Monday, July 20, 2015

Simplicity 1793 with a modification

I love this pattern. It always makes the cutest outfit no matter what! I just love this whole outfit! The inspiration came from a photo I found on Pinterest and the moment I saw it I knew I had to make for my girl. But...I wanted to do something a little different.

Instead of button holes for the straps to tie, I wanted to make it a halter top and have it tie at the back of the neck. I extended the piece in the back for the bodice, sewed a casing for the elastic to cinch the top up, and presto! An easy modification for a great summer look. 

I had a friend do the embroidery for me. I couldn't find the perfect lime fabric to go with the rest of the outfit, so I decided to do white, but it needed something extra. 

Now, I am totally not one of those people who puts their kids' name/monogram/initials on every stitch of clothing. (Friend, you know who you are. :) ) But I have to say, it was the perfect decision for this project, and I kinda like it.

It's's's adorable. It completely works for my little sassy girl. 

I do love this Simplicity pattern. 1793 has three options for different looks...dress, shorts, pants, top, even and apron add-on. It's a great little pattern and a must-have for anyone sewing for a girly girl.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

A Boy and his Stuffed Puppy: Matching PJ's

My son has this stuffed dog. He LOVES this toy. He got it from someone, I want to say between the ages of 18 months and 2 years old. When we asked him what he was going to name the toy he said, "Woof woof". And the name has stuck ever since. 

One day he asked me to make Woof woof some pajamas, because he wanted them to match at bedtime. Aww, how cute.

So I got to work. I had the perfect fabric, and the perfect pattern to make the boy and stuffed toy matching pajamas. I used the Monster's Rock fabric from the winter pj's, cut out the smallest baby size pattern for the puppy, and a larger size for the boy for growing room. Alex and Anna summer PJ's to the rescue from the Peek-A-Boo pattern shop.

When I finished the pj's the boy was asleep so I quietly went into his room and took out Woof woof and put his pajamas on him and put him back in bed with his boy. The boy was all smiles when he woke up, not the happiest to know that Woof woof left his room though. The next night he asked what he was going to wear to bed and I mentioned the matching set of summer pj's and I got the biggest smile out of that boy. He raced to put on his pj's that night instead of being his usual pokey self. A refreshing change from the usual bedtime routine.

They look so cute together!