I've been meaning to give the Cheytown dress a go for quite a while! So Tonight after deciding to put aside another project for a day or so, I thought hey what better time than now?
So I did!
I gave it a single ruffle on the top, though I think I will give it a second, taller ruffle for more coverage hehe. Still you can't deny the cuteness of a Cheytown style dress! Or the munchkins who wear it!
Don't mind the wrinkles, the shirt was kept balled up in a bag with other clothes! :O Don't mind the floor either, time to do a little cleaning hehe.
So I had this brilliant idea to sew a gorgeous soft tulle skirt, a simple affair with two layers of soft tulle (not the tutu kind, but extremely soft limp kind) and an underskirt layer of soft white jersey.
It started out well, but through my carelessness it ended up a little less wide than I'd hoped, so the skirt isn't as full as I'd wished. I guess it's still a fairly pretty skirt, but not what I'd pictured.
I haven't hemmed it yet, I'm trying to decide whether to cut it shorter or just hem it the way it is, or what to do with it! Right now it's shin length, after I hem it should be just below knee length. Or I can trim it a bit to be knee length.
Well I had this fabric laying around forever because I scrapped the original project that I bought the fabric for. I finally decided to make a simple, pretty skirt! Hope you like it! I had a real fun time trying to get my daughter to model it for me, haha. She was more into running around and had just thrown a tantrum moments before, so these are the best action shots you're gonna get!
I recently went window shopping in a high end mall and came across an organic bamboo knitwear store...
There was this kind of poncho or scarf thing in the window that really took my fancy. Basically it's like a wide scarf with a hole for the head, and worn similar to a poncho... It provides the same amount of coverage as, say, a shrug, and looks incredibly stylish.
Anyone have any idea what it's called? I haven't been able to find it on google.
I took a day off from finishing my daughter's birthday dress and I figured I should do something else...
So I took some awesome fabric from my stash and made her a rocking red long sleeved shirt for fall/winter.
It's just a lightweight cotton knit, but it'll do for layering. great under a hoodie!
Oh yea! don't mind the dark green thread. Ran out of black, I'll just use a black fabric pen to make it match up. haha
Here we are:
And a picture of her being fussy and wearing it before it was finished. She fell asleep before I hemmed and all and I'm too impatient to wait for her to wake up before I edited the pictures for posting hehe.
Well I decided to make my little girl's birthday jumper, and since her birthday is in a couple weeks I thought I'd better get moving on it. Yesterday and today (She doesn't give me much time to sew, so I spread it out, I'm sure you all know what I mean) I sewed my butt off...
And got this!
It's just basic still, so there will be more embellishments and such. But what, is the question. Any suggestions?
Here's my daughter wearing it over another unrelated shirt that will most definitely not be part of the outfit. hehe
Sorry for the bad image quality, my camera keeps messing up.
Okay let my start by saying that the hoodie still needs some bias binding on the hood and hemming of the sleeves and body piece, but otherwise it's finished. It's unlined, but then many RTW hoodies are too, these days. It's still good for indoors or slightly cool but not cold fall days. Oh yes! it needs a zipper, lol. But anyway.
The Peasant shirt is hemmed and ready to go, except that I want to tweak it a little, perhaps, add some elastic around the waist and sew another channel on the neckline so there's a little excess frill left over. It's also ridiculously large, lol. But that's they way it goes with peasant shirts I suppose, and it means it'll last her until next fall.
Both are baby blue and navy lightweight cotton knit. For $2 a yard you can't go wrong! I got 1 yrd of each and I still have enough material left over for one more project.
No matter what I do the darned machine just won't catch a stitch. The tension is perfect, the machine is threaded properly, the bobbin is put in right, I've changed the needle and I've cleaned out the bobbin case and everything!
Those were all ideas I found in sewing machine help when other people were having the same problem...
No matter what I do it just isn't working!
any ideas? I'm not sure I can afford to take the machine to a repair shop (and it shouldn't be neccessary because the machine has hardly been used so how can it be broken already when I haven't done much of anything with it?) This is the second machine this has happened to me with, so it must be my fault. I MUST be doing something wrong... Too bad the last time I threw out the other machine because then I went and spent $400.00 on a new machine that just does the same thing! GRRR