Friday, February 1, 2013

PR&P Love week!

Last minute I know! Like always, I waited till the last minute. I started this outfit in my head weeks ago!, but didn't actually physically start on it until yesterday morning! Finished right when the sun went down! That's why the photos are so yucky... Oh well, here you are. My love inspired outfit. I made this skirt with real pockets (my first time!) and a ton of topstitching. I'm absolutely IN LOVE with this skirt! Seriously! I also made it with an adjustable waistband, (still first time) and my girly painted her shirt herself. Well, with my help. :)

Here's some taken this morning...

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Baby Boy's Suit! PR&P

Okaaay..... So I wasn't planning on joining this week for boys week. I mean, when we got the themes I had all my ideas ready to go, but then... well you know how it goes. I knew right off the bat that I wouldn't be able to do anything for the stripes and polka dots week, but had hoped I would be able to squeeze something in for this week. Especially since I really really needed motivation to make something for my baby boy! I've always wanted to try my hand at a suit. We wear suits to church every service, so... they're pretty high in demand here. Well, the boys wear the suits lol. And I have 3 Boys! A big ole 11 year old, a 9 year old, and then there's my baby at 21 mos. So I did just that, I SQUEEZED in a project for this week. Within a few hours... Started a little before dinner, and finished like 10 minutes ago @11:30pm. Hence the awful awful photos! I will add some more, with a handsome beau inside of it, but for now, here you go... A church suit!
P.S.... Those buttons aren't crooked, I guess I should have straightened the jacket out a little better... and maybe ironed it?... Lol.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

PR&P Party dress remix

Well, here is my Party dress remix for the project run and play sew along! I love love love the way it came out! The pics do not serve it justice. I had a very difficult time with the pics for this dress because 1. cranky daughter 2. terrible awful lighting 3. rushing 4. my camera has been acting funky... ok... everybody else, and everything else has the blame. so there.
Ok, for the remix, I remixed the dress by changing the buttons to a zipper, my girl likes zippers better than buttons, I made the skirt fuller, I added sleeves (which by the way it was crazy hard) I also opted for a faux leather skinny belt with a cute bow in the center ( I love the belt, I made it like a real belt, with a buckle, and eyelets) I also made the headband to match the same way! The color is a pale pink, and I added white trim along the sleeves and around the hem of the skirt. OH! I also for the first time did a blind hem for this dress! It looks so neat! Anywhoo, now for the photos! :)

Thursday, January 5, 2012


So, I really really wanted to participate in the june bug dress remix with
Project run and play And, I just barely had time to finish it, and photograph it... today... as in... it needs to be posted by the morning tomorrow... yeah... cut it close.
So I went really simple, and used a higher end dress as inspiration.

Instead of a gathered waist, I went with a few pleats on each side of the waist. Instead of puffed sleeves, I went with fitted 3/4 length sleeves with cuffs (which I loved)

I did make a collar for this dress, but decided that I liked it better without. I've seen some amazing dresses already, so its safe to say that I'm pretty nervous about the competition, but I'm okay with that, because I just looove this dress. And, hey, it's not about winning, or anything like that, I just wanted to play, and I'm super excited that I could be a part of the fun!
Yikes... this girls got some attitude. Haha. Strike a pose hannah bear! P.s. Tomorrow is this little girls 3rd birthday! Yay! Chuck e cheese here we come (wish me luck).

Also noticed... she's in need of new black shoes. Haha.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Cross my heart Dress Pattern FREE!

I do not have a tutorial for this dress. I'm just waiting for the perfect fabric to come along, at a good price, cause the hubbs gave me the Look after I told him how much I spent the last time I was at joanns. So,.... new fabric is gonna have to be snuck in, and can't make a noticible dent in the wallet. Ha. So, for those of you who can sew already, here is a free pattern for you. Cross my heart in a size 3T. I accidentally made this a tad bit too short. And for the skirt of the dress, it's just a gathered tube. I figured I shouldn't make you print a bunch of pages, just to make a simple gathered tube. I WILL make a tutorial, but I just don't know when, so enjoy the little I have to give for now!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Baby Visor Tutorial


Okay, So maybe this is more like a toddler visor, but you could really make this for any age child. My 8 year old wants one next, and he's gonna get it. I've already tried one for him,a nd it looks great. So anywhoo, here's the tute. i'm almost embarassed to call it a tutorial because it's SOOOO easy. If you don't like tutorials with pics, then don't try to follow this tute. I took a bunch of pics. It's always easier for me to follow by seeing, so yeah.... there's lotsa pics. I don't have a pattern for this, but maybe next week I'll scan my template, and post it here. I just traced a baseball cap bill for mine. Okay, here we go!...
1.) You will need some scrap fabric for the bill, and a strip of fabric at least 4 inches wide, and 16 inches long. Some scrap interfacing, and elastic. (oh yeah, and thread to match)

Cut 2 pieces out of the bill fabric. (it's always helpful if you iron your fabric first) I of course do things the hard way, and tried to cut straight with wrinkled fabric. Not so easy.

And now we should have 2 pieces of our visor.

Iron on interfacing to both of the pieces. I just used what I had, which was lightweight interfacing, and I think It made the bill stiff enough for my little girl. For my big guy though, i might have to use a heavier interfacing.

Cut a strip of fabric measuring 16" long, and folded halfways, measures 1 3/4 '' Fold each end out.

See here, it's folded in half, and is 16" long (minus what I folded) and is 1 and 3/4 wide.
Once you're done ironing this strip, place a pin, or mark on your fabric 3" from each end. This will be the gap where the bill fits in.
Start sewing from one end to the pin, then stop and back stitch, and start again from the pin to the other end. (are you getting it? Am I totally bad at explaining myself here? )

Stop at the pin, or where you marked, and backstitch.

Then start at the next point, all the way to the end.

Now onto the bill, put your 2 pieces front sides together, and sew around the front of the bill.

Flip your bill right side out, then press.

Here's how our strip looks with the gap in the middle for the bill.

Turn this baby right side out too.

I ironed the strip flat too. Then I top stitched the bill around the front.
Now start pinning your bill inside the top. Make sure only about half an inch is going in before you pin. Go with the curve.

Once you've pinned, start sewing as close to the edge as you can. (please ignore my wobbly stitching)

This is what it should look like now.

Lookin good! Almost done!

I cut a 4'' piece of elastic. And pinned it inside of one of the ends (here's where you can make it smaller if you want.)

Sew it nicely and neatly.

Then do the other side the same way.
You're DONE!!!!
Other options:
embellish or embroider fabric strip before sewing.
Instead of elastic, use a ribbon, and tie it on.
Make the strip really long with pointed ends, and you can tie that too!
Pin a flower on it! (always cute)
Top stitch the whole bill like a real cap.
And on, and on....

I hope it was understandable. I really tried hard. I know it's pretty easy, and almost self explanitory, but when I looked for a tutorial, I couldn't find one, so I thought I'd share my version! Please comment, and let me know if I should keep on trying this kind of stuff, or if I should never again try to share a tutorial! :)

Thanks again!!

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