Tuesday, March 25, 2014

We Mustache You a Question?

I don't know why that cracks me up inside. I see it the most on Pinterest. 

Anyway, I found this super cute mustache fabric at Hobby Lobby. I bought a yard of it to make my son some super fun shorts.

Don't you just love these shorts? I do. 
He loves them, too.

I thought the fabric was a little too thin to just use by itself. So I added another layer using very lightweight white cotton fabric. It adds some sturdiness to the otherwise lightweight main fabric.

 I even made sure to add interior pockets for added cuteness.

Front and back views. And another one-day appearance of warm weather. Perfect for wearing shorts in the afternoon and eating a popsicle.

He will be enjoying these shorts all summer long! (If it warms up. Also, we are up to 6 and 1/2 pairs of pants with holes in the knees. I say half pant because it's not quite a full fledged hole, yet. We are running out of pants without holes. Come on warm weather!)

I used Dana's KID Shorts pattern which can be found on her website. 

Friday, March 21, 2014

What I have been sewing lately!

I have been busy with projects, and work, and kids, and laundry, and life. We are STILL waiting for consistent warm weather. We have gotten a couple of days here and there, but it doesn't last very long. Come on, spring! You are on the clock now. Get it together.

I posted a photo on facebook of my fabric that I bought while on a shopping run.

I only needed to get white and blue thread. They're not pictured, but I did get some.
My faves: red chevron, the mustache, and the bright chevron!

One of my fb friends saw the bright chevron and wanted me to make something for her baby. I said sure. Then she wanted something made for a girl family member. I said yes, again. 

Here is what I made for them.

Ruffle pants with lettered onesie, and a lettered tee with matching pants. The older girl didn't want ruffles, but after she saw the baby ones, now she does. 

I made the girl her own little pillow and pillowcase (fabric from Wal-Mart). She's been stealing her brother's and her daddy's little pillows.

The first couple of times she had slept with the pillow I would find it on the floor. I guess there just isn't enough room for her and her pillow sometimes. Usually she is the one in the floor.

I made two outfits for another friend's two tiny girls. The little girl one is on the left and the big girl one is on the right. She bought the pattern and I sewed them together. There were a couple of miscues when it came to the pattern and instructions, but the results are good. She likes them.

I have to shorten the big girl pants. They are supposed to be capris, but just look like really short pants on her with the ruffles. Also, she is short so that doesn't help. For the little girl, the capris look like pants and my friend is happy with that. I am going to make a matching diaper cover so she will be comfy for the spring in her outfit.

My twin has a friend that saw this photo on fb...

Aww, look how much she changed in a year. *sigh* I made this outfit for my girl in 2012 and she wore it again in 2013. The shirt may have been a bit small on her, but it worked. My twin's friend wants me to make the same thing for her two girls. Can do. I bought more of the Easter-y fabric to do so. The only thing is that I can not find this outfit. I have no idea where it could be.

That is what I have been and will be doing. :) I have spring birthdays coming up so I have some planning and baking to do. 

So much fun is yet to come.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Can you make this?

This post is about things I can sew and have sewn. I have a friend or two that will send me pins or photos and ask if I can make that. Mostly the answer is yes. They usually aren't asking for difficult things. I figured I should have a post about what I can do that way I can just send them this link. :)

So, here we go. A list of things I can do and have done.

My first, and so far only attempt at making overalls.

Toddler backpacks and messenger bags.

Tote bags.

Pillowcase dress with matching diaper cover.

More cute pillowcase dresses, and ruffle shorts. 

News boy hat, racer shorts, messenger bag.



Newsboy cap, vest, pants.

Beach robes.

 Simple skirts, apron skirts, circle skirts (blue with white dots).

Prisoner costumes. :p

Market skirt with cowboy boot applique shirt.

Racer shorts: boy and girl, applique shirt.


Fleece Peasant-

Peasant dresses/tops with ruffle pants.

Applique shirt with ruffle pants.

Rolie polie bean bag chair (or stuffed toy hider).

Pea coat.

 Baby things: Oversized receiving blanket, burp cloths, fleece ruffle blanket. Other assorted items (hats, stuffies, taggies).

Baby Doll Baskets (and a random stuffed cow toy):

Reversible dresses and leg warmers from knee socks.

Bow ties, ties and hair bows.


Patterns from:
Pants, shorts, market skirt, simple skirt, circle skirt, Rolie Polie chair, diaper cover, Beach Robe, Baby Doll Baskets: www.danamadeit.com
Peasant dress: scattered thoughts of a crafty mom

All others are provided in my original posts that link back to the sites and/or patterns for projects. Just click on the project title (not available for all projects), and you can find out more information.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Summer Shorts and Shirts

I've been working on new things for my girl to wear, not that she needs clothes. She's got plenty, just waiting for the weather to turn warmer so she can wear them.

So when I have adorable fabric and combine it with ideas from Pinterest, I just gotta make something. I made a couple of outfits that are a summer staple: Shorts, and shirts.

I had made my son son whale shorts that he loved. They were adorable.

I wanted to make some for my girl and found some super cute and girly whale fabric. I'm pretty sure we have a pink shirt to match it. If I have more than one I may put an applique on it to go with the shorts for a complete outfit.

Next, a shorts and tank outfit.

This fabric came from one of Hancock's spot the bolt sale. It was $3 a yard and I bought what was left on the bolt. Gotta love 70% off!

I'm not sure of the name of the fabric, but it has little white flowers with a black center on a nice red background. I've been calling it the Poppy outfit, even though the flowers don't look like poppies.

I constructed a tank for the girl who has been asking for one to wear (it's a little big/wide on her). I used bias tape around the neckline, arm holes, and as the straps. I also made her matching racer shorts. Aww, fun.
I love it.

Next, a shorts and peasant top outfit. This one is just adorable!

I LOVE this outfit! It is just so stinking cute!

I made a peasant top and matching hair bow. I added a little color blocking to the top by adding some bright blue fabric to the upper part of the shirt on the front and back.

For the shorts, I was adoring the bubble/cuff/banded leg shorts I had seen on Pinterest. I figured this would be a great way to add more color to the outfit. I also figured out how to do interior pockets and used the blue for that as well. So fun!

Oh My Gosh...Stop the Cuteness.
I mean...just look!

She looks ready to play and have some fun. Still waiting on the warm weather. I love it!

Handy pockets.

Cute pops of color. You can kind of see how the shorts gather at the blue band and bubble around the rest of the leg. Next time, I think I will use the next size up. The shorts would be wider so when they get gathered and the band put around them the bubble will be more noticeable.

I used Dana's KID shorts pattern to make these using the 4T size. My girl has such short legs that I still ended up cutting 1-1.5 inches off the length so they would be the right length on the regular shorts, the racer shorts worked out well. 

Seriously, where did she learn to do this? She is just so funny and cute!

I love sewing things for a girl, but I do have a couple of projects in the works for the boy. There is one in particular that I can not wait to share. It's just shorts, but just wait till you see them. I love the fabric I am using, so stay tuned.

Pattern for a peasant dress, which I used to make the top, can be found here

Friday, March 7, 2014

New spring skirts

I have been working on some sewing projects for the spring for the girl. It's very much still winter, but I wanted to get a head start so that when spring does make its appearance we will be ready! And because I have time right now and will be busy when the weather gets warmer.

I made the girl some skirts. She really likes dresses, but I am hoping she will take to skirts as well.

A pink market skirt and a color blocked simple skirt.

My girl loves pink. And purple. I wanted to make her a new market skirt. This is only the third one I have made for her. I love how this one turned out. The very first one I made her wasn't the greatest.

I added some cute yellow flower buttons for the skirt pocket.
Adorable, and perfect for twirling.

Color blocked simple skirt.
I had been wanting to use the colorful owl fabric for a skirt, but I didn't want it to be the whole skirt. I found some matching solids to go with it and used it for the waistband and bottom hem.

Sweet owls.

The green is a bit darker than I would have liked, but I didn't have anything else that would work. The darker green is a good match though.

A bright blue hem. I love this fabric! It's so bright and fun and matches the owls perfectly.

I am working on making her more skirts, not that she needs any more spring clothing based on what I found in a tote for her that I had been saving for this year. But I have cute fabric and projects I want to make for her, so what's a sewing girl to do?

I made Market skirts, some with pockets and some without. I think she will wear the green gingham one for St. Patrick's Day. Fun. I made the paisley one on the bottom for one of her classmates' birthday. I plan to make my girl one as well. It's so bright and fun and oh so cute (tutti frutti fabric from JoAnn's).

More projects are in the works as Easter is approaching!