Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The Start of A Christmas Dress

Im working on my daughters christmas dress and with this project I decided I would take my time, and make it extra nice. That means no raw edges showing on the inside! This way of thinking lasted for quite awhile, then I decided that was silly and really a waste of effort. I decided all of this while just working on the top part of the dress. :) Im designing it all myself, with some inspiration found here and there. Its taking awhile but hopefully the love im putting into it will translate into style and quality. Hopefully. The black silky material is going to be a big sash tied around the upper waist of the dress, separating the top part from the skirt, which will be this plaid silky print. All the fabric was from walmart, some of it even the $1.50 rack stuff. Honestly I didnt even go to Walmart thinking of getting fabric but when I saw the plaid for that cheap a million Christmas Dress ideas started floating in my head. I bought some red tulle to puff up the bottom of the skirt and make it really full, im planning on letting it pick-a-boo a little out of the bottom of the skirt.
All i've gotten done so far is the top but i'll be sure and update when its complete.
Happy Sewing

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Sweatshirt Upcycle

I found this XXl Old Navy Sweater at my home town thrift store and knew right then and there that it would be perfect to make into a dress for Emrey. I am so thankful for my home town little second hand not for profit shopt! Where i live now its a different story, she jacks up prices and wont negotiate :(. I still really love going in there though, im always hoping to find something fun to upcycle or just never know what youre hoing to find in a thrift store, i love it!
All I had to do was use this: no pattern technique and went from there.

I cut an inch up from the band of the sleeve, at an angle, for the collar.

Aisle to Aloha

I situated the collar on the inside of the neck of the dress, pinned it, then flipped it upward
so I could sew it onto the dress (photo below)

I did this to both the front and back of the dress

It turned out really cute. Word of advise, DONT add 1/4 seam allowance, I did and regreted it.
I ended up having to take it in because it streches well and was waaay too baggy. Enjoy, have fun, mistakes
will always come along, let yourself make them, then let them slide off your back.

Saturday, November 05, 2011

Saturday...Saturday, Saturday

This is my weekend in photographs :)

This baby quilt was made completley out of thrifted sheets. Dont you just love the print on the
vintage floral sheets?! I fell in love, this is going to be the softest baby quilt ever. I have someone very special in mind, if its not a baby girl I have many other options with all these babies in my family on the way!
A new necklace, with one of my favorite colors in it....Coral.

my daughter was licking all the good stuff off then laying the soggy ones out before her. Kids are soo silly, they
do all the things adults wish they could do but dont.

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