I made this coat about a month ago. I just put the buttons on it today finally. I tested a boys coat pattern for Kitschy Coo. It came out beautiful. Could not be any cuter. Very easy. As is all of her patterns. The sizing was a little off. It came out a little big. But I'm sure that's fixed now. It's totally reversible. Which I love. He can wear the velour side to church and the elephant side out shopping and things.
My daughter spied this princess fabric in my fabric stash a few days ago and has not stopped asking for it since. She's 2, so she doesn't understand that it's just fabric until it's made into something. So I made a quick summer nightie to make her happy.
First I made this dress out of some preshirred fabric that I bought at the end of the season last year on sale. Then I added a few things to make it even more girly. First I made the straps, then the ruffle at the bottom and the tie back bow around the middle. I'm happy with the results. It's a little big on my model. The little girl that I made it for is a little bigger than she is.
My son bought a ipod touch a few weeks ago. After realizing how cool it was, I bought one for myself. So I thought I would make a couple cozies to store them in. This is the tutorial that I used http://sewmamasew.com/blog2/?p=740. Can you guess which one is mine?
I won this swing top pattern from Kitschy Coo's blog. It's so fun and easy to make. It can be worn 4 diffrent ways. I only have buttons on one side for now. so I only took pics of two. Its black with small, white polka dots on the other side. I bribed her with a pop to let me take pics. If any one is interested in it. She has the pattern for sale in her Etsy shop.
I gave my bathroom a face lift. I had this wallpaper with little green flowers on it. BLAH!! I used a Amy butler fabric to make the Valance/curtain. Then matched the paint to it. Then I took the fabric out of the toilet paper tower and replaced it with the same fabric. I also intend on making a fabric covered picture frame with the left over scraps.
I made this bag for my Sister-in-law's 30th birthday. I love it. It's my favorite one yet. I added a pocket for her cell phone, PDA, and a pen. I also attached a key chain. I used the same tute that I used for the last two. http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=182493.0 I also changed the snaps from the last two that I made. I'm not completely happy with the way the snaps line up. But it will do. I might have to make another for myself.
It's my nieces birthday tomarrow. She's turning 8 and loves to help mommy in the kitchen. So I put together a chef's apron and oven mitts for her. I used these two tuteshttp://thelongestyear.typepad.com/my_weblog/2007/03/oven_mitt_tutor.html and http://www.instructables.com/id/How_to_sew_an_adjustable_chefs_apron/ Both are great. The mitts are made with insul-bright batting. So she can use them for real. The apron is lined with the flower fabric because the material I used was thin. I used bias tape for the tie. I had a little trouble with the casing for the tie. It kept twisting while I was trying to sew it on. So after the third round with the seam ripper, I scrapped the pieces all together. I ended up making two extra wide pieces of bias tape instead of using the curved pieces. My little guy is modeling because the birthday girl wasn't around.
I made another Messenger bag using this Tute.http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=182493.0. It's a Christmas gift for my hopefully soon to be sister in law. She is a Pediatrician and I have four kids so I want to be on her good side . I also thought that a homemade gift would make her feel more special. I added some pockets this time. I wish I had them in mine. These bags are so much fun to make.