30 August 2009

Birthday Gifts

Two tote bags filled with goodies for recent birthday girls. I used fusible fleece to help them keep their shape. I really like the way they turned out.

Bit too much flash on this pic, but little Miss wanted to model the bags for me. :)

28 August 2009

Owl Set

Another cooler weather outfit for Miss Lindsey. I'm debating on making a pinafore to go over this to dress it up a bit. But, that would involve tracing a larger size pattern...let's see if I get in the mood to do that anytime soon.

I used variegated embroidery thread on the owl. I love how it turned out!
I have several outfits half-way done that I'm hoping to finish up in the next week. I've also been giving my embroidery machine a work out...first time since around Jan/Feb that I've used it.

26 August 2009

Puppy Dress

Ugh. Even after adjustments to the pattern, this dress turned out too big...again. I might give it one more go and see if I can't get the fit right... I like the fullness of the sleeves and the puppy fabric she picked out herself ♥.
My little model was willing to give Mommy a pose despite the fact that it's about 90 degrees outside and she's wearing a long-sleeved dress. She's so sweet.

17 August 2009

Last one for summer.

She calls this her "Strawberry Shortcake" dress. Oliver + S pattern ♥.

I just put a quick rolled hem in it for now, but I plan on hemming it properly later on. She's got enough room to layer for cooler weather, so she'll be able to wear this for awhile still. First time I used the button hole attachment on my new machine...I'm in love!!!

13 August 2009

Only a Sewing Mama...

We had 30 minutes until we had to leave the house when I realized that my daughter had no clean panties. She likes to change them after every time she goes potty, but that's another issue. I had just started the dryer with 5 pair in it, but there was no way they would be dry in time. So, what did I do? Made her a new pair. And, even made them to match the dress she was wearing. It's great to be a sewing mama!

07 August 2009

Pant Set for Fall

Getting Lindsey's wardrobe ready for cooler weather.

Trying to break away from my quick and easy lettuce-edge rolled hem and try some decorative stitches from my new machine. Very cute, but not as quick to stitch out as the rolled hem.

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