Friday, April 30, 2010
Thursday, April 29, 2010
This could be a reusable treat bag, makeup bag, pencil case, wallet... so many functions. And very easy to make!
Monday, April 26, 2010
This type of dress has so many functions. It can be worn simply as a summer play dress. Also as a tunic with leggings or jeans or capri's. It would also make a cute swim suit cover up and even jammies. Although my little tomboy kept asking me last night where her pants were? My babe has gotten used to below zero temperatures this winter and expects to be bundled up wherever she goes!
Enjoy a few more shots of this cute dress. I promise... more to come!
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Saturday, April 17, 2010
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Generation T: Beyond Fashion: 120 New Ways to Transform a T-shirt (as mentioned earlier)
Except my version is something your child can actually wear. The version in the book has you sew the front and the back of the tee together to create a wall hanging pocket or storage organizer. While this still functions as 'storage' and an 'organizer' it's just wearable organization!
I took a scrap of knit fabric I had, which actually was a shirt from my husbands closet. So far he hasn't missed it! I sewed the rectangle to the back of the inside of the 'good' tshirt. I then measured out and sewed 9 individual pockets, forming a grid. After turning the tshirt back to it's right side, I measured and cut slits at the top of each pocket. Carefully cutting only the top layer, the orange underneath begins to peak through, also making this a functional 'hidden pocket' tshirt.
Jayden likes it to carry matchbox cars in it from room-to-room. Also, his ipod, mini transformers, snacks and I'm sure things he's trying to hide from me! The tricky thing for me is to remember to check all 9 pockets before tossing this in the washing maching. Lets hope the ipod does't make it to the spin cycle!!
The original design of the shirt is still there, but the stitched grid and subtle pocket openings create a decorative or handmade quality to the shirt.
This shirt comes with a WARNING! You'll be guessing what's in his pockets for days!!!
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
It took the bribe of a sucker AND Tom & Jerry for her to allow me to put this little pouf shirt on her! It was a pattern I created myself. Next time I'll tweak a few things. However, I'm pretty satisfied with how it turned out. This was my first time using double fold bias tape for straps. It's pretty simple. I love this fabric. It's an Alexander Henry print I've seen many times at the fabric store. It must have spoken extra loudly to me at the fabric store this last time! I will be making more like this. Now getting my princess to wear them..... that's the next thing!