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« Reply #630 on: September 17, 2009, 01:03:29 PM »
Elizabeth, beautiful dress!  And she's getting to an age when clothes last longer than a few months.  Perhaps she will even be able to wear it as a tunic next year.

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« Reply #631 on: September 20, 2009, 12:45:52 AM »
What a beautiful dress, the piping and buttons look terrific.
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« Reply #632 on: September 27, 2009, 05:47:41 PM »
Elizabeth, beautiful dress and gorgeous daughter.   Lots of work in these little dresses, but they are worth it.

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« Reply #633 on: September 28, 2009, 06:11:16 AM »
Not quite in the same category as gorgeous dresses to wear to weddings, but fun for me to make - swimsuits for my nieces.

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« Reply #634 on: September 28, 2009, 06:18:14 AM »
Karen, really cute swim suits.  I like the tops---as they will protect youthful skins.

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« Reply #635 on: September 28, 2009, 11:51:07 AM »
Karen those look great. I love the print!

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« Reply #636 on: September 30, 2009, 01:43:10 AM »
Thank you - they were fun to make.

Here is more niece sewing (a different niece, I am the fortunate auntie of 7 little girls and one boy). I did not make the t shirt, just embroidered it to co-ordinate with the hair clips. The skirt is an old TopKids magazine pattern, embellished with gingham ribbon and bias binding on the flounce. This is a birthday present for my niece turning 8 this week. I can't believe she is this big already.


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« Reply #637 on: September 30, 2009, 09:04:22 AM »
Have I mentioned your stuff is really beautiful lately?
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« Reply #638 on: October 09, 2009, 01:18:46 AM »
Thank you.
I really think that baby clothes become exceptionally beautiful when worn by lovely little people. Um, pround auntie speaking. Here is my youngest niece in her visit-from-auntie- present, which I made last year whilst making another niece exactly the same outfit (BWOF 6-2008-136). It is convenient of the babies to present themselves in same sex pairs on opposite sides of the family! My kind sister in law had her wear this straight away - you may be able to see her discarded original clothes lying on the floor.


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« Reply #639 on: October 09, 2009, 01:35:15 AM »
what an adorable niece! You make me wish I had more nieces and nephews! (only 1 nephew here)

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« Reply #640 on: October 09, 2009, 01:47:12 AM »
Such a little dolly and what a great outfit?  It is so much fun to see them in the fruits of our labor, yes?

Please keep them coming? ;D  We love these!
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« Reply #641 on: October 16, 2009, 12:27:53 AM »
Aww, I recognize that romper- I made Ana one, and with a purple collar also.  Isn't it such a sweet little baby outfit?  I love how adorable your version is  :)



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« Reply #642 on: October 26, 2009, 09:25:05 PM »

McCall's 5039 on my daughter (12) and a Top Kids shirt on my son (7) He is the one running off in the distance.
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« Reply #643 on: October 26, 2009, 10:17:34 PM »
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That's such a lovely shot!  oh and the clothes look good too!

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« Reply #644 on: October 27, 2009, 04:52:33 AM »
Oh so nice!  Your daughter is lovely, and the dress is perfect on her.  And the shirt looks good from the back.  Your picture is so summery looking.

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« Reply #645 on: October 27, 2009, 05:35:03 AM »
kbenco,

Love the dress and shirt and also the photo... :)
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« Reply #646 on: October 27, 2009, 05:52:56 AM »
That's a very nice dress and the shirt looks great too, they should get lots of wear from them.

I am about to start sewing a few things for a little girl and had to go and get some new patterns (I only have 4 boys) and discovered New Look ( as well as Burda) are on sale at Spotlight this week. I got 3 New Look patterns, one for top and pants, one for cotton dress and another for knit dress, for just over $16. I also got enough fabric to make one pair of pants, two tops and a dress, for just over $20. I need to get these done in the next two weeks so I better get the fabric washed and get started. They won't be anything fancy, more practical than anything, but I will share when done.

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« Reply #647 on: October 28, 2009, 02:39:51 AM »
Karen and Lyra - gorgeous!!!
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« Reply #648 on: October 30, 2009, 11:07:30 PM »
Here's dd's halloween costume!  It was a lot of fun to make, and dd really likes it.

There's a little technical info on my blog, here: http://couturedetails.blogspot.com/2009/10/flower-headdress.html

Any other homemade costume photos to share?

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« Reply #649 on: October 30, 2009, 11:48:16 PM »
Aw, that flower outfit is too cute!

Kate is dressing up as an American Girl.  No action shots yet, but here is her dress:


I believe she has a little bonnet that my sister bought which coordinates, and a little shawl to wear with it.

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« Reply #650 on: October 31, 2009, 01:55:53 AM »
Claudine

Your little one made me smile  :)  So Glad you shared her.

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« Reply #651 on: October 31, 2009, 04:09:53 AM »
Claudine,your happy flower looks terrific.

Lyra, that sounds like a sweet costume for Kate, the dress looks just right for an old-time outfit.

Halloween is not really celebrated in Australia, at least not where we live, although there seems to be a commercial push towards it. Any Halloween advertising shows ghouls, monsters, witches etc, definitely the dark side. The costumes you are showing here are much prettier, and more my cup of tea!. The last time we needed a costume was a few weeks ago for Children's Book week. The theme at our school was "Safari Adventure", and my son wore the head, and remodelled tail removed from his now-too-small lion pyjamas that I made and posted about last year). I will repeat it here for my own amusement. This has been a good costume/pyjama suit.
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« Reply #652 on: October 31, 2009, 06:16:49 AM »
Claudine, love the flower headdress!

Lyra, Kate will be an adorable American Girl.

I think DGD is going to wear the Cinderella dress I made for her last Christmas.  She thought of being Tinkerbell, but it is cold here and we don't think we can get a coat over Tinkerbell's wings. ;D  So here she is.....only she is one year older than this picture now.

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« Reply #653 on: October 31, 2009, 05:23:48 PM »
Awww, those are too cute.   ;D

Here are my nieces, the american girls. I kind of quick-and-dirty whipped up the dresses, no inside seam finishes or anything. It feels so speedy to sew that way sometimes!  ;)



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« Reply #654 on: November 01, 2009, 05:13:07 AM »
Stash, I am sure your princess is even more beautiful a year bigger.

Lyra, the girls look lovely in their costumes. (I love the jeans peeking out underneath - was it cold?)
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« Reply #655 on: November 09, 2009, 06:41:15 AM »
Just a quick post to share some of the clothes I have just finished making for a little girl in Sri Lanka.

I don't know the little girl so I had to take a guess at what colours, styles and size might be appropriate (with a rough idea given by the people travelling there at the end of the week) and this is what I ended up with, 3 outfits with a little matching head scarf (it's sitting folder over the top at the left) and another outfit (not in photo) that is blue and white and matches clothes she reveived already.



I am just hoping they fit and she likes them ....

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« Reply #656 on: November 09, 2009, 07:04:19 AM »
Back again. Here is another niece present. This one is turning 5 next week.

I am particularly pleased with the pursible

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ETA Debbie, I had not caught up with your post. What a lovely present, and all co-ordinating. I guess there will be one happy little girl with so many pretty new clothes.
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« Reply #657 on: November 09, 2009, 09:04:05 AM »
Debbie and Karen,

All are lovely.  Those little girls are going to love their new clothes. ;D  Such pretty colors and so well done.
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« Reply #658 on: January 01, 2010, 12:13:30 AM »
I have some Christmas sewing to show and tell

Shirt for my 7 year old. Topkids magazine issue 52, shirt 9, lengthened 5 sizes.

Pyjamas - girls' from Burdastyle 11-2008, boy's from the same TopKids magazine. I made lots of pyjamas for my nieces and nephews too.

BWOF 9-2009

What did everyone else make for little people these holidays? I am sure there was plenty of sewing.
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« Reply #659 on: January 01, 2010, 12:57:39 AM »
Karen, I love the PJ's and that print for the shirt.

I made skirts for my dd's, and, against all better judgement, I am taking it personally that my 5 yo has yet to wear hers.  Here's my 3 yo in her skirt:

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« Reply #660 on: January 01, 2010, 03:55:13 AM »
Claudine, what a cute daughter, skirt and jacket.  Did you use a pattern for the skirt?  If so, which one?  I got the Redondo from Studio Tantrum, but yours looks much more wearable for this time of year.  My grands will be 3 and 5 this spring.

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« Reply #661 on: January 01, 2010, 05:33:58 AM »
Karen and Claudine.  Those are adorable.  Claudine, your little girl is TDF.  I love that little jacket too.  My DGD, who will be 5 in April, is getting very picky about what she wears.  And, I haven't really figured out what she likes lately.  She liked her Christmas dress but not the sash and as soon as we got in the house, she took the sash off.  She used to love everything I did?? ;D
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« Reply #662 on: January 01, 2010, 09:37:46 AM »
Claudine, that is a beautiful outfit. How could a 5 year old not love that ruffly skirt?Your younger daughter looks lovely.
I had a similar experience Christmas morning though, I had made lots of things for my nieces, and my daughter had also made fluffy poly organza tu-tu skirts with butterflies on them for her cousins. Guess what the little girls wore ALL DAY - my daughter's tu-tu skirt presents. I was proud of her efforts, but I did want to see them in my sewing...I am really a selfish seamstress ;)
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« Reply #663 on: January 01, 2010, 09:05:49 PM »
Claudine, what a cute daughter, skirt and jacket.  Did you use a pattern for the skirt?  If so, which one?  I got the Redondo from Studio Tantrum, but yours looks much more wearable for this time of year.  My grands will be 3 and 5 this spring.

Karleene

I did not use a pattern. The underskirt is a rectangle of fabric with one seam and an elastic waist.  I attached the skewed ruffles on top of the underskirt.  The fabric is shirting from a recent Michael's mailer.  The stripe and the check are seperate fabrics in identical colors.

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« Reply #664 on: January 02, 2010, 12:29:24 AM »
Thanks, Claudine, appreciate the info.   It is a darling skirt.
Karleene

 

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