Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Jean Bolero + Lace skirt

 I made this pink lace skirt almost a year ago.  I used my ruffle foot attachment so it was a breeze to make.  I'm glad I made this skirt a little long; she doesn't wear her skirts nearly often enough as I would like.  Probably because she has just too many clothes! 
The Bolero was made using scraps from a pair of jeans I made awhile back.  I really like the pattern.  It is a good scrap-buster/cheap project since it doesn't require much fabric.  I love boleros since they are versatile and give the outfit a lift!     

Sunday, February 16, 2014

The Bow Shirt

 Elisa and I both really like this shirt!  I made it back in December so that she could have a warmer shirt to wear instead of just short sleeves for the winter.  I found the fabric at Joanns during their Black Friday sale and bought a yard because I really liked the fun & funky bold pattern. It is flannel so it is nice and soft.  I combined a couple of patterns for this shirt and the bell sleeves I had to figure out on my own, but they weren't too hard to do.  Including the zipper, this shirt cost less than $5 to make. Yay!  Here she is in her cute shirt: 

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Emmaline Dress Custom Order

 Here are some dresses I made for one of my favorite customers (I know I mentioned in the last post that I'm done sewing for others, but I'm always open to custom orders like these!).  I can't take credit for the design; she came up with the design all herself!  Brilliant, huh?!  But I do take credit for sewing these! 

Here's one pic of the dresses in action, I can't seem to find the rest of the pictures

Christmas Dress/Done with Sewing for Others

 Here is a cute and simple peasant dress I made for the boutique to sell.  It didn't, so that is why I'm won't be sewing for them anymore.  No more wasting my time, money, and energy!  If I'm going to spend anything, its going to be on my own little family from here on out :) 
 I like this dress, but I don't love it.  I used the Whimsy Couture pattern, and I think it is just a bit bulky, but it just may be that I made this dress a size up from what she normally wears.  But, it was a fast and easy sew, so no big loss on time I guess. 
I have a great idea to get the most out of a dress like this, but since I won't be sewing for anyone else it will just have to be put on the back burner until I change my mind.  Ready?  Here it goes: Interchangeable bows!  A green one for Christmas, a black one for Minnie-inspired, a pink one for Valentines day, and a blue one for 4th of July!  And since this this dress is very roomy, it can start as a dress and end in a tunic, because we all know how fast these babies grow!  


Cinderella Dress

 I made Elisa this dress for our Disney world trip back in October.  I bought the pattern from Foofoo Threads, and let me just say that I LOVE this dress pattern!  I've made her a couple more dresses using this pattern because it is quick, easy, and I love the look of it and also the fit.  The back is shirred and the sleeves have an elastic casing so it is easy to pull on and off.  Makes for a great dress-up dress. 
Isn't she stunning in her princess dress?!  I sewed in a pettiskirt so it would have some pouf to it. Eesa really likes pretending to be Cinderella.  She was a big hit at Disney world in this!