I had posted the other day about testing a couple outfits and even had a picture of one of the finished ones. Sometimes getting the pictures done can be difficult. There are distractions like chickens, finding an uncluttered spot, and impending storms. It is usually a frantic ten minutes hoping for a decent picture.
The first set of pictures is the sunny day suit from whimsy couture. I skipped the interfacing in the bib and HIGHLY recommend it if you make it. It kept scrunching up and I kept pulling it back.
The second set of pictures are the rhianna ruffle pants. I did capris. I loved these little pants but getting V to take pictures was particularly hard that day. I felt like I was running after her.
*NOTE TO SELF- get good camera fixed!!!
Shirt “hand crafted” by her brother. skirt made by me using a lil blue boo twirl skirt pattern.
I love when she picks that handmade clothes to wear over her regular stuff.
I finished one of the items for testing. I just love how these little pants turned out. I decided to make a appliqued top to match. Now all I need is my model home so I can get some better pictures.
I like this site called Rookie. It’s a magazine aimed at teens but I think plenty of adults read it too so I don’t feel too weird about it. Tavi Gevinson- the sixteen year old who started it also has a blog called the style rookie that she started at like 12 or 13. She is quite well known in the fashion world. Crazy, but she is brilliant and I like her writing. SO ANYWAYS, on rookie they do photo shoots and have made these great flower headbands and so I had to try my hand at it. I found a headband on my dresser yesterday buried under a bunch of stuff and I had a bag of roses someone gave me and some fake flowers left over from Easter.
Lots of new plans in the sewing department. I recently purchased three production licenses from lilblueboo.com to make their twirl skirt, halter dress, and sienna dress. I have made these before and love them because they are so fast and easy to make and you can use recycled shirts as your material.Yay for low overhead and recycling!!
I renamed my shop stripes and ruffles. I think it balances the two things I like to sew. I love sewing with recycled materials and I love using designer fabrics and creating ruffly, girly outfits. http://www.etsy.com/shop/StripesandRuffles
I am also finishing up an apron for a cupcake birthday dress for a special childhood friend whose daughter is turning three. I did one last year for her, too.
I have some white fabric coming that I have some dye plans for. I have two bottles of RIT all ready for it. I want to sew a few dresses using hand dyed fabric. I am obsessing over ombre on pinterest right now.
I will also be pattern testing for whimsy couture and create kids couture this week. I love pattern testing because it gives me a deadline and usually forces me to work on things I normally wouldn’t do. I am doing some fancy ruffle pants for CKC and a sunny day suit for WC.
My nice camera got the top ripped off while we were in Tennessee so I am going to try and drop that off to get repaired this week. Hoping it doesn’t cost a fortune. At least I have my back up canon power shot.
I liked this outfit and thought I would record it here. A what a wore for the toddler set. Grown up fashion bloggers do it all the time. Why not? (Dress by me- pattern from little lizard king. Leggings from old navy and Cherokee black shirt from target.)
Violet has been obsessed with Tinkerbell lately. I saw this tutorial on Samster Mommy and had to make this little romper set. I had two t shirts from who knows what previous project that were just the right color. One was for Aaron and it was banana republic, but we won’t tell him that. I pretty much followed the whole tutorial except for the arm part, i did that a little differently. I just cut pieces out of the sleeve and added elastic thread to those and then added them on.
These PJ pants were headed out-they were too small. I decided to cut them and serge the edge.Now they fit him like underwear. I think I need to work on my serge hemming skills but they should be fine. Total time- 5 minutes. One less thing for the thrift store and one less thing we need to buy.
I really want to make a quilt and so I thought I might begin one using cut up old shirts that were headed for the trash. At least if I mess up, it won’t be on expensive new fabric. I made two fabric sheet “squares” that will be included and I cut up an old pillowcase. I tried to start last night but my machine was giving me problems with the bobbin. This morning I got a few squares put together and I think it will be way harder than I imagined but I am going to take it a piece at a time and just have fun with it.
I just need to hem and add the elastic. How cute will they look all dressed up?
Edited to add- They are too narrow so I think I will have to cut them up the sides and add another slim panel in?