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Aug 14, 2007

I am a Pretend Seamstress!

My daughters have cheerleading camp this week. It is a camp put on by high school cheerleaders. My SIL is the cheer coach and asked them to go for the 2nd time. It starts today and runs through Friday. I talked to her (SIL) the other day and she told me that it was 50s themed. Because I now have a mini sewing machine I decided that I would be able to make them mini poodle skirts. LMBO! I thought it would be cute to make a cheer type skirt, but a poodle skirt complete with a little poodle. I didn't have a pattern, so I studied one of my daughters skirts with an elastic waistband in it and used the trial and error method. I am amazed the finished product even LOOKS like a skirt. LOL It was a tad ambitious, but as long as you don't look too closely, I think the skirts came out cute. I made them out of felt, elastic, a premade applique and pink thread. :)
On the left is my 7 year old and on the right is my almost 10 year old. I also made a matching skirt for their friend who is going with them, but I didn't want to post a pic of her without asking her Mom first. :)
My SIL picked them up just a little while ago. I hope they have fun! Now, since I was up until 4 am finishing their "costumes" perhaps I should go to bed. LOL
Have a GREAT day!


  1. awwwwwwwwwwwwww, Jody, these are too cute!

  2. Those are so much fun! No pretending about it! You did a great job, especially for a first project with no pattern.

  3. GET OUT!!! OMG.... you sewed on fabric too!! I'm totally impressed!! Your girls are absolutely BEAUTIFUL!! Hope they have fun at camp!!!

  4. Adorable girls, Jody!! You did great on the skirts! Im impressed!!!

  5. They are ADORABLE, J!!! I hope they had a great time!

  6. How stinkin' adorable! I can't even thread a needle let alone whip up a skirt! Great job.


  7. They are beyond ADORABLE !!** I'm of course referring to your two daughters, as well as their pink poodle skirts. I hope there is a goody or prize for "best costume", as I'm sure you'd win.
    Gee is there anything you can't do?!? Ha Ha Ha You put my sewing "skills" to shame :)

  8. Your daughters and their poodles skirts are absolutely adorable!! Looks like you're definitely getting your moneys worth on your new sewing machine Ü.

  9. They are just too darn'd adorable!


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