In the Works..,

I’m cooking up a tutorial for this tshirt embellishment. Ironing out kinks, but should have it up soon. 
Get excited 😉

‘Cause it’s super stinkin’ cute.
(don’t mind the super bad photo taken with my cell phone & the tv room clutter – too lazy to haul out my big camera)

Summer Toddler Dress

Wow, it’s been a long time since I posted. I’ve been really sick for nearly two weeks, so I’ve been sewing a lot but not taking pictures. I seem to only have enough energy for one thing 🙂

Anyways, a few weeks back I picked up a new pattern to use as a summer staple for my daughter’s wardrobe. You know the kind that doesn’t take much fabric or time to make?  I rarely buy Simplicity patterns, but blast it all, they have the best toddler patterns. 
So the one I picked up is 3511, a square neck dress/top with flutter or elastic sleeves. It’s so easy – I’ve been making one a day (cutting out and all). I’ve had to stop because I ran out of fusible interfacing. Sad.
Hopefully I can get a few good pictures of the shirts and dresses up soon. I can’t promise too much, since my daughter and husband are fighting the same bug as me – my girl hates picture time when she’s healthy. I’m not sure how she’ll do if I try while she’s sick!

Getting Ready for Easter

Growing up, my Mom always got my sister and I new dresses for Easter. I’m pretty sure her mom did it, too. I’ve been driven to have the same happen for my daughter.
Last year, I spent too much money on a beautiful dress from Macys for her. he wore it a lot to make up for it!
This year, I spent $3 on her dress. Amazing, huh? I got the fabric and lace from my Mom’s stash (I think I had something made out of this eyelet). All I needed to buy was thread and a zipper. I also used the same pattern that I used for her Christmas dress, but left off the time consuming pleated sleeves. 
My girl sure loves her princess dress and won’t take it off. I love how she totally posed for me – usually she sees the camera and yells, “No say cheese, Mommy!”

This week LollyChops is doing Wallflowers Week and is show casing all kinds of flower crafts. She highlighted the fabric flower tutorial done by MollyChicken yesterday, which I was so excited to see. I’ve been trying to think of what to make for my daughter’s hair accessory to coordinate with her dress (last year I made a giant korker bow) and this was perfect! I didn’t like all the raw edges (she is, after all, wearing this ensemble to Church), so I zig zagged them. It didn’t make a huge difference, but I tried 🙂 Not sure what I’ll put in the center, but I love the way it looks.

Felt Rose Hair Clips

I stumbled upon this amazing site called the purl bee the other day and their adorable felt hair clip tutorial.  Such a quick and easy tutorial! It seriously took me about 20 minutes to make.

I’m not sure I love their pattern, but I need to go get some more felt before I can really start tweaking the pattern to suit my needs.  As you can see, all I had was the bright pink felt left over from last year’s Halloween costume. I’ll post my take on it soon…hopefully. My car has to get fixed before I can take any trips to the fabric store…..