Saturday, December 31, 2011

Christmas Outfits, Customer Creation and New Years Wish for you

The last day of 2011.  Seems like this year went by so fast.  For me this has been the "Year of the Babies".  Starting in January with the birth of my first granddaughter and then later the birth of my twin grandbabies (a boy and a girl) in April.  Babies bring such joy in a family and we are so blessed with these three little ones.  I did manage to do  some sewing and hope to work on a couple of new patterns in 2012. 

I wish you all a very blessed and prosperous 2012.  I know there may be some who have had a rough year.  I pray that you will trust in God and know he is there for you in any circumstance.

These are five outfits I made for my grandchildren and two others that are like family.  They are made from Fabric Finder's corduoroy.  The girl's dresses are an adaption of one of my patterns and the boy's made using The Children's Corner Johnny pattern.

This is a Tana Tutu Dress made by a customer.  This little girl is so precious and the dress is so adorable on her.  I always love getting pictures from customers.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Thanksgiving Outfits

These are my cute little grandbabies wearing the Thanksgiving outfits I made for them. They keep me very busy and I am enjoying every minute I spend with them.  I decided a few days before Thanksgiving to make them matching outfits.  It was great to get in my sewing room.  

 The girls have reversible dresses made using the Sunny Wrap Dress pattern using Fabric Finders pique and my grandson's is made using the Johnny pattern.

This dress is made from the Annette Pattern.  I added straps instead of using the loops and ribbons at the shoulder as well as a ruffle.  

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Riley Top and Karen Capri Pants with a little something extra

I've always liked to try different things with patterns so they can be used over and over and have a different look.  For this outfit, I combined two patterns - Riley Top for the top and Karen Capri for the pants and added a smocked insert along the bottom of both.  I'll put a turtleneck under the top for cooler weather.  I thought this would be a good fabric choice for Fall and into the Spring. 

Sunday, October 9, 2011

LSU Dresses for my granddaughters

I managed to find a little sewing time to make these two LSU dresses for my granddaughters.  I know I have neglected blogging, facebooking sewing and designing.  It's been a busy year with the 3 grandbabies.  They grow so fast and I try to spend as much time as I can with them.  For that reason, I am going to put the pattern designing on hold temporarily; at least for the rest of this year.  I have so many ideas for patterns that I hope to begin trying in 2012.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Ready for some sports

I finally got back in the sewing room to start working on some things for the grandbabies.  My embroidery machine was in the shop but is working great now.  I made this for my twin grandbabies (boy and girl) to support their mom who is a coach  I can't wait to take them to the games.  

Monday, August 29, 2011

Dodie Sundress With An Added Ruffle

This was made using the Dodie Sundress Pattern with an added ruffle.  The red fabric is Robert Kaufman print called Metro Market.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Tana Tutu Dress Customer Creation

Here is another customer look from the Tana Tutu Dress for the fall.  Great owl fabric.   Use of rick rack instead of ribbon as trim is a great option to change the look.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Tana Tutu Dress Customer Creation

A customer sent this today using the Tana Tutu Dress Pattern.  I love the use of rick rack in place of ribbon as the trim.  So cute.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

McKensie Dress Customer Creation

A customer emailed me this picture of the dress she made using the McKensie Pattern.  It's a great pattern to use up scraps.  It takes very little fabric and you can mix and match patterns and prints.  The added buttons are a great touch.
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Sunday, July 10, 2011

Dodie Sundress Pattern Now Available

The Dodie Sundress Pattern is now available in my Etsy shop and soon to be available at some of the retailers.  It's a quick and easy dress to make.  It doesn't take alot of fabric and scraps can be used for the bodice and straps.  Add some embroidery or trim to the bodice for a different look.  A great dress for summer fun.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

More Tester Pics for the Dodie Sundress Pattern

This is the Dodie Sundress made by Nicole at Cole's Creations.   
She added some buttons and trim to the bodice to give it a unique look.

The original draft was shorter so she added a ruffle for the needed length.  The final draft will be longer.

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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Dodie Pattern Tester Pics

Here are a few pictures from testers of the Dodie Pattern.  The models are just too cute.  Dodie Pattern is close to being done and available soon..  

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Dodie Sundress - New Pattern Almost done

Here is a picture of my new pattern - Dodie.  It's a very easy sundress that has lots of possibilities.  Because it uses very little fabric, you can use scraps especially for the bodice and straps.  The only difference between this and the final version is the length (I will be adding length to the final version).

I'm waiting on one tester's comments before I make the final changes and finish the cover before it will be available.  

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Thursday, June 2, 2011

Dodie - New Pattern Coming Soon

I've been very busy lately.  I now have 3 grandchildren - a girl born in January and twins (boy and girl) born at the end of April.  Along with loving on the new babies, I have been working on a new pattern.  Of course, it's named after one of my grandbabies - Dodie.  It's a sundress in sizes 1 through 6.

It should be ready for testing next week.  I'll post when it is available.

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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Marley Dress - Customer Creation

Here is a customer creation from the Marley Pattern.  Great colors and print for a beautiful little girl.  I appreciate you sharing this with me, P.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Sunny Wrap Dress - Customer Creation

I got these pictures in my email today from a customer in the UK. She used the Sunny Wrap Dress pattern and added the ribbon and button to the front. The dog print fabric is too cute and the wide polka dot ribbon add a great touch to the look. This little girl is so cute and seems to like her new dress.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Dress for my new granddaughter

Bishop style dresses are one of my favorites especially for infants. I decided to pull out the pleater and make something special for my new granddaughter. I added the little shoes and bow to complete the look. This was my first attempt at shoes but the pattern I purchased on Etsy was very easy to make. The first pair were too small so I made another a couple of sizes bigger and they fit.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Model in the Marley Dress Fall Look

One of my special little models wearing the Marley Dress used on the cover. She added the blue jean jacket and boots for a fall look.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Marley Dress/Quilt and Exciting News

This was my last item for 2010 - a tshirt quilt for my daughter who is having twins. I am trying to finish up the projects I have started and this was one of them.

I started off the year with this Marley Dress to be used as a sample. I fell in love with the bright fabric.

The most exciting news this year was the birth of my first grandchild - a girl. Being a grandma is awesome!!!1