Thursday, May 27, 2010

The Vogue inspired dress #2

Remember this dress I made last year? I had seen a Vogue pattern at Joann's and fell in love with this dress and decided to remake it for my daughter. This is what I came up with last year.

I decided to make another dress using the same style but tweaked it a little. I made an A-line skirt this time instead of gathering it. I think it came out so much better. I also added a button in the back instead of a zipper. Again, I like this better.

So, what do you think?

I really still do love that ribbon in the back. Next time I think I will try it without the ribbon and see how that goes.


Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Mary Engelbreit Quilt

Remember the pillows I made when I made this chair cover awhile ago? Well now it has a finished quilt to go with it!

My mother in law is a very talented quilter and has made numerous goregous quilts for many years. Last summer she was kind enough to give me a generous stack of her Mary Engelbrit fabric. :D

So I decided to use the ME fabric to make a quilt for my daughter.

I wanted to make pinwheels and have it wrap around the center block. Which by the way was the challenging part of making this quilt, getting the pinwheel blocks the correct size to fit perfectly around the center block.

Here is the finished ME Quilt! Tada!!

It was very hard to take pictures of the quilt because all my daughter wanted to do was just hangout on her quilt.

I used a tulip pattern to quilt it all together.

Here is a better shot of the tulip detail that I quilted.

I made this big enough to fit her full size bed when it is ready to transform.


Friday, May 14, 2010

J's Birthday/Easter Dress

A couple of months ago I went to JcPenny to get J's pictures taken. I wanted her to wear her birthday/Easter dress I made for her for the photo shoot. Problem was I wasn't done with it. I was still sewing on the zipper minutes before we had to leave. I didn't even get to hand stitch it closed. So I brought a backup dress just in case. She did ended up wearing it and luckily I brought my little scissors to trim off some of the dangling thread. Here are some of her photos from the shoot.

So that was March and last weekened I finally finished the dress and I even sewed on a couple of pockets. The dress is now finally done!


Thursday, May 13, 2010

A beautiful mess

One of my favorite blogs, Simplify, posted a photo of her messy sewing room.

Wish my sewing space could look this good.

photo courtesy of Simplify

I think this is the most beautiful mess I have ever seen. To me this room has exploded with vibrant cheerful colors and is screaming to me to go create.

Love it!