Hi all, I have a little guy who is going to be ring bearer in my cousin's upcoming wedding. she isn't having the wedding party do a super formal, matchy-match look, she said all he needs to wear is a white shirt, grey/yellow tie, and black suit pants. The shirt and tie are no problem, but I've just tried his suit pants on him and they don't fit (also, they're pin striped and she prefers solid)! I know I can stitch him up a cute pair of flat front pants, but I'm not entirely sure what fabrics I should be looking into for the occasion....just a rayon blend suiting?
He's 2 and just as busy/wiggly/curious/active as you'd expect a 2 year old to be. I usually just work with cottons & comfy fabrics, especially when making clothes for him and honestly, I'd prefer they be something he can wear for more than just the wedding so if there are any other acceptable, more wearable options than a rayon suiting blend I would so appreciate the advice! Oh, and the wedding is September 1st.
but I'm not sure how many to go. This is for my sister, she saw it online a few months ago and emailed it to me under the subject "for Christmas"...we're known for subtlety in my family. I *kind of* stole him--I know, shame on me but there wasn't a pattern to purchase! And it's not like I'm selling it... Anyway, just a couple pictures. I just finished him, he hasn't been pressed or anything. Front:
I have a 2 year old boy, and while making pants and shorts and shirts for him, who doesn't like to make sweet little girly things now and again? OK OK, so so far I've only made him a pair of overalls a year ago, but it's been a busy year!! So really, this is only the 2nd item of clothing I've ever sewn; a sweet little spring dress for a sweet little family friend. I got the pattern off etsy (http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheLilyBirdStudio) & it came together really fast. I'm glad I listened to my head and chose something a little simpler for a starting point, instead of diving in over my head like I usually do with projects. All the embellishments, like the rick rack and contrast piece at the bottom, were my doing though. I'd love to hear what you guys think!!
this is a better shot of the colors & the little strawberry buttons, which are my favorite part!
This is my first post in needlework! I picked embroidery up about a year ago, I still don't know a ton of stitches but I think I'm improving! This is a very belated gift for a very awesome friend. I'd originally told her I'd make her a zombie unicorn embroidery, but I couldn't come up with any drawings myself that I liked and google just produced gross results. Then I found this!
I used back stitch, satin, stem, and split. Here's a couple close ups...
the tail is my favorite part.
Thanks for checking it out guys! What do you think?
My friend's son is turning 4 & his birthday party is this weekend. She just put out the invites Monday, so that didn't leave a lot of time for gift making! I wanted to make him some dress-up clothes, hopefully I will be able to get a couple more things done between now & then (a cowboy vest & sheriffs badge & a pirate vest & eye patch, nothing major) but I am running on very limited time :/. So for now, the Super Noah! cape. Please don't mind the messy sewing room pics or bad lighting; I took them at 6am so no sunshine for nice outside shots. And it needs pressed,(or maybe just air fluffed in the dryer!); I used my machine to do the raw edge applique. It's the first time I've gotten to use any of the fancy stitches on my machine!
SO, a few days before seeing the post hollyrh made a few weeks ago about the Richard Scarry Busytown birthday party she threw for her son, we received an invite to a little fella's 1st birthday party. I always get kids a book for their birthday; after seeing her post I got inspired to give this kiddo a Richard Scarry themed present, myself (hope you don't mind, I promise it really was inspiration not blatent rip-off!!)
I busted out my childhood fav, Richard Scarry's Mother Goose to use as reference for the characters and set to work making a Huckle cat hat & Lowly worm stuffed animal.
Huckle Cat hat is made from a shrunken, angora sweater I picked up at Goodwill. His patches & all that detailing is felt...it doesn't look nearly as much like Huckle as I had hoped but oh well.
Lowly is all hand sewn felt, about 3ft long and so soft! I am really pleased with how he turned out...
I stitched this little guy up from a Simplicity (I think...) pattern for the daughter of a good friend. I haven't made a stuffed animal in almost a year & this is the first time I've made a stuffed animal without getting frustrated, throwing a mild tantrum and trying to pawn it off on my mom. In other words, this was really easy!
He doesn't actually sit all wonky, I was just in a hurry to get out the door with him & there are some spots where I messed up but I think it gives him character, haha.