- From: claireowen <claireowen@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 27 May 2008 20:56:53 +0200
Doreen Hendrix a écrit :
claireowen wrote:I have finally knuckled down to it and had a first attempt at those waistcoat bibs that I was searching for buttons for. I have decided to go with the hammer on press studs rather than the safety eyes as the press studs were easier to get hold of here.
I would be grateful for any feedback you have the time to give me. I am quite happy with them but can't quite put my finger on what else I need to do to them, I think it's the fake hanky that bothers me but I am not quite sure that thats it. I have cut out some more in some confederate flag fabric and some in fake cowhide thats a little furry, I think they call it pony skin, I am strangely reluctant to make them up, and there is no one here to give me a second opinion at the moment. Not sure why.
They are on my personal pages under the link to odd items on the RH side of the index page.
Many thanks for your time
Claire in Montréal France
The bibs are adorable. Do I remember that the design is original with you? I've certainly never seen that idea used for bibs before. Great job!
Your mention of pony fur fabric reminds me of a remnant a client gave me many years go. It was just enough for a skirt and vest for one of my little 'cowgirls'. Haven't thought of that in a long time.
Doreen in Alabama
Thank you for the kind words, yes the design is mine. It's kind of an organic idea, it grew out of a conversation I was having with my friend while we were on the stall I do at the Country Music Festival each year.
I did bibs last year but just standard shaped ones with cowboy motifs appliquéd on. During the 5 days I had some customers that wanted small waistcoats but wouldn't buy the smallest size I do ( 12 to 18 months) as they were for smaller babies than that. I offered the bibs but only 2 them took that idea instead. I was generally moaning that it's so difficult to sell the very small waistcoats as they don't get worn for long enough and although they look good on the stall as they are so cute people always buy a bigger size than they need "to make them last" then I said why can't they see that a bib would last longer than a waistcoat for a small baby, followed by I'll have to work out how to make bibs that look like waistcoats.
I don't know why I'm not 100% about them I'm probably just thinking that they were a bit too easy having been planning how do make them work for about 10 months. Do you think the false hanky is ok? I feel the ones in jeans would be a bit dull otherwise, but at the same time I'm not sure it looks right. I will try and do some of the brighter fabric tomorrow afternoon and see how I feel about them then.
By the way, I used the butterfly t-shirt pattern you kindly let me have for a second time not long ago. I made the wings in cerise chiffon which I added to a brought neon pink sweatshirt and added beads and bits I was really pleased with the result and my friend's little girl loves it apparently. My niece has to be bribed out of the original one I made, so thank you again for that.
I have the pony fur fabric as the same niece requested a "Jessie from Toy Story" costume for her birthday which turned out quite well considering I haven't seen her for a while and had to guess her size from her photos versus her actual age and work out the clothes to make from the cover of the VCR box and goggling images!!
Perhaps the bibs will look better after a bath and bed! Not that they look bad I'm just not 100% happy that they stand out.
Claire in Montréal France
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