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#1 of 13 Old 01-29-2008, 05:42 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I've been to Goodwill several times, keeping dress up clothes in mind... and I'm just not finding things! The best we've done is playsilks & scarves. I bought a few frilly shirts & she's okay with them, but it's not nearly as exciting her friend's commercially manufactured stuff.
Have any pics or ideas to share?
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OOOO!I made a bunch of stuff for my daughter's last birthday.It was so much fun.The only two things I have up on Flickr are the cape and the cow"person"vest.

I also made a tutu,crown,wand,tool belt and grass(fleece)skirt.

I made the crown,out of fleece I had laying around,in the style of the magic cabin ones.

I made the tool belt out of old jeans and an old curtain.I bought a clip and I had some stuff used for making belts already.

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Ooooh, thank you for the ideas! I LOVE that cape! I'm inspired by all of the crowns around here, lately.
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I am currently making capes very similar to Rere's, except I'm using more gender-neutral fabric (hopefully!) - using bright spotted fabrics for the inner, and space/rockets, and fire-breathing dragons for the outers. I'm using felt for the applique pictures - attaching with Wonder Under, and then zig zag stitching around. I'm using this tutorial (that I found through Sew Mama Sew's blog post about Kids Clothes):

http://pukingpastilles.com/?p=57

I'd post pics but they aren't done yet! Hopefully this week.
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I am currently making capes very similar to Rere's, except I'm using more gender-neutral fabric (hopefully!) - using bright spotted fabrics for the inner, and space/rockets, and fire-breathing dragons for the outers. I'm using felt for the applique pictures - attaching with Wonder Under, and then zig zag stitching around. I'm using this tutorial (that I found through Sew Mama Sew's blog post about Kids Clothes):

http://pukingpastilles.com/?p=57

I'd post pics but they aren't done yet! Hopefully this week.
Hee!That's the tut I used.I just skipped the fusible part.

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Great thread!!!! probably get a great variety after next halloween when the costumes go on clearance for like 90% off. you could really stock up.

anybody have good ideas for boy dress up/ play costumes trunk?
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oooooooh, a tutorial! gracias.
'm still in the planning stages.
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Ok, I have no pictures to share (forgive me) but DD has lots of great handmade dress-up clothes that she's gotten as gifts, party favors, through swaps, or that I've made including:

fairy/butterfly wings
silk capes
gnome hats
necklaces/neck pouches
fairy wands
tutus/ribbon skirts
crowns
nurse hat
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I just made 2 valentines crowns for a swap out of felt and ribbon. Felt elf hats are really easy to make. For my son, I made him a black batman cape and took a black turtle neck and put a yellow felt batman emblem on it. I found a mask for it at a kids consignment sale.
I've made my dd a few no sew tutus, wands and crowns.
I dont have any pics of anything.
For boys, you can also take a white shirt and add a black bow tie and black buttons for a tuxedo look.
Kids also like fun acessories you can find at garage sales, like all kinds of hats, sunglasses, gloves, necklaces....

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I love those capes! The only thing I have made that could count as "dress up" are the wands I just made for DD's party and the crowns

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I finished my capes this morning! They are reversible. Two are blue rocket ship fabric on one side and a white mod dot fabric on the other side. Then, the other two are black fire-breathing dragons on one side, and a red mod dot on the other side. I did felt appliques on both sides of the blue/white, but just a shooting star on the dragon one, and nothing on the red side. I ran out of ideas, LOL!

I made a pattern on freezer paper first, then used that to mark out my fabric using a quilting pencil. This was helpful, as opposed to just freehanding it like she says on the tutorial, since I was planning on making four. And now, when I go to make some more eventually, I will already have the pattern and won't have to recreate the wheel again. I measured my two boys, and did a length measurement in between so they could both wear them. I used a rainbow thread for the top stitching on the black dragons and it turned out great. The rainbow thread just looks really cool.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...G_1042copy.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...G_1049copy.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...G_1044copy.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...G_1043copy.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...G_1050copy.jpg
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I finished my capes this morning! They are reversible. Two are blue rocket ship fabric on one side and a white mod dot fabric on the other side. Then, the other two are black fire-breathing dragons on one side, and a red mod dot on the other side. I did felt appliques on both sides of the blue/white, but just a shooting star on the dragon one, and nothing on the red side. I ran out of ideas, LOL!

I made a pattern on freezer paper first, then used that to mark out my fabric using a quilting pencil. This was helpful, as opposed to just freehanding it like she says on the tutorial, since I was planning on making four. And now, when I go to make some more eventually, I will already have the pattern and won't have to recreate the wheel again. I measured my two boys, and did a length measurement in between so they could both wear them. I used a rainbow thread for the top stitching on the black dragons and it turned out great. The rainbow thread just looks really cool.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...G_1042copy.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...G_1049copy.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...G_1044copy.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...G_1043copy.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...G_1050copy.jpg
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I liked the ideas in this link: http://www.marthastewart.com/article...jects-for-kids

Sorry about the length.

We've done pretty well at thrift stores, frankly, by looking in the big-girl's section for dresses that I'd never let DD wear except at play-time. We got a "bride's" dress that I believe was a First Holy Communion dress. She also thinks of any silky or frilly dress as being princess-wear if it comes in pink or purple.
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