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Tuesday, July 31, 2007

All in One Shorts Style!

This is a better view of the back of the All in One made in a shorts style! Zoë was not excited about taking this photo! My sweet Zoë! This is a size 5/6.

Monday, July 30, 2007

White pant All in One!



Here is my All in One pattern again! The bows are a little too big for this size and I made this one as a pant all in one instead of a short/capri all in one with no ruffles. This pattern is so easy! I just need to fine tune a couple more details with the pattern and it is finished and ready for a PDF!! How exciting!!
(And "Buzz" had to be in the pics as well!!)



Saturday, July 28, 2007

Almost There!







Almost there! In yestrday's post I said I would make my All in One outfit with a print fabric and some ruffles at the bottom of the pants leg.....I did neither! Too many children demanding too much of my time so I had to cut my sewing time short.....but that's Ok because they are the reason I sew anyway!


I really wanted to post a pic of a finished All in One with ruffles and flowers but I am so excited about this outfit that I just could not wait. I ended up using a very thin thin flannel that I had in a drawer. I was using too much of my good fabric. I am not quite done though, I have to perfect some more details with the pattern but I am happy the way it is turning out.

Running over some "bumps"

I made another one of my All in One outfits. I am running into some bumps with this one! But that is not going to stop me! Praise God!! I am putting this aside to make my girls a white halter dress top to go with the white pants I made them last month. I want to take a picture of all the children in white! Those pics always come out so nice especially the sepia ones!

Friday, July 27, 2007

Designing a Pattern!


I have the SEWING BUG!!!!! This morning I have been designing and creating an All in One Outfit! This is my third time sewing one this morning. I am, of course, breaking a lot of the "sewing rules" but it came out so cute!! The details are not complete but pretty close. The back is elastic around the back and the front is a halter style. And the best part about this outfit is that it takes less than an hour to make and I have made it super easy! I hope to fine tune it this weekend and show another picture of a print fabric and I am going to add some ruffles at the bottom of the pants.


All of this designing and creating is inspired by Nanette from Nanoo Designs who has her Annette reversible dress pattern on You Can Make This!

Saturday, July 21, 2007

My Next Project!

My next project is to actually put my dress top pattern on a PDF and sell it on ebay and or put it on YCMT! This is totally inspired by my friend, Nanette, who has her Annette dress pattern for sale on You Can Make This!


There are a couple other patterns I would like to design and sell: my drawstring purse/tote/diaperbag, and two more children's clothing items that I have been thinking about. I just need to make the time to do this right!

Yay, Nanette!!

My friend Nanette from Nanoo Designs has her Annette dress pattern on
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I have posted about this pattern before and love it! It is so easy to make and it is reversible! And you can easily add your personal touches to make it your child's own style!

Little tidbit: My daughter, Rose, is one of the models!! Click link above and go to What's New. The picture above is not the dress. This is just the link to You Can Make This!

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

My Girls!

I've already posted about these outfits but I did not have a pic with them wearing them so I decided to take their picture!

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Contest/Giveaway!

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Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Outfits almost finished!!

This is my precious daughter, Rose. She loves to try on the clothes I make for them. She and my other daughter, Grace, are my "girly"girls!! I love that!!

This is my beautiful niece, Mia! Doesn't she look so cute! I am making four complete outfits: three for my youngest daughters and one for my niece who turned three in May. (This is her belated birthday present!)
I now have two all time favorite dress top patterns: one is my friend, Nanette's, Annette dress pattern and two is my dress top pattern. Both are so easy to make and so easy to add your own inspirations and creativity to it whether it is a ruffle at the bottom, a small outline ruffle on the top of the bodice, an applique, a pocket, or a flower. Whatever it is, it just adds to the beauty and simplicity of these patterns!
This particular pants pattern is also my favorite! It is so diverse! I can make shorts, pajamas, gauchos, or pants, add ruffles, cuffs, or just leave a small hem. I can make all these different bottoms for my daughters with just one pattern or I can use the same pattern and make some bottoms for my sons!
This is just a fun way to sew sensibly while making cute custom clothes for my family!

Sunday, July 1, 2007

Busy Sewing!

I have been busy sewing! Friday night I went to my sewing group! I love that group. We are small but it is so fun to connect with others who have your interest! Thanks, Nanette!!

I started these dresses Friday night and finished four of them Saturday morning. I designed this pattern and it is SUPER EASY and SUPER CUTE!! I am thinking about creating an eBook of this pattern and selling it on ebay. We will see! My friend, Nanette, has an eBook coming soon to You Can Make This! (banner at top or to the right sidebar). Nanette's is the Annette dress pattern that I use all the time! Super Easy and Super Cute, too!!

Today, I will start the pants.

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