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Abbily
03-13-2007, 09:49 AM
OK, I know this is a knitting board, but can I show off the dresses I made for my girls last night? :)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v387/mommycarey/dresses002.jpg

Carey

Stonington
03-13-2007, 09:52 AM
OK, I know this is a knitting board, but can I show off the dresses I made for my girls last night? :)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v387/mommycarey/dresses002.jpg

Carey

Carey,

:heart: so cute... I love smocking but have never been brave enough to try it. Are the girls going to model them? :hug:

anne

Abbily
03-13-2007, 09:54 AM
Thanks! Yup, they'll model them, but they were in bed when I put the dresses together last night.

Also, here's my dirty little secret- that is pre-smocked fabric from Joann! :) All I did was stitch them up the back and hem them! :) I am going to add shoulder straps, though, from the fabric I cut off the hem.

Carey

Lisa Kay
03-13-2007, 09:54 AM
:heart: Very cute! :heart:

I got a sewing machine for Christmas, but it's still taking a backseat to my knitting. Plus I just need to have the guts to really start to use it...But if I spend all of my time knitting and sewing, when will I eat or sleep? :teehee:

urban_artisan
03-13-2007, 10:05 AM
Those are so sweet! I bet the girls were thrilled to see them :) My kids are still young enough to love what I make them... I will cry when they realize it's not "cool" to wear mama-made clothing :lol:

Abbily
03-13-2007, 10:07 AM
Dana, I'm dreading that day, too! For now, they picked out the fabric, so it should be safe! :) As long as they pick it out themselves, so far they have loved everything I've made them. In fact, they frequently try to wear the bathrobes to school... :D

msoebel
03-13-2007, 10:25 AM
Oooh...maybe I need to make a trip to JoAnns. I had a dress just like that when I was about my daughter's age...it would be so cute on her.

Misty

Mariblue
03-13-2007, 10:34 AM
Those are really cute. I didn't know you could buy pre-smocked fabric. I'm gonna have to go to JoAnn's and check it out!

marykz
03-13-2007, 10:38 AM
pre-smocked- how cool!! I've got my coupons and I'm heading to JoAns today- what a great idea and I love your dresses. I'm in a sewing/ crafting knitting mode too..... I bet your girls are adorable in those dresses!

cheley
03-13-2007, 11:42 AM
Very cute!!!!! Your style is right up my alley...Now, can ya go to "trendy" Poncho (under Cheley) and find a poncho for my little one :muah: :muah: :muah: What pattern did you use to sew??? Thanks

Abbily
03-13-2007, 11:54 AM
Cheley, I didn't use a pattern. Since the fabric is pre-smocked, I just got two 3/4yd cuts (one for each kiddo), wrapped it around them and pinned, then stitched up the back where I pinned. Then hemmed. From the fabric cut off the bottom, I made spaghetti straps, which I will be attaching tonight. That's it! :)

Poncho ideas:
http://www.straw.com/cpy/patterns/capelet_tsang.html (I know, not really a poncho...)

http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/kff-capelet.html

my favorite: http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/khs-scallopEdgePonchoKids.html

KathyinCali
03-13-2007, 12:17 PM
I love them! Wouldn't mind a grown up version for summer...It's in the 80's here today :)

Abbily
03-13-2007, 12:30 PM
Kathy, they have grown-up size pre-smocked fabric too. :)

Jan in CA
03-13-2007, 12:45 PM
Those are so pretty! I used to sew for my two girls all the time. I made them some beautiful hand smocked dresses for Christmas one year.

imported_Knitty_Kat
03-13-2007, 01:17 PM
Those dresses are adorable, Carey! I love the fabric you used.

I saw some of that pre-smocked fabric at JoAnn last time I was there. I was so tempted to buy some to make a sleeveless tunic top. I love to sew. In the works for me this summer is a McCall's peasant style blouse made from a gauzy fabric and an ankle length halter dress. I saw the Old Navy commercial for their summer dresses the other day and there is a woman dancing around a room in this ankle length halter dress in a light floral print that is to die for! I can't wait to make one for myself.

Abbily
03-13-2007, 02:18 PM
Knitty, definitely take your Joann coupon with you if you go for the pre-smocked- it's sold by the INCH!