Sunday, September 4, 2011

I'm Baaaaaaaaaaaaaack...............

SEWING!!!!!!!!!!!  Yipee!!!  Doing a little happy dance around my machines!  :)  September 1st, was a HAPPY was the start of an online stash sewing game that I have participated in for the last 2 years.  I worked and cleaned the house like a crazy woman the first part of the week so I could 'take off' for the weekend.  It was WORTH it!!!  The first project was a shoulder rest for Callie's violin. 
Used fabric, etc...that I already had so this was basically a free princessy shoulder rest for her.  She loves it!
This was what I sewed on Friday/Saturday.  4 tank tops, 3 long-sleeved fall/winter shirts for Callie, 4 pajama bottoms and 2 pajama tops for Samuel for fall/winter.
Some close-ups of the shirts.  I used a basic shirt pattern and re-designed each one just a bit differently and was pleased with the results.
I love how this one has a layered-look to it.
I used my coverstitch machine to put binding on the necklines and sleeves.  I also used it for ALL 4 of the tank tops I made for her to wear under shirts/dresses.  Talk about a BUNCH of coverstitching!!!!
This was another project of mine this week.  Matchy outfits for Callie, Kanani & Jenny.  Here they are all ready for church.
I wanted to find a daisy to embellish the lacy part of the dress, but we just couldn't find what I was looking for.  The yellow ribbon bow will have to work until I find the right looking flower.:)
I drafted the cross-front doll shirts from a plain t-shirt pattern.  The skirts are just circle skirts trimmed with lace.  These were so fun to make.  I managed to eek out a dress AND these outfits for the dolls with JUST ONE YARD of fabric!!!  WOW!!!  It was really pushing it!! lol
This was my Sunday afternoon project.  The cascading ruffle skirt.  I used a large piece of project leftover from a shirt I made for myself awhile back.  These are NOT colors she particularly cares for, but I wanted to 'test' the pattern/tutorial FIRST before using up some fabric that she would like.  I was VERY pleased with the results of this skirt and am planning on cutting out 2 more tonight.  She JUST woke up from her nap and was not to happy to have to try on a new outfit!!!lol
She's outgrown her cute yellow sweater already.  I'll have to come up with something different for her to wear this with.
She was giving me her 'sleepy' twirl shot!!!:)
Thanks for looking!!  I have sooooo much fun sewing new things for my family!  Be prepared for tons more sewing this month.  I have a looooooooooong list of 'to-do's'!!! 


Anonymous said...

Don't get rid of the cute yellow sweater....just make it shorter like a shrug sweater. It will still look great with the skirt!

Anonymous said...

Wow... Callie looks so grown up with her new dress and hairdo!!

Sarah H.