Friday, November 12, 2010

Linky Party #3 and Corduroy Dress

After making the bubble skirt for my little girl I thought about making a bubble dress, but I bought too little of fabric. :( Bummer. So I ended up making a dress for her that had sleeves and a back that closes with elastic over a button. I saw that idea from Carol over at Check out her blog. She makes adorable aprons, dresses, buntings, pillowcases...SEW inspiring!
Here it is on Catherine. I didn't use a pattern, but simply traced around another dress, added a gathered skirt and a black band to coordinate. I still have trouble with sleeves. Why do my sleeves always come out so big? They look big and ruffley but were supposed to be small and dainty. hahaa! Oh well I still like it.

And I always laugh because Catherine is very petite, but in all the pictures she's eating a snack, drinking her juice or has her last snack all over her face! She has her mommy's appetite :)
And how do I get the red eye out of my pictures? Is it a camera setting? Hmmm...must look into this.

Time for the LINKY PARTY #3! We had 33 entries last week...

Here are some favorites:

She made this amazing coat! Look at that handiwork! She amazes me!


Check out her blog! She has such a creative eye, very thorough tutorials and loves thrifting.


And if you like even more thrifting/upcycling check out this blog. One of her dresses was chosen for the Shabby Apple Dare to Design Contest. Go vote for her!

Now it's YOUR TURN! What have you been making?


1. Post anything you have made.

2. Become a follower, Grab a button or post about this linky party

on your blog so more people can join.

3. Leave some linky love comments on what you like!


Wednesday, November 10, 2010

We have a winner!!

The WINNER of the Bubble Skirt GIVEAWAY is KATE from
Check out her blog. I'm loving her owls in her ETSY shop and her ruffled clutch she linked up. She's a very talented lady with an adorable baby boy to sew for :) Congratulations, Kate!

Thank you to all who linked up! I'm so inspired by what I've been seeing! I think I'm going to start a list of things I'm going to make because I can't keep up with all the ideas!

Things to Make/Sew:

*flannel pajamas for my little boy and girl
*make a clutch
*sew something from fleece
*make a scarf/wrap
*sew placemats and napkins for the holidays
*corduroy pants for my little boy
*a corduroy bubble skirt for my little girl
*A-line ruffle dress

More posts coming soon! I just finished a corduroy dress that I can't wait to share.
(Here's a sneak peek!)

Please link up this Friday!
Go Sew it Off so you can Show it Off!


Friday, November 5, 2010

Linky Party and Giveaway!

Linky Party #2 and Bubble Skirt Giveaway!
Sew it off and Show it off!
The Bouncy Bubble Skirt

Since I've been in the mood to try new things lately - small sewing challenges to myself - I thought I'd try making something different for my little girl. So I thought - how about a bubble skirt? Do you ever get stuck on making the same things over and over? I had been making my little girl dresses lately and I could dress her in sweet dresses everyday! mix things up a bit she needed this bubble skirt! And I needed a new challenge. :)

I came across this tutorial: and gave it a try.

This was, I have to say, a quick sewing project which I love! It took about 30 minutes - so I will definitely be making plenty more! I already bought some striped corduroy to make another one.

Here's another tutorial for a reversible bubble skirt:

Now it's YOUR TURN! What have you been making?

The linky party rules AND BUBBLE SKIRT GIVEAWAY!

This is my first giveaway! The winner will receive one bubble skirt (size 6month - 2T) made by me. Check back Wednesday, November 10th, to see if it's YOU!

How do you win? The more you do, the more chances you have! You will receive one entry for each:

1. joining the linky party (super easy!) ....Post anything YOU have sewed and want to show off. Link to your specific post.

2.add my button to your sidebar (leave a comment saying you've done this)

3. become a follower -if you already follow just put in the comment section that you already follow and that will be another entry. :)

*Enjoy! Click around on some links and leave comments on things you like! We all know we LOVE comments! :)

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Peasant Dress

My First Peasant Dress
I had never tackled a peasant dress and had searched and searched for tutorials online - but with no luck. I found some with pictures of how to put them together, but couldn't find a free pattern. I finally bought a pattern to try and here's what I made.

I'm very excited about it!

The pattern I bought was from but I wasn't completely satisfied with it. I had to change all of the measurements to fit my little girl (she's pretty petite) and the pattern left out steps and made things more difficult than they should have been. The first one I made took an hour and a half because of this, and the next one I finished in about an hour. I will post that one later.

I love that this can be worn with or without tights and can be worn through the fall and winter.

I tried taking decent pictures but my little girl comes directly for the camera everytime she knows I'm taking her picture :)

If you haven't tried a peasant dress before, try it! There are so many variations: short sleeves, ruffled sleeves, three-quarter length sleeves, long sleeves...etc and you can use different fabric for the sleeves and border. I love options!