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Last Weekends Projects

March 25, 2011

It just seems that my weeks keep getting away from me, I can’t believe it’s Friday already.  I took these pictures last friday, amazingly before I wrapped them up for the baby shower.  But then I started washing all my fabric, and we went to InstaCare again, and I made a March Madness dress for Creamie and I kind of got sidetracked.  So here they are.  I’m going to link them up to Sew&Tell at Amy’s.

summer dress

First up I made this little sundress for my cousins soon to be born baby girl.  For the dress I just kind of winged it… It’s really only three rectangles sewn together and some elastic thread magic. Easy Peasy. For the matching bloomers I used this tutorial, but next time I make them I will definietly be making changes.  They are about 3 inches too wide in the crotch and about an inch and a half not tall enough in the rise.  But it was a good learning experience.  I love how the dress turned out.  And I really like putting a big wide strip of trim along the bottom.  It’s also my secret for adding length to make the dress last another year.

little men

This little onesie (yeah, I’ve made a few of these so far!) is for another cousin who is having another child after 12 years of waiting.  I couldn’t be more excited for this little guy to get here.  And I am sure he will be the handsomest little guy in his stripey tie and suspenders. (Pattern from here)  I have a few more little baby dresses and shirts to work on this weekend.  And I should really just make a bunch and stock up.  Because in my life January and February babies always get the shaft.  I am worn out with Christmas sewing and never get myself put together enough to have something ready to go.  I am also working on a big secret commissioned Easter project that is turning out to be pretty awesome.  Have a good weekend, I’ll be spending it at the sewing machine.  Which will be awesome.

12 Comments leave one →
  1. March 25, 2011 11:48 am

    So cute! I love the little sundress, and I’m all about adding that band on the bottom, thanks to you. 🙂

    I’m so glad that you’re sewing again–at least one of us is. I’m not allowing myself to sew until we’re all unpacked here. *sigh*

  2. lacey permalink
    March 25, 2011 11:49 am

    so cute! you are amazing as always. 🙂

  3. March 25, 2011 12:04 pm

    So funny. I just bought the same fabric (as the bloomers) to make a baby gift. The gifts look great! What is magic elastic thread? You’ll have to teach me that trick!

    I hope both you and Creamie are feeling better. You have had a rough start to 2011. I’ve been meaning to write you to let you know you’ve been in my thoughts. I love to see that a truckload of illnesses can’t keep you away from your sewing machine!

  4. allyn permalink
    March 25, 2011 2:02 pm

    love the dress! i have had a spool of elastic thread for about 5 years now and haven’t used it. you have inspired me to find out how it really works. your choice in coordinates is adorable, too.
    too bad that onesie is hilarious.

  5. March 25, 2011 6:12 pm

    Love the outfits, especially the onesie! Too cute!

  6. March 25, 2011 9:16 pm

    Oh my gosh, I saw that onesie and nearly fell over! How creative!!

  7. March 26, 2011 3:04 pm

    holy cuteness batman!!! 🙂

    oh, and hi. 🙂

  8. March 26, 2011 3:34 pm

    Great dress and I just love that boy’s onesie!

  9. March 26, 2011 5:05 pm

    Wow, so cute! Love the onesie!!! The suspenders are so clever. 🙂

  10. March 27, 2011 8:30 pm

    Cute onesie with the tie! Stopped over from Sew & Tell

  11. March 28, 2011 2:44 pm

    these are adorable…but the tie and the suspenders beats all. so cute

  12. April 22, 2011 10:36 pm

    Absolutely adorable! Love the little bloomers! I want to make more sun dresses for my granddaughter!

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