Sunday, March 17, 2013

Summer Outfit

I recently purchased some African wax print fabric from an Etsy shop and made outfits for my two granddaughters.  Here is one of them in it.  It was made from the Riley top and Karen Capri pants.

I enjoy searching for unique fabrics and this one caught my eye with the bright colors.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

I started a facebook page and do most updates there and not on this blog.  I will continue to make a few posts here but if you want to keep up with Nanoo Designs, join me on facebook.

Here is the link  Nanoo Designs Facebook Page

Monday, July 2, 2012

At the Beach

This past weekend I went to the beach for a short vacation with family and friends.  When we planned the trip, I thought it would be great for all the children to having coordinating outfits out of Nanoo patterns and take group pictures on the beach.  It didn't quite go as planned with 5 of the 7 children under two years old but I did manage to get a few individual pictures.

Karesa Dress 
Model is my granddaughter

Betsey/Joey Shorts Pattern modeled by my grandson

McKensie Dress
My friend's daughter is the model.  You may recognize her from other Nanoo pictures. 

Dee Dee dress pattern
She was the oldest of the children on the trip and such a big help with the little ones

Ava Sundress
My granddaughter

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Annalise Dress Pattern - Customer Creation

These were made by a customer using the Annalise Pattern. They show how versatile this pattern is and how it can easily be changed to look different.  Adding a bow or rick rack trim and using different fabrics changes the look.  

Thanks to B for sending me these pictures.  Love the fabric choices and extras.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Annalise Pattern now available

The Annalise Pattern is now available in my Etsy Shop and Craftsy shop.  Order's go out tomorrow to some retailers and online pattern sellers.

Here are a few samples of some I made with a little something added to change the look.

I added a tab on the front of this one with buttons that match the ones on the back.

 The instructions and pattern for fabric flower on this one is included in the Annette Reversible Sundress pattern.

I added some trim to change the look.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Annalise Pattern Tester Pic & Story

This is one of the tester pictures for the Annalise Dress pattern.  The tester has been saving her husband's uniform shirts to make something special out of for her daughter and decided to use them to make the Annalise Dress.  The dress isn't gathered as much as the pattern or as long because it was cut from shirts.  She wanted to have something for her daughter to represent her husband's time in the military and I think this was such a great idea.  She added embroidery on the bodice also for a little color.

I love things that are sentimental and have meaning and I thought this was perfect for Father's Day.

Thanks for sharing your special creation on your beautiful daughter.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

New Pattern Coming

I started on a new dress pattern, making the first couple of samples.  It is a simple design, calf length with gathers.  I'm very excited about it and am in the process of getting fabrics to make more samples and start the instruction writing process.