Sunday, May 31, 2009
Saturday, May 30, 2009
Friday, May 29, 2009
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Anyway, I was a little concerned... So, I went to BurdaStyle to see if there was a How-to and found that someone had linked this completely amazing video how-to from Sandra Betzina. She is amazing. The video is amazing and completely clear and easy to follow. Now I have a zip front fly!!
Monday, May 25, 2009
I like the alternating diagonal stripes, and I think I'll incorporate these fabrics into a round yoke, tiered dress.For Logan, I was initially thinking I'd do a button down shirt, but he already has so many, and it is ALWAYS hot on the 4th of July in Texas, so I think I will make some long cargo shorts and applique a muscle shirt with a star, or maybe a helicopter - he'd love that.
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Here's a little up close of the Elmo on the left. He looks happy to see you!
Friday, May 22, 2009
Monday, May 18, 2009
Thanks to everyone who chimed in here on the blog and on facebook to help me decide the cutest way to close this little jacket. Although I do think that snaps are really more convenient on baby clothes, I suspect that this little jacket won't be closed much, since it is for a Texan to be born in August. Still, there is a lot of A/C in TX in August and having two summer babies here, I found that layers were key. So, here is a cute little layer for Brody.
I started out looking at dark pewter and black buttons, since I liked Lauren's idea of a metallic button, and Mitch suggested black. I even checked out the snaps to see if there was anything that would be cute, but there isn't much snap selection in this one horse town. Then I met this little guy...and I knew that it was meant to be. I just couldn't say no to that sweet little bear face. I think the jacket with bears is a sweet combo of big boy suit and sweet baby boy bears.And now the cute little baby things I've been sewing all week need to be delivered, so we're off to Houston for the week! And I'm leaving the sewing machine here, so I probably won't be around again until next week. Til then - Happy Sewing!
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Here is the entire ensemble. I know - that's a lot of Lightning McQueen there!
In parts - an appliqued onesie with pants,
The pant is Simplicity 3765 with the band added.a bib,
Saturday, May 16, 2009
I hope she likes it!
Friday, May 15, 2009
Here is the jacket and onesie, up close. I am loving the little tie. I know it's done a lot, but I still think it's pretty adorable.
So, now for the help. I have no idea what closure I should use for the jacket, or if I should use any at all. The pattern calls for ring snaps, which is fine. The only problem is that every time I line them up to hammer them on, I am convinced that buttons would be the cuter option. Or should I just leave it as it is??? I can't decide. So, dear reader, if you would please help me in my moment of extreme indecision. I know there are a few of you. Leave me a comment. Buttons? Snaps? Nothing at all? What would you do?
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
And on my little model.
I am so glad Mitch had all those extra shirts. I can't wait to make this again!!
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
This morning I cut it out, and even had enough shirt left for some bloomers! Woo-hoo! I thought it would be cute to have a button from the shirt right at the neckline, and I still think that, but wish that I had taken the button off and then reattached it, rather than just trying to sew over it. Oops. There is now only half a button. I'm just glad I didn't break a needle!Now, about that swearing... The casing around the neckline is making me very unhappy!! It will NOT lie flat! I think part of that is because, since I don't have a serger, I'm trying to double fold, and that is too much of a size differential between the cut edge and the to be sewn edge. Anyway, it's a complete mess and I give up. No, not on the dress, I love this cute idea! I give up on the casing. I'm going to go back to my old friend bias tape and make a bias tape casing out of this cute purple print, which I also intend to use for the waistband and a cute applique - stick around to see that!