Thursday, November 11, 2010

Repurposed jeans for Audrey

I decided to try to re-purpose a pair of Audrey's jeans. They fit except for the length, so the ruffles took care of that!

I got a couple of fat quarters from a seller on Etsy to do the ruffles with. The fabric is by Riley Blake... the name is "Hooty Hoot". The amount of fabric worked out great!

I just got a blank shirt to put the "A" on. The lil owl is from Embroidery-boutique.
I think the little outfit turned out cute. Her favorite thing about this outfit is the belt... she loves it!!!

That's all for now, Thanks for looking!

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Monday, November 1, 2010

Took a sewing break... I'm back!!

Sewing friends I took a break from sewing for a while. I totally neglected my blog... but it is a sewing blog. I simply didn't have anything to show.

In the spring I had made several outfits for my dear Audrey... she simply did not need anymore clothes. It's a different story now with the change of seasons. Although here in south Georgia we're just in transitional wear.

I made this outfit this week just basic black/white gingham lined in white imperial batiste. I used the Martha Pullen pattern. I love this classic lil pattern. It never goes out of style. The pants are made using a basic pants pattern by Ottobre, I just added a ruffle to the bottom. I also lined the pants with the batiste. The pants just seemed so flimsy without the lining... especially for the winter.

That's all for now
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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Sundress for Audrey

Gosh, how time flies. I have been away from my sewing for a couple of weeks now. I've missed it, but I've had other things going on. I just got this little sundress completed for my lil princess Audrey. She is such a fun lil toddler to sew for. Oh, but she hates to try things on. The pattern is "Gracie" by Portabella Pixie.

All for now
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Friday, April 9, 2010

Simple play set

This is a no frills simple play set. I used Chez Ami knit that I had and made it by the puffis Ottobre top pattern. The shorts was made by Beachgirl's Gymboree shorts tutorial that I used a couple of days ago. These are super quick to sew especially with no pockets.

Happy sewing
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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Pink polka dots for the princess

This is a short set I made using pink & white polka dot fabric I had in my stash. I used an Ottobre pattern for the top 03/07, it is the T-shirt with flounce sleeves. I added a layer of pink chiffon to the sleeve, along with the polka dot and white. I was unsure how the rolled hem would work on the chiffon, but it turned out great.

For the shorts I used a tutorial posted by Beachgirl
I added a chiffon ruffle to the binding on the pocket. Thanks for the tutorial Beachgirl,
these sew up very fast using the stretch waistband. I will be using this method again for some quick and easy shorts.

We've really been enjoying the beautiful weather here in S Georgia. The outside garden keeps calling my name. So I'm between the sewing room and working in flower beds.

Happy sewing,
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Friday, April 2, 2010

Jalie Sweetheart for Tracy

You know I have been on a roll sewing the lil outfits for Audrey for a few weeks now. I think I need to make something for Tracy. I go through my patterns and come out with the Jalie Sweetheart pattern. Since I have not sewn for Tracy in a long time, I needed to make a muslin, so I can try the fit. This is some fabric I had in my stash, and it came out pretty well. I think for a trial run... it looks pretty good.

Now we need some fashion fabric. This is where it gets funny to me. My daughter is a fine decorator, window treatment, floral designs, wall prints etc. Putting all these things together very tastefully. Now show her a pic of a piece of fabric for a particular pattern design and she has trouble visualizing it made up. When she came over to try on the top I had made, she had on this cute top... wild, splashy, brightly colored cute top! I ask her if she had seen this fabric on a bolt would you choose it? Her answer...Never! So we're on a quest to find fabric she likes.

Happy sewing
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Monday, March 29, 2010

Pettiskirts ... anyone??

This is the pattern/tutorial I used to make the pettiskirts for my granddaughters.

I really liked this pattern, nayy. I like the fact that she tells you exactly what size to cut your ruffles and tiers for the specific size you want to make. I looked at a lot of tutorials on line and this pattern is the only one I found to give those specifics.

I wanted to post this info, as I have had many questions regarding my post on the pettiskirts. The pettiskirts pictured below are property of the designer of the pattern.
I just wanted to give you an idea of her design skills. The pettiskirts I made were blogged a couple of days ago.

Make sure you buy nylon chiffon, this is imperative, as it does not ravel. The other chiffon ravels like crazy! You don't want to have to finish off all those seams... now do you?

Where do you find nylon chiffon? Do a Google search and there are several websites that have the chiffon that you need. Most fabric stores do not stock nylon chiffon.

Happy sewing
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