Thursday, December 10, 2009

The Dora Dress

I was just watching Dora The Explorer with my daughter, and fell in love with her dress. I tried to find a picture, but I couldn't find one of the whole dress. I want to make this dress for my daughter for Christmas! I think I will change the sleeves to a bell sleeve, but the skirt is what I love. Imagine those sleeves in layers all the way up the bottom of the skirt. I think there was 5 layers. So cute. I better get sewing, I will show you the dress when it is done!!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Sewing Classes

I am teaching sewing lessons, and looking for new students.
Any age is welcome from 8 years and up to adults.
any skill level is welcome. Learn to sew the basics, and work your way up to advanced sewing.
Classes have 1 -2 students in each, a lot of hands-on help from me.
If you are interested, or know of anyone, please contact me. I will give a discount to you if you find a friend for the same class.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Halloween Fun

Here are a couple ideas from years past for some fun halloween costumes.

Dorothy and the Tin-Man.

Dorothy is made with a gingham fabric where the pattern alternates at the waist and hem. The dress is one piece with the diaper cover underneath to match. And she can never go without her red sparkly shoes. The shoes were hard to find in such a small size, so I used a black pair of babydoll shoes and added red glitter to them with just your basic Elmers glue. And yet again, I cannot make anything girl, without a bow!
The Tin-Man is made in a silver stretch fabric, and zips up the back. At each joint is a hinge that is attatched with buttons. The hat is made from a funnel that has been spray painted silver. This Tin-Man already found his heart!! These costumes were made from Simplicity 4024.

If you have seen Veggie Tales, you will recognize these costumes! Above is Bob the Tomato. Bob was made with red felt. The eyes are lightly stuffed to stick out, and the nose was stuffed to jump, with a large smiley face below. The neck and hem of this costume have elastic in them to hold it in place, and give it the round look with the hem landing at the hips. Red tights and a green leaf bow accent the costume very well. The bow is made from felt and ribbon.

Larry the Cucumer was made similar to Bob the Toamto, minus the elastic at the hem. This costume ends just above the feet, and is still very easy to walk in!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Getting ready for Halloween

Last year I made this cute costume for my beautiful model!! She didn't like it at all, and refused to wear it. Luckily it still fits, tight, but fits!! So she is ready for Halloween already!The costume was made in fleece with a zipper down the back. Ribbon are looped around the head for a mane and at the end of the tail. To add the girly look, we had to add the pink!! Pink ears, feet, and pink bows on the ear and tail!! If you have any cute Halloween ideas, let me know!!

Thursday, April 30, 2009

What a Blessing

I thought I should show you one of the projects that I had finished about a month ago, and just been slow sharing it. A good friend of mine just had a beautiful baby girl, and asked for me to make her a blessing dress. This dress is made with white cotton fabric, and accented with lace trim and ribbon. The dress is a traditional length, with a peter pan collar and baby doll sleeves. It is always fun to sew a beautiful dress, so I thought I would share it with you.

And of course, a dress can't go without a bow to match. Sorry the pictures don't look very professional, I am much better at sewing than I am at photography!! If you are any one is interested in a custom blessing dress, I would love to give you a quote on a price.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Volunteers Needed

I am needing a few volunteers to help me out. I'm finishing up some patterns that I would like to sell, and I need anyone willing to give them a try. Before I start to sell the pattern, I would like to know if it is easy to follow. I am giving the pattern to those who are willing to help me, for free. The only thing you will need to buy is the fabric and extra supplies. Here are the patterns below, these are quick pictures, so if you have any questions please let me know.

The Big Bag

This bag is a really simple, perfect for beginners.

Skirt with 3 layers
This is also a really simple pattern that is good for beginners. The pattern is for all sizes, toddler up to adult. The size you see here is for a 9-10 year old.
Skirt with 2 layers
This skirt has a lining in it, to act as a slip. It is accented with the ribbon for extra fun. The size here is for an adult, but can also be made for any size.
A multi pocket apron
This apron has as 3 layers of multiple pockets. Great for the multi-tasker. This was a really fun apron to sew.
The divider Bag This bag is an average size, with a divider in the middle. It is a sturdy bag to help carry it all. The Jogger/Stroller Blanket This is really one of my favorites. We recently moved to a colder climate, and I love to be able to go for walks. I hate taking a blanket and having it fall under the wheels of my jogger. So I decided that I needed a blanket that the straps of the jogger would fit through. The back of the blanket has the correct placement of holes for the straps of joggers, car seats, and strollers to fit through. The bottom of the blanket has a cubby for a childs feet, and then it wraps around them, and straps with a button or velcro. This blanket comes in 2 sizes. Baby and toddler. The size you see here is for toddler, and I can fit my 2 and 4 year old inside. If you are interested in helping me out, you can get ahold of me a couple ways. Leave a comment below, email me, or contact me through my etsy button. I will be needing a couple people for each pattern, and encourage any sewing skill levels. Thank you for your help! Shannon

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Sale Sale Sale

I am having a Sale on all my things!! check them out, go to my etsy link!!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

This is such a fun dress, I have had a bunch of requests to make this dress, that I thought I would sew more so you could see the fun possibilities. All of these dresses below are for sale, or I can make one with fabrics of your choice.
Fun peasant dress made with cotton fabric. This dress can be made from toddler sizes up to size 8 for girls. The sizes you currently see are all to fit 3-5 years old. Sleeves and belt accent the dress. And of course a bow to match.
In an earlier post I had the price at $40.00, I am now selling them for $30.00.
I will be making a pattern to sell for these dresses, if you are interested please contact me. It is a super fun and easy dress to sew.