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Old 10-01-2013, 05:59 PM
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Default Skirts for granddaughters.

DD took 2 quilting fat quarters that I gave her, cut them in half, then made a 4 panel skirt for her 2 year old. It's adorable and those fat quarters were exactly enough material. Since I haven't done any sewing I gave her most of my material that I bought when I was going to try my hand at quilting. She probably has enough to make Marie several more skirts using this method. She took a green camo material and made her 9 year old a skirt from it and said she probably has enough left to make the 7 & 11 year old girls skirts also. It's nice that she's putting material to use that I had laying around in a storage tub.
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Old 10-03-2013, 01:40 AM
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Rose, have her try sewing a (long) ruffle around the bottom of a T-shirt for the girls. It makes the cutest dress! I had a friend do that for her three granddaughters and it was really fast - and adorable! (And doesn't take much fabric.) She'll just need a strip about 1& 1/2X or 2X longer than the T-shirt hem measures around, baste around the top and pull the thread until it fits to the bottom of the t-shirt, then sew it on. One side-seam and a sewing machine hem finishes it up. (or she can hem it and do the side seam first.) If she has a zig-zag machine, that's the best way to apply it to the knit T-shirt, so there's a little give when she pulls it on.
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Rose, have her try sewing a (long) ruffle around the bottom of a T-shirt for the girls. It makes the cutest dress! I had a friend do that for her three granddaughters and it was really fast - and adorable! (And doesn't take much fabric.) She'll just need a strip about 1& 1/2X or 2X longer than the T-shirt hem measures around, baste around the top and pull the thread until it fits to the bottom of the t-shirt, then sew it on. One side-seam and a sewing machine hem finishes it up. (or she can hem it and do the side seam first.) If she has a zig-zag machine, that's the best way to apply it to the knit T-shirt, so there's a little give when she pulls it on.
Zulilly has those advertisted--with many colored ruffles-they are adorable.

Tee shirts are a bit longer now than they were for awhile.(Thank Goodness)
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Zulilly has those advertisted--with many colored ruffles-they are adorable.

Tee shirts are a bit longer now than they were for awhile.(Thank Goodness)
I meant to add that they will give you alot of great ideas also.(and colors)
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TxAnne -
That site requires you give email and set up an account. Since I already get enough spam, I made up a name and email ....and it worked! (I know I'm bad!)

Now I just hope the name I made up isn't a real person!!!
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That site requires you give email and set up an account. Since I already get enough spam, I made up a name and email ....and it worked! (I know I'm bad!)

Now I just hope the name I made up isn't a real person!!!
Hi CarolAnn
Dont you just hate that :---but they have the cutest little girls stuff.
And surprisingly Beautiful full figured ladies wear--really classy.

I see alot of their ads on TV.
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