Friday, September 16, 2011


 ...With ALL of these! OMG.  This is what I aspire to, and these ladies have it: Professionalism, massive creativity, and crazy mad sewing skills. And probably a lot more money to buy fabric with than I do!

These are WAY, way beyond my skill level and budget wise, not even close. But see here, and behold, the most gorgeous of dresses you will probably ever see in your lifetime:

 WOW! These are works of art----masterpieces!  By Daisies and Damsels.  
 Actually, I could probably make this, but her chosen color palate is sublime.  Love it.

From  Sharpsissors. I absolutely LOVE all of her stuff!  Amazing!

Blue Satin Dress

I can't even remember why I made Elisa this dress.  Who needs a reason anyway?  Regardless, I am glad I did.  I made it about 6-month size so it is still a bit too big for her, but she'll be wearing it in no time.  I love the shiny blue (I got real tired of blue with Gabe, but it is a rarity with Elisa) and I especially had fun making the fabric flowers.

This dress is actually made out of 100% polyester costume fabric, so I lied it is not a satin dress, but it sure pretends well!  It cost me just under $5 to make.  A steal when you consider this.  Well in this case the one Etsy is a little nicer, but even if I halved the price, I still saved mucho dinero.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Zebra Print Romper

I love this outfit.  I know, I say that about almost everything I make (why would I make something I hate though?!).  But I really do! I got to try shirring, a sewing technique that I had never done before.  It was actually pretty easy and kinda fun to do.  This romper was really easy to make, because all I really did was extend the diaper cover pattern.  So in reality, it is a really long diaper cover! It didn't take me too long to make either.  My favorite part was putting the bows and gems on it.  This outfit cost only about $5 to make, here is a not-so-cute version for $30 + $5 for shipping on Etsy.

Elisa looks like a little diva in this romper, and she knows it.  She is totally posing!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Pleated Ribbon Onsie

Plain white onsies are great because there are so many ways to decorate them!  For this onsie, I pleated the ribbon by hand (I didn't realize you can by it already pleated)--it took forever and my hands were sore by the end.  I recommend just buying pre-pleated ribbon. But I like the way it turned out, and the bright yellow and bright orange is a nice change from all the pink. I think this outfit cost me somewhere around $3.  

Monday, September 12, 2011

Vintage Ruffle Romper

The "vintage" look is really in right now for baby girls.  I don't really know exactly what that entails, but apparently, this is the look: 

At least that is what people say when they see her in this little romper.  I wasn't consciously going for the "vintage" look, I merely modeled this outfit on some I saw on Etsy (the ruffle rompers).  I also wanted to use up some lace I had laying around forever.  I had no pattern to work off of-I made it all up and it actually turned out quite well.  I think the hair bow really locks in the vintage look.  It was super easy to make and one of my favorite hair bows of hers.
The outfit itself was free for me to make--the fabric and lace were given to me.  The only expense was the hair bow...mainly the feathers.  I think I spent a total of $3 on this outfit!

Sadly, she has outgrown this romper, plus she pooped in it so it is slightly stained :(  

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Pink Ruffle Dress

 I love this dress I made for Elisa; its one of my favorites.  I love the ruffles, the print, and the poufiness.  I especially love that it only cost me around $5 to make.  I did not love, however, how LONG it took me to make this!! I felt like the gathering and sewing would never end. But thankfully it did and I'm glad Elisa can finally wear it!  She looks adorable:


Friday, September 9, 2011

Green Shirt Outfit

This shirt dress is made for Elisa, not Gabe.  I accidentally made it way too big (18-24 mo.).  Oops. Gabe made a convenient model though.  Poor kid...I am such a mean mom.   
Despite being really big now (she'll grow in to it of course) I really like the way the shirt dress turned out.  What's nice is that it is made out scrap material so it didn't cost me a dime to make.  I found some little brown capris in Elisa's stash of clothes and added a little bow on the sides to make a complete outfit.  

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Yellow Scrunchie Romper

This outfit was probably the easiest and quickest I've ever made. Seriously, it took me a couple hours to make after the kids went to bed. I was originally going for a lace romper, but it didn't work out.  The lace didn't stretch with the fabric plus I didn't have enough lace.  I'm sure I'll find something else cute to make with the yellow lace! Too bad I cut it up into strips.  Oh well.

Anyway, I shamelessly copied the outfit from a petti romper I bought Elisa from Etsy.  I used swimsuit fabric, so I didn't have to worry about finishing any edges, but people seem to think it is a swimsuit.   The best thing about this romper is that it is made out of one piece (not counting the ruffles and shoulder straps).  Yep, one piece! I just took her measurements, cut out a big rectangle, cut a slit for the legs, sewed on the gathered strips of ruffle and then sewed it all together! Easy, easy, easy.  The fabric is $15 a yard at Joannes, but since I only needed 1/3 of a yard and I had a coupon this outfit cost me a grand total of $5 to make.

I just love this outfit on Elisa; she looks like a little ray of sunshine! I am happy that I have a hair clip that matches just perfect!