Monday, January 28, 2013
Another fun thing I made from this adorable little girl dress. Have you seen those tutorials floating around pintrest for the boot socks? All they do is cut off the sleeves of a sweater and use it to peak out of the top of a boot. I actually have some fun boot socks but I never wear them because they are soooo hot and rarely am I wanting to wear something that warm all day. So perfect solution. Remember how I cut off the end of the sleeve to make the sweet little sweater dress? Voila, boot socks. It's awesome because all you do is add it to were the top of your boot is and it gives the appearance of boot socks without making you so dang hot. Love it! And Kambria loves that we are wearing the same dress without being exactly the same :)
Friday, January 25, 2013
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Monday, January 21, 2013
Friday, January 18, 2013
Well I am equally excited about the fun stuff I was able to make for myself out of the scraps ! The dress had a very 90's large neck which I cut off when I made the dress. But, I couldn't bring myself to throw it out because it really was cute. It had buttons running down it and was a fun grey knit. I didn't love it as a piece for a dress but I thought Ohh I could make a fun Snood :) I've been wanting to try one for a while.
One of my favorite blogs Cotton & Curls has 5 tutorials for snoods and they are all way cute. So check it out for an awesome tutorial (or 5 awesome ones:).
I'm excited about my new Snood and Kambria is excited that we get to be same same without being same same ;)
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
I folded the sleeves in to show the seams along the body of the dress and simply cut along it. I added about an inch extra on either side for seam allowance and to make sure it would fit for a while. I also wanted to leave a little extra just in case the knit started to come undone before I could sew it.
Then, flip your new pieces inside out and pin along both sides. Sew or serge all the way up making sure you stop at the armpit so that you will be able to add sleeves later.
Next, lay the sleeve you cut out, over the sleeve pattern you are wanting to use and cut it out. If the dress you are refashioning doesn't have sleeves you can use the fabric you cut off or make it sleeveless. Be creative! In this case I chose not to make the sleeves thinner. I know how my girl likes it and she doesn't like the sleeves too tight. So I decided to go with comfort. All I did was cut off some of the length.
Next pin the sleeves to the dress and sew or serge them on.
Once you have sewn up the sides and attached the sleeves the dress should end up like the picture below.
Fold over the top of the neck, back and sleeves about and inch and pin all the way around. Sew all the way around leaving a small opening and add some thin elastic. I just add the elastic and watch it getting smaller and eyeball it. Once you get the size you would like cut the elastic and sew the 2 ends together. Then sew your hole closed that you used to put the elastic in and your done.
I did tie a ribbon around the waist to break it up a little.
It turned out so adorable! And she loves it which is always a bonus :) Don't throw out all the scraps. In my next post I will show you the fun stuff that I made for myself out of the scraps! Love it!!
Monday, January 14, 2013
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
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Monday, January 7, 2013
Friday, January 4, 2013
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Deja got some money from her grandparents for Christmas. So, today I took her to Walmart so she could pick something out. She was looking for a Brave Doll but saw this kids sewing machine & literally started jumping up and down. I swear I didn't even try to coax her. I am so proud. :) I'm excited to start teaching her how to be a little seamstress. She's already asking if she can sell stuff in my boutique :) love this girl!