Wednesday, April 28, 2010

I made another skirt today. It is from the same Etsy pattern mentioned in my last post.  It is such an easy pattern to make and yet it looks really cute and fresh and stylish.  I love it!  And you can see that the new owner does as well. 

I also made a dress for Barbie, with some leftover material.  No pattern, just built it on her.  That was easier said than done when it came to finishing this tiny garment.  But I think it is cute and my little girls loves.  That is all that counts. 

Close up of Barbie in her new stylin' dress.   
Cap sleeves, darts in front to show off her waist, gathered skirt is a bit poofy.  
Velcro closure in back.   Making a ruffled skirt for such a tiny waist is hard!

Sunday, April 25, 2010


The outfit turned out beautifully.  And the girl is gorgeous, too!

Finally! An twirly skirt and matching top

It took me a while but I finally finished the twirly skirt to match the Rosalie Ottobre top I made for my oldest daughter.  She picked out the fabrics and I think they look darling.  When she gets home from a playdate, I will take a picture of the whole outfit on her.

First, I used Chez Ami knit to make an Ottobre Rosalie shirt.  I blogged about it here, here, and here.

Then, I used this twirly skirt pattern from Tiedyediva and Monkeysbug on Etsy.   This is my first PDF pattern and it was very easy to use.  They did a great job writing it and the pictures were spot on and super helpful.  I highly recommend these two ladies' patterns.  Check them out!

Finally, I had enough fabric left over to make a dress for Wendy, my daughter's doll.  Since they look somewhat alike, I figured they should have a coordinating outfit.  Wendy's top is purple so I added some Valori Wells' fabric that tied the whole thing together.  All in all, a really fun project.   Next up, the same thing for the younger daughter, but in a cotton voile this time. 

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

I want to live in a fabric store

Lately, it seems like more and more beautiful fabrics are being released!  I want to buy them but, of course, that is impossible.  So, I have decided that I want to live in a fabric store when my children are all grownup.  I have it all figured out.  My husband can have one half of the house for his music and I will take the other half and turn it into a fabric store.  I will live and sleep there, surrounded by graphic beauty, plus some real flowers for ambiance, and I will just buy and sell fabrics all day.  What could be better!

In the meantime, for your viewing pleasure, this week's yummies!

Jennifer Paganelli has come out with laminates!

Her new poodle line is also debuting.

Patty Young and Michael Miller have knits of Patty's beautiful designs.
And if you look at the bottom of that post, she has two new girl's dress patterns.  I am in fabric and pattern heaven!

Meanwhile, I actually strayed into a real fabric store, Fourth Corner Quilts, and bought some lovely Kaffe Fasset and Brandon Mably to make a skirt for my darling almost 3 year old.  I chose two lovely  KF prints:  Persian Vase in Duck Egg and  Suzani in Magenta.   And I coordinated it with Scales in Blue from BM.  I will be using a cute PDF pattern from Tiedyediva on Etsy.

There!  A ton of links for you to look at. Now you know what I have been doing the last few weeks instead of sewing!  Shopping!   LOL!