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rowena___.
Posted 2008-06-25 12:37 PM (#44394)
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ella saw some "cars" fabric at walmart which she wanted me to buy to make a hawaiian shirt for rudi. and while the woman was measuring the fabric, ella said, " and we need a little more, for me," so i had her measure out another yard, and then ella said, "and some for mama" so that was another yard.

and thus were born our first family outfits. and thus, we became dorks.

and i kid you not, people literally stopped their cars as they passed us on the street to ask were we got the family outfits. and then when they got close enough to see it was "cars", i could have sold the whole set off our backs.

and best of all, ella's dress and my shirt are the exact same pattern--the only difference is that ella's sleeves are a little longer and i ran some elastic for a waist--so she could conceivable wear this until she is an adult, if she so chooses.





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phnip
Posted 2008-06-25 2:18 PM (#44396 - in reply to #44394)
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That's just wonderful! That could be your Christmas Card pic for this year too. It takes some confidence to wear matching outfits but you all look like you are a fun family! Well done to Ella for choosing the fabric!

Is your and Ella's top gathered around the neck? I'd like to see what pattern choices you made.

Vivienne
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EasilyAmewsed
Posted 2008-06-25 2:47 PM (#44399 - in reply to #44394)
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Hey man..cartoon love is ageless, although I imagine you'll have to pack this away when Ella's around 14 cause that's when they get all persnicky about  what they wear.
* wonders if Wall-E will have a fabric line too?*

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rowena___.
Posted 2008-06-25 3:25 PM (#44400 - in reply to #44396)
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phnip - 2008-06-25 12:18 PM

That's just wonderful! That could be your Christmas Card pic for this year too. It takes some confidence to wear matching outfits but you all look like you are a fun family! Well done to Ella for choosing the fabric!

Is your and Ella's top gathered around the neck? I'd like to see what pattern choices you made.

Vivienne


yes, both of them are peasant tops, elastic neck and arms, and for ella's i added a casing for waist elastic.

the peasant blouse/dress are not drafted, i drew them directly on fabric a' la medieval chemises. rudi's shirt is from tailor made.

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Karen Maslowski
Posted 2008-06-25 4:16 PM (#44403 - in reply to #44394)
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That child could not be cuter, Rowena, nor more brilliant! And she had absolute confidence that Mommy could and would make something wonderful for each of you.
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Susan in Miami
Posted 2008-06-25 4:51 PM (#44405 - in reply to #44394)
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Ok, step 1 is learning to pick neat fabric - Ella has mastered step one. Step two is sewing one's own top - I am expecting big things from Ella in this department.

Love the look on your faces - you are all beaming! Susan

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rosemary
Posted 2008-06-25 8:29 PM (#44411 - in reply to #44394)
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Trish
Posted 2008-06-25 9:39 PM (#44413 - in reply to #44394)
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I think the Dorkington's are one of America's larger family trees...

I actually think you all look quite nice in your matching outfits!  No wonder folks are stopping you on the street...You should be very proud of them.  I don't think you'll run into anyone else wearing anything nearly as fun! 

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boscopup
Posted 2008-06-27 10:54 PM (#44505 - in reply to #44394)
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Oh, I love them! My son could join your family, as he has a pair of shorts from that fabric, plus a T-shirt with Lightening McQueen and Mater appliqued on it (cut from that fabric). LOL. Of course, his outfit isn't quite as nice as your creations!!
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Zstitches
Posted 2008-06-28 4:01 PM (#44542 - in reply to #44394)
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What a fabulous memory for Ella! And really they are very cute/nice-looking. And yeah I bet you could sell them for big, big bucks.

I'm a mom to 4 and I never have had the attention span to pull off matching outfits -- even just for me and the 2 girls -- but I still hope someday I will. I think my girls would love it, which would be worth the dork factor.

-Zina
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KElliott
Posted 2008-08-08 9:07 AM (#46318 - in reply to #44394)
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i just love matching!!! and it looks so cute! fabulous choice of fabric, makes for a nice ice breaker! ella will be cutting and sewing before you know it...isn't that what this is all about, she choose her fabric and had an idea, you just made it happen!

love it, thanks for sharing that has made my day, to know we are not the only ones matching.
check out my profile pic.
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tsimkins
Posted 2008-08-08 3:37 PM (#46348 - in reply to #44394)
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How sweet is that? There is nothing dorky about making your baby happy! I love it!!!
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Habanero_hutch
Posted 2008-08-10 7:38 PM (#46503 - in reply to #44400)
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Rowena,

How 'bout a quick tutorial on that peasant blouse aka medieval chemise?

Lala

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rowena___.
Posted 2008-08-10 9:38 PM (#46505 - in reply to #46503)
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i did it exactly like in this post, but i used less ease for bodice and for sleeves, and of course different lengths which are to taste anyway:
http://rowena.typepad.com/rostitchery/2in1-nursing-top.html

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Habanero_hutch
Posted 2008-08-11 4:11 PM (#46546 - in reply to #44394)
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Thanks, Rowena,

I had looked at the tutorials in your blog, thinking it might be there.  But I did not guess that the nursing top was the answer.

Lala

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yarndiva
Posted 2010-09-17 5:54 PM (#66584 - in reply to #44394)
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Very nice - on all. The nursing top is also a great shirt, man I wish I had that back in the day when I was nursing.
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