Thursday, December 15, 2011
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Thursday, August 18, 2011
These were a gift for Peter's 1st Birthday.
They're kinda big so he'll have to grow into them. I'm sure he'll look super handsome in them :)
On another note:
Many of my sewing projects coming up will most likely be for Christmas presents so there may be much delay in my posting, but I will do my best to show y'all what I've been up to.
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
(here is my Birthday Princess)
If you want to make this yourself here are a couple of suggestions:
- the pattern is really long (for a two year old) so if possible measure the wearer so you don't waste fabric when you hem it up
- the pattern says to do a 1/4 inch seam allowance for the sides...i feel that it was too small. I don't know if its because I don't know what I'm doing or what but I'm terrified that it might come unsewn.
- don't buy expensive fabric...go to the fabric store and look at the clearance stuff...all together, fabric, elastic (which i have extra for additional dresses), and bias tape it cost me around 3-4 dollars to make. the fabric was on clearance for I think 3 dollars a yard and i used less than a yard!
- I added an undershirt for Modesty but you aren't opposed to tank tops and such you don't have to use an undershirt.
- this will make an awesome gift for a little girl. Ironically, I was at a store in Evansville after making this and saw that some college team apparel company was selling Women's sized shirts using a very similar method so it could be adjusted to be made as a shirt or, if you're bold enough, a dress for yourself.
If you want to make this cute little dress here is the pattern I used there are also tons of tutorials on how to make them out of a pillowcase if you feel so inclined just google it!
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
I have a friend who is ALWAYS helping me in my sewing adventures and she keeps tell me I need to try a real pattern & not just ones I find online. Since Annalyse was with Grandma overnight I had some time to actually go to JoAnn's and browse. There were some things I needed to finish a project so I wanted to see how much they would cost. I spent forever in that store! In the end I looked at the pattern books for fun and found these that I really liked, but wasn't sure about them or they were out of it. In the effort to compare prices on the other stuff I needed I went to Hobby Lobby and found the sale now who can pass that up? Ryan did the math and I save like 30 bucks!
Just to state the obvious, I'm gonna make to two dresses for Annalyse and I'm gonna try that skirt for me! Will they turn out? Who knows...but at least I will have tried right!
Saturday, April 23, 2011
Pattern source: http://www.spoolsewing.com/blog/2008/07/25/sewing-machine-cozy/
Things I learned during this project
- Trying new things is great, but you gotta have patience with yourself!
- Getting a new sewing machine actually helps get the job done quicker
- When using the self healing mat don't start at 1x1 when your starting to cut....I'll make you an inch short. (all my pages were an inch smaller than the page everyone else made)
- Felt is a pain....instead of ironing on fusible interfacing on each ice cream scoop, Iron it on to the whole piece of felt then cut out your ice cream!
- and finally...20 people is a lot!
Source for the pattern for the quiet book: http://camillescasa.blogspot.com/2010/04/quiet-book-revealed.html
Friday, April 8, 2011
I even worked on my quiet books yesterday and discovered how easy sewing can (and should) be.
Monday, April 4, 2011
Once my page is complete I will post it...but until then...pray for my sewing machine :)
Sunday, April 3, 2011
I had been wanting to make the two of us matching aprons for a while now so so I found a free apron pattern and tried my best to make follow it...I, of course, made a several mistakes and it took me a while to find the time to make them both from start to finish but they are finally done! Mine is a little short and Annalyse's is a little big but it works! If I make this one again, I'll definately make a few changes.
Pattern Source: http://www.michaelmillerfabrics.com/Blog/Classic_Apron.pdf