Monday, July 28, 2014

Selfish sewing

Sometimes we need to put everyone else aside and be a little selfish! I did just that this weekend and made a shirt for myself. 

Pattern is from Go To Patterns and it is the Simply Lovely Dress. 
Fabric is a sheer simply silky print I got from Joann's. 

I did as a little length to it. And I realized afterwards I did the straps different. 

But I love the fit and comfort of it. 

I have plans for a maxi dress from this on another silky print, but this time a gradient dyed one. 

Have a great day and be sure to check the pattern out. 

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Reversible jump rope

There is nothing better than 2 dresses in one!

I have previously made the jump rope tunic for Lily. This time I made a reversible dress for Avry. I have to say I LOVE it. Even hubby complimented me on it. 
I thinks favorite part might be that in winter it will be perfect for layering. 

I thought this would be perfect for some boarder prints I had. 

I had one hoarded for 6-7 years. It is an old daisy kingdom. 

The other print is a red ridinghood. 

She wore it as soon as I finished it. 

The pattern is from Oliver and S and they are one of my favorites. There is a simple one button closure at the back. 

Sorry no modeling pictures. But trust me it looks cuter on her than it does the hanger. 

Have a great one. 

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Under garments for young girls

Being a young girl has got to be hard enough without having to find appropriate clothes. 
Lily is 9, this year she joined an Allstar softball team, her shirt was a little large and I felt I could see inside the arm holes. With her age I thought it appropriate to get her a sports bra for comfort and modesty. These were simple to find. 
However, in the recent weeks I woke up a little and purchased the American girl changing young body book. I also got to thinking I was around her age when I started to wear a bra. On a recent trip to the store I was mortified with the bra options for young girls. It was either padding or lace!  
Not something my young daughter needs. 
It is the same thing if you check etsy. 
I knew I had to get to work. 

I have mention tumble and twirl or mountain ash patterns before. This time I used gymnastics training wear separates 1

Her patterns are very easy and especially simple to modify. I picked out some scraps of fabric and stsrted to cut. Before I knew it I had 7 cut. 

A little bit of fold over elastic 

And some small bows and embellishments 

A few days like this. 

Ok only 2, but this is the end result. 

I did some shirring down the center front of half. Oh and added a purple one as were. 

Simple, not so plain. 

 Appropriate for a young girl. 

Comfortable fold over elastic and my girl is all set for a while. 
Sewing these was hard on my heart. I had to face the fact that my girl is growing up. 

Not sure I am ready. 

Have a great one.