Have you ever made your own little gear?

MandyBear

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LOL, I can replace a button, fix a small hole or tear, but I think those far exceed my current sewing skills.

They both look great! I really like the diaper cover material, would make for an adorable dress or skirt.
 

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Wow! Those are soooo cute! If i could, i would make my own, but i am AWFUL at drafting my own patterns, and it's really hard to find such pretty fabrics where I live, at affordable prices. Still, I'm stuck at home with my fabric stash, so maybe I'll manage something cute eventually...
 

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LOL, I can replace a button, fix a small hole or tear, but I think those far exceed my current sewing skills.

They both look great! I really like the diaper cover material, would make for an adorable dress or skirt.
Those are still useful skills and a surprising amount of people don't know how to sew buttons on, so good for you! The diaper cover actually used to be an old ugly nightgown my mom gave me, and I had just enough material to transform it into this, it worked out so well. ^_^
 

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Wow! Those are soooo cute! If i could, i would make my own, but i am AWFUL at drafting my own patterns, and it's really hard to find such pretty fabrics where I live, at affordable prices. Still, I'm stuck at home with my fabric stash, so maybe I'll manage something cute eventually...
I feel that, I'm quite new at clothing related pattern drafting, it's a lot more complicated cause bodies are weird shaped. For the diaper cover, I had an idea of what the pattern shape needed to look like, but I ended up finding a rearz diaper cover that sortof fit me but the elastic on the legs was way too small and tight, so I ripped out all the seams and spread it out flat and traced it, then pinned and tried on so I could take the sides in a bit as needed. It was a good learning experience at least. I feel like tracing a diaper would also work, and just leaving like 3-4" of seam allowance so it doesn't end up too small. My plan is to just trace and copy things, altering them slightly to my liking, until I get good enough to draft from scratch. My next planned goal is a onesie.

Ugh, the price gouging is real, fabric is so expensive sometimes here too. I've made a lot of things out of old clothes or thrifted bed sheets or in this case ugly nightgowns. I'm still trying to work through my fabric stash as well, I sorted and found tulle I'll never use for anything else, so it was destined to become a tutu, because what else do you make out of tulle?
 

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These are beautiful! I am also in the trial-and-error phase of making tutus, but your's is amazing! And the diaper cover is so ruffly I love it!
 

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Those are still useful skills and a surprising amount of people don't know how to sew buttons on, so good for you!
The diaper cover actually used to be an old ugly nightgown my mom gave me
Thanks. My sewing skills were learnt thru necessity, lol.
Ya, sometimes even the cutest patterns or materials aren't spared from being turned into hideous clothes, LOL.
But you managed to save it and turn it into something truly cute and fun!
In the second pic, I love how the tutu's trim matches your diaper.
 

ZoeGrace

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These are beautiful! I am also in the trial-and-error phase of making tutus, but your's is amazing! And the diaper cover is so ruffly I love it!
Thankyou! I watched a couple youtube videos because there are tons of different styles and methods, and ended up going with this ribbon trim one (Youtube tutorial) because I like the way it sits. Prettymuch all of the vids have sizing made for babies and kids, but I just scaled it up and put 15 yards of tulle onto about 30" of elastic waistband. The diaper cover was me purely just winging it lol.
 

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Thanks. My sewing skills were learnt thru necessity, lol.
Ya, sometimes even the cutest patterns or materials aren't spared from being turned into hideous clothes, LOL.
But you managed to save it and turn it into something truly cute and fun!
In the second pic, I love how the tutu's trim matches your diaper.
I feel like most people's skills were learnt that way, at least they're learned though. Thankyou, I picked the ribbon as close to that familiar purple as I could. ^_^
 

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My plan is to just trace and copy things, altering them slightly to my liking, until I get good enough to draft from scratch. My next planned goal is a onesie.
I've been sewing for years, and tracing and altering is still mostly what I do. I have a vague idea by now how to draft things from scratch, but I am not very good at it. My onesie pattern which I use to this day is traced from a commercial bodysuit, though I widened the crotch obviously :D

Over the years I've made sooooo many Little clothes, thankfully Germany has a wide array of affordable Jerseys in adorable patterns. I'll try to upload some pictures later when I figure out how to get them here from my phone ^^
 

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I've made secret diaper storages and backpacks out of stuffed animals if that counts for anything.
But that's pretty much the only successful thing I've made.
I've attempted to make a mock up of Convert-Ups, but I just can't get the measurements and elastics right. Also hand stitching is a literal pain. I've been having issues with my hands locking up since my early teens.
 

ZoeGrace

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I've been sewing for years, and tracing and altering is still mostly what I do. I have a vague idea by now how to draft things from scratch, but I am not very good at it. My onesie pattern which I use to this day is traced from a commercial bodysuit, though I widened the crotch obviously :D

Over the years I've made sooooo many Little clothes, thankfully Germany has a wide array of affordable Jerseys in adorable patterns. I'll try to upload some pictures later when I figure out how to get them here from my phone ^^
That's awesome! I have yet to fabric shop but I'm hoping I can find something that doesn't cost me a fortune.
 

ZoeGrace

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I've made secret diaper storages and backpacks out of stuffed animals if that counts for anything.
But that's pretty much the only successful thing I've made.
I've attempted to make a mock up of Convert-Ups, but I just can't get the measurements and elastics right. Also hand stitching is a literal pain. I've been having issues with my hands locking up since my early teens.
That's cool, that's a pretty smart place to hide stuff. I had to google what Convert-Ups are, and I didn't even know that was a thing, but that's a neat idea. Hand stitching is definitely a giant pain, I avoid it unless I can't do it properly by machine.
 

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I've never made any little gear. But I think the best I could do is make a pacifier gag with my pony beads. lol Probably wouldn't be as good as fabric and I wouldn't use it for my little side though (unless the preteen/tween me wanted to).
 

ZoeGrace

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I've never made any little gear. But I think the best I could do is make a pacifier gag with my pony beads. lol Probably wouldn't be as good as fabric and I wouldn't use it for my little side though (unless the preteen/tween me wanted to).

Maybe not as strong as fabric, but pony beads are cool to work with too, I have so many of them, but I haven't beaded in quite a long time.
 

SparkleBunny

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Maybe not as strong as fabric, but pony beads are cool to work with too, I have so many of them, but I haven't beaded in quite a long time.
I only know a few techniques, but not very many since i had to graduate middle and high school so I couldn't perfect any bigger ones. Plus I just have trouble with some of the how tos on techniques in general. Only new one I've learned is the daisy. But i made a kandi daisy bracelet too big for my wrist of course. But there's lots of things i wouldn't use for my little side anyway. But that's for a different reason involving a kink, but i think we should stay on topic here.
 
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I once made a onesie out of two t-shirts, but nothing close to this, just cut and sewed them poorly. It did kind of work...
 
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