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Re: Love to see what others are making (for the under-13 set) II
« Reply #105 on: December 24, 2011, 06:44:42 AM »
Did anyone make Holiday outfits for their little ones?   I feel really down because other things got in the way and I didn't get mine finished.  It's not like they don't have anything to wear but I was planning to have these ready for them.   I would love to see what all of you made.

I did! She's 16 months old and it's the first thing I've sewn for her. I posted about it here, along with my Christmas dress:  http://artisanssquare.com/sg/index.php/topic,16566.msg254460.html#new

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« Reply #106 on: December 24, 2011, 07:12:10 AM »
Your mother and daughter dresses are lovely.  Enjoy the day in your new dress.   
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« Reply #107 on: December 26, 2011, 12:00:45 AM »
I just found this board, duh! I didn't think it was for children's clothing but now know! You may regret the day I found this as I love to sew children's clothing and always have something or another in the works. You have all done such cute things and what shirts for the boys. Love the snakes and turtles! Hopefully I will get something up soon. Right now the latest efforts have been dolly clothes for the AG for Christmas.

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« Reply #108 on: January 01, 2012, 01:09:45 PM »
Your mother and daughter dresses are lovely.  Enjoy the day in your new dress.

Thanks Mardella!

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« Reply #109 on: January 09, 2012, 12:30:40 AM »
I made my first pillowcase dress last week:


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Details are at my "mommy" blog: http://undercover-mommy.blogspot.com/2012/01/crafty-pillowcase-dress.html

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« Reply #110 on: June 26, 2012, 06:40:11 PM »




I made this for my daughter yesterday out of some leftover knit from my maxi dress experiment. The belt is just cut from a t-shirt I got for a fund raising event but never wore again. I need to finish the edges.

She told me, last week, that she likes long skirts better than short ones. (well that makes me happy. Not that the skirts I buy her are that short.)

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« Reply #111 on: June 26, 2012, 07:55:21 PM »
Nice!  Just the right length, I think.   She looks really happy to be wearing it.   
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« Reply #112 on: June 27, 2012, 12:23:43 AM »
Weezie17,
That's a lovely skirt - and very clever of you to use up those leftover bits! I love the way you've added the yellow belt. It looks so cute.
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« Reply #113 on: June 28, 2012, 07:44:38 AM »
I can finally add something useful to this thread. I finished sewing a winter coat for my daughter today. It's made from corduroy, interlined with flannel and lined with a turquoise satin. I had to cut the facings from a co-ordinating quilting cotton as I didn't have quite enough.



It's an Ottobre pattern - 06-2008-17 - but I had to grade it up a couple of sizes. This is the equivalent of a size 134 and my daughter is nearly 9.

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« Reply #114 on: June 28, 2012, 10:48:01 AM »
Kelleyc, your daughter's coat is so cute! Your fabric choice is great! I love the colors and pattern. For some reason I am really drawn to the shape of the hood. The high "peaked" shape is cool!

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« Reply #115 on: June 28, 2012, 03:20:55 PM »
Kelleyc,
Your daughter's coat is so cute.
I love it.

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« Reply #116 on: June 28, 2012, 03:40:42 PM »
Kelly your daughters coat is precious! I really love the fabric you chose!
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Re: Love to see what others are making (for the under-13 set) II
« Reply #117 on: July 26, 2012, 12:45:15 PM »
What a super-cute coat! 

I recently made three dresses for my daughter (two of them with matching doll dresses, see the dolls & bears thread under American Girl).  All are Ottobre patterns, though the pink one is heavily modified from the green dress pattern!


Ottobre 3/2009 3-way dress by EJVC, on Flickr


Ottobre 3/2009 Belinda "Butterfly" dress by EJVC, on Flickr

Note the ornament can be separated and go in the hair!

Front detail 3/2009 Belinda "Butterfly" dress by EJVC, on Flickr

A beautiful inside finish, thanks Ottobre!

Inside Ottobre 3/2009 Belinda "Butterfly" dress by EJVC, on Flickr


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« Reply #118 on: July 26, 2012, 08:51:25 PM »
Oh those dresses are ADORABLE!!!

I have big time fabric envy!

 I am glad my DD isn't looking. She keeps asking for "a long skirt with lots of lace." She would be begging me for the light pink one.  ;)

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« Reply #119 on: July 28, 2012, 10:00:05 AM »
Thank you, Weezie!

The green one is made from an old curtain I found in a thrift shop in Sweden and a fat quarter of quilting cotton.  The red one is a Liberty cotton - I bought a metre on sale from Liberty for 12, and it was just enough.   Charlotte picked it out and I think it's her favourite of the three.  The underlayer is a Kona quilting solid, quite finely woven and goes well with the Liberty lawn.  The pink is just ordinary pink eyelet, but the bodice is lined in a white cotton.  And then I just cut some strips of eyelet, used my ruffler, and ruffled across a width of fabric - turned out perfectly.  The lace I applied afterwards.  It was kind of an organic process and in my opinion too long, but she likes it!
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« Reply #120 on: August 13, 2012, 05:10:41 PM »
I just made furry coats for my daughters.  They love them, and wanted to wear them to camp today. 

I blogged about them here: http://couturearts.wordpress.com/2012/08/13/wild-beasts/


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« Reply #121 on: August 13, 2012, 06:10:36 PM »
Claudine, those coats look so cozy and warm.   The girls look so happy with them.   I am sure they will be great this winter, but I assume you were working on them during a heat wave?   That's dedication.   I need to get going on coats for my dgd, too.   
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« Reply #122 on: August 13, 2012, 06:54:41 PM »
Thanks Mardella!  It was really hot making those coats.  I won't work with fur in the summertime ever again.

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« Reply #123 on: August 13, 2012, 07:04:56 PM »
Such darling fur coats as well as the older ones. Beautiful for sure.

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« Reply #124 on: August 13, 2012, 08:54:34 PM »
Sooooo cute, Claudine!

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« Reply #125 on: August 13, 2012, 10:25:00 PM »
Your coats are soooooooo cute!  I know they will enjoy wearing them.

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« Reply #126 on: August 14, 2012, 02:51:32 PM »
Are these real or faux?  Wonderful job and you kids look sooo happy in them!  This reminds me I need to finish the one I started last fall, it's just been too hot to even think about sewing a "wolf skin" jacket. 

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« Reply #127 on: August 15, 2012, 12:57:38 AM »
really adorable coats Claudine!

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« Reply #128 on: August 15, 2012, 09:26:32 AM »
Very charming coats, Claudine!  Your girls look so happy, and aren't they growing up?
Charlotte has a white acrylic fur coat that we bought and LOVES it.  I have to wash it every week but fortunately it dried quite quickly.
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« Reply #129 on: August 15, 2012, 12:26:28 PM »
Are these real or faux?  Wonderful job and you kids look sooo happy in them!  This reminds me I need to finish the one I started last fall, it's just been too hot to even think about sewing a "wolf skin" jacket.

Thanks!  They are faux.  The stripes on the white one are gold metallic, which would be hard to find in nature. 

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« Reply #130 on: August 15, 2012, 02:51:55 PM »
Awesome coats! And the girls look so happy in them.  :laugh:

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« Reply #131 on: August 15, 2012, 04:21:47 PM »
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The stripes on the white one are gold metallic, which would be hard to find in nature.
I was thinking, maybe, unicorn? :laughalot:

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« Reply #132 on: August 21, 2012, 12:59:30 AM »
OK the young lady I made this belt for is 13 so not, technically, under 13, but since her mom was/is a colleague I feel like I've known her since before she was born, so when her mom asked me to help, I did. She's going to a "pink" party this week. The navy belt is the original - I made the pink version. Her mom gave me the fabric and snaps. I added fusible interfacing and some scrounged very wide elastic. I  made the stretchy section so it would grow with her for as much as 2 more inches in waist circumference.


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« Reply #133 on: August 21, 2012, 04:06:00 PM »
Darling, Betsy!  I'd love to see a picture from that party with all of the girls in pink.  Could be sweet...or?

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« Reply #134 on: August 21, 2012, 04:58:57 PM »
She's wearing a white dress with it, and she's still tiny - not very tall and slender - so I think she'll look very nice. I hope her mom takes a picture.

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« Reply #135 on: August 21, 2012, 11:23:14 PM »
Very nicely done Betsy. It can be worn with several different colours and look wonderful.

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« Reply #136 on: September 15, 2012, 07:13:16 PM »
I made two sets of kid's PJs from an Ottobre pattern called "Night Owl" which I have lost the reference to.  Totally fun.  For Charlotte (red & black) and her best friend (blues).  The eyes kind of glow at you in the dark.


Partners in crime. by EJVC, on Flickr

Here's the whole set.


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« Reply #137 on: September 16, 2012, 12:37:41 PM »
very cute, Elizabeth!

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« Reply #138 on: September 27, 2012, 02:43:27 AM »
Made my first skirt for my seven year old daughter a few weeks ago. I do think I made it a tad too long (maybe just an inch or so), but it's better she grow into it than it being too small.
I've made things for her in the past, but they were clothes for her dolls or pajamas for her. Nothing she could wear out of the house. She likes it, so I suppose that's all that matters. :) (please excuse the fact that it is not ironed. I put it in the dryer and she pulled it out to wear as soon as it was done. Also excuse the lighting. It was a rainy day. :) )

I made it using this tutorial: http://www.danamadeit.com/2012/03/tutorial-the-layered-skirt.html


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« Reply #139 on: September 27, 2012, 09:06:11 AM »
Shutterpillar - lack of time to iron is a sure sign of success in a child's garment!  Good work!

I made a top for my little girl earlier this week:



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