Friday, November 27, 2015

Yes, Another Starry Night Dress

Remember these????

I still had some Vinny fabric left over from my husband. I love me some Vinny Van Gogh!
I decided to make yet another dress from this amazing fabric.
 I am more than happy to sport more Starry Night outfits around town. 
I just wore the Starry night dress last week to a wedding, and got lots of compliments. It was such a great feeling! My girl loves her dress too, and with the chilly weather here now, leggings and a sweater are perfect with her dress!
You can check out the details of the dresses HERE and HERE.

I had just enough fabric to make a simple t-shirt-y shift dress. But I only had enough left over for the front. Have no fear!!! I have plain black fabric that will be a great match for the back.
I traced a T-shirt and extended it down as far as the fabric 
length would let me.

Perfect with a sweater and boots! A great dress to wear the day before Thanksgiving break starts! I know we are ALL ready for a break!

Without the belt.

Looks better and more flattering  with the belt.

See you next time!

Monday, November 9, 2015

The Tooth Fairy Pillow

My baby girl tapped me on the leg "Momma! I have a looth tuufff!"  she said as she had her hand in her mouth wiggling a bottom incisor. My first thought was...
 "I need to make you a tooth pillow!"

I had a tooth pillow as a child, and I remembered it being a fun experience. When I was five, I really believed I saw the tooth fairy leave my room with sparkles trailing behind her.

Good timing too, because two days later she had 2 more loose teeth! Apples are going to be a problem for a while.

I have had this vest for quite a long time. I never wear it. 
This will do just fine to make
 a wonderful and shiny tooth pillow.
Nice vest. Better tooth pillow.

I took my pinking roller to it, and cut out the side with the zipper pocket. 
But, I realized I didn't get close enough to the front zipper to create a big enough pocket.
 Good thing there was another side.

After that small mishap I turned the rectangle inside out, and sewed up 3 of the 4 sides.

The vest had batting already on the inside, so stuffing it was not necessary. SCORE!!

I flipped the new tooth pillow right side out.
Look it has a built in zipper! Yay! 

I hand stitched the open side closed with an invisible zig zag stitch.

It's not perfect, but I think the tooth fairy will love it!!!

See you next time!