Monday, October 17, 2011

KCWC: Day 7

Another simple refashion.
For Bug.
Yeah, I almost forgot about her :)

It was originally a tank I chopped off below the bust, I serged the top of what became the skirt and added the ties from the tank as a waistband. There is a zipper in the side that I'm pretty darn proud of... I don't do a lot of zippers but somehow it just worked this time. Yeah! The fabric has a little metallic gold to it in places, which is Bug's favorite part but it didn't photograph well.

KCWC: Day 6

Flutter sleeves.
I love everything about them.
Thankfully Moo does too!
{I am thankful she let me style this outfit.}
 See the animals in the background?
I love where we live!
For this tunic, I modified the Sienna dress from LBB.
It is such a great pattern!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

KCWC: Day 5

My sweet 3 year old loves blue. LOVES blue. So it's fitting that she has a new blue skirt!

This took less than half an hour to make & take pics of. Hooray for a great refashion! It was originally a tank and I just chopped off the top & added an elastic casing. Perfect.

Unfortunately work has been getting in my way of sewing this weekend. I hate it when that happens! So when Monday rolls around I'll finish up the next couple things I had planned out & finish off the week!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

KCWC: Day 4

{twirl skirt}
I am so happy to have made it to day 4!

I went with simple today and made a black twirly skirt with another LBB pattern. I love the exposed white serged seams, and had imagined it with an orange halloween shirt. However, my 3 year old took over the styling for the shoot and we ended up with a favorite too-short shirt instead.
I think one of the hardest parts of this challenge is getting the pictures done!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

KCWC: Day 3

I have been dying to try Rae's Big Butt Baby Pants pattern, and I hate that it took me so long to buy it! Mister has been growing like a weed... or a little boy, I suppose. Somehow he's tiny and huge all at once.

This pattern rocks! Super easy to make.
I made my elastic casing before I looked at what size elastic I had in the house, so I ended up doing a couple more rows of stitching to make the casing a little smaller. I ended up liking the detailing it added to the top with the navy thread. Because they are a nice cozy flannel they are super easy for him to wear!

I see more of these in the future...

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

KCWC: Day 2

Boy clothing is tough.
Really tough.
Every once in a while...
I find something great.
Today was one of those days!
Browsing the flickr group, I found this.

And fell in love.
Got out my sewing machine,
and got to work.
Less than an hour later,

I had a handsome drooly boy
modeling a great boy shirt.

My favorite features are the cuff sleeves and the band at the bottom.
I slightly modified the LBB Sienna dress pattern for the shirt. Another one of my favorite go-to patterns, I am happy it will work for a boy too!

Monday, October 10, 2011

KCWC: Day 1

I am off to a great start! Day 1 done!
I have done this week challenge a couple times now, and I still find myself going back to the patterns that I love again and again. This LeilaandBen pattern I have used before during the KCWC (several times actually...) but I love it just more every time. And combined with polka dots... love!

I chopped it into a tunic length for a new school shirt for Moo. I couldn't help but make a matching tunic for Gretta :)

Hooray for finishing two garments in one day!

{American Girl dress pattern here}

Tuesday, October 4, 2011


It's that time again! Yeah!

I am working full time for a couple months :(

so this next week is super busy already

but I'm excited to make some new fall clothes!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

This girl's got moves!

...or at least she thinks she does...
and it makes me happy.

I used the LBB Sienna dress pattern {gulp} again.
I really do love it!
Bug had originally picked this shirt out to be a 'night shirt' but since it had Hello Kitty on the tag, it was a favorite & she asked for it to be a dress. I love the green stripe of fabric on the side!

Monday, September 5, 2011

silly moo

With both of my girls in Joy School together this year, I couldn't help but make them some new school clothes. Moo loves dresses, so we went with the Sienna dress pattern again. We made a special trip to the thrift store together and she picked what shirts she wanted to make into a dress. I love the creativity that sewing allows me & my girls! It really is art!
She was so happy to have her own 'school dress' that she didn't stop dancing through the whole photo shoot! She loves it & that makes me ridiculously happy too!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

watermelon girls

We have slowly been adding to baby Gretta's wardrobe. Our latest addition is this watermelon dress with the LBB pattern {again!}. Love these little watermelon girls!

Friday, August 12, 2011

{sleeping babies}

Moo's birthday was this week - I can't believe my little girl is 3. Wow. My mother in law has a tradition of buying the granddaughters an American Girl Bitty Baby when they turn 3, and Moo has been super excited for her doll for months and months. She picked the Asian baby, and has named her "Baby Dark Gretta". We are happy to have her in the family!
Since Bug loves her Olivia so much, she wanted to make something special for Gretta. When I saw this post at Lots of Pink Here, I knew that was it! I bought the pattern from Flossie Teacakes and made the pattern a little bigger to accomidate the 15" dolls. Super easy and I love how 'finished' they look with the bias tape around the edges.
Once I had finished Gretta's, Bug decided she needed one for Olivia too. Cupcakes, of course.

I might have gotten carried away and made one for my 3 year old niece as well...

and her 1 year old sister. She'll get the doll eventually & we wouldn't want her to feel left out... okay, okay, I couldn't help myself. These flowers were just too much fun.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Short & Sweet

I have been working odd hours lately (still) and have been in a craft 'funk' because of it. I saw this great post and decided to whip one up. It was super quick & easy. Love that! I picked up some alligator clips this last week so I might be making more soon!

Moo was not horribly interested in sitting still for pictures, that girl loves to be on the move.

Monday, August 1, 2011

camera strap makeover

I made this camera strap a while back, and I didn't end up loving it. I could tell my camera apart from my sister-in-laws, but that was all I liked about it.

Enter the facelift: I picked the old one off (I just stitched it at the ends to keep it on) and made a simple cover from some leftover DS dots from Mr's quilt. It's still not quite right, although I do loke it much better. I think maybe some batting or interfacing would be nice to pad it some, so maybe you'll see round three in the near future. For now I'm just lovin' the dots!

Monday, July 11, 2011

ds hexagons

As soon as I saw the cover to {this magazine}, I knew I needed to make the cover quilt. When JoAnn fabrics released a line from Denyse Schmidt, it was a match made in heaven.
The top came together quickly, but I had a hard time sitting down to quilt it. I decided on a spiral pattern, and after I quilted the majority of it, I decided I hated the quilting design. Bummer. I pressed on and finished it in the spiral... mostly because I just couldn't stand the thought of spending hours with the seam ripper. In the end, I like it better than I thought I would. I embraced the wonky quilting and decided to love it for what it is.
 Turns out it's a perfect size for Mr as a playmat outside while the girls play.