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    Thank you so much for looking into that!! The spring loaded scissors sound pretty dreamy, though. I might have to try some, too.

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    Is there a difference between dressmaker shears, tailor shears and professional shears? I have seen different companies use different terms and I’m wondering if it means anything specific. thank you!!

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    I did extend the neck binding to make the button loop for my last 2+2 blouse. I extended it as long as i needed for it to fit over the button, I finished the ends, tucked them back to form the loop and stitched them dowm. I’ll post pics if it helps.

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    check Sew Mama Sew. They have some O & S patterns on sale right now. I’m not sure if they have what you’re looking for, but I know there’s some O & S. Enjoy!

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    Nicole, thank you for pointing me in the right direction! I found the tutorial on her site. She’s quite the customizer! I have a lot of work to do now!

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    those shorts are great! and that reminds me that I’ve seen sandbox pants with the pockets on the inside, instead of stitched over the top. I’d love to know how to make that happen! I don’t have a link for those, but I know I’ve seen a couple made that way.

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    I LOVE beachmom’s class picnic shorts with the ruffle! I see she just posted a tutorial on her blog, which i’m too excited about! its on my list of things to sew next.

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    Melezia, I took your advice and it worked grea! I got the Lisette Souvenir pattern at a Joann’s .99 sale and just followed those instructions for the top. It resulted in a nicely finished inside top!

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    These are such great ideas! I have been thinking about putting together some play clothes, and these ideas are fantastic! thank you!

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    Thank you so much for these ideas! I think I have an idea now of how to get her involved. It seems handsewing is the way to go, and after reading these suggestions, I remembered that I used to go to my grandma’s house and handsew very simple clothes for my dolls. I think rearranging the pin cushion and drawing with needle and thread would appeal to her. I have big needles (not sharp at all) that would be great for thatMaybe that will serve as the gateway for sewing little bags and clothes for her dolls, then one day clothes for herself!

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    thank you for the tip. I’ll have to pick up the pattern at the next joann’s sale. I love learning new techniques!

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    My daughter is the same age, 2 1/2. Her willingness to wear the clothes I make her changes from day to day. It depends on how independent she wants to be that day. I find that adding pockets to anything that doesn’t already have them helps, as does adding a special novelty button (even if it is hidden). Good thing is that I have a niece who is younger than her, so if there’s something she won’t wear, it goes straight to her cousin.

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    Yikes, this happened to me, too! it was definately the result of me trying to hide the elastic and cutting it too close to the stitching. I have just learned to leave a little tab of elastic past the stitching. it seems to have addressed the issue.

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    wow, it appears that post is gone. it had 2 images of a skirt and top and of a dress. bummer!

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    *spoiler, i think* I was just blog browsing and came across 2 pics of the new patterns, and a sentence that made me gasp… the spring line includes a trench coat!!! I can’t wait!

    (This link has been removed at the bloggers request)

    now my question…where did the pics come from?

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