Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Sewing through the stash

For the past week or so I have been sewing dresses for Klaira and have managed to find all the material in my sewing closet. It so rewarding being able to make clothes for her that fit, she like to wear and look so darn cute!!
I used the Ruffle Jumper pattern for Heidi and Finn. I have used this pattern a lot and embellished differently. I just the right amount of the pink for the ruffle and sash.

LOVE LOVE LOVE this dress!! Totally making one for myself POST-maternity!! I used a tutorial from Making'it imMackulate blog. Easy tutorial to follow!!
I had just enough trim left for a hair clip!!

I have had this material FOREVER!! Klaira has also been asking me for a lady bug dress for awhile. So, I used a Scientific Seamstress pattern I purchase at a few years ago. Another pattern I have gotten lots of use out of!!

I have a few more projects to complete this week and then I will begin working on the baby quilt for Baby Langham #3(Jacob Henry). Plus, I am in the process of pick material for the Online Class I'm taking in August. In the class I will learn how to install a Zipper by making a super cute handbag!! I'll share more later.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Baby Quilt Fabric

I have been scouring the internet for the past few months for the perfect fabric to make Baby Boy #2 a quilt. I love a lot of Riley Blakes designs and for a while was set on some cowboy print. BUT, yesterday I came across the New Alphabet Soup collection by Riley Blake and had to have it!!! The colors go perfect with the colors already in the nursery from my first son, light blue and green. I found the perfect fat quarter bundle at Quilts and Jewels on Etsy. Plus, Julie, Shop Owner, is going to add an additional fat quarter of Gray Circle from the collect to make my vision complete. Don't you just LOVE it?!?

I can't wait to get it and get to work, in August;) I am making myself wait until August. It's a combination of too much fabric in my sewing closet and patterns I have been meaning to use, for months!!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Pant for my Little Man

I have been wanting to make something for my son ever since I started making the little neck tie. I have seen a few tutorials where you can use an existing pair of pants or shorts to make your own pattern. I tried that and it ended up in the trash. So, I pulled at an old pattern I had use to make Klaira a dress and it had a pants pattern with it. I gave it a shot and in about an hour, we had new pants!!!
This has inspired me to sew for him a little more. I bought Simplicity 2907 and some some cute plaid. Hope to have a new pair of cargo shorts for him by the end of the week.

Circle & Dot Dress

The name: Klaira saw this fabric in the remnant basket and called it "circle and dot fabric." She then told me I could make her a dress and that she would like that very much. For $3, I couldn't say no. Then she layed eyes on the Pom-pom trim and had to have that too. She wasn't too excited about not getting to play with it right away but she LOVES were it is now!!
I had intentions of just making a Pillow Case dress but there wasn't enough in length to do that. I just happen to have some left over bias tape. So, I gathered the front and back at the top and concealed my raw egde with bias tape. Making it tie on one side is something that sounded fun. She didn't want to take it off once I asked her to try in on for me. I love seeing that girl happy with homemade dresses!!! I only hope she stays that way!!

Baseball Pillow

My nephew Zachary loves baseball!! I make some curtains for his room a while back and had some of the printed fabric leftover. He had a birthday last month and came to visit along with my sister and brother in law. So I had this pillowcase waiting on him when he got here.
It really challenged my applique skills, Lots of curves and overlapping. The stitch I used for the laces on the baseball just happened to be one the decorative stitches on my machine. He liked it and I was really happy with the way to came together!! I hope to have some better close up picture later.