Hey all, klanae reminded me of this thread...I guess I'd forgotten about it. I just got a sewing machine for my birthday and have been sewing some things for my daughter.
Doesn't she look happy? She wanted me to pick her up...I wanted to take her picture. I picked her up after I took this.
Made from a vintage sheet...took about 2.5 hours.
This dress is from the same pattern as the first 2 but I altered it.
Now I'm working on a tote bag (without a pattern...it's harder than I thought it would be!) for a swap, a dress for myself for my stepsister's wedding and will start on a dress for my best friend's newborn daughter (also made from a vintage sheet...gotta love copious amounts of cheap fabric...especially when they have beautiful embroidered edge work.)
lorialys did you use a pattern for that? if so, which one? i'd like to make one for my daughter.
tgray those dresses are adorable. i made a bunch of similar ones for my daughter before she was born. she is just fitting into them now!
we just recently moved into our new house. so i'll be spending the next few months making curtains and draperies. boring but necessary.
speaking of which - i did my daughters room in a celestial star theme. as i was packing, i found an old set of sheets for a double bed - navy blue with stars. they would make perfect curtains in dd's room. however, it is a cotton jersey sheet - which means the fabric is kinda stretchy. would that work for curtains? or should i go buy some regular cotton fabric?
btw - i ended up buying those roc-lon drapery liners from walmart that hello kitty posted a few pages back. they are awesome - they really keep the light out. granted we are in a quieter neighborhood than our last house, but i really thinking it is the darkness in our rooms that is keeping us sleeping until 8 these days. and the best thing is - they are just hanging in our windows and look fine until i get around to sewing other window treatments.
Nope, I kind of just made it up based off of pictures I had seen. I used a pack of crayons to figure out sizes and where to sew between the slots.
I hardly ever use patterns, I usually just make things up from what I've got in my mind. Though, I'm an engineer and very spatially oriented so it isn't too hard for me. But the one thing I did use a pattern for (the nappy bag I posted) turned out really nice! So they are definitely useful in certain situations.
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