Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Size test.

Do you ever get an idea that you just can't shake, and have to execute as soon as possible?  I do, too much.  Sam is growing out of his current t-shirts and doesn't currently have any shorts, so I decided to do a quick run through of these patterns before I cut a stack out. 

I haven't tried the Sunny Day Shorts before because honestly, I thought they were boring.   Yeah, maybe they are boring, but they are perfect for a beginner, fit just as I thought they would and were a great quick sew with lots of customization possibilities.  Plus, you can't beat a price tag of $0. 

I made these in a size 2t and kind of panicked that they would end up too big, but really, they are perfect.  I managed to get them from a weird sized scrap I held on to for a 'just in case' that I didn't ever think I would actually use, so it kind of is like they were free, ha! 

The t-shirt is my go-to Oliver and S School Bus T-shirt in a straight size 2t also.  Again, I thought I'd end up setting it aside for a while, but it fits just fine.  A little long, but that's how I want things to start- I can't keep up with growth spurts sometimes!

I added a heat transfer vinyl to the shirt I cut with my silhouette, so much faster than freezer paper, ha!

Monday, February 22, 2016

Bohemian Babydoll Dress.

I recently bought the Elegance and Elephants Bohemian Babydoll Dress after thinking about it for a long time.  Not sure why I didn't buy it sooner, probably because I already have a million dress patterns, but I am so glad I finally did.  

I made a size 4 width with a 5 length and it is just perfect.  

There are no closures but it still goes on and off with ease, sometimes tops without closures can be tricky to get in to.

George was so excited it was the same fabric as their Playtime Dress they always fight over, this way they each got to wear a dress from it was her thinking.  But what she doesn't realize is, it will soon be too warm for long sleeves.

I really love the silhouette of this dress and it's slight hi-lo hem.  I am sure I will be making more of these soon.

Tea party dress.

It is getting nice around these parts, so it is time to start with the warmer weather sewing.  

I have been seeing these adorable dresses pop up in the Facebook sewing world, so I decided to finally give it a shot.  It is the Tadah Tea Party Dress in a size 4.  I messed up when cutting out the skirt and had to re-cut one portion of the skirt, it didn't quite fit so I had to cut the whole skirt a little shorter than it was supposed to be.

 It is still pretty adorable, though!  I used the boat neck front, scoop back and circle skirt.  Iz loved it and wanted to try it out immediately.

It fits well, but I can't vouch for the instructions.  I read through them and decided to make it my preferred way, not that they were bad or wrong, I just like doing things in a certain order.

I love the back, and it still gives plenty of coverage, IMO.

She couldn't stop twirling, and I can't blame her!

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Two plus two.

It has been so long since I've made this cute little number, in fact, the last time was over three years ago.  Why, why did I wait so long?  I forgot how much I absolutely adore the shape of this blouse.

This is a size 4 lengthened a bit to approximately a 5 in Riley Blake with some random solid I had in my stash.

See what I mean about the shape?  I love how it's more fitted around the chest and looser around the middle.

I went boring and just did white buttons down the back.  Nothing spectacular.  I thought about trying to match one of the pink/peaches, but it's a pretty busy top already.

I am thinking about maybe trying to lengthen it to a dress, not sure how it would affect the shape, though.  I don't want it to look awkward.  Either way,  I will definitely be making this one again soon.