Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Madelyn's "Daddy" Skirt

Today I read on the calendar at preschool that Friday is "uniform day".  It's a military base, and the preschool is on base, so of course, that means CAMIS!  Knowing that I have a girly girl and not wanting to shell out the money for her own set of camis right now, I chose to use one of Chris' old blouses and make her a skirt!

This skirt is made using only the front panels of the shirt.  The front and back are the front "shirt tails" and the pockets are from the chest and obviously the buttons are...well...buttons.  I had to piece it all together because Chris obviously has a larger chest than Madelyns waist. :)

The pockets are on the sides, here is the side with the US Marines nametape.  The pink waistband was a last minute decision and as you can see in the pictures it is covered by her shirt, so it's no really a design element. Just a splash of girlyness.

Madelyn did not want to remove her purple pants.  She was a very reluctant model.   I have better pictures on the camera but not on the card and I don't know where my cord is.  So this was take 2 of pictures and she was not interested.

 Hop! Hop! Hop!
Finally!  A little bit of cooperation. :)

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Friday, April 2, 2010


It's no secret that I'm pretty much a copy-Kat.  I see something I love and I HAVE to have one myself, except I usually make a few changes.  This bag that Denise made is no exception. :)

However, in the sewing process, I made several mistakes, learned several things about the tutorial we followed and came this close to running out of thread.  This is all that was left and my pink bobbin was empty as well.

Once my pretty was finished, she went outside to sun herself on a rock.

Not wanting to burn her delicate cotton, she moved to the grass for a bit of play.
 Then she was hungry for a snack.  I think keys, a small wallet, and some lip gloss will fill her nicely!
Then we both took some time to smell the roses.  It was a wonderful first meeting!  I cannot wait for our first date out of the house!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Photo Friday

Thanks to Christine over at From an Igloo I recently made this cute little Scrappy Clutch...

It turned out a little wonky but hey it was my first bag and my machine isn't that great at ruffling, better go find a ruffle foot for it.  Katrina and I have been drooling over the Hawthorne Threads site lately dreaming of all kinds of bags, clothes and yummy stuff we can make with all these fabulous fabrics...