Saturday, March 26, 2011

A new dress for Spring

I had a lot of fun sewing this little spring number. I love the colors and the fabric- probably because they make me feel "springish" and I am SO sick of wintery weather. I used a McCalls pattern and added my own little touches.

(My little lady was happy to model it, she loved the ruffles and that it spun well.)
~by Elizabeth

Tuesday, March 15, 2011




I made these adorable pants and a skirt for my friend Scarlette (I have to admit I wanted to keep them for my self)

New Sash and Bow for Easter

Here's my little lady ready for Spring. I made her the white dress for Easter last year, and am reusing it this year, except with a new bow and sash. Her brothers are wearing green, navy, and white; so this is what I came up with to have her match. For her sash and bow I made rolled rosettes out of taffeta, the little blossom flowers out of organza (I singed the edges over a candle), and added some pearls for embellishment.


Friday, March 11, 2011

Snakes and snails and puppy dog tails...

That's what little boys are made of. Our family will be welcoming a new little boy this summer (our 3rd. 3 boys and 1 girl), so I have been busy sewing. It is still early, but I figure I better do it now while I still feel like it, since my motivation seems to go down the more this belly of mine grows.

My boppy pillow was in serious need of a new cover. I traced it to make a pattern. One side is polka-dots and the other is stripes. Most covers have a zipper closure, but since I hate sewing zippers I opted for ties instead. I really like how it turned out.

I've never used one of these car seat canopies. But I thought they seemed like a good idea, so I went ahead and made a reversible one.

Flannel blankets. Just 2 pieces of flannel sewn together.
I saw this idea online and loved it. So I got out the wonder-under and made this handsome little onesie.
Another flannel receiving blanket.
Burp clothes. I used flannel on one side and terry cloth on the other.
My babies tend to be very spitty and drooly, so I made bibs galore. These are cotton on one side and terry cloth on the other.

Now all I have to do is wait for this little guy to make his appearance!