by toogie 18 Jun 2017

Hello Cuties,

As I stated in another post, I needed to make some clothes for a child who can only wear 100% polyester fabrics, because she has so many allergies.
This was a ladies nightshirt I got at the thrift shop, only because I had trouble finding 100% polyester. I cut it up and made her a summer dress. Right now its winter where she is and the fleece pants set I made are in Projects.
I really wanted to make her more, but I am still dealing with this wrist and it hurts to do just about anything. The second photo is the label I cut off the shirt and added to the dress, to show it is 100%. I would hate to know this was the only thing I could wear, because I don't care for this type fabric.
Our group leaves in 5 days. Maybe I can get something else done, but I want to give these to Cheryl tomorrow so she can pack, when she is ready. Another lady at church, has made a winter gown and a summer dress that I know of. At least this year, they can tell us how the clothes fit, so we can maybe have an idea for next year.-Toogie


by cfidl 24 Jun 2017

I am sensitive to polyester, have been my whole life. The medical profession now has a name for the syndrome, although I can not remember what it is. I do know someone who is allergic to trees, so it is not out of the realm of possibilities. Bless your heart for helping out and bless her with her struggles.

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toogie by toogie 24 Jun 2017

We have allergies here too, but so far, not to fabrics. Thanks

by jenne 24 Jun 2017

Just darling,
I love doing this type of thing I have become spoilt, you can find all kinds of good things at thrift shops, I have done several .
all the prices are very low compare to new fabric I went to Joann and they want $16.00 a yard for some blended knit fabric, besides it was a very thin for knit; never the less I did not get it.

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toogie by toogie 24 Jun 2017

I didn't have my hopes too high when they said JoAnns was opening in our area. I find Hancock Fabrics had better prices......

by kustomkuddle 19 Jun 2017

You turned a sow's ear into a silk purse! Lovely. DebB

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toogie by toogie 24 Jun 2017

DebB it's been a long time since I heard that expression!-lol Thanks-Toogie

by shirley124 19 Jun 2017

Well done. hugs

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toogie by toogie 24 Jun 2017

Thank you Shirley

by heleninca 18 Jun 2017

You are more than a jewel - you are a DIAMOND.

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toogie by toogie 24 Jun 2017

Should I let my hubby know how valuable I am?-lol Thank you, you're sweet to say.

by jrob Moderator 18 Jun 2017

You are a jewel!

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toogie by toogie 24 Jun 2017

Just so they don't have me 'set' in a prong!-lol Thanks

by airyfairy 18 Jun 2017

Your kindness is just amazing. I love the little dress you have made from a nightshirt.

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toogie by toogie 24 Jun 2017

Thanks Sarah

by cooperal 18 Jun 2017

This is just too cute! I love thrift store finds to do make-overs. You did a great job on this. Avis

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toogie by toogie 24 Jun 2017

Sometimes I find a good deal and glad you do too-thanks

by dragonflyer 18 Jun 2017

It's perfect, Toogie!

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toogie by toogie 24 Jun 2017

Thank you

by grossfamilie 18 Jun 2017

You have so many good ideas and you know how to solve unusual problems. The dress is so sweet. The little girl will love to wear the dress next year in her summer. It is a cruel fate though if you only can wear 100 percent polyester instead of pure or mix cotton / wool. Thanks for sharing - Maria

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toogie by toogie 24 Jun 2017

I feel the same way Maria and I don't like this feel. I guess in the winter I'm too cold to wear this fabric and in the summer this fabric makes me sweat ( not perspire-lol) sweat! Thanks_Toogie

by graceandham 18 Jun 2017

Love the little angel sleeves on the dress.

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toogie by toogie 24 Jun 2017


by Sewmum1 18 Jun 2017

Pretty little dress. I feel for the little girl and her family. Allergies are terrible, and what you are doing for this little girl will just make things a bit more bearable.

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toogie by toogie 24 Jun 2017

So far most of our allergies are food and they can be deadly too, so we stay away. No fabric allergies yet, but this must me hard for the what does she sleep on?.....everything is made from fabric, towels,bedding, etc.....

by marianb 18 Jun 2017

She will look adorable in her beautiful new dress. You are a amazing person.

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toogie by toogie 24 Jun 2017

God gave us all talents and told us to use them. I'm just listening to our Father.
Thanks Toogie

by pennifold 18 Jun 2017

What a cute little dress for that darling little girl Toogie. God bless you, she will love wearing such beautiful clothes you've made for her. Love Chris

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toogie by toogie 24 Jun 2017

I hope she like them...our group are there now....

by babash 18 Jun 2017

The allergy thing seems strange to me I would have thought the child could only wear 100% Cotton as it is a natural fibre.
Polyester is man made. I just hope your lady has been given the correct information to pass on to you and the other lady doing the sewing.
Everything you have made is just so lovely and doesn't have that Charity box look.
I sure hope you get a picture either sent to you or Emailed so you get to see your work on the little girl.
Bless you.

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toogie by toogie 18 Jun 2017

I asked the same thing, as I thought it must be 100% cotton. So our leader contacted the workers where the little one is and they emailed back 100% polyester. Sent a photo of the label, so it would not be language mix up, as they had been given some clothes from the USA before. I don't think photos are allowed. We will just have to go by what they report back for the next year.....