Wednesday, August 25, 2010

The cutest models in the world...

Here are a few pictures of my nieces wearing some dresses I made them. Here is the yellow dress I posted last week. The straps were a little long. When Abby was taking her nap I adjusted them up a little. This dress is a little long, but I think I like it like that. Plus that means she will be able to wear it longer =)

Here is a pillowcase dress I made earlier this summer. I never took a picture of it so I couldn't post it. But here is a picture with Emma wearing it. I added the ruffly strip and flower at the bottom to add some extra cuteness. She was really not wanting to take a picture and this face was made in between crying. Maybe one day soon I can get a closer picture of the ruffle and flower.

When I get a picture of Abby in the orange dress I will post that too. I can't wait to see how it looks on her!

My posting might become even more scarce (if that's possible, I haven't been doing so good since the move) because we will finally be moving into our own house!!! Yeh! Everything we own will be under one roof instead of scattered in 5 different places (and that's not an exaggeration!). Hopefully, this time next week we will be out of our rental and making our new home ours.

Best wishes!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Summer Fun Dresses

Such sweetness!

Here are a few more projects that I have been up to lately. These were so easy and quick to make. This first one was kind of an uh-oh, but I like how it turned out. It is slightly long on Abby, but I fixed that and hope to have pictures to show you soon. I went to visit my sister and her son and daughter yesterday. While the kids were napping I got a hold of this dress to shorten it a bit. On each side and in the center of the front and back, I sewed a basting stitch the length it needed to be shortened. Then I pulled it tight creating ruffles and then tied the thread off. It resembled a roman shade. I think it will look much cuter than this long dress.

The yellow dress is adorable on her. It is a bit long too, but she will be able to wear it for a while. I used this tutorial here which is very easy to follow. This is the dress I was trying to make with the orange fabric, but I cut my fabric the wrong size. Oops. Oh well, I think it turned out cute. I love the cross over straps on the back! Ok, back to the yellow dress. I don't have any pictures of Abby wearing it, but maybe soon. Instead of standard, flat straps, I created ruffled straps which I think turned out really cute. And of course, the fabric flower was added for some extra cuteness.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Have you heard????

Have you heard about the new craze? The Silhouette? I have been hearing about it, but I had my eyes set on something else. Well Amy over at The Idea Room has a giveaway on a Silhouette. So I decided to check it out and see what all the fuss is about. I really like it. I think I might change my mind and ask for one of these for Christmas. (Please Santa I have really been good this year!) This bad boy can create vinyl lettering, it has a heat transfer tool so you can make really cool, custom t-shirts or pillows. You can also use it for glass etching, which I think is awesome! Check it out sometime, you might find a new best friend too!