Author Topic: Love to see what others are making (for the under-13 set) II  (Read 29186 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Paceda

  • PJP
  • Member
  • Posts: 172
  • Gender: Female
Re: Love to see what others are making (for the under-13 set) II
« Reply #35 on: March 21, 2011, 09:13:39 PM »
Thank you, Betsy.  I enjoyed making it for him. 
Paceda

Offline fzxdoc

  • Administrator
  • Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 13126
  • I love to sew, pure and simple.
    • fzxdoc's sewing project photos
Re: Love to see what others are making (for the under-13 set) II
« Reply #36 on: March 21, 2011, 09:19:57 PM »
Paceda, what a cute little outfit. Your smocking skills are still in force, from what I can see. I love the Cowbears and Native American Bears motif with the cacti as well. It's such a perfect look for a little boy. Great job.

Arizona, you did such a nice job on that skirt for your DD. The elastic waistband will ensure that it will be comfortable as your DD continues to grow. What a good idea.

Carole, your little purple princess looks as though she's enjoying the dress you made for her. It's a great photo. Doesn't it just make you want to rush right back into your sewing room and make something else for her? :)

Kathryn

Offline Madrona

  • Member
  • Posts: 473
  • Gender: Female
Re: Love to see what others are making (for the under-13 set) II
« Reply #37 on: March 21, 2011, 10:35:52 PM »
Wow, such wonderful work, everyone!  I love that adjustable waistband.  You did a really professional job on it.

And that dress looks sooo comfortable.

And that romper makes me hope I have a boy next time.   ;D

Kid-sewing is so much fun.   ;D

Offline Emily

  • Member
  • Posts: 506
    • SEW Vancouver Blog
Re: Love to see what others are making (for the under-13 set) II
« Reply #38 on: March 26, 2011, 12:51:22 AM »
I'm not sure if my diva really fits in this thread. She's 12, so under 13 but she's in Middle School. Those that have Middle Schoolers know they are not the same folk once they enter:) I've been making her t-shirts, tanktops, skinny leggings/jeggings, and will be making a raincoat shortly.

For my son who will be 9 next month, I am making boxers and some pj's. We have several fabrics pixed out, one of which is Spiderman. I would like to make him a nice wool jacket for next year. I'm having a hard time finding a pattern. Where do I get such a pattern? I'm about to use a heriloom pattern.

Offline Martha Domke

  • Member
  • Posts: 652
  • Gender: Female
Re: Love to see what others are making (for the under-13 set) II
« Reply #39 on: March 27, 2011, 05:08:03 AM »
Emily, there are nice winter jacket patterns made by Green Pepper.   Our JoAnn's has them on a rack in the store, and no catalog for them.  I have used some of their patterns, and have been pleased with the results.

Offline Nancyha

  • New (or Just Quiet) Member :)
  • Posts: 3
  • Gender: Female
Re: Love to see what others are making (for the under-13 set) II
« Reply #40 on: March 31, 2011, 06:23:43 PM »
Just joined Stitcher's Guild. I hardly know where to start. I've mostly been sewing for my granddaughters lately. I wanted to post a picture but I'm not sure how. I looked around the forum a bit but couldn't find any instructions. If anyone could direct me I'd really appreciate it. I can see this is going to be a fun place to browse.
Nancy

Offline Nancyha

  • New (or Just Quiet) Member :)
  • Posts: 3
  • Gender: Female
Re: Love to see what others are making (for the under-13 set) II
« Reply #41 on: March 31, 2011, 06:38:39 PM »
Ah, never mind, I just found it.  :)
Now I need to figure out how to make the photos 'smaller'.
Nancy
« Last Edit: March 31, 2011, 06:44:35 PM by Nancyha »

Offline Lisa

  • Administrator
  • Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3865
  • Eastern Nebraska
Re: Love to see what others are making (for the under-13 set) II
« Reply #42 on: March 31, 2011, 06:41:53 PM »
Welcome to Stitcher's Guild, Nancy! :SGheart:

You'll find directions for how to post photos "here" in the Forum Decorum & Handbook (FAQ) thread, where you'll find the guidelines for the forum, as well as directions for all sorts of things you might want to know how to do... :)

If you haven't had a chance yet, take a look at the thread titled "Are you new? Please read this thread first...," which will give you a general orientation. 

When you're ready to try something out (like posting photos ;) ;D) please come to the "Sandbox" to try it out.

We're looking forward to seeing your work for your granddaughters!

Again, welcome to Stitcher's Guild. :)

Lisa
Found: a favorite silver bracelet that I hadn't seen for a while.  On its four quarters it says "Welcome Introspection; Accept Wisdom; Seek Illumination; Embrace Innocence."   It's like a "magic 8-ball" on the wrist...

Offline Lisa

  • Administrator
  • Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3865
  • Eastern Nebraska
Re: Love to see what others are making (for the under-13 set) II
« Reply #43 on: March 31, 2011, 06:44:16 PM »
Nancy, you'll find directions for posting avatars (including the size you need and how to make your images smaller) in the Forum Decorum(FAQ) thread.  Please give it a try in the Sandbox, :pinkpom: so that we can leave this thread for your creations!

We'll be able to give you more specific directions there. ;) ;D

Lisa
Found: a favorite silver bracelet that I hadn't seen for a while.  On its four quarters it says "Welcome Introspection; Accept Wisdom; Seek Illumination; Embrace Innocence."   It's like a "magic 8-ball" on the wrist...

Offline fzxdoc

  • Administrator
  • Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 13126
  • I love to sew, pure and simple.
    • fzxdoc's sewing project photos
Re: Love to see what others are making (for the under-13 set) II
« Reply #44 on: March 31, 2011, 06:47:10 PM »
What a sweet little dress, Nancy. Welcome to Stitcher's Guild! You sure started out with a great sewing project to show.

Kathryn

Offline ejvc

  • Machine-Knitting Cryptographer and Plan-Bot
  • Member
  • Posts: 7516
  • Gender: Female
  • Me about age 2
    • The Fabulous Dr E's Fabulous Blog
Re: Love to see what others are making (for the under-13 set) II
« Reply #45 on: March 31, 2011, 07:53:37 PM »
Nancy - for boy's coat patterns, look at www.ottobredesign.fi.  They are a Finnish pattern magazine for kids, also available in the US.  They have really modern, up-to-date designs, and lots for boys, so I think they are unusual on both counts.  They come out once a season.  I think they work out very very reasonably, and I use them *ALL* the time for my girl and for presents.  You need to trace the patterns and add seam allowances, but once you get the hang of it that's not hard.  And their construction instructions are top notch -- very modern and very professional.
My blog is at http://ejvc.wordpress.com

Sewing and machine knitting in Karlstad, Sweden!

Offline Hen

  • Member
  • Posts: 552
  • sewing in New Zealand
Re: Love to see what others are making (for the under-13 set) II
« Reply #46 on: July 17, 2011, 04:25:17 PM »
I made two gifts for the new babies of a school and a study friend of mine.
A name banner with exchangeable numbers:


And a towel with a hood:

The embroidery was done in a fabric shop.

More on my blog.

Offline Weezie17

  • Member
  • Posts: 139
  • Gender: Female
  • Courage is found in unlikely places. --Tolkien
Re: Love to see what others are making (for the under-13 set) II
« Reply #47 on: August 03, 2011, 07:15:54 PM »


Hi, I am new to the forum and relatively new to sewing for children. This is the dress I just made for my daughter.

I really enjoy seeing everyone else's creations for their children.

Offline ejvc

  • Machine-Knitting Cryptographer and Plan-Bot
  • Member
  • Posts: 7516
  • Gender: Female
  • Me about age 2
    • The Fabulous Dr E's Fabulous Blog
Re: Love to see what others are making (for the under-13 set) II
« Reply #48 on: August 03, 2011, 07:29:44 PM »
How cute is that!  And then there's the dress!  ;D  What's the pattern?
My blog is at http://ejvc.wordpress.com

Sewing and machine knitting in Karlstad, Sweden!

Offline Janis

  • Member
  • Posts: 3926
  • Gender: Female
    • My Blog
Re: Love to see what others are making (for the under-13 set) II
« Reply #49 on: August 03, 2011, 10:54:18 PM »
Yes, both child AND dress are adorable :D
"This is emphatically not a quick project, just savour the process..."  Ann Rowley

My Blog
http://janssewingroom.wordpress.com

Offline LauraS.

  • Member
  • Posts: 1275
Re: Love to see what others are making (for the under-13 set) II
« Reply #50 on: August 04, 2011, 02:52:17 AM »
Such a cute dress ....and such a cute little girl!

Offline Martha Domke

  • Member
  • Posts: 652
  • Gender: Female
Re: Love to see what others are making (for the under-13 set) II
« Reply #51 on: August 04, 2011, 07:15:35 AM »
Agree with others----cute child and cute dress.  I really like the pleats and trim.  It looks like the pillowslip dress.  We have a 3 1/2 yr old DGD, and that would be nice for her. 

Offline kbenco

  • Member
  • Posts: 1194
  • Gender: Female
  • Queensland, Australia
    • kbenco's projects
Re: Love to see what others are making (for the under-13 set) II
« Reply #52 on: August 04, 2011, 11:26:16 AM »
She looks so happy in the lovely dress you've made. The dress looks perfect for growing with the child too - is the neckline adjustable? The pleated hem detail is very pretty.
what I am sewing  - http://kbenco.blogspot.com/

Offline Weezie17

  • Member
  • Posts: 139
  • Gender: Female
  • Courage is found in unlikely places. --Tolkien
Re: Love to see what others are making (for the under-13 set) II
« Reply #53 on: August 04, 2011, 02:15:23 PM »
Thank you everyone for the wonderful compliments!

It is a pillowcase dress. I just pleated the band that the instructions tell you to add anyway.

I had a ton of the plaid fabric but not much of the contrasting pink. So I improvised. Even after adding all those pleats I still have some of that fabric left. ::)

It is adjustable. The front and back of the dress simply "drawstring" on that tie. This one only has one tie but I think the usual way is to have a tie on each shoulder. That would make it even more adjustable.
« Last Edit: August 04, 2011, 02:20:50 PM by Weezie17 »

Offline kbenco

  • Member
  • Posts: 1194
  • Gender: Female
  • Queensland, Australia
    • kbenco's projects
Re: Love to see what others are making (for the under-13 set) II
« Reply #54 on: August 26, 2011, 02:26:55 AM »
I have just posted off this dress to my niece, who turns 5 on Monday. It was rather fun to do some little girl sewing again

The pattern is self drafted, the skirt is counterchange smocked in the lozenge pattern, and there is a tiny bit of hand embroidery, with a decorative machine stitch topstitching the ruffle.
Karen
what I am sewing  - http://kbenco.blogspot.com/

Offline BetsyV

  • Member
  • Posts: 5527
  • Gender: Female
  • Trillium Undulatum; Painted Trillium
Re: Love to see what others are making (for the under-13 set) II
« Reply #55 on: August 26, 2011, 02:38:02 AM »
Karen

how cute! Hope she enjoys it

And Weezie17  how did I miss commenting on your daughter's dress? She looks ecstatic to be wearing it as well she might be LOL

Offline Martha Domke

  • Member
  • Posts: 652
  • Gender: Female
Re: Love to see what others are making (for the under-13 set) II
« Reply #56 on: August 26, 2011, 04:58:11 AM »
Ooooo!   I like that dress, too.  I know a 5 yr old who will be very happy.  Of course, red is one of my favorite colors, and I think it is sooo cheerful.

Offline ejvc

  • Machine-Knitting Cryptographer and Plan-Bot
  • Member
  • Posts: 7516
  • Gender: Female
  • Me about age 2
    • The Fabulous Dr E's Fabulous Blog
Re: Love to see what others are making (for the under-13 set) II
« Reply #57 on: August 26, 2011, 09:50:46 AM »
Commented already on your blog, but I love this dress.

Thought you might appreciate a picture of Charlotte in her most recent mummywear:

My blog is at http://ejvc.wordpress.com

Sewing and machine knitting in Karlstad, Sweden!

Offline BetsyV

  • Member
  • Posts: 5527
  • Gender: Female
  • Trillium Undulatum; Painted Trillium
Re: Love to see what others are making (for the under-13 set) II
« Reply #58 on: August 26, 2011, 12:38:53 PM »
Cute dress, Elizabeth, but Charlotte's facial expression is absolutely priceless!

Offline Weezie17

  • Member
  • Posts: 139
  • Gender: Female
  • Courage is found in unlikely places. --Tolkien
Re: Love to see what others are making (for the under-13 set) II
« Reply #59 on: August 26, 2011, 12:53:09 PM »
Karen, that is a precious dress!!!

Ejvc, I loved the dress when you first posted the pictures of your completed projects. I like this picture even more. The expression is priceless.  ;)

Offline shams

  • Member
  • Posts: 3198
  • Gender: Female
    • Communing With Fabric
Re: Love to see what others are making (for the under-13 set) II
« Reply #60 on: August 26, 2011, 02:38:27 PM »
Sooooo cute, Elizabeth!

Offline kbenco

  • Member
  • Posts: 1194
  • Gender: Female
  • Queensland, Australia
    • kbenco's projects
Re: Love to see what others are making (for the under-13 set) II
« Reply #61 on: August 26, 2011, 08:32:34 PM »
Thanks for the kind comments about the present dress.

Elizabeth, Charlotte looks so cute and cheeky. I love the bright flowered dress with the stripey stockings.
what I am sewing  - http://kbenco.blogspot.com/

Offline kbenco

  • Member
  • Posts: 1194
  • Gender: Female
  • Queensland, Australia
    • kbenco's projects
Re: Love to see what others are making (for the under-13 set) II
« Reply #62 on: August 26, 2011, 08:42:23 PM »
Just for a change, here is some boy sewing  ;).
Here is my son's costume for book week. He is either a peasant turned soldier from Mulan, or Jun, from the Dragon Keeper series. The character choice was determined by his ownership of a bamboo sword that his uncle bought him in China.

The costume is heavily modified from the knit pyjamas in Burda Style 11-2009-143, for which I used some old trousers and a piece of woven polyester that has been lurking in my stash for about 20 years.
what I am sewing  - http://kbenco.blogspot.com/

Offline shams

  • Member
  • Posts: 3198
  • Gender: Female
    • Communing With Fabric
Re: Love to see what others are making (for the under-13 set) II
« Reply #63 on: August 26, 2011, 09:08:40 PM »
Oh, Karen, I love his little kimono!  What a great costume!  He seems to like it too. :)

Offline Janis

  • Member
  • Posts: 3926
  • Gender: Female
    • My Blog
Re: Love to see what others are making (for the under-13 set) II
« Reply #64 on: August 26, 2011, 10:28:08 PM »
Karen, adorable dress!  And Elizabeth, can I have Charlotte?  I'm sure you must be tired of her by now :D
"This is emphatically not a quick project, just savour the process..."  Ann Rowley

My Blog
http://janssewingroom.wordpress.com

Offline ejvc

  • Machine-Knitting Cryptographer and Plan-Bot
  • Member
  • Posts: 7516
  • Gender: Female
  • Me about age 2
    • The Fabulous Dr E's Fabulous Blog
Re: Love to see what others are making (for the under-13 set) II
« Reply #65 on: August 26, 2011, 10:56:09 PM »
Janis, there are certainly moments where I feel someone could keep her :-)  but no, I'm afraid we're stuck together by the mushy bonds of love.  Thanks for all the comments, I just posted really because I think she's cute.  She hates having her picture taken, but miraculously she at least liked the dress!

Karen, I love that kimono.  Your blog only lets me comment intermittently...
My blog is at http://ejvc.wordpress.com

Sewing and machine knitting in Karlstad, Sweden!

Offline kbenco

  • Member
  • Posts: 1194
  • Gender: Female
  • Queensland, Australia
    • kbenco's projects
Re: Love to see what others are making (for the under-13 set) II
« Reply #66 on: August 27, 2011, 08:18:10 AM »
Thanks Shams, Janis and Elizabeth.

I am on a roll. I've just finished another birthday dress, for another niece, who turns 3 very shortly.

I would love to have a photo of her in the very twirly skirt, but had my assistants pull the skirt out a bit so you could imagine it  ;). I am sure it will look better when worn by the gorgeous niece.
Karen
what I am sewing  - http://kbenco.blogspot.com/

Offline BetsyV

  • Member
  • Posts: 5527
  • Gender: Female
  • Trillium Undulatum; Painted Trillium
Re: Love to see what others are making (for the under-13 set) II
« Reply #67 on: August 27, 2011, 10:42:19 AM »
VERY cute dress Karen! What lucky nieces you have

Offline Janis

  • Member
  • Posts: 3926
  • Gender: Female
    • My Blog
Re: Love to see what others are making (for the under-13 set) II
« Reply #68 on: August 27, 2011, 03:07:45 PM »
Karen, that's an adorable dress.  I love the smocking at the pocket.  What lucky nieces you have!

Elizabeth, I figured you wouldn't take me up on my offer!  Dang!  I'm going to have to have another serious conversation with my son >:D  I need grandkids!
"This is emphatically not a quick project, just savour the process..."  Ann Rowley

My Blog
http://janssewingroom.wordpress.com

Offline Martha Domke

  • Member
  • Posts: 652
  • Gender: Female
Re: Love to see what others are making (for the under-13 set) II
« Reply #69 on: August 28, 2011, 05:05:21 AM »
Ooooo!   Another beautiful birthday dress.  I love the fabric print, and that cute pocket.

 

Gorgeous Fabrics Fabric Mart Fabrics