Friday, October 29, 2010
But really, I don't stand a chance. Not only are there some amazing dresses (I'm rooting for the yellow one with the sweet peter pan collar), but there are also some more popular bloggers that are getting all the votes. And in essence, it's a popularity contest. I knew that going into it. Oh well. But it's fun being picked and knowing that a lot of people have seen my design. That's a reward right there. :)
My next feat I did today. I had bought Zach a plaid shirt for Halloween (we were the Wizard Of Oz crew at our ward party - he was the Scarecrow. No, I didn't take any pictures.) and he wasn't ever going to wear it again. He said it wasn't soft enough (?). But I liked the pattern ok and figured it would be a good one to experiment with since it was only $2. So today I chopped it up and sized it down. I really need to get better at that. I always make everything just a little too small. But, that's why I'm practicing, right?
Here's the before:
Here's the after:
It's a start. Now I'll be keeping my eyes openned for fun button ups that I can "fix". What do you think?
And don't you like how the mess in the background evolved through the day?
And what's up with me wearing those boots in two different pictures??? I swear I'm not trying to make a fashion statement. They're more like slippers to me. Slippers that I wear...... everywhere..... all the time.....
Thursday, October 14, 2010
These are similar, but essentially two separate dresses. So I don't know why I'm doing them in one post.... other than to save time....
The tops would be the same blousy fabric with a slight puffed sleeve and a cowl neck.
Then I imagined a black high waisted skirt on one with a ruffle detail at one knee. Super fun, and as my friend said, "sassy."
The other dress would just continue with the blousy fabric all the way through and be belted at the waist. And pockets. :)
That's all!! I'll keep you all posted if I actually get anywhere with any of these (not likely, but wouldn't that be fun!?)
Thanks for looking!
Here's where my inner hippy tries to peek through. This dress is the same shape and chiffon fabric as the first dress, but with appliqued flowers and beading at the neck and hemline. Because really, what's more dainty than flowers and beading? My inspiration came from this Anthropologie top, which is to die for.
Again with the extra layer peeking out the bottom which adds a lot of movement to this one. And I love the idea of the flowers and leaves laying beyond the fabric at the neck and hemline.
Whew, are you getting sick of looking at dresses and reading my rambling yet??...
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Oh, or the other option - I may just keep it for myself. heh heh heh....
So the other day Zach tossed a giant hooded sweatshirt into my sewing room. I knew immeadiately I would turn the sleeves into sweatpants for one of the boys, but I figured the rest of the hoodie would just go on the scrap shelf. Pants out of sleeves is EASY. Seriously. I'll do a tutorial about it one day. We're talking, 15 minute project. Perfect.
Anyways, I made the pants and they were pretty cute, but I kept looking at the rest of the hoodie and thinking how cute it would be to have the huge kangaroo pouch pocket on the front of a little kid's sweatshirt. So I started cutting and staring and cutting some more and staring some more.... I really didn't think it would all work out in the end. I never do. I was scared that making it without sleeves would make it look girly, and I wouldn't know if it worked till this morning since I was doing all this at 11:00 last night.
Anyways, it worked and it is awesome. And Max loves it. I tried taking it off so I could put a sleeved shirt underneath, but he wouldn't let me take it off of him. And he LOVES putting his hands in the pockets. So cute. And such a poser: