okay, this dress has confirmed that i can't sew a curve to save my life, lol! the pattern's from that*darn*cat, the fish are from the mendocino line. no action shots yet, but i still love it, even with my curve-sewing issues, lol! i'm so doing the squared off ends next time
this was just a fun outfit i put together for the monster to wear to preschool today. i adore these shorts, and i love that she'll be able to wear them with a variety of appliqued tops. this shirt is just a walmart tee i appliqued a ribbon flower onto. easy peasy, but super cute!
so i'm still working on the monster girl's spring/summer/early fall wardrobe, bit by bit. this is the miss molly pattern but in sort of a tunic length and a pair of matching shorts. she adores the "birdies" on this one! as far as the top, it's pretty simple and versatile, even though i sort of jacked up the gathering a little because i left a little extension bit of the pattern out accidentally, lol. i think i'll be making it again in different fabric (probably the mendocino seahorses in the aqua colorway with solid aqua yoke and ruffle), but dress-length with a ruffle at the bottom and the full gather in the bodice.
the pattern i used for the shorts have become my go-to sewing item--i've lengthened them into pants and capris, made walking-length shorts and these shorter ones, added all kinds of trims and ruffles, and last year i made them into bloomer shorts too. love 'em! so yeah, expect to see more of these in the near future!
(and excuse the photos. she was more interested in showing me the colors on her "baby blankie" and running away than she was in modeling her outfit!)
dh brought back this fabric from his trip to egypt after christmas, and this is what i came up with for part of it (he brought like 4 meters back or something, lol) the sheep i totally stole from incywincy (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=288784.0), but they were too cute, i just had to
after not having time to make anything since christmas, i finally finished a new outfit for the girl. i've decided to make the majority of her spring/summer/early fall wardrobe, so i wanted to get started already!
the top is a modified peasant with a gathered bottom half and ribbon sash-ey thing, ties in a bow in the back. should take us through spring, summer and back into fall, and hopefully the cords will still fit next fall too, they're still a little long and have a good stretch in the waist i'm planning to make some shorts to go with the top for summer, since it's a little short to be just a dress, i think.
dh just got back from egypt and brought 2m of delicious light blue linen for me to make something for our 2 year old. what would you do with it if you had it?? our daughter is a big little girl, wears more like a 3, sometimes 4t, so nothing too babyish, but something that could maybe grow with her/transition through the seasons?? any ideas??
okay, so some dear friends of ours are getting married in march, my daughter is a flower girl so she'll be wearing a sweet white dress with dark blue sash, and dh has a dark gray pinstripe suit. it's evening, not super duper formal, but still more fancy than anything i've been to since the daughter was born 2 years ago, lol. i'm 5'8" and curvy. any ideas?
disclaimer, i didn't make this, but my mom did! she did an AMAZING job, i just have to brag on her! she told me to pick out a pattern i liked for a stocking for dd, and when i picked this one i had no idea it was practically all beadwork (couldn't really tell from the picture). she stuck with it though and it's truly beautiful. so here it is!
she says our next kid isn't getting one like this, lol. can't say i blame her though!
so we put up all our christmas decor this past week, and while they looked out of place, the uncarved pumpkins on the porch were still good, felt wrong to throw them away. so some leftover white spray paint, epoxy buttons and scrap flannel later, we have the pumpkin snowman.