the applique with a serger? I just got one, and I'm slowly learning how to use it...the blanket and bib look great!
I just recently picked up sewing again and I'm loving it! I made a diaper bag with an Amy Butler pattern and AB fabric too. I'm really happy with the way it turned out, although next time I might make some minor alterations. It has plenty of pockets inside and fits quite a few cloth diapers too. I'm still making the changing pad for it...
http://photobucket.com/albums/v736/imdunn4/
rosie29's Avatar rosie29 06:00 PM 06-24-2005
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Nothing to share at the moment but I love seeing your projects!
BinahYeteirah's Avatar BinahYeteirah 10:34 PM 06-25-2005
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Originally Posted by Pigpen
BinahYeteirah, I hope this isn't a stupid question but, did you do the applique with a serger? I just got one, and I'm slowly learning how to use it...the blanket and bib look great!
Thanks! I just used a regular sewing machine with a short zig-zag stitch (satin stitch) for the applique.
My3babes's Avatar My3babes 01:16 AM 07-10-2005
The shirred dress is a rectangle. Take chest measurements x 2 then minus 10".

Use elastic thread in the bobbin, set the stitch length to 3, tension to the tightest setting. And sew lines about 1/2" to 3/4" apart. I serge the top and bottom iron in and top stitch. Make 4" strips of fabric for the straps and serge, turn and iron. Then usually put on DD to see how long to make them!

Shirring is fun!!
mamaMAMAma's Avatar mamaMAMAma 02:27 AM 07-10-2005
Woo... I love the shirred dress. I'll make matching ones for dd#1 and dd#2. Thanks for the instructions!
Zixia's Avatar Zixia 03:26 AM 07-11-2005
The shirred shirt is beautiful and your little model is cute
momof2tadpoles0104's Avatar momof2tadpoles0104 12:33 PM 07-11-2005
nothing as great as you guys. need to get my butt in gear lol ive got about 20 projects i need to do! :LOL :

diapers

twin shirts

scooby quillow

another shot of scooby
KnitterMama's Avatar KnitterMama 08:49 PM 07-11-2005
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Originally Posted by BinahYeteirah
Thanks! I just used a regular sewing machine with a short zig-zag stitch (satin stitch) for the applique.
I'm still in the novice stages of my sewin' learnin' so don't laugh at me but...


you can do that with a regular sewin machine?

could you please share how? it doesn't look like a zig zag stitch to me...am i missing something? it looks really great!!
aisraeltax's Avatar aisraeltax 11:15 PM 07-11-2005
jill,
those are great! i could sure use some sewing tips from you!!!! Rach
BinahYeteirah's Avatar BinahYeteirah 02:24 AM 07-12-2005
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Originally Posted by swimmin_mama
you can do that with a regular sewin machine?

could you please share how? it doesn't look like a zig zag stitch to me...am i missing something? it looks really great!!
Yep, it's just a zigzag. You know that you can adjust the stitch length, right? My sewing machine has numbers from 6 to 0 (millimeters in length). At 0, the machine doesn't move forward (the feed dogs don't move your fabric along, it just stays in one place). That is the setting for sewing on buttons with your zigzag stitch. Well, if you set the machine for a stitch length slightly longer than 0, you have a satin stitch. Sometimes that part of the stitch length dial (if your machine is manual) has a picture of a buttonhole. Mine does. That is the stitch length that is good for buttonholes. You can experiment to find a stitch length that works for you. Sometimes I see appliqué done with a stitch length around 2. Then it is really obvious a zigzag stitch was used, because you see space between the stitches. If you want it closer, you'll want your stitch length around 1 or less. The stitch width is up to you, but I start out with the widest most times. I used narrower widths for the smaller stars, and wider for the bigger ones.
ShadowMom's Avatar ShadowMom 10:48 PM 07-12-2005


Way cool projects!

I'm just getting started, so getting lots of great ideas
KnitterMama's Avatar KnitterMama 07:29 PM 07-13-2005
Binahyateirah - thanks for the tips! I'll definitely try that!
gumboot_charlie's Avatar gumboot_charlie 06:46 PM 07-15-2005
I've been working on some new clothes for ds...it's a nice break from making diapers!

pants

cardigan

Not quite finished yet (missing snaps & a button), but close enough to share!
rosie29's Avatar rosie29 09:07 AM 07-16-2005
GC, those are so CUTE!

You did the embroidered lettering on your sewing machine, I'm assuming? Wish I had a fancy machine like that...
gumboot_charlie's Avatar gumboot_charlie 02:38 PM 07-17-2005
Thanks rosie! I did the embroidery by hand just to try it out (it took awhile, but not as long as I expected). I use my regular machine most of the time. This is one I did with a zigzag:

jumper
rosie29's Avatar rosie29 08:44 AM 07-18-2005
Neat. Thanks for sharing.

Where do people get their ideas for embroidery and appliques? There are so many cute things out there. I think I just have to get more creative!
MamaFern's Avatar MamaFern 09:47 PM 07-18-2005
i just made wool pants and a tank top set from an old sweater... wanna see?
im also planning on making a little hooded ponch with the left over.. i love the stripes and colors of this wool soo much!

picture at:
http://www.picturetrail.com/gallery/...09&uid=3763072
MoMommy's Avatar MoMommy 10:09 PM 07-18-2005
Mamafern, that is so cute! Those colors are great!
TRIBE's Avatar TRIBE 12:03 PM 07-19-2005
My latest sewing addiction is panel skirts LOL

One of my skirts

DD skirt

DS shorts

DD has a total of 5 skirts, I have 3. I can't believe how much fun they are! I am going to venture into patchwork skirts now that I can do the various panels.
Selena's Avatar Selena 06:47 PM 07-19-2005
I found this great denim sundress/jumper at the thrift store for $2.99 (I know!! Can you beleive it!? Plus sized maternity for $3!!)
http://motherhues.com/1ae11e900.jpg dress
http://motherhues.com/1d5e90900.jpg
http://motherhues.com/1d602ce10.jpg



I took it to my embroidery machine and turned it into a one of a kind creation I love my embroidery machine!!
babibelli's Avatar babibelli 11:06 PM 07-19-2005
thanks for the inspirations! Momommy, that dress is adorable! did you use a pattern?
ShadowMom's Avatar ShadowMom 11:33 PM 07-19-2005
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Originally Posted by Selena
I found this great denim sundress/jumper at the thrift store for $2.99 (I know!! Can you beleive it!? Plus sized maternity for $3!!)
http://motherhues.com/1ae11e900.jpg dress
http://motherhues.com/1d5e90900.jpg
http://motherhues.com/1d602ce10.jpg



I took it to my embroidery machine and turned it into a one of a kind creation I love my embroidery machine!!
I love the embroidery you did! What a great find, I will have to check out my thrift store again. I usually only shop for the kids there, because nice plus-size stuff is hard to find.
MoMommy's Avatar MoMommy 11:43 PM 07-19-2005
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Originally Posted by babibelli
Momommy, that dress is adorable! did you use a pattern?
I used this pattern. It's so easy, just one pattern piece. I've already made four of them!

http://www.sewbaby.com/big/patterns10_/sb-10.html
chinacat's Avatar chinacat 04:53 PM 07-20-2005
beautiful stuff!!!

I'ds like to share me 3 latest creations..One is a hemp wrap skirt, the other is a hemp tie back shirt (skirt and shirt are pictured together) and the last is 2 yards of jersey i tie dyed for a friend..

http://photobucket.com/albums/a382/chinacat0101/
MamaFern's Avatar MamaFern 05:15 PM 07-20-2005
that is soo beautiful!
chinacat's Avatar chinacat 04:20 PM 07-22-2005
Thank you!!!
Marco Esquandolas's Avatar Marco Esquandolas 04:39 PM 07-22-2005
I'm new to this forum and just lurked thru this whole thread...BEAUTIFUL stuff, mamas!!

Chinacat-what hemp did you use? like hemp jersey, h french terry, h cotton, etc. I LOVE that outfit and your tie dye....ohhhhhh myyyyyyy
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