Monday, August 25, 2008

Sunny Wrap Dress - Tigers

Here is my latest project made from the Sunny Wrap Dress Pattern. This one was made non reversible with the tiger print by Fabric Finders and lined with a purple and white check also by Fabric Finders. This one was made as a gift for a little LSU Tiger Fan.

I covered a large button for the back closure placing one of the tigers in the center.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Dee Dee Pattern Customer Creation

I received my very first customer creation using the Dee Dee Pattern. It was made by a military mom stationed overseas for her precious little girl. She is one of the many customers I "met" through sewing and blogging.

Here is what she said,
"By the way, the dress was super easy to put together. With the help of your pleat pattern and a small ruler for my perfectionist side, I was able to do the pleats without any problems. I can't tell you how amazed I was that the dress went together so easy and took less then 1 yard of fabric. The only other dresses that my daughter has with less then 1 yard of fabric are pillowcase dresses and the Dee Dee pleated dress looks much better then those."

Here are some pictures of her precious daughter in the dress she made.

Thanks so much Jen for sharing these pictures. You made my day.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Tutu Addiction

I think I'm obsessed with tutus. Maybe I should join "tutu anonymous". I don't know why but sometimes I make something that I really enjoy and feel the need to make lots more. I did this with the totes around Christmas and am now hooked on making tutus. Besides, it just so happened that Hobby Lobby had the tulle on sale so I had to get some. They are so cute for little girls and so much fun to make. Here is the picture of Ava for her 1st birthday in the pink tutu I showed in a previous post and the beginning of my addiction. I added some small hot pink satin ribbon strips to this one for extra color. The tulle on this one didn't have the shine like th others I purchased but I liked the way it came out.

This one is my favorite. I made this one longer and added the bow. For a small child it can be worn as a dress. You can't tell, but I have strips of tulle attached to the bow to tie around the neck. When they get older, it can be used as a skirt.

This is the LSU Tutu. I couldn't find a darker purple and gold but thought this would work for a little LSU fan. The purple/gold one will be a gift but I think I'll keep the others to add to my "craft" box for little visitors and when I babysit.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Throw Pillows

Throw pillows are easy and fun to make and can add color and style to any room. A few thrown on a sofa, chair or bed can add spots of color. Since they are so easy and don't require alot of fabric, you can replace them for a new look, change of seasons or holidays. These were made for my niece for her bedroom. The theme in her room is black and white with a soft blue for paint color on the walls. It's not done yet but I hope to get pictures to post when complete.

The small square pillow was done using a pillow form. The rectangle pillow was made and stuffed with filling. She wanted trim only along the short edges on the rectangle pillow.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Another Tutu

Here is another tutu I made for Ava's first birthday party. The one I made before just wasn't working (See previous post). Ava's mom found some tulle in a roll and I did an internet search for a tutu tutorial. This was a no sew version that was so fast and easy to make. It turned out so cute and works much better than the first one. Instead of longer, this one was short and sassy and for a little girl, just perfect. Here are some pictures. I'll post pictures of her in it after her party next week.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

First Day of School

This year my two girls have another first day of school. This time as teachers. Both my daughters will be teaching at the middle school they attended. My oldest will teach math and science and the younger will be a middle school PE teacher and high school track and basketball coach. It will be fun to see them off to school together, especially since it is very close to where I live. Even though they are grown, I enjoy having them close to home.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Birthday Gift for a 1 year old boy

My daughter ordered a book from shutterfly for Cooper's 1 year birthday. You upload a picture and some basic information and they create a book. The child's picture and name are placed on every page and some basic information. It is very cute and comes in different styles. She got the alphabet book, but there is also a Dora the Explorer & Sesame Street book available.

She wanted something to put the book in so I made this bag. He can later use it to carry his "stuff" around.
This was some fabric I had in my stash that I purchased almost a year ago at a huge home decor fabric store sale. I really liked the fabric and have been waiting for an opportunity to use it in a project.

I don't have an embroidery machine (although it is on my "I Want" list), so I used printable fabric for his name and appliqued it on the front for a personal touch.