Saturday, February 3, 2018

Blue and White Striped Dress

Here is a sweet dress I made for girlie a couple months ago.  I used the Pixie pattern from Violette Field Threads.  I originally wasn't so sure about the Pixie pattern as it can look plain and boxy if not designed right.  After seeing some really well-done versions of this dress on the VFT pattern group, all it took was a sale on the Pixie pattern and I snatched it up!
I bought this fabric at Hobby Lobby on clearance, so I only paid $6 whoot whoot.  Okay, maybe $7 if you add in the lace and thread.  Still a steal of a dress.  It was a pretty easy and quick sew.  My only gripe on this pattern is that the key hole opening--while making for a quick sew--does not allow much room for girlie to easily pull on and off.  I have to have her lift up both arms and slip it on and off over her head.  Otherwise, I just love this dress.  Here she is modeling her new Pixie dress.  I also made her a matching hair bow:

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Pink Floral Dress

 Here is a dress that I made earlier in '17.  I can't remember which month it was.  I picked out the fabric from Joanns and used the Odette Pattern from VFT.  This dress kicked my butt. It was the first time I used the burrito method and lets just say my seam ripper and I are were well acquainted in the making of this dress.  I do love the was this dress turned out.  The pattern calls for it fully lined, but I didn't have that much fabric so I just lined the bodice.  These are the only pictures I have, so you can't see that the back is a keyhole opening with ties.  There are also ties on the sides.  They are adorable, but kind of annoying because they get untied fairly often. As much as I love this dress, I'm not sure I have the courage to make another.  It was a very time-consuming dress to make.  Here is girlie wearing her dress in Hawaii!

Matching Cousin Dresses

 Every summer, I make matching dresses for Eesa and her cousin.  This year's dress was made from inexpensive (but still nice and pretty) Walmart fabric using the Cosette pattern from VFT. I think they turned out adorable! The dress looks so pretty when worn with pearls.  I also made their dollys matching dresses.  I wish I would have taken a picture of the doll dresses.  And pictures the back of the dress too, because those ruffles on the back are gorgeous! Girlie gets lots of compliments while wearing this dress. Here are the beautys in their pretty new dresses:

Monday, October 23, 2017

Moana Outfit


I made this Moana outfit back in June '17.  I made the pants first, with no intention of making the top. I just liked the trim! I used the Lilly shorts pattern from VFT.  She wore them with regular ol' shirts for a while until I made her the top. 
I made the top using the now discontinued Fiona pattern from VFT.  I used plain cheap-o broadcloth with the same trim, just trimmed shorter.  I trimmed the trim, haha.  Anyway, the design was done using fabric paint and freezer paper transfer.  It turned out quit well.  Eesa has only worn it once, I'm thinking about selling the top.  Here she is modeling her outfit:

Red & Teal Dress

Here's another knit dress, made back in April '17.  I think I used the VFT Maisie dress pattern, sized down to a 4 do accommodate the stretch of knit fabric. I used all thrifted fabric, so I probably paid about $3 to make this dress, yay for me!  I love how this dress turned out.  It is perfection.  Girlie wears it a lot, and unfortunately has somehow got a few holes in the bottom ruffle.  Grrr. 

Pink Harlow Top

And yet another great Violette Field Thread (VFT) pattern: The Harlow Top! It features a fitted top, a ruffled neckline, and a peplum skirt.  I've only made one but I'd like to make more.  Eesa wears this shirt quite often, mostly because her favorite color is pink!  I used about a yard or so of pink Walmart fabric I found in the remnant section for a couple of bucks. Here is Eesa modeling her Harlow Top.  Isn't it so pretty on her?!  I love it!  I made it back in April '17.  It was almost too big (I made a size 6), but she's grown into it since:

June Dresses

Here are some dresses I made using VFT's June dress pattern.  Oh how I love this pattern! The dress sews up fairly quick and I love how cute and unique it is! I think the open back is just gorgeous.  I even bought the 18" doll pattern so Eesa's dolly can match her! I've made Shimmer & Shine and two Shopkins dresses.  The pockets are perfect for storing Teeny Genies or Shopkins. Here are all of the fun June dresses that I made early summer '17:

Shimmer & Shine.


 Dolly Shopkins!

Isn't the back just the sweetest? Perfect for keeping her cool in the summer.

The three June dresses that I've made.  The pink Shopkins dress was made for her cousin.

  Eesa Modeling her Shopkins dress.  It must have been silly sock day!

Girlie in her Shimmer and Shine June dress.  It's shorter than the Shopkins dress only because I didn't have enough fabric to make it the length the pattern asked for.  I actually like the shorter length too.