Friday, April 27, 2012

Another Dress!

Hey guys sorry I missed yesterday! I swear I have 4 unpublished K.C.W.C. projects! It's crazy trying to get them done and modeled and then blogged all in one day! But I'm loving the progress I have made this week, guess that's the point right?! 

So still unpublished are two dresses that I have yet to buttonhole. It really sucks that my normal machine is such a pain in the a** when it comes to buttons. It's turns projects that are 98% done into projects that sit on my sewing desk for months then by the time I get around to finishing them they have out grown it. But I promise I'll get those buttons done, cuz I love the fabrics I used for both dresses! 

Today's dress needs a minor stitch in the v neck but other then that I really like it! I love the simplicity of it, Plus it's super soft because the white bodice portion is made from one of my old spaghetti strap undershirt. You all know you've got 'em too! This photo from Pinterest was my inspiration for the dress, I love how it was cute and simple, let the girl be the one that draws your eye not the dress!

This one is more gathered at the waist, I totally winged mine. No measurements were taken for this dress, totally guessed my way thur it while Sydney was sleeping. I think I'll make around, a bit longer this time and with a better V!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

DIY Kids PJ's KCWC Day 2!

I made Nathan 4 new pairs of pajama pants. It's warming up around here and he is growing like a weed so of course he had no pj's aside from the fuzzy footsies! I also made Sydney an adorable dress that I love, but I still need to put the button holes on it. My machine was bought at an estate sale and sadly the button holer was missing. So I have to drag out my older machine to button hole. Today I will do it because I plan to make a second item that requires buttonholes today!

But back to Nathan's new pj's. I tried to get fancy with them. All are slight different, but all basic pants. They come together really quick and I love that they have huge cuffs on the bottom to be let out as he grows!  Cuz that boy is a weed!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Well Day 1 of Kids Clothing Week Challenge went great! Both the kids actually napped at the same time for a decent amount of time. I was able to get a whole project completed, and it was the only one that I hadn't cut out ahead of time. I used these great Hurley men's board shorts I picked up at good will to make Nathan some board shorts!

 A simple refashion! I love the finished product! It wasn't to difficult and the board short material was great to work with on the serger and sewing machine!

All I did was trace a pair of swim shorts he has from Target for a pattern. I also took the pocket off entirely, would was so big it would have looked silly on Nathan! Lastly I took the tie closure off and reattached it to the mini versions so they looked more like they were actually un tampered with Hurley trunks! Not goodwill mommy hack job! :)

So tell me, are you sewing along too? I'd love to hear from you if you are!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Kids Clothing Week Challenge Time!!

Hey guys it's officially Kids Clothing Week Challenge Week! Yay! I'm planning on really doing it EVERY DAY this week! I even cut out all my fabric for 7 project this weekend! Now they are all ready so I can just sew, not messing around with pattern cutting and such!

I'm really looking forward to it! Sydney needs some summer dresses, Nathan needs some summer pj's. I'm going to try a few refashions maybe some swim shorts for Nathan after I learned what not to do with these ones, jeans turned into a jean skirt for Sydney, and one of my cute summer top from years gone by refashioned for Sydney! And then there are a few little loss ends of unfinished projects that I'm hoping to finish up this week too! So needless to say my goals are lofty! We'll see where I am at the end of the week! I hope I can post a project each day. But let's face it sewing for an hour a day, photographing the finished project and then blogging about it might not happen! But I'm for sure going to give it a try!

Any grand plans for you this week?

On an unrelated note, Nathan is officially riding a bike with NO TRAIN WHEELS!! He never used training wheels, thanks to his "Strider" bike! He is loving riding and I hope to post a video of him doing it this week. After I get Al to help me figure out how on earth to do such a thing! Have a great week everyone!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

DIY Ruffle Jeans

Have I mentioned it's great to be blogging about my sewing again!

These jeans are the cheap side of me coming out, along with the side of me that wants S to be the most fashion baby girl in town! She is very petite (lucky her huh) but with that comes its share of problems. Some of which are in her clothing. She is 16 months old and still rocking 6 month clothes for everything but jackets and pants. Because she is the right height for her age, which makes jackets and pants seem too short! I've tried 9 month pants and they are just too baggy! I don't like the way they look on her. So I got crafty and added eye lit trim to the bottom of her jeans! It added a good inch and a half to the length! Since it's spring and she is 16 months old I was not about to buy her new 6 month jeans! Low and behold her new (old) jeans!

Disclaimer: This is in no way my idea and I'm sure moms everywhere have been doing this since before I was even born!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Sydneys Easter Dress

Now I had planned on posting this before Easter of course! But that just didn't happen. So better late then never, right? You'll forgive me I hope!

This dress was made from a thrifted vintage cotton sheet so it is nice and soft. I used a t shirt pattern that I drafted here as a guide. Then just cut the neckline down to make it the square scooped neck. I added three snaps in the back to make on and off a breeze. The bodice is fitted (and fully lined) and with the skirt I was going for the twirly affect, and for the sleeves I was going for the gathered at the shoulder, full look!

 Over all I was pleased with it! I thought she looked darling on Easter with her little pink jellies (from old navy) and her little pink sweater!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Well Hello There!

Hi! Long time no talk! Sorry about that. I was side lined by rest bed for a bit, but I'm ready to jump back into blogging and sewing. Oh how I've missed sewing.  The bed rest issues is something I'd rather not discuss, all that matters is I'm back in the saddle now.

So much has happened over the last few weeks, good and bad. It has all really made me sit back and think about things. Sometimes that can really be eye opening. I'm so grateful for what I have. I don't feel like I express enough gratuity and I really want to work on that. I also really am working on my time management to cut back on stress. Pinterest has encouraged me to redo my laundry, what wasted space that room has been for the past 3 1/2 years! It's a great sized laundry room with a sink and only has the sink, the washer and dryer and 3 old kitchen cabinets. I could be use that room for all kinds of storage solution goodness! And I plan to make it happen!

So basically I'm back, with a renewed outlook on things. The time away has left me feeling ready for some changes, made me realize what is most important, and really isn't at all. I hope your Easter was wonderful. Tomorrow I'm going to be super lame and post about Sydney's Easter Dress! Cut me some slack okay!

Just because they are too cute! Please excuse the fact the Sydney looks like she rolled in the dirt!
Those were the carrots they left out for the Easter bunny!