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PostPosted: Sun Dec 13, 2009 11:45 am 
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There are no pretty outfits for size 7-14 that fits her criteria and my budget! :banghead

Why do the purchasers at Walmart, Zellers and the like think that kids want spaghetti strap dresses? Where do they think we live? :dungetit

I have managed to find a black velour pair of track pants, a black panne velvet (stretchy soft knit) skirt and a red/pink tiered georgette short skirt for her to choose from (I'll take the others back) but...what to wear on top?

I finally hit on a couple of $4.00 cotton t-shirts at Walmart and some iron on rhinestones. I'm washing 2 t's (pink and black) and will iron a snowflake pattern on the pink t and a pre-made sequined candy cane on the black one.

Thank goodness we're crafty! :swing

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 2009 2:04 pm 
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Susan, have you tried bonnie And togs? They have a lot of osh kosh and Carter's brands as well as other labels. I have found their clothing to be very reasonably priced and the quality much better. We just bought a cute black x-mas skirt for only 14 dollars!! The clothing is all very much age appropriate and still pretty. Lots of soft fabrics so hopefully something will work.
Good luck!

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 2009 5:54 pm 
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Frustrating I know.
But your crafty solution actually sounds rather cool.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 2009 10:35 pm 
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Yeah, it's a cute t-shirt now!

I will look into that store, $14.00 is a great price. :D

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2009 8:27 am 
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Hi Susan, go to http://www.bonnietogs.com/pages/Tangerine.html
This will let you see a few of the girls fashions (Tangerine).
The shirt you made sounds adorable.

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Allergic to trees, grass,ragweed, feathers, dander, mold and dust.
Outgrew eggs, fish, shellfish


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2009 3:11 pm 
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Susan..

If you like to embroider with different kinds of stitching, you can make a whole lot more too. I typically make stockings this time of year with each family member's name stitched on them.

In fact, I bought some of those $4 shirts from Walmart last week. I am making my own allergy shirts for my little girl. I know there are many web sites that offer them, but really at a price of $28 per and add shipping on to that... I'm not made of money. That candy cane idea sounds awesome by the way.

Noha

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2009 9:27 pm 
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Noha, I am very interested in what you've done to create your own allergy shirts? I have made our son a couple from allergy drawings our daughter made, we just bought the transfer paper you put through the printer then iron onto a plain shirt. I love to embroider etc. also so I'd love to know more about what you've made.

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Allergic to trees, grass,ragweed, feathers, dander, mold and dust.
Outgrew eggs, fish, shellfish


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2009 7:58 am 
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She won't wear anything with embroidery on it. :roll:
Iron-ons appliques and fabric paints seem to work. I have seen those transfers that you can use in your printer to make iron ons with...I must remember to use the 40% off coupon to get one some time!

She and I use cookie cutters to make potato stamps and make wrapping paper for mom, dad and the grandparents. A few years ago we also stamped a t-shirt for her dad. Maybe I should consider her making one for herself...maybe next year!

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2009 8:44 am 
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Well.. I figured if she likes what's on the shirt, she might get excited about wearing it. I hunted online for pictures of Tinkerbell and Backyardigans, among other characters that she likes, and I just created images with different text on them. I use a combination of iron on transfers and also embroidery and sequins. The beef I have with the allergy shirts being sold is the lack of t-shirts for multiple allergies. This is what inspired me to make my own. My little girl is allergic to multiple foods. If anyone is interested I can share some of the images I've done. Is there a way to do that here on the forum??

Once I am done with them, I was going to offer to help out some of the local parents with specific allergies pertaining to their kids; make the images for them, but December is such a busy month I can't seem to find the time. Perhaps in the new year.

Noha

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2009 1:46 pm 
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Noah, photobucket (or some similar site)allows you to share your images.
Upload your image, click on save and share, get a link, click the "more" button, choose the tab atthe top marked "get link code", choose IMG for bulletin boards and forums.
Like this:
Image

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