Monday, May 13, 2013

Paris Dress #2

Here is version #2 of my Paris dress.  It is very similar to the first, a few minor tweaks here and there but mainly I just added another ruffle on the bottom.  I just love it with the little top hat! It is a bit big on Elisa now but she'll grow into it (better big than small!). 

Anyway, The bodice is my own pattern, drafted from a shirt of Elisa's that I thought was adorable.   I don't know how to make bigger sizes--well, more accurately, I don't want to bother with making larger sizes--so I will not be adding this one to the shop.

Here she is, so stinkin' cute!  She wore it to church with her little hat and she was a big hit! 

Monday, May 6, 2013

Upcylce Tutu Top

 Here is one of my creations that I am very proud of! My sister gave me a tacky tube-top that I wouldn't wear in a million years.  I decided to make good use of it by turning it into something cute and wearable!  Of course my little Elisa ended up with yet another clothing item.  
This was the shirt:

 I used the shirred back from the old shirt as the back for the new one:
 I made a scalloped halter top (I altered a pattern I already had on hand) from some cute fabric I bought from Hobby Lobby with a story-book print:
 And used the bodice skirt to sew on the two layers of tulle.  I've mentioned before that tulle is the devil.  This time it was just an annoying demon thank goodness.  I still hate working with tulle but since I used a pre-cut roll it wasn't as bad to work with.

And there ya have it: A super cute, girly, unique summer shirt!  Even though it was upcycled, I've added it to the shop because I can make another one from new fabric, I would just have more steps to work through.

Isn't my little fashionista just gorgeous in her new shirt?  She gets lots of compliments when she wears it.