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« on: September 14, 2009 11:32:11 AM »

I've been rather sick the last week, but I made up for it with some sewing this weekend.  Now to just clean the house and we'll be set!

I made a little orange shrug from an old shirt of hers that was stained down the front.  Stain gone and she's got a new shrug!

I made her a little top based on the pillowcase dress and finished it with ribbons.  Next time I will shorten it more, I was afraid I'd mess it up and since it was practice anyways I just made it longer than needed just in case.

DH still thinks it works as a little toddler mini dress.  I would have put pants on her but oh well.

My next attempt was a move away from the pillowcase dress.  Just a small move.  I made her a little playdress and some pants to go underneath.  I grabbed a shirt she'd probably never wear and used that.  You'll notice a lot of blue floral, I was practicing on a set of old sheets, so everything she has from this weekend matches hah!

I'm going to make another one of two playdresses then move on to something else to stretch my sewing skills.  I'd love some recommendations!


I used to be strictly a yarn girl but now I'm teaching myself to sew.  Help! Smiley

My family's crafty blog: http://chimpsgomoo.wordpress.com
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2009 11:46:02 AM »

Those look great!  I like the little shrug best.  For some more ideas, you might check out Vegbee's blog.  She has some great tutorials there:  http://indietutes.blogspot.com/
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2009 12:19:28 PM »

Thanks a lot Smiley  I love that blog, I get most of my "ideas" there and this one http://madebypetchy.blogspot.com/search/label/FREE%20patterns

I used to be strictly a yarn girl but now I'm teaching myself to sew.  Help! Smiley

My family's crafty blog: http://chimpsgomoo.wordpress.com
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2009 03:20:05 PM »

I LOVE the shrug!!!! and i see you were able to get the pants! great job  Grin.
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2009 08:01:49 PM »

Very cute! I love the last oufit. I'm doing most of my learning by sewing on sheets and pillowcases right now!

Began teaching myself to sew and design in Aug '09...one dress at a time!

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