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Old 02-14-2013, 10:59 AM   #2761
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Figured I would share a couple of the dresses that I made recently.

First an upcycle with a shirt I got at the Disney Store in Rome.


IMG_8922 by tricialee22, on Flickr

I Love this! I hope to make my daughter a few of these style dresses for the summer. I know she would be so comfy in them!


(and yes my son has a black eye on his first day of school. See aforementioned: twin boy.)
This is a great idea! I have taken a pic with her holding a "First day of school sign" for her preschool years, but what a great keepsake for later on.

Thank you so much for the compliments on the pj's for my daughter. I have had a fun time sewing them, they are quick and easy.

I won't worry if I have my daughter in the picture or not! I usually try and take a picture of her in what ever I make, just for keepsake (and to email to my mom!) who likes to see them. The lampshade comment made me laugh!
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I know that it is not Disney, but I did finish the Annie dress for our Broadway Show this weekend. DD is so excited!
I think I might use the same pattern to make an Alice dress for our upcoming trip to Disneyland.

I used the Carla C Precious Dress pattern. I know alot of people use and like her patterns, and I love that I can print them out right away, and that they are so easy to follow, but I often find them big (especially the easy fit pants). Do you think I might be printing them off scale somehow? My daughter is just shy of 5 and pretty true to size, a bit small, but not super tiny. She measured in the 3 range mostly, so I made a 4 so the arms wouldn't be too tiny, but I honestly think I could have made the 3 and been more than fine. With the easy fit pants, I have to make her a two and then adjust it so it is not as baggy. Am I doing something wrong?

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The dress turned out great. Sorry that it gave you fits right up until the very end. However, I"m sure that the birthday girl will adore it! I hate hand sewing so I'm sure you were upset to have to re-do the hand sewn part.

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The reason I'm posting now is because the Give Kids the World e-newsletter highlights the pillow program. We've had a bit of a discussion about the pillows on the Big Give board. I'm concerned that with the shrinking size of flannel the pillowcases aren't big enough. I commited to writing GKTW to double check measurements. As one who's made a number of pillowcases I hate to think that they're too small to be used. I'm wondering if it's more realistic to get three pillowcases from a yard of flannel instead of four. I'll keep you posted.
I had many a bunch of pillowcases and never got around to mailing them. I probably had at least 2 dozen. Then shortly before Thanksgiving, a friend posted on FB that she was going to volunteer at GKTW with her church group. I gave her the pillowcases and she took them with her. But she told me that her church made and donated about 500 pillowcases! I was happy that I could help out a little bit. Anyhow, my friend said that volunteering there was one of the best experiences of her life. She is planning to go again next year, with or without her church.

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How scary for your DD to hit her head on the gym floor. I hope she is doing ok.
She does seem to be doing ok. She had a headache again last night but besides that seems to be just fine. I was glad that the school took it very seriously when I contacted them. They called me and they pulled Sara out of class to have the nurse check her over.

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I can't believe the Rapunzel dress did not sell!! It was amazing! My DH saw the shirts you made for your DH and said, "Now THAT's something I would wear!". So, I guess once I get my new machine (today) and learn how to use it, I have some things to do for him.



I go up to Cleveland today to pick up my new machine. I'm excited to get it, but won't have any time to play with it since we're leaving early tomorrow morning to go to Virginia to watch 3 of our grandchildren while our DD and her hubby go away for the weekend. I have been babysitting our neighbor's 3 month old the last two days and I am exhausted!!! I will be babysitting 3 days a week for at least the next year. Hope I survive!!
I was also a bit surprised that the Rapunzel dress didn't sell. I think that the boutique crowd really likes ruffles and that didn't have them. LOL! I'm glad that you found some shirt designs that your husband would like. I thought they were perfect for an adult's shirt. I'd love to make DH a couple of polo shirts too but we'll see what I have time for.

How exciting that you get your new machine today. I hope you have a little bit of time to play with it before you leave for VA. Watching a young baby is a lot of work! I hope that you do ok with her.
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I know that it is not Disney, but I did finish the Annie dress for our Broadway Show this weekend. DD is so excited!
I think I might use the same pattern to make an Alice dress for our upcoming trip to Disneyland.

I used the Carla C Precious Dress pattern. I know alot of people use and like her patterns, and I love that I can print them out right away, and that they are so easy to follow, but I often find them big (especially the easy fit pants). Do you think I might be printing them off scale somehow? My daughter is just shy of 5 and pretty true to size, a bit small, but not super tiny. She measured in the 3 range mostly, so I made a 4 so the arms wouldn't be too tiny, but I honestly think I could have made the 3 and been more than fine. With the easy fit pants, I have to make her a two and then adjust it so it is not as baggy. Am I doing something wrong?

That turned out great! I agree that her sizing is large -- I just go buy measurements and have better luck. The Easy Fits are designed to be pretty wide/generous though. I have tapered the legs a little on some that I have made or make a smaller size as needed. I have also upsized a couple of her patterns: the bowling shirt and the simply sweet and the upsizing worked great.
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This thread kind of jumped some pages in the last few days. I was busy reading everything rather than finishing my Cindy dress. It was making me very mad so I was being lazy and putting it off until I got a call last night and I was asked if it was done. I told him I had one last thing and I would be done today, which I did do. UGH !!

I lied cuz I still had to finish off the seams and finish putting the zipper in. I really wanted to fit it to her before I sewed the bodice lining in and told him so. He said he would try to get her here today but that didn't work out. We decided that I would sew the lining in and she should have room to grow in it. I got started on sewing it in today and attached the bottom of the bodice lining to the bottom edge of the skirt seam. I got more than halfway done and realized I only had about 2 inches of bodice left but 7 inches of skirt seam. UGH !! I had to rip out over an hours work of hand sewing. I put it over my lamp and pinned and sewed for almost 2 hours making sure it went just right. The very top of the skirt seam to the very bottom of the bodice seam.

I really hope she likes it ! I would like to share and sorry about the photo overload. I will not be making the pattern again for a very long time if ever no matter how cute the end result was. I don't like how the eye hook went in above the zipper either and my invisible zipper is not so invisible. Plus, I put the skirt liner on inside out because I put the tulle on the wrong side.







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To answer a posted question.... I don't have a model in my dresses normally because I don't have anyone to model them in my house. My lampshade is my new best friend.
I have a vintage dressmaker's form, but I hardly ever use it. Mostly because I hardly ever make clothing. But now I wish I had a big ol' lampshade.

Sorry about the pattern. Sometimes I think the big pattern companies make things overly complicated, but that may just be my costuming background talking. I tend to look at pattern instructions the same way Barbosa looks at the Pirate Code - they're more like guidelines. And that may explain why I don't make more clothing.

I have been doing more sewing & someday I'll get at my home computer and post pictures. Everyone's stuff is making me want to share.
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I finished my BoG shirts But I still have to take pictures.

Tricia... I loved those outfits you posted. And you looked adorable modeling it !

But here is my outfit from the same launch as Diane and Tricia. I was pretty excited it sold so quickly.





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I posted a few weeks ago looking for a Mulan pattern. I ordered the Modkids pattern off an etsy seller, and it never arrived, I made do though, and made her some pj pants and a t-shirt to go with it instead. It doesn't resemble the movie at all, but it she loved the softness of the fabric, so I went with it (not to mention it was a rememnt at Joanns!)

Here are the pj's I have made so far for our movie nights:
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(and yes my son has a black eye on his first day of school. See aforementioned: twin boy.)
Poor little guy... but the black eye doesn't look like it bothers him

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Thanks! And congratulations on selling your adorable Chip and Dale set. It was so cute!
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No. I go for my birthday 5/6. The crowds are very manageable. Have you been April vacation before?
Wow that was a long time with no power. I have been twice during April vacation. Once in 2009 when it also fell during Easter which was CRAZY busy and in 2010 when it was not as crowded. Since Easter is so early this year I think we will be alright.

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I just finished online check-in, so I guess that means I must have a trip coming up.

You have been doing some amazing sewing, while I've been stalking the Resorts forum to see if the new refillable mugs are out. Don't know why, I haven't gotten them the last couple of trips.

Believe it or not, I actually did some sewing. I made a new string backpack (the one I took to Alaska was too laid back), a new wallet, and a hand sanitizer cozy. I'll post pictures later.

Happy sewing.
I still haven't made any pillow cases, they are on my someday list

But WOOHOO for your trip... so glad that you are getting to go back to Disney. Are you taking Dorrrine?

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That dress came out so pretty.

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I know that it is not Disney, but I did finish the Annie dress for our Broadway Show this weekend. DD is so excited!
I think I might use the same pattern to make an Alice dress for our upcoming trip to Disneyland.

That pattern makes a perfect Alice dress. There was just a discussion in another group I am in saying that her patterns do run a little big. I have big kids so I never have an issue. I actually go up a size on the easy fits for my boys.
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I know that it is not Disney, but I did finish the Annie dress for our Broadway Show this weekend. DD is so excited!
I think I might use the same pattern to make an Alice dress for our upcoming trip to Disneyland.

I used the Carla C Precious Dress pattern. I know alot of people use and like her patterns, and I love that I can print them out right away, and that they are so easy to follow, but I often find them big (especially the easy fit pants). Do you think I might be printing them off scale somehow? My daughter is just shy of 5 and pretty true to size, a bit small, but not super tiny. She measured in the 3 range mostly, so I made a 4 so the arms wouldn't be too tiny, but I honestly think I could have made the 3 and been more than fine. With the easy fit pants, I have to make her a two and then adjust it so it is not as baggy. Am I doing something wrong?

I love it!! Looks like your DD loves it too. It's sure to be a big hit at the show. I think it would make a darling Alice dress as well. Great job!

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I finished my BoG shirts But I still have to take pictures.

Tricia... I loved those outfits you posted. And you looked adorable modeling it !

But here is my outfit from the same launch as Diane and Tricia. I was pretty excited it sold so quickly.



Wow that was a long time with no power. I have been twice during April vacation. Once in 2009 when it also fell during Easter which was CRAZY busy and in 2010 when it was not as crowded. Since Easter is so early this year I think we will be alright.
Love that Chip N Dale outfit! Super cute and what a great job you did!

We went to Disney the last week of April of 2012 and it was not all that crowded. The weather was pretty nice too, if a little warm. But nothing like the September heat we're used to! I too think you'll be fine crowd-wise! Hope you have a wonderful trip!
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Did you have it shipped to Canada or did you have it shipped to somewhere in the US and then picked it up?
I had it shipped to Canada.
It does void the warranty, but there isn't really anything that comes close pricewise. I ended up paying just over $600 including duties and taxes. (including my refund)
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I know that it is not Disney, but I did finish the Annie dress for our Broadway Show this weekend. DD is so excited!
I think I might use the same pattern to make an Alice dress for our upcoming trip to Disneyland.

I used the Carla C Precious Dress pattern. I know alot of people use and like her patterns, and I love that I can print them out right away, and that they are so easy to follow, but I often find them big (especially the easy fit pants). Do you think I might be printing them off scale somehow? My daughter is just shy of 5 and pretty true to size, a bit small, but not super tiny. She measured in the 3 range mostly, so I made a 4 so the arms wouldn't be too tiny, but I honestly think I could have made the 3 and been more than fine. With the easy fit pants, I have to make her a two and then adjust it so it is not as baggy. Am I doing something wrong?

You did a great job on the dress, your daughter looks adorable in it.
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The Annie dress is great! It looks just like Annie's dress! I have that pattern but I haven't made it yet.

All of Carla's patterns tend to run large. Just make the size that works for your daughter. Also the easy fits are a baggy style of pants. You can taper the legs for a more fitted look if you want that.

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I love your Chip and Dale set. I think it was the very first thing in that launch that got sold! Hooray!

I agree that the Precious dress would make a perfect Alice in Wonderland dress.

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I am looking for some Disney cruise designs (ships or nautical characters) for PES. anyone know of where to look? A particular seller on etsy or someone who has a site? I know they are out there, I've seen em thanks
Have you tried HeatherSue's site? I know she has several cute designs.
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Have you tried HeatherSue's site? I know she has several cute designs.
I will look. I didn't think there was but I will take another look as I haven't been looking really hard. It was just getting to be that time to start doing something for our trip in May!
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I will look. I didn't think there was but I will take another look as I haven't been looking really hard. It was just getting to be that time to start doing something for our trip in May!
While not exactly cruise, I do love the snorkel characters from Miss Kenzie Mac, there's Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Donald, etc. I think it's 6/$18.
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The followig sites have cruise designs

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and I am 95% sure bowsandclothes may have some.
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I go up to Cleveland today to pick up my new machine. I'm excited to get it, but won't have any time to play with it since we're leaving early tomorrow morning to go to Virginia to watch 3 of our grandchildren while our DD and her hubby go away for the weekend. I have been babysitting our neighbor's 3 month old the last two days and I am exhausted!!! I will be babysitting 3 days a week for at least the next year. Hope I survive!!

Happy Valentines Day everyone!!
Congrats on your new sewing machine! I hope you will get a chance to play with it soon. How nice for you to go and watch your grandchildren so your DD can go on a kids free getaway. Babysitting a little one can be exhausting, but I am sure your neighbour appreciated your help.

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I know that it is not Disney, but I did finish the Annie dress for our Broadway Show this weekend. DD is so excited!
I think I might use the same pattern to make an Alice dress for our upcoming trip to Disneyland.

I used the Carla C Precious Dress pattern. I know alot of people use and like her patterns, and I love that I can print them out right away, and that they are so easy to follow, but I often find them big (especially the easy fit pants). Do you think I might be printing them off scale somehow? My daughter is just shy of 5 and pretty true to size, a bit small, but not super tiny. She measured in the 3 range mostly, so I made a 4 so the arms wouldn't be too tiny, but I honestly think I could have made the 3 and been more than fine. With the easy fit pants, I have to make her a two and then adjust it so it is not as baggy. Am I doing something wrong?

The dress looks beautiful! I don't know about the sizing for the patterns. However, I go by the actual body measurements so I hope the things I made fit. (I make kids' clothes for Big Gives so I don't get to see them modelled in real life)

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She does seem to be doing ok. She had a headache again last night but besides that seems to be just fine. I was glad that the school took it very seriously when I contacted them. They called me and they pulled Sara out of class to have the nurse check her over.
I am glad the school took it seriously. I hope your daugther is on the mend.

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Sorry about the pattern. Sometimes I think the big pattern companies make things overly complicated, but that may just be my costuming background talking. I tend to look at pattern instructions the same way Barbosa looks at the Pirate Code - they're more like guidelines. And that may explain why I don't make more clothing.
I totally agree with what you said about the commerical pattern instructions!

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I finished my BoG shirts But I still have to take pictures.

Tricia... I loved those outfits you posted. And you looked adorable modeling it !

But here is my outfit from the same launch as Diane and Tricia. I was pretty excited it sold so quickly.

The outfit looks fab! Congrats on selling it!
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