Saturday, January 23, 2016

Foxy Pajamas!

     I bought this great knit fabric from my new favorite knit fabric site, Girl Charlee. I bought this cute fox fabric thinking I'd make matching t-shirts for me and my little one, or maybe a dress. But something stopped me.....I stared at the fabric for a month or so contemplating my next project.I knew it would come to me eventually, and it did!

    I have always wanted to try to make pants with pockets, and I found the best pattern for that from True Bias. I quickly purchased the kid and adult patterns. It was instant gratification because it was a downloadable pattern, and I could get started right away!

Snip, Snip!

Sew, sew!


Ta daaaaa!


Look at that pocket detail!
I'm quite proud of myself!


They looked so comfy and on trend. 
I decided that putting in the draw string waist was not necessary for Olivia's pants. 
I opted for just an elastic waist.


I'm so proud of those pockets!!


They looked so comfy in fact, that with the left over foxy fabric, and some solid knit fabric I had in my hoards of fabric, I had enough to make comfy pants for myself and my husband. Grey for Kenny, and Navy for me. It was perfect for going out for a family dinner! All of us in or foxy comfy pants, it was great!

We go for comfort in this family :)


See you next time.



Friday, January 8, 2016

Polka Dot Frumpy to Fab!

Here is a fun polka dot dress I found thrifting.
 It was super frumpy but I knew I could change that!

It came with some heavily sewn in shoulder pads.

These shoulder pads are sewn in there tight! 
Time to get the seam ripper!


Buh Bye!

The sleeves were too long and needed a trim.
So was the bottom length. That got a chop too! I used my pinking roller to avoid fraying.

Snip!....I mean...roll...

I thought I'd try a little bias tape to fancy it up a bit.


I sewed the sleeves and bottom hem 
with the bias tape, like a sandwich.
 I'm pretty sure that's not how you do it buuutttt,
 I did it anyway.
 It was not a super difficult refashion, 
but it made a big difference.

I was trying to get good lighting outside, 
but it was FREEZING!!!


I wanted to show you the sleeves but,
 OH MY IT WAS COLD!!

OK!!!! Quick take the picture!!!
SOOOOO COLD!!!!


Now, That looks a little better!



See you next time!




Sunday, January 3, 2016

Winter White Dress

I found this tablecloth at the thrift store for $2.99.
You cant buy that kind of lace yardage for that!
 It had a slight stretch to it too! What a score!

I had this off white very thin sweatshirt material
 I purchased from an estate sale for $2.00.
I traced a t-shirt pattern and extended it
 to create an A line dress.


I cut the tablecloth in the same shape,
 but I made it slightly larger. Sally the cat could not get enough! She loved it just the way it was.


I sandwiched the two pieces of lace
 between the off white fabric,
 pinned and stitched all four layers together.


I sewed the sides of the knit separately from the lace.
The only place the two layers were attached were the shoulders and the neck.



I stitched the neck together with a 
tightly spaced zig-zag stitch. 
Aside from the shoulders and neck,
 I sewed and treated them as separate 
dresses when I hemmed it up!


Not bad for $4.99 and made by ME!
This was the perfect wearable creation for 
my Sister-In Law's
 Winter White Girls (after)Christmas party!


A bit of white sparkle in the make-up was a good touch.
My bangs are too long, so I pinned them back.

The guys went out too! Quick selfie with the hubs!
Yum!

Why is this stuff soooooo good!????

I had a blast with these gorgeous gals!


See you next time!